Leadership Team - Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center
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Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center

 

Leadership Team

Barbara Forsha MSN, RN, ET, Interim Medical Center Director

Barbara Forsha MSN, RN, ET | 304-623-7602

Interim Medical Center Director

Barbara Forsha, RN, MSN, ET is the Deputy Director of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System where she is responsible for numerous departments and oversees healthcare provided to 80,000 veterans in a two-campus facility. Her VA career began in March of 1998 as the Nurse Manger of three large outpatient clinics and the Emergency Department. She has held progressively responsible positions including the Director of Quality and Patient Safety; VISN 4 Quality Management Officer in VISN 4; and has assumed details as the Network Deputy Director and Acting Director of the Butler VA, Erie VA Medical Center, Pittsburgh VAMC, and Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center. Ms. Forsha has a Masters Degree in Critical Care Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a graduate of the Healthcare Leadership Institute Members Only training and the Senior Executive Assessment Program.


Terry Massey, Associate Director

Terry Massey | 304-623-7604

Associate Director

Mr. Terry Massey was appointed as the Associate Director at the Louis A. Johnson Veteran Affairs Medical Center 07 Aug 2017. Prior to his arrival at the Clarksburg VAMC, Mr. Massey was the Chief Financial Officer at the Beckley VAMC. Mr. Massey, Master Sergeant retired, served in the United States Military for over 25 honorable years. He began his career as a Nuclear Biological Chemical Specialist with the USAR 318th Chemical Company. Prior to retirement, Mr. Massey served and ended his career with the DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force as their Budget Officer. During his military career, Mr. Massey awards included Soldier and Volunteer of the Year in his unit. He is decorated with several medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and many others. During his military service, he was awarded several civilian awards including the Alabama Governor’s Outstanding Enlisted Representative Award for dedicated and professional military service to the citizens of Alabama and the United States. Mr. Massey, Staff Sergeant Massey at the time, was the Drug Demand Reduction Coordinator for the 121st ARCOM and attended the National Interagency Counterdrug Institute for training. Mr. Massey has been recognized for his community service by the United States Army, City of Birmingham, Alabama, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and many other civilian agencies for his leadership and community service.


Pramoda Devabhaktuni, MD, Chief of Staff

Pramoda Devabhaktuni, MD | 304-623-7606

Chief of Staff

Dr. Devabhaktuni was appointed as the Chief of Staff on March 20, 2016, and has served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Primary and Specialty Care Service for the past 15 years. She has nearly 30 years of experience practicing medicine with 20 years at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center. She continues to manage a panel of primary care patients. Prior to her VA career, Dr. Devabhaktuni practiced in Fairmont, WV and in Natchez, MS. Dr. Devabhaktuni has received her Bachelors of Science and medical degree from Delhi University, India. She completed a fellowship in anesthesiology and is board certified in the specialty of Internal Medicine.


Kathleen J. Barry, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Kathleen J. Barry, DNP, RN, NEA-BC | 304-623-7608

Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Kathleen Barry DNP, MHA, RN, NEA-BC is serving as the Acting ADPCS at the Clarksburg VAMC. Dr. Barry received her BSN from the University of New Hampshire, MHA from Simmons College, Boston and DNP from Georgetown University. She is ANCC board certified as a Nurse Executive-Advanced, and is a Johnson and Johnson/Wharton School of Business Nurse Executive Fellow. Dr. Barry held multiple nursing leadership positions in tertiary and community teaching hospitals in Boston and executive leadership positions within Inova Health System in Northern Virginia. She also has experience as an administrative and nurse surveyor for The Joint Commission. Dr. Barry joined the VA in 2010 and was appointed the Chief Nursing Officer in 2011 at the Washington D.C. VAMC and joined the Office of Nursing Service as the National Program Director for Workforce and Leadership in 2016. She has been serving as Acting Deputy Executive Director for ONS for the past year.


Miranda Sandreth, Quality Management Officer

Miranda Sandreth | 304-623-3461 Ext. 3741

Quality Management Officer