Leadership Team - Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center
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Hershel Woody Williams VA Medical Center


Leadership Team

J. Brian Nimmo, Director

J. Brian Nimmo | 304-429-6741 Ext. 2271


J. Brian Nimmo, MS, FACHE, was appointed Director of the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center effective February 23, 2014. He has overall responsibility for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the medical, administrative and supportive operations of the medical center and its community outpatient clinics in Prestonsburg, Ky., Charleston and Lenore, W.Va., and Gallipolis, Ohio. Prior to his appointment in Huntington, Mr. Nimmo served as the Associate Director of the Beckley VA Medical Center for six years. He began his VA career as a Safety Specialist at the Asheville VA Medical Center in 2000. Mr. Nimmo, a native of Huntington, is a Persian Gulf War Veteran who served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1995, specializing in Aviation Medicine and Aerospace Physiology. Mr. Nimmo's background includes significant technical, administrative, and management assignments in health care. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill., and a Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety from Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va. He is a graduate of the VHA Health Care Leadership Institute and the VISN 6 Leadership Development Institute. Mr. Nimmo is a Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executives, member of the Marshall University Alumni Association and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

Kenneth Mortimer, Associate Director

Kenneth Mortimer | 304-429-6755 Ext. 2272

Associate Director

Kenneth J. Mortimer, FACHE, was appointed Associate Medical Center Director at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center, effective July 22, 2018. In this position, Mr. Mortimer oversees administrative operations in support of healthcare delivery to nearly 30,000 Veterans across 24 counties in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mortimer led the establishment and operations of the Charlotte VA Health Care Center in Charlotte, N.C. Mr. Mortimer served as a Program Analyst in the Office of the Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Policy and Planning from 2013 to 2015, and as Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer of the VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) in Kansas City, Mo., from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Mortimer joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007 as an Administrative Fellow at the St. Louis VA Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Mortimer earned a Master’s Degrees in Health Administration and Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis and a Military Arts and Sciences from the United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Ohio Northern University. Mr. Mortimer is a 2009 graduate of the VISN 15 LEAD Program and a 2017 graduate of the VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP). Mr. Mortimer is board-certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Na Su, Chief of Staff

Na Su | 304-429-6741 Ext. 2275

Chief of Staff

Dr. Na Su was appointed as Chief of Staff at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center effective June 21, 2020. In this position, she serves as an integral member of the leadership team for the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in coordinating the delivery of safe, quality, and compassionate care to more than 25, 000 Veterans. She is responsible for the clinical activities at the 80-bed acute medical/surgical facility, and its outpatient clinics in West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. Her operating principles are quality, speed (urgency, thoughtfulness, and decisiveness), safety, and efficiency. Prior to her appointment in Huntington, Dr. Su served as the Chief of Primary Care for the past 5 years at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, OH and Marion VA Medical center, IL. She began her VA career in 2005 as an Ambulatory Care physician at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI for 10 years. Outside of her VA career, Dr. Su also served as a President of Leadership VA Alumni Association in 2018-2019. Dr. Su completed Midwest Consortium Chief of Staff Orientation in April 2019, and Midwest Consortium Physician Management Orientation in October 2018. She is a graduate of Leadership VA 2017. She is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certified since September 2016. She graduated from VISN 11 Leadership Development in May 2016. She has been a member of American College of Health Care Executive since November 2015. She is a Fellow Mentor, VHA since April 2015. As a cardiologist from China, Dr. Su received a MD and Cardiology Fellowship from Henan Medical University, China. She received her Ph.D. from the Department of Physiology, University of Western Ontario, Canada. She graduated from Family Medicine Resident Program from Medical College of Pennsylvania Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA. She also did her Geriatric Fellowship training from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Carrie L Hensley, ADPCS

Carrie L Hensley | 304-429-6741 Ext. 2100


Carrie Hensley, RN, MSN, was appointed as Associate Director for Patient Care Services at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in May 2017, a position she had served in as Interim Associate Director since August 2016. Previously, Ms. Hensley served as the Chief Nurse for Surgery, Special Procedures, and Emergency Department. Hensley is part of the leadership team, with responsibility for the execution of nurse executive duties necessary to ensure achievement of identified VHA, VISN and medical center strategic goals, objectives and performance measures. In addition to Nursing Service, she oversees Learning Resources, Sterile Processing, Chaplain Service and Social Work. She began her career at the Hershel “Woody” Williams VA Medical Center in 2003 as a staff nurse and later served as Case Manager for General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery and Surgical Oncology. She was selected as Nurse Manager of Surgery Clinic and Special Procedures in 2010 and later assisted in Staff Development. In August 2013, she was selected as the Cancer Care Coordinator. Ms. Hensley served on the Nurse Professional Standards Board from 2004 to 2016, serving six years as Chair. Hensley earned both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Nursing Administration from Marshall University. She is a 2010 graduate of the VISN 9 Leadership Institute, serves as a Fellow in the VA mentoring program, and completed her Lean Yellow Belt Certification in 2015.