Interim Medical Center Director
Michael W. Fisher assumed the position of Interim Director, VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon on October 9, 2013. Prior to that Michael W. Fisher assumed the position of Deputy Network Director for the VA NW Health Network in March 2008. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer for the VA Northwest Health Network in May 2006. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing the administration functions of VISN 20, a system of 8 medical centers and 31 clinics in a four state region.
Prior to coming to the Network, Mr. Fisher spent thirteen years at the VA Medical Center in New Orleans in a variety of positions. From 2003 to 2006 Mr. Fisher served as the VA New Orleansí Chief Financial Officer. In this position he received numerous commendations from the Network, particularly in recognition of his accomplishments in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Mr. Fisher has over 20 yearsí experience in Federal service. He began his VA career as an Accounting Technician. He has direct experience in all aspects of federal financial systems as well as revenue, compliance and human resources functions. In 2007, he successfully completed VAís Health Care Leadership Institute Training, an advanced training program offered to a limited number of future leaders within the organization.
Mr. Fisher received his B.A. in Accounting and CPA certification in 1994. He currently serves on a number of national committees and workgroups.
Acting Deputy Director
Floss Mambourg began her career at the Ohio University Hospital working in the Surgical Oncology Unit. She soon moved to Eugene, Oregon where she taught Nursing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Lane Community College and worked at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, OR as In-service Education Director.
In 1986, Floss began working at Portland VA Medical Center after completing a Mastersí Degree from the Oregon Health Sciences University College of Nursing and a Masters in Public Administration from Portland State University.
She is particularly proud of her leadership working with the VA/community partnership workgroup that created Central Park Place (a subsidized, low income housing program with half its apartments designated specifically for veterans) on the Vancouver Campus. Additionally, from 1996 to 2001, Floss served as Director of the VISN20 Assisted Living Pilot Program, a national demonstration study looking at the benefit of VA providing assisted living services for veterans. Floss has been the Associate Chief Nursing Officer for the past several years and currently is the Assistant Director for Patient Centered Care at the Portland VA Medical Center, one of few VA tertiary medical centers that achieved Magnet designation (initial in May 2006 and re-designated in December 2010).
Chief of Staff
Dr. Tom Anderson was appointed as Chief of Staff of the Portland VA Medical Center in March 2010. Dr. Tom Anderson completed his medical degree at Oregon Health & Sciences University in 1978. He completed his internal medicine postgraduate training at the University of Iowa and at Providence Medical Center in Portland, Ore. He then served as the Chief of the Medical Service at the Grand Junction VA Medical Center in Colorado for four years before returning to the Portland area in 1988 to join a private practice internal medicine group. He served as Medical Director of Providence Newberg Internal Medicine, and on the Executive Committee of the newly formed Providence Medical Group.
In 1998, Anderson accepted the position as the Portland VA Medical Center primary care group practice manager and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at OHSU. In 2001, he assumed the role as director of Hospital Medicine Program in the Division of Hospital and Specialty Medicine. Since 2007, he has served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Medical Practice (Deputy Chief of Staff) from 2007 until his appointment to Chief of Staff in 2010.
In addition to these positions, Dr Anderson has had substantial impact on clinical systems improvement through multiple endeavors, including his longstanding co-chairperson role on the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
Deputy Director for Patient Care Services, Chief Nursing Officer
Ms. Chapman was appointed Chief Nurse Executive for the Portland VA Medical Center on April 28, 1996. She is responsible for the professional practice of 950 nursing staff at two campuses and six CBOCís, as well as Critical Care, Emergency, and Acute Care, Emergency Medical Services, Critical Care Medicine, Nursing Professional Services, Nursing Research, Escort, IV and PICC Teams, Utilization Review, Imaging, Lab, Audiology, and Speech Pathology. Funded by the Primary Care Program Office, she served a 15-month detail in Washington, DC as the Nursing Program Manager for the national development of the VHA PACT Model.
In 2006 and 2010, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) awarded PVAMC its highest honor, the Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing. Portland was the third VA to receive this designation, an achievement attained by only 3% of all American hospitals. Prior to her current position, Ms. Chapman served in eight private sector community, urban, and academic medical centers. She has held a number of progressively complex management, administrative, and executive positions, having been in Chief Nurse Executive positions since 1988.
Kathleen received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1975 and a Master of Science in Nursing degree in 1977, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is Board Certified from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive, Advanced, holds Board Certification as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), is a certified VHA Mentor Fellow and serves on national VHA and professional committees. She has held membership on Oregon and VHA ACHE Regentís Advisory Boards, having received Service Awards and the VHA Regentís Award for Senior Leadership in 2006.
Ms. Chapmanís appointments include Adjunct Faculty at Portland State University, Adjunct Faculty at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and she is an ANCC Magnet Appraiser.
Acting Assistant Director
Bernard G. Deazley IV was appointed as the Acting Assistant Director, Portland VAMC in October 2013. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Deazley served as the Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff at the Portland VAMC. Mr. Deazley joined the VA as coop student in 1993 following graduate school. During his VA tenure Mr. Deazley has held positions of progressive responsibility in research and development, primary care, mental health, operative care and the executive staff. Mr. Deazley has also served at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System.
Mr. Deazley is a graduate of the Annenberg Leadership Institute and VHAís Healthcare Leadership Develop Program. Mr. Deazley received his Bachelor of Science degree from Willamette University (Salem, OR) in 1991. In 1993, he earned his Master of Public Administration degree at the Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR).
Mr. Deazley is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.