Thursday, July 25, 2024

2021 Leading for Impact: Women in Leadership Honorees

The 4th Annual Leading for Impact, Women in Leadership Awards recognizes women creating IMPACT, leading organizations and mission-focused strategic programs across the Federal Civilian, Federal Health, and Military Health, Technology, and Consulting Community.

Meet the Honorees:

  • Simchah Suveyke Bogin, Chief Customer Experience Officer, US Department of Agriculture
  • Cathy Carter, Director, Enterprise Systems Solutions Group, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Jessica Hagood, Chief Executive Officer, INODE INK CORPORATION
  • Cara Rose, Division Director, Digital Services, Social Security Administration
  • Shanika Palm, Chief Technology Officer, Visual Connections
  • Kim Heermann-Do, Acting Interoperability Workstream Director, FEHRM Program Office, Department of Veterans Affairs/OIT
  • Sowmya Hariharan, CEO, OM Group
  • Hannah Hunt, Chief Product and Innovation Officer, Army Software Factory
  • Karen Jackson, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Sonja Jefferson-Brown, Deputy Director, Division of Plan Oversight and Accountability, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Krista Kinnard, Chief, Emerging Technology, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Labor
  • Courtney Modecki, Federal Healthcare Strategic Programs Executive, VMware
  • Katherine Lugo, Director, IT Contracting Services Division, Department of State
  • Martha Orr, Deputy Chief Information Officer for Quality, Performance, and Risk, Office of Information Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Nashira Nicholson, Vice President, Health Services, Aptive Resources
  • Michelle Schreiber, MD, Deputy Director for Quality and Value, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Nancy Sieger, Chief Information Officer, Internal Revenue Service
  • Debbie Opiekun, Chief Business Development Officer, Leidos
  • Pamela Smith, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of Information and Technology, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Renata Spinks, Assistant Director/Deputy CIO and Senior Information Security Officer, US Marine Corps
  • Karen Painter, Director, Program Integrity Portfolio, GDIT
  • Jennifer Rostami, Acting Executive Director – Centers of Excellence, General Services Administration
  • Amanda Warfield, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, OptumServe
  • COL Audra L. Taylor, Division Chief, Armed Services Blood Program
  • Amy Gilliland, President, GDIT
  • Mina Hsiang, Administrator, US Digital Service
  • Melinda Pitchford, Director, Business Development and Capture Management, DSS Inc.
  • Donna Roy, Strategic Advisor, National Security Sector, Guidehouse
  • Melina Scotto, Federal Health CISO, GDIT
  • Melissa Solito, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Cerner Government Services
  • Sheena Burrell, Deputy Chief Information Officer, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Kathy Taylor, Senior Vice President, Health IT Business Unit, DRT Strategies
  • Bryana Tucci, AWS Marketplace — National Security, Amazon Web Services
  • Mary Vogel, President, Ellumen
  • Lauren Knausenberger, Chief Information Officer, United States Air Force
  • Lisa Wetzel, Executive Vice President, eTelligent Group
  • Suzanne Yuter, Director, National Security Segment, Guidehouse
  • Karen Chan, Staff Vice President, Business Process Solutions, National Government Services
  • Elizabeth McNamara, Deputy Director, Technology and Data Services, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration
  • Karen Myers, Senior Manager, Contracts Management, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Julie Bush, Head of Public Health, Palantir Technologies
  • Kelly Moore, Deputy, Procurement Operations, US Department of Agriculture
  • Natalie Carey, Senior Director, Public Sector, Appian
  • Leslie Wagstaffe, Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) Consumer Support Group – Director, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Jennifer Folsom, Vice President, Growth, ICF Next
  • Sarah Garnett, Partner, Guidehouse
  • Florence Kasule, Director of Procurement, United States Digital Service, Executive Office of the President
  • Vickie Gogo, Senior Partner, Multicultural Communications, ICF Next
  • Pamela Graff, Chief Strategy Officer, Planned Systems International
  • Meghan Hendery, Managing Director, KPMG
  • Elaine Ho, Deputy Chief of Staff, Workforce, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Ioana Singureanu, Chief Innovation Officer, BookZurman
  • Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer, Department of Energy
  • Heidi Bernardo, Vice President Government Services, Philips
  • Merissa Larson, Executive Director for Quality and Risk, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Ariana Cappuccino, Product Manager/Product Owner, CORMAC Corporation
  • Joyce Hunter, Executive Director – Former Deputy CIO, Policy and Planning, USDA; Current Executive Director for the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
  • Gina Casamassima, Executive Vice President, Operations, Apprio
  • Holly H. Pavliscsak, Advanced Medical Technology Initiative (AMTI) Portfolio Manager, TATRC, USAMRDC, Army Futures Command
  • Diana Ceban, Vice President, Health Account, Defense and Civilian Sector, SAIC
  • Jane Zentmyer, Deputy Director for the Architecture and Transformation Division, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Melanie Dowczek, MS Power Platform Practice Lead, B3 Group
  • Schuyler Moore, Senior Defense and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Lisa Flynn, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Cerner Government Services
  • Darnita Trower, Assistant Director, Modernization Tools and Technologies, Internal Revenue Service
  • Dina Guerrero, Deputy Director, Health Information Technology, Sentar
  • Tracey Morgan, Chief, Agile Center of Excellence, Metrics and Analytics, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Susanne Hake, Senior Vice President, Palantir Technologies
  • Cora Tracy, Director, IT Capital Planning Group, Office of Information Technology, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Macon Hardy, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Unissant
  • Sandra Oliver Schmidt, Deputy Director, Procurement Innovation Lab, Department of Homeland Security
  • Katrina Tuisamatatele Hickam, Executive Vice President, Health Operations, SAIC
  • Mia Jordan, Chief Information Officer, Federal Student Aid, Department of Education
  • Nazzic Keene, Chief Executive Officer, SAIC
  • COL Jennifer Krolikowski, Senior Materiel Leader, Space Command and Control, Cross Mission Ground and Communications Enterprise, United States Space Force
  • Peta Messner, Director, Technology Solutions Provider (TSPi)
  • Nicole Willis, Chief Technology Officer, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Monique Outerbridge, Associate Partner, IBM


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