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Portrait of Stephen R. Holt, MD, MPH, MSNRS

Stephen R. Holt, MD, MPH, MSNRS |

Director

Stephen R. Holt, M.D. is the Director of the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (Lovell FHCC), the first integrated Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense federal health care facility. His appointment was effective Oct. 5, 2014.

As the Director, Dr. Holt is responsible for the strategic leadership and operations of the federal health care center. He leads an integrated VA/Department of Defense team of approximately 3,500 employees, serving Veterans, Active Duty military and military dependents. Lovell FHCC is responsible for the medical readiness of more than 40,000 Navy recruits who pass through Naval Station Great Lakes annually.

Prior to his appointment, Holt was the VISN 7 Chief Medical Officer, responsible for oversight of the delivery of quality medical care to more than 400,000 Veterans at 10 hospitals in eight health care systems covering the states of Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. Before that, Dr. Holt served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas, for five years.

Dr. Holt is a Veteran of the Air Force, where he spent 21 years as a Medical Officer (MD1) in field and central command locations. During his service, he also served as the 1st Air Force Surgeon General at Tyndall Air Force Base, and Deputy Director of the Modernization Directorate in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. Dr. Holt retired at the rank of Colonel.

Dr. Holt is Board Certified in Aerospace Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Holt has more than 29 years of health care experience. He holds a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Services, a Masters Degree in Public Health and Masters of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy.


Portrait of CAPT Bradford L. Smith

CAPT Bradford L. Smith |

Commanding Officer and Deputy Director

CAPT Smith, originally from St. Louis, attended Northwestern University and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1988. He received his commission as an Ensign through Aviation Officer Candidate School as a Naval Aviator in 1989, earned his wings of gold and flew the F/A-18 “Hornet”. He earned a Master’s of Arts in Biology from Washington University in St Louis in 1994, and his Medical Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1998 through the Health Professions Scholarship Program. He completed his residency training in pediatrics at the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth in 2001 and is Board Certified in Pediatrics.

CAPT Smith reported to Naval Hospital, Great Lakes in 2001, serving as Department Head, Pediatrics, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff (ECOMS). In 2006 he reported to the National Naval Medical Center as a staff pediatrician, and 8 months later deployed to Djibouti, Africa as the Senior Medical Officer and Deputy Officer in Charge of the Expeditionary Medical Force. In January 2008 he assumed the duties of Clinic Director, Branch Health Clinic, Washington Navy Yard, and in August of 2008 he was named Director of Primary Care and Branch Clinics for NNMC, leading 16 branch health clinics.

In 2009 he was named Deputy Chief of Staff, Navy Medicine National Capital Region, where he was instrumental in the successful execution of the historic BRAC integration between Walter Reed AMC and NNMC. In 2012 he became the Assistant Deputy Chief for Strategy and Innovation (M5) at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, and played a critical role in Navy Medicine’s strategic approach during the stand-up of the new Defense Health Agency. In 2014 he assumed the duties of Executive Officer, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth VA, leading 6,700 staff caring for over 118,000 enrolled patients. In July of 2016 reported for duty as the Commanding Officer and Deputy Director, Lovell FHCC.


Portrait of CAPT Andrew Archila

CAPT Andrew Archila |

Executive Officer

CAPT Archila is the Executive Officer (XO) for Lovell FHCC. He was appointed to the position June 5th, 2017.

As the XO, CAPT Archila is responsible for daily operations and oversight and reports directly to the Commanding Officer (CO) to assist in carrying out policies and orders of the CO and Facility Director.

Prior to his appointment as XO, he was the Associate Director for Resource Management at the FHCC and the Acting Chief for the Office of Performance Improvement.

CAPT Archila was educated at the University of Houston (UH), receiving a Bachelor of Science in Optometry in 1997. He graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from UH in 1999. Additional education includes an MBA in Health Care Administration from the City University of New York’s prestigious Zicklin School of Business, graduating in 2007. He also concurrently earned a Fellowship in Clinical Administration and Optometric Management at the State University of New York College of Optometry.

