Nominated by their peers, the G2X Change Agent Award recognizes Federal IT and Consulting leaders from industry and Government who are working every day to take calculated risks and positively disrupt the Federal market, while having a measurable impact on the culture and the critical missions of the organizations they serve.

Congratulations to the 2022 Change Agent Awardees:

Abraham George 
Program Manager, Customer Experience & Data Science
Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs

Amanda Purnell, PhD
Director, Data and Analytics Innovation
Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem

Anne Lord Bailey
Director, Clinical Tech Innovation
Veterans Health Administration Innovation Ecosystem

Augie Turano, PhD
Director, Data Migration and Data Syndication
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Barbara C. Morton    
Deputy Chief Veterans Experience Officer
Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs

Ben Amor, PhD 
Lead, Healthcare and Life Sciences
Palantir Technologies

Brock Ramos
Technical Project Manager
Office of Research, Applied Analytics and Statistics, Internal Revenue Service

Chad Sheridan         
Chief Innovation Officer
NetImpact Strategies

Dave Vennergrund  
Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Data Insights
GDIT

David Spirk    
Chief Data Officer
Department of Defense

Donald Burgess  
Deputy Chief Information Officer
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Donna Roy 
Strategic Advisor, National Security Sector
Guidehouse

Jan Millard     
Technical Project Manager
Internal Revenue Service

Jason Nemecek  
National Soil Data Applications Scientist
Natural Resources Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture

Kate Maynor Sweeney    
Section 508 Program Director
Office of Governance, Strategy, and Policy, Office of Enterprise Services, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

Ken Gersing, MD
Director of Informatics, Division of Clinical Innovation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Laura Morton 
Program and Management Analyst (Evaluation Data Strategy)
Farm Production and Conservation, US Department of Agriculture

Maria (Coqui) Aspiazu      
Digital Branch Chief
Office of Communications, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Mark Junda
Acquisition Adviser – Digital Service Expert
United States Digital Service

Mark Plaugher
Deputy Director, Information Systems Group, CCSQ
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Martin Swanson
Supervisory Tax Analyst
Internal Revenue Service

Matt Graviss, PhD
Chief Data Officer
Department of State

Michael Whitecar 
Chief Operating Officer
Avētus

Mike Eddings
President and Chef Executive Officer, OptumServe Technology Services
OptumServe

Mike Horton   
Chief Data Officer
Department of Homeland Security

Mohammed Sohail Chaudhry
Chief Technology Officer
Food & Drug Administration

G. Nagesh Rao
Chief Information Officer
Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce

Olexiy (Alex) Karakcheyev
IT Specialist
Office of Communications, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration

Pamela Isom
Director
Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office, Department of Energy

Polly Hall  
Executive Director, Procurement Innovation Lab
Department of Homeland Security

Preston Werntz  
Chief Data Officer
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security

Rachel Fuhrman
Assistant Director
Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Ram Iyer 
Chief Data Officer
Food and Drug Administration

Raymond Wedgeworth
Director, Data Analytics and Systems Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Rich Baca 
Chief Data Officer, Marketing and Regulatory Programs
US Department of Agriculture

Rita Breen 
Agile and HCD Practices Director
National Government Services

Robert Burger
Director, Division of Applications Development & Support
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Robert Wood
Chief Information Security Officer and Director of the Information Security and Privacy Group
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Rupal Lamorena
Managing Director, Technology
Accenture Federal Services

Steven Greenspan
Senior Director
ECS Federal

Vidit Majmudar       
Sr. Technical Advisor, Data and Systems Group Center for Medicaid & CHIP Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Zach Fain  
Senior Vice President of Business Transformation
Signature Performance

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