May 31, 2016 By Jackie Gilbert, Content Analyst, G2Xchange Health

This reports highlights some of the leaders from DHA, HHS, CMS and VA who have taken new roles of late. These moves provide insight into which companies and agencies may be poised for growth (and which may not).

VA IT Exec, Brian Burns, Announces Resignation

General Dynamics adds David Meyer as VP of Military Health and VA

CACI recruits Daniel Regan as Director for Federal Health BD

HHS CTO Shop Adds Sanjay Koyani as Senior Advisor

Bobby Jefferson assumes VP and Chief Technology Officer role at DAI Global Health

Dennis Wells joins VA Medical Center as acting CIO

Colin Archibald retires as Regional Information Systems Officer of Navy Medicine West

CMS Industry Exec, Nam Nguyen, goes out on his own

DHA hires Frank Devine as Deputy of Network Security Program Management

Alexandra Mugge assumes Deputy Director role at CMS

Daniel Sawyer assumes Chief of Business Information Management at DHA

CMS promotes Ed Klein as Co-Director of Division of Technical Operations

Kevin Robins assumes Director role at VA Network Security Operations Center

VA Formally Appoints Susan McHugh-Polley as New Deputy CIO

Richard Thomas Appointed President of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Navy Medicine appoints Mark Beckner as new Chief Digital Officer

Industry Veteran, Douglas Black Strikes out on his own

Bill Moran to join Ernst & Young as Healthcare Advisor

Brian MacCarthy moves up to Principal at Booz Allen 

Current MHS IT Exec, Tony Thornton, to retire in August

Anna Krasnich assumes Defense Healthcare Account Manager role at EMC

Brent Swartz joins tiag in a Director role

Elizabeth Poole joins Irving Burton and Associates as HIT Portfolio Manager

VA adds Sean Kelley as Deputy CIO for IT Account Management Team

Prudence Goforth Dick Stapleton depart HHS Digital group; as Shantoyia Adewunmi and Bill Trefzger join

Deep Water Point recruits Industry Veteran, Phyllis Kay to serve as Principal

Ralph Franco joins DHA as Change Process Manager

Evoke adds David Dastvar as Sr. VP to lead growth

Michael Missal confirmed as VA Inspector General

Sr. Fed Health IT Industry Exec, Bobbie Peterson, goes out on her own

Rear Adm. David A. Lane to be assigned as Director of National Capital Medical Directorate, DHA

Gene Donohue joins Intelligent Waves as Program Manager for VA T4NG

Jerry Lee takes on role as Deputy Director for Cancer Research and Technology with White House Moonshot Task Force

Lauren Morgan assumes VP of Capture and Proposals role at Halfaker

Defense Health Agency hires Aaron Gallegos to serve as Health Care Fraud Specialist

Michael Blake joins ERP International as HHS Client Executive

TISTA hires Stacey Donald as VP of VA and Health Programs

Genaita Ngwayah assumes ITSM Project Manager role at VA

Favor TechConsulting recruits Senior VP for VA, Ed Syms

VMware hires Courtney Conroy as Client Executive for Federal Health

Christa Evans joins HMS Technologies as Director of Proposal Development

Tim McGrail leaves VA, joins Department of Commerce as Deputy Director

Andrew Underhill joins GovernmentCIO as Chief Health IT Innovation Officer

Petra Brazawski moves up to Account Manager of VA National Programs at Cisco

tiag hires Brian Morgan as General Manager in Federal Health

Melissa Chapman joins Information Innovators as VP of BD for Federal Health

BITS hires Joshua Temkin as VP of Technology and Innovation

John Gough to assume Principal Solutions Architect role at HMS

Judy Wight takes on new role as Branch Chief, HRSA OIT PMO

Rob Sherry joins Halfaker as their new VP for Growth


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