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VA Capitol Health Care Network


Leadership Team

Portrait of Joseph A. Williams, Jr., RN, BSN, MPM

Joseph A. Williams, Jr., RN, BSN, MPM | 410-691-1131

Network Director

Starting in January 2015, Joseph A. Williams, Jr., was assigned to VISN 5 as Acting Network Director. He was appointed to the position on a permanent basis in April 2016. In this role, he manages the integrated operations of seven medical centers, 27 outpatient clinics, five community living centers, and three community resource and referral centers staffed by over 9,800 health care professionals in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky.

In his former role, he served as the Special Assistant to the Medical Inspector for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), in Washington, DC.

His service with the Department of Veterans Affairs began in 1984. Among his progressively responsible positions in VA are: Assistant Deputy under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management, Assistant Chief Operating Officer, and Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Operations and Management, where he oversaw VHA's 21 Veterans Integrated Service Networks, which include 153 hospitals and more than 900 geographically separate outpatient clinics and mobile clinics.

From November 2001 to June 2006, he served as the Director of the Hampton VAMC, and the Acting Associate Director and Associate Director for Patient Care Services at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System from July 1999 to January 2001.

He earned a Masters of Public Management/Management of Health Systems from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia.

He has achieved three post-graduate fellowships. Two from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and one from Harvard University, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.

Mr. Williams served as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard. He received his commission in the U.S. Army Reser

Portrait of Raymond Chung, MD

Raymond Chung, MD | 410-691-1131

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Raymond Chung joined VISN 5 in June 2011 as the Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining the VA Capitol Health Care Network, Dr. Chung served as Chief of Staff at the Phoenix VA Medical Center from 2006 to 2011 and as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System from 2001 to 2006. He also served as the Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Dr. Chung is a retired Colonel of the US Army Medical Corps, where he served from 1975 through 2001. He finished his Army career as Chief of Infectious Disease Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Dr. Chung holds an S.B. degree in Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; an M.D. from the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii; and an M.S. in Health Care Administration from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Additionally, he holds board certifications in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and is a Certified Physician Executive in Medical Management.

Portrait of Jeffrey D. Lee, RN, MSN

Jeffrey D. Lee, RN, MSN | 410-691-7816

Quality Management Officer

Jeffrey D. Lee joined VISN 5 as Quality Management Officer (QMO) in October, 2010. Mr. Lee has responsibility for overseeing all aspects of quality management and performance improvement for the VA Health Care Systems in Maryland, the District of Columbia, parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.

He began his VA career in 1988 at the Birmingham VA Medical Center where he served as an Administrative Resident. After completing his residency, Mr. Lee was selected as the Nursing Service Quality Assurance Coordinator at the Birmingham VA Medical Center. In 1990, Mr. Lee transferred to the Miami VA Medical Center where he was Nursing Home Nurse Manager. While in Miami, Mr. Lee also held the position of Associate Chief Nurse for Medicine and Surgery. In 1992 he was selected as the Miami VA Medical Center Chief, Quality Management and Performance Improvement Service, a position he held until 1998, when he was promoted to the role of VISN 8 QMO for the Florida/Puerto Rico VA Sunshine Healthcare Network.

Immediately previous to his position with VISN 5, Mr. Lee served as QMO for VISN 18, VA Southwest Health Care Network from 2004 to 2010.

Mr. Lee is an alumnus of University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing of where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1981 and his Master of Science Degree in Nursing Service Administration in 1989.