DeAnne M Seekins | 919-286-0411, ext. 8098
Director, Durham VAMC
Ms. DeAnne Seekins was appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as Medical Center Director for the Durham VA Medical Center (VAMC) on June 18, 2012. Ms. Seekins joined the Durham VAMC from Hampton VAMC where she served as Director from July 2009 – June 2012. Prior appointments include the Richmond VAMC, where she served as Associate Director from January 2007 – July 2009. During this period, she also served Veterans and the medical center as the Acting Director, July 2008 – February 2009.
As Medical Center Director, Ms. Seekins has strategic planning and budgetary responsibilities for an approximate $459 million operational budget, serving greater than 63,000 Veterans annually, which attributes to 604,000 outpatient visits and 7,300 inpatient admissions. Ms. Seekins is also responsible for ensuring high-quality care for all served, to include capacity of 271 inpatients, three community-based outpatient clinics and a health care center.
Ms. Seekins has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1984. During her tenure, she has served in numerous capacities including Medical Administration Service, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service, Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care as the Administrative Officer, Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Staff, and as Executive Assistant to the Director. Ms. Seekins also served as a Health System Specialist for the VA Southeast Network 7 and on an extended detail at Veterans Affairs Central Office (VACO).
Ms. Seekins is an active member of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) and the Central Virginia Healthcare Executives Group. She holds academic affiliation as an adjunct faculty member with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the Master in Health Administration program. Ms. Seekins has recently been featured in FedTech Magazine and Partners, a Press Ganey publication, for her work with the Electronic Health Record (EHR) and customer excellence.
Kenneth C. Goldberg, M.D. | (919) 286-6907
Chief of Staff
Kenneth C. Goldberg, MD, was appointed Chief of Staff of the Durham VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina on August 24, 2015. He received his MD degree from Medical College of Wisconsin. His residency training was at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Goldberg is an Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs, University of Central Florida College of Medicine.
Gregory Eagerton | 919-286-0411 Ext. 8003
NC Director's Office, Associate Director for Patient Care Service, DURVAMC
Dr. Greg Eagerton was appointed on April 7, 2013. He previously served as Associate Director for Patient/Nursing Service at the Birmingham VA Medical Center since April 2001. Dr. Eagerton received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in June 1985.
He continued his education and received his Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree and certificate in Nursing Service Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in December 1991. Dr. Eagerton completed his Doctor of Nursing Practice at Samford University in May 2009. After completing his Master’s Degree, Dr. Eagerton worked in private sector for approximately two years and then returned to the VA. Dr. Eagerton served as the Associate Chief Nurse at the Cleveland Ohio VAMC for approximately 5 years and at the Richmond, Virginia VAMC for approximately 2 years before returning to Birmingham.