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VA Loma Linda Healthcare System


Leadership Team

Portrait of Barbara Fallen, FACHE

Barbara Fallen, FACHE | 909-583-6002


Barbara Fallen was appointed as the Medical Center Director, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, on July 1, 2013. In this role she has responsibility for the overall management of the 1b tertiary care teaching facility that provides primary health care services to more than 67,000 Veterans in Southern California's Inland Empire and portions of Southern Nevada.

Ms. Fallen previously served as the VISN 22 Deputy Network Director, Acting Director for VA Southern Nevada and Acting VISN 22 Network Director. She has held high level positions at VA healthcare systems in Long Beach; Albuquerque, Phoenix, Temple Texas and Hines, Illinois. She is a graduate of the prestigious Presidential Management Intern Program. Her VA career started in Clinical Nutrition at Hines VA in Chicago. She progressed within the ranks of Food and Nutrition Service until transitioning into an administrative career in 1987.

Ms. Fallen received her undergraduate degree in Nutrition from San Diego State University in 1981 and Masters of Public Administration and Healthcare Administration degree from Arizona State University in 1987. She is Registered Dietitian and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Portrait of Shane M. Elliott, MBA

Shane M. Elliott, MBA | 909-583-6005

AD for Administration

In December 2006, Mr. Shane M. Elliott was appointed as the Associate Director for Administration of the VA Loma Linda Health Care System (VALLHCS).

Mr. Elliott is a native of New York and received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Loma Linda University, and completed his Master's of Business Administration from the University of Redlands. He joined the VA in 1990 and prior to being appointed to Associate Director he held several positions within the VA. During Mr. Elliottís career with the Department of Veterans Affairs he has held various clinical and administrative positions with increasing responsibility. Mr. Elliott is a member of the San Gorgonio Search and Rescue Team, a volunteer organization that rescues lost hikers in the San Gorgonio wilderness.

Portrait of Dwight C. Evans, M.D.

Dwight C. Evans, M.D. | (909) 583-6007

Chief of Staff

In May 1997, Dwight C. Evans, MD, was appointed the Vice President for Ambulatory Care and Healthcare Administration of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (VALLHCS). In October 2002, Dr. Evans was appointed the Chief of Staff of the VA Loma Linda Health Care System (VALLHCS).

Dr. Evans is a native of New York and received a Bachelorís Degree in History from Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee; and his MD from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, California. He holds professional licensures in Tennessee and California and completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He joined the VA in 1986 and prior to being appointed as the Chief of Staff he held several positions at VALLHCS. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine and the Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management for the Loma Linda School of Public Health.

Portrait of Melissa Lloyd, RN, MSN, ED

Melissa Lloyd, RN, MSN, ED | (909)825-7084 x6103

AD for Patient Care Services/Nursing

Mrs. Lloyd joined VALLHCS on January 6, 2014, from New Mexico Veterans Administration Health Care System where she served as Associate Chief, Nursing Service. Mrs. Lloyd is a U.S. Army Veteran and brings 18 years of nursing and nursing leadership experience to VALLHCS. Mrs. Lloyd possesses a Master's degree in Nursing with an emphasis on nursing education. She is a nationally certified progressive care nurse and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Mrs. Lloyd has held a variety of clinical and leadership positions in tertiary and community teaching hospitals in the Albuquerque, NM area. Her past clinical experience includes progressive care, emergency services, telemetry and cardiothoracic sub-acute care with leadership in both inpatient and outpatient care settings. Mrs. Lloyd was honored with the Nursing Excellence Leadership of the year award in 2013 for New Mexico.

Portrait of Prachi V. Asher, FACHE

Prachi V. Asher, FACHE | 909-583-6005

Assistant Director

Prachi V. Asher, FACHE, joined the management team at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System in June 2011. Ms. Asher received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She continued her studies earning a Masters in Health Services Administration and MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ms. Asher joined the VA in 2004, starting her VA career at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, in Cincinnati Ohio. She has also held positions at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and served a detail as the Assistant Director at the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a certified clinical engineer and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).