VAPIHCS Director Retires
News Release from VAPIHCS February 17, 2016
On February 12, 2016, Mr. Wayne Pfeffer retired from Federal Service after 41 years. Mr. Pfeffer became the Director of the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System in October of 2013. Mr. Pfeffer’s retirement, although sudden, was for personal reasons.
The VA is not at liberty to discuss the personal reasons that precipitated Mr. Pfeffer’s decision, as we respect his privacy. Mr. Pfeffer is now a private citizen, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.
Dr. Tonia Bagby, Associate Director at the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System is currently serving as Acting Director.
The health care of our Veterans continue to be our priority and all services continue uninterrupted.
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Star-Adv: Embattled director of Veterans Affairs in Pacific resigns
…Pfeffer was not on the job today after sending an email to the VA staff around noon Tuesday that read, “It has not been an easy decision for me, however due to personal reasons, I am retiring and returning to the mainland. VA PIHCS will continue to get better and better because of the great people here. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and the things you’ve shared and allowed me to share. I will certainly miss Hawaii, and all of you who have become my family, my ohana. It has been a honor and a pleasure to have been able to be a member of this ‘ohana and the wonderful things happening here.”
Asked why Pfeffer retired immediately, Bagby said, “everyone has their own personal reasons. I believe Mr. Pfeffer was thoughtful in his decisions.”….
read … Embattled
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