COL Steven Swann, Colonel, Medical Corps; Command Surgeon Director, Clinical Support Division, US Army Warrior Transition Command
Colonel Steven W. Swann, MD currently serves in the Army as the Command Surgeon and Director, Clinical Support Division, for the US Army Warrior Transition Command, Arlington, VA. COL Swann entered medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. COL Swann is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine, and is a graduate of the Infantry and AMEDD Officer Basic Courses, the AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He is the recipient of 3 awards of the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, two Defense MSMs, four MSMs, the Air Medal, two Joint Service Commendation Medals, three Army Commendation Medal, two Joint Service Achievement Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, and the Navy Achievement Medal. He believes his two greatest recognitions are being selected as the 1997 Officer of the Year of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and being named an honorary member of the Army’s distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club by the NCOs of the Army Medical Department.
LTC Robin Adams, Assistant Chief of Education and Training, Tripler Army Medical Center
I am a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. I am the Chief of Hospital and Education at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. I am a Critical Care Nurse and Nephrology Nurse of 17 years. I have held various clinical positions throughout the AMEDD. I have served one as a Clinical Nurse Liaison to the Multinational Forces Hospital in Kandahar, Afghanistan. I hold a BSN from Florida International University in Miami, FL and a Master's of Science in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. I am a prior enlisted Combat Medic and enjoy serving in the greatest Army on earth.
LTC Sharon Stentz, Chief, Training Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Sharon E. Stentz, MSN,RN, LTC(Ret) is the Chief of Electronic Health Record Systems, training division at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Supervising eight full-time clinical systems trainers (CHCS, AHLTA, Essentris) and software applications (DRAGON Medical, As-U-Type, One-note) trainers she is responsible for over 1,800 providers, nurses, medical students, and technicians in the medical center's Electronic Health Record applications. LTC(Ret) Stentz has been involved in education of healthcare providers while a practicing clinician for over thirty years. She is currently adjunct faculty at Montgomery College (workforce development) for their nurse refresher course which frequently enrolls RNs from Central and South America. LTC (Ret) Stentz is working on a PhD in Adult Education. She is an active member of the American Society for Training & Development.
CDR Daniel Swisshelm, Critical Care Flight Nurse, U S Navy Emergency Department
Critical Care Flight Nurse with background in Operational Planning and Risk Management/ Staff Development Officer developed implemented and coordinated all service nursing training for NH Pensacola. Completed AE Flight School and CCAT San Antonio, Tx. Health care Risk Manager. DEPT Head, Emergency Dept / Dept Head Multiservice Inpatient Naval Hospital Sigonella ICU/setpdown PICU Division Officer NRMC Portsmouth, Va. Division Officer/Flight Nurse Diego Garcia OEF/OIF deployments as ADNS Senior Nurse and OIC: Special Forces Officer Course.
Maj Laura Lewis, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, USAF
Laura J. Lewis, a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Major in the USAF, is currently stationed at the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs. She is a graduate from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP), University of South Alabama’s Post-Master’s Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program and obtained both her Bachelor of Nursing and Masters of Nursing degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso. She was recognized as the USAF 2008 Mental Health Nurse of the year. In addition to the 20 years of clinical psychiatric nursing experience, civilian and military combined; Laura has taught clinical psychiatric nursing at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of South Alabama. She has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her knowledge and experience, both clinically and academically, has been valuable to the nursing profession.
CPT Darren Kasai, Assistant Operations Officer Community Based Warrior Transition Task Force, Southern Regional Medical Command
Captain Darren Kasai is a Medical Service Corp officer (AOC 70A Healthcare Administration) in the US Army Reserve and is currently mobilized to the Southern Medical Regional Command (Provisional). As a civilian, CPT Kasai has worked for numerous healthcare government contractors, as a healthcare consultant, and for a non-profit health system. He continues to sit on the Board of Directors for various non-profit organizations. CPT Kasai earned a Masters in Health Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. CPT Kasai is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
Rev. Jerry K. Shields, M. Div., S.T.M.,CAPT, CHC, USN Ret., Pastoral Counselor for the Pastoral Services Department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA
Rev. Jerry K. Shields, M. Div., S.T.M.,CAPT, CHC, USN Ret My title is: Pastoral Counselor for the Pastoral Services Department at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA I am the first and only civilian (GS) Board Certified Clinical Chaplain & Pastoral Counselor at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. My practical clinical credentials are with the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy. My academic credentials are from Marshall University (B.A.), Drew University (M.Div.) and Yale University (S.T.M.). I have been serving the Navy Bureau of Medicine (BUMED) as a Chaplain since 2001.
