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Donald A. Donahue, DHEd, MBA, MSJ, FACHE, FRSPH | Managing Partner

 

Dr. Donahue, Lieutenant Colonel, U .S. Army (Ret.), brings more than 40 years’ experience as a healthcare administrator in the military, government and private sectors, Dr. Donahue applies an innovative approach to program development, operational analysis and marketing solutions.  He is a recognized expert in healthcare operations, medical readiness, emergency preparedness, and bioterrorism.  Dr. Donahue is a Collegiate Professor and program chair for graduate healthcare administration and global health with the University of Maryland University College and holds an concurrent appointment with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

 

Dr. Donahue is certified in healthcare administration and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Royal Society for Public Health, and the Center for National Preparedness at the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Donahue is a non-physician member of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine and the American Board of Disaster Medicine; and secretary for the North America Chapter of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.  He is a strategic advisor to the Society for Disaster Medicine and Public Health and an associate editor for the journal Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness.  Dr. Donahue also serves as an advisory board member for Quantum Leap Innovations, a technology company focused on the research and development of advanced analytics solutions.

 

Dr. Donahue is a past Board Chair for Melwood, an $88 million nonprofit serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and one of the nation’s largest AbilityOne programs.  Other professional activities include services as a peer reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), appointment to the Department of Homeland Security Community Health Resilience Initiative (CHRI) workgroup, and director for medical response for Firestorm Solutions.Dr. Donahue served as the Program Director for Health Policy and Preparedness for the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies.  He previously served as the Deputy Surgeon (Policy and Fiscal Administration) for the Army Reserve, where he was responsible for strategic planning, program development, and funding for medical operations, medical and dental readiness, health policy, medical aspects of Homeland Security, and Bioterrorism issues.  A principal planner for the Department of Defense (DoD) anthrax and smallpox immunization programs, he authored the Joint Forces Command model for medical response to domestic weapons of mass destruction incidents and natural disasters and created the Joint/Interagency Civil Support Training Center (JICSTC) at Fort Dix, NJ.

 

Dr. Donahue designed and established the Federal Strategic Health Alliance (FEDS_HEAL), the antecedent to the Reserve Health Readiness Program, a medical and dental readiness support system composed of Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) providers, serving 1.2 million Reserve Component members.  Following the postal anthrax attacks of 2001, he delivered prophylaxis education on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the Public Health Service “strike team” responders and to regional reference laboratories across the U.S.  Dr. Donahue’s recent work has focused on international health, health diplomacy, and enhancing preparedness and response capabilities.

 

Recognition for programs established by Dr. Donahue include the Hammer Award for Reinventing Government, the VA Award for Contracting Excellence, and being named to Fast Company magazine's “Fast 50” recognizing innovators, entrepreneurs, and change agents.

 

Previous positions held by Dr. Donahue include Senior Marketing Manager for Magellan Health Services, and emergency department administrator and corporate consultant for New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.  

Stephen O. Cunnion, MD, PhD, MPH | Partner/Chief Medical Officer

 

Dr. Cunnion, Captain (Ret.), U.S. Navy, is considered an expert in field investigations of biological and chemical warfare and bioterrorism.  With advanced degrees in biochemistry and epidemiology and over twenty years experience in infectious disease investigations, Dr. Cunnion was the physician/scientist for the Joint Department of State/Department of Defense Chemical Biological Warfare Team in Southeast and South Asia from 1984 to 1986. Building on expertise gained in this assignment, he co-authored the CBW sample collection manual for the US Army. During his naval career, he was constantly involved in CBW and its operational concerns. While Director of Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health for the US Navy and the Marine Corps, he formalized the Naval Forward Laboratory into Marine doctrine as the early detection and conformation center for battlefield CBW use.

