Thursday, February 22, 2024

2023 Change Agent Awardees – Leaders disrupting the Federal landscape

The 2023 Disruptive Tech Awards: Programs and Change Agents Shifting the Landscape recognizes disruptors and trailblazers leading the transformation of Federal information technology.

Nominated by their peers, the 2023 Disruptive Tech Change Agent Award recognizes Federal IT and Consulting leaders from industry and Government who are working every day to take calculated risks and positively disrupt the Federal market, while having a measurable impact on the culture and the critical missions of the organizations they serve.

Congratulations to the 2023 Change Agent Awardees:

Gil Alterovitz, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA
Director
National Artificial Intelligence Institute, Department of Veterans Affairs

Capt. Ivonne Arena
Deputy Chief Information Officer & Deputy Chief of Staff
Defense Centers of Excellence for PH & TBI, Defense Health Agency

Sanja Basaric
Artificial Intelligence Program Lead
Department of Health and Human Services

Jessica Berrellez
Executive Officer
Food and Drug Administration

Dan Berrigan
Worldwide Research Collaboration Lead
Air Force Research Lab

Kathleen Berst
Acting Deputy Assistant Director, Acquisition & Sustainment
Defense Health Agency

Tim Brown
CISO and VP, Security
SolarWinds

Mohammed Sohail Chaudhry
Chief Technology Officer
Food and Drug Administration 

Mahesh Choksi
Director, Acquisition Strategy and Partnership
Office of Digital Transformation, Food and Drug Administration

Candis M. Connell, Psy.D.
Health Behavior Coordinator, THRIVE National Coordinator,
Whole Health Psychologist
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and Clinics

Katie Cook
Senior Director, Operational Excellence
Salesforce 

Kenyon Crowley
Health Analytics Lead
Accenture Federal Services

Ben Duan, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer
Precise Software Solutions, Inc.

Bonnie Evangelista
Tradewind Execution Lead
Department of Defense 

Rod Fontecilla, PhD
Partner and Chief Innovation Officer
Guidehouse

Mike Gifford
Senior Strategist
CivicActions

Jaime Gracia
Director, Strategic Enterprise Programs
Department of State

Polly Hall
Senior Advisor to Chief Procurement Officer
Department of Homeland Security

Randy Hayes
Vice President, Public Sector
Vast Data Federal

Derek Herbert
Executive Director (Acting)
Office of Business Integrations, Veteran Benefits Administration,
Department of Veterans Affairs

Krista Kinnard
Brand Chief, Emerging Technology
Department of Labor

Sanjay J. Koyani
Chief Technology Officer
Department of Labor

Joshua Lehman
Chief Customer Experience Officer
Office of Digital Transformation, Food and Drug Administration

Nasr Majid
Senior Technical Advisor
Custodial Accounting Branch, Internal Management Domain, Internal Revenue Service

Oki Mek
Chief Information Security Officer (Federal Civilian)
Microsoft

Susan Coller Monarez
Deputy Director, Advanced Research Projects
Agency for Health, National Institutes of Health

Joseph Montgomery
Chief Enterprise Portfolio Management Officer
Office of Digital Transformation, Food and Drug Administration 

Thomas Osborne, MD
Director
National Center for Collaborative Healthcare Innovation,
VA Palo Alto Health Care System

Michael Parrish
Chief Acquisition Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs

Reuven Pasternak, MD
Senior Advisor
National Risk Management Center, CISA,
Department of Health and Human Services

Jacquelyn M. Paykel, MD
Chief, Whole Health Service, National Director, THRIVE
James A. Haley Veterans Hospital

Dan Pelman
Aviation Technical Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration

Kegan Saajasto
Director of Technology
National Government Services

Darren J. Sommer, DO
CEO
Innovator Health, LLC 

Mandy Sweeney
Federal Health Technology Architect
KPMG

Melissa Tran, LMFT, PMH-C
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator
Orlando VA Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs

Kyle Tuberson
Chief Technology Officer
ICF

Jennifer Tucker, PhD
Deputy Administrator
National Organic Program, Agricultural Marketing Service,
Department of Agriculture

Carrie Wibben
President
Exiger Government Solutions

Logan Wilks
Manager of Data Engineering
National Government Services

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