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Mayor Anthony A. Williams announces new appointees:
William O. Howland, Jr., Acting Director, Department of Public Works
Gregg A. Pane, Acting Director, Department of Health
Lydia A. Watts, HIV/AIDS Administrator, Department of Health

August 4, 2004




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(Washington, DC) The Mayor announced three personnel appointments at today's weekly press conference. They include Gregg Pane as acting director of the DC Department of Health; Lydia L. Watts as HIV/AIDS Administrator at the DC Department of Health and William O. Howland, Jr., as acting director of the Department of Public Works. The appointments of Dr. Pane and Mr. Howland are subject to approval by the City Council. Attached are brief bios for these individuals. 

William O. Howland, Jr.
Acting Director
Department of Public Works

William "Bill" Howland, Jr. has more than 20 years of local government experience, primarily as a senior executive. He is especially well-versed in managing organizational operations such as finances, human resources, information technology, and procurement. He has served as the Interim Director of the District's Department of Public Works since April 2004, where he has led the staff of 1,267 and recently has begun to reduce the backlog of abandoned vehicles from over 1,100 to just under 500.

From 2002 to 2004, Howland served as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Operations. In this role, he responded to various issues involving agencies in this cluster, particularly the Department of Motor Vehicles, Office of Contracting and Procurement and Office of Property Management. Among his accomplishments are initiating the review of temporary tags that ultimately led to the moratorium on temp tags, developing proposals to solicit trash hauling services for the Department of Public Works, and reducing the District government's fleet size.

Mr. Howland joined the District in 2001, as the Deputy Director for the Department of Human Services (DHS), where he directed the administrative management for the agency. He managed the capital budget for DHS, oversaw construction and renovation of agency buildings and led a team of eight departments to create an emergency management plan to shelter displaced residents and reunify families. He also played an important role as a member of the steering committee for ASMP, the District's Administrative Systems Modernization Program.

Mr. Howland also served the Fairfax County Government for 17 years, as a Personnel Analyst, an Assistant to the County Executive, and finally as Director of the Department of Administration, where he managed more than 200 employees and an $11 million budget. His workflow redesigns increased productivity and reduced the cost of administrative support services by more than $1.4 million, or 15 percent.

Mr. Howland holds an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an A.B. in Political Science from the University of California - Berkeley. 

Acting Director
Department of Health

Dr. Gregg A. Pane brings more than 20 years of executive level public health experience to the District government. He joins the District from Detroit, Michigan's Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), where he has served as System Vice President for Clinical Quality and Safety and Medical Director for Public Policy Initiatives for the past two years. 

The HFHS is a $2.5 billion integrated medical system with five major hospitals and numerous clinics, a 500,000-member HMO, and 800 doctors. Dr. Pane manages 35 direct staff members responsible for quality, safety and accreditation and serves as vice president at 900-bed Henry Ford Hospital. At HFHS Pane established innovative initiatives in health literacy and consumer quality and served as a co-director of the Chronic Disease Initiative.

Prior to joining the HFHS, Pane served as the Chief Policy and Planning Officer for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) from 1996-2003. He helped transform the VHA into a coordinated outpatient-based system and managed more than 100 employees responsible for strategic planning, policy, performance management, and external affairs. He also served as the Acting Chief of VHA Emergency Management during his tenure at VHA, representing the VHA on National Security Council disaster and anti-terrorism planning.

Dr. Pane's wide-ranging medical professional experience includes two years as the Vice President of Quality Management and Chief Medical Officer for Unisys Health Information Management and two years as Medical Director of the Louisiana Medicaid Program. He also was an Associate Adjunct Professor and Residency Program Director at the University of California - Irvine Division of Emergency Medicine for several years.

Dr. Pane received a B.S. from the University of Michigan at Flint, Michigan, an M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and an M.P.A. in Health Services Administration from the University of San Francisco College of Professional Studies in San Francisco, California. He is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE), a Fellow in the American College of Physician Executives (FACPE), and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). He is widely published and has served on numerous health care commissions.

Detailed résumé for Gregg Pane

Lydia L. Watts, MJ
HIV/AIDS Administrator
Department of Health

Lydia L. Watts brings more than 17 years of public health experience to the District government, most recently as the Health Policy Director for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition from 2000 to 2004. In this position Watts secured more than $1 million in funding for HIV/AIDS projects, served as the chief domestic and international liaison for HIV/AIDS-related activities, and worked with Black Entertainment Television to nationally televise two HIV/AIDS Town Hall meetings. Among Watts' other accomplishments, she created the 1st National Ministers HIV/AIDS Testing Initiative and convened a panel on Women and HIV Disease, which included, among others, former President Clinton and the first ladies of Nigeria and Haiti.

