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National Capital Region Benefits Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

Executive Director: Antione L. Waller

Antione Waller was appointed Executive Director of the Baltimore Regional Office in July 2014. As Baltimore Regional Office Executive Director, Antione is responsible for the oversight of delivery of compensation and Veteran readiness and employment benefits to over 383,790 Veterans and their beneficiaries living in Maryland and the surrounding counties.

In October 2016, Antione expanded his leadership responsibilities by overseeing the National Capital Region Benefits Office in Washington, DC. Prior to this position, Antione served nearly 4 years as the Executive Director of the St. Paul Regional Office and nearly 2 years as Director of the Wichita Regional Office.

In addition to the Baltimore/National Capital Region Benefits Offices, Antione also provides leadership and oversight to 15 satellite benefits offices located in Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia.

Antione was born in Salisbury, Maryland and received a Bachelor’s degree from Salisbury State College, Salisbury, Maryland in 1984. After graduating from college, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army from February 1985 to August 1989.

Antione is a 2010 graduate of the One-VA Senior Executive Candidate Development Program. In 2006, Antione graduated from the Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Director Development Program and Federal Executive Institute. He is an alumnus of the Leadership VA Class of 2003. Additionally, Mr. Waller’s professional accolades include the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Assistant Director: Lisa M. Green

Lisa Green was selected as the Assistant Director at the Baltimore Regional Office and National Capital Region Benefits Office in May 2021. She is responsible for the oversight of the delivery of compensation and vocational rehabilitation benefits to over 383,790 Veterans and their beneficiaries living in Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia. 

Prior to this position, Lisa served nearly 5 years as Veterans Service Center Manager of the Baltimore Regional Office/National Capital Region Benefits Office.

Lisa is a graduate of the Veterans Benefits Administration’s (VBA's) Leadership Development Program Class of 2014 and the 2017 Leadership Coach Program. She attended the University of Maine prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1988 serving as an Expeditionary Airfield Technician stationed at Beaufort, South Carolina.  As a result of an early in-service injury, Lisa joined VA under the Veterans Health Administration in 1992. 

Utilizing the Veterans Disability Employment program, she first was a temporary medical clerk, and four months later secured a full-time position beginning her career with VA. 

In 2000, she was selected as a Veterans service representative for VBA at the Togus Regional Office. Lisa served in a variety of positions within the Togus Maine Regional Office to include serving as a Supervisory Veterans service representative (coach).

She departed the Togus Regional Office when she was selected as assistant service center manager of the Baltimore Regional Office in December 2014.

Lisa is originally from Augusta, Maine. She is a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Service Organization and Women Marines Association. During her personal time, she enjoys conducting outreach to Veterans in her local area. Having lost her mother and a sister to Huntington’s Disease, Lisa performs a large amount of charity work for the Maryland Affiliate for The Huntington’s Disease Society of America.

She is dedicated to actively coordinating and participating in fundraising events and educating the community about Huntington’s in memory of her mother and sister. She is married with three grown children, grandmother of two and enjoys spending time with her Great Danes and Cane Corso.

Veterans Service Center Manager: (vacant) 

Veteran Readiness and Employment Officer: Nykeisha Grant 

Dr. Grant began her VA career in 2007 as a counselor intern at the Des Moines Regional Office, and in 2009 she was promoted to a counselor at the Hartford Regional Office. Looking to expand her knowledge and leadership abilities, Dr. Grant accepted a position as the VR&E Officer for the Hartford Regional Office in July 2013. She remained in this position until 2016, when Dr. Grant relocated to Washington, DC to be with her husband.

As a proven leader in the organization, Dr. Grant has served on various workgroups in support of VR&E Modernization. In 2018 she was selected to serve as a member of the VR&E Transformation Workgroup for VR&E Service. Her contributions assisted in laying the foundation for transitioning to an electronic platform.

Currently, she serves as a member on a workgroup with VR&E Service to address recruitment and retention of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors. Dr. Grant continues to share her knowledge by providing mentorship to newly appointed Assistant VREOs and journey- level VRCs. Notably, she was selected to serve as a mentor for VR&E’s inaugural leadership development program, Future Leader Development Program (2019).

Dr. Grant is a graduate of VA’s Leadership Enrichment and Progression Program (2019). She received a bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Claflin University. As a Rehabilitation Service Administration scholar, Dr. Grant obtained a graduate degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from South Carolina State University.

In 2010, she earned a doctoral degree from the University of Iowa, in Rehabilitation Counselor Education with a cognate area in Marriage and Family Counseling.

Dr. Grant loves to shop, spend time with family and friends, and watch NBA basketball. As she travels from state to state, she never leaves her bubbly personality and Southern Charm.

Chief of Support Services Division: (vacant)