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Christina Rost named Veterans Services Director

Christina Rost has been appointed Director of Ramsey County Veterans Services. She has served as interim department director since August 2022, and prior to that, was a veteran services officer with the county starting in 2016.

Rost’s other experience includes 12 years as a contractor for the Department of Defense serving as a military family assistance specialist, work as a case manager and as a nursing assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in human services from Metro State University and served for nine years in the Minnesota Army National Guard.

“Christina is a knowledgeable, accomplished leader with a strong commitment to connecting service members, veterans and families to benefits and services to support their well-being,” said Kathy Hedin, Deputy County Manager, Health and Wellness Service Team. “Christina’s experience overseeing department operations, her work to enhance accessibility for veterans from underrepresented communities, and her use of data to drive service improvements make her well positioned to lead the department.”

A resident of Rosemount, Rost’s community involvement includes volunteering at her church and service on the Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center's Consumer Advisory Board. Her appointment as permanent director is effective today, June 10. She replaces Maria Wetherall who retired in 2022 after 13 years as department director. 

Ramsey County Veterans Services provides county-wide education, assistance, counsel, and advocacy for veterans, their dependents and survivors who are eligible for federal, state, and local benefits based on service in the United States military. The department connects peacetime and war-era veterans and their families from all branches of services to the benefits they have earned.

Posted on Monday, June 10, 2024 - 2:37 p.m.