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Portrait of Christina White, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Christina White, PharmD, MBA, BCPS | 7001

Associate Director (Acting)

Dr. Christina White became the Acting Associate Medical Center Director on November 5, 2018. Dr. White has been with the Veterans Health Administration for 11 years, most recently serving as the Associate Chief of Pharmacy at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Butler University. She is a Board-Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and 2018 graduate of Leadership VA. Dr. White lives in Zionsville, Indiana with her husband, Jason, daughter Moriah, and son Isaiah.


Portrait of Deborah Meesig, MD, JD

Deborah Meesig, MD, JD | 740-773-1141 ext. 7254

Chief of Staff

Dr. Deborah Meesig joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in March, 2008, as the Chief of Staff. Dr. Meesig has a law degree and experience in complex matrix environment with clinical quality, patient safety, medication safety, performance improvement, and hospital operations. She is skilled in facilitating multidisciplinary teams with extensive experience in peer review, utilization review, physician credentialing and case management. She has hospital experience in medical risk management and compliance with healthcare laws and hospital regulations. Dr. Meesig has more than ten years of experience in private practice and 15 years in medical administration. She is board certified in Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery and a Member of the Ohio Bar.

Dr. Meesig has previously worked as a staff physician at St. Ann's Hospital in Westerville, Ohio, as well as practicing general and colorectal surgery in a private practice. She also has administrative experience through positions such as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Grant Medical Center and Associate Medical Director of Quality and Resource Management at Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals.

Dr. Meesig's degrees include: BS in Medical Technology from The Ohio State University School of Allied Medical Professionals, MD from The Ohio State University Medical School, Certificate of Medical Management from Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina, and J.D., Order of the Curia, from Capital University Law School. She has completed a Residency in General Surgery at The Ohio State University Hospitals and a Residency in Colorectal Surgery at Grant Medical Center.


Portrait of Cindy Norton-Roush

Cindy Norton-Roush | 740-773-1141 ext. 7365

Associate Director Patient Care

Cindy Norton-Roush has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs for over 30 years. During her tenure at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center, she has served as staff nurse in areas of psychiatry; nurse manager of 82 long term care beds; Utilization Review Case Manager, EA/QI, Community Health Nurse and ACNS/Chief Nurse Geriatrics and Extended Care. She now serves in the role of Associate Director for Patient Care Service.

Ms. Norton-Roush is a native of Hocking County and graduated from Logan Elm High School. She is a graduate of Hocking Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Nursing, Ohio University with a Bachelor's in Nursing and Capital University with a Master's in Nursing. She has been active in numerous community events with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is an active member of the Ohio Nurses Association and served in various roles in the Ross District Chapter of ONA. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau- nursing honorary association. She holds the status of Mentor- Fellow level and has served on several VISN and VHA committees and workgroups.