2015-Present: Senior Advisor to the President, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD for Strategy and Management. Provides expert advice and counsel to the President on organizational design and strategy as well as Military Healthcare System related policy and programs/Executive Director of the Defense Health Horizons Special Studies Office and the Military Healthcare System Health Services Research steering committee. Lecturer in the Master of Health Administration and Policy degree program and the Military Healthcare System “MedXcellence” Leadership Program.
2017-Present: Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. Chairman of the Financial Audit Committee. Member of the Scholarship Selection Committee.
2013-2015: Deputy Director, Defense Health Agency. Chief Operating Officer of this Department of Defense organization providing day to day management for over 1500 employees and annual operational financial responsibility of $20 billion. Federal Senior Executive Service Level III.
2006-2013: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Budgets and Financial Policy, office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) and Chief Financial Officer, TRICARE Management Activity. Senior Executive accountable for the planning, programming and budgeting, controls and execution of the $50 billion annual Unified Medical Budget of the Department of Defense.
Additional assignments during this period:
Director of Implementation of the Defense Health Agency. Responsible for leading the management of the initial organization and (startup of the Defense Health Agency and Chairman of the Shared Services development committee and steering group.
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs. Responsible during period between of presidential administrations for the day to day management of the policy oversight functions for the Military Healthcare System.
Acting Deputy Director, TRICARE Management Activity. Accountable for the operations of all aspects of TMA including the TRICARE Health Plan, financial services, health information technology, for the entire MHS.
2005-2006: Chief Financial Officer, United States Air Force Medical Service. Programmed and managed the $8 billion annual budget for 25 hospitals and 50 clinics in the Air Force.
2004-2005: Director of Budget Execution, TRICARE Management Activity. Responsible for financial controls and fiscal management of $25 billlion annual Operations and Management Budget of the Defense Health Program appropriation.
2001-2004: Senior Manager, BearingPoint (KPMG Consulting). Providing professional consulting in patient related product line services, military healthcare revenue cycle for third party collections, change management for electronic health record modernization.
1998-2001: Assistant Surgeon General for Programs and Resources, United States Air Force Medical Service and Commander, Air Force Medical Service Agency. Accountable to the USAF Surgeon General for all aspects of financial, manpower, health IT and information systems, patient administration, and medical facility design and construction.
Additional assignment during this period:
15th Chief of the Air Force Medical Service Corps. Responsible for the professional development, training and assignments for 1200 Medical Service Corps Officers.
1997-1998: Deputy Command Surgeon, Air Combat Command, United States Air Force. Oversaw operations of 13 military medical facilities
1994-1997: Executive Director, Department of Defense Health Services Region IV. Directed the implementation of the TRICARE health plan in 6 southern states for 12 military medical facilities.
1972-1994: Positions of increasing responsibility in the United States Air Force including Commanding Hospital at Ellsworth Air Force Base, SC; administrator of Hospitals at Pease AFB, NH and Barksdale AFB, LA. Associate Administrator positions at 2 other military Hospitals at the USAF Academy and March AFB CA, as well as headquarters positions at Air Force Major Commands at Scott AFB, IL and Ramstein AB, GE in healthcare systems, financial management, and human resource functional operations.
B.A. (cum laude), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
M.B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Air War College, Air Command and Staff College and Squadron Officer School, U.S. Air Force
United States Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, 2015
Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civil Service, 2015
Distinguished Service Medal - Uniformed Services University, 2015
Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service, 2011
American Hospital Association – Outstanding Federal Healthcare Executive, 2001
U.S. Air Force Legion of Merit, 2001
Ray E. Brown AMSUS Award – Outstanding Leadership in Federal Health Care Management, 1999
Department of Defense Superior Service Medal, 1997
U.S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medals (5)
U.S. Air Force Commendation Medals (2)