Michael D. Payne is the new executive director and CEO of the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, Wichita, KS.  Mr. Payne was previously the deputy executive director at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Boston, Massachusetts. He joined VA in 2016 as the associate director, human resources in VA’s Central Office of Community Care (Workforce Management). Mr. Payne is an Army Veteran, having served 23 years of federal service in a variety of executive-level appointments with his active duty and Army civilian service at a wide range of locations, including Germany, Iraq, Italy, Japan, and Kuwait.