Mrs. Shana Love-Holmon, was sworn-in on October 11, 2022, as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), OEI. OEI provides the Office of the Secretary with integrated management capabilities to oversee the Department and effectively fulfill its statutory responsibilities to America’s Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors.
In this role, Mrs. Love-Holmon is the principal adviser to VA senior leaders on enterprise governance, data management and analytics, strategic planning, performance management, policy management and analysis, and collaboration with the Department of Defense.
Prior to assuming the role of PDAS, Mrs. Love-Holmon served as OEI Chief of Staff, providing day-to-day operational management within OEI. Before that, Mrs. Love-Holmon served as the Chief of Staff for the VA Office of Acquisition, Construction and Logistics (OALC). OALC provides policy and oversight for VA’s
$36B acquisition needs and manages VA’s major construction and leasing program to support the largest integrated healthcare system in the United States.
Mrs. Love-Holmon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lincoln University and a Master of Science degree from Purdue University. She began her federal career in 2002 as a program manager at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). She is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 1890 Scholar, a Thurgood Marshall Scholar, a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Mrs. Love-Holmon has received several Federal awards including the Office of Management and Budget’s Gears of Government Award, a White House Closing the Circle Award, and a Secretarial Commendation for her efforts in delivering various enterprise and Federal initiatives.