Prachi V. Asher, FACHE, joined the management team at VA Loma Linda Healthcare System in June 2011. Ms. Asher received her Bachelors and Masters 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).
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 Bachelors of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Loma Linda University, and completed his Masters 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.
AD for Patient/Nursing Services
In May 1997, Anne M. Gillespie, RN, was appointed the Vice President for Patient Care and Administration of the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (VALLHCS). The HCS reorganized their organizational structure in October 2002, and Ms. Gillespie assumed the role as the Associate Director for Patient Care and Nursing Service of the VA Loma Linda Health Care System (VALLHCS).
Ms. Gillespie is a native of New York and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from the St. Joseph College, Emmitsburg, Maryland, and a Master of Science in Nursing Service Administration, from the Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. She joined the VA in 1972 and prior to being appointed as the Associate Director for Patient Care and Nursing Services she held several clinical positions within the VA system. She holds faculty appointments at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Loma Linda University School of Nursing.
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.