November 21, 2022

Geneva Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Major General (Ret) Barbara Holcomb and Dr. Jonathan Miller

New members will enhance the Board and position the organization for growth.


TACOMA, Wash. – The Geneva Foundation (Geneva), a leader in advancing military medicine, today announced two new Board members who will help support the nonprofit’s work to improve the lives of military service members and the communities they serve worldwide. This announcement comes at a transformational time for the organization.

“We’re excited to expand our Board with two new members who will bring diverse expertise and insight to our organization,” said Geneva President and CEO Elise Huszar. “We have worked diligently to ensure Geneva’s Board and Leadership represent a variety of experts from military medical research, Department of Defense (DOD) leadership, and related industries, and the newest Board members are no exception.” She added, “These appointments are a crucial step as we complete an organizational transformation and focus our efforts on growth. ”

Major General (Ret) Barb Holcomb, RN, BSN, MSN, USA is the CEO of Barb Holcomb Consulting, LLC working in the areas of medical research strategy, federal health care planning, leadership, and team and organizational development. MG (Ret) Holcomb served 33 years as a leader in nursing, healthcare, medical research, and logistics. She served in command positions at every rank from Captain onward and was deployed multiple times throughout her military career. Her last military assignment was as the 25th Chief, Army Nurse Corps and as Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, MD.

Jonathan Miller, PhD, JD is a Principal at Cornerstone Government Affairs where he assists clients in the defense and defense health space. Jonathan recently served as Chief of Staff for the Defense Health Agency Research and Development Directorate. In that capacity, he provided strategic direction and oversight of Defense Health Program science and technology investments in the areas of combat casualty care, operational medicine, infectious diseases, medical simulation, health services, and clinical investigations. He also led multiple facets of DHA organizational transition activities, including the consolidation of military medical research and development across the DOD.

Board Chair Neil Vining, MD, MBA added, “On behalf of the Board, I want to welcome our new members. Each of them brings considerable relevant experience, which will substantially enhance our senior leadership team as we enter the next stage of growth for Geneva.”

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About The Geneva Foundation 

The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that advances military medicine through research, development, and education. Geneva is proud to have nearly 30 years of experience in delivering full-spectrum scientific, technical, and program management expertise as we pursue our purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve.


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