Leadership

Board of Directors

Major General (Ret.) Scoggins served for 37 years of decorated service as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot. He also served in the Pentagon as Special Assistant to the Director of Plans and Programs and as Commander in the Washington National Guard. Major General (Ret.) Frank Scoggins Chair
Dr. Vining serves as the Chair of Geneva’s Scientific Advisory Board. He is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in pediatric orthopedics & trauma & also the National Medical Director for Surgical Services, Team Health. Neil C. Vining, MD, MBA Vice Chair
Mr. Herchold is Director of Client Services at Russell Investments’ Americas Institutional business, responsible for leadership & management of client service teams, investment analytics, performance reporting, accounting & trust administration. C.W. Herchold, MBA Treasurer
Ms. Cohen is a strategic adviser for organizations dedicated to improving health. She was previously the founding Executive Director at Washington Global Health Alliance, where she facilitated international partnerships and global health alliances. Lisa Cohen Secretary
Dr. Bertram served 33 years as an Army Physician, Research Director, Laboratory Commander, and Principal Assistant for the Army’s medical product development. He currently leads Regenerative Medicine clinical trials at Wake Forest Baptist Health. Kenneth Bertram, MD, PhD, FACP
Mr. Blanford is the Finance Director at Miles Sand & Gravel Company. He has vast experience in finance and accounting, having previously served as CFO of organizations including Geneva, Koligo Therapeutics Inc, and Tacoma Electric Supply. David Blanford, CPA
Dr. Colt is the Medical Director for the Gary and Mary West PACE. He is a Family Physician with 20+ years of full spectrum clinical practice experience. Dr. Colt served two combat tours in Iraq and retired after 24 years as an Army Colonel. Ross Colt, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Mr. Hornick is the Chief Strategy & Communications Officer for nScrypt, which makes 3D manufacturing and bioprinting systems. He is also a Senior Analyst for SmarTech Analysis, which publishes market research reports in the 3D printing space. John Hornick
Ms. Huszar served as Geneva's Executive Director in 1996, President since 1998, and CEO since 2019. Her economics background, 25+ years experience in research management and business development, and leadership has ensured Geneva's enduring success. Elise W. Huszar, MBA
Lt. General (Ret.) Lanza brings 20+ years of senior executive experience in military and interagency operations. He previously served as U.S. Army Commanding General and Senior Mission Commander for Joint Base Lewis McChord. Lt. General (Ret.) Stephen Lanza
Dr. Robertson is SVP of Divisional Operations for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) & CEO of CHI Health. With a background in medicine, he has served in executive level positions with Franciscan Health Systems & on the boards of CarenaMD Inc. & CHI. Cliff Robertson, MD, MBA

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Vining is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in pediatric orthopedics & trauma, and National Medical Director for TeamHealth Surgical Services, providing oversight for hospital-based trauma programs nationwide. Neil C. Vining, MD, MBA SAB Chairman, Orthopedic Surgeon & National Medical Director for Surgical Services, Team Health
Dr. Bond is a nurse physiologist & Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biobehavior Nursing & Health Systems at the University of Washington, having spent 30+ years in various academic positions. She began her career as a nurse in the U.S. Army. Eleanor F. Bond, PhD, RN, FAAN Nurse Physiologist & Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biobehavior Nursing & Health Systems at University of Washington.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Donnelly is the Principal of Vaccinology Consulting LLC which advises companies & NGOs on discoveries & developments of novel vaccines. He has 25+ years experience in vaccine research & 30+ as a Medical Service Corps officer. Brigadier General (Ret.) John J. Donnelly, PhD Principal of Vaccinology Consulting LLC
Brigadier General (Ret.) Griffin is an Emergency Medicine physician with 30+ years experience in clinical & basic research and clinical medicine. He retired after 40+ years of distinguished service as an Active Duty & Army Reserve soldier. Brigadier General (Ret.) Gerald Griffin, MD, PharmD Professor of Pharmacy Practice (Adj.), University of the Pacific
COL Hack is an advisor to organizations such as NCAA & NFL. He served as Chief of Preventative Medicine, WRAMC; Director of Combat Health Service, Army War College; & Director of Combat Casualty Care Research & Chair, Joint Program Committee 6, MRMC. COL, U.S. Army (Ret.) Dallas C. Hack, MD, MPH, FACMPH Independent Consultant in brain health and TBI
Dr. Kasper has served as Director of Doctoral Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing; Senior Research Scientist, Department of Veterans Affairs; Chair of PhD programs, USU School of Nursing; and on MD Governor's Committee on Spinal Cord Research. Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACSM Dean of the College of Nursing, University of New Mexico
In addition to his current position, COL Kester also serves as attending Physician, Infectious Disease Service, R.A. Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical Center; and as Professor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University. COL (Ret.) Kent Kester, MD Vice President & Head, Translational Sciences & Biomarkers, Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.
Mr. Theolke is the Executive VP & Chief Scientific Officer of PRA International, a global contract research organization. He has 20+ years' experience in the global drug development & device industry, and held an executive position at PPD. Kent Thoelke Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, PRA Health Services

Executive Team

Ms. Huszar served as Geneva's Executive Director in 1996, President since 1998, and CEO since 2019. Her economics background, 25+ years experience in research management and business development, and leadership has ensured Geneva's enduring success. Elise W. Huszar, MBA President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. De Rosia has 25+ years of financial experience & previously held a position at World Vision as Global Controller & Global Process Owner. He also served a tour in the U.S. Army where he was deployed during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Brent De Rosia, MBA Chief Financial Officer

Outreach Team

Ms. Blaize-Wise is responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with site partners and research teams for the eastern region of the United States. Please contact Ms. Blaize-Wise with any regional inquiries or opportunities. Kelli Blaize-Wise Director of Strategic Partnerships for the 4D Bio3 Program, Bethesda, MD
Ms. Carey is responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with site partners and research teams for the central and western regions of the United States. Please contact Ms. Carey with any regional inquiries or opportunities. Kathy Carey Client Relationship Manager, SAMMC San Antonio, TX
Ms. Connelly leads marketing & communications for Geneva, including developing internal & external partnerships, managing digital & print media, and promoting PR efforts. Please contact Ms. Connelly with marketing inquiries or media requests. Allison Connelly Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications, Corporate Headquarters
Mr. Hulbert strategically plans and oversees new and existing business development opportunities to position Geneva for growth. Please contact Mr. Hulbert with any regional inquiries or opportunities. Jim Hulbert, MS Director of Client Partnerships, Bethesda, MD
Ms. Johnson is responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with site partners and research teams at Womack Army Medical Center and Eisenhower Army Medical Center. Please contact Ms. Johnson with any regional inquiries or opportunities. Jennifer Johnson Client Relationship Manager WAMC Fort Bragg, NC
Ms. Prophet supports Geneva’s work within the National Capital Region at the Uniformed Services University (USU). Jessica Escobar Prophet USU Sponsored Program Administrator, Bethesda, MD