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Barbara C. Morton

Acting Chief Veteran Experiences Officer

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Barbara C. Morton joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006. A native of Rockport, Massachusetts, Barbara attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, earning a degree in psychology and philosophy. After receiving her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, Barbara completed two clerkships in the New England area and thereafter pursued an LL.M. in constitutional law at Georgetown University Law Center, which she completed in 2005.

While at VA, Barbara has served in a variety of capacities, to include at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals as a Staff Attorney in the Office of Veterans Law Judges, Special Counsel to the Appellate Group, Special Assistant to the Vice Chairman, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, and Director of Management, Planning & Analysis. She recently joined the Veterans Experience Office as Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer.

She has published a variety of law review articles, including two pieces relating to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Barbara dabbles in the arts, to include painting, photography, ceramics, stained glass, and jewellery making, and she loves following professional tennis and basketball. She also enjoys volunteering for various Veteran-centered causes, to include events at Arlington Cemetery and the annual Toys-for-Tots campaign.

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