Mark F. Klyczek, FACHE | President and CEO

Mark leads the operations and sets the strategic direction for all lines of service within Virginia Health Services.  Prior to joining VHS, Mark spent 25 years in Health Systems in Upstate New York, serving in roles within Long Term Care, Home Care, Oncology, Hospital Administration and Physician Practice Management. Mark graduated from D’Youville College with a M.S. in Health Services Administration, and Canisius College with a B.A. in Psychology and a certificate in Gerontology.  He is also a Fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.  Mark has served on various boards for community organizations and has been a member of various committees for hospital and nursing home associations, in addition to speaking nationally at conferences.  In his spare time, Mark enjoys traveling with his family and enjoying the many activities available in Virginia.  Mark believes Leadership’s role is to grow our people and support the patients we serve. Mark is passionate about ensuring VHS supports our local community through a great workforce who in turn can deliver excellent care and an excellent experience.

Nikki Boldy | Chief Financial Officer

Nikki is responsible for managing all financial aspects of Virginia Health Services. A Newport News native, Nikki began working for Virginia Health Services while still in college. She graduated Cum Laude from Christopher Newport University in 1996 with a BSBA in Business Administration, Accounting Concentration and became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 2000. Nikki has held various positions in her tenure with Virginia Health Services and was most recently promoted to Chief Financial Officer. She is a member of the AICPA and VSCPA and serves on the Payment for Services Committee for the Virginia Health Care Association. In her spare time, Nikki enjoys spending time in the Outer Banks with her husband, twin boys and black Labrador Retriever, Kali.  As Steve Jobs once said “Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people” and Nikki believes that teamwork is one of the strengths of Virginia Health Services.

 

Robert E. Walters, Jr. | Vice President of Clinical Affairs

Dr. Walters oversees an exceptional team of clinicians at Virginia Health Services, continuing to enhance the quality of care provided to our residents. He also serves as the Medical Director for Virginia Health Hospice and maintains an active practice as an attending physician so that his perspectives remain well-rooted in patient care.  Dr. Walters received his M.D. from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Geriatrics Fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC. He is accordingly board-certified in both Internal and Geriatric Medicine and is also a Certified Medical Director with the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.  As his father always said, “Think for yourself.”  This teaching has helped him become an innovative leader and avoid taking things for granted.

 

 David Crosson | Senior Vice President

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  David has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and a Master’s of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Old Dominion University.  He began his career as a Physical Therapist in 1992.  He was promoted to an Administrator / Director of a National Rehab provider in 1996.  David Joined VHS in 1999 as the Executive Director of rehab services.  In 2016 he was promoted to Senior Vice President where he continues to have operational oversight of its rehab, homecare and hospice divisions.

 

 

 

Don Lundin | Vice President of Operations

Don is responsible for all operations of the nursing homes, assisted living, and independent living facilities. He has served as an Administrator and Regional Director of Operations for over 30 years with national providers such as Marriott Senior Living Services, Sunrise Senior Living and Five Star Quality Care. Most recently, Don worked with Riverside Health System in their Lifelong Health Division. Don has served on various boards for long-term care providers in Michigan and Virginia, and has received several awards for quality.  Don graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Arts degree and The George Washington University with a Master of Health Care Administration. He completed his administrative residency at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  Don is married and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his 4 grandchildren. One of Don’s favorite quotes is from J. Willard Marriott – “Motivate them, train them, care about them, and make winners out of them … they’ll treat the customers right.  And if the customers are treated right, they’ll come back.” Don is excited and proud to serve with so many caring people in this industry. Working in this business is a calling for him. He often says he is blessed to be a blessing to others.

Rebecca Boyd | Vice President of Nursing

Rebecca began her career with VHS in 1992 after graduating from Riverside School of Practical Nursing. A native of Newport News, she continued to pursue nursing education and received her degree in nursing from The University of the State of New York in 1997.After a brief time in acute care setting, she returned to VHS in 1999 as the Director of Nursing at The Newport. She continued working as a Director of Nursing at two other facilities including York Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center until she moved into the Director of Quality Assurance role for VHS in 2013, then being promoted to the Director of Nursing Operations for the Peninsula facilities in 2013 and Director of Nursing Operations for all VHS facilities in 2015. Rebecca, in 2020 was promoted to Vice President of Nursing.