Before graduate school, CAPT Archila was selected for the 4-year Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program and was commissioned in 1995. During his military career he has served past tours at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes, and the Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma. He also deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Kuwait in 2009. He gained valuable leadership experience as an Officer in Charge (OIC) at the Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma, Arizona from 2011-2014.

CAPT Archila’ s awards and decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards) and the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards). He was also named the Navy’s “Junior Optometrist of the Year” in 2003 and the Armed Forces Optometric Society Navy Optometrist of the Year for 2014. He also served as the Assistant Specialty Leader for Navy Optometry.


Portrait of Cmd. Master Chief Thomas Moore

Cmd. Master Chief Thomas Moore |

Command Master Chief

Master Chief Thomas Moore is the Command Master Chief at Lovell FHCC. As the Command Master Chief, he is the senior enlisted advisor and works as a liaison between the Director and Commanding Officer/Deputy Director and the enlisted ranks. He is responsible for all quality of life, discipline, training and morale of enlisted members assigned to the FHCC.

He enlisted in the Navy in June 1988 from Mission, TX. Upon completion of Recruit Training in Orlando, Florida, he attended Machinist Mate “A” School and completed the Nuclear Power Training pipeline in January 1990.

His sea duty assignments include tours on the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Simon Lake (AS 33), USS Mississippi (CGN 40), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), as the Reactor Department Master Chief onboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), and as the Command Master Chief on the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) and USS Makin Island (LHD 8).

His shore duty assignments include Navy Recruiting District, St. Louis, Missouri; Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit, Charleston, S.C., and Force Reactor Department Master Chief at the Commander Naval Air Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego.

He is a graduate of the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 106-Gold) and the Command Master Chief Course at the Command Leadership School in Newport, Rhode Island.

Master Chief Moore has earned the Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, and various unit and campaign awards. He has earned both the Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist and Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist qualifications.


Portrait of CDR Heather Hellwig

CDR Heather Hellwig |

Acting Associate Director for Clinical Support Services

CDR Hellwig is the Acting Associate Director Clinical Support Services for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill. She was appointed to the position Jun 27, 2016.

As the Acting Associate Director for Clinical Support Services, CDR Hellwig is responsible for support services including Rehabilitation, Radiology, Pathology/Laboratory, Education and Training, Audiology/Speech Pathology, Pharmacy, Nutrition and Food Services, Pastoral Care, Prosthetics, and Optometry.

CDR Hellwig was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy in 2002. Her first assignment was to Bremerton Naval Hospital where she deployed to Rota, Spain as the Pharmacy Lead for Fleet Hospital Eight. Over the next seven years, she led the pharmacies at Branch Health Clinic Bangor, Washington; Branch Health Clinic Iwakuni, Japan; and Naval Hospital Beaufort, South Carolina. After taking a year away from leadership to complete her residency, CDR Hellwig served as the Pharmacy Assistant Chief at the newly opened Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia and in 2013 assisted in the multinational Pacific Partnership Humanitarian Mission. She then served as Pharmacy Division Head at Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center before being selected for her current position.

CDR Hellwig earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Wisconsin in 2002 and her Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of Florida in 2011. She also completed a Pharmacy Practice residency at the National Naval Medical Center in 2011, is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist, and a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association.

CDR Hellwig’s military awards include one Meritorious Service Medal, two Navy Commendation Medals, two Navy Achievement Medals and various service related awards and campaign ribbons.


Portrait of CAPT Grace Lumaban Key

CAPT Grace Lumaban Key |

Associate Director of Dental Services

Captain Key is the Associate Director for Dental Services at Lovell FHCC. She was appointed to the position September 6, 2016. She is responsible for all dental operations at the Lovell FHCC and Naval Station Great Lakes.

