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Southern Arizona VA Health Care System

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Leadership Team

Portrait of Jennifer S Gutowski, MHA, FACHE

Jennifer S Gutowski, MHA, FACHE | 520-629-1821

Acting Director, SAVAHCS

Jennifer S. Gutowski, MHA, FACHE, CSSGB, VHA-CM was appointed Associate Director for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System effective July 16, 2012. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Gutowski was at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital as the Acting Associate Director from February 2012 through July 2012, and Assistant Director from December 2007 through February 2012. Prior to the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Ms. Gutowski held various positions at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

As the SAVAHCS Associate Director, Ms. Gutowski will also serve as the Chief of the Resources Management Service Line and provide oversight for Finance, Human Resources, Acquisition and Logistics, and Voluntary Services. In addition, she will also provide supervision to the Business Service Line, Facilities Management Service Line, Pharmacy Service Line and the Privacy Officer.

Ms. Gutowski carries several certifications as a Certified Healthcare Executive, a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), as well as a graduate of the VA Executive Career Field. Most recently in 2011, Ms. Gutowski achieved fellow status as a certified mentor (VHA-CM), and earned her Green Belt certification in Six Sigma (CSSGM) in 2009.

Portrait of Fabia Kwiecinski, MD, FACP

Fabia Kwiecinski, MD, FACP | (520) 629-1815

Chief of Staff

Fabia Kwiecinski, MD, was appointed Chief of Staff at the Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System in April, 2013. She served as the Deputy Chief of Staff since 2009.
Fabia Kwiecinski, MD, attended Medical School at the State University of New York, Buffalo, New York graduating in 1977. She completed her internship and residency at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, New York in 1980. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Arizona, and is Co- Chair of the Academia Affiliation Partnership Council.
Fabia Kwiecinski, MD, has long record of promoting Veteran Care and the Veterans Administration. She began her career at the VA as a physician in Ambulatory Care in 1987 and became the Acting Associate Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care in 1990. Dr. Kwiecinski served at the Chief of General Medicine in 1992 until she assumed the position of Chief of Medicine and Primary Care in 1997. She eventually became the Deputy Chief of Staff in 2009.
Fabia Kwiecinski, MD, has a strong research and publication background and conducted studies that benefit Veterans including VA Cooperative Study: #465 Glycemic Control and Complications in Diabetes Type 2, 2003-2007.

Portrait of Katie A. Landwehr, MBA

Katie A. Landwehr, MBA | 520-629-1712

Assistant Director

Katie A. Landwehr was appointed Assistant Director of the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS) in January 2012. She provides oversight for the Clinical Care Support Service Line, which encompasses Dentistry, Prosthetics, Nutrition and Food Services, Audiology, Respiratory Therapy, Pastoral Care, Police and the Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). She also serves as the liaison with the Office of Information Technology, Information Security and the Veterans Canteen Service.

Ms. Landwehr holds a leadership role on a variety of SAVAHCS committees to include the VERA Committee, Continuous Improvement/Systems Redesign, Medical Executive Board, Organizational Health Executive Board, Resources Board and the Executive Leadership Strategic Planning Council. She has completed Green Belt training and participated in several process improvement/system redesign teams.

Prior to her appointment as the Assistant Director, Ms. Landwehr was the Acting Associate Director at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System (VA NWIHCS) from April - December 2011. As Acting Associate Director, Ms. Landwehr was responsible for the daily operations of each facility within VA NWIHCS. She also provided direct oversight for the Business Office, Pharmacy, Engineering, Logistics, Safety, Human Resources, Environmental Management Services, Prosthetics, Police, Canteen, Voluntary Services and Biomedical Engineering functions.

Portrait of Beth A Taylor, RN

Beth A Taylor, RN | 520-792-1450 ext. 5934

Associate Director Patient Care Services