Prior to working with the Rainbow/PUSH coalition, Watts spent four years at the Chicago Department of Public Health, first as the Contract Director for the office of HIV/AIDS Public Policy and Programs and then as the Director for Correctional Health Care Initiatives. As Director of Correctional Health Care Initiatives, Watts led the effort to develop the first statewide Public Health and Corrections Task Force in the country, and acquired a $3 million grant for a 5-year national demonstration project for HIV ex-offenders returning to the community. As Contract Director, Watts served as the city of Chicago's principal liaison for all HIV/AIDS and STD grant-related activities, managing more than $6.8 million in funding.

Ms. Watts has also served as the Health Programs Manager at Treatment Alternatives for Special Clients and as the Education and Training Manager and Accreditation Survey Manager for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. As Education and Training Manager, she developed a national training program for service providers working with incarcerated youth on public health issues including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, chemical dependency, mental health, prevention and risk reduction, peer education, and violence.

Ms. Watts received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her graduate degree from Loyola University Law School, Health Law Program. She is the co-founder of the National Alliance for Minority Correctional Health Care Providers; a member of the National Minority AIDS Council, HIV and Prisons Advisory Board; a distinguished faculty member of Bristol Myers-Squibb, Division of Immunology: Correctional HIV Medical Services; a past advisory board member of the National Association of City and County Officials; a member of the Chicago-based Walgreens Task Force; and a consultant for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. She also is a co-owner of Out the Box Productions, which produced La Vida Chicago, a Latin dance program.

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University of San Francisco, College of Professional Studies, M.P.A., Health Services Administration, 1988-90
Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH, Emergency Medicine Residency, 1981-84
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, M.D., 1981 University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, B.S., 1977


System Vice President, Clinical Quality and Safety 
Medical Director, Public Policy Initiatives
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), Detroit, MI, 2003-04 


  • Report to System CEO and CEO, HFMG for $2.5B integrated system: six major hospitals and clinics; 500K member HMO (HAP); 800 M.D. group (HFMG)

  • Manage 35 staff; responsible for quality/safety; accreditation/regulatory affairs

  • Serve as VP at 900-bed HFH; Board Member, Health Alliance Plan (HAP)

  • Member, CEO Cabinet, System Executive Team, External Relations/Advocacy 


  • Developed system quality/safety goals and strategies; performance agreements

  • Established innovative initiatives in Health Literacy and Consumer Quality

  • Achieved top quartile or better on over half of HEDIS metrics

  • Leading JCAHO re-accreditation; directing CMS Pay for Performance efforts

  • Oversight of contracts with Premier, Press Ganey and JCR

  • Co-Director, innovative Chronic Disease Initiative w/ HAP, Big-3 Automakers

  • Attained system commitment for implementation of all NQF 30 Safe Practices

  • Active public policy leader with JCAHO, BCBS, CMS, MPRO, NCQA, MSMS

Chief Policy and Planning Officer (Senior VP)
Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Washington, DC, 1996-2003 


  • Report to Under Secretary for Health (CEO) of largest US health system: $25B, 180K employee, 1300-facility, 21-network integrated system serving 6.2M vets

  • Term, non-career SES responsible for corporate strategy and performance in transforming VHA into outpatient-based, quality-focused, coordinated system

  • Managed over 150 staff: strategic planning; policy; performance/quality; external affairs (GAO/IG/MI/OMB/legislative); enrollment initiative

  • Member, Corporate Boards for Policy (Vice Chair); Executive Resources; IT; Compliance; Leadership; Performance; Quality (QM/QUERI); Research

  • Acting Chief, VHA Emergency Management (120 staff) 1998-99


  • Key senior executive leader in Dr. Ken Kizer's major VHA transformation

  • National implementation director for new enrollment system and benefits plan

  • Coordinated VHA action plans and follow-up on QM issues from GAO/IG/MI

  • Directed enrollee actuarial projections/analysis/policy scenarios for VHA budget

  • Directed enrollee projection data for VHA capital asset realignment (CARES)

  • Oversight of corporate performance/quality monitors in VHA budget and performance plan (ranked # 1 in fed govt) and strategic plan (#2 in fed govt)

  • Author of Journey of Change annual corporate report and strategic forecast

  • Formulated 6 for 2006 strategic quality and performance framework

  • Key role in creation of VHA performance contracts and 10-point quality plan

  • Co-developed VA/CMS Data Merge MOA for quality management/research

  • Led Medicare pilot negotiations with CMS, CBO, Hill, OMB; achieved MOA

  • VHA representative- National Security Council disaster/anti-terrorism planning

  • Directed Patient's Bill of Rights: consumer info; ext appeals; emergency care

  • Directed Malcolm Baldrige Award Strategic Planning; Member, Steering Team

  • Medical staff appointment, Univ of Maryland-VA Baltimore Emergency Dept

Vice President, Quality Management and Chief Medical Officer 
Unisys Health Information Management (HIM), Reston, VA, 1994-96 


