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Interim Director Starts Work For VA Montana

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs officials have named an interim director for the VA Montana Health Care System.

Kathy Berger began her 120-day assignment today, replacing John Ginnity.

Ginnity announced he would leave his position earlier this month, and did not give a reason for his resignation.

Ginnity’s resignation takes effect July 8. Until then, he will help Berger transition into the role and write reports for VA officials in Washington.

Berger is the director of the VA's health care system in Sheridan, Wyoming. She is expected to return to that job after her Montana assignment.

The agency is conducting an internal investigation into leadership misconduct allegations. A VA spokesperson says Ginnity's resignation is unrelated to the investigation.

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