Leadership Team - Butler VA Health Care System
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Butler VA Health Care System


Leadership Team

Sharon Coyle, Interim Director

Sharon Coyle | 878-271-6686

Interim Director

Sharon Coyle was appointed as the Interim Director on June 16, 2019. She previously served as the Associate Director of Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the Butler VA Health Care System since April 2007. Ms. Coyle came to Butler from the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System (VAPHS) where she held multiple positions including leadership and in increasing levels of responsibility. At Butler VA she serves as Nurse Executive, having direct supervisory responsibility for multiple clinical programs including the 60 bed Community Living Center (CLC). In addition, she maintains clinical oversight for nursing practice throughout the facility. Ms. Coyle earned a Bachelors Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh PA, and a Masters Degree in Nursing as well as a Masters Degree in Business from Waynesburg College, Waynesburg PA.

Rebecca Hubscher, MSW, MBA, Associate Director for Operations

Rebecca Hubscher, MSW, MBA | 878-271-6681

Associate Director for Operations

Ms. Rebecca Hubscher was appointed to serve as the Associate Director for Operations for VA Butler Healthcare, effective June 3, 2012. Ms. Hubscher comes to VA Butler Healthcare from the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) where she served as the Vice President of Community Based Care since March 2008. She began her career at VAPHS in 1998 as a social worker. Her experiences also include Chief of the VA Mental Health Clinic in Grand Rapids, Michigan and manager of the Home and Community Care Line at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. Ms. Hubscher received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Psychology/Sociology from Carlow College. She obtained her master's degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned her master's degree in Business Administration at Waynesburg College. Ms. Hubscher is also a recent graduate of the Executive Career Field Program.

Melissa Achtziger, MSN, Acting Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Melissa Achtziger, MSN | 878-271-6682

Acting Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Ms. Achtziger began her VA career in 2001 as a staff RN at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. She served in multiple positions during her VA career at VA Pittsburgh—staff RN, clinical manager, and nurse manager. In 2010, Ms. Achtziger came to the Butler VA Health Care System as an RN Care Manager, and in 2011 took the role of Associate Chief Nurse of Ambulatory Care. Ms. Achtziger received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1994 from Duquesne University, and earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Jo-Anne Suffoletto, MD, MSc, Chief of Staff

Jo-Anne Suffoletto, MD, MSc | 878-271-6680

Chief of Staff

Effective November 11, 2018, Jo-Anne Suffoletto, MD, MSc, was appointed as Chief of Staff at the Butler VAMC. Dr. Suffoletto received her MD from Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, and completed her Internal Medicine residency-Women’s Health Track at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She served as a Chief Medical Resident at UPMC prior to joining the Internal Medicine faculty within the Division of General Internal Medicine at UPMC and VAPHS. Dr. Suffoletto joined the VAPHS medical staff in 2008. She served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Innovative Learning and Medical Director of the Simulation Program at VA Pittsburgh since 2013. Dr. Suffoletto also holds a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has served as a champion of medical education, systems improvement, and the Just Culture initiative at VA Pittsburgh. Dr. Suffoletto served as Interim Chief of Staff at the Butler VAMC since July 9, 2018.