Carol Roane was appointed to her current position as Assistant Director for the Portland and Anchorage VA Regional Offices in May 2016. As Assistant Director, Ms. Roane provides operational oversight for all operational aspects within the Anchorage Veterans Service Center and Vocational Rehabilitation divisions, as well as within the Support Services Division and Human Resources in Portland and Anchorage. Ms. Roane began her VA career in August 2001 when she accepted a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor position at the Portland VA Regional Office. She was selected as the Assistant Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) Officer for the Louisville VA Regional Office in July 2005 and promoted to the VR&E Officer in the same office in December 2006. In September 2008, she was appointed as the Assistant Director of Program/Project Management in VA Central Office, VR&E Service. She completed the Assistant Director Development Program in 2009 and was appointed to her previous position as Assistant Director for the Philadelphia VA Regional Office in March 2011.
Ms. Roane completed her Bachelor of Science in English and Communications through Dallas Baptist University before entering Air Force Officer Training School in San Antonio, Texas. She was commissioned as an Air Force Officer and served several assignments as a Squadron Section Commander, Executive Officer, and Information Management Officer while on active duty from 1985 to 1992.
Michael Rohrbach was appointed as Assistant Director for the Portland and Anchorage Regional Offices in December 2016. As Assistant Director, Mr. Rohrbach provides operational oversight for all operational aspects within the Portland Veterans Service Center and Vocational Rehabilitation divisions. Prior to his current position, Mr. Rohrbach held the position of Executive Management Officer for the VBA North Atlantic District. In that role, Mr. Rohrbach provided operational oversight, direction, and leadership in the efficient and effective delivery of benefits and services across 16 VBA Regional Offices and the Baltimore Human Resource Center.
Mr. Michael Rohrbach is a graduate from the University Of South Florida’s School Of Business. Prior to attending the University of South Florida, Mr. Rohrbach served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Kevin Kalama took this position in January 2006. He is responsible for administering VA’s Compensation program for Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Oregon. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Kalama served as the Veterans Service Center Manager at the Honolulu RO. He began his VA career in 1992 in California with the Oakland and Los Angeles ROs.
Melissa Bay was appointed to this position in June 2018. She relocated to the Portland RO from the Hartford RO in February 2017 as the Assistant Vocational Rehabilitation Officer. Melissa has worked for VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Services Division since May 2013. She began her career with VA as a Pathways student intern and accepted a position as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in August 2013. Ms. Bay received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), and her Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from CCSU. Melissa is also a 2018 LEAP graduate.