2021FedHealth Conference + ACF Industry Day

FedHealth Speakers

Brian K. Goodger
Acting Director, NITAAC
Brian K. Goodger is the Acting Director of NITAAC. He also serves as the Associate Director for the Office of Logistics and Acquisition Operations (OLAO) in the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health. From 2005–2012, Mr. Goodger was the Deputy Director for the office of Acquisitions Management, Contracts & Grants (AMCG) in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in the Office of the Secretary. In his capacity as Deputy Director he was responsible for contracting and acquisition management for all ASPR acquisitions; including a portfolio of over 325 contracts totaling $9 Billion.
  Dr. Francine Hemphill
Director of Acquisitions and Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), ACF
Dr. Hemphill has primarily supported HHS since 2009, beginning her HHS career at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) where she served as Branch Chief for Advanced Research and Development Contracts until 2018. At the end of 2018, Dr. Hemphill transitioned from ASPR to the General Services Administration when she was promoted to Director of Contracts. She returned to HHS, ACF in 2020.
Dr. Jane Kim
Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine, VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Jane Kim is the Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine. She joined the VA National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention as the Deputy Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine in 2013, arriving from the Durham (NC) VAMC, where she had been a primary care provider since 2005 and Women's Health Medical Director. She became the Chief Consultant for Preventive Medicine in August 2016. Jane continues to be a part-time primary care provider at the Durham VAMC, as well as an Associate Professor in Duke's Department of Medicine. Dr. Kim is the lead for the VA national COVID-19 vaccine planning team. She has expertise in the current COVID-19 vaccines authorized by the FDA and VA’s distribution approach. She has expertise in COVID-19 vaccines, in particular and VA’s communication, allocation and distribution efforts. 
James Macrae
Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care, HRSA
As head of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Macrae manages a $5.6 billion budget that supports nearly 1,400 health centers which operate approximately 13,000 service delivery sites in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. Serving nearly 30 million people nationwide, these centers provide cost-effective, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, coordinating a wide range of medical, dental, mental health, substance use disorder, vision, and patient support services.
Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith
White House COVID-19 Equity Task Force Chair (Director at Equity Research and Innovation Center at Yale School of Medicine) 
Dr. Nunez-Smith is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health, and Management; Inaugural Associate Dean for Health Equity Research; Founding Director of the Equity Research and Innovation Center (ERIC); Director of the Center for Research Engagement (CRE); Associate Cancer Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Yale Cancer Center; Chief Health Equity Officer at Smilow Cancer Hospital; Deputy Director for Health Equity Research and Workforce Development at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation; Core Faculty in the National Clinician Scholars Program; Research Faculty in the Global Health Leadership Initiative; Director of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership; and Co-Director of the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship.
Dr. Eliot Siegel
Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at VA Maryland and Vice Chair at the University of Maryland
Dr. Eliot Siegel is Professor and Vice Chair of Imaging Research Informatics in the department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Siegel also has adjunct appointments at the undergraduate level at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), in the department of computer science and at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) in the department of biomedical engineering.  He teaches at the fellow, resident, medical student, undergraduate and high school levels.  Dr. Siegel has been mentor/advisor and Ph.D. and Masters’ thesis faculty for hundreds of students at all these levels during his career.  
  Kathy Taylor
Senior Vice President, DRT Strategies

ACF Industry Day Speakers

  Ben Goldhaber
Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting), ACF
In this role, he advises the Assistant Secretary for Children and Families on all operational matters and administrative services including grants management, facilities, procurement,  staff development and training activities. Goldhaber also oversees the ACF Equal Employment Opportunity and Civil Rights program and all administrative special initiative activities for ACF. Mr. Goldhaber has been with HHS since 1999, beginning as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources (ASFR). In 2006, Mr. Goldhaber transitioned from ASFR to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) where he was the Deputy Director for Budget and Finance until 2010, when he was promoted to the Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff.
  Jallyn Sualong
Director (Acting), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), ACF
Jallyn Sualog has been at ORR since 2007, serving proudly along with the staff of the Unaccompanied Children’s program. Prior to ORR, Jallyn worked as a program director of several child welfare and immigrant and refugee programs. She grew up in Hawaii, after emigrating with her family from the Philippines at the age of 8 years old. 
  Ann Linehan
Director (Acting), Office of Head Start (OHS), ACF
Ann Linehan was recently designated to serve as Acting Director of the Office of Head Start (OHS). Prior to this interim position, Ann served as the Deputy Director of OHS since 2011. She has held senior management positions in OHS for 25 years overseeing the Divisions of Program Development, Quality Assurance and Program Operations. Ann’s leadership has been instrumental in the roll out of improvements to the monitoring systems and in OHS’ efforts to implement risk mitigation strategies to improve program performance and increase accountability. Ann began her federal career in 1992 in Region I as the Head Start Regional Program Manager responsible for Head Start programs in New England. Before joining the federal government she was the Executive Director of a non-profit agency for nearly a decade that provided Head Start and Child Care services in eight communities in Massachusetts. Ann began her career as a special needs teacher for medically fragile children.
  Naomi Goldstein
Director, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE), ACF
Goldstein joined ACF as Director of the OPRE Division of Child and Family Development in 2001. She became Director of OPRE in 2004 and Deputy Assistant Secretary in 2015. Previously, she directed the United States Postal Service Commission on a Safe and Secure Workplace, an independent commission that examined workplace violence affecting the postal service and the nation. She served as project manager for the Urban Institute’s Assessing the New Federalism project and as Executive Officer in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at HHS. Earlier in her career, she worked in the Massachusetts state government and developed infant mortality prevention programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
  Dr. Michelle Street
Deputy Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), HHS
Dr. Street joined the Department’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) April 2016.  Prior to joining the OSDBU Dr. Street was Lead Procurement Analyst at the National Institutes of Health Information Technology and Acquisition and Assessment Center.  Dr. Street is currently responsible for compliance with SBA reporting requirements, ensuring the proper execution of the small business programs and overall program and project management.
  Michael Wochomurka
Partner, Lynch Consultants, LLC

