N.C. VA chief to meet with federal director

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 11, 2014

North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs (NCVA) Director Ilario Pantano will meet with Acting Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs Sloan D. Gibson to offer support and assistance with better serving North Carolina veterans. The meeting will take place Thursday at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville.
“We look forward to sharing our concerns and also our solutions,” said Pantano. “North Carolina’s 800,000 veterans deserve the very best and we are pleased to see Acting Secretary Gibson make North Carolina a priority.”
On June 2, NCVA launched a “Vet Tip Hotline” to provide a resource for veterans and federal employees to confidentially report alleged misconduct within US Department of Veterans Affairs (USVA) facilities located in North Carolina. In addition, NCVA is restructuring and plans to locate its offices within all 17 USVA medical facilities in North Carolina by 2016. This restructuring will assist with advocacy, provide benefit services to veterans, and will assist with the reporting of allegations received through the Vet Tip Hotline.