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Providence Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

Executive Director: E. J. McQuade

E.J. McQuade was appointed Director of the Providence Regional Office  (RO) on July 28, 2016. Prior to this position, Mr. McQuade served as Director of the Togus (ME) RO from February 2014 to July 2016. Mr. McQuade served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as a Communications Officer from 1999-2005 and served in the USMC Reserve until 2012. 

Assistant Director: Zarina Chambers

Zarina Chambers was appointed Assistant Director of the Providence Regional Office (RO) on October 8, 2021.  Prior to this position, Zarina served as Chief of Financial Operations and Reengineering Division with the Office of Financial Management (OFM) from March 2018 to October 2021.  Zarina is a proud Navy Veteran.


IDES Rating Activity Site Manager: Kenneth T. Gareau

Kenneth Gareau took this position in July 2013. He is responsible for providing benefits to Veterans, Servicemembers, their families and survivors in Rhode Island and five counties in southeastern Massachusetts. He is responsible for administering $18 million in monthly benefits to more than 18,000 beneficiaries. He is a decorated Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Veterans Service Center Manager (Acting): Devin Gramitt

Devin Gramitt accepted this position in July 2021.  Ms. Gramitt began her VA career in 2008 as a Veterans Service Representative and helped stand up the Providence Disabiltiy Rating Activity Site (DRAS) in 2010.  She supported the Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) mission for over ten years as an Rating Veterans Service Representative, Assistant Coach, Coach, and Assistant DRAS Manager.


Veteran Readiness and Employment Officer: Nicole S. Robert

Nicole Robert took this position in February 2012. Before this, she was Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Hartford RO.