VA Black Hills Health Care System
VA BHHCS Welcomes New Associate Director
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Belle “C.B.” Alexander, FACHE, to the position of Associate Director effective October 7, 2012. In this position, she will oversee the Business Office, Contracting, Facilities Management, Finance, Human Resources, Information and Technology, Logistics and Police functions for VA BHHCS.
A lifelong-resident of the Black Hills, C.B. received her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications/Drama and Journalism from Black Hills State College and a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of South Dakota. C.B. is board certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Prior to joining VA in 1989, C.B. worked as an actress, software trainer and a city editor for a daily newspaper. As an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, she has worked in VA BHHCS Human Resources and Director’s Office, and at the Veterans Integrated Service Network 23 level in Extended Care and Rehabilitation and Workforce Development.
C.B. has received several VA awards, including a Certificate of Merit for Communications from the Office of Public and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Honorable Mention VA Undersecretary for Health Diversity Award and a Community Outreach Award from the VA Center for Minority Veterans. At the national level, she has served on the Veterans Health Administration’s Workforce Succession Plan as the Organizational Health Chapter Lead and graduated from the inaugural Health Care Leadership Development class.
C.B. is married to Roland Enninga, a two-tour Vietnam Veteran and U.S. Navy retiree. Her grandfather, Earl Alexander, served in the U.S. Army during World War I as a caisson teamster and her brother-in-law served as a U.S. Army aerial photography assistant in-country Vietnam. C.B. is honored to be able to serve those who have served.