Meet the Speakers

December 2020 Speakers


Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.
Executive Director PREVENTS Task Force
Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC
Margarita Devlin, MA, CRC
Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Carolyn Clancy, MD
Carolyn Clancy, MD
Deputy Under Secretary for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks (10X), Veterans Health Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Harvey Johnson
Harvey Johnson
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resolution Management and Acting Executive Director
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Matthew A. Miller, SES, PhD, MPH
Matthew A. Miller, SES, PhD, MPH
Director, Suicide Prevention Program
Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Amy Parker
Amy Parker
Chief Learning Officer / Executive Director
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Volney (Jim) Warner, SES
Volney (Jim) Warner, SES
Chief Learning Officer
Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Deborah Lafer Scher
Deborah Lafer Scher
Executive Advisor to the Secretary
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Thomas Osborne, MD
Thomas Osborne, MD
Director of VA National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation
CMIO of VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Kathleen Barry, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Kathleen Barry, MHA, RN, NEA-BC
Director Workforce and Leadership Development & Acting Deputy Chief Nurse
Office of Nursing Service, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
Dr. Chad Kessler
Dr. Chad Kessler
National Director for Emergency Medicine for VHA & Lead, Clinical Coordination Cell for VHA COVID-19 Clinical Response
Durham VA Medical Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Maureen Marks
Dr. Maureen Marks
Executive Director, VHA National Center for Organizational Development (NCOD)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Michael Renfrow
Michael Renfrow
Deputy Director for Patient Experience
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Drew Myklegard
Drew Myklegard
Executive Director, Demand Management
OI&T, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Ryan Vega
Ryan Vega
Executive Director, VHA Innovation Ecosystem
Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Alison M. Whitehead, MPH, RYT, PMP
Alison M. Whitehead, MPH, RYT, PMP
Acting Director Integrative Health Coordinating Center (IHCC)
VHA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Cheryl Mason
Cheryl Mason
Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board)
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Joseph Ronzio
Dr. Joseph Ronzio
Deputy Chief Health Technology Officer
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar
Dr. Sumitra Muralidhar
Program Director, Million Veteran Program
Office of Research and Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Ronald Przygodzki
Dr. Ronald Przygodzki
Director, Genomic Medicine
Office of Research and Development, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Lori Smith
Lori Smith
Director, Procurement Services
Strategic Acquisition Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
David Fuller
David Fuller
Chief, Data Analytics Division
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Donn Latimer
Donn Latimer
Chief Data Analytics Division (Supply Chain)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dennis O. May, Colonel, USAF (Retired)
Dennis O. May, Colonel, USAF (Retired)
Deputy Director Center for Minority Veterans
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Anne Dunn
Anne Dunn
Deputy Director VHA Homeless Programs
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Candace Brandmayr
Candace Brandmayr
Director of Engineering Services Division
Technology Acquisition Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Preeti John
Dr. Preeti John
Critical Care & Palliative Care Surgeon
VA Maryland Health Care System, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Frederick G. White Jr., PhD, MSPH, IH, CX-I, VHA-CM
Frederick G. White Jr., PhD, MSPH, IH, CX-I, VHA-CM
Senior Management Analyst, Veterans Experience Office (PX)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Major (R) Toni Hightower
Major (R) Toni Hightower
PX Coach
Veterans Experience Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Ryan Rogers
Ryan Rogers
Director of Business Management
PTSD Foundation of America
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Brandon
Dr. Charles “Chuck” Brandon
Director, Process Improvement Program Office
Office of Business Transformation, Headquarters US Army
Torrie Osterholm
Torrie Osterholm
Director of Psychological Health
DC Army National Guard, National Guard Bureau
Rosemary Baughn
Rosemary Baughn
Senior Vice President of Hospice and Palliative Care
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Joseph Vitti
Joseph Vitti
Supervisor, VNSNY Hospice’s Veterans
Visiting Nurse Service of NY
Dr. Frederic D. Seifer
Dr. Frederic D. Seifer
Medical Director of Population Health
St. Lawrence Health System, Potsdam, NY
Dr. Dale Nordenberg
Dr. Dale Nordenberg
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Medical Device Innovation, Safety, and Security Consortium (MDISS)
Julia Rollison
Julia Rollison
Policy Researcher
RAND Corporation
Dr. Mark Willis
Dr. Mark Willis
MDR and Compliance
Willis QS Consulting
Abby Rosenberg
Abby Rosenberg
Program Manager
Aptive Resources
Austin Hagerty
Austin Hagerty
Chief Data Scientist
Booz Allen Hamilton
Moritz Steller
Moritz Steller
Data Science Architect
Booz Allen Hamilton