Recent Industry Moves by Fed Health Executives

List compiled by Jackie Gilbert

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).

Former NITAAC Leader, Michelle Street, moves over to HHS as Deputy Director

Julian Malinak, former advisor for CMS, founds Canvas Medical

DHA Announces Daniel Lee as New Chief of Staff

Susan Goodrich joins Tantus Technologies – will lead PMO efforts

Doug Young joins NewWave Telecom & Technologies as EVP

Mike Raymond joins Octo Consulting Group as Chief Strategy Officer

HHS appoints Beth Killoran as New CIO

Health Analytics SME, Joe Pringle, jumps to CARTO as Partner Manager

DNC/ASRC adds Mary Shaffran as VP of Federal Health

Transitioning MHS Deputy CIO, Tom Hardy, will be in demand

HHS Acquisition Exec, Stephen Yuter, joins Red Team Consulting as Director of Capture Strategy

Kevin Switaj takes on new role as Director of Proposal Development for Buchanan & Edwards

Former MHS Chief of Innovation, Steve Steffensen, takes on new role with academia

HHS Innovation Lead, Read Holman, joins White House as Policy Advisor

Megan Warren to serve with VA as Relationship Manager in Veterans Experience Office

Stuart Rabinowitz takes on role as Director of Federal Health at IMS Health

VA announces Steve Schliesman will lead VA’s Interagency Program Office

DHA promotes Capt. Gayle D. Shaffer to Liaison Officer for the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Roopangi Kadakia assumes Chief Information Security Officer position at VA

Former UMMC Director, John J. Kornak, to bolster Ellumen’s Telehealth efforts

NIH IT Exec, Milad Bahrami recruited to lead HHS Growth at Pegasystems

Monty Nanton to serve as Division Manager for Federal Healthcare IT at NES Associates

HHS recruits HRSA Branch Chief, Don DiTullo, to serve as Conferencing Center Manager

Anthem adds Anna Sever as new Federal VP

Sara Wear to now support Transformation Initiatives & Future Concepts Team at VA

Christina VanMetre takes on new role leading Major IT Programs at VA

Former HHS Director Business Integration & COE, Megan Sikora, moves to GSA

David Conlon removes interim tag – promoted to Technical Director at CMS

3M HIS adds former Army Medical Department CIO, Dr. Hon Pak, to serve as CMO

VA TeleHealth SME, Diane Yeo, resigns – on the hunt for a new role

Patrick Simon, Former VA and DoD Cyber Security Lead, out on his own with Beehive Technology Solutions

DHA HIT Group adds COL Mark Gray as Chief for Portfolio Management

Kamal Hossain joins Planned Systems International as VP of Health Solutions

Industry Veteran, Helene Epstein Johnson to serve as Vice President of Capture Management for AMERICAN SYSTEMS

C-HIT adds Ram Kovilvenni as Chief Innovation Officer

NITAAC Program Director Rob Coen is moving on to GSA

Industry Veteran, Todd Van Haaren join HP Enterprise Services to help lead growth efforts at VA

CMS CIO, Dave Nelson, moves on – to serve as Nuclear Regulatory Commission CIO

Former MHS Executive, David Gilbertson, hangs out his own shingle

Former Acting CIO for Indian Health Service (IHS) and EHR SME, Howard Hays, goes independent

Former CMS Sr. Technical Security Advisor, Linda Hamill re-joins industry with Alcor Technical Solutions

VETS.gov Digital Services Lead, Rick Lee, moves over to the White House

DeSalvo to step down from top position at ONC, Vindell Washington takes over

Terry Adirim takes on new role as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Services Policy and Oversight at DOD

Solutions by Design II adds former CMS Exec, Douglas Brown as VP of Healthcare Programs

NITAAC Program Manager, Cameron Hernandez, moves over to HHS

NIH appoints Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., to lead the National Library of Medicine

Tiphanie Forst joins Cerner as Strategic Development Executive for Federal Market

Former ICF VP, Randy Rutledge, Ph.D., joins VA OI&T Office of Intake and Analysis of Alternatives

Former Director, Policy, Systems and Program Support at FDA, Thai Tri, moves over to GSA

SeKON Appoints Terry Yarbrough to Director of Health Programs

DHA adds Kevin Seeley as new Chief of Infrastructure and Operations

Former HHS CIO, Frank Baitman, takes on new advisory roles

HHS OIG adds Evan Lee as new Chief Technology Officer

VA Industry Veteran, Richard Tucker, take on new role as Vice President at Sierra7

CMS SPARC prime, eGlobalTech adds Industry Veteran Peter Warren to lead Growth

Acting Chief of Staff for Walter Reed, Clarence Thomas, transitions to industry – on hunt for new role

Planned Systems International recruits Shobhit Karanwal to serve as Senior VP of Business Development

DHA Health IT Directorate adds Nathan Green as Chief of Deployment & Transition

DHA recruits Jefferson McMillan to support National Intrepid Center of Excellence

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