OUR CONSULTANTS

Focusing Forward is home to an impressive team of consultants who help you to succeed in areas such as leadership, cyber security, defense health, strategic planning, and communications. We will work with you to optimize value and deliver results. Feel free to browse our consultant list below. If you have questions, or would like additional information, email us or call 571-309-5884.

Market
Name
Specialty
Air Force
Ian Dickinson ((Brig Gen AF, ret)
Air Force Cyber and Space Leader
Air Force
Darren James
Senior Level Executive, Operations and Logistics
Air Force
Dan Sitterly
Budgeting, U.S. Department of Defense, Talent and Personnel Management, Operations, Security, Emergency Preparedness, Veterans Affairs, & Government Affairs
Air Force
Ken Heitkamp (GS-15, ret)
AF IT and Cyber Executive and AFITC lead
Air Force
Bill Robinson
Air Intelligence Agency Senior Officer and Cybersecurity Assessment professional
Air Force
Ronald Jolly, Sr (Brig Gen, AF, ret)
Former Director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection Ramstein Air Base; Budget Analysis, Strategic Planning/Logistic Management Expert
Air Force
Bobby King (Col, ret)
Enterprise IT as a Service expert
Air Force
Greg Whitaker (AF Col, ret)
Cyber Operations Senior Leader, AFCYBER/Cyberspace/Cyber Command
Air Force
Judy Fedder (Lt Gen, ret)
AF Logistics, Maintenance Executive, influential leader in Civil Air Patrol, DACOWITS
Air Force
Megan Sylvester
Mission Assurance specialist, Lead Security Advisor 
Air Force
Jerry Cronin
US Transportation Command’s (USTC) first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); Cybersecurity senior executive for AF and DoD
Air Force
Valerie Muck (SES, ret)
Air Force Small Business Office lead and Deputy Auditor General
Air Force
Jim Sturgeon (Col, ret)
CHECKMATE program executive, multi-domain command and control
Air Force
Charisse Stokes (GS-15, ret)
AF Business Systems Executive
Air Force
John Hesterman (Lt Gen AF, ret)
Air Force Operations, Command and Control Leader
Air Force
Tony Thomas (Col, ret)
Air Force Cyber Program executive
Air Force
Kent Chadrick (SES, ret)
AF Cyber and Headquarters Executive
Air Force
John Fairfield (Lt Gen AF, ret)
AF Operations, Communications and Information Executive
Air Force
Michael Rothstein (MG, ret)
Air Education and Train Executive, Air Combat Command Executive
Air Force
Tim Green (Maj Gen, USAF, ret)
Strategic Planning, Resource/Risk Management, National Security Strategy
Air Force
Frank Konieczny
Technology and processes analysis, cybersecurity
Air Force
Dr. Linda Lawrence (MD, CPE, FACEP)
Physician Executive Coach, former Director Air Force Medical Service High-Reliability Transformation
Air Force
Bill Waynick
Innovation and Technology Director, Cyberworx
Air Force
Robert S. Jack II
Air Force Comm/Computer, Encryption Key Management, and Nuclear Enterprise C3 expert
Air Force
Bryan Cannady
AF Special Operations, Space Force
Air Force
John Taglieri (Col, US AF, ret)
Information Technology and Cybersecurity expert
Air Force
Michael O'Connor (Col, ret)
Logistics, Operations, Sustainment and Program Management.
Air Force
Megan VanHorn
Federal Acquisition and Contracting Expert (AF Rapid Capabilities Office, AF Ventures, US Special Operations Command, etc.)
