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Boise VA Medical Center

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of David Wood

David Wood | (208) 422-1100

Director

David Wood was appointed Director of the Boise VA Medical Center in May of 2012. Prior to this assignment Mr. Wood had been Director of the Oklahoma City VAMC since August of 2006. Mr. Wood has been employed with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1991. He received a Masters of Health Administration degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Brigham Young University. Mr. Wood was the Medical Center Director of the Butler Pennsylvania VAMC from September 2004 to August 2006. Prior to Butler, he was the Medical Center Director for four years at the VAMC located in Bath, New York. In addition, he has served as the Chief Network Information Officer in VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York and as the Public Affairs/Planner in El Paso, TX. In March of 2005, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from BYU Idaho. Mr. Wood has also been on several details to Central Office including ones related to the recent Information Technology reorganization and the Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Asset Realignment for Enhanced Services program. Mr. Wood has achieved the status of a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Portrait of Nate Stewart

Nate Stewart | 208-422-1303

Associate Director

Nate was born and raised in Portland Oregon. He served in both the Oregon National Guard and U.S. Army from 1991 to 1999. He began his VA career in logistics at the Portland Oregon VA Medical Center in 1999. In 2003 he was accepted into the VA Technical Career Field (TCF) intern program as a Prosthetics Representative. Upon completion of the TCF internship in 2005 he was selected as the Chief of Prosthetics at the Boise VA Medical Center. He served in that role until 2013 when he accepted his current role as Facility Chief Logistics Officer (FCLO). Nate has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Portland State University.


Portrait of Andrew Wilper, MD, MPH

Andrew Wilper, MD, MPH | 208-422-1102

Chief of Staff

Dr. Wilper graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2003; completed his Internal Medicine Internship in 2004; completed Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency in 2006 and also completed Harvard School of Public Health with a Master’s in Public Health in 2008. Dr. Wilper has been with the Boise VA Medical Center since 2008 as a Staff Physician and then as the ACOS/Medicine. Dr. Wilper has extensive experience and knowledge of health care practices, processes, and programs in and outside of the VHA. His practical skills with patient care, and how to deliver the best patient centric care within our current health care system provides a unique insight to where we are and where we need to be as our medical center programs develop and our patient population grows.


Portrait of Angela T. Brothers, RN, MSHA

Angela T. Brothers, RN, MSHA | 208 422-1393

Nurse Executive

Angela T. Brothers, RN MSHA, was appointed Associate Director for Patient Care Services, Nurse Executive, at the Boise VA Medical Center in July 2015. Prior to this assignment, she was the Nurse Executive at the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System. Ms. Brothers received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Health Care Administration from Regis University in Denver, CO.

Ms. Brothers launched her nursing career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1997 as a VALOR nursing student at the Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS). Her background includes intensive care nursing, adjunct faculty at Colorado Mesa University, Associate Chief Nurse for both Outpatient and Inpatient operations and Deputy Chief Nurse Executive. Her accomplishments include:, Clinical Researcher of the year, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Award for Excellence in Nursing nominee and was awarded the Western Colorado Nightingale Excellence in Nursing. Ms. Brothers also graduated from the Federal Executive Institute in 2011 and completed training in the Nurse Executive program at the VA Leadership Development Institute. She received her Mentoring certification at the Fellowship level and is also involved within the community. Ms. Brothers is an active member of numerous professional nursing organizations.

Ms. Brothers and her husband have three children; one daughter and two sons. Her family enjoys camping, mountain biking and spending time as a family.


Portrait of David Anderson

David Anderson | 208-422-1350

Chief, Medical Imaging