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VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)


Leadership Team

Ada Clark, FACHE, MPH, Network Director

Ada Clark, FACHE, MPH

Network Director

Ada Clark was named Network Director for the VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) effective August 27, 2023. Previously she served Interim VISN 21 Network Director from January 1, 2023. In her role as Network Director, she oversees the operations of an integrated health care network spanning over 294,000 square miles, providing services to 475,000 Veterans in seven major health care systems located in Nevada, central/northern California, Hawaii, the Philippines, and the vast Pacific region including Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. VISN 21 has an operating budget of $6.7 billion and over 22,800 employees. Before serving as Network Director, Ms. Clark was the Deputy Network Director in VISN 21 since September 2018 where she had overall responsibility for the strategic direction and administrative operations of the Network. Prior to her coming to VISN 21, Ms. Clark served as Assistant Director for VA San Diego Healthcare System from April 2016-August 2018 overseeing administrative operations, as well as Operations Officer for the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) from January 2014-March 2016. Ms. Clark has more than 16 years of outstanding commitment to VHA's mission in offering the highest quality health care to our Veterans. Ms. Clark is board certified in health care management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the VHA Regents Advisory Committee. She was awarded VA’s GHATP Preceptor of the Year in 2023, an ACHE Service Award by the Northern California Chapter in 2019 and the ACHE Early Career Healthcare Executive VA Regent’s Award in 2015. Ms. Clark holds a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology/Biomedical Engineering from University of California, Irvine and a Masters of Public Health in Policy and Management from University of California, Los Angeles.

Kelly Flannery, FACHE, MHA, Interim Deputy Network Director

Kelly Flannery, FACHE, MHA

Interim Deputy Network Director

Kelly Flannery will serve as the Acting Deputy Network Director for VISN 21 effective May 7, 2023, for a period not-to-exceed (NTE) 120 days. In this full-time role, Mr. Flannery serves as the VISN Chief Planning Officer spearheading the development, annual review, and management of the strategic-operational plan for VISN 21’s seven health care markets. Mr. Flannery previously served as VISN 21 Rural Consultant and Deputy Planner from March 2012 – March 2015, Sacramento Valley Division Facility Planner/Rural Health Coordinator (VA Northern California Health Care System) from July 2010 – February 2012, Assistant Chief of Benefits & Data Management Service (VA Northern California Health Care System) from November 2007 – June 2010, and Technical Director – Anesthesia Workroom (San Francisco VA Medical Center) from May 1999 – October 2007. Mr. Flannery has 23 years of outstanding commitment to VHA's mission in offering the highest quality health care to our Veterans. Mr. Flannery earned his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Walden University and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of San Francisco. He is a graduate of the VA Leadership Development Institute (2007) and the VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program (2017). Mr. Flannery is also a board-certified Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a 2019 Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program Scholar, and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE) LGBTQ Healthcare Leaders Community. He has served on the ACHE VA Regent’s Advisory Council (RAC) since 2020 and recently was awarded the VA Regent’s Award for RAC Excellence. In addition, Mr. Flannery is a board member of the California Association of Healthcare Leaders (CAHL) and serves as the 2023 CAHL Chapter President.

Regina Godbout, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Regina Godbout, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Regina Godbout was appointed as Chief Medical Officer, VA Sierra Pacific Network, VISN 21 (Pleasant Hill, California) on August 17, 2020. In this role she oversees all clinical programs, operations, and services for the network. VISN 21 serves Veterans in Northern and Central California, Nevada, Hawaii, the Philippines, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. Dr. Godbout received her medical degree from Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in 1994 and completed her categorical Internal Medicine Residency at University of California, San Francisco in 1997. She went on to serve in the Navy, completing Advance Traumatic Life Saving (ATLS), Combat Casualty Care Course, and the Fleet Hospital Operations Field Training Course. Dr. Godbout served at both Balboa Naval Hospital and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton before joining a multi-specialty care practice in the Seattle area. She has served as a Medical Director, Chief of Medicine, and has managed a thriving private practice for ten years. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Godbout’s special interests include Women’s Health, LEAN processes, and HRO principles. She strives to be a servant leader who advocates for Veteran-centric health care and a champion for excellence. Dr. Godbout served as interim Chief Medical Officer for VISN 21 and COVID-19 Incident Commander for six months prior to her appointment. In this capacity, she worked closely with facilities and their academic partners to coordinate pandemic efforts across the network. Dr. Godbout’s previous roles in VA include Deputy Chief of Staff for VA Northern California Health Care System, and Chief of Medicine, Women’s Health Medical Director and interim COS for VA Central California Health Care System.

