New Chancellor of V.A. Acquisition Academy

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has named Melissa Starinsky, a member of the Senior Executive Service, to serve as Chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA).

“Melissa Starinsky is an outstanding fit for the Academy,” says deputy assistant secretary for Acquisition and Logistics Jan R. Frye. “She brings a wealth of experience in acquisition, contracting, strategic workforce planning, organizational development, resource allocation, and talent and performance management. Her passion for developing employees into highly-trained and skilled professionals makes her well-suited for this position.”

Starinsky previously served as a member of the Senior Executive Service as the deputy director of the Office of Acquisition and Grants Management for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services where she was responsible for overseeing the execution of more than $8 billion annually in discretionary contract, grant, and interagency spend.

Starinsky will oversee the Acquisition Internship School, the Program Management School, the Contracting Professional School, the Facilities Management School, and the Supply Chain Management School.

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