Our Team

Our Team

At Bizzell, we carefully curate a customized team optimized for successful outcomes on each project.  We draw from our large cadre of exceptionally skilled and highly qualified experts, who will partner with you to design innovative solutions to your challenges.  When you choose Bizzell, you have the assurance of an intentional approach to matching our depth and breadth of experience to your needs, to help you achieve your vision and goals.

Dr. Anton C. Bizzell

Anton C. Bizzell, MD

Chief Executive Officer

Anton C. Bizzell, MD is a physician entrepreneur and President and Chief Executive Officer of The Bizzell Group, LLC, a strategy, consulting, and technology firm that delivers data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to the world’s most complex health, economic, security, and sustainability challenges.

Dr. Bizzell is an engaging and sought-after speaker on a broad range of current issues facing the American public such as health care disparities, access, quality, behavioral health and substance use disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery. While serving as a Fellow for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (2018-2019), Dr. Bizzell toured cities across the U.S. and engaged in conversations with state and local chambers to share innovative employer and business solutions and community partnerships in the battle against the opioid epidemic. He is a small business development leader and mentor, and an expert on community engagement and integration in lasting change… continue reading.

Corporate Leadership

Chad J. Brown, DM, MPH, MBA

Chief Administrative Officer

As Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Dr. Brown is an executive leader within Bizzell that reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As the CAO, Dr. Brown provides the Office of the CEO and other senior executives with high-level administrative and operations tasks focused on the strategic goals and growth of the firm and helping turn the CEO’s strategic vision into reality.

Dr. Brown brings years of experience in the public health, public policy and management fields to Bizzell. Most recently, Dr. Brown served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans. Key responsibilities included… continue reading.

Yomi A. Jones

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Yomi A. Jones is an accomplished and dynamic finance professional with proven productivity improvement, cost cutting, troubleshooting and analytic skills with 15+ years of experience in organization implementation, financial reporting, cost accounting, cash flow control, pricing, financial analysis, Strategic Planning and Management.

Mr. Jones has a knowledge base across multiple industries including securities and financial markets, investment banking, information technology, logistics and supply chain management, construction, government contracting… continue reading.

Senior Leadership

William H. Scarbrough, III, PhD

Vice President, Health Solutions

Dr. William (Bill) Scarbrough has 38 years of experience in health and human services, education, and juvenile justice as a clinician, researcher, program evaluator, and manager. He has led or contributed to winning more than $125 million in research and evaluation grants and contracts, and he has designed, managed, and/or advised more than 100 research and program evaluation studies and program implementation engagements at the national, state, and local levels, including cross-site evaluations, multi-site and cluster evaluations, campaign and communications programs evaluations, mixed methods evaluations, and case studies. Dr. Scarbrough’s background experience includes early childhood care and education, child and family development, behavioral health, international health and development… continue reading.

Rose Khasiala Amolo, MPH

VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL PROGRAMS

Rose Khasiala Amolo is a seasoned international health development professional with expertise in community-based and women empowerment strategies that strengthen community systems and structures to promote access to quality primary health care services, education and improve the overall socio-economic status of women, their families and communities.

For the past 15 years, Rose worked as a Senior Technical Advisor at the Center For Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), where she focused on improving the quality of services and promoting the uptake and use of integrated family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS services… continue reading.

Roxanne Chin

Vice President, Workforce Innovation

Roxanne Chin, a 29-year champion for Job Corps, is a high-performing executive who is recognized for her passion in creating high-synergy workforce development and training programs that generate positive results. Throughout her career, she continuously delivered outcomes by implementing innovative workforce development policies and procedures that serve and exceed the needs of Job Corps students, centers, and the federal government.

As the Vice President of Workforce Innovation, Ms. Chin leads Bizzell’s workforce innovation division including the administration, management, and business development aspects of the firm’s Job Corps programs. She spearheads innovative ideas around outreach and… continue reading.

Bethelehem Kebede

VICE PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC GROWTH

Ms. Kebede is an established Business Development, Proposal, Capture, Sales, Operations and Project Manager with over 15 years of experience in the federal market specializing in federal business intelligence, development, research, and data analytics. Strong experience in competitive analysis, winning strategy, SWOT, pursuing, identifying with full services sales and marketing solutions to increase sales productivity for Small and Large Business contractors. As an operations and project manager, Ms. Kebede was responsible for contractual obligation, project milestone, client expectations, employee retention, and financial stability at the IRS, USDA, and HUD… continue reading.

