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Maj. Gen. Shanna M. Woyak

Director, Small Market and Stand Alone Medical Treatment Facility Organization 

Major General Shanna M. Woyak Major General Shanna M. Woyak currently serves as the Director of the Small Market and Stand Alone Medical Treatment Facility Organization (SSO) for the Defense Health Agency (DHA). She oversees all executive management, clinical operations, business operations, and strategy for 16 Small Markets and more than 100 MTFs and DTFs across the United States, accounting for greater than one quarter of the health care encounters within the Military Health System’s direct-care system. As the SSO Director, she provides leadership in growing and enhancing a high reliability model healthcare network with outstanding clinical outcomes, excellent service and training, establishing very strong, collegial, mutually supportive partnerships across the federal footprint and private sector care, and Military Medical Treatment Facilities within the SSO.

Previous to this assignment, she served as the Director, National Capital Region (NCR) Medical Directorate and Director, transitional Intermediate Management Organization (tIMO) for the Defense Health Agency. She oversaw and managed all healthcare delivery for 30 Joint facilities, with 680,000 active duty members and beneficiaries, spanning seven states. As the Director, Woyak’s main priority was to maximize the medical readiness of the operational and medical forces. In addition, she had a dual role as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Chief of the Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia. In this capacity, she assisted the Chief Nurse of the Air Force in developing and executing plans, policies, and standards for Air National Guard assigned nurses.

Prior to her assignment in the NCR, Woyak served as the Vice Wing Commander, 152nd Airlift Wing, Reno, Nevada, the unit tasked to provide tactical C-130 air delivery capability to the State of Nevada and combatant commanders, and to fight large scale aerial firefighting by employing the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System.  She was the key advisor to the commander providing leadership, management, manpower, equipment, and training in peacetime and supporting preparations to perform the wartime mission. She directed policy and programming necessary to sustain the readiness of more than 1,110 Airmen wing-wide.

Woyak received a direct commission as an Air Force Clinical Nurse in February 1995. She began her military career in July 1986 as an active duty airman first class serving in multiple patient care roles to include obstetrics, operating room, emergency medicine, air transportable hospitals, and a flying ambulance surgical trauma team. She was stationed at Torrejon Air Base, Spain, and Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, which had an Air Force hospital during this time. After receiving her commission and joining the Air National Guard, Woyak served as a Clinical Nurse in both the Aeromedical Evacuation and Medical Groups in the Oklahoma Air National Guard and as a Chief Nurse Executive in the Arizona Air National Guard.

Woyak deployed in 2002 as the Chief Nurse assigned to the 10th Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron, Combined Task Force, Incirlik, Air Base, Turkey, in support of Operation Northern Watch and in 2007 as a Staff Nurse assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group, Joint Force Theater Hospital in Balad, Iraq. In 2012, Woyak was appointed the Medical Group Commander for the 152nd Airlift Wing, Nevada Air National Guard Reno, Nevada. She provided leadership and direction to more than 100 full-time and traditional military medical personnel. In this role, Woyak also served as the leader for the Nevada Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) Medical element. She was responsible for advising the Airlift Wing leadership and personnel on the healthcare continuum and medical readiness of more than 1,000 Airmen assigned to the wing. Further, she served as the A4 - Director of Logistics for the Nevada National Guard, Carson City, Nevada. As the Director, she integrated and coordinated the emergency management and federal mission sets using the full spectrum of the state’s logistical capabilities. In her role, she leveraged the distribution and management of equipment, fuels and vehicles for exercises and contingency operations.

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