NDVS Interim Director, Lisa Maciel oversees the department's two State Veterans Cemeteries as well as two State Veterans Homes. She also oversees all services, programs and initiatives regarding veterans benefits, healthcare initiatives, as well as programs and outreach in support of veterans, military members and their families.
She is a retired Major from the US Air Force Reserves where she was a Medical Administration Officer managing the medical readiness office, the administration/logistics/biomedical equipment flight, and the self-inspection programs for her Squadron. She also served in the Nevada Air National Guard in various capacities such as Security Forces, medical logistician, and as a Medical Administration Officer. She spearheaded process improvement projects, reducing time frames for action resolution from 24-months to 90-days.
Previously, Ms. Maciel served as the Supervisor for the Northern Nevada Veterans Advocacy and Support Team (VAST) in Reno, Nevada. She also provided services to Nevada veterans as a Veterans Service Officer.
She holds a MS degree in Public Health, a BA degree in Business Administration, and an AA degree in Business Administration. She is also the local chair for the Northern Nevada Chapter of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition. She is a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the VFW National Home for Children, the National Guard Association of the United States. She is also part of the Military Officers Association of America, and the Air National Guard Medical Service Corps Association.