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Lebanon VA Medical Center


Leadership Team

Portrait of Robert W Callahan

Robert W Callahan | 717-272-6621x5904


Robert (Bob) W. Callahan Jr. was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as Director of the Lebanon VA Medical Center effective November 11, 2007.

Mr. Callahan was born and raised on a small family farm in northeastern Maryland. He holds an Associate degree from Harford Community College, a Bachelor's degree from St. Mary's College in Maryland and graduate course work at both Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of VA's Executive Career Field Training Program (ECF) and Healthcare Leadership Institute.

Mr. Callahan began his VA career in 1993 as an Occupational Safety & Health Manager at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. In 1997, Mr. Callahan became the Facility Manager at the Butler, PA, VAMC and in December 2000 he moved to the three division VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) as the Vice President for Facility Management. In October 2003, he became the Associate Medical Center Director for Site Management at VAPHS, and was responsible for day-to-day operations of 3,000 employees serving over 57,000 veterans. Mr. Callahan's diverse experience also includes serving as an Adjutant Professor at Millersville University, a program manager within the Department of Defense, and as a researcher in the chemical industry in the late 1980s.

Nationally, Mr. Callahan served on numerous administrative taskforces and work groups. He brings with him a wealth of experience in strategic planning, tactical operations, organizational and healthcare redesign and is active in mentoring future VA leaders. Mr. Callahan is an advocate for all veterans and his mantra is "Excellence in All". He believes as civil servants we are called to a higher purpose than ourselves, values honesty, integrity creativity and loyalty and is personally committed to serving America's heroes. He is very interested in open communication, employee development and ways to reward and motivate employees.

Portrait of Cynthia Shiner

Cynthia Shiner | 717-228-5903

Acting Associate Director

Ms. Shiner was appointed the Acting Associate Director of the Lebanon VA Medical Center on February 9, 2015. As the Acting Associate Director, Ms. Shiner is the Chief Operating Officer for the medical center overseeing engineering, health administration, resource management, contracting, environmental management, human resources, logistics, procurement, privacy, group practice management and safety and occupational health.

Ms. Shiner began her career with the federal government in the Department of Defense at Fort Indiantown Gap, Annville, PA serving in an administrative role. She started at the Lebanon VA Medical Center in June 1982 in Nursing Service. During her 34 years of service to the VA, she has held several administrative positions with increasing responsibilities in various areas of the medical center. Before being selected as the Acting Associate Director, Ms. Shiner was the Human Resources Manager for the medical center.

Portrait of Margaret G. Wilson, MSN, RN

Margaret G. Wilson, MSN, RN | 717-272-6621, x5223

Associate Director for Patient Care Services

Ms. Wilson brings to this position more than 30 years of comprehensive senior management experience in a large health care system.

She began her professional career as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer.
Ms. Wilson’s initial assignment was Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, and then progressed through various assignments and duty stations. Her administrative experiences have included Nurse Manager, Family Practice Clinics, Quantico Marine Corps Base; Department Head, Perioperative Services at the Naval Hospital, Charleston, SC; Department Head at Naval Weapons Station Clinic in Goose Creek, SC; Director, Ancillary Services at Naval Ambulatory Care Clinic in Newport, RI. Ms. Wilson’s last position on active duty was the first Executive Officer, Naval Health Care New England, and Newport, RI. She retired in 2005 after more the 29 years of service at the rank of Captain.

Ms. Wilson began her VA career in 2008 where her most recent position was the Associate Chief Nursing Service for Acute Care at Lebanon VA Medical Center. Ms. Wilson was selected as the Associate Director, Patient Care Services, in June 2010.

Ms. Wilson graduated from Lancaster General School of Nursing, Lancaster, PA. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, graduating with Distinction. She completed her education by attaining her Master’s degree in Nursing Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.