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Portrait of Adam M. Robinson, Jr., MD

Adam M. Robinson, Jr., MD |

Acting Director, Washington DC VA Medical Center

Dr. Adam M. Robinson, Jr., MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, was appointed Acting Director of the Washington DC VA Medical Center effective April 23, 2018. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Director of the VA Maryland Health Care System since August 23, 2015. He joined the VA in February 2014 as the Chief of Staff at the VA Maryland Health Care System.

Dr. Robinson has over 30 years of experience as a senior leader in the United States Military Healthcare System, culminating in his selection as the 36th Surgeon General of the United States Navy. The Surgeon General is the Chief Executive Officer for Navy and Marine Corps healthcare systems and serves as the primary advisor on all health related care issues and policies for the Secretary of the Navy, the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

Dr. Robinson received his Doctor of Medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana, and completed his Residency in General Surgery at the National Naval Medical Center and Fellowship in Colon-Rectal Surgery at the Carle Foundation Hospital and the University of Illinois School of Medicine in Urbana, Illinois. Dr. Robinson also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Robinson’s personal decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal (three awards), Legion of Merit (two awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal and various service and campaign awards.


Portrait of Charles Faselis, MD

Charles Faselis, MD |

Chief of Staff

Dr. Charles Faselis was named Chief of Staff of the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center in April, 2016.

He is the author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and two books in Internal Medicine. He has received several teaching awards including: Attending-of-the-Year, the Osler award and the Golden Apple award for teaching. He is the former president of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the American Society of Hypertension and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Hypertension.

He has been selected as member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Faselis is a clinician educator who enjoys teaching residents and students in the inpatient and outpatient setting. His research interests include hypertension, diabetes, patient safety and medical education. He received his medical degree from the University Of Athens School of Medicine and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cook County Hospital and Medicine Fellowship at the University of North Carolina.

Prior to being appointed the Chief of Medical Services, Dr. Faselis served as the Associate Chief of Medicine, the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency program and also as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Academic Affairs. He currently is a Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Uniformed Services University.


Portrait of Denise Boehm, RN

Denise Boehm, RN |

Nurse Executive

Ms. Denise Boehm was named Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Chief Nurse Executive in September, 2017.

She previously served as Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the Louis A. Johnson VA Healthcare System in Clarksburg, West Virginia. from 2012 to 2017. Prior to her roles in executive leadership, she served Veterans and staff at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System as a staff nurse, critical care nurse educator, nurse manager of the Emergency Department and associate chief nurse for Primary Care.

Ms. Boehm is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has served in various professional organizations to include: local chapters of the American Nurses Association and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses where she coordinated education and community support events.

She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Leadership and Education from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Nurse Executive-Advanced. Ms. Boehm completed the Network Executive Healthcare Leadership Institute (NEHCLI) and the Nurse Executive Leadership Program at the Federal Executive Institute and is a coach for the Healthcare Leadership Development Program. Ms. Boehm has been an Adjunct Nursing Faculty member at Carlow University and Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania.


Portrait of Jonathan Eckman, P.E.

Jonathan Eckman, P.E. |

Acting Associate Director

Jonathan Eckman was appointed as the Acting Associate Director for the Washington DC VA Medical Center effective April 30, 2018. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Associate Director for Finance for the VA Maryland Health Care System since October 1, 2017.

Prior to his appointment as the Associate Director for Finance for the VA Maryland Health Care System, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Network Director for VISN 5, as well as the Acting Deputy Network Director for VISN 5. Before his appointment at VISN 5, Mr. Eckman served as the Associate Medical Center Director at the Coatesville VA Medical Center in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. From November 2013 through June 2014, he served as the Acting Medical Center Director at the Coatesville VA Medical Center.

Mr. Eckman began his VA career in 2008 as a Project Engineer at the Perry Point VA Medical Center. In 2010, he was promoted to the Project Section Supervisor at the Perry Point VA Medical Center, followed by the appointment to the Executive Assistant to the Associate Director for Finance at the VA Maryland Health Care System.

Mr. Eckman earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Engineering in Project Management from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He is a Veteran and served as an Army Engineer from 2000 until 2004. Mr. Eckman is a Registered Professional Engineer with the State of Maryland.


Portrait of Stanley L. Staton

Stanley L. Staton |

Acting Assistant Director

Mr. Stanley Staton was named Acting Assistant Director of the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center in November 2017.

He joins the Washington DC team from Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MEDVAMC) in Houston, Texas, where he served as Chief of Police, acting Associated Director, acting Chief, Environmental Management Services and Facility Planner.

Mr. Staton is a retired Army Veteran with 26 years of distinguished service. He is a Florida native, earning his BA in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo University in Florida and his MBA at the University of Phoenix. Beyond his academic accomplishments, Mr. Staton is a graduate of the Leadership Veterans Affairs (LVA) , a Mentor (fellow level ) and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).