Leadership & Staff

James McClung

James McClung

Chief Executive Officer

James McClung, CEO, has a proven track record of achieving clinical and service excellence across all hospital operations. He comes to HealthSouth with more than 20 years of hospital management experience, most recently at Northern Louisiana Medical Center in Ruston, Louisiana. James holds a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana.

Dr Vasudeva Dhulipa

Vasudeva Dhulipala, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Dhulipala has been the medical director at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria since 1994.  Prior to coming to HealthSouth, Dr. Dhulipala served as a staff physiatrist at the V. A. Hospital in Tuskegee, Alabama; the associate medical director for South Louisiana Rehabilitation Hospital in Baton Rouge; and the medical director for Franklin Foundation Hospital. He began his medical education at Kurnool Medical College in India.  He completed his residency at New York Medical College in Valhalla. Dr. Dhulipala has been certified since 1990 by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Vasudeva Dhulipala, M.D. is an independent private practice physician whose office is located at the hospital.

Lisa Bonfanti

Lisa Bonfanti

HIMS Director

Lisa has worked at HealthSouth Alexandria since 1993. Lisa is a lifelong resident of central Louisiana, and is a graduate of Louisiana College with a bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in social studies education.  She became a registered health information technician (RHIT) certified in 1995 through the American Health Information Management Association.

Vickie Bordelon

Vicki Bordelon, OT

Director of Therapy Operations

Vicki brings more than 20 years of rehab experience to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria, where she has been employed since 1996.  She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy in 1989.  Vicki also serves on the Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association Board.
Bryon Stansell

Bryon Stansell

Director of Plant Operations

Bryon joined HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria in 2011. He has 15 years of bio-medical experience, working his way up to area technical manager for DSI, a dialysis provider.  In this position, he supervised 10 dialysis clinics in Mississippi for more than 10 years.

Milton J Toups

Milton J. Toups, III

Director of Pharmacy

Milton has more than 20 years of experience in hospital pharmacy.  He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy in 1989.
Linda Wright

Linda Wright


Linda has been employed by HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Alexandria for a total of five years, where she has served as both controller and area controller (Alexandria/ Ruston).  She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Texas at Arlington, and has been a CPA for 23 years.  Linda has a combined 22 years of healthcare experience in both public accounting and hospital management roles.