Leadership Team - Cincinnati VA Medical Center
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Cincinnati VA Medical Center


Leadership Team

Jane Johnson, Interim, Director, Cincinnati VAMC

Jane Johnson | 513-861-3100

Interim, Director, Cincinnati VAMC

Ms. Jane Johnson, MSN, RN, VHA-CM was appointment Interim Medical Center Director on February 16, 2020. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Johnson has served as Associate Director for Patient Care Services since January 2019 at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. the Senior Nurse Advisor for the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 10) since 2016. Ms. Johnson has nearly 30 years of experience in Nursing and Quality Management Leadership roles. Previous positions include: Deputy Network Director and Deputy Quality Management Officer for VISN 10 and an accreditation specialist for the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Ms. Johnson also held several Quality Management leadership positions in industry before joining the Veterans Health Administration in 2007. Ms. Johnson is an Air Force Veteran. She attained an Associate Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Northern Kentucky University in 1984, and a Master of Science in Nursing in Gerontological Mental Health from the University of Cincinnati in 1986.

Jim Hall, PsyD, MBA, Associate Director

Jim Hall | 513-475-6301

PsyD, MBA, Associate Director

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Hall served as a Health Systems Specialist in the VISN 10 Network Office. Dr. Hall’s primary duties included leading Group Practice Management, Patient Centered Care and Whole Health programs across the eleven facilities within Network 10. Previously, Dr. Hall worked closely with the VISN Chief Medical Officer to lead implementation of T21 initiatives, including the Patient Aligned Care Team (PACT) model, across VISN 10. Dr. Hall has also been the VISN 10 champion for Patient Experience. Prior to joining the VISN 10 Network Office, Dr. Hall was a staff psychologist with the National Center for Organization Development where he led large scale organization development initiatives and provided executive coaching services to VHA executives. Dr. Hall received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2002 and Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business in 1994.

Dr. Shilpa Rungta, Acting Chief of Staff

Dr. Shilpa Rungta | 513-475-6302

Acting Chief of Staff

Dr. Rungta is currently serving at the Acting Chief of Staff at Cincinnati VA Medical Center (VAMC). Dr. Rungta has served with the Cincinnati VAMC, as the Service Chief and Lab Director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine beginning in 2015. Dr. Rungta has also held several leadership roles at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center such as Residency Program Rotation Director for Surgical Pathology and Medical Director of rotations and at the University of Cincinnati as the Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor for the Department of Pathology. Prior to coming to the Cincinnati VAMC Dr. Rungta served as the Lab Director for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine for the VA Battle Creek Healthcare System and Chillicothe VA Medical Center. Dr. Rungta received a Medical Degree (M.B.B.S.) from the University of Mumbai, Padmashree Dr. D. Y Patil Medical College, in Navi Mumbai, India. She has an active license to practice in Ohio and Michigan and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Cytopathology. She has also completed certification in Business Foundations from Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration and certification in Health Care Administration from Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati.

Beth Ackerson, Acting, Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Beth Ackerson | 513-475-6320

Acting, Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Ms. Ackerson has been with the Cincinnati VA since 2009. Prior to this role, Ms. Ackerson was the Acting Administrative Chief of Surgical Service. She also previously served as the Chief Nurse Procedural Services and Chief Health Informatics Officer and has assisted with the administrative oversight of multiple other departments within the medical center. She has also championed multiple projects within the Medical Center including the Telecare Companion which received national recognition. Prior to her appointment at the VA, she served as the Director of Perioperative Services for a Northern Kentucky healthcare system. Ms. Ackerson earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Informatics from the University of Colorado. She also serves as an adjunct professor in the Health Informatics Division at Northern Kentucky University.