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VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System


Leadership Team

Portrait of John P. Collins, FACHE

John P. Collins, FACHE | 413-582-3000

Medical Center Director

Mr. John P. Collins was appointed as the Director for the VA Central Western Massachusetts Health Care System, September 22, 2014. Mr. Collins has a strong healthcare background in the US Army including being the Chief Operating Officer for the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany; the Commanding (CEO) for the Winn Army Community Hospital in Ft. Stewart, GA, and culminating as the Commander, Europe Regional Medical Command, U.S. Army, Sembach, Germany. Mr. Collins has master's degrees in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Education, and National Resource Management.

Portrait of Duane Gill

Duane Gill | 413-582-3000

Associate Medical Center Director

Duane B. Gill was appointed Associate Director of the VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in July 2014. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Senior Health System Specialist, including a detail as the Acting Assistant Director, at the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital in Columbia, Mo. From July 2013 to January 2014, Gill served as interim Associate Director at the Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System. In that role, he was responsible to the Healthcare System Director for the proper and efficient management of the administrative and operational support service lines within the healthcare system. Specifically, Gill exercised direct oversight of Resource Management, Facilities Management, Human Resources, Logistics, Environmental Management, Safety, the Business Office, and Police. As the Senior Health System Specialist at the Columbia, Mo. VAMC, Gill served as facility Strategic Planner and Special Assistant to the Medical Center Director.

He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Eastern Kentucky University and a master's degree in management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Gill is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a graduate of the Graduate Healthcare Administration Training Program (GHATP) Health Systems Management training program. He is a graduate of the Network Executive Health Care Leadership Institute (NECHLI) class of 2011 and is certified at the Fellow level in the VHA mentoring program. Prior to his transfer to the Columbia, Mo. facility in August 2011, he served at VA medical centers in Louisville, Kentucky, Jackson, Mississippi, and Augusta, Georgia as a Health Systems Specialist. Gill is a Veteran of the United States Navy.

Portrait of Marie Annette Robinson-McLaughlin, RN, B

Marie Annette Robinson-McLaughlin, RN, B | 413-582-3000

Associate Director for Patient Services

Marie Robinson-McLaughlin, RN, BSN, MSN was appointed Associate Director of Patient Care Services in May 2014. Prior she served as Acting Chief of Mental Health and Behavioral Services, Acting Associate Director of Patient Care Services, Chief Nurse of Community Living Center, Blind Rehabilitation, Inpatient Mental Health and Home and Community Based Programs at West Palm Beach VAMC. She was nationally recognized for achieving a perfect Joint Commission Survey for Home and Community Based Programs, implementing group Home Telehealth Clinic Appointments utilizing Clinical Video Telehealth. This new process helped WPB VA achieve over 300 enrolled Veterans for FY13. Ranking number one for VISN 8. Robinson-McLaughlin is a graduate of University of North Carolina - Greensboro with two Masters of Science in Nursing (Gerontology & Administration) her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from Winston Salem State University. Her career began as a Clinical Nurse at Duke University Medical Center. She began her VA career in 1984 at Salisbury VAMC as an Intensive Care Nurse and later transferred to Durham VAMC as a Baylor Nurse. In 1992 she relocated to Panama and worked at Gorgas Army Hospital as an Emergency Room Nurse and returned to work at Wilmington Delaware VAMC as the Clinic Manager, and as Nurse Manager at Coatesville VAMC. In 1999 joined the staff at John Hopkins Bayview Geriatric Center as Nursing Supervisor and Nurse Manager. In 2005-12 served at Fayetteville VAMC as a Clinical Nurse; Nurse Manager; Women Veteran Program Manager; and Associate Chief Nurse. She was commissioned as an Officer in 1986 in the US Army Nurse Corps; and deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Since 2004, she has served as a US Air Force Flight Nurse serving in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraq Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Ms. Robinson-McLaughlin is presently assigned to the 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron as a Lieutenant Colonel.