The Pitt OVS Team

The OVS team is committed to supporting veterans as they consider a return from military service to academics at Pitt. Underscoring this team effort are University of Pittsburgh professionals who provide student resources and support.

Edwin Hernandez


Edwin is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has been working in higher education for over 10 years. He holds an Associate in Applied Sciences in Information Management from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Troy University and a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Kansas State University.

Edwin has served as the Director of the Office of Veteran Services since July 2016. He is responsible for advocating for our students, developing programming that addresses awareness of our military-related student population, and building relationships with campus and regional partners. Edwin is passionate about helping veterans, service members, and their families achieve academic success.

Steven Hernandez

Benefits Coordinator

Steve is a veteran, who holds a BS from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a MA from Webster University and a MA from the Naval Postgraduate School. His principle duty is to certify all eligible beneficiaries for VA educational benefits at Pitt.

David Roudabush

Outreach Coordinator

David served for eight years in the United States Army. Before joining our team, he worked for Pittsburgh Mercy as an Intake Specialist where he was responsible for assessing military veterans that were in need of services and referring them to programs and services that can provide them with the appropriate assistance. 

David has over 10 years of experience in case management, educational guidance, family planning, professional outreach, and veteran resources. He earned a Master of Science degree from Robert Morris University, and a Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University.

Brett Foley

Program Coordinator

Brett assists both Outreach and Benefits Coordinators in their responsibilities and creates OVS communication through digital and social media platforms. He holds a BS and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the Katz Graduate School of Business.