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VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


Leadership Team

Ada Clark, FACHE, MPH, Interim Network Director

Ada Clark, FACHE, MPH

Interim Network Director

Ms. Ada Clark was appointed Interim Network Director for VISN 21 effective January 1, 2023. Prior to this position she was the Deputy Network Director for VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) since September 2018. In this role she had overall responsibility for the strategic direction and administrative operations of an integrated health care network spanning 294,666 square miles, providing services to 475,000 Veterans in 7 major health care systems located in Nevada, central/northern California, Hawaii, the Philippines, and the vast Pacific region including Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. She previously served as Assistant Director for VA San Diego Healthcare System overseeing administrative operations from April 2016 – August 2018 and Operations Officer for VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) from January 2014 – March 2016. Ms. Clark has more than 16 years of outstanding commitment to VHA's mission in offering the highest quality health care to our Veterans. Ms. Clark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurobiology/Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Irvine, in 2005 and a Masters of Public Health in Policy and Management from University of California, Los Angeles, in 2007.

Eileen V. Redmond, LCSW, Acting Deputy Network Director

Eileen V. Redmond, LCSW

Acting Deputy Network Director

Ms. Eileen V. Redmond was appointed as Acting Deputy Network Director January 1, 2023, for a period not-to-exceed (NTE) 120 days. Prior to this detail, Ms. Redmond served as the VISN 21 Program Manager for the VHA Caregiver Support Program. In this role she provided oversight for the Program of Comprehensive Assistance to Family Caregivers and the Program of General Caregiver Support Services across all VISN 21 facilities, with a VISN wide team of over 150 employees. The programs provide support and services to nearly 4000 enrolled Veterans and their caregivers. Previously, Ms. Redmond served as Assistant Chief of Social Work Service at VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System from May 2015 to her appointment at the VISN in September 2019. Ms. Redmond began her VA career in 1999 at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans’ Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and has since held various leadership roles in VHA at the local, network, and program office level. Ms. Redmond graduated from Loyola Marymount University with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish in 1995. She then completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at Arizona State University in 1999. Ms. Redmond has held a number of positions spanning the entire spectrum of care, including Medicine / Surgery, Primary Care, Spinal Cord Injury and Home Care, as well as administrative settings. Throughout her career, Ms. Redmond has served on a number of committees including VHA Social Work Leadership Council, Integrated Ethics Committee, Length of Stay Committee, and most recently serving as Chair of the National Social Work Qualification Standards Consultation Team. Ms. Redmond is a graduate of the VA Leadership Development Institute (LDI) and Healthcare Leadership Development Program (HCLDP).

Regina Godbout, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Regina Godbout, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Regina Godbout was appointed as Chief Medical Officer, VA Sierra Pacific Network, VISN 21 (Pleasant Hill, California) on August 17, 2020. In this role she oversees all clinical programs, operations, and services for the network. VISN 21 serves Veterans in Northern and Central California, Nevada, Hawaii, the Philippines, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. Dr. Godbout received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in 1994 and completed her categorical Internal Medicine Residency at University of California, San Francisco in 1997. She went on to serve in the Navy, completing Advance Traumatic Life Saving (ATLS), Combat Casualty Care Course, and the Fleet Hospital Operations Field Training Course. Dr. Godbout served at both Balboa Naval Hospital and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton before joining a multi-specialty care practice in the Seattle area. She has served as a Medical Director, Chief of Medicine, and has managed a thriving private practice for ten years. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Godbout’s special interests include Women’s Health, LEAN processes, and HRO principles. She strives to be a servant leader who advocates for Veteran-centric health care and a champion for excellence. Dr. Godbout served as interim Chief Medical Officer for VISN 21 and COVID-19 Incident Commander for six months prior to her appointment. In this capacity, she worked closely with facilities and their academic partners to coordinate pandemic efforts across the network. Dr. Godbout’s previous roles in VA include Deputy Chief of Staff for VA Northern California Health Care System, and Chief of Medicine, Women’s Health Medical Director and interim COS for VA Central California Health Care System.

Maisha Moore, DNP, Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Maisha Moore, DNP

Interim Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Maisha Moore serves as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer for VISN 21. Her detail appointment is effective January 15, 2023, for a period not-to-exceed (NTE) 120 days, ending April 30, 2023. Previously Dr. Moore served as the Chief of Quality, Safety, and Value (QSV) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. In this role, she had oversight of Quality Management programs that include Patient Safety, Accreditation, Risk Management, and Peer Review. Additionally, QSV also maintains programmatic responsibilities for Process Improvement, High Reliability, Goal Deployment, Controlled Substance Program, Workforce Education/Nursing Education, Workplace Violence Program, and Infection Prevention. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Moore served as the Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive & Deputy Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System from November 2016 to April 2021. Dr. Moore began her VA career in 2004 at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and has since held various leadership roles in VHA. Her institutional knowledge and strong leadership capabilities will serve her well in this role. Dr. Moore graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2004. Dr. Moore completed a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2012 and she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2020 with a focus in Healthcare Systems Leadership from Chamberlain University. Throughout her career, Dr. Moore has served on several committees and as a member of various professional and civic organizations such as: American College of Healthcare Executives, High Reliability Steering Committee, University of Nevada School of Nursing Community Advisory Board, Nurse Professional Standards Board, Education & Training Committee, Nurse Clinical Practice Council, Medical Records Committee, Sigma Theta Tau, Alabama State Nurses Association, Golden Key Honors Society, and The Belles. She has participated in the Senior Executive Assessment Program, National Leadership Assessment Program, Federal Executive Institute-Leadership for a Democratic Society (FEI-LDS) and is a VHA Certified Mentor.