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Wichita Regional Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

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Director: Karen Townsend

Karen Townsend was selected as the Director of the Wichita VA Regional Office and reported on May 26, 2015. The Wichita RO administers a variety of services and benefits including Compensation and Pension; Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment; and Integrated Disability Examination System.

Aimee Rogers 

Veterans Service Center Manager: Aimee Rogers

Aimee Rogers was appointed Veterans Service Center Manager of the Wichita Regional Office in 2016. She administers benefits and services to Servicemembers, Veterans, their families and survivors in the service center and oversees 83 employees. She previously served as a Coach in the Wichita Regional Office.

Heather Shade 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Heather Shade

Heather Shade was appointed to Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Officer in November 2013. She oversees direct services to Servicemembers and Veterans in Kansas who are receiving benefits to return to work and services to improve their level of independence in their home and community. In her VA career she has been the Employment Coordinator for Kansas and served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the Anchorage Regional Office.