MSPM, PMP, Veterans Benefits Administration
As Director for Modernization & Process Improvement with VA’s Office of Business Process Integration, Emilio Fernandez is responsible for modernization engagements with VBA business lines. He implements industry best practices and the standardization of Project Management tools and processes within OBPI and as an example for the Enterprise. He serves as principal consultant in the planning, prioritization, and decision-making process for achieving strategic objectives of OBPI. In 2019, Emilio achieved two meaningful goals: 1) Exceptional execution of Program Integration Office framework and awarded critical contract to Accenture resulting in the successful delivery of the technical solution which had been reset from the previous year efforts for Colmery Act Sections 107 and 501; and 2) Exceptional execution of VR&E Modernization program, capabilities for which include Video Connect (capability for virtual counseling sessions with Veterans); e-VA Virtual Assistant (eliminating approximately 34,000 FTE hours of administrative work annually; IPPS e-Invoicing/e-Authorization (approximately 90% savings in invoice/payment processing time); and Case Management Service (CMS), a modern case management system. Emilio is also a Marine Corps Veteran.