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VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Michael W. Fisher

Michael W. Fisher | 562-826-5963

Network Director

Mr. Michael Fisher was appointed as the Network Director, VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN), 22 effective September 14, 2018.

Mr. Fisher has executive oversight of eight VA Health Care systems and 65 community clinics in Arizona, Southern California and New Mexico, and manages an operating budget in excess of $ 5.6 billion.

Since 2016, Mr. Fisher has served as Medical Center Director of VA Portland Healthcare System with responsibility for overseeing the VA Portland Healthcare System and ten Community Based Outpatient Clinics that provide care to over 90,000 Veterans, an operating budget of $900 million, and more than 4000 employees.

Mr. Fisher served as Medical Center Director of the VA Long Beach Healthcare System in Southern California from 2014 – 2016, Prior to that assignment, he held the position of Deputy Network Director of the VA Northwest Healthcare Network where he developed a comprehensive rural health care plan, a financial infrastructure that provided standardized accounting and budgeting processes, and established an organizational structure with data tools to strengthen operational knowledge and efficiencies.

Mr. Fisher has been employed by the Veterans Health Administration since 1993. Mr. Fisher received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from University of New Orleans, achieving Certified Public Accountant designation in 1994. Mr. Fisher graduated from the Health Care Leadership Institute in 2007.


Portrait of Randy Quinton

Randy Quinton | 562-826-5963

Deputy Network Director

Randy Quinton was appointed Deputy Network Director of VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) in September 2013. In this role he has responsibility for the eight Network healthcare systems providing care to 1.2 million Veterans living in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. Prior to this role, he served as Network Chief Information Officer for VISN 22 under the Office of Information and Technology.

Mr. Quinton previously served in variety of Office of Information Technology leadership positions, including acting Regional Director and Facility Chief Information Officer for VA Sepulveda and VA West Los Angeles. He began his VA career as a graduate of the VA Clinical Engineering training program and subsequently served as a supervisory Biomedical Engineer for thirteen years before moving into IT. He has served on national workgroups and projects both as an engineer and IT professional.

Mr. Quinton has undergraduate degrees in Journalism from the University of Tulsa and Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Masters Degree in Information Technology from the Azusa Pacific University. He has 29 years of VA experience.


Portrait of Araceli Revote

Araceli Revote | 480-397-2777

Chief Medical Officer

Araceli Revote, M.D., MPH, serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 22 operating in Arizona, New Mexico, Southern California as well as a small area in Colorado. The network provides healthcare related services to nearly 514,740 Veterans through an integrated system of 8 hospitals, of which 7 are complexity level 1 facilities and (1) is a complexity level 3, 14 Multi-Specialty CBOCs, 40 Primary Care CBOCs, 13 Other Outpatient Services, and 2 Residential Care Sites.

Dr. Revote has over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience to include clinical leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including Associate Chief of Staff for Geriatrics and Extended Care, South Texas Veterans Health Care System and Chief of Staff at Robert J Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, KS. She is a graduate of the Manila Central University College of Medicine, Philippines in 1990 and completed Internal Medicine residency at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston. She is Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine.


Portrait of Jimmie Bates

Jimmie Bates | 562-826-5963

Quality Management Officer

Jimmie Bates was appointed Quality Management Officer/Chief Nursing Officer at the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22) effective November, 2013. Previously, Ms. Bates was the Quality Management Officer (QMO) at the VA Heartland Network (VISN 15) and has held a wide variety of nursing positions with progressive responsibility at VHA and private healthcare organizations.

Ms. Bates began her VA Nursing Career as a staff nurse at the Long Beach Healthcare System and Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (Prescott, AZ) in 1987. Her nursing experience includes staff nurse in Medical/Surgical, ICU, and Cardiac Rehabilitation. Ms. Bates has also held a number of Management positions including Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Manager, Nurse Manager, Nursing Education Manager, Risk Manager and Quality Programs Manager. Prior to assuming the responsibilities of the VISN 15 QMO, she was the Quality Manager at Yavapai Regional Medical Center and Northern Arizona VA Health Care System in Prescott, Arizona. Ms. Bates has also enjoyed the opportunity of assuming Acting Leadership positions as Associate Director of Patient Care Services at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System and Quality Management Officer for the Southwest Health Care Network (VISN 18).

Ms. Bates obtained her Bachelor in Science of Nursing from Point Loma College in 1975, and a Master in Science of Nursing from University of Phoenix in 1998. She maintains certification as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM). Ms. Bates is a graduate of the VHA Health Care Leadership Institute (HCLI) in 2013.


Portrait of Janine Genovese

Janine Genovese | 562-826-5963

Network Chief Financial Officer

Janine Genovese is currently the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network. Ms. Genovese assumed her current position in January of 2009. As Network 22 CFO, she is responsible for the $2.2 billion General Purpose budget. Ms. Genovese oversees the allocation and execution of these budgetary funds throughout the Network. Network 22 serves Veterans in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern California. Ms. Genovese is responsible for ensuring financial viability as well as for ensuring expenditures match resource allocation for each of the facilities and its combined 29 community based outpatient clinics.

Before Ms. Genovese’s current position, she held the position as Assistant CFO at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS). As Assistant CFO, Ms. Genovese was responsible for the VALBHS’s financial and budgetary operations, which exceeded $300 million. Prior to that, Ms. Genovese was the facility budget analyst at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System.

Ms. Genovese is participating in the Healthcare Leadership Development Institute. Additionally, she was a member of the Financial Management Advisory Council, which supports the Veterans Health Administration on a nation-wide level. She is also a member of the triad for the Network 22 Administrative Services Council. Currently, Ms. Genovese has 14 years of service with the Department of Veterans Affairs and completed the Network 21/22 Leadership Development Institute in 2006. Ms. Genovese received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed her Master’s in Business Administration from California State University, Long Beach in 2009.