Captain Key attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1997. After graduation from dental school and Officer Indoctrination School, Newport, RI in 1997, she reported to the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in Norfolk, VA.

Captain Key’s assignments include: 3D Dental Battalion/U. S. Naval Dental Center, Okinawa, Japan as Assistant Dental Officer at Camp Schwab Branch Dental Clinic (1998); 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center, Camp Pendleton, CA as Assistant Dental Officer and Division Officer at Del Mar Dental Clinic (1999); National Naval Dental Center, Quantico, VA as Assistant Dental Officer and Division Officer at Branch Dental Clinic Quantico and Annex Head at The Basic School Dental Clinic (2001); Advanced Clinical Program in Periodontics, Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Bethesda, MD (2003); 2nd Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center, Camp Lejeune, NC as Periodontics Department Head and Division Officer at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point Branch Dental Clinic (2006); 3D Dental Battalion/U. S. Naval Dental Center, Okinawa, Japan as Clinic Director for Camp Hansen and Camp Schwab Branch Dental Clinics and provided the periodontics support (2009); 3D Dental Battalion/U. S. Naval Dental Center, Okinawa, Japan as Director of Clinical Services (2013).

In 2015, Captain Key reported to Lovell FHCC as Department Head and Periodontics Division Officer at Fisher Dental Clinic.

Captain Key’s awards include: Meritorious Service Medal (1), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (1), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2).


Portrait of CDR Jori Brajer

CDR Jori Brajer |

Acting Associate Director for Facility Support

CDR Brajer is the Acting Associate Director, Facility Support at the Lovell FHCC. He was appointed to the position February 13, 2017. He is responsible for the direction of administrative functions including Patient Administration, Facility Management, Logistics, Communications and Police and Safety.

CDR Brajer attended the State University of New York at Binghamton receiving his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 1992 and Masters in Business Administration in 1994. Upon receiving his MBA, CDR Brajer began his healthcare leadership career as an Assistant Medical Center Administrator with the Queens-Long Island Medical Group, P.C., rapidly promoting in that organization; he served as the Regional Administrator for the Queens County, NY area at the time of his departure to enter the Navy.

Upon his commissioning in 1999, CDR Brajer’s first tour of duty was at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia as the Deputy Chief Information Officer. His subsequent duty stations include: Chief Information Officer at U.S. Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland; Medical Programs Officer Recruiter at Navy Recruiting District New York; Medical Administration Officer, USS BATAAN (LHD 5) where he earned his Surface Medical Department Officer qualification; Senior Service Point of Contact at the TRICARE Management Activity Military Medical Support Office; Deputy Director, Healthcare Operations, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. CDR Brajer served as the Department Head of Healthcare Business Operations at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center prior to being selected for his current position.

CDR Brajer is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. His military awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal (3 awards).


Portrait of CDR Lorrie L. Meyer

CDR Lorrie L. Meyer |

Associate Director for Fleet Medicine

CDR Meyer is the Associate Director of Fleet Medicine for the Lovell FHCC. She was appointed to the position November 10, 2015. As the Associate Director of Fleet Medicine, CDR Meyer is responsible for all branch clinic medical operations at Naval Station Great Lakes.

CDR Meyer attended Viterbo College and received a Bachelor of Nursing degree in 1998. She received a Master of Nursing from the University of Phoenix in 2007.

CDR Meyer entered into military service as an enlisted Marine and served four years at Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Futnema, Okinawa, Japan. Her highest rank earned was corporal and was a meritorious promotion. She left the Marines to attend college and received her commission through the Nurse Corps Candidate Program in 1998. She attended Officer Indoctrination School and went on to serve at Naval Hospital Great Lakes, where she completed five years of duty serving in various roles from staff nurse to the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Division Officer. She left the Navy in 2003 to pursue a career as PACU nurse at the Department of Veterans Affairs Mather, Calif.

