Leadership Team - VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network
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VA Heart of Texas Health Care Network

 

Leadership Team

Wendell Jones, MD, MBA, Network Director

Wendell Jones, MD, MBA | 817-652-1111

Network Director

Dr. Wendell Jones is the Network Director at the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) No. 17 in Arlington. He directs all clinical activities at seven VA healthcare facilities in Texas. Dr. Jones received his Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and his Medical Degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. He worked as a staff physician at the Miami VA Medical Center and as an Emergency Care physician at two hospitals in Miami. Dr. Jones was awarded an Executive Master’s in Business Administration by the University of Miami. Dr. Jones served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care at the Amarillo VA Medical Center in Amarillo, while holding a staff position at Texas Tech School of Medicine. Dr. Jones was also Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System and was on staff at UT Health Science Center San Antonio. He also served as the Acting Chief of Staff. Presently, Dr. Jones holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition, he has served as the Acting Network Director in VISN 17 for various times, including approximately one year in 2015. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and is a Certified Physician Executive with the American Association of Physician Leadership. He served as the Internal Medicine section Chair with the National Medical Association and remains on the executive board. He also held the position of the Secretary/Treasurer for the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine Services. He also is on the American Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council.


Jamie Park, Ed.D., Deputy Network Director

Jamie Park, Ed.D. | 817-652-1111

Deputy Network Director

Dr. Jamie Park joined VISN 17 as the Deputy Network Director in April 2021. Dr. Park has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish with a double minor in English and English as a Second Language from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. She completed both a Masters Degree (M.Ed.) and a Doctorate (Ed.D.) from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX with a concentration in Higher Education. Dr. Park spent several years as an administrator in higher education institutions before joining the VA. Dr. Park began her VA career in 2008 when she joined the West Texas VA Health Care System in Big Spring, TX as the Chief of Education. While in West Texas, Dr. Park also served as the Executive Assistant to the Medical Center Director and as acting Associate Director. Dr. Park joined the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System in 2013 as the Executive Assistant to the Medical Center Director before joining VISN 17 in 2015 as the Executive Assistant to the Network Director. In 2018, Dr. Park moved to El Paso, TX where she served as the Associate Director of the El Paso VA Health Care Center for three years. Dr. Park has served as faculty for VISN level Leadership Development Institute, completed VHA’s Health Care Leadership Candidate Development Program in 2013 and the Excellence in Government Fellows Program in 2020.


Javed H. Tunio, MD, MBA, Acting Chief Medical Officer

Javed H. Tunio, MD, MBA | 817-652-1111

Acting Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Javed Tunio joined VISN 17 as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer as of March 29, 2020. Dr. Tunio completed his Internal Medicine Residency at NYU and Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine New York with additional Non- Invasive and advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Fellowships at Deborah Heart and Lung CTR New Jersey and Cabrini Medical CTR New York respectively. He is a board certified/ re-certified cardiologist with additional level III trainings and board certifications in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular CT and Comprehensive adult Echocardiography. He is also fellowship trained in Cardiovascular MR. Dr. Tunio completed his Executive MBA at Sheldon Lubar School of Business UW Milwaukee before joining Las Vegas VA as the Chief of Cardiovascular Imaging. He has served the leadership roles of Chief of Medicine/ acting Deputy COS at Memphis VA and COS at Iowa City VA before joining VISN 17 office as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Tunio’s clinical accomplishments range from establishing Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship and variety of clinical and research and multi- system-based Quality Management programs to mentoring VISN 23’s first physician leadership intern. His academic achievements got him the appointments of Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Wisconsin, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Nevada School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Iowa. Dr. Tunio brings history and a lot of experience in servant leadership and serves as a member of Servant leadership group at VA Central office.