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VA Loma Linda Healthcare System

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Randy Quinton, MS

Randy Quinton, MS | 909-825-7084

Interim Medical Center Director

Randy Quinton, is serving as the Interim Medical Center Director for VA Loma Linda Healthcare System. Mr. Quinton assumed this position effective July 5, 2018.

Randy Quinton was appointed Deputy Network Director of VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) in September 2013. In this role he has responsibility for the five Network healthcare systems providing care to 1.2 million Veterans living in Southern California and Southern Nevada. Prior to this role, he served as Network Chief Information Officer for VISN 22 under the Office of Information and Technology.

Mr. Quinton previously served in variety of Office of Information Technology leadership positions, including acting Regional Director and Facility Chief Information Officer for VA Sepulveda and VA West Los Angeles. He began his VA career as a graduate of the VA Clinical Engineering training program and subsequently served as a supervisory Biomedical Engineer for thirteen years before moving into IT. He has served on national workgroups and projects both as an engineer and IT professional.

Mr. Quinton has undergraduate degrees in Journalism from the University of Tulsa and Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Masters Degree in Information Technology from the Azusa Pacific University. He has 34 years of VA experience.


Portrait of Shane M. Elliott, MBA

Shane M. Elliott, MBA | 909-825-7084

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 served as the Acting Medical Center Director from October 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013 and from October 1-November 30, 2014.

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 in 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. Elliott’s 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 John Tacheff, DDS

John Tacheff, DDS | (909)825-7084

Acting Chief of Staff

Dr. John Tacheff is a US Navy Veteran who comes to the VA Loma Linda with 34 years of Clinical and Managerial experience. He is a native Californian who grew up in the Southern California area. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Minor Degree’s in Marketing and Business Management from Chaminade University of Honolulu. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. For 25 years, Dr. Tacheff owned and operated two very successful Dental practices in northern California. While in practice, Dr. Tacheff taught at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry’s AEGD clinic where he was awarded the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence. For the next five years he worked for the Department of Defense for the US Army at Fort Riley Kansas. He was the first civilian to run clinic operations for the US Army and the position of Chief Department of Dentistry was created. Dr. Tacheff was awarded The Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, Commanders Coin of Excellence Fort Riley Dental Activity, US Army Dental Command Award for Excellence, Western Regional Dental Command Award for Excellence and Outstanding Performance, US Army Garrison Fort Riley Award for Excellence, Fort Riley Mobilization Deployment Brigade Award for Excellence, and the Task Force 4-1 Dragons Operation Enduring Freedom XIII award for Excellence. Dr. Tacheff laterally transferred to the VA in 2014 where he joined the Dental Service at the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System first as a Dentist and later as the Dental Service Chief. In February of 2018 he was asked to serve as the Acting Chief of Staff and is currently to date performing that position.


Portrait of Melissa Lloyd, DNP, MSN-ED, RN, PCCN

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

Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nursing Services/Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Lloyd joined VALLHCS on January 6, 2014, from New Mexico Veterans Administration Health Care System where she served as Associate Chief, Nursing Service. Dr. Lloyd is a U.S. Army Veteran and brings 18 years of nursing and nursing leadership experience to VALLHCS. Dr. Lloyd possesses a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and is a nationally certified progressive care nurse. Dr. 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.


Portrait of Prachi V. Asher, FACHE

Prachi V. Asher, FACHE | 909-825-7084

Assistant Director

Ms. Asher 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 Master’s 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). From October 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, Ms. Asher served as the VA Loma Linda Healthcare System Acting Associate Director for Administration. She also assumed the role as Acting Associate Director for Administration from October 1 - November 30, 2014.