• Oct 7, 2022
  • 6:43 AM

NDVS Leadership – Community Outreach


Maria Mandaleni-Orozco - Director, Southern Nevada Outreach

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 Director 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


Eduardo Martinez - Director, Northern Nevada Outreach

Eduardo Martinez is a strategically minded professional with five years of experience in the Public Relations arena. His work history has focused on increasing awareness of veteran benefits and services through his work in the United States Senate and now at the Nevada Department of Veteran Services. While working in support of the U.S. Senate, he helped craft relationships with many businesses, community groups, and resource channels. As a result of his work he was recognized in the Nevada Latin Chamber’s Influencers Magazine in December 2018. Eduardo is graduate from the University of Nevada, Reno where he earned a bachelors in Political Science and has earned a Strategic Communications Certificate from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Contact: Martineze@veterans.nv.gov

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