Leadership Team - VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network
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VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network

 

Leadership Team

DeAnne M Seekins, Director, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network

DeAnne M Seekins | 919-956-5541

Director, Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network

Ms. DeAnne Seekins, was appointed Network Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6) in July of 2017. Ms. Seekins serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Veterans Health Administration medical facilities in North Carolina and Virginia serving a population of more than 1.5 million veterans. The network is made up of seven medical centers and 46 outpatient sites of care, staffed by more than 22,000 people and operating with a budget exceeding $4.6 billion dollars. VISN 6 is a major provider of graduate medical education and research. The VISN is home to more than 500 researchers and affiliated with seven major medical schools and more than 50 colleges and universities. Ms. Seekins previously held VA Medical Center Director positions at the Durham VA Health Care System (DVAHCS) since June 2012 and Hampton VAMC from July 2009 – June 2012. Prior appointments include, the Richmond VAMC, where she served as Associate Director from January 2007 – July 2009. During this period, she also served Veterans and the medical center as the Acting Director, July 2008 – February 2009. Ms. Seekins has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1984. During her tenure, she has served in numerous capacities including Medical Administration Service, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service, Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care as the Administrative Officer, Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff, and as Executive Assistant to the Director. Ms. Seekins also served as a Health System Specialist for the VA Southeast Network 7 and on an extended detail at Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO). Ms. Seekins co-chairs the national Organization Health Council and serves as a member on the advisory committee for the VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP). She is committed as a mentor and coach for an HCLDP cohort of employees of high potential for executive leadership. Ms. Seekins is an active member of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE). She is a member of the American Hospital Association serving as a North Carolina delegate on the Regional Policy Board 3. She holds academic affiliation as an adjunct faculty member with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the Master in Health Administration program. Ms. Seekins has been featured in FedTech Magazine for her work with the Electronic Health Record (EHR). CAREER CHRONOLOGY: 2017 – Present Director, VA Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, VISN 6 2012 – 2017 Director, Durham VA Medical Center (VAMC) 2007 – Present Adjunct Facility Member Virginia Commonwealth University MHA Program 2009 – 2012 Director, Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) 1999 – 2010 Adjunct Instructor Davenport University Allied Health 2008 – 2009 Acting Director, Richmond (VAMC) 2007 – 2009 Associate Director, Richmond (VAMC) 2006 – 2007 Interim Associate Director, Fayetteville, NC (VAMC) 2006 – 2006 Interim Director for Network Support Eastern Region (VACO) 2004 - 2006 Health Systems Specialist (VISN 7) 1999 – 2004 Health Systems Specialist Battle Creek (VAMC) EDUCATION: 2011 University of North Carolina (Senior Executive Sservice Training) 2009 Certified/Fellow Mentor 2004 MBA Strategic Management 2004 Executive Career Field Development Program 2003 Health Care Leadership Institute 1999 BBA Health Care Administration   PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS: American Hospital Association-Regional Policy Board 3 – Member and Alternate Delegate American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) – Active Member Senior Executive Association (SEA) – Active Member VACO National Health Care Leadership Coaching Development Program (HCLCDP) VACO Executive Career Development Program (ECDP)


Joseph Edger, Deputy Network Director, VISN 6

Joseph Edger | 919-956-5541

Deputy Network Director, VISN 6

Mr. Joseph P. Edger, FACHE, was appointed Deputy Network Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN) 6 in January 2016. Mr. Edger serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Veterans Health Administration medical facilities in North Carolina and Virginia serving a population of more than 1.5 million Veterans. Mr. Edger’s duties and responsibilities include providing strategic leadership and direction to the administrative activities of VISN 6. The Network is made up of seven medical centers and 30 outpatient sites of care, staffed by more than 14,000 employees and operating with a budget in excess of $2.8 billion. In addition to the medical care mission, VISN 6 is a major provider of graduate medical education and research. The VISN is home to more than 500 researchers and affiliated with seven major medical schools and more than 50 colleges and universities. Mr. Edger previously served more than twenty years as a Medical Service Corps Officer in the United States Army. During his military tenure, he served in leadership roles in medical logistics, health facility planning, and health care administration both stateside and abroad. Mr. Edger’s military career culminated at Fort Benning, GA where he served as the Deputy Commander for Administration for Martin Army Hospital. Mr. Edger received his Bachelor of Science degree graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate of Mansfield University in 1995. In 2005, he received a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Baylor University. Mr. Edger is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Edger is a fourth generation Veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Regiment.


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Thomas C Slade | 919-956-5541

VISN 6 Office, Chief, Logistics, DURVAMC