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VA Healthcare-VISN 4

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Timothy W. Liezert

Timothy W. Liezert | 412-822-3314

Interim Network Director

Mr. Liezert is currently the Director of the Orlando VA Medical Center since August 2006. Mr. Liezert served as Acting VISN 8 Network Director from March 2017 to February 2018. Previously, Mr. Liezert served as Acting Director and Associate Director at the VA Western New York Healthcare System and Acting Director at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. His tenure also includes positions as 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

Vacant

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

Human Resources Officer
412-822-3437

Jo Petro

Executive Assistant
412-822-3315

VISN 4 Program Staff

Barbara Wallace

Business Implementation
412-822-3320

Joseph Delanko

Capital Asset Management
814-860-2094

Anne Mikolajczak

Clinic Access; Compensation & Pension
724-524-1482

Natalie Bulger

Compliance
412-822-3419

Adam Bluth

Connected Care
412-822-3407

Vacant

Deputy Chief Financial Officer
412-822-3296

Craig Wingate (Acting)

Equal Employment Opportunity
814-943-8164 x8165

Kate Holsinger

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

Wendell Sherman

Health Informatics
412-822-3436

Bill Cress

Homelessness; OEF/OIF Coordinator
412-822-3425

Denise Plis

Information Resources; Data Warehouse
570-824-3521 x7370

James McKinley

Logistics
570-830-7020

Angela Keen

Mental Health
412-822-3416

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

Mark Grode

Risk & Utilization Management
412-822-3321

Beth Olesh

Strategic Planning;
Designated Learning Officer

412-822-3415

Leslyann Roose

Telehealth Coordinator
814-943-8164 x5042

Karen O'Neal

Voluntary Services
814-860-2454

Desmarie DeCuir

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

VISN 4 Program Leads

Dr. Kristen Veraldi

Acute Medicine
412-360-1690

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. Shannon Brown

Emergency Department
215-823-5800 x4163

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

Dr. John Oldershaw

Imaging
412-360-3314

Jennifer Fouse

Infection Prevention
814-943-8164

Dr. Darshana Jhala

Pathology/Laboratory
215-823-5800 x4421

Paola Montross

MOVE!
570-824-3521 x4892

Sharon Coyle

Nursing and Geriatrics & Extended Care
878-271-6671

Dr. Daniel Russell

Optometry
814-943-8164 x7185

Nancy Wiedemer

Pain Management
215-823-5800 x3933

Dr. Sandra Blakowski

Palliative Care & Hospice
412-360-1293

Dr. Richard LaTour

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

Dr. George Tzanis

Primary Care
215-823-5800 x4347

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