FedHealth Speakers

2019 Speakers announced soon! View last year's speakers below:

  Thomas G. Bowman
Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Thomas G. Bowman was nominated by President Trump to serve as the Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs and was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 3, 2017. Before his appointment as Deputy Secretary, Mr. Bowman was the Majority Staff Director of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He has also served Veterans at VA for nearly ten years between 2002 and 2012, including assignment as Chief of Staff to two previous VA secretaries, Jim Nicholson and James Peake.
  Jose Arrieta
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, HHS
Jose Arrieta is the deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and senior procurement executive at the Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to that, he was the General Services Administration’s director of the Office of IT 70 Schedule Contract Operations. During his tenure at GSA, Arrieta led the effort to test out the cybersecurity concept called blockchain. Before GSA, Arrieta worked at the Treasury Department as its director of the Office of Small Disadvantage Business Utilization (OSDBU) and as the Homeland Security Department’s industry liaison and ombudsman. 

Dr. Barclay Butler
J4, Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), Defense Health Agency
Barclay P. Butler, Ph.D., MBA, serves as the J4, Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), and the Head of Contracting Actions (HCA), for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES). As the J4, Dr. Butler is responsible for oversight and approval of all acquisition matters for the DHA, including those undertaken by the Program Executive Officers, as well as the Agency’s directorates and offices. Full bio.

Session Speakers:

  Col. Beverly Beavers*
  George Chambers*

Philip Christy
Acting Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction
Philip Christy is the Acting Principal Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction. He was appointed to this position in March 2018 and oversees the Office of Acquisition and Logistics, the Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics and the Office of Construction and Facilities Management, and serves as the Department’s Chief Acquisition Officer. Full bio.
  Alan Chvotkin
Executive Vice President and Counsel, Professional Services Council
Alan L. Chvotkin is the executive vice president and counsel of the Professional Services Council, where he is responsible for the association’s legislative and regulatory policy activity. He has been at PSC since 2001. Full bio.
  Dr. Robert Croyle
Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
Robert Croyle, PhD, was appointed director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in July 2003. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing a research portfolio and operating budget of nearly half a billion dollars and serves on NCI’s Scientific Program Leaders governance group. As a division, DCCPS covers a wide range of scientific domains and disciplines, including epidemiology, behavioral science, surveillance, cancer survivorship, and health services research. He previously served as the division’s associate director for the Behavioral Research Program, leading its development and expansion. Full bio.
  Joni Fernbaugh
BdExec Consulting Services, LLC

Leonard Grant
Head of Contracting Activity, FDA
  Todd Pentezzi
  Jackie Pinkston
Chief of Health IT Contracts, DHA
  Suzanne Randolph, PhD.
Chief Science Officer, The MayaTech Corporation
Suzanne Randolph is MayaTech’s Chief Science Officer, serves as MayaTech’s Director of Continuing Education, and has over 35 years of methodological expertise in survey, experimental, and evaluation research designs applied to the study of social and human services, and public health programs and policies.

  Bob Saxon
  Mike Vogel
KForce Government Solutions

*Invited Speaker