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Muskogee Regional Benefit Office

Meet Our Leadership Team

 

Director: C. Jason McClellan

As the chief executive of the regional benefits office, Mr. McClellan is responsible for the full range of non-medical benefits and services provided to Veterans and their families living in Oklahoma. As director of the nation’s largest benefits office, Mr. McClellan leads a workforce of more than 1,300 employees in the administration of $1.7 billion in benefits and services to Oklahoma Veterans, and $7.9 billion in benefits and services to Veterans nationwide.

 

Linda LoPinto

Assistant Director: Linda LoPinto

Chief operating officer responsible for the administration of benefits and services associated with Disability Assistance programs. Additional responsibilities include oversight of finance, facilities, and human capital operations.

 

Judy Sikes

Assistant Director: Judy Sikes

Chief operating officer responsible for the administration of benefits and services associated with Economic Opportunity programs.

 

Division Chief, Disability Assistance: Tim Clark

Senior manager responsible for the full range of disability compensation benefits and services provided to Veterans and their families living in Oklahoma. As division chief, Mr. Clark leads a workforce of 385 employees in the administration of $1.8 billion in benefits and services to Oklahoma Veterans and their families.

 

Division Chief, Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment: Kathy Wentzel

Senior manager responsible for the full range of vocational & rehabilitation benefits and services provided to Veterans living in Oklahoma and parts of northern Texas. As division chief, Mrs. Wentzel leads a workforce of 26 employees providing rehabilitation, employment, and independent living services to disabled Veterans.

 

Division Chief, Education: Pam Stephens

Senior manager responsible for the full range of education benefits and services provided to Veterans and their families living in Oklahoma, plus 18 southern and western states, and the Philippines. As division chief, Mrs. Stephens leads a workforce of 888 employees in the administration of $6.3 billion in benefits and services to more than 50% of the nation’s Veterans and their families utilizing education benefits. Additional responsibilities include oversight management of the Education Call Center, the nation’s only site for receiving and responding to telephone inquiries related to education benefits.

 

Division Chief, Support Service: Lynda Armstrong

Senior manager responsible for administrative support operations. As division chief, Mrs. Armstrong leads a workforce of 34 employees providing finance and facility support to 3 benefit programs and 7 worksites. Additional responsibilities include oversight of operational support for the Robert J. Dole VA Regional Benefits Office (Wichita, KS)

 

Division Chief, Human Resources: Leah Bracken

Senior manager responsible for the administration of human capital operations. As division chief, Mrs. Bracken leads a workforce of 7 employees providing human capital resources support to more than 1,300 employees located at 7 facilities.

 

Senior Staff Assistant: Jacob Nichols

Senior advisor to the Director, Mr. Nichols manages executive-level special projects and conducts complex analytical studies for strategic initiatives.  Mr. Nichols also serves as the Public Affairs Officer.

 

Change Management Agent: Cindy Keeling

A senior member of the executive team, responsible for supporting the implementation of VBA’s Transformation initiatives.