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Anton C. Bizzell, MD

Anton C. Bizzell, MD

President & Chief Executive Officer

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, a physician entrepreneur, is President & Chief Executive Officer of Bizzell, a strategy, consulting, and technology firm that delivers data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to the world’s most complex health, economic, security, and sustainability challenges. Dr. Bizzell also serves as the President of the Bizzell family of companies, including the Bizzell Foundation.

Dr. Bizzell is an engaging and sought-after speaker on a broad range of current issues facing the American public such as health care disparities, access, quality, behavioral health and substance use disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery. While serving as a Fellow for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (2018-2019), Dr. Bizzell toured cities across the U.S. and engaged in conversations with state and local chambers to share innovative employer and business solutions and community partnerships in the battle against the opioid epidemic. He is a small business development leader and mentor, and an expert on community engagement and integration in lasting change… continue reading.

Corporate Leadership

Chad J. Brown, DM, MPH, MBA
Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

As the Executive Vice President (EVP) & Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Dr. Brown assumes a pivotal executive role at Bizzell, directly reporting to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). In this capacity, Dr. Brown offers strategic leadership and operational guidance to the Office of the CEO and other senior executives, with a keen focus on advancing Bizzell US’s strategic objectives and translating the CEO’s vision into tangible outcomes.

With a wealth of experience spanning public health, public policy, and management domains, Dr. Brown brings invaluable expertise to Bizzell. Previously, he served as… continue reading.

Lakeena Bruno
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

With 25 years of professional experience, Lakeena Bruno holds the current role of CFO and Executive VP, marked by a commitment to financial vision and success. She specializes in strategic financial leadership, with her focus on revenue growth playing a pivotal role in propelling organizations to new heights. Beyond this, Bruno actively contributes to performance enhancement, aligning financial strategies with operational efficiency, and providing hands-on HR oversight. Dedicated to ensuring not only the financial health but also elevating overall organizational performance, Bruno works closely with CEOs and executive teams. By leveraging tax planning strategies, she fortifies the organization’s financial foundation. Her multifaceted role extends beyond traditional… continue reading.

Kwame Phillips
Chief of Staff

Kwame is an integral extension of the Chief Executive Officer within the Bizzell family of companies, providing critical support to the CEO by developing strategies for operations, internal management, and aligning leadership with corporate goals and priorities. He oversees strategy development, project management, corporate special initiatives, and the implementation of division-wide business processes.

Prior to his role at Bizzell, his career and background entails efforts as a Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity (DEI) Educator & Strategist with over ten years of experience in Post-Secondary Education, Non-Profit, and Private Sectors. Kwame conducted… continue reading.

Senior Leadership

William H. Scarbrough, III, PhD
Senior Vice President, Health & Data Analytics

Dr. William (Bill) Scarbrough has more than 38 years of experience in health and human services, education, and juvenile justice as a clinician, researcher, program evaluator, and manager. He has led or contributed to winning more than $125 million in research and evaluation grants and contracts, and he has designed, managed, and/or advised more than 100 research and program evaluation studies and program implementation engagements at the national, state, and local levels, including cross-site evaluations, multi-site and cluster evaluations, campaign and communications programs evaluations, mixed methods evaluations, and case studies. Dr. Scarbrough’s background experience includes early childhood care and education, child and family development, behavioral health, international health and development… continue reading.

Roxanne Chin
Senior Vice President, Workforce Development

Roxanne Chin, a 29-year champion for Job Corps Centers, is a high-performing executive who is recognized for her passion in creating high-synergy workforce development and training programs that generate positive results. Throughout her career, she continuously delivered outcomes by implementing innovative workforce development policies and procedures that serve and exceed the needs of Job Corps students, centers, and the federal government.

As the Senior Vice President of Workforce Development, Ms. Chin leads Bizzell’s workforce innovation division including the administration, management, and business development aspects of the firm’s Job Corps programs. She spearheads innovative ideas around… continue reading.

Alvie Johnson, MAI, BPA
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Alvie Johnson currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Business Development. He is actively spearheading the development of customized business strategies, directing the business development team, and identifying and pursuing opportunities aligned with federal contracting needs. His extensive experience, strategic foresight, and proven leadership are key in advancing the company’s business development efforts, reinforcing its commitment to excellence in federal contracting.

With more than twenty years of experience in federal business development, Mr. Johnson has established himself as a prominent figure in strategic and tactical planning for both large and… continue reading.

Rose Khasiala Amolo, MPH
Vice President, International Development

Rose Khasiala Amolo is a seasoned international health development professional with expertise in community-based and women empowerment strategies that strengthen community systems and structures to promote access to quality primary health care services, education and improve the overall socio-economic status of women, their families and communities.

For the past 15 years, Rose worked as a Senior Technical Advisor at the Center For Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), where she focused on improving the quality of services and promoting the uptake and use of integrated family planning, reproductive health, maternal and child health, and HIV/AIDS services… continue reading.

Managing Directors

Kazi Ahmed, PhD
Managing Director, Data Analytics

Rose Babbitt, RPH, MA, CHC, CHRC
Managing Director, Pharmaceuticals

Eskedar Black-Childress, MBA
Managing Director, Operational Excellence

Richard Payton
Managing Director, Healthcare Financing

Jenny Twesten, MPH
Managing Director, Health Communications & Research

Rhonda Waller, PhD
Managing Director, Maternal & Child Health

TaRaena Yates, CGMP
Managing Director, Health Engagement

Verna Robinson
Managing Director, Logistical Support Services

Senior Associates

Nancy Bateman, MSW
Senior Public Health Advisor, Behavioral Health Services

Kevin Hylton, PhD
Senior Associate, Research & Evaluation

Todd Mandell, MD
Senior Associate, Addiction Psychiatry

David Sleet, PhD
Senior Associate, Injury Prevention