Adrienne Y. Semidey, DM

Vice President, Learning & Engagement

Adrienne Y. Semidey, DM, Bizzell’s Vice President of Learning and Engagement, is a leadership and organizational management practitioner with a Doctorate of Management . Dr. Semidey has worked in every level of an organization from a COO’s secretary at the beginning of her career to most recently as a Senior Vice President of a Strategic Communications and Marketing Division in a $750M company, co-managing a $40M+ division, with responsibility for $29M in revenue and 200+ public health and communications professionals.

Dr. Semidey has spent her career in the government contracting business at Macro International, ICF International and Pacific Institute for Research and… continue reading.

Almeda Kyser, CGMP, CMP

Vice President, Conference & Talent Solutions

Almeda Kyser has 25 years of diverse experience in the hospitality and logistical support industry, including conference management, hotel management, project management, and excellent customer service, which includes 12 years of service at Marriott International. Ms. Kyser has extensive experience with arranging pre-meetings with clients to discuss requirements to identify dates, timelines and appropriate meeting facilities for conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops. She has conducted site searches and negotiated hotel contracts to obtain meeting space and lodging; audio visual contracts to secure adequate and appropriate audio-visual needs that are conducive to conferences for federal and non-federal agencies… continue reading.

Lakeena Bruno

VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

Lakeena Bruno is a financial management professional, with more than 15 years of progressive work experience. Lakeena provides professional services across a broad range of finance areas including cost accounting, internal auditing, financial analysis and compliance.

Prior to joining Bizzell, Lakeena was a Director of Finance. She managed a team of three employees for AP, AR, Billing and Payroll. She was responsible for the delivery of finance services to include; accounting, treasury, forecasting and budgeting, and corporate cash flow management with understanding of FAR, DFAR, and CAS… continue reading.

Francis Robles, MBA

Director, Contracts

Ms. Robles brings more than 25 years of demonstrated experience in the management consulting industry for large and small companies with oversight of Federal and state contracts department. In her role, she is responsible for the management and leadership of a team charged with executing all facets of Federal and state contract administration activities and handles complex or strategic high value contractual matters that have a direct impact on the firm’s revenue generation and retention. In addition, Ms. Robles provides advisory level contracts support to account leadership that shapes and strengthens win strategies… continue reading

Yolande B. Long, SPHR

DIRECTOR, PEOPLE OPERATIONS

Yolande B. Long is an accomplished human resources professional with over 18 years of experience in the government contracting industry. She has expertise in the areas of strategic program management, training and employee development, performance management, policy development, organizational development, and employee relations.

Ms. Long began her career with Northern Virginia Community College as a Human Resources Specialist, where she performed full-life cycle recruiting for the college’s staff positions… continue reading.

Joseph Fichera

DIRECTOR, INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

Joseph Fichera is a technology leader with over 25 years of infrastructure experience. Supporting diverse technologies across several industries, he has a consistent track record as a catalyst for change and improvement.

Joseph started his career as an Aerospace Engineering major before settling into a career in Information Technology. With firms like Fairchild Semiconductor, Staples and General Electric, he strove to provide exceptional support and solutions. Working on projects ranging from:  improving… continue reading.

Managing Directors

Kazi Ahmed, PHD

Managing Director, Data Analytics

Rose Babbitt, RPH, MA, CHC, CHRC

Managing Director, Pharmaceuticals

Mark Stewart, MPH

Managing Director, Medicare & Medicaid Services

Jenny Twesten, MPH

Managing Director, Health Research

Rhonda Waller, PHD

Managing Director, Maternal & Child Health

Taraena Yates, CGMP

Managing Director, Health Engagement

Senior Associates

Sharon Dow, MS

Senior Associate, Medication Assisted Treatment

Nancy Bateman, MSW

Senior Public Health Advisor, Behavioral Health Services

Todd Mandell, MD

Senior Associate, Addiction PSYCHIATRY

Kevin Hylton, PHD

Senior Associate, Research & Evaluation

Alexa Newlin, ma

Senior Associate, Health Communications

David Sleet, PHD

Senior Associate, Injury Prevention