Danville VA’s new leader comes from within


DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — The VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville, which serves veterans and their caregivers, has new leadership coming from within.

The VA said Thursday Dr. Staci Williams is the agency’s new executive director. Williams has been the VA’s acting medical center director since August.

“VA has been a national leader in telehealth for several years; long before the COVID-19 pandemic,” Williams said in a statement. “That expertise has allowed us to continue to provide services to many veterans throughout the pandemic.”

This is the 10th director for the Danville VA – including interim and permanent leaders – in the last five years. “As with all organizations, leaders move and change roles for a variety of opportunities and reasons and we cannot provide information or speculate about why previous leaders left,” VA spokesperson Steven Miller said in a statement. “The new leadership at VA Illiana is focused entirely on caring for Veterans today and going forward.”

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