Air Force
Patricia Zarodkeiwicz (SES, ret)
Senior Air Force Civilian, SAPCO, and Secretary's Administrative Assistant (SAF/AA)
Air Force
Lynn Moad (GS-15, ret)
Air Force Logistics and Maintenance Program Management
Air Force
Jay Burks
Healthcare Executive and Air Force Medical Administrator
Air Force
Chris Hill (AF, US Brig Gen, ret)
AF Logistics, Supply, Operations
Air Force
John Kubinec (Brig Gen AF, ret)
Air Force logistics, MRO, and Sustainment Executive
Air Force
Ray Reed
Former Regional Vice President for the Air Force Region at Gartner
Air Force
Steven Bleymaier (Brig Gen, ret)
AF Logistics, Maintenance Executive
Air Force
Megan Sylvester
Mission Assurance specialist, Lead Security Advisor 
Air Force
Greg Brundidge (Brig Gen, AF, ret)
DoD amd AF Cyber Executive
Air Force
Lee Levy (Maj Gen, ret)
Air Force Supply Chain Management expert and executive
Air Force
Donald Greiman (Col, AF, ret)
AF and National Aerospace Intelligence expert
Air Force
Marc Packler
Former Commander for Cyberspace Capabilities Center; Cybersecurity expert
Air Force
Dave Duhadway (Col AF, ret)
AF Operations, CMO Portfolio Rationalization
Air Force
Gene Kirkland (Lt Gen, ret)
Former AF Director of Logistics, Supply Chain Management
Army
Chris McPadden (MG, ret)
G5, Strategic Planning, requirements expert
Army
Chuck Unruh
Healthcare and Human Performance
Army
Gerald "Andy" Boston (US Col, ret)
Strategic planning and business development advisor; former Next Generation Combat Vehicle Cross Functional Team manager
Army
Michael Kellenbenz
Prior Health Information Technology Officer to US Army Surgeon General. healthcare consulting
Army
Terry O'Brien (CW4, ret)
Search and Rescue Helo pilot and COOP planning expert
Army
Richard Fornili
Operations/Program Management/Strategic Planning
Army
Chris Carr
Business Development Executive, Project Management Professional
Army
Joseph Kloiber
IT and Communications Director
Army
Aundre Piggee (MajGen, USA, ret)
Army A4 Logistics and Supply Chain Management executive
Army
Genaro "Gino" Dellarocco (MG, USA, ret)
Business Development, Defense Operations leader
Business Development
Christina Pryka
Marketing and Branding Consultant
Business Development
Matthew Heideman
Business Development, Program Management, Capture Management Professional
Business Development
Stephanie Hutch
Business management/development, strategic partnership engagement, systems engineering, cybersecurity, DevSecOps
Business Development
Megan VanHorn
Federal Acquisition and Contracting Expert (AF Rapid Capabilities Office, AF Ventures, US Special Operations Command, etc.)
Business Development
Chris Carr
Business Development Executive, Project Management Professional
Business Development
Rachel Foster (GS-15, ret)
Pipeline Development, Partnerships, Growth Strategy
Business Development
Genaro "Gino" Dellarocco (MG, USA, ret)
Business Development
Business Development/Marketing
Shon Anderson
BD/capture expert with significant VA IT experience
Business Development/Marketing
Dennis Furr
Small business, IDIQ, federal contract vehicle expert
Business Development/Marketing
Cathy McGrane
Business Development and Capture Management
Business Development/Marketing
Reeba Magulick
BD, capture, and sales expert
Business Development/Marketing
Sam Scott
BD, capture, and sales expert
Business Development/Marketing
Danelle Prezioso
Strategic communications expert, experienced government proposal writer
Business Development/Marketing
Jack Ginsburg
Growth specialist in IT and Service industry; SaaS, BD, CRM
Business Development/Marketing
Gloria Parker (SES, ret)
Sales and growth program training expert
Business Development/Marketing
Ryan Elliott
Growth/Capture and P&L Executive
Business Development/Marketing
Sarah Krappweis
Program & Project Management, Client Relations, Deliverables, Process Improvement
Business Development/Marketing
Stevie Dunk
Business Development Strategist; former leader of the VA prosthetics office
Clinical Informatics
Mike Meier (CAPT USN, ret)
MD, Navy Medicine, Clinical Informatics
Clinical Informatics
Dave Parramore (COL USA, ret)
Clinical Informatics, Deployed Health Expert
Clinical Informatics
Keith Salzman
MD, Clinical Informaticist
Congress
Patrick Garvey
Government Relations Executive and National Security Policy expert
Congress
Samantha Segall
Congressional and government engagement program expert
Congress
Debra Wada
Congressional professional staffer and NDAA process expert
Defense Health
James "Jay" Burks, FACHE (Brig Gen, ret, USAF, Medical Services Corp
Defense Health, Air Force, and Private Sector Healthcare Executive
Defense Health
Dr. Dave Wilmot
Prior Surgeon General State of Indiana, Military Readiness, Program Evaluation Expert
Defense Health
James "Jay" Burks, FACHE (Brig Gen, ret, USAF, Medical Services Corp
