New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

Alert: DMAVA offices are closed Wednesday, 3/7/18, due to inclement weather conditions.
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Director, Human Resources Division

COL (Ret.) John E. Langston

Phone: 609-530-6889

Deputy Director, Human Resources Division

Chevron Griffin

Phone: 609-530-7056

  • eCATS
  • Employee Recognition Program
  • Menlo Park Veterans Memorial Home
  • Military Leave
  • Paramus Veterans Memorial Home
  • Vineland Veterans Memorial Home
  • SOIL Processing

Secretary, Human Resources Division

Lillian Pacheco

Phone: 609-530-6889

  • ADA
  • Building Access Key
  • Military Order Liaison  
  • Timekeeper (HR, Special Staff, Homeland Security and Timekeepers/Backups)

State Agencies needing assistance for Inquiries on Paid Military Leave will need to forward Military Orders to the following email address:

Staff & Duties

Jocelyn Tarn - Team Leader

Phone: 609-530-6723 Email:

  • Accident Reporting (RM-2)
  • DivWorks
  • ePARS
  • Extended Leave of Absence
  • FMLA
  • Governor’s Office Freeze Exemption
  • Hiring Plan
  • HRD
  • Leaves
  • OMB
  • Processing Accident Requests
  • Requisitions
  • TES/Special Services
  • Training / LMS
  • Veterans Haven North (VHN)

Shonda Taylor

Phone: 609-530-6878 Email:

  • Construction Facilities Management Office (CFMO)
  • Division of Veteran Services (DVS Central Office)
  • National Guard Training Center (NGTC Sea Girt)
  • State Approving Agency (SAA)
  • Veterans Benefits Bureau (VBB)
  • Veterans Service Offices (VSO’s)

Jacqueline Pachuta

Phone: 609-530-7038 Email:

  • Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery
  • Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affair (DCVA – Central Office)
  • Division of Veterans Healthcare Services (DVHS – Central Office)
  • DMAVA Employee ID
  • ERO / EEO
  • Information Services Division (ISD)
  • Administrative Services Division (ASD)
  • Legislative Liaison
  • Youth Challenge Academy (YCA)

Jessica Nielsen

Phone: 609-530-6888 Email:

  • 177th Civil Engineering Squadron
  • 177th Fire Fighters
  • DMAVA Military Leave
  • Fiscal Division (FD)
  • Homeland Security Center of Excellence (HSCOE)
  • Joint Base McGuire, Dix, Lakehurst (JBMDL)
  • Health Benefits
  • PAO
  • Payroll
  • Separations
  • Veterans Haven South (VHS)