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New York Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Director: Sue Malley

Sue Malley was appointed Director of the New York Regional Office (RO) on October 25, 2009. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Malley was Assistant Director of the St. Paul Regional Office (St. Paul, MN).

Assistant Director: Matthew Braiotta

Assistant Director: Matthew Braiotta

Matthew Braiotta assumed the position of Assistant Director for the New York Regional Office in March 2020.  He joined the VA as a Budget Analyst for the Office of Information and Technology at VA Central Office (VACO) in April 2005. He held a number of management positions during his career including Senior Program Analyst for PA&I.

Joe Corretjer

Veterans Service Center Manager: Joe Corretjer

Joe Corretjer took this position in October 2011. He has worked in the St. Petersburg Regional Office (St. Petersburg, FL) and the Newark Regional Office (Newark, NJ).

D'Laija S. Francis-Abdullah

Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Officer: D'Laija S. Francis-Abdullah

D'Laija Francis-Abdullah was appointed to this position in June 2017. She joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in June 2002 as a participant of the Student Career Experience Program, and was subsequently hired as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) in April 2003. Her technical, organizational and effective leadership abilities aided her in beginning a managerial career in March 2009.