Our Leadership

Statuatory Members:

John Whited, MD, Associate Chief of Staff for Research – DVAHCS, Board President
Kenneth Goldberg, MD, Chief of Staff – DVAHCS, Board Vice-President
Liana Puscas, MD, MHS, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, DVAHCS, Board Secretary/Treasurer
Marri Fryar, MBA, MHA, BSN-RN, NE-BC, VHA-CM, Interim Executive Director, DVAHCS

At Large or Community Members:

John Fairbank, PhD
Phil Landis, Veterans Advocate
Brian Letourneau, MPH
Dennis Shipman, PhD
Robert Adams, MD

Whistleblower contact 
Individuals are encouraged to report any activities that they believe to be illegal or improper to Brian Letourneau (Board of Directors representative) via direct telephone 919-620-8282 or email at

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