James Albino

James Albino is the Director, Center for Minority Veterans. As Director, Mr. Albino serves as the principal advisor to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on the adoption and implementation of policies and programs affecting Veterans who are minorities.

Mr. Albino, a Navy Veteran, previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) until January 2017. In that role Mr. Albino was responsible for the oversight of two of the eight divisional directorates. Mr. Albino oversaw the office of primary responsibility for all relations between VA and international, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments.

Prior to joining the VA in September 2015, Mr. Albino served as Executive Director of the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico in the White House. He initiated, led, and coordinated a White House supported Deputy Secretary level engagement that sought the commitment and resources of each Federal cabinet level leadership to improve the operations of Federal programs in Puerto Rico.

For more information, see the VAntage Point blog “Supporting minority Veterans: Interview with Center for Minority Veterans Director James Albino.”

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