ST. CLOUD -- The St. Cloud VA has a new director. Stephen Black will take over the position in St. Cloud starting April 2nd.

Black has over 18 years in health care experience, working in clinical, administrative and executive positions.

He most recently worked as associate medical director of the Durham VA Health Care System.

He takes over for Barry Bahl who retired last year.

The St. Cloud VA operates three Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Alexandria, Brainerd and Montevideo.