#67 Leanna Lynch

Listen in as Paul chats with US Army Veteran, Leanna Lynch, who now serves the Veterans of MA by being the newest member of the outreach team! Subscribe to our newsletter for more content like this at https://www.newengland.va.gov/info or email us with questions and ideas for future shows at theSITREP@va.gov.


Leanna Lynch spent 16 ½ years in the U.S. Army as a Paratrooper, 88M Motor Transport Operator (truck driver).

She discovered her passion to “continue serving” while attending Framingham State University where she served as a Peer Specialist working directly with the university’s Coordinator of Veterans Services. Since her 2018 graduation from FSU she has actively worked in positions helping Veterans in many of the Massachusetts communities.

Leanna has served as a Veteran Relations Coordinator and Director of Veteran Relations for local Veteran non-profit, Heidrea for Heroes, the Coordinator of Veterans & Military Programs for Framingham State University, and now serves as the Community Relations Specialist for the Bedford Health Care Systems. Lynch hit the ground running continuing the community relations mission of educating the community about the VA Health Care, identifying eligible Veterans, and assisting them with their enrollment.

Leanna Lynch, Community Relations Specialist can be reached via office phone: 781-687-3348 or email: Leanna.Lynch@va.gov.


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The Department of Veterans Affairs has three, separate administrations aimed to serve our country’s Veterans with an assortment of benefits that address the unique needs of each and every Veteran. To be sure you are interacting with the proper administration within VA, here are short descriptions for each VA administration:

Veterans Health Care: VA’s Veterans Health Administration is the largest integrated health care network in the United States, with 1,255 health care facilities serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.

Veterans Benefits: Veterans can earn a range of benefits that help them transition back to civilian life in the country they fought to defend. Through the Veterans Benefits Administration, VA helps servicemembers transition out of military service, and assists with education, home loans, life insurance and much more.

National Cemeteries: The job of the National Cemetery Administration is to make sure those who served this nation are never forgotten. NCA provides dignified burial services for Veterans and eligible family members by maintaining 142 cemeteries as national shrines and providing lasting tributes that commemorate their service and sacrifice to our nation.

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