In 2004, she was recalled to active duty and was stationed at Naval Hospital, Okinawa, where she was a staff nurse in the ICU and later became the General Surgery, GI, and Breast Health Clinics Division Officer. In 2008, she served as a Medical Officer Recruiter and became the Officer Programs Officer for National Recruiting District, Minneapolis. She left Minneapolis in 2012 and moved to Naval Hospital, Camp Lejeune, in North Carolina, where she was Department Head of Staff Education and Training and Simulation.

In 2014, she reported to the FHCC, where she has held the role of ICU Nurse Educator and Acting Assistant Associate Director for Inpatient Services.

She received the Navy Commendation Medal (four stars), Navy Achievement Medal (two stars), and 2011 Navy Medical Recruiter of the Year.


Portrait of Lisa Noe

Lisa Noe |

Associate Director for Geriatrics, Extended Care and Mental Health

Lisa Noe is the Associate Director for Geriatrics & Mental Health Services for the Lovell FHCC. She was appointed March, 2016. Noe is responsible for the delivery of geriatric and mental health care, which includes 309 acute and extended care inpatient beds, care for chronic medically and mental health challenged patients, outpatient mental health clinics, and specialized programs for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, homelessness, vocational and physical rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, and palliative care.

In 1984 Noe received her certification as a Developmental Aide for the Mentally and Developmentally Disabled at the Central Virginia Training Center, Lynchburg, Va., where she worked as a Developmental and Behavioral Health aide and more than 20 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She earned her license in practical nursing and thereafter her Associate in Science in Registered Nursing with honors, at Minnesota State College Southeast.

Noe served as a nurse while contracted with Premier Medical Staffing Services of Milwaukee, Wis., from 2000 to present. Noe served as a nurse for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Division of Disability and Elder Services at the Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center in Mauston, Wis. from 2001 to 2008. Noe received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2008, with honors, and her graduate nursing degree with an additional focus on education and teaching, in 2010, from Chamberlain School of Nursing, with high honors.

Prior to her appointment, Noe was the Mental Health Chief for the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wis. During her nine years at the Tomah VAMC, Noe served as the Nurse Manager of the Acute Psychiatric Unit, Mental Health Residential Program Nurse Manager, Local Recovery Coordinator, Acting Mental Health Service Line Manager, Mental Health Service RN Clinical Program Specialist and the Primary Care Mental Health Integration RN C


Portrait of Dr. Frank Maldonado

Dr. Frank Maldonado |

Chief Medical Executive

Dr. Maldonado is the Chief Medical Executive for Lovell FHCC. Prior to this appointment he was previously appointed as Chief, Medicine in 2001. He currently serves as Assistant Dean for the FHCC, at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science/the Chicago Medical School (RFUMS/CMS) and holds an academic appointment as Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine. As Chief Medical Executive, he is responsible for the direction and coordination of all clinical functions and management at the Medical Center.

Dr. Maldonado received his Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Central del Caribe, Cayey, Puerto Rico in 1982. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Providence Hospital in Washington, DC in 1986 and subsequently completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowships in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

Prior to coming to Capt. James A. Lovell FHCC, he worked at the National Health Service Corps., Internal Medicine, Community Health of South Dade, Homestead, Florida. Dr. Maldonado also served as an Associate Intensivist, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Providence Hospital, Washington, DC. He continues he work as a full-time Faculty and Rounding Attending, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, VA Medical Center, North Chicago, IL.

Dr. Maldonado is very involved with the American College of Chest Physicians and the Association of Professor of Medicine. He has completed many research publications and abstracts. He is a recipient of the Henry Christian Award for Excellence in research, DuPont Pharmaceuticals/ACCP Young Investigator Award and the Max Harry Weil, MD Clinical Educator Award. He is also the recipient of the Vice Presidential Hammer Award for Reinventing Government for the Primary Care Program in 1994 and again in 1997 for the Compensation & Pension Joint Claims Team


Portrait of CDR Kathaleen L Smith

CDR Kathaleen L Smith |

Associate Director for Primary Care

CDR Smith is the Associate Director for Primary Care. She is responsible for the Department of Defense Medical Home Port, which includes Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Family Practice, and the Veteran’s Health Administration’s Patient Aligned Care Team, which includes Primary Care and Lovell FHCC’s Outpatient Clinics in Kenosha, Wis., and Evanston and McHenry, Ill.

