Join us as we welcome Tim Sheppard, Executive Director, WY Veterans Commission and Sabrina Adkins, Associate Director Patient Care Services at the Cheyenne VA as they discuss and answer all your VA and medical questions!
Ms. Sabrina L. Adkins was appointed Associate Director Patient Care Services, Nurse Executive at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in December 2015. Prior to arriving in Cheyenne, she served as the Chief Nurse of Primary Care at the Salisbury VAMC in Salisbury, NC. Ms. Adkins has worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs for a total 26 years starting her nursing career as a Licensed Practical Nurse. As she progressed in her career she worked as a Medical-Surgical Nurse as well as in Intensive Care Nurse and for the past 26 years in numerous management positions with the VA and Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, NC. Sabrina received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC and her Masters of Science in Nursing from Duke University School of Nursing. In 2000, she was honored as a Great 100 Nurse of North Carolina. She is a graduate of the VA Leadership Development Institute in 2009, Leadership Rowan in 2011 and Leadership Cheyenne in 2017. Ms. Adkins received her Mentoring certification in 2009 and is dedicated to mentoring individuals throughout the VA system. Ms. Adkins and her husband are making their home in Cheyenne, Wyoming and have an adult son and daughter-in-law that reside in North Carolina.
Tim Sheppard serves as the Commission’s Executive Director. He served in the Army and the National Guard for more than 40 years rising from private to colonel over the course of that time. He holds a master of science degree in strategic studies and is extremely proud to hold the title of Distinguished Past Governor of the Rocky Mountain District of Kiwanis. In short, he loves people, especially veterans, and is dedicated to helping them understand their benefits and how to attain them.