Maisha Moore, DNP, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, VHA-CM, Chief Nursing Officer

Maisha Moore, DNP, RN, CNL, NEA-BC, VHA-CM

Chief Nursing Officer

Dr. Maisha Moore was appointed as Chief Nursing Officer for VISN 21 on April 9, 2023. Previously Dr. Moore served as the Chief of Quality, Safety, and Value (QSV) at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. In this role, she had oversight of Quality Management programs that include Patient Safety, Accreditation, Risk Management, and Peer Review. Additionally, QSV also maintains programmatic responsibilities for Process Improvement, High Reliability, Goal Deployment, Controlled Substance Program, Workforce Education/Nursing Education, Workplace Violence Program, and Infection Prevention. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Moore served as the Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive & Deputy Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the VA Sierra Nevada Healthcare System from November 2016 to April 2021. Dr. Moore began her VA career in 2004 at the Birmingham VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama and has since held various leadership roles in VHA. Her institutional knowledge and strong leadership capabilities will serve her well in this role. Dr. Moore graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2004. Dr. Moore completed a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2012 and she completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2020 with a focus in Healthcare Systems Leadership from Chamberlain University. Throughout her career, Dr. Moore has served on several committees and as a member of various professional and civic organizations such as: American College of Healthcare Executives, High Reliability Steering Committee, University of Nevada School of Nursing Community Advisory Board, Nurse Professional Standards Board, Education & Training Committee, Nurse Clinical Practice Council, Medical Records Committee, Sigma Theta Tau, Alabama State Nurses Association, Golden Key Honors Society, and The Belles. She has participated in the Senior Executive Assessment Program, National Leadership Assessment Program, Federal Executive Institute-Leadership for a Democratic Society (FEI-LDS) and is a VHA Certified Mentor.

Jeanette C. Moody, JD, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, CPPS, VISN21 Quality Management Officer (QMO)

Jeanette C. Moody, JD, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, CPHQ, CPPS

VISN21 Quality Management Officer (QMO)

Dr. Jeanette Moody was appointed as Quality Management Officer of VA Sierra Pacific Network, VISN 21 (Pleasant Hill, California) on July 11, 2022. Prior to this role, Dr. Moody held the role of Deputy Quality Management Officer of the VA Sierra Pacific Network, VISN 21. In her current role, Dr. Moody oversees the quality, safety, and high reliability in the Network with executive oversight of seven VA Health Care Systems in Northern and Central California, Nevada, Hawaii, Philippines and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin, 59 Community Based Outpatient Clinics. She holds direct full-line authority and responsibility for Patient Safety, Risk Management, Systems Redesign & Innovation, Performance Improvement, Accreditation & Regulatory Oversight and High Reliability for the region. Dr. Moody holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas.; MSN degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri and a MBA degree from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. As a complement her nursing education and risk background, Dr. Moody holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech School of Law. Dr. Moody is also a Certified Professional of Health Care Quality (CPHQ) and she is certified in Patient Safety (CPPS), Nursing Practice (CENP), and Advanced Nurse Executive competencies (NEA-BC). Dr. Moody has served in various roles within the VA since 2013. Her previous roles included Director of Quality, Safety, and Value, Quality Manager, Accreditation Specialist, and Quality Consultant. Prior to joining the VA, Dr. Moody held several leadership and executive roles in the private health care sector throughout Missouri and Texas to include Service Line Manager, Branch Manager, Chief Quality Manager, Director of Nursing, Director of Clinical Operations, Director of Patient Care Services and Regional Director of Business and Clinical Operations. Dr. Moody’s work has always been focused on advocating for Veteran care and the staff who serve while ensuring excellence and compliance with quality and regulatory standards.