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El Paso VA Health Care System


Leadership Team

Portrait of Michael L. Amaral

Michael L. Amaral | (915) 564-7904


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.

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Tracey | (915)564-7901

Acting Associate Director

Portrait of Lenore S. Enzel, MS, RN-C, NE-BC, CLNC

Lenore S. Enzel, MS, RN-C, NE-BC, CLNC | (915) 564-7908

Nurse Executive

Lenore Enzel received her Nursing Diploma from The Roosevelt Hospital School of Nursing in New York City; her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hunter College-Bellevue Hospital also in New York City; and her Master's of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu.

A retired Army Nurse Corps Officer, Ms Enzel has eight years of civilian and thirty years of Army nursing experience. Her last military assignment was as Deputy Commander, Patient Services and Nursing at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. Following her military retirement, she was the Chief Nursing Officer at the El Paso Specialty Hospital.

Her decorations include the Department of Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal with Fourth Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with Second Oak Leaf Cluster, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal with Second Oak Leaf Cluster, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (3 awards), the Joint Unit Meritorious Award, Army Superior Unit Award, and the Overseas Ribbon (3 awards). She is a proud member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and the Order of St Barbara (ADA), is the Treasurer of the Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation, First Vice President/President-Elect of the El Paso Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), President of the Southwest Organization of Nurse Executives (SWONE), and holds the highly coveted Army Surgeon General's 'A' proficiency for excellence in nursing administration.

Ms. Enzel is an Affiliate of the American College of Health Care Executives, and maintains membership in American Nurses' Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Sigma Theta Tau, the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses and the Association of the United States Army.

Portrait of Brian H. Foresman

Brian H. Foresman | (915) 564-7911

Chief of Staff