Jesse C. Young | Vice President of Facilities and Development

Jesse joined Virginia Health Services in 2002 to manage the construction and opening of The Arbors independent living community.  His responsibilities have included the operation of The Arbors along with planning and development of VHS renovations and new construction.  Before joining VHS, Jesse spent eight years at Kingsmill Resort managing homeowner associations, condominiums, resort memberships, and the planning, design and construction of resort amenities.  Jesse graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design/Architecture.  Go Pack!  He has been active as a member and office holder in organizations including American Hotel & Lodging Association, Condominium Resort Association, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Williamsburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Williamsburg Architectural Review Board, Williamsburg Planning Commission, Port Warwick Foundation, Port Warwick Conservancy, and Turner Condominium Association.  When not at work, you will find Jesse and his wife, Laura, spending time with their children and grandchildren.  Jesse is driven by the goal to make the healthcare environment a better place for the VHS team to excel at the multiple services offered to our communities.

Jennifer K. Dick | Vice President of Quality and Clinical Revenue Integrity

Jennifer leads the quality and clinical reimbursement initiatives for Virginia Health Services.  She graduated from Mary Baldwin College with a BA in Health Care Administration and immediately started her career with VHS. Jennifer was Past President of the Junior League of Hampton Roads and remains a sustaining member.  She is a member of the Hampton Roads Garden Club, Impact 100 and is involved in numerous other community organizations.   Jennifer’s guiding principle is “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.~ Aristotle”.   In her spare time, she enjoys spending time at the beach with her two daughters.

 

Eric Gommel | Vice President of Strategy & Business Development

Eric leads strategy development, cultivates internal and external business opportunities, and develops external relationships to drive growth for Virginia Health Services.  An accomplished financial professional, Eric’s experience spans roles in operations, investment banking, strategy and business development in a variety of healthcare settings. Eric holds an MBA from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and a B.S. in Health Policy and Administration from Penn State University.  When he is not working, Eric is usually training for a marathon or spending time with his wife, son, daughter and the family’s Dachsador. Eric is passionate about caring for seniors. He is driven to help make VHS an innovative, industry leading provider of integrated care supporting individuals living their best life.

Shaleena Brown | Human Resource Manager

Shaleena oversees all Human Resource functions for Virginia Health Services.  Prior to joining VHS, she spent 3.5 years with ADP, Inc. working as an HR Specialist, before being promoted to a Strategic HR Business Partner. Before ADP, she held various HR roles with Recruiting Firms and more specifically-a Healthcare Company working in the field of Hemodialysis. Shaleena graduated Cum Laude with her MBA in HR Management from Strayer University.  Also holding a Bachelor’s Degree in the field of Communication from Cleveland State University. She also holds several certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from HRCI. Along with Human Capital Certifications: Management and Strategist (HCM/HCS). Most recently, while working from home during the pandemic last year-decided to obtain her Strategic HR Business Partner (sHRBP) Certification-to remain up to date on the changes happening in the HR world. In her down time, Shaleena enjoys listening to music, singing, playing cards and reading. She loves all of her nieces and nephews and wishes they could visit more often. Shaleena believes that “Communication is Key”-to any relationship. Shaleena is ready to push the envelope and take VHS to the next level of success, as it relates to Human Resources, while remaining a Strategic Partner within the organization.

Tammy Gabel | Controller

Tammy leads the day-to-day accounting operations for Virginia Health Services.  A Kansas native, she moved to Virginia in 1988 while her husband was active duty in the armed forces. She actively supported military wives during countless military deployments as well as raising two children before joining the Virginia Health Services family. Tammy started with VHS in 2003 as a junior accountant and later graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting concentration, in 2006. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, one grandson and three rescued greyhounds. Tammy believes in the work life balance and lives by the saying, “Don’t worry about failure, worry about chances you miss when you don’t try.” Tammy enjoys supporting the VHS mission and working with an outstanding team.

Heather Duncan | Senior Director of Marketing and Community Engagement

Heather leads all brand building, marketing and community partnerships for Virginia Health Services. Prior to joining VHS, she spent over 12 years as Director of Corporate Marketing and Branding for Dollar Tree. Before joining Dollar Tree, she held various marketing roles with McDonald’s Corporation and its advertising agencies. Heather graduated from Longwood College with a B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing concentration.  She serves on the board of trustees of the Virginia Living Museum (www.thevlm.org) and is a member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Marketing Association (www.amahamptonroads.org). In her spare time, Heather enjoys travelling to the Caribbean and spending time with her husband and two yellow Labrador Retrievers. Heather believes great leadership makes great teams and lives by the mantra “Lead by Example – Model the behavior you expect of others.” Heather is passionate about promoting VHS in our local community and helping people understand the full spectrum of services VHS offers to help individuals live their best life.

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