Mr. Mills began his VA career in 1974 as a Recreation Therapist at the VA Medical Center in Memphis, TN. In February 1977, he was selected for the Human Resource Management Intern Program. Mr. Mills served as a Human Resource Management Specialist at the VA Medical Center in Newington, CT, and Lexington, KY. In August 1981, Mr. Mills was selected as the Assistant Human Resource Officer at the VAMC in Salisbury, NC. In April 1983, Mr. Mills transferred to the VAMC, Beckley, West Virginia, as the Human Resource Officer. In October 1986, Mr. Mills was appointed Human Resource Officer at the VA Pittsburgh - Highland Dr., and in October 1996 appointed Human Resource Officer for the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. During his tenure as Human Resource Officer at VA Pittsburgh, Mr. Mills held a collateral assignment as the Lead Human Resource Officer for VISN 4. In addition, Mr. Mills has served extended appointments as the Interim Associate Director at both VA Pittsburgh and the VAMC at Wilmington, DE.
Mr. Mills was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and an M. ED from the University of Memphis.
"I am honored to continue my service to our Nation's Heroes in Altoona, joining this strong staff in providing Veterans with the best care anywhere," he said. "I encourage all Veterans to consider VA health care, which I believe truly is the best."
The James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center has four locations and offers services to the more than 87,000 Veterans living in a 14 county area of Pennsylvania including Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Mifflin, and Somerset. The medical center is a member of VA Healthcare - VISN 4.
Source: Blair County Chamber of Commerce