VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network
Jeffery Milligan | 817-652-1111
Jeffery Milligan was appointed as Director for VISN 17 on April 30, 2017. VISN 17 encompasses all of the health care systems in Texas, with the exception of Houston. The health care system in Houston, TX is expected to transition to VISN 17 in FY18.
Mr. Milligan served as Director of VA North Texas Veterans Health Care System in Dallas from 2011 - 2017. He served as Director at VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System in Harlingen, Texas, from 2008 - 2011, after also serving as Acting Director for South Texas Veterans Health Care System in San Antonio.
From 2005 - 2008, Mr. Milligan served as Associate Director of VA North Texas Health Care System Prior and previously was Acting Deputy Director for Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple.
Mr. Milligan began his VA career in 1989 as a general engineer at the Nashville VAMC. From 1990-1993, he served as a Project Engineer and Assistant Chief Engineer at the Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, Georgia. In 1994, he was selected as the Assistant Chief Engineer at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC in Charleston, South Carolina, and subsequently became the Chief Engineer, serving in that capacity for approximately five years.
He was the Administrator of the Austin Outpatient Clinic from 1999 to 2001 and served as Staff Assistant to the Director of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System from 2001-2003, at which time he became the Acting Deputy Director for the Central Texas system.
Mr. Milligan holds a Master of Science degree in Health Care Administration from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of VAâ€™s Executive Career Field Training Program (2005) and 2005 Leadership VA Class.
Wendell Jones, MD | 817-385-3772
Chief Medical Officer
Mark Doskocil, FACHE | 817-385-3764
Deputy Network Director
Suzette Allick | 817-385-3792
Planning & Development Manager
Matt Dick | 817-385-3730
Safety & Occupational Health Manager
Jacqueline Dixon, RN | 817-385-3773
Patient Safety Manager
Denise B Elliott, FACHE, CLSSBB | 817-385-3734
Quality Management Officer
Heloise Ferguson, MSW/MPH | 214.857.0943
VISN 17 Homeless Coordinator
Brian H Foresman, DO, MS | (210) 694-6231
Chief Health Information Officer
Kathryn E Gifford | (210) 412-7631
Public Affairs Officer
Rachonda Gonzales | 817-385-3771
Human Resources Manager
Shenita W. Guillory, MBA/MHA | 817.385.5935
Telehealth Rural Access Program Manager
Steve Holliday, PhD, ABPP | (210) 694-6223
Chief Mental Health Officer