Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System
Michael T Kilmer | 970-263-5034
Director, Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System
Mr. Michael Todd Kilmer directs a health care system with an annual budget of approximately $132 million; while overseeing the delivery of care to approximately 16,000 enrolled Veterans.
The Grand Junction VA Health Care System (AVAHCS) employs more than 640 health care professionals and support staff at 5 sites of care to provide primary, specialty, and extended care. GRJHCS serves Veterans throughout 18 counties across three states including western Colorado, southeast Utah and into southern Wyoming with a Veteran population of approximately 38,000. The Grand Junction VA Medical Center has 31 acute care inpatient beds (10 medicine, 8 surgery, 8 psychiatry, 5 ICU). Geriatric an Extended care is provided in the 30-bed Community Living Center (skilled nursing home care unit). The Grand Junction VA Health Care System also ensure health care is accessible to Veterans residing in rural areas through its four Clinics located in Montrose, Colorado; Craig, Colorado; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; and Moab, Utah.
Mr. Kilmer is also a proud U.S. Coast Guard Veteran and the inaugural recipient of the “Earlier Career Achievement” award, University of Washington, 2014.
July 2013 – April 2017 -- Chief Consultant, Care Management and Social Work Services
May 2015 – October 2015 -- Interim Director, Amarillo VA Healthcare System
October 2008 – July 2013 -- Program Director, VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network
April 2011 – May 2011 -- Acting Assistant Director, VA San Diego Healthcare System
August 2009 – August 2011 -- Adjunct Faculty, University of Southern California: School of Social Work
2004 Master of Social Work, Clinical Contextual, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2001 Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Lori Lohar | 970-244-1334
Associate Medical Center Director
Ms. Lohar was appointed Associate Director at the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System in December of 2014.
Ms. Lohar began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1995 as a Dietetic Intern at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
Following the completion of her Dietetic Internship and Master’s Degree, She accepted a position at the Syracuse VA Medical Center in 1997 where she served as a Clinical Dietitian and the Quality Assurance Dietitian until July 2003.
After a brief period in the private sector, she returned to the VA in 2007 as the Administrative Dietitian at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.
Ms. Lohar became the Chief of Nutrition and Food Services at the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System in January 2010 where she continued to expand her leadership roles, including serving as Acting Associate Director on an as needed basis.
Ms. Lohar is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Oregon State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1995. While at Oregon State University, Ms. Lohar was a consistent member of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. In 1997, Ms. Lohar was awarded her Master’s Degree in Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ms. Lohar lives in Grand Junction with her family, and their four horses.
Srinivas Ginjupalli | 970-242-0731 X 5064
Chief of Staff
Dr. Srinivas Ginjupalli, MD, was appointed as Chief of Staff at the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System in December of 2016. Prior to this appointment, he was Deputy Chief of Staff at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS). He served as acting Chief of Staff at CAVHCS from August 2014 to January 2016. Since August 2007, Dr. Ginjupalli served as the Associate Chief of Staff (ACOS) for Geriatrics, Extended Care and Rehabilitation (GEC&R) Service Line at CAVHCS.
Dr. Ginjupalli received a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1986, a Degree of Master of Surgery specializing in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) in 1991, Certification of Foreign Medical Graduate (ECFMG) in 1992, and Federation Licensing Examination (FLEX) in 1993. He completed a Residency in Family Practice in 1997. He is professionally licensed in Utah and Alabama.
In 2001, after working three years in the private sector, he joined the team at Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System as a Staff Physician. He became the Medical Director for Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Program in 2003 and in that same year received a Graduate Certificate in Medical Informatics from Oregon Health State University. In 2016, he was recertified as Diplomat by the American Board of Family Medicine.
Dr. Ginjupalli was also detailed as the Acting Chief of Staff at Dorn VAMC, Columbia, SC, in 2013 and at Grand Junction VAMC, CO in 2016. Additionally he has completed the VISN 7 Physician Leadership Training Program and is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE). He is actively working toward fellowship status within that organization.
Molly M Bruner | 970-242-0731
Ms. Molly Bruner assumed her position as the Associate Director, Patient Care Services at the Grand Junction Veterans Health Care System on July 11, 2016. Ms. Bruner’s prior Veterans Health Administration experience includes serving as the Nurse Executive for the Greenville VA Health Care Center in North Carolina. Ms. Bruner has 15 years VA nursing experience.
Ms. Bruner comes to Grand Junction from Cheyanne, Wyoming where she served as the state’s Administrator of the Community and Public Health Division for Cheyanne.
There she supervised six sections to include Epidemiology, Immunizations, Maternal and Family Health, Oral Health, Public Health Nursing, and the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. She was responsible for the oversight of 400 employees located in 23 counties in Wyoming.
Ms. Bruner has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
In 1993, Ms. Bruner began her VA career as a Registered Nurse (RN) on the Oncology, Medical, and Chemical Detoxification Unit at the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) located in Biloxi, MS.
Ms. Bruner then served in progressive leadership positions on the Medical Unit, Telemetry Unit, Cardiac Care Unit, Emergency Department, Primary Care, and Specialty Clinics. In 2000, she became the Associate Chief Nurse for Ambulatory Care and relocated to Pensacola, FL. Ms. Bruner supervised nursing and clerical staff in five clinics located in Gulfport, MS, Biloxi, MS, Mobile, AL, Pensacola, FL, and Panama City Beach, FL. In addition, Ms. Bruner served as the Acting Chief Nurse Executive for eight months and was responsible for over 500 nursing service staff.