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Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System

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Leadership Team

Portrait of Bryan C. Matthews, MBA

Bryan C. Matthews, MBA | 228-523-5766

Medical Center Director

Bryan C. Matthews, MBA, was appointed Medical Center Director for the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System on January 22, 2018.

Prior to arriving in Biloxi, Mr. Matthews was the Director for Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville. Mr. Matthews prior experience includes serving as the Associate Medical Center Director for both the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC and the Associate Medical Center Director for the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In this capacity, he served as the Chief Operating Officer charged with day-to-day operations and management of the annual budget, and a number of major medical center operations including Facilities and Environmental Management Services, Human Resource Management, Fiscal, Police and Logistics services to name a few.

Mr. Matthews began his VA career at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit, MI, as the Chief of Supply, Processing and Distribution, and later as the Administrative Assistant to the Associate Director. He then transferred to the VA Maryland Healthcare System in Baltimore, MD, where he served as the Executive Assistant to the Associate Director. Prior to joining the Department of Veterans Affairs, he served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years.

He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received his Masters of Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Phoenix. He is also a graduate of the 2010 Executive Career Field Career Development Program.

Portrait of Adam G. Bearden, MBA, FACHE, CMRP

Adam G. Bearden, MBA, FACHE, CMRP | 850-912-2202

Acting Associate Medical Center Director

Portrait of Reginald Labossiere, MD, FACP

Reginald Labossiere, MD, FACP |

Chief of Staff

Dr. Reginald Labossiere joined Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in January 2018 as the Medical Center Chief of Staff. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Labossiere was with New Orleans VAMC for 14 months where he served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Clinical Operations, a Nutrition Support Team physician and Acting Chief of Dermatology.

He was at the Carl Vinson VAMC in Dublin, Georgia from December 2013 to November 2016 where he held several positions including Acting Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Chief of Geriatrics and Extended Care. He also served as Acting Chief of staff in Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center from October 2016 to December 2016. Dr. Labossiere’s extensive VA career has taken him to Audie L. Murphy VA in San Antonio, Texas, Hines VA in Hines, Illinois, and Oklahoma VAMC in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dr. Labossiere began his medical career at medical school at the Faculte de Medicine in Port-au-Prince, Haiti from October 1988 to October 1994. He completed residencies from October 1995 to June 2003 at University Hospital in Haiti, Metropolitan Medical Center in New York, New York, and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

He completed a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and a Nutritional Clinical Fellowship at Columbia University in New York from June 2004 to June 2006 followed by a Geriatric Fellowship at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois from August 2006 to August 2007.

Dr. Labossiere academic appointments include Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tulane University , as well as former assistant professor positions at Loyola University, Oklahoma University and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Portrait of Loretta L. Eleuterius, PhD, RN

Loretta L. Eleuterius, PhD, RN | 228-523-4679

Acting Associate Director Patient Care Services/Nurse Executive

Dr. Loretta L. Eleuterius joined the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in January 1997. She assumed the role of Acting Associate Director for Patient Care Services on October 15, 2018. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy, Associate Director for Patient Services.|Prior to this appointment, Dr. Eleuterius served as the Chief Nurse for Geriatrics for four years. She has served in several roles such as Patient Safety Manager and Nurse Manager through her VA career. She has over 20 years of nursing experience.|Dr. Eleuterius began her career in 1994 after graduating from the University of Mobile. She received her master's degree in Nursing Education and Administration in 2010 and her Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University.

Portrait of Adam G. Bearden, MBA, FACHE, CMRP

Adam G. Bearden, MBA, FACHE, CMRP | 850-912-2202

Associate Director for Outpatient Operations

Adam G. Bearden joined the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System in June 2017. Mr. Bearden provides executive oversight of all operations at five community based outpatient clinics at five locations: Biloxi, MS; Mobile, AL; Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, and Panama City, FL. In addition, he provides oversight of the Prosthetics service and the Compensation and Pension service.

Before joining the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Adam was a Medical Service Corps officer in the U.S. Air Force for almost 25 years. He served in 31 different positions at 14 different locations and is a three-time graduated commander. Mr. Bearden completed his military career as the Deputy Group Commander at Keesler Medical Center, July 2017. Mr. Bearden is an expert in health care governance, resource management, DoD/VA joint ventures, logistics, information systems, and operational excellence.

Mr. Bearden is a graduate of Loyola University, earning a Master of Business Administration and is also board certified, Fellow of the American College of Health Care Executive (FACHE) and is a Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP).