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Northport VA Medical Center

 

Leadership Team

Portrait of Cathy Cruise MD

Cathy Cruise MD | 631-261-4400 x2747

Acting Director

Dr. Cruise graduated from the New York University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation, New York University. She served as the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the New York Harbor VA Healthcare System, then as the Director of Virtual Health and Rehabilitation for the Veterans Integrated Service Network 3, New York/New Jersey where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Virtual Health and Rehabilitation Programs. Dr. Cruise has served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Rehabilitation and Extended Care at the Northport VAMC where she had oversight for all of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Programs and was the Medical Director of the Community Living Centers. She chairs the national VA PM&R Leadership Council and is a member of the national PM&R Field Advisory Board, working closely with both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Telehealth Services in VA Central Office. She currently serves as Northport VAMC’s interim Chief of Staff.


Portrait of Cathy Cruise, MD

Cathy Cruise, MD | 631-261-4400x2742

Chief of Staff

Dr. Cruise graduated from the New York University School of Medicine and completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation, New York University. She served as the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service at the New York Harbor VA Healthcare System, then as the Director of Virtual Health and Rehabilitation for the Veterans Integrated Service Network 3, New York/New Jersey where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the Virtual Health and Rehabilitation Programs. Dr. Cruise has served as the Associate Chief of Staff for Rehabilitation and Extended Care at the Northport VAMC where she had oversight for all of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Programs and was the Medical Director of the Community Living Centers. She chairs the national VA PM&R Leadership Council and is a member of the national PM&R Field Advisory Board, working closely with both Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Telehealth Services in VA Central Office. She currently serves as Northport VAMC’s interim Chief of Staff.


Portrait of Colleen Luckner, MBA

Colleen Luckner, MBA | 631-261-4400 x2737

Associate Director

Colleen Luckner is the Interim Associate Director at the Northport VA Medical Center. Prior to her current assignment, she served as the VISN Network Compliance and Business Integrity Officer since 2011. She began her VA career in 2007 at the Northport VA Medical Center as the Chief of Health Information Management and then served as the Acting Chief of the Business Office. Ms. Luckner graduated from St. Joseph’s College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration and a certification in Health Information Management. She also graduated from Dowling College with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.