Froylan “Froy” Garza, was appointed Executive Director/CEO of the El Paso VA Health Care System (EPVHCS) on June 5, 2022.
With an FY22 budget of $470 million and over 1,200 employees, Mr. Garza oversees the delivery of health care services for over 35,000 unique Southwest Texas Veterans. In FY21, the EPVHCS recorded almost 358,000 outpatient visits across all sites of care.
Mr. Garza most recently served as Associate Director at the Miami VA Health Care System, a large and complex 1a facility serving more than 58,000 Veterans in South Florida. His VA Executive service has included positions as Assistant Director, Outpatient Services at VA North Texas Health Care System, and Interim Executive Director at the Amarillo VA Health Care System.
Mr. Garza’s VA core formative positions began in 2009 at the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System as Public Affairs Officer, Patient Centered Care Coordinator and Strategic Planner/System Redesign Coordinator. He also served as Acting Administrative Officer at McAllen, Harlingen and Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinics, Acting Administrative Officer to the Associate Director and Acting Executive Assistant to the Director.
Mr. Garza is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt practitioner. He is a graduate of the 2011 VISN 17 Leadership Development Institute, 2015 VHA Health Care Leadership Development Program and the 2017 Executive Career Development Program. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and English and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at Edinburg, Texas.