REHABILITATION SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (RSA) and VETERANS PROGRAMS DIVISION DIRECTOR

Sharisse O’Banion

An inspirational leader for organizational growth, improvement, and change with over ten years of experience in the private and public sectors.  Sharisse’s expertise and knowledge have proven effective as a positive change agent to create strategies, improve processes, and procedures. As a contract employee with Caliber, a leading provider of management consulting and information technology solutions serving the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as a major client, she maximized the career readiness of service members to include Active, Reserve, and Guard through the Military Transition Assistant Program (TAP), Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI), and Veterans Economic Communities Initiative (VECI) in accordance with Presidential mandates and the Veterans’ Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act (VOW Act).  Collaborated with the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Defense (DoD), the Small Business Administration (SBA), state- and local officials, and other stakeholders. Sharisse has facilitated briefings at local installations and assisted the VA Office of Economic Opportunity with executing career fairs, job summits, roundtables, panels, and policy academies to boost economic competitiveness for Veterans.  She has reached over 6,000 people through community engagement, exceeding the VA’s performance metric by 152% based on increased participation among Veterans within the Learning Hubs and increased attendance rates at Veteran-focused events.  Sharisse has registered over 100 companies with the VEC™ of which 16,000 committed to hiring Veterans, contributing to the District of Columbia being ranked in the top 3% in the nation in the hiring of Veterans,  and achieved 105% of the VA’s performance metric for Veteran employers.

We offer our customers a wide range of services with particular emphasis on Education and Training, Skills Enhancement, Job preparation and Placement as well as Mentoring.

Our scope of services include but is not limited to the following:

  • Orientation (every Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
  • In-take and Assessment
  • Job Readiness
  • Job Search
  • Job Placement
  • Job Coaching
  • GED Testing and Consultation
  • Vocational Training
  • Computer Training
  • Professional Development Training
  • Employment Follow-up
  • Employment Counseling

In-take and assessment for services are conducted by appointments and walk-ins. In-take appointments can be scheduled by calling (202) 388-8500 ext. 102.
We look forward to the opportunity to assist you with your educational and employment endeavors.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to meet with our dedicated staff.