Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
May 25, 2022
Candace Ifabiyi, CEO/Director
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center

Ms. Candace Ifabiyi was appointed as the CEO/Director of the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center, in Wichita, Kansas on August 16, 2020.

Ms. Ifabiyi was previously the Associate Director of the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, IL. In that role, she had oversight of the facility’s over $730 million budget and ensured operational efficiency for a Level 1A, 483-bed hospital with 6 community-based outpatient clinics and 3,700 employees.

Ms. Ifabiyi is a United States Army Reserves Veteran. During her VA career, Ms. Ifabiyi has held various positions to include serving as Acting Hospital Director at the Northeast Ohio Healthcare System, Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and the Illiana Health Care System. Ms. Ifabiyi has also held various positions at VA Central Office in Washington, DC where she supported the integration of policy and operations for various national programs. Ms. Ifabiyi is a graduate of the 2016 Federal Executive Institute (FEI) Leadership Program and 2014 VHA Health Care Leadership Development (HCLDP) Program. Ms. Ifabiyi obtained a Master of Science in Business Administration (MSBA) and Master of Health Administration (MHA) from The University of Memphis and a BA from Sewanee, The University of the South.