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Adrienne Stith Butler, Senior Program Officer, The National Academies
Adrienne Stith Butler is a senior program officer and will be directing a new project aimed at developing pilot media campaign materials based on a recommendation in the recent BBCSS report, Ending Discrimination Among People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders. She previously worked for the Health and Medicine Division where she served as the study director for several IOM reports including Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life; Psychosocial Interventions for Mental and Substance Use Disorders: A Framework for Establishing Evidence-Based Standards; and Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education, and Research. She also served as the staff officer for IOM reports pertaining to the nursing workforce, regenerative medicine, family planning, preterm birth, psychological consequences of terrorism, diversity in the health care workforce, and racial and ethnic disparities in health care. Prior to her work at the Academies, she was the James Marshall Public Policy Scholar, a fellowship sponsored by the American Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. In that role, she used psychological research to analyze legislation and develop legislative strategy. Adrienne is a clinical psychologist and received a doctorate in 1997 from the University of Vermont. She completed postdoctoral fellowships in adolescent medicine and pediatric psychology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York.
Robert Drumheller, Board Officer, Treasurer, Former Vice President of Structured Finance Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Mr. Drumheller has over 37 years of executive experience in the oil and gas sector and in the international financial sector. He has a proven track record of successfully managing over $15 billion of large-scale international project financings, particularly in emerging markets. He has lived in Belgium and the U.K, and has traveled widely throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia - visiting these areas for business reasons over 150 times during the last 25 years.
Mr. Drumheller holds MBA degrees in finance from the University of Chicago, the Katholieke Universiteit Te Leuven in Belgium, and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Bob McKinnon, Board Officer, Secretary, President, GALEWiLL Design
Mr. McKinnon is President of GALEWiLL Design (www.galewill.com), a company that designs social change through programming, communications, advocacy, and action. GALEWilLL has created public engagement campaigns on issues ranging from childhood obesity to climate change and has partnered with leading social change organizations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, PBS and Sesame Workshop. Mr. McKinnon is also the creator of Actions Speak Loudest: Keeping Our Promise for A Better World, a book designed to help us leave our children a better world than we inherited. He has produced two documentary films, is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Fast Company, and is an instructor for the School of Visual Art’s Impact!: Design for Social Change program.
Mr. McKinnon earned a B.A. at Pennsylvania State University and an M.A. in Media Studies at the New School University in New York.
Joyal Mulheron, Board Officer, Interim President, Founder & Executive Director, EVERMORE
Ms. Mulheron spent most of her career advising executive politicians, both republican and democratic, and translating basic science into public policy. She has most enjoyed leading major efforts and initiatives for the National Governors Association, the National Academies of Science, the American Cancer Society, and the Partnership for a Healthier America. In these efforts, Ms. Mulheron has offered succinct policy recommendations, spearheaded teams in strategic planning, operations, and the implementation of deliverables under tight timeframes and budgets.
Ms. Mulheron holds a Masters in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Bachelors in both English and Biochemistry from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). She has completed advanced studies in chemistry, World War II and minority literature.
Daniel R. Prochazka, Commander, U.S. NAVY
Commander Prochazka is a Naval Aviator preparing to become the Executive Officer of the first operational Advanced Hawkeye squadron. As a carrier pilot he has deployed in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM, NEW DAWN, and SOUTHERN WATCH. He is a graduate of the Carrier Airborne Early Warning Weapons School and was a member of the Hawkeye Tactical Analysis Team. He has served in four squadrons in various positions, including Maintenance Officer and Safety Officer, where he twice led his squadron to the Chief of Naval Operations Safety “S” Award. He has deployed around the world and worked with multiple foreign militaries. Daniel has published articles on naval tactics and aviation safety. He was named the Hawkeye Pilot of the Year and has twice been elected as the Navy Marine Association Peer Leader of the Year.
Commander Prochazka has logged over 3,300 flight hours and over 135 combat sorties. His decorations include four Strike/Flight Air Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (one with combat distinguishing device), two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and numerous unit, service, and campaign awards. He holds master’s degrees from the Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies, with distinction, and from Norwich University in Diplomacy and International Conflict Management, with honors, a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech, and a certificate from Georgetown University in Legislative Studies. He is an Ironman triathlete who enjoys making other people look fast.
Lincoln Smith, President & CEO, Altarum Institute
Linc Smith has served as Altarum Institute’s President and CEO since 2007. He has led the Institute’s health systems research and consulting activities since joining the organization as its Chief Operating Officer in 2001, following Altarum’s acquisition of Vector Research, Inc. (VRI). He is also President and Board Chairman of both Altarum Supporting Organization, Inc. and Altarum Asset Management, Inc., as well as Chairman & CEO of KAI, Research, Inc. and Palladian Partners, Inc.
Mr. Smith has led a complete transformation of the Institute from a defense, environment, automotive, and health portfolio to an institute strategically focused solely on health and health care. In 2005, Altarum’s health research and consulting activities were less than $15 million in annual revenue; they are now approximately $80 million. In addition, Mr. Smith has led the development of the Institute’s strategic research agenda, comprising internally chartered research and development projects, “mission projects,” designed to test promising health systems changes in real-world settings; he has also led the development of four newly launched research centers, each focused on an Altarum-defined “critical systems issue.”
Before joining Altarum, Mr. Smith served as VRI’s Vice President and Director of Corporate Business Development from 1999 to 2000 and as President of VRI from 2000 to 2001. He joined VRI in 1988 as a Systems Engineer, shortly after completing his master’s in industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate studies fellow. He worked in VRI’s national security and health business sectors. As a national security analyst at VRI, Mr. Smith developed and applied analytical methods to help military leaders make decisions about force design, equipment acquisition, mobilization, deployment, and arms control strategies.
Siva Subramanian, M.D., Board Officer, Vice President, Chief, Division of Neonatology and Professor of Department of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology, Hospital Ethicist, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Boarded in Pediatrics and Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Dr. Subramanian joined Georgetown University in 1974. Currently, Dr. Subramanian serves as a Professor of Pediatrics & Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as the Chief of Neonatology at Georgetown University Hospital. He has published more than 100 articles, abstracts, and scientific presentations nationally and internationally. Research interests include infant mortality reduction, trace element metabolism in infants, neonatal immunology, and bioethics. In addition, Dr. Subramanian teaches at Georgetown University Medical Center about Pediatrics, Neonatology, and Religious traditions in Health Care and complimentary and alternative medicine.
Dr. Subramanian is the founder of Sri Siva Vishnu Temple (1976), the Association of Hindu Jain Temples of Metropolitan Washington DC (1990), and the Council on Hindu Temples of USA (1984). When he is not serving the many parents and families that Georgetown University Hospital welcomes annually, Dr Subramanian serves as the Vice President of InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington where he is currently co-leader of the community faith leaders involved in interfaith education and dialogue.