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As Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, Ms. Mason leads a team of approximately 1200 personnel including Veterans Law Judges, attorneys and operations/admin professionals to meet the Board’s mission of conducting hearings and deciding appeals for Veterans and their families. Ms. Mason is accountable for the efficient management of resources and executing a budget in excess of $190 million. The Board is the Secretary’s designee to decide appeals arising from Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and National Cemetery Administration. Ms. Mason is the spouse of an Air Force veteran and the daughter of a World War II Navy Veteran who died by suicide. Chairman Mason is a PREVENTS Ambassador, working to change the culture surrounding mental health and suicide. Chairman Mason is a key leader in the military spouse employment initiative, working to share best practices across the federal government.


Academic Degrees

1982 - 1986

Ohio Northern University

Bachelors Degree, Political Science/Psychology

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