Leadership

Board of Directors

Chair

Ryung Suh, MD, MPP, MBA, MPH, is the Co-founder of Atlas Research and Chair of the Atlas Research Board of Directors. Dr. Suh has over eighteen years of private sector experience as a health care...

Vice Chair

Mark Howard Chichester is the Co-founder of Atlas Research and serves as Vice Chair of the Atlas Research Board of Directors. He brings more than 18 years of executive management and governance...

President and Chief Executive Officer

Robin L. Portman is President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Research. She exercises executive oversight for all aspects of the firm, including business development, service delivery, and...

Senior Vice President/Chief of Staff

Marie Minier serves as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff Atlas Research. She advises the company’s executive management team on key strategic planning issues and works closely with them to...

Vice President/Secretary

Jeffrey A. Baetz is a Vice President at Atlas Research and serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Mr. Baetz is a certified project management professional and holds a green belt in Lean...


Executive Team

Vice President, Organizational Performance Improvement

Constance Boothe 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 information...

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, 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. Her...

Vice President, Health Information Systems

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

Executive Vice President

Ms. Elizabeth Mahan has more than 25 years of experience in health care, hospital operations, and issues affecting Veterans, both as a former Department of Veterans Affairs...

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...

Chief of Staff/Strategic Integration

Kaajal Singh, MHA, Chief of Staff/Strategic Integration, is a member of the Atlas executive team, where she provides client leadership in the health strategy and innovation spaces.

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...


Experts

Principal

Jodi Anthony, ScD, MPH supports a wide-range of stakeholders, from Federal policy makers to youth, in developing, implementing, evaluating, and translating policies and interventions to improve...

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

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, Human Capital and Training

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

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...

Senior Principal, 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...


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...