Rivera also wants to review all of the services being offered, saying, “We do have a responsibility to provide those services to veterans. And we have a fiscal responsibility to be good stewards of our taxpayer dollars.”
Rivera said that, wherever he goes, he gets involved with the community and tries to support it as much as he can.
He’s a member of Vermilion Advantage, Danville Rotary Club, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
“I have really enjoyed my first month here,” he said. “I have enjoyed the city and the welcome I’ve received.”
He added, “I’m looking forward to maintaining a relationship with the city and showing that the VA is here as part of the community and providing services to the veterans.”
Rivera has three grown children.
Rivera received undergraduate education in business administration from the Interamerican University, San Juan, and graduate education in public administration from Central Michigan University and Columbia Southern University, Alabama.
He holds certifications in supply chain management and supply chain leadership from Penn State University, lean logistics from St. Louis University, lifecycle acquisition and facilities engineering from the Defense Acquisition University.
He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.