Leadership Team - El Paso VA Health Care System
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El Paso VA Health Care System

 

Leadership Team

Michael L. Amaral, Director

Michael L. Amaral | 915-564-7904

Director

Mr. Amaral is a recent retired Army Veteran who has over 30 years dedicated service with an emphasis in health care leadership. In fact, he served as Chief of Staff for William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso. His experience also includes: Chief of Business Operations for TRICARE Regional Office, Virginia; Director of Medical Administrations and Operations at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, as well as Department Administrator for Department of Medical also at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC just to name a few. Mr. Amaral received his MS in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University in Waco Texas and his BS from Norwich University, Vermont as a Distinguished Military Graduate.


Jamie D Park, Associate Director

Jamie D Park | 915-564-7901

Associate Director


Blanca Aragon MSN, RN, Nurse Executive

Blanca Aragon MSN, RN | 915-564-7908

Nurse Executive

Blanca Aragon was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She is an alumni of the Bel Air Center for Health Professions. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas At El Paso; and her Masters of Science in Nursing, Nurse Systems Management from The University of Texas At El Paso, with certificates in Healthcare Leadership and Nursing Education. Mrs. Aragon has four years of civilian and ten years of federal nursing experience. During her civilian career, she served as a staff RN in the Emergency Department at Metroplex Hospital in Killeen, Texas; a Nursing Supervisor for Endoscopy and Internal Medicine at the Tanana Valley Medical-Surgical Group in Fairbanks, AK, and a staff RN for Endoscopy Services at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, TX. Mrs. Aragon began her career with the EPVAHCS in June 2009 as a staff RN in the Ambulatory Surgery Unit (ASU). Soon after she was promoted to the Assistant Nurse Manager of ASU where she provided vital leadership in the areas of Sterile Processing, Peri-operative Services, and Reusable Medical Equipment. Mrs. Aragon then promoted to the ASU Nurse Manager, where she served in that role for three years. From December 2011 to June 2012, she served as the Interim Associate Director for Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive at the EPVAHCS. Mrs. Aragon’s most recent assignment is that of the Deputy Nurse Executive, where she has served as an alternate member of the executive leadership team since May 2013.


Joseph Floresca, MD, Interim Chief of Staff

Joseph Floresca, MD | 915-564-7911

Interim Chief of Staff

Dr. Joseph M. Floresca graduated from University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines and is trained in Nuclear Medicine with fellowship in PET imaging and Nuclear Oncology from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He spent about 7 years serving in the US Army, 5 years in the Department of Defense and now going on 16 years in the El Paso VA Health Care System. He is responsible for the oversight and management of the clinical services in the Special Exams Unit which includes Employee Occupational Health, Compensation and Pension (C & P) Evaluation, Integrated Disability Evaluations Service, Registry Exams for Agent Orange, OEF/OIF and Open Burn Pit, and the Transplant as well as the Neuropsychology Program.