Leadership Team - Salem VA Medical Center
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Salem VA Medical Center


Leadership Team

Rebecca J. Stackhouse, MA, CTRS, FACHE,, Medical Center Director

Rebecca J. Stackhouse, MA, CTRS, FACHE, | 540-982-2463 Ext. 2100

Medical Center Director

CAREER CHRONOLOGY: October 2016 - Present - Medical Center Director, Salem, VAMC 2016 – October 2016 - Interim Medical Center Director, Salem VAMC 2012 – 2016 - Associate Director, Salem VAMC 2010 – 2012 - Associate Director, William Jennings Bryan Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC Assistant Medical Center Director, VAMC, Dayton, OH Service Line Manager, Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service, VAMC Lebanon, PA AA to Chief of Staff and Performance Improvement Specialist, VAMC, Lebanon, PA Program Coordinator, Day Treatment Center, VAMC Memphis, TN Recreation Therapist, VAMC Palo Alto, CA EDUCATION: Masters in Health Administration, Central Michigan University Bachelors in Recreation Therapy, Central Michigan University PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS: VA Graduate Healthcare Administration Program Network Executive Health Care Leadership Institute Executive Career Field Candidate Development Program, 2007 – 2009 Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Board Certified in healthcare administration by American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) – fellow status

Allen R. Moye, MS, Associate Director

Allen R. Moye, MS | 540-982-2463 Ext. 2102

Associate Director

CAREER CHRONOLOGY: May 2017 - Present - Associate Director, Salem, VAMC 2014 – April 2017 - Associate Director, Beckley VAMC, Beckley WV 2004 – 2014 – Chief Health Administration Service, Beckley WV 2003– 2004 – Information Technology Specialist, Beckley, WV Administrative Officer of the Day, Beckley, WV Ward Clerk, Beckley, WV File Clerk, Beckley WV EDUCATION: Masters in Strategic Leadership, Mountain State University Bachelors in Organizational Leadership, Management Development, College of West Virginia

Francis Cannizzo Jr. MD, PhD, FACS, Chief of Staff

Francis Cannizzo Jr. MD, PhD, FACS | 540-982-2463 Ext. 2104

Chief of Staff

Dr. Frank Cannizzo has served as the Chief Medical Officer for the Salem VA Medical Center since December 2019, where he is responsible for the clinical operation and management of services throughout the Medical Center and Outpatient Clinics. Dr. Cannizzo is board certified in Surgical Oncology, General Surgery and Clinical Informatics. Dr. Cannizzo obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physiology and Anatomy from Boston University. He subsequently graduated from Boston University School of Medicine where he earned a Medical Doctorate and a PhD in Pathology (Nutrition and Cancer). He recently obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Cannizzo is a Fellow of the America College of Surgeons and of the Society for Surgical Oncology. Dr. Cannizzo served as the Director of Surgical Oncology at Hartford HealthCare Medical Group prior to coming to the Salem VAMC. Dr. Cannizzo is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and is currently assigned to the 76th Operational Response Command, where he serves as the Command Surgeon. He has had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as humanitarian missions to Guam, Vietnam and Cambodia.

Herimone L. Chappell, MD, FACP, FACHE, Deputy Chief of Staff

Herimone L. Chappell, MD, FACP, FACHE | 540-982-2463 Ext. 2104

Deputy Chief of Staff

Dr. Herimone (Les) Chappell, FACP, FACHE, is the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Salem VA Medical Center. In this role she is the number 2 physician at the medical center, responsible for clinical operations and management of services, under the leadership of the Chief of Staff. Dr. Chappell graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia. She started her career in private practice in Central Ohio and ultimately retired from that role as the managing partner. She is the former Chief of Internal Medicine for N.A.T.O. Healthcare Brussels, Belgium; Regional Medical Director for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Region V Tricare, and an Internal Medicine Consultant for Department of Defense - U.S. Army Clinics, USAEUR Command. She began her VHA career 17 years ago at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Chappell has been a staff physician, Lead Physician for PACT, Chief Medical Officer for the Corpus Christi Outpatient Clinic in VISN 17 , and most recently the Medical Director and Associate Chief of Staff for the Kernersville HCC, as part of the Salisbury Health Care System. Dr. Chappell has over 28 years of experience in the practice of medicine, clinical operations and health care policy with a focus on health care management. She is a fellow in American College of Physicians and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Pamela McAnally, MSN, RN, Associate Director Patient/Nursing Service

Pamela McAnally, MSN, RN | 540-982-2463 Ext. 2401

Associate Director Patient/Nursing Service

Pam McAnally, MSN, RN, is the Associate Direct for Patient Care Services for Salem VA Medical Center. Ms. McAnally is responsible for management and oversight to the facility’s Nursing Service, Chaplin Service, and Sterile Processing Service. She previously served as the Chief Nurse of Specialty Care since 2015, where she was responsible for nursing personnel in the OR/PACU, Medical and Surgical Specialty Clinics, Preadmission Clinic, Outpatient Surgery and Procedural Unit, Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Cath and Recovery, Dialysis, and Chemo Infusion Unit. Ms. McAnally also completed a detail as the Acting Associate Director for Patient Care Services at the Marion, Illinois VA Medical Center from August 2017 to February 2018. Ms. McAnally joined the Salem VA Medical Center in 2005 as a staff nurse in the Day Hospital/Pain Clinic and has also served as a Nurse Manager for several of the procedural and specialty clinics. Prior to coming to the Salem VAMC, Ms. McAnally was a business owner and case manager for workers’ compensation injuries, long term disability, long term care assessment, and medical reviews. She also has previous ICU and free-standing surgery center experience. Ms. McAnally received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Radford University in 1987. She completed her Master of Science in Healthcare Systems Management from Loyola University in 2010.