Gina Farrisee, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs, speaks about Veterans Affairs at Distinguished Speaker EventFalls Church, VA (June 30, 2015) –Gina Farrisee, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Human Resources and Administration at the Department of Veterans Affairs spoke at an ANSER Distinguished Speaker Series event on June 30, 2015. Farrisee discussed the Veterans Affairs contributions to medicine in a presentation titled, “Veterans Affairs is Critical to Medicine and Vets.”
Gina Farrisee discussed Veterans Affairs history and its contributions to medicine which benefited both Veterans and the American public. Veterans Affairs accomplishments include pioneering modern electric medical records, creating the implantable cardiac pacemaker, and developing artificial limbs that move when stimulated by electrical brain impulses. Farrisee also addressed the unique challenges that Veterans Affairs faces as the department transforms to improve its care for those who fought for their families and survivors.
Prior to Farrisee’s position as the Assistant Secretary, Office of Human Resources and Administration (HR&A) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), she served as the VA Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources Management. Previously, Farrisee served as the Commanding General of the United States Army Human Resources Command (HRC), Fort Knox, Kentucky. In this capacity, she provided leadership, operational and managerial oversight of more than 4,000 HRC employees (military, civilian, contractors) and worldwide Human Resource services to a customer base of over 1 million people composed of Active and Reserve Soldiers, Veterans and family members.
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