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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.

[Shannon M. Kelley

Assistant Director: Shannon M. Kelley

Shannon Kelley took this position in September 2010. He previously served as Veterans Service Center Manager.

Benjamin Butler

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Officer: Benjamin Butler

Benjamin Butler has served in this position since 1997. He has also served as EEO Program Manager and Executive Director, Minority Business Opportunity Committee.

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.