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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.



Ruth E. Grezlik 

Veterans Service Center Manager: Ruth E. Grezlik

Ruth E. Grezlik was promoted to this position in April 2013. She served 10 years in the U.S. Army beginning in 1974 and held various stateside and overseas assignments.