Our Team

The Bizzell Group Team

The Bizzell Team is composed of an exceptionally skilled and highly qualified group of experts who have the knowledge and skills to fulfill contract requirements.

All are accomplished in their professions, including those areas most important to the successful implementation of our Federal contracts.

Under the leadership and vision of founder, Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office to a thriving firm with two offices in Lanham, Maryland, and Atlanta, Georgia with ongoing projects across the world.

Anton C. Bizzell, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of The Bizzell Group, has more than 20 years of combined clinical, research, health services, policy and management experiences with various private and public organizations and agencies within HHS, including SAMHSA and NIH. Most of his career has been spent on public health issues related to access and quality of medical, substance abuse and behavioral health services. He has extensive experience in collaborating and interacting with health professional and community organizations as well as expert knowledge in identifying and treating medical diseases in the fields of primary care, mental health and substance abuse.

As a former medical officer in the CSAT’s Division of Pharmacologic, Dr. Bizzell led efforts in the area of prescription drug use, misuse and abuse for the agency, which includes collaborating with other federal agencies such as NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and other federal, national, state and professional organizations. In addition, he provided medical and clinical advice for the 1550 methadone treatment programs in the United States, as well as oversaw national regulatory and educational efforts on buprenorphine, a medication-assisted treatment for treating individuals dependent on heroin and prescription drugs containing opiates. Other accomplishments include serving on the Advisory Board for the Federation of State Medical Board’s book entitled Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Physician’s Guide and co-authoring “Ethical Issues in Addiction Practice,” a chapter in the Principles of Addiction Medicine, with CSAT Director Dr. Clark. Dr. Bizzell also wrote A Federal Perspective on the Abuse of Prescription Stimulants for Pediatric Annals and an article for Psychiatric Annals… continue reading.

Senior Executive Leadership

Randolph Edmead, MS

Vice President of Programs

Randolph Edmead, MS, Bizzell, Vice President of Federal Government Programs, has an extensive background managing large project teams in the mental health treatment, substance abuse prevention and treatment, policy and evaluation service areas.  Mr. Edmead has a Project Management Institute (PMI) certificate and over 18 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing SAMHSA’s Centers for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention programs; providing curricula and training to SAMHSA and health care providers and staff on leading practices, human resources, accreditation survey support, skills development, and cultural competency; and consulting with healthcare organizations/treatment facilities…. continue reading.

Erwin Coleman, MPA, MA

Vice President, Strategy and Client Services

The Vice President of Strategy and Client Services is responsible for driving client success outcomes across the entire company along with the responsibility for managing the success of the relationships with Bizzell clients in order to achieve the goals and objectives identified by the customer and/or contract deliverables.

In addition, he is responsible for long-term relationship building between the customer and Bizzell… continue reading.

Almeda Kyser, CGMP, CMP

Vice President, Conference Services

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.

Keith Riley

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Keith Riley is a seasoned executive with extensive project management experience in government services for contracts and grants for both the federal and non-profit sectors. He has direct experience in leading financial management services for a management consulting firm with a diverse portfolio of federal and non-federal contracts, and a direct services organization involving children’s health for autism services.

His programmatic work includes international development, gender integration, health care provider education, training and technical assistance, and Federal Highway Administration. Mr. Riley has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from East Carolina University… continue reading.

Lee Hayes, MPA

Director of Communications

Lee Hayes, is a strategic manager with over 15 years of professional experience in communications, program management, implementation and evaluation, technical assistance, compliance regulation, and quality assurance. At The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), Mr. Hayes is charged with providing leadership for overall communications strategy, research, and message development. He develops comprehensive marketing, communications, and public relations programs that enhance Bizzell’s image and position. He also manages various communications contracts, ensuring that projects are completed on-time and within budget, and are of high quality; and he supports development and continuous improvement of Bizzell’s communications processes, protocols, systems, and quality assurance… continue reading.

Troy T. Drew-Hargrove

Director, Contracts

Mr. Troy T. Drew-Hargrove joined The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) from the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) located In Bethesda, MD. At HJF, Troy served as the International Senior Subcontract Manager, supporting the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activities, under the Military HIV Research Program and various global programs funded by numerous for-profit, non-profit and U.S. government entities.

At HJF, he managed multiple awards in excess $1.2 billion. Recently, Troy received very high commendations from HJF’s president for his contributions supporting an $800 million proposal submitted to the Department of Defense… continue reading.

Jovan Silva, MSW

Director of Business Development

Mr. Silva served as Business Development Manager for ACI Solutions, a small business focused on cyber and unified communications solutions in the federal/state/local government and commercial space. In this position, he managed the firm’s book of clients including Transportation Security Agency, U.S. Courts, Federal Aviation Administration, Health and Human Services, and the Defense Information Systems Agency.

At ACI Mr. Silva ensured the continual increase of revenue and growth and was entrusted with orchestrating the sales strategy, personally managing customer relationships and driving the sales process forward… continue reading.

Crystal Myers, MAS

Director of Communications Programs

Ms. Meyers started her career at a full-service advertising and PR firm in Baltimore, working as an account manager on commercial and state accounts, such as WLIF-FM radio and BWI Airport. More recently, she has focused on managing federal government communications contracts, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR and U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid programs, as well as programs for the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services. Her career highlight is working side-by-side with a team of people to take ENERGY STAR from a completely unknown label to be one of the most recognized and influential labels in the U.S. Ms. Myers earned a Master’s degrees in Administrative Science (Business) from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor’s in Humanities from Houghton College (NY)… continue reading.

Senior Associates

David Sleet, PHD

Senior Associate

Rose Babbitt, RPh, MA, CHC, CHRC

Senior Associate, Pharmaceuticals

Nancy Bateman, MSW

Senior Public Health Advisor, Behavioral Health Services

Lisa Black, MEd, CACII, CCS

Senior Associate, Community Engagement & Substance Use Disorders

Sharon Dow, MS

Senior Associate, Medication Assisted Treatment

Rhonda Waller, PHD

Senior Associate, Maternal & Child Health