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Thomas D. McWhinnie
Clinical Assistant Professor
Deputy Director for Education and Development
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System

Thomas McWhinnie is also the Deputy Director of the Center for Education and Development (CED) at the Dept of Veterans' Affairs, Puget Sound Health Care System. CED is responsible for providing Oraganizational Development and Executive Development programs, services and consultations to the VISN 20 region (Alaska, Idaho, Washington and Oregon). Prior to this position, Professor McWhinnie served seventeen years in a similar capacity for Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound. Professor McWhinnie has also lectured extensively at health care conferences throughout North America.

Research Interests:
Organizational dynamics; systems thinking; leadership

Contact Information


Center for Education and Development
Veterans Health Administration
VAPSHCS, 1660 South Columbian Way, Box (C&D/014)
Seattle, WA 98108

voice:   206-658-4257
fax:   206-658-4261

staff contact:
Diane Campbell

voice: 206-658-4257
fax: 206-658-4261


MHA   University of Washington, 1981
MAT   Johns Hopkins University, 1969   (Education)
BS   Illinois Wesleyan University, 1968   (Political Science)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HSMGMT 507   (Executive MHA Program)
    Group Dynamics and Team Leadership
  • HSMGMT 507
    Group Dynamics and Team Leadership


Deputy Director Center for Education and Development
Responisiblities include program development and delivery for executives, managers, surpervisor and staff of VAPSHCS. Organizational Development consultation and programs for VISN 20(Alaska to Calif.)