Defense Health, Air Force, and Private Sector Healthcare Executive
Defense Health
Dr. Deborah Parham-Hopson (RADM, PHC, SES, PhD, ret)
Prior Asst. Surgeon General, Public Health Service
Defense Health
Dr. Dave Wilmot
Prior Surgeon General State of Indiana, Military Readiness, Program Evaluation Expert
Defense Health
Harold Poston
IT & Transformation within MHS, Electronic Health Record deployment for DoD
Defense Health (Other)
Ricky Upton
Former Supply Chain Data and Informatics Director for VA and VHA; Supply chain analytics and digitization leader
Defense Health (Other)
Dean Calcagni (COL USA, ret)
DoD and Army Medical Research and Development
Defense Health (Other)
Lance Wersland (LCDR USN, ret)
Navy Medicine Value-Based Care and Coding
Defense Health (Other)
James Tuten
Medical Logistics and commodity supply chain expert
Defense Health (Other)
Chuck Milam (SES, ret)
Military Community Family Policy Executive
Defense Health (Other)
Rachel Foster (GS-15, ret)
Defense Health Innovation office
Defense Health (other)
Justin Legary
Technology Leader in Cloud and AI/ML, USCIS, DevSecOps
Defense Health (other)
Lauren Thompson
Federal Electronic Health Record Modernization Office, Interoperability expert
Defense Logistics Agency
Andy Monday
Program, Personnel and Operational Management; CRM, supply chain management, strategic planning
Department of Homeland Security
Steven Cooper (SES, ret)
CIO DHS and Special Advisor to the President, Office of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security
Diane Brundidge (SES, ret)
TSA Human Resources executive
Force Protection and Preparedness Table Top Exercises
Dave McKernan
Fairfax County Dir. Emergency Services, EMS and Crisis Management Executive, current member of National Capital Region crisis response team
Healthcare
Dr. Louis Tripoli (RADM, ret)
Medical Executive, Medical Technology expert
Healthcare
Valerie Huber
Senior Policy Advisor, Health and Human Services Expert
Healthcare
Tom Evans
Senior Privacy and Security Matters Expert (SME)
Homeland Security
Ron Castleman
Homeland Security SME; disaster preparedness/response/recovery expert
Information Technology
Jerry Cronin
US Transportation Command’s (USTC) first Chief Information Security Officer (CISO); Cybersecurity senior executive for AF and DoD
Information Technology
Joseph Kloiber
IT and Communications Director, US Army
Information Technology
Justin Legary
Solutions for Enterprise Ecosystems, Technology Leader in Cloud and AI/ML, Expertise in Agile Delivery and DevSecOps
Information Technology
Carl Flowers
Senior Systems Engineer, Command Cyber-Strategy expert (DoD)
Information Technology
Elizabeth Gabrosek
DoD/Department of Labor Senior IT Professional
Information Technology
Raju Prasannappa
Senior Technology Executive, Technology management and consulting
Information Technology
Scott Bethel
Cybersecurity and risk management
Information Technology
Frank Konieczny
Technology and processes analysis, cybersecurity
Information Technology
Harold Poston
IT Transformation and Enterprise System Integration, IT Strategy
Information Technology
Travis Steele
Business and IT Strategy
Information Technology
Tony Thornton (CAPT, ret)
BUMED CIO
Information Technology
Donna Seymour (SES, ret)
OPM CIO, Warrior Care Policy executive, Defense Human Resources Agency and Navy Comm-Computer executive
Information Technology
Paula Friedman (GS-15, ret)
Defense Health IT and Defense Acq III certified, program turn around expert
Information Technology
Dan Magee (GS-15, ret)
Defense Health IT system operations and program management
Information Technology
Mark Poe
Navy and SPAWAR contracting expert
Intelligence Community
Roy Apseloff
Senior Executive with IC, DoD, and DIA
Intelligence Community
David Fletcher
Senior Intelligence Leader with NGA, DIA, CIA, DoD
Intelligence Community
JR Helmig
Counter-Terrorism and Anti-Money Laundering Expert
Medical Ops and Finance (In-Garrison & Deployed)
Lori Trego (COL, USA, ret)
Military and Veteran Clinical Research nurse and executive
Medical Ops and Finance (In-Garrison & Deployed)
Al Middleton (SES, ret)
Prior leader of the TRICARE Management Agency, Defense Health Executive
Medical Ops and Finance (In-Garrison & Deployed)
Mike Meier (CAPT USN, ret)
MD, Navy Medicine, Clinical Informatics
Medical Ops and Finance (In-Garrison & Deployed)
Monte Kapec (SES, ret)
US Army Medical Command executive and non-profit executive
Medical Ops and Finance (In-Garrison & Deployed)
George Goodwin (COL USA, ret)
MD, Army Medicine, Readiness
Medical Ops and Finance (In-Garrison & Deployed)
Allie Coetzee Leslie (RADM, ret)
Navy Medical and general logistics
Navy
Eric DeGraff