A native of La-Porte, Indiana, CDR Smith graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University and is dual-certified as an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Following Naval Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, R.I., CDR Smith served as staff nurse, specialist surgery and emergency department, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Va.; staff nurse, Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland; assistant department head, Naval Medical Clinic Patuxent River, Md.; clinic manager, Naval Branch Medical Clinic, Bahrain; department head, Multi-Service Ward, ICU and Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; department head, Medical Home Port, Naval Health Clinic Cherry Point, North Carolina.

CDR Smith has deployed in 2008 in support of Operation Continuing Promise aboard the USS Boxer and USS Kearsarge. She deployed in 2011 to the Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait as the Officer in Charge of the Troop Medical Clinic in Camp Arifjan. Her major awards include the Navy Achievement Medal and Navy Commendation Medal (with four stars).


Portrait of CAPT Deborah A. Kumaroo

CAPT Deborah A. Kumaroo |

Associate Director Inpatient Services, Navy Nurse Executive

Captain Deborah A. Kumaroo, RN, MSN, was appointed Aug. 12, 2015, as the Associate Director Inpatient Services and the Navy Nurse Executive for the Lovell FHCC. CAPT Kumaroo is responsible for nursing care delivery, strategic planning and for overseeing the hospital’s Critical Care Unit and Inpatient Acute Medical/Surgical wards.

CAPT Kumaroo started her career as a civilian nurse at Orlando Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department and Neurosurgery Trauma Ward in 1990. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Central Florida, she reported to Officer Indoctrination School at Newport, Rhode Island in 1993.

CAPT Kumaroo’ s tours include: Staff Nurse at Naval Hospital Okinawa in the Medical-Surgical Ward, Pediatrics Inpatient and Emergency Department; Division Officer, Internal Medicine Clinic at Naval Hospital Jacksonville; Department Head, OB/GYN, Tri-Care Prime clinic at Branch Medical Clinic, Oceana, Virginia Beach; Division Officer/Clinic manager Naval Support Activity, Bahrain; Ship’s Nurse on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower; Division Officer for the General Surgery Clinic and Senior Nurse for the Medical Evacuation Unit at National Naval Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland.

She was selected for the Duty Under Instruction program in 2007 and received a Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist - Adult Health Educator graduate degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. She then served as the Division Officer/Clinical Nurse Specialist at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; Senior Nurse at the ADM Joel T. Boone Clinic, Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Ft. Story; Program Manager, M5, Office of Strategy and Management at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; Deputy Director, Medical Home Port Management Office, M3, Clinical Operations (Lead agent for Navy Medicine and Assistant to Defense Health Agency, Nurse Advice Line Program Management Implementation team.


Portrait of Dr. Sarah V. Fouse

Dr. Sarah V. Fouse |

Associate Director Nursing Practice/Senior VA Nurse Executive

Dr. Fouse is the Associate Director of Nursing Practice for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center. She was appointed to the position April 4th, 2011.

In this position, Dr. Fouse is responsible for the operation and evaluation for all nursing practice, SPS, Patient Centered Care, the Magnet Journey and safe patient handling within the health care center. Dr. Fouse is the organization’s executive level nursing leader with full responsibility for the direction of nursing care delivery.

Dr. Fouse graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI, with a PhD in Nursing and a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She graduated from Alverno College, Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and minor in Communication.

