Meet Our Board of Directors

Cynthia Foslien-Nash, Pharm.D., BCPP,

Associate Chief of Staff, Education, VA North Texas Health Care System

Cynthia Foslien-Nash, PharmD received her pharmacy training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and completed a post-doctoral psychiatric pharmacy practice residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Nash is nationally recognized for her development of clinical teaching programs within the Dallas VA North
Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).  She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Pharmacy and University of Texas College of Pharmacy.  Dr. Nash has practiced pharmacy within VANTHCS for 27 years in the capacity of Mental Health Clinical Pharmacy Specialist; Pharmacy Education Program Manager; Associate Chief, Pharmacy Clinical & Educational Programs, Pharmacy Practice Residency Program Director and most recently as Associate Chief of Staff for Education.  She has mentored over 75 pharmacy residents and a dozen VAMC health care clinicians through the last 15 years.  Dr. Nash has served in a variety of local and national leadership roles within professional organizations and the VHA. 


 

Pushpi P. Chaudhary, MD, MBBS

Associate Chief of Staff, Mental Health, VA North Texas Health Care System

 

Dr. Chaudhary has served as Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health since 2012 and they service over 570 interdisciplinary staff at multiple sites serving 38 counties in North Texas and two counties in Southern Oklahoma. From 2009-2012, Dr. Chaudhary served as Medical Director of Mental Health/Chief of Psychiatry for VANTHCS and built a thriving academic community of educators, researchers, and clinicians while balancing the needs of a demanding clinical service. She has been employed by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs since 2004.


Dr. Chaudhary's education consist of a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S) at Topiwala National Medical College, and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at Unviversity of the State of New York Education Department.

 

Pictured left to right: Cynthia Foslien-Nash, Clark Gregg, Michele Packard-Milam, Jeffery Milligan, William Lamoreaux, James LePage, Pushpi Chaudhary

Charles R. Gray, MBA, CPA, Treasurer

Community Member

 

Mr. Gray began his career in the audit practice of a national accounting firm. He has been engaged in audits of public and private companies and not for profit entities. He has provided accounting, tax compliance, tax planning and financial consultation for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, individuals and estates and trusts. In his thirty-eight years of experience, he has provided auditing, management consulting, and tax compliance and planning services to agribusiness, construction, oil, manufacturing, professional services, retail, hospitality and wholesale industries. He has represented clients in the examination and appeals process of the Internal Revenue Service.

Mr. Gray has been actively involved in community activities through both his church and civic organizations and is a competitive marathon runner. He holds a BBA from Texas A & M University at College Station and an MBA from the University of North Texas. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Texas Society of CPAs, and the Dallas Chapter/Texas Society of CPAs.

 

Richard T. "Tyler" Miller, MD,

Chief of Medical Service, VA North Texas Health Care System

 

Dr. Miller graduated from Case Western Reserve University Medical School in 1980, and was an intern, resident, chief resident, and nephrology fellow at UCSF. 

Dr. Miller has been a deputy and associate editor for the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, and he served on the editorial board of the American Journal of Physiology. He has been a member of American Heart Association, VA, and NIH study sections.

His research interests include regulation of epithelial electrolyte transport and the biophysical properties of normal and diseases renal tissues, especially glomeruli.

William Morris Lamoreaux, JD

Community Member

 

William Morris Lamoreaux current work expertise is in employment and labor litigations in state and federal court. His past work experience includes representing the Air Line Pilots Association in collective bargaining negotiations, grievances, arbitrations, and federal aviation administration proceedings,  representing the Library of Congress in grievance and arbitration matters, unfair labor practice cases, employment discrimination matters, and collective bargaining negotiations and advising the National Labor Relations Board Members, Ralph Kennedy and Peter Walther, on the disposition of cases and drafting opinions for them.


Mr. Lamoreaux's education consist of a B.A. of Political Science at University of Michigan in 1969, J.D. at University of Wisconsin Law School in 1972, and additional labor and employment law courses at Georgetown University Law Center.

Jeffrey L. Hastings, MD, MS

Chief of Staff

 

Jeff Hastings, M.D. was appointed Interim Chief of Staff for VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) in April 2015. Prior to this position, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Director of Heart Failure Services, and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation for VANTHCS. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, at UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW). In these roles, Dr. Hastings has had frequent interactions with physician staff, house staff, fellows and medical students, and he has devoted much of his time and energy to teaching.

Dr. Hastings graduated from Texas Tech University in 1997 with a Bachelor's of Science in Physics, followed by a Master's of Science in Solid State Physics. He earned his medical degree from UTSW in 2003, after which he entered an internal medicine residency and cardiology fellowship through the American Board of Internal Medicine research pathway. He completed residency training at Parkland Memorial Hospital, UTSW, and VANTHCS. With Dr. Benjamin Levine as mentor, he focused two years in research on improving the cardiovascular health of astronauts in space and reducing cardiovascular changes in humans due to aging. Dr. Hastings then completed two years of clinical cardiology training at UTSW followed by another two years dedicated to cardiovascular physiology research. He joined VANTHCS as a staff physician in 2011, and shortly after became Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs.

Dr. Hastings continues to support the VA research mission with continued involvement as a co-investigator for ongoing studies at VA North Texas and UTSW and as a member of the VA North Texas Research and Development Committee and Board of Directors of the Dallas VA Research Corporation. Since 1997, Dr. Hastings has had 55 publications, and he has reviewed grants for the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development MERIT section since 2013.

Gregg Modrall, MD

Chief of Surgical Service, VA North Texas Health Care System

 

 

Stephen R. Holt, MD, MPH, MSNRS, Vice President

Medical Center Director, VA North Texas Health Care System


 

James P. LePage, PhD, President
Associate Chief of Staff of Research and Development, VA North Texas Health Care System

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 

Dr. LePage is the Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Development at the VA North Texas Health Care System and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. In his role at VA North Texas Health Care System he oversees the human protection and research safety programs. His clinical and research interests include developing vocational services for underserved and economically disadvantaged Veterans, understanding the impact of incarceration on Veteran healthcare, and developing new technologies to assist in rehabilitation.

 

Dr. LePage received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. He completed his internship at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Subsequently he served as an inpatient clinician and the Director of Research at the William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital through the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Prior to taking his role leading the research programs at VANTHCS, he provided services on the VA North Texas Health Care System’s homeless domiciliary.