Virginia Department of Veterans Services Hires Beverly VanTull To Be Women Veterans Program Manager
New Position Recognizes Growing Population of Women Veterans in Commonwealth
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has announced that Beverly VanTull has been hired as the agency’s Women Veterans Program Manager. In this newly created position, Ms. VanTull will develop and provide full-time support to Virginia’s women veterans and their unique and diverse needs at the state level.
This position was created and authorized by Governor Ralph Northam and the 2018 General Assembly in recognition that more than 100,000 women veterans now live in the Commonwealth – the highest percentage per capita of women veterans of any state in the U.S.
An Army veteran, Ms. VanTull joined DVS in 2016 and has served as a Program Manager in the Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program. She earned her commission through the Army Reserve Officers Training Program (ROTC) upon her graduation from Howard University with a B.S. in Biology.
Ms. VanTull served as a Healthcare Administrative Officer in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps (MSC) for 12 years. Her duty stations included Germany and Texas, as well as two deployments to Iraq. Her last assignment was as Chief of Patient Administration at Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, Virginia.
“Serving the needs of Virginia’s growing women veteran community is a top priority of the Department of Veterans Services,” said John L. Newby II, DVS Commissioner. “While we have substantially increased our support of women veterans in the past few years, the time is here to have a program manager dedicated to serving them. We look forward to having Beverly VanTull leading the way for her fellow women veterans in the Commonwealth.”
“Beverly has proven her commitment to all veterans through her involvement in veteran service organizations such as the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) and her volunteering at the McGuire VA Medical Center. Her contributions to the planning of our annual Virginia Women Veterans Summit have been invaluable. She is truly an asset to our team,” said Annie Walker, Director, Veterans Education, Transition and Employment at DVS.
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) operates 31 benefit offices throughout the state that assist military veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitation for veterans; and three cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families. VDVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs. The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s monument to honor the memory and sacrifice of Virginia’s men and women who served and fought to defend our way of life from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.