Prior to her current position, Dr. Fouse was the Acting Associate Director, Patient Services/Nurses Executive for the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center (December 2009 to April 2011). Prior to this appointment, Dr. Fouse served as the Associate Chief Nurse, Mental Health Services at the North Chicago Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ill., (November 2008 to December 2009). At the Medical Center, she was also the Clinical Coordinator for Mental Health (January 1992 to November 2008).

Dr. Fouse currently services as the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Nursing Services (ONS) Nurse Professional Standards Board (NPSB) Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 12 Consultant.
Fouse also serviced as the chairperson of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 12 Diversity Committee.

She lives in Racine, Wisc., with her husband, Alvin, and grandson, Jordan.


Portrait of CDR Andrew Mario Archila

CDR Andrew Mario Archila |

Associate Director Resources

CDR Archila is the Associate Director for Resources for the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, Ill. He was appointed to the position June 1, 2015.

CDR Archila is responsible for the departments of Human Resources, Health Care Business, Financial Management and Information Resources Management. Prior to his appointment, CDR Archila was the Acting Chief for the Office of Performance Improvement at the FHCC.

CDR Archila was educated at the University of Houston (UH), receiving a Bachelor of Science in Optometry in 1997. He graduated with a Doctor of Optometry from UH in 1999. Additional education includes an MBA in Health Care Administration from the City University of New York’s prestigious Zicklin School of Business, graduating in 2007. He also concurrently earned a Fellowship in Clinical Administration and Optometric Management at the State University of New York College of Optometry.

Before graduate school, CDR Archila was selected for the 4-year Navy Health Professions Scholarship Program and was commissioned in 1995. During his military career he has served past tours at the Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, the Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes, and the Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma. He also deployed to the Expeditionary Medical Facility (EMF) Kuwait in 2009. He gained experience as an Officer in Charge (OIC) being in that position at the Naval Branch Health Clinic Yuma, Arizona from 2011-2014.

CDR Archila’ s awards and decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (1 award) and the Navy Commendation Medal (4 awards). He was also named the Navy’s “Junior Optometrist of the Year” in 2003 and the Armed Forces Optometric Society Navy Optometrist of the Year for 2014. He currently serves as the Assistant Specialty Leader for Navy Optometry.


Portrait of Nils Anderson, M.D., M.H.A

Nils Anderson, M.D., M.H.A |

Associate Director for Specialty Care

Nils Anderson, M.D., M.H.A. is the Associate Director for Specialty Medicine for Lovell FHCC. He was appointed April 20, 2015.

Dr. Anderson is responsible for monitoring and ensuring all patients receive quality care in the Medicine and Surgery Specialty Clinics, Emergency Department and the Special Medical Examination Section.

Prior to his appointment, Dr. Anderson was the Chief of Neurology, Assistant Chief Medical Executive for Ambulatory Care, Assistant Chief Medical Executive for Academic Affairs and the Acting Chief Medical Executive at the FHCC. He received his BS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his MD degree from Rush Medical College after which he entered active service in the U.S. Navy. He completed an internship at Naval Medical Center Oakland and attended the Naval Undersea Medical Institute where he became and Undersea Medical Officer and a Diving Medical Officer. He served aboard the USS FULTON (AS-11) as the Medical Department Head. He entered Neurology residency at the National Naval Medical Center. He served as a staff neurologist, Assistant Neurology Department Head, Director of Neurological Education and Assistant Internal Medicine Program Director at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for 8 years. He transferred to Naval Hospital Great Lakes and was the Specialty Medicine Department Head until he retired as a Commander in 2008.

After retirement, he continued as a staff neurologist at Naval Health Clinic Great Lakes until the FHCC merger and then took over as Chief of Neurology in 2012. He became the Assistant Chief Medical Executive for Ambulatory Care in August of 2014, assumed the duties of ACME for Academic Affairs in addition in October of 2014 and then took over as Acting Chief Medical Executive/Associate Director of Medical Practice on April 20, 2015. In addition, he became the Neurology Clerkship Director at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School, a position he has held until the pre