Former Navy Chief Engineer and Program Manager; specialist in program management, C4I systems, Naval capabilities, network and security engineering
Navy
Steve Williamson
Shipyard Operations & Infrastructure expert, Indo-Pacific area expert
Navy
Dr. Louis Tripoli (RADM, ret)
Medical Executive, Force Healthcare Protection, Medical Technology
Navy
Thomas J. Moore (VADM, USN, ret)
Defense, Energy, Maritime Industry Senior Executive
Navy/Marine Corp
Rick Snyder (Vice Adm, ret)
Strategic Senior Executive, NORTHCOM/NORAD, SWO, Naval Inspector General​
Navy/Marine Corps
Dr. Elaine Ehresmann, Ph.D, CAAMA (CAPT, MSC, USN, ret)
Senior Health Care Executive
Navy/Marine Corps
Vincent Crum
F-35 program office; Client Relationship Management and International Relations; Foreign Military Sales
Navy/Marine Corps
Mark Poe
SPAWAR (NIWC) Contracting expert
Navy/Marine Corps
Allie Coetzee Leslie (RADM, ret)
Navy Medical and general logistics
Other
Gerry Ostdiek
Government (DOE) classification expert, derivative declassification, CMPC certified
Other
Dr. Elaine Ehresmann, Ph.D, CAAMA (CAPT, MSC, USN, ret)
Senior Health Car Executive; Military Health System expert
Other
Justin Jacobs
Former US Coast Guard Director of Workforce Capability/Chief of Operations; Coaching, training and development specialist
Other
Philomena Fritz
Sales, Staff/Client Operations, Team Advisement, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare
Other
Jeffrey Curtis
Supply Chain Senior Executive
Other
Diane Foley
Health and Human Services
Other
C. Eric Warden
National security, diplomacy, healthcare
Other
Freddi Donner
Team Development Specialist
Other
David Neighbors
MD, Human Performance and Sports Medicine Program expert
Other
Charles Ndunda
Systems Architect and Solutions expert
Other
Michael Lincecum (GS-15, ret)
DHRA data management executive
Strategic Planning/Executive Coaching
Dr. Linda Lawrence (MD, CPE, FACEP)
Physician Executive Coach, former Director Air Force Medical Service High-Reliability Transformation
Strategic Planning/Executive Coaching
Nace Lanier
PhD, ICF Certified Executive Coach, Eniagram practitioner
Strategic Planning/Executive Coaching
Lindy Backues
PhD, Economist, strategic planning, ICF Certified Executive Coach
Strategic Planning/Executive Coaching
Donna Backues
MFA, Graphics capture, strategic planning
Strategic Planning/Executive Coaching
Kat Ambrose
MBA, Strategic Planning and Education Program Development
TRICARE - Manage Care Support
Al Middleton (SES, ret)
Prior leader of the TRICARE Management Agency, Defense Health Exec, Quadruple Aim
TRICARE - Manage Care Support
Tom McGinnis (SES, ret)
Prior TRICARE Management Agency PEO and COO
TRICARE - Manage Care Support
Charlie Hargett
TRICARE program expert
US Coast Guard
Austin Ives (Capt, ret)
Maritime Domain expert, Strategy Plans and Policy Executive
US Customs and Border Protection
Rick Galbraith
International Policy and Operations Expert
US Transportation Command
Andy Monday
Strategic Transportation, Plans and Programs, Operational Management; Asset Visibility/In-transit Visibility, Functional IT Requirements, Joint Logistics, Strategic DoD & WoG Partnerships
Veteran Affairs
Thomas Carrato (RADM, ret)
VHA Operation and Policy Executive, DoD and TRICARE management
Veterans Affairs
Ricky Upton
Former Supply Chain Data and Informatics Director for VA and VHA; Supply chain analytics and digitization leader
Veterans Affairs
Scott Fromm
Prior Executive Director in VHA Office of Community Care; healthcare, IT, human resources, logistics and supply chain expert
Veterans Affairs
Dan Sitterly
Human Resources, Security and Preparedness
Veterans Affairs
Elegear "EG" Primus
Former VA Strategic Acquisition Center executive, business procurement and acquisition expert
Veterans Affairs
Stevie Dunk
Business Development Strategist; former leader of the VA prosthetics office
Veterans Affairs
John Medve (SES, ret)
Former Executive Director, Office of Policy and Interagency at the Department of Veteran Affairs
Veterans Affairs
Stacy Vasquez
Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems
Veterans Affairs
Bill James (SES, ret)
Director, Enterprise Program Management Office
Veterans Affairs
Vivieca Wright-Simpson (SES, ret)
VA and VHA Chief of Staff
Veterans Affairs
Robert Waltemeyer (SES, ret)
VA Benefits Contracting and Emergency Management
Veterans Affairs
Maurice Stewart (SES, ret)
VHA Program Executive
Veterans Affairs
Keith Seaman (SES, ret)
VA and DoD IT operations
Veterans Affairs
Reeba Magulick
Business Development Executive
Veterans Affairs
Chuck Milam (SES, ret)
Military Community & Family Policy (MC&FP) and Veterans Programs Executive
Veterans Affairs
Greg Giddens (SES, ret)
VA Contracting Executive
Veterans Affairs
Meghan Flanz
Former Associate Lead Counsel Real Property Law, leasing and land use expert