Medical Center Director
Mr. Michael H. Dunfee was appointed as the Director of the Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC) on December 30, 2012. Mr. Dunfee joined the Hampton VA from the Washington, D.C. VAMC where he served as the Associate Director from November 28, 2007 - December 2012.
Mr. Dunfee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Cloud State University and Masters of Arts in Health Management and Policy from the University of Iowa. He began his VA career as an administrative resident at the Tomah VAMC in Tomah, Wisconsin in 1998.
Mr. Dunfee’s other positions include Acting Associate Director, South Texas Veterans Health Care System (HCS), and Assistant Director, South Texas Veterans HCS. Additionally, he has served as the Strategic Planner for VA’s Heart of Texas Health Care Network (VISN 17), overseeing the development and implementation of the network’s Capital Assets Realignment Plan. He has also completed two tours in the Veterans Affairs Central Office.
Mr. Dunfee has served on and led a number of critical Veterans Health Administration boards and committees including those focused on Information Technology, Capital Assets and Logistics, and he led the development of the Associate Directors Guide.
Acting Associate Director for Operations
Mr. Scott Brown is the Acting Associate Director for Operations at the Hampton VA Medical Center (VAMC. Mr. Brown has served as Chief of Facilities Management Service at the Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center since 2003.
As Acting 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.
Mr. Brown has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1984, entering the system as an Engineer Trainee at the Salem, Virginia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Mr. Brown transferred to the Hampton VA Medical Center in 1985 as the Staff Engineer for Operations and has continued to hold positions of increasing responsibility since that time. Mr. Brown’s responsibilities and duties include the operation, maintenance, and improvement of all buildings, building service equipment, grounds, utilities, and utility plants located throughout the medical center.
Facilities Management Service provides a variety of services including Biomedical Engineering, Construction Project Management, Safety / Industrial Hygiene / Facilities and Equipment Maintenance & Repair, Boiler Plant Operations, Grounds & Transportation, Environmental Sanitation, Textile Services, Sign Making, Interior Design, and Pest Control functions. Mr. Brown directs an annual operating budget of approximately $9 million dollars for maintenance & repair, utilities, and operational activities required of the Facilities Management Service. He also directs additional funding for numerous construction projects currently amounting to approximately $70 million in various phases of design / construction throughout the medical center.
Chief of Staff
G. Arul, M.D. was appointed as Chief of Staff effective June 29, 2003. He previously served as Chief of Staff at the Roseburg Healthcare System, Oregon. Prior to serving at the Roseburg VAMC, Dr. Arul was Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care at the Coatesville VAMC. In addition to these assignments, he served in clinical roles at Perry Point VAMC, Maryland VAMC, Fayetteville VAMC, North Carolina VAMC, and Big Spring, Texas, VAMC.
Dr. Arul is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He is a Graduate of Health Care Leadership Institute (2001) and Clinical Managers Institute (1993). He is a member of the Leadership VA class of 2003.
He is a graduate of University of Madras, Madras, India (1976), completed his Internal Medicine Residency at New York Medical College/Lincoln Hospital (1982), in addition he attended Aerospace Medicine Course - US Air Force (1992) and Air War College Air Force Leadership Course (2001-2003).
Associate Director of Patient Care
Shedale L. Tindall was appointed Associate Director for Patient Care Services at the Hampton VA Medical Center effective June 20, 2010. As Associate Director for Patient Care Services, Ms. Tindall is responsible for the day-to-day organization, direction, and coordination of all Nursing clinical and administrative functions of the medical center.
Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Tindall served as the Acting Associate Director for Patient Care at the Hampton VA Medical Center where she provided direct oversight of Nursing Service with over 450 employees.
Ms. Tindall began her VA career in 2000 at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a Registered Nurse. Prior to joining the VA family she started her career in the private sector in Postpartum and progressed to various leadership roles. She completed the Management Development/Leadership Program at the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System in 2003. Ms. Tindall served as the Nurse Manager for Medical/Surgical and Acting Program Leader at the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System. At the Hampton VA Medical Center she served as Associate Chief Nurse for Acute Care with oversight for Medical/Surgical units, Emergency Department, Mental Health, Surgery, Endoscopy, Dialysis and the Intensive Care Unit. She also served as Associate Chief Nurse for Long Term Care, where she provided oversight for the Community Living Center, Spinal Cord Injury and Palliative Care Program. Ms. Tindall serves as a SOARS consultant.
Ms. Tindall is a native of Pennsylvania. She received Bachelors and Masters degree in Nursing with a minor in Leadership from Carlow College in Pittsburgh.