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VA Privacy Service



Chief Privacy Officer

Joseph S. Stenaka was designated as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Privacy Service’s new Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) in July 2020. As CPO, Mr. Stenaka administers VA’s Enterprise-wide Privacy Program on behalf of Mr. James Gfrerer, VA’s Senior Agency Official for Privacy. He is directly supported by the Privacy Service team in collaboration with VA Administrations, Program and Staff Offices. Mr. Stenaka also implements and sustains VA’s privacy program and performs related functions, like providing oversight and approval of VA privacy policies. Mr. Stenaka is eager to continue to improve VA’s privacy posture by raising privacy awareness across the Department, professionalizing Privacy Officers and educating VA personnel about their critical responsibility to secure the sensitive information of all Veterans.


Director, Privacy Service

LaShaunné G. David serves as Director of the VA Privacy Service, where she leads department-wide efforts to embed privacy considerations in VA policy, program planning, operations and stakeholder communication; and advises on matters having privacy impact.