Mr. Michael Wochomurka is a Partner with Lynch Consultants, LLC, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). He has been partnering with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for ten years, focusing on Information Technology (IT) strategy, business process improvement, financial management, and implementing impactful communication approaches, most recently supporting the Administration for Children and Families (ACF). Mr. Wochomurka has an M.B.A. from Mississippi State University and is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).
  Sandra Hamilton
Director, IT Policy, Strategy & Planning Division, ACF
Sandra Hamilton is the Director of Policy, Strategy, and Planning (PSP) in the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO). Ms. Hamilton joined ACF in May 2019 taking on the customer engagement function through the collaboration with the OCIO and ACF Program Offices to plan and strategize Information Technology (IT) solutions to meet mission needs. Ms. Hamilton’s division includes Business Relations, Future-State Architecture, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and Financial Management, Contract Pre-Award, Data Call Management and IT Policy.      
  Dr. Sandra Webb
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grants, ACF
Dr. Webb oversees approximately 200 federal and contract staff who perform the grant management and financial administration functions of a $60 billion grant portfolio, which supports the needs of vulnerable children and families.  Prior to joining ACF, Dr. Webb was the Acting Principal Deputy Director and the Director of the Grant Operations Directorate for the Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services.  She also was the Deputy Director for the Community Policing Advancement Directorate, where she managed the training, technical assistance, research and outreach functions.  In addition, she worked as the department head at the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Director, Division of Grants and Training, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 
  Dr. Francine Hemphill
Director of Acquisitions and Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), ACF
Dr. Hemphill has primarily supported HHS since 2009, beginning her HHS career at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) where she served as Branch Chief for Advanced Research and Development Contracts until 2018. At the end of 2018, Dr. Hemphill transitioned from ASPR to the General Services Administration when she was promoted to Director of Contracts. She returned to HHS, ACF in 2020.
Julius Bradshaw
Chief Contracting Officer (CCO), ACF
Mr. Bradshaw began his career 2010 providing acquisition and project management support at General Services Administration (GSA), and served as Branch Chief for Assisted Acquisition Services at GSA National Capital Region through 2018. He also has worked in various capacities at the Department of Defense, and served as a Senior Business Operations Specialist with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) prior to joining ACF in 2020. 

Linda Waters
Deputy Director for Administration and Programs, HHS
Ms. Waters is responsible for executing strategy, sustaining high internal and external partners, strengthening relationships between HHS, SBA, small business community and its small business resource partners. She manages the development and implementation of appropriate outreach programs aimed at heightening the awareness of the small business community to contracting opportunities available at HHS throughout the nation. She is married with 3 sons and 8 grandchildren.
  Cameron Hernandez
Director, Business Operations, ACF
Mr. Hernandez serves as the Director of Business Operations (BusOps) for the Office of Government Contracting Services (GCS) at the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The BusOps has three (3) performance areas: 1) serves as the GCS Budget Office managing all planning, executing, reporting, and closeout of GCS’s annual budget 2) administers the Program Management Office (PMO), which leads all GCS internal procurements and provides program and project management guidance and expertise to other ACF Program Offices on current and planned procurements and 3) leads Customer Support and Outreach (CSO) managing GCS branding and communications, planning and executing industry engagement events, and Mr. Hernandez manages ACF’s FAC-COR and FAC-P/PM programs as its appointed Bureau Acquisition Career Managers (BACM), providing real-time support to ACF Acquisition Workforce Professionals (AWP’s).  Prior to joining ACF, Mr. Hernandez dedicated >15 years to HHS serving in various program and project management SME and leadership roles at the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Throughout Cameron’s career he has championed new initiatives and efforts paving the way for innovation to take root and fosters the importance of change management and a strong operational foundation focused on continuous customer support and engagement. 
  Evelyn Tyndell
Branch Chief, Property and Facility Management, ACF
As the Branch Chief, Ms. Tyndell serves as the lead contracting advisor and technical contracting expert to the Office of Refugee Resettlement as well as the GCS Chief of Contracting and Acquisition Director for acquisition and procurement related strategy programs and operations related to the ORR portfolio.  Prior to her position at ACF, Ms. Tyndell served as the Executive Advisor to the Head of the Contracting Activity at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  Ms. Tyndell is a career acquisition professional having also served as a Contracting Officer and Team Lead within TSA and a Contract Specialist at the National Science Foundation.    
  Amber Jones
Branch Chief, Information Technology, ACF
Mrs. Jones began her career as a federal acquisition professional in 2012 as an executive business advisor providing acquisition support at the U.S. Department of Education. She continued her journey within acquisitions as a Branch Chief for the General Services Administration (GSA) for Assisted Acquisition Services at GSA National Capital Region through 2020. She has also worked in various capacities at the U.S. State Department, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and served as a Senior Contract Specialist with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) prior to joining ACF in 2020. 
Dr. Jonathan Gonzalez
Branch Chief, Research and Knowledgebase Services, ACF
Dr. Gonzalez has been a Contracting Officer (CO) for over a decade. He started his career as an intern with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), later he spent 13 months in Afghanistan working for DCMA as a CO. He later transferred to ASPR/BARDA and worked on that mission for 3 years. Recently he spent 2 years with the Army at the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity. He has now returned to HHS, to serve in ACF.