Leadership Team - VA Maine Healthcare System
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VA Maine Healthcare System


Leadership Team

Tracye B. Davis, FACHE, Medical Center Director

Tracye B. Davis, FACHE | 207-623-8411 Ext. 5710

Medical Center Director

Ms. Davis was appointed to the position of Medical Center Director of VA Maine Healthcare System (HCS) on April 14, 2019. Ms. Davis oversees a comprehensive health care system classified as a Complexity Level 1C facility which provides care to approximately 43,000 enrolled Veterans in the state of Maine with an operating budget of over $370 million. Ms. Davis began her career in 2004 as a health administration fellow at VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, and she has held positions of increasing complexity and responsibility at VA facilities across the nation. She previously served as Associate Director for the VA Maine Healthcare System from 2013-2015. Most recently, she served as the Deputy Director, VA Portland Health Care System and as Interim Director at both the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington and the VA Long Beach Health Care System. Ms. Davis is a board-certified health care executive and Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). She is a graduate of VHA’s Health Care Leadership Development Program and the Office of Personnel Management’s Senior Executive Assessment Program. Ms. Davis received a Master of Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Todd E. Stapley, D.O., Chief of Staff

Todd E. Stapley, D.O. | 207-623-8411 Ext. 5757

Chief of Staff

Dr. Todd Stapley was appointed to the position of Chief of Staff for VA Maine HCS in May 2020. He has held additional roles while employed by VA Maine such as Hospitalist, Assistant Chief of Medicine and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Education. Dr. Stapley is a Veteran, he joined the Air Force in 1977 and served from 1977-1981 as a medic in Minot, North Dakota. Upon discharge, he worked in a free-standing Emergency Room in Newark, Delaware as a medical technician while attending the University of Delaware. He then transferred to West Chester University in Pennsylvania while continuing to work, this time in the field of environmental chemistry utilizing some of the skills he obtained from his college classes. Dr. Stapley graduated from WCU with a bachelor’s degree in Biology in 1989 and was then employed with SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) until attending the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He completed an internal medicine residency at Mercy Suburban Hospital in Norristown, Pennsylvania in 2000 and became board-certified in Internal Medicine in 2001. Upon completing his medical training, he moved to Belfast, Maine, and started a private practice He was also a member of the Waldo County General Hospital medical staff. Dr. Stapley left private practice in 2005 and became one of the first hospitalists at VA Maine. He is honored to be part of the VA Maine Healthcare System.

Amy Gartley, BSN, MBA, Associate Director for Patient and Nursing Services

Amy Gartley, BSN, MBA | 207-623-8411 Ext. 5419

Associate Director for Patient and Nursing Services

Amy Gartley, RN, BSN, MBA, was appointed to the position of Associate Director for Patient and Nursing Services (Chief Nurse Executive) of the VA Maine HCS in August 2010. In this role, she has oversight of nursing, education, and patient care services for Veterans throughout the state. As a member of the executive team, Ms. Gartley holds a key role in strategic planning, regulatory compliance, and resource management. Previously, Ms. Gartley held clinical and nursing leadership roles in the private sector, assuming greater levels of responsibility throughout the years. Specific areas of clinical expertise included medical/surgical, endoscopy, and peri-operative nursing care. Ms. Gartley obtained a BSN from the University of Maine at Orono in 1991 and an MBA from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine in 2004. She was appointed as a Baldrige Examiner in 2012. Ms. Gartley is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Organization of Nurse Executives. Throughout her career, Ms. Gartley has been involved with many initiatives to improve health care quality and patient satisfaction. Within the VA system, she is a member of various local, regional, and national teams and is committed to providing excellent patient care. Ms. Gartley is honored to be a part of the VA Maine HCS community.

Russell Armstead, CGFM, Associate Director for Business Operations

Russell Armstead, CGFM | 207-623-8411 Ext. 5756

Associate Director for Business Operations

Mr. Russell Armstead assumed the duties of Associate Director for Business Operations at the VA Maine Healthcare System in April of 2019. He oversees the following services: Community Care, Group Practice Manager, Fiscal, Logistics, Medical Administration Service, Veteran Transportation Service, Veteran Experience Office, and Voluntary Service. Mr. Armstead has operational liaison responsibilities for: Contracting, Human Resources, and Prosthetics. Prior to his appointment to Associate Director for Business Operations, Mr. Armstead served as Assistant Director for the VA Maine Healthcare System. Mr. Armstead retired from the United States Army in 2010 after 21 years of active duty service—he received two Bronze Star medals for meritorious achievements in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Armstead joined the VA in 2011 as an Administrative Officer for the VISN 6 Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a graduate of the VA Health Care Leadership Development Program, a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Mr. Armstead holds a Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and a Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the American Military University.

Kim M. Ware, MPH, BSN, RN, Associate Director for Facility Operations

Kim M. Ware, MPH, BSN, RN | 207-623-8411 Ext. 5756

Associate Director for Facility Operations

Ms. Ware joined the senior leadership team as the Associate Director for Facility Operations in March 2020. Ms. Ware began her career in the VA in October of 2007. She has held several roles at VA Maine to include Infection Preventionist, Chief of Education and Quality Management Chief. Previously, Ms. Ware held positions in the private sector focusing on Public Health and Infection Prevention. Ms. Ware obtained a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1989 from the University of Vermont and went on to obtain a Masters in Public Health from the University of New England in 2010. Ms. Ware chose to serve the Veterans of Maine to honor her grandfather who served in World War II and her father who served in Vietnam. She is honored to be part of VA Maine’s Leadership team serving all of Maine’s Veterans.