Leadership Team - VA Healthcare-VISN 4
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VA Healthcare-VISN 4

 

Leadership Team

Timothy W. Liezert, Network Director

Timothy W. Liezert | 412-822-3314

Network Director

Mr. Liezert was appointed VISN 4 Network Director effective September 1, 2019 after serving as Acting VISN 4 Network Director since February 11, 2019. Previously, Mr. Liezert was the Director of the Orlando VA Medical Center since August 2006, and he served as Acting VISN 8 Network Director from March 2017 to February 2018. His tenure also includes positions as Acting Director and Associate Director at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, Acting Director at the Lebanon VA Medical Center, and Associate Director at the Lebanon VA Medical Center and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center. Mr. Liezert began his VA career as an Engineering cooperative student at the VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System in Cleveland, Ohio. He also worked in engineering and facilities management positions at several VA medical centers in Indianapolis, Indiana; Castle Point, New York; and Battle Creek, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Akron and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University. Mr. Liezert is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).


Charles R. Thilges

Deputy Network Director
412-822-3313

Timothy R. Burke, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer
412-822-3309

Joseph Haverstick

Chief Financial Officer
412-822-3322

Moira M. Hughes, FACHE

Quality Management Officer
412-822-3295

David E. Cowgill

Communications Manager
412-822-3318

Teneal Caw

Chief Human Resources Officer
412-822-3437

Jo Petro

Executive Assistant
412-822-3315

Integrated Clinical Community Leads

Dr. John Oldershaw

Diagnostics
412-360-3314

Hanna Kaspar

Diagnostics
570-824-3521

Angela Keen

Mental Health
412-822-3416

Nicholas Haller

Rehabilitation & Extended Care
412-822-3282

Dr. Ann Danoff

Specialty Care
215-823-5800 x207200

Dr. Kristen Veraldi

Specialty Care
412-360-1690

Dr. George Tzanis

Primary Care
215-823-5800 x4347

Dr. Robert Krouse

Surgical Care
215-823-5800

Dr. Henkie Tan

Surgical Care
412-360-6155

VISN 4 Program Staff

Barbara Wallace

Business Implementation
412-822-3320

Jacob Spruance

Capital Asset Management
302-994-2511 x4013

Karen Earhart

Caregiver Support Program
878-271-6174

Anne Mikolajczak

Clinic Access; Compensation & Pension
724-524-1482

Natalie Bulger

Compliance
412-822-3419

Adam Bluth

Connected Care
412-822-3407

Scott Hesson

Environmental Management
814-860-2196

Craig Wingate (Acting)

Equal Employment Opportunity
814-943-8164 x8165

Kate Holsinger

Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer
412-822-3398

Teresa Waksmonski-Frye

Finance (Deputy)
304-841-3889

Wendell Sherman

Health Informatics
412-822-3436

Kimberly Sekiya

Healthcare Technology
610-384-7711 x4481

Bill Cress

Homelessness; Transition and Care Management
412-822-3425

Amber Mesoras

Human Resources (Deputy)
412-419-7769

Steven Rios

Information Resources; Data Warehouse
814-860-2766

James McKinley

Logistics
570-830-7020

Howard Schappell

Logistics (Deputy)
717-272-6621 x5569

Lisa Kendziora

My HealtheVet; Secure Messaging
814-860-2939

Kathleen Leone

Patient Safety
814-860-2226

Eric Dill

Pharmacy
302-994-2511 x5604

Douglas Hilliard

Prosthetics
878-271-6622

Kelly Liartis

Quality Management; High Reliability (Deputy)
412-652-8563

Mark Grode

Risk & Utilization Management
412-822-3321

Beth Olesh

Strategic Planning;
Designated Learning Officer

412-822-3415

Michael Ricci

Systems Redesign
814-860-2966

Matthew Rowley

Veterans Experience
412-742-3424

Karen O'Neal

Voluntary Services
814-860-2454

Amy Stewart

Whole Health
724-282-5530

Desmarie DeCuir

Women's Health; Health Promotion Disease Prevention
412-822-3377

VISN 4 Program Leads

Tammy Oppelt

Credentialing & Privileging
267-398-9850

Dr. Lewis Kaplan

Critical Care
215-823-5800 x6084

Dr. Hemal Desai

Dental
215-823-5800 x6941

Carol George

Dietetic/Nutrition
724-285-2426

Dr. Adrian D'Amico

Emergency Department
412-360-1451

Dr. Daniel Nackley

Environmental Health
814-943-8164 x7467

Beth Howard

Financial Quality Assurance
412-822-3322

Josef Niznik

Financial Quality Assurance
412-822-3303

Jennifer Fouse

Infection Prevention
814-943-8164

Paola Montross

MOVE!
570-824-3521 x4892

Sharon Coyle

Nursing
878-271-6671

Dr. Daniel Russell

Optometry
814-943-8164 x7185

Kelly Bieber

Pain Management
215-823-5800 x6256

Rebecca McCarthy

Pain Management
412-360-6879

Dr. Sandra Blakowski

Palliative Care & Hospice
412-360-1293

Dr. Richard LaTour

Prevention of Amputation in Veterans Everywhere (PAVE)
717-228-5952

Dr. Keith Robinson

SCI Group; Traumatic Brain Injury; Polytrauma Level II
215-823-5800 x5220

Peter Albert

Suicide Prevention
898-271-6096

Dr. Carl Reese

Surgery
717-272-6621

Directory last updated: August 4, 2020