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Newark Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Michael P. Blazis

Director: Michael P. Blazis

Michael Blazis was appointed Director of the Newark Regional Office (RO) on Sept. 26, 2010. He administers more than $35 million in monthly benefits to approximately 42,211 Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors located in 14 New Jersey counties.

Daniel Umlauf

Vocation Rehabilitation and Employment Officer: Daniel Umlauf

Daniel Umlauf took this position in January 2012. He began his VA career in 2006 as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

Michael Bucolo

Veterans Service Center Manager: Michael Bucolo

Mr. Bucolo joined the Newark RO in February of 2009 and took his current position in March 2012.