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Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Leadership Team

Portrait of Carla Sivek

Carla Sivek | (610) 380-4303


Ms. Carla Sivek is the Medical Center Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center (CVAMC) effective November 27, 2016. As Director, Ms. Sivek oversees the operations of a complexity level three, specialty referral medical center. In addition to the main campus in Coatesville, PA, Community Based Outpatient Clinics are operated in Newtown Square, PA and Spring City, PA. Both clinics are operated by CVAMC staff and are located within 32 miles of the main campus. The medical center primarily serves Veterans from southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and southern New Jersey. It serves as the specialty behavioral health provider for the eastern market of VISN 4.

The facility has a budget of approximately $200M with 1,300 FTEE, serving about 20,000 Veterans. The facility operates 345 beds in psychiatry, community living center and residential rehabilitation. There are also 225 non-VA beds on-grounds, operated by two community-based partner organizations. Inpatient hospital care is provided for psychiatric conditions while residential rehabilitation/domiciliary programs are operated for the treatment of substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and homelessness. A wide range of outpatient services provides over 240,000 visits a year.

Ms. Sivek was awarded certification in Lean Systems from the University of Kentucky in 2016. She also received an Under Secretary for Health Commendation for her service as the interim Network Director of VISN 4 in 2015. She completed the VHA Executive Career Field Candidate Program in 2008. She has also completed certificate programs in spiritual direction and in the management of human services organizations.

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Michael F. Gliatto, MD | 610-383-0219

Chief of Staff

Dr. Gliatto graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in 1985 and completed residencies in both internal medicine and psychiatry. He began his career in the VA as a resident in psychiatry in 1988 and worked as a staff psychiatrist at the Philadelphia VAMC, including assuming administrative responsibilities, until 2009. He came to the Coatesville VA in 2009 as the Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health. He was named Chief of Staff in May 2017.

Portrait of Nancy Schmid, RN, MSN, NEA-BC

Nancy Schmid, RN, MSN, NEA-BC | 610-384-7711, ext. 5101

Associate Director, Patient Care Services

Ms. Nancy Schmid was appointed Associate Director for Patient Care Services on November 5, 2012. Prior, Ms. Schmid was the Associate Director for Patient and Nursing Services at Syracuse VA Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. For five years before that, she was the Associate Chief of Staff for Extended Care and Rehabilitation Services and Associate Chief Nurse for Extended Care at Lebanon VA Medical Center in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Prior to her transfer to Lebanon VA Medical Center, she worked for 23 years at the Western New York VA Health Care System at the Buffalo and Batavia, New York locations in both nursing staff and management positions.

As Associate Director for Patient Care Services, Ms. Schmid oversees all patient care staff including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers and more. Additionally, she has oversight of all patient care lines including Geriatrics & Extended Care, Mental Health, Primary Care, Social Work Service and the medical center’s Magnet® accreditation process.

Ms. Schmid brings over 20 years of nursing management experience to the Coatesville VA Medical Center. She is a strong advocate for patient centered care and while at Syracuse VA Medical Center, she advanced a Just Culture. Ms. Schmid recently served on a national Healthcare Workforce on Aging Veterans Executive (HWAVE) task force to identify the growing needs within Veterans Health Administration Geriatrics and Extended Care programs.

Ms. Schmid earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and a Master of Science Degree in Nursing Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, New York. She is board certified in Nursing Administration, Advanced. Ms. Schmid holds memberships in the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), National Organization of VA Nurses (NOVA), and Sigma Theta Tau.

Portrait of Jennifer Harkins

Jennifer Harkins | 610-384-7711, ext. 4360

Associate Director, Finance and Operations

Jennifer Harkins was appointed Associate Director of the Coatesville VA Medical Center on May 14, 2017. In this role she is responsible for management of the administrative services at the medical center, including Resource Management, Health Administration, Human Resources, Police, Facilities and Engineering, Environmental Management, Nutrition and Food, Logistics, and Privacy. Ms. Harkins began her VA career as the Women Veteran Coordinator in 1993 at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center. Since that time, she has served in increasingly complex leadership roles at the Philadelphia VA including Executive Assistant to the Medical Center Director, Executive Assistant to the Associate Director, Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff, and Facility and Strategic Planner. In 2014, Ms. Harkins was appointed as the Interim Associate Director at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. She served as the Logistics Chair of 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in 2014. Ms. Harkins is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and has earned an Executive Leadership Certificate in Lean for Healthcare from the University Of Tennessee Graduate School Of Business, as well as a Bachelors degree in Education and Masters degree in Education and Organizational and Strategic Leadership.