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Meet Our Leadership Team



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Acting Director: Tara L. Reynolds

Tara Reynolds began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in November 2002 as an Associate Counsel at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals.  In 2007 Ms. Reynolds was promoted to the position of Counsel. 

In February 2009 Ms. Reynolds began a detail position within the Appellate Group as the Board’s Training Coordinator.  Shortly thereafter, in November 2009, she was competitively selected for the role of Senior Counsel and Chief Training Officer of the Office of Learning and Knowledge Management.  As Chief Training Officer, she provided leadership and oversight for the training needs of 64 Veterans Law Judges and 320 attorneys.

Ms. Reynolds has also served as an Acting Veterans Law Judge since 2007.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Dickinson College in 1998 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Widener University School of Law in 2001.  Prior to becoming an attorney for the Board, Ms. Reynolds clerked for the Administrative Judge at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County in Annapolis, Maryland.

Ms. Reynolds is a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association and the New Jersey Bar Association.  She serves on the Board of Governors of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Bar Association and is an active member of Executive Woman in Government. She attended the Federal Executive Institute in 2013. She and her husband have two children and live in Potomac Falls, Virginia.