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VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network


Leadership Team

Portrait of Jeffery Milligan

Jeffery Milligan | 817-652-1111

Network Director

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 VA’s Executive Career Field Training Program (2005) and 2005 Leadership VA Class.

Portrait of Wendell Jones, MD

Wendell Jones, MD | 817-385-3772

Chief Medical Officer

Portrait of Mark Doskocil, FACHE

Mark Doskocil, FACHE | 817-385-3764

Deputy Network Director

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Suzette Allick | 817-385-3792

Planning & Development Manager

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Matt Dick | 817-385-3730

Safety & Occupational Health Manager

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Jacqueline Dixon, RN | 817-385-3773

Patient Safety Manager

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Denise B Elliott, FACHE, CLSSBB | 817-385-3734

Quality Management Officer

Portrait of Heloise Ferguson, MSW/MPH

Heloise Ferguson, MSW/MPH | 214.857.0943

VISN 17 Homeless Coordinator

Portrait of Brian H Foresman, DO, MS

Brian H Foresman, DO, MS | (210) 694-6231

Chief Health Information Officer

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Rachonda Gonzales | 817-385-3771

Human Resources Manager

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Shenita W. Guillory, MBA/MHA | 817.385.5935

Telehealth Rural Access Program Manager

Portrait of Steve Holliday, PhD, ABPP

Steve Holliday, PhD, ABPP | (210) 694-6223

Chief Mental Health Officer