Executive Leadership Team
| || ||Jeffrey Mendelsohn - Chief Executive Officer |
Mr. Jeffrey L. Mendelsohn, who possesses a graduate degree in Health Care Administration, started his career in 1976 as Administrator of James River Convalescent Center. He was then named President and CEO of Virginia Health Services, when it was incorporated in 1984. Over the past three decades, he along with the guidance of the Board of Directors had a visionary plan for the company, building it to what it is today. He currently serves as Chairman of the Virginia Living Museum Endowment Board and is a member of both Hampton Roads Academy Board of Trustees and St. Andrew's School Endowment Board. He also has served as the President of the Peninsula Rotary Club, and many other community and civic boards over the years.
| ||Alfred Shrieves - Executive Vice President - Finance |
Born and raised on Virginia's Eastern Shore, Al has been with VHS for 21 years. After a tour of duty in the Air Force he graduated from Christopher Newport College (of the College of William and Mary) in 1973. Al then began working for Cooper & Lybrand as a Certified Public Accountant. In 1990 he was appointed CFO of Virginia Health Services. Al currently serves as the Chairman of the VHCA Payment for Services Committee. He also previously served as a past president of the Newport News Rotary Club and past Chairman of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. Al was recently promoted to his current role as Executive Vice President of Finance in 2009. On a daily basis, he manages all financial aspects of VHS as well as overseeing employee benefits, Risk Management, and Information Technology.
| ||Doug Vaughan |
Doug Vaughan has been apart of the Virginia Health Services family for 16 years. A native of Newport News, he received his B.A. in Psychology from Randolph-Macon College. In 1995, Doug received his Long Term Care Administration License from Old Dominion University. Shortly thereafter, he joined the VHS team and began working as Assistant Administrator for Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center. A short year later, Doug was promoted to Administrator of York Convalescent Center. In 1999, he transferred to Administrator of Walter Reed and managed all daily operational aspects of the facility. In 2010, Doug was promoted to Vice President of Operations. Doug is now responsible for overseeing the daily operations of our six facilities.
| ||Judy Ellis - Vice President of Nursing Operations|
Judy has been employed at VHS for 20 years. She is originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and moved to the peninsula in 1969. Judy received her RN degree from Chowan College. She later received her BS in Business Management from Christopher Newport University. Judy began her career with VHS in 1991 as the Director of Nursing for James River Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center. In 1993, she was promoted to Director of Nursing Operations where she provided the leadership for guiding the directing the nursing operations for all six VHS facilities. In 2003, she was once again promoted to her current position as VP of Nursing Operations. Judy currently oversees more than 500 nursing employees, and manages the strategic nursing plan and operation for the company.
| ||Nikki Boldy – Controller|
Nikki, a native of Newport News, joined Virginia Health Services in 1996 after graduating from Christopher Newport University with a degree in Accounting. In 2000, she received her license as a Certified Public Accountant and was promoted to Accounting Supervisor for Virginia Health Rehab Agency and Virginia Health Enterprises in 2001. Nikki later became the Accounting Manager for Virginia Health Services. She was recently promoted in 2009 to her current position as Controller for Virginia Health Services.