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Durham VA Medical Center


Leadership Team

Portrait of Douglas Paxton

Douglas Paxton |

Acting Director, DURVAMC

Mr. Douglas Paxton assumed the role as Acting Director of Durham VA Health Care System on Sept. 11, 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Paxton served as Director of the Roseburg Healthcare System since May 2015 and the Interim Director from October 2014 to April 2015.

Preceding joining the VA Roseburg team, Mr. Paxton was designated as the Associate Director of the Louisville VA Medical Center, on October 7, 2012. As the Associate Director for Operations, Mr. Paxton managed the Safety Section, Privacy Office, Veterans Transportation Program, and the following administrative product lines: Engineering Service, Business Office, Fiscal Service, Human Resources Management Service, Police Service, Environmental Management Service, Acquisition and Logistics Service, Canteen Service, Information Management Service, and Prosthetics Service.

Mr. Paxton’s previous VA service career included assignments as the Interim Medical Center Director at the VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY; Associate Director at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA; Associate Director at the VA West Texas Health Care System; Clinic Manager in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Administrative Officer to the Chief of Staff, Orlando, Florida; Administrative Officer in Surgical Service, and Health Systems Specialist Trainee at the VA Central Texas Health Care System; and Human Resources Specialist and Social Work Intern at the VA Medical Center in Perry Point, Maryland. Mr. Paxton is a Veteran of military service in the United States Army, and a graduate of Delaware State University in Dover, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Minor in Sociology. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Minor in Sociology from the University of Maryland. In March 2010, he completed VHAs Executive Career Field Development Program (ECF), and is a graduate of VHAs Health Care Leadership.

Portrait of Kenneth C. Goldberg, M.D.

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.

Portrait of Kevin Amick

Kevin Amick | 919-286-0411

Associate Director, Director's Office, DURVAMC

Mr. Kevin Amick was appointed as the Associate Director, Durham VA Health Care System on September 3, 2017. Prior to assuming this new role, he served as the Administrator for the Greenville Health Care Center. Mr. Amick was appointed as the Administrator for the Greenville Health Care Center in Greenville, North Carolina on March 20, 2016.

Mr. Amick is a Retired Navy Veteran of 21 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, from Strayer University, Chesapeake, Virginia. Mr. Amick previously served as the Chief Logistics Officer, Acting Chief, Non-VA Care Coordination Service, and Acting Assistant Chief, Health Administration Service at the Hampton VA Medical Center in Virginia. He is also a recent graduate of the Health Care Leadership Development Program (HCLDP).

Portrait of Gregory Eagerton

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.

Portrait of Dan Fields

Dan Fields | 919-286-0411

Assistant Director, Director's Office, DURVAMC

Mr. Dan Fields assumed the position of Assistant Director of the Durham VA Health Care System in April 2017. Prior to his position as Assistant Director, Mr. Fields served as the Chief of Care in the Community Department from March – December 2016, and the Chief of Prosthetics and Sensory Aids Service from January 2014 - March 2016.

Mr. Fields earned his Master of Health Administration at the University of Phoenix and Bachelor of Science in Criminology from the University of Florida. In addition, he is a Federal Acquisition and Certificate in Project and Program Management Fellow and VHA Certified Mentor.

Mr. Fields served 20 years in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Officer. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, and Military Officers Association of America.