ST. PAUL, MN – The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) announces that David Dunn has been selected to serve as the administrator of the future Preston Veterans Home, scheduled to open in mid-2023.
Dunn joins MDVA with more than 18 years of experience as an administrator for nursing homes and other healthcare facilities. He holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration and is a 15-year veteran of the United States Air Force.
“We had great candidates who applied for this role, but the interview panel was most impressed by Dave’s compassion for veterans and providing them the highest quality of care,” says Douglas Hughes, Deputy Commissioner – Veterans Healthcare, MDVA.
Dunn will be actively involved in the ongoing planning to complete construction and open the Preston Veterans Home in summer 2023. He will also be participating in the interviewing and selection of other Preston Veterans Home leaders in the coming weeks and months.
Dave enjoys golf, running and playing basketball. In his spare time, he likes to play drums at various care facilities with a local group.
Beginning in late November, Dunn will be working from a temporary community office space in downtown Preston until the home opens next summer.
For more information on career opportunities with the Preston Veterans Home, please visit MinnesotaVeteran.org/FutureHomes or email NewHomesJobs@state.mn.us. To submit an application to be a resident at the Preston Veterans Home, please visit MinnesotaVeteran.org/FutureHomes or email NewHomesAdmissions@state.mn.us.
The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet-level state agency dedicated to serving Minnesota Veterans and their families. In addition to overseeing the five State Veterans Homes and three State Veterans Cemeteries, MDVA helps eligible Veterans and families secure state and federal benefits and provides programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans employment. Veterans and their families are encouraged to visit MinnesotaVeteran.org or call 1-888-LinkVet for more information about benefits.