• May 24, 2024
  • 4:29 AM

NDVS Leadership – Community Outreach


Maria Mandaleni-Orozco - Southern Nevada Outreach Officer

Maria Mandaleni-Orozco joined NDVS in 2021 as a Veterans Service Officer. She helped veterans file claims for disability, pension, and survivor’s compensation and educated veterans and their families on the benefits available. Maria has now transitioned into the role of Outreach Officer for the Nevada Department of Veteran Services. In this role, Maria will oversee community outreach efforts in southern Nevada and participate in community groups and professional organizations. Maria also manages and supports the Nevada Veterans Advocate (NVA) program and volunteers.

Before joining NDVS, Maria worked as an agent with the Gaming Control Board for over seven years and decided to take the plunge into the healthcare industry as a medical liaison and community outreach manager. Maria realized that helping and advocating for others, especially the senior population and veterans, was her true passion and calling. Maria has over six years of experience planning and implementing outreach programs and is excited to bring that knowledge to NDVS.

Maria has been a Nevada resident for 42 years’ where she attended the historic Las Vegas High School and graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Management. Maria is married to a Marine Corps Veteran, so she understands the life of a military soldier and the sacrifices they have made. Maria loves spending time outdoors, where she loves to go hiking and fishing with her husband and two fur babies.

Contact: mandalenim@veterans.nv.gov

For more information on NDVS Benefits and Services or to connect with a Veterans Service Officer click HERE


Michael Sitton- Northern Nevada Outreach Officer

Michael Sitton has joined the NDVS team as the Northern Nevada Outreach Officer. In his new role at NDVS, he will oversee the department’s outreach efforts in the Reno-Sparks-Carson City and Gardnerville-Minden areas as well as rural areas in the central and eastern portions of Nevada including Elko, Winnemucca, Battle Mountain, and Ely for the purpose of connecting to veterans, military members and their families. 

Michael was born and raised in Reno and joined the Army as an Airborne Infantryman in 2009. He was deployed to Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom where he received a Purple Heart. He hopes to use his military experience to not only connect with Nevada Veterans but to also connect them with the services and benefits they earned. 

Micheal is a UNR graduate with a degree in Business Management. He enjoys spending time with his wife and his son. His hobbies include off-roading, hunting, golfing, fishing, hiking, traveling, staying active, and spending time with his family. 

He may be reached at sittonm@veterans.nv.gov 

For more information on NDVS Benefits and Services or to connect with a Veterans Service Officer click HERE

Email: sittonm@veterans.nv.gov