Stephen Black | 919-286-0411x6904
Stephen D. Black, MS, PT, was appointed Acting Director of the Hampton VA Medical Center on January 9, 2017. Mr. Black joined the Hampton VA from Durham VA Health Care System where he served as the Associate Director from April 2015 until January 2017.
Prior to that, Mr. Black served as the Assistant Director of the Durham VAMC beginning in April 2013. Before coming to the Durham VA in 2013, Steve spent five years working at the Indianapolis VAMC in different roles and capacities: Coordinator of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Chief of Prosthetics, Ethics Consultation Coordinator and System Redesign Coordinator.
Mr. Black also spent seven years in private sector, working as a Physical Therapist and Healthcare Administrator before coming to the VA in 2008. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology, with an Athletic Training Certification from Franklin College in Franklin, IN, and a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and continues to be a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of North Carolina.
January 2017 Acting Director Hampton, VA
April 2015—January 2017 Associate Director Durham, NC
2013 -- 2015 Assistant Director Durham, NC
2012 – 2013 System Redesign Coordinator Indianapolis, IN
2008 – 2013 Rehabilitation Coordinator,
Ethics Consultation Coordinator
Chief of Prosthetics Indianapolis, IN
Sigrid D Andrew | 757-722-9961 Ext.
Associate Director For Operations, HAMVAMC
Ms. Sigrid Andrew is the Associate Director for Operations at the Hampton VA Medical Center VAMC. Ms. Andrew joined Hampton from the VA Maryland Health Care System where she served as the Chief Nurse for Geriatrics and Extended Care since 2011.
Ms. Andrew began her VA career in 1991 at the VA Maryland Health Care System. Prior to her appointment as the Chief Nurse for Geriatrics and Extended Care, Ms. Andrew served as the Acting Director of Patient Safety and Risk Management from 2010 until 2011 and as the Acting Executive Assistant to the Director in 2010. Ms. Andrew also has 17 years as a Nurse Manager, and completed a detail as the Acting Associate Director for Operations at the Martinsburg VAMC before joining the Hampton VA Medical Center.
A native of Maryland, Ms. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Wilmington University, New Castle, DE and a Master's of Science degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD. Ms. Andrew is a graduate of the VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program, class of 2014.
As Associate Director for Operations, is instrumental in directing daily operations at the Hampton VA Medical Center which provides health care to more than 40,000 unique Veterans, through the support of more than 1600 staff members. The Hampton VA is a complex, 458-bed medical center, consisting of 35 major buildings situated on an 85 acre waterfront site.
Priscilla Hankins, MD | 757-722-9961
Chief of Staff
Priscilla Hankins M.D. was appointed Chief of Staff at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center on August 7, 2016. Dr. Hankins has approximately 30 years civil service experience as a Veteran of the United States Navy and as a VA employee. As the Chief of Staff, Dr. Hankins is responsible for oversight of the provision of clinical services in outpatient, inpatient, residential, and long-term care settings. The Hampton VA offers treatment in primary and subspecialty care, intensive care, mental health, spinal cord injury, geriatrics & extended care, hospice care, and other clinical services.
Dr. Hankins is a board certified psychiatrist who received her medical degree from Louisiana State University, New Orleans in 1986. She completed her psychiatric internship and residency training at Naval Hospital in Portsmouth Virginia in 1990. She served for seven years in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry with an academic appointment at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Hankins has worked in the field of traumatology for over 20 years, treating Veterans with PTSD and co-morbid psychiatric disorders and substance abuse.
Dr. Hankins joined the Hampton VAMC in 1993 as a staff psychiatrist and worked in the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic for ten years until 2004. She was selected as the Chief of Mental Health and served in this capacity from 2004 to 2016.
Dr. Hankins brings a wealth of leadership experience, dedication, and commitment to the VA mission to provide quality, timely and accessible care to our nation’s veterans, while adhering to the ICARE principles of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence.
Crystal Lindaman | 757-722-9961
Associate Director for Patient Care Services
Crystal K. Lindaman was appointed Associate Director for Patient Care Services at the Hampton VA Medical Center effective August 7, 2016. As Associate Director for Patient Care Services, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation and professional oversight of more than 600 nursing personnel. She joined the Hampton VAMC in November 2011 as the Chief Nurse Acute Care where she was responsible for the oversight of nursing staff in the areas of Emergency Department, ICU, Med/Surg, OR/ASCU/PACU, Patient Flow Center, Utilization Management, and the Nursing Officer of the Day role.
Mrs. Lindaman began her VA career in 1987 as a staff nurse in the SICU at the Iowa City VAMC. During her 10 years in Iowa City she served in the roles of staff nurse, Surgical Unit Nurse Manager, and then Medical Unit Nurse Manager. She developed the first utilization management program for the facility. She held the role of Clinical Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa, College of Nursing, authored three publications in national nursing journals, and held the office of Secretary in the local chapter of Sigma Theta Tau; a professional nursing Honor Society.
A native of Iowa, Mrs. Lindaman holds a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She is board certified as a Nurse Executive, Advanced; granted by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, as well as certification through VHA’s National HPDM Mentor Program at the Fellow level.