Ms. Nora Egan – Director, An Independent Voting Member
Nora Egan is a longtime advocate for United States veterans. In her distinguished career, she served in numerous, diverse senior management and executive positions with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This includes more than 30 years in human resources management, program and policy development, strategic planning, and policy and program oversight
Appointed to the Board of Directors of Help Heal Veterans in October 2013, Ms. Egan is enthusiastic about the opportunities for veterans. “I was familiar with the HEAL VETS craft kit program and national rehabilitation event sponsorships for many years,” Ms. Egan says. “Being on the Board allows me to personally serve America’s veterans once again, and make sure they maintain self-confidence and dignity as they recover from both physical and emotional disabilities. That is such an important mission – for HEAL VETS and also for me.”
Ms. Egan is currently a senior strategist for Duty First Consulting, a service disabled veteran-owned small business, providing information technology and management consulting services primarily to the federal government. Her VA career includes positions as Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning; and other senior level positions.
She received her undergraduate degree at Manhattanville College, and furthered her education at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University’s Senior Management Program. She also completed the Leadership VA Program, an education and development initiative for senior VA leaders. Ms. Egan is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Meritorious Presidential Rank Award, the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, and the Leadership VA Honorary Leadership and Legacy Awards.
A native of Schenectady, N.Y., Ms. Egan now resides in Arlington, Va. She volunteers for Wisdom Works, the Board of the Arlington County Office of Senior Adult Programs, as well as the Arlington County Food Pantry. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling, reading, needlepoint, crossword puzzles and spending time with family.