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Pittsburgh Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team


Jennifer Stone-Barash 

Director: Jennifer Stone-Barash

Jennifer Stone-Barash was appointed Director of the Pittsburgh RO on Oct. 23, 2011. She administers benefits and services to more than 450,000 Veterans in the RO’s service area. Her duties also extend to Veterans living in most foreign countries and those moving through two Benefits Delivery at Discharge sites located in Germany and Korea. Ms. Stone-Barash has more than 20 years of experience in VA benefits administration.


Assistant Director: Pat Arnold

Pat (George P. Arnold) was selected as the Assistant Director for the Pittsburgh Regional Office in August 2014.  Previously, Mr. Arnold, an Army Veteran, served as the Loan Guaranty Officer at the Denver Regional Loan Center.  



Bonnie Thomas 

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Bonnie Thomas

Bonnie Thomas was promoted to this position in March 2014.  She previously served as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor at the Detroit Regional Office prior to coming to the Pittsburgh Regional Office.




Veterans Service Center Manager: Cythnia McJunkin

Cynthia M. McJunkin was appointed Veteran Service Center Manager (VSCM) of the Pittsburgh Regional Office, effective April 26, 2015.  Prior to her selection as the VSCM of Pittsburgh, Cynthia served as the Assistant Veterans Service Center Manager (AVSCM) in Buffalo, NY.