 

Dr. Cunnion continues to conduct military lectures in CBW and bioterrorism at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) as an adjunct professor and held a symposium on bioterrorism at the 1999 annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Recently Dr. Cunnion authored an interactive Weapons of Mass Destruction CD training course and scenario for the military. In 2001 and 2002, he assisted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) during the anthrax crisis, serving as the physician in charge for the reponse for New Jersey postal workers. Dr. Cunnion helped train over 300 Department of Defense medical personnel to give smallpox vaccinations. Dr. Cunnion, has been credited for alerting the Western medical establishment to the emergence of SARS in China. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news show Disclosure, aired on November 18, 2003 said:

 

“The week of February 10th, 2003 is a critical week in the SARS chronology. Now, the world would learn that a mysterious disease was on the loose in southern China.

 

“And how did the world learn? Not from the Chinese, and not from the WHO, but from a man named Dr. Stephen Cunnion.”

  

Evelyn A. Donahue, MS, BSN, RN | Vice President, Corporate and Clinical Programs

 

Evelyn Godwin is the Vice President, Corporate and Clinical Programs for Diogenec Group. 

 

Ms. Godwin holds a Master of Science in Community Health Nursing Administration.  She brings broad experience in clinical nursing at both the acute care and community levels,  healthcare administration in the areas of home health, long term care, business development, health policy and advocacy, as well as service as a corporate representative on a healthcare system’s Committee on Health Disparities.  Evelyn serves as the director of health programs for The Georgetown, a Washington, DC retirement community.

 

Ms. Godwin has served as a facility administrator, national director of reimbursement, project manager and consultant. Her skills include management and training at the national level as well as consulting at the local level for Washington DC attorneys in areas of clinical review, patient data analysis, Medicare reimbursement, program administration and court testimony preparation.

 

As a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, Ms. Godwin has been a featured speaker at a variety of business events and served as an associate specializing in providing legal services and identity theft protection.  She has served as an adjunct researcher with the Center for Health Policy & Preparedness at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and in leadership positions as Vice President for the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Nurses Association and Director, Sponsorship with National Capital Healthcare Executives, a chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

 

Ms. Godwin draws from her diverse clinical and business experience to provide an innovative approach to program development and problem resolution regarding issues related to public health.

Gary L. Cagle, MPA | Vice President, Operations

 

Gary L. Cagle brings more than 30 years of experience in all levels of field medical response and planning.  An internationally recognized expert in emergency medical and disaster response planning and management, he has worked for various United Nations organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  Mr. Cagle’s expertise is in planning, leading, executing, and recovering from emergencies and in disaster response.  He has designed plans and supported direct humanitarian operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Rwanda, Somalia, Northern Iraq, and Haiti.  Mr. Cagle was the charter medical operations subject matter expert for Team Rubicon, a volunteer organization of veterans dedicated to disaster response.  He deployed to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake to help coordinate medical response.  At the end of his volunteer rotation in Port au Prince, Mr. Cagle was hired in place by the WHO to assist in coordinating logistical response and planning ongoing healthcare support operations.

 

He previously served as Director of Medical Logistics Warehouse/Disaster Response Operations for Management and Technology Solutions, Inc.  Prior to that, as President and CEO/Founder of CDI Medical Systems, Inc. he provided a comprehensive package of services for clients in need of immediate response and sustained health care systems and as an independent consultant who conducted business process reengineering, requirements development, systems analysis and design.  In this capacity, Mr. Cagle established and operated the Air Force Medical Evaluation Support Activity on behalf of the Air Force Surgeon General.  AFMESA serves as the test bed for deployable medical equipment and systems for the Air Force Medical Service.  Gary provided direct operations and planning support to the Air Force Surgeon General following the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.  In 2002, he was recognized as the Contractor of the Year by Lieutenent General P.K. Carlton, Jr., the Air Force Surgeon General.

 

Mr. Cagle began his career as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division, and later became a medic. He capped his enlisted days as a flight medic in aero-medical evacuation units (helicopter ambulances known as Dustoff).  As an officer, he held tactical, administrative, and command medical positions in a wide variety of field and fixed facility units.  He ended his military service  as a health care administrator managing 1,200 healthcare providers in 11 different countries.

 

Mr. Cagle holds a Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security Studies from National Graduate University, an MPA in Health Care Administration from Troy University, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Missouri.  He has lectured in international health and development at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and conducted seminars in ethics at the United States Naval Academy.

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