Leadership

Principals

Chief Executive Officer

Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH, is cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Research. Dr. Suh has over eighteen years of private sector experience as a health care consultant, policy analyst,...

President

Mark Howard Chichester is cofounder and President of Atlas Research and brings more than 18 years of executive management and governance experience to the firm. He plays a lead role in the...


Executive Team

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

Jeffrey A. Baetz is Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Atlas Research, where he leads a commercial regulatory affairs practice and oversees a portfolio of public health initiatives for the U....

Vice President, Organizational Performance Improvement

Constance Bennett is a Vice President at Atlas Research and has extensive experience in the public sector providing high quality engineering expertise. She is a dedicated IT professional who links...

Vice President, Human Capital

Maria Grant is the Vice President of Human Capital at Atlas Research where she is responsible for planning and managing human capital strategies, including capacity planning, training and...

Executive Vice President

Jamie Hart, PhD, MPH, a recognized health equity and strategic development expert, is Executive Vice President at Atlas Research. Dr. Hart has extensive experience in improving health outcomes and...

Vice President, Finance

Jim LaMantia serves as Vice President of Finance at Atlas Research. He brings to the company more than two decades of corporate financial experience and a track record of achieving efficiencies...

Vice President, Business Development

As Atlas Research's Vice President of Business Development, Kate Lynch Machado manages strategic planning and implementation of business development goals and objectives for the firm. Activities...

Vice President, Health Information Systems

As Vice President of Health Information Systems for Atlas Research, Teddi Macht Mikula, MA, MBA manages a portfolio of projects supporting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). She provides...

Executive Vice President

Elizabeth (Beth) Mahan, MHA, PMP is an Executive Vice President with Atlas Research. Ms. Mahan has over 20 years of experience in health care, hospital operations, and general management...

Senior Vice President

Marie Minier is Senior Vice President and directs the Operations Management Group at Atlas Research. She advises the company’s executive management team on key strategic planning issues and works...

Vice President

As a Vice President at Atlas Research, Wendy Opsahl, PhD, manages initiatives in knowledge translation, performance improvement, training, health communications, and qualitative research. She is...

Senior Vice President, Health Management Operations and Improvement

David Seelke, MHA, PMP, is Senior Vice President of Health Management Operations and Improvement with Atlas Research, where he leads consulting teams that provide strategy, technology, and...

Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Innovation

Kaajal Singh, MHA, Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Innovation, is a member of the Atlas executive team, where she provides client leadership in the health strategy and innovation spaces....

Vice President, Clinical Research

Kyungsun ("K") Suh, PhD, is Vice President of Clinical Research with Atlas Research. Dr. Suh has extensive experience in biomedical and translational research, and management and execution of...

Vice President, Research and Evaluation

Stephen Tregear is Vice President of Research and Evaluation at Atlas Research, leading projects within Atlas’ Advancing Priority Populations portfolio, including work on systematic reviews and...

Vice President, Corporate Development

Patricia Weaver is Vice President for Corporate Development where she oversees  Atlas’ Corporate Development Group (CDG). She is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of progressive...


Senior Fellows

Senior Fellow

James Ahrens is the owner of the Ahrens Company which handles issues in government relations, management services, and association services. The Ahrens Company has worked with the American Health...

Senior Fellow

Dr. Kenneth J. Clark has been in the health care field for 39 years, holding various positions within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for most of that time. He currently works as a health...

Senior Fellow

Susan A. Flanagan, PhD, MPH is an independent consultant in Washington, D.C. She has over 34 years of experience related to Medicare and Medicaid institutional and home- and community-based (HBC)...

Senior Fellow

Jason W. Forrester, Senior Fellow with Atlas Research, is an expert regarding health and employment challenges and opportunities for the post-9/11 generation of troops, military families, and...

As an established health care consultant, Sanford M. Garfunkel, FACHE, advises organizations working with or seeking to establish or expand business with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),...

Vice President of Operations for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

Dr. Gibson is a board-certified physician executive serving as Vice President of Operations for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He has experience serving in a variety of...

Senior Fellow

John Gilmore, MBA, PMP, works with MITRE. He has over fifteen years of public and private sector project management experience and has extensive experience in establishing and leading Program...

Senior Fellow

As a Senior Fellow at Atlas Research, Hilda R. Heady, MSW, ACSW is a widely-respected expert and advocate for rural health and the health of Veterans in rural America. For Atlas, she serves as a...

Chief Medical Officer for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

John Jacocks, MD, MTM&H (COL, ret), is the Chief Medical Officer for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) in Fort Belvoir, VA. He has had a variety of clinical and operational medical...

Senior Fellow

A person living with HIV for 31 years, Jesse Milan, Jr. is a national expert on HIV/AIDS policies and programs. Appointed by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he...

Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine

William Oetgen, MD, MBA, FACP, FACC, is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and a professorial lecturer at the Georgetown University McDonough School...

Paul Rader has extensive American and worldwide experience in health care administration and management, organizational change, business development, facility design, strategic planning,...

Adjunct Professor of Public Health Leadership at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health

Hugh Tilson, MD, DrPH, MPH, is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health Leadership at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health as well as an Adjunct Professor of...

Faculty Member, North Dakota State University, Department of Public Health

Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, currently teaches in the Department of Public Health at North Dakota State University. She previously served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at...

Senior Fellow

Theodora Wills, MHA, CIPP/G, CIPP/US is an information privacy professional with the state of South Carolina. She has a particular focus on federal projects driving collaboration and resource...


Experts

Director, Market Sensing and Business Intelligence

Anne Defot-Sido is Director of Market Sensing and Business Intelligence at Atlas Research. She is an industry-recognized expert in strategy and competitive market analysis, with more than 15 years...

Director

James Farsetta serves as a subject matter expert on the GAO High Risk List and the national VA Call center initiative and previously served as a team leader for the Women Veterans Health program...

Director, Facility Transformation

Connie Heyer brings over 25 years of experience in clinical health care, health care operations, and health care facility activation in the private sector, Department of Defense (DOD), and U.S....

Director, Corporate Communications

Dorie Hightower is an award-winning communications specialist, with a rich background in strategic planning and message development, media relations, and content creation. She has managed press...

Director

As a Director at Atlas Research, Andrew L. Kovach supports the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in its efforts to transform the VA supply chain by establishing an Equipment Lifecycle Management...

Director, Health Care Strategy and Human Capital

Alice Muellerweiss is the Director of Health Care Strategy and Human Capital at Atlas Research, where she leads human capital strategy, training and development, and organizational performance...

Director, Enterprise Transformation

Keith Phillips is Director of Enterprise Transformation at Atlas Research where he brings over 29 years of consulting and industry experience. He serves as a subject matter expert for enterprise...

Director, Research and Evaluation

Julia Rollison has over a decade of experience in program evaluation, research, and analysis studies for government and local agencies, private firms, and foundations. She has served a number of...

Director, Health Transformation

Michael A. Sabo, MBA, FACHE, is Director of Health Transformation at Atlas Research, where he leads health care improvement, efficiency, and operational excellence efforts. Mr. Sabo is a health...

Director, Human Capital Strategy

As Director for Human Capital Strategy at Atlas Research, John Sepulveda provides expertise and leadership in developing and implementing initiatives focused on improving strategic human capital...

Director, Strategic Communications

Tim Tinker, DrPH, Director of Strategic Communications, is a senior executive with more than 20 years of experience as a social, behavioral, and cognitive scientist in strategic communication...

Director, Facility Transformation

Gayathri Vissa brings over 20 years of experience in strategy, operations, and analytics for health and science facilities. Her areas of expertise include strategy consulting, strategic master...