Dr. John Crowley, Science Program Director, U S Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Dr. John S. Crowley obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Medical Doctor degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1980 and 1982, respectively. He received a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1987, and completed the USAF Residency in Aerospace Medicine the following year. He currently serves as Science Program Director at the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, and is also the current Vice-Chair for Aerospace Medicine on the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Richard Eng, Project Manager, The MITRE Corporation
Richard F.T. Eng is a Principal Engineer and Manager in MITRE's Command and Control Center Division. He has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and information systems engineering. He has held management, technical and systems engineering positions at The MITRE Corporation, Lucent Technologies, Mitretek Systems, IBM, and Pfizer. His areas of interests include IT strategic planning, program management, operational improvement, systems engineering, and system test and integration. Mr. Eng applies his business and technical expertise in the medical, telecommunications, information technology, and non-profit industry sectors. Mr. Eng holds a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Bioengineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and a MBA from Georgetown University. Professional certifications include: Projects in Constrained Environments 2 (PRINCE2), Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP), American Society for Quality Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE).
Dr. Art Estrada, Division Director Warfighter Performance & Health, US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
Dr. Arthur Estrada is the Director of the Warfighter Performance and Health Division, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, Fort Rucker, Alabama. In addition to being a former U.S. Army helicopter pilot with 31 years of flight experience, he has served as a research investigator for the past ten years leading research in the areas of airsickness/motion sickness prevention, pharmacologic countermeasures to fatigue, spatial disorientation awareness and prevention, tactile systems, and injury prevention and reduction. He holds an A.S. in Aeronautical Studies, a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics, and an M.S. in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In addition, he holds a B.S. in Biology from Troy State University at Dothan (Alabama), and has earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Touro University International, Cypress, CA.
Dr. Mehran Armand, Principal Scientist, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Dr. Mehran Armand is the Principal Staff, Milton Eisenhower Research Center & Program Manager, Robotics & Computer-Assisted Surgery, Science & Technology Business Area at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Dr. Armand participates in peer review actitivies including in the Journal of Intelligent Materials (2009) amd is a Reviewer for the Italian ministry of health. He is a member of the International Society for Computer-Aided Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS-International) and most recently developed models of hip impact during car-crash (NHTSA, PI: Mike kleinberger, 2000-2002).
Capt. MC USNR Marilyn Boitano
CAPT Boitano current position is at McMaster university / Hamilton Health Sciences in Trauma Research. She is a member of the Associations of Military Surgeons of the US and the American College of Sport Medicine. CAPT Boitano is a published researcher, including such publications as Am. Surgeon and Phys. Sport Medicine, and has made presentations ontopics such as Penetrating Vascular Injuries and Surgical Treatment in Low Velocity Cuinshot Wounds of the Extremeties.
Dr. Barbara Wojcik, Deputy Director, CASS
Dr. Barbara Wojcik works as Senior Scientist and Chief of the Statistical Analysis Branch at the Center for AMEDD Strategic Studies, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She is a recognized expert in military medical research, statistics, epidemiology, health care surveillance, and data mining. Dr. Wojcik is the first author or principal investigator of over a hundred internationally, nationally and internally published articles, presentations, and technical reports in applied statistics, military healthcare surveillance, epidemiology, computer science and data mining. Her latest articles concern hospital admissions related to mental disorders in Iraq and Afghanistan, TBI hospitalizations surveillance of U.S. Army soldiers deployed to OIF and OEF, disease and non-battle injury admission model and rate estimates, multiple injury analyses. Dr. Wojcik has taught statistics and research methods at several institutions: the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration; Webster University, Fort Sam Houston; University of Texas at San Antonio, and Wichita State University, Kansas. In 1997, Dr. Wojcik was recognized by the American Cancer Society as one of the 25 best cancer researchers. Her scientific work was featured in articles by the New York Times in February 2000, popular magazine Self in 2002, and in many newspapers.
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