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VA Hires Retired Col. Pamela Powers in Series of Leadership Moves

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed Pamela Powers, a more than 28-year U.S. Air Force veteran, as chief of staff and named three other senior officials to help implement President Trump’s priorities for the VA. Powers is a retired Air Force colonel who previously held a similar position in the Office …

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Jake Leinenkugel Appointed to Lead New VA Commission

President Trump has appointed Jake Leinenkugel, formerly a White House senior adviser, to lead a Department of Veterans Affairs commission that will work to review mental healthcare programs for people who have served in the military. VA said Tuesday Leinenkugel will oversee efforts of the Creating Options for Veterans’ Expedited Recovery commission …

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Richard Stone Named Acting Veterans Health Administration Chief

Richard Stone, former principal deputy undersecretary of health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been named acting head of the Veterans Health Administration, Military Times reported Tuesday. Peter O’Rourke, acting VA secretary, announced Tuesday that Stone will serve as VHA’s executive-in-charge and succeed Carolyn Clancy, who will transition to …

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Health IT Vet Genevieve Morris to Lead VA EHR Modernization Office

Genevieve Morris, principal deputy national coordinator at the Department of Health and Human Services, has been appointed head of the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization. VA said Thursday it established OEHRM to prepare, deploy and maintain the department’s future EHR system and support tools. Morris will lead …

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