2023 FedHealth Conference Speakers

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  Dr. Carolyn Clancy
Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education and Affiliate Networks, VHA
Dr. Clancy serves as the Assistant Under Secretary for Health (AUSH) for Discovery, Education & Affiliate Networks (DEAN), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), effective July 22, 2018. The Office of the DEAN fosters collaboration and knowledge transfer with facility-based educators, researchers and clinicians within VA, and between VA and its affiliates. Prior to her current position, she served as the Acting Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, the second-largest Cabinet department, with a $246 billion budget and over 424,000 employees serving in VA medical centers, clinics, benefits offices, and national cemeteries, overseeing the development and implementation of enterprise-wide policies, programs, activities and special interests. 
Michael D. Parrish
Chief Acquisition Officer & Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, VA
Michael D. Parrish was appointed Chief Acquisition Officer and Principal Executive Director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) on March 1, 2021. He serves as senior most advisor to the Secretary, providing policy and oversight for all of the Department’s acquisition activities. He leads VA’s 17,000 acquisition professionals and is responsible for the procurement budget of $40 billion as well as the administration and oversight of approximately $100 billion in major programs. Additionally, he manages VA’s $22 billion major construction and leasing program to support the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities to over 9 million Veterans enrolled in the VA.
  Eric Cole
Client Engagement Director for the Government Health & Safety Solutions, Leidos Health Group
Eric Cole is an experienced health and IT professional with more than 20 years of federal government experience at the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, and the United States Air Force.  He currently serves as Client Engagement Director for the Government Health & Safety Solutions operation within the Leidos Health Group. Prior to joining Leidos Eric served as Deputy Executive Officer for the National Cancer Institute, Deputy Executive Officer for the NIH Clinical Center, Chief Administrative Officer for the NIH Clinical Center and CIO for the NIH Office of Research Services and NIH Office of Research Facilities.
Phil Frame
Supervisory Contract Specialist, FDA
  Dr. Susan Monarez
Deputy Director of ARPA-H, HHS
  Todd Pantezzi
Chief Strategy Officer, CVP
Todd Pantezzi is CVP’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). He is responsible for accelerating CVP’s growth strategies across its accounts and enhancing CVP’s client delivery in federal health. Todd has 30 years of experience supporting major federal health agencies in sales, capture, delivery, and market strategy. He has expertise in health topics that include electronic health records, survey research, bioinformatics, Medicare and Medicaid, and disease surveillance systems.
Dr. Danilo Tagle
Director, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCAT), Office of Special Initiatives, NIH
Dan Tagle is the director of NCATS' Office of Special Initiatives. He also recently served as the Center's acting deputy director, as well as the acting director of NCATS' Office of Grants Management and Scientific Review, now the Division of Extramural Activities, and as executive secretary to the NCATS Advisory Council and Cures Acceleration Network Review Board. Prior to joining NCATS, Tagle was a program director for neurogenetics at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), where he was involved in developing programs concerning genomics-based approaches for basic and translational research in inherited brain disorders.
Dr. Karriem Watson
Chief Engagement Officer, All of Us Research Program, NIH 
Karriem Watson, D.H.Sc., M.S., M.P.H., is the chief engagement officer of the All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. In this role, he will lead the Division of Engagement and Outreach, overseeing the program’s efforts to foster relationships with participants, community partners, researchers, and providers across the United States. His focus will be on engaging people and populations who have been left out of medical research in the past and inviting them to help drive new biomedical discoveries.