  • Senior manager reporting to President of $150M, 1600 employee organization

  • Coordinated quality assessment/managed care services in 9 Medicaid programs, 2 state data repositories, FL State Employee Health Plan, TRICARE initiatives


  • Kentucky Health Policy Board Data Repository: Deputy Project Manager

  • Implemented USQA software into 2 state Medicaid programs to enable case-mix and severity-adjusted comparative reports and profiling from claims data

  • Co-authored Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council Data Repository and Univ of Oklahoma SoonerCare MSO proposals

  • Senior Medical Consultant to Florida State Employee Health Plan

  • Advised state clients on Medicaid HEDIS draft guidelines

  • Co-authored health information network and DSS business plans

  • Member, Unisys/Univ of Florida Task Force; resolved Medicaid billing issues

  • Member, senior management team; achieved 35% revenue growth rate 1993-95

Medical Director, Louisiana Medicaid Program
Unisys HIM (State Medicaid fiscal intermediary), Baton Rouge, LA, 1992-94 


  • Chief Medical Officer (contracted to Unisys by state) for $4.2B, 650,000 beneficiary state Medicaid program; directed 50 staff

  • Responsible for authorized services (procedures, medical equipment, hospital admissions/LOS, home health, long-term care), medical review, fraud and abuse, managed care, outcomes studies and medical policy


  • Assisted with planning, policy development, provider recruitment and monitoring of rural PCCM managed care waiver program (CommunityCare)

  • Appointed by Health and Hospitals Secretary to serve on Steering Committee which formulated HCFA 1115 Medicaid managed care waiver

  • Conducted focused quality management analyses on C-sections, helicopter transports, and chiropractic services resulting in large program cost savings

  • Developed and directed new Hospital Pre-Admission/LOS review program for 120K admits/yr (acute, LTC, rehab, psych) resulting in $68M savings

  • Instituted CQI principles, enhanced customer service orientation and increased automation to achieve reduction 35% manpower cost and 60% processing time

  • Appointed Associate Adjunct Professor, LSU School of Medicine

Associate Adjunct Professor; Assistant Chief and Residency Program Director
Division of Emergency Medicine, Univ of California-Irvine, Orange, CA, 1985-92


  • Assistant Director for 40,000 annual volume teaching hospital emergency dept with Level I trauma center, paramedic base station, poison center, fast-track unit and observation/holding unit; annual budget $5M, 100 staff

  • Director of 18 housestaff residency training program


  • Led development, implementation and management of new residency program: coordinated Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education application and survey processes; achieved full accreditation and upper eschelon test scores

  • Founded PUSH FOR LIFE, annual mass CPR training event: coordinated media, volunteers and organization; trained 1000 laypersons each year

Associate Director, Emergency Services
Alachua General Hospital, Gainesville, FL, 1984-85 


  • Associate Director of 33,000 volume county hospital ER and helicopter program

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Univ of Florida Dept of Community Health 


  • Coordinated Univ of Florida Family Medicine resident rotation

  • Served as Attending Physician at Univ of Florida football events

  • Named Medical Director, Santa Fe Community College Paramedic Program

  • Directed educational program for LifeFlight helicopter aeromedical staff


Elected to ACPE Board of Directors, 2004
VA Secretary's Exceptional Service Award, 2003
Under Secretary for Health Exemplary Service Award, 2003
Marquis Who's Who in the East, 2001; Who's Who in Health Care, 2002 
Dr. Michael Giacalone Lecturer, University of Michigan-Flint, 2001 
ACPE Board of Directors Candidate, 1999 
ACPE Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award (Best article), 1997 
VA Executive Performance Award, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001 
Unisys Management Leadership Award, 1993 
Unisys Quality Champions Group Teamwork Award, 1993 
White House Fellowship, Western Regional Finalist, 1990 
Univ of California-Irvine Physician Recognition Award, 1989
Western Ohio Emergency Medical Services Council Excellence Award, 1984


Certified Physician Executive (CPE), 1998
Top Secret Government Clearance (VHA Emergency Management), 1998-03 
Fellow, American College of Physician Executives (FACPE), 1996 
Diplomate, American Board of Medical Management (ABMM), 1995 
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP), 1987
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1985 (Re-Certification 1994) 
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1982 
State Medical Licensure in Virginia, California, Florida


Consultant Oversight (HFHS): Premier (Risk-Adjustment); RadicaLogic, JCR 
Consultant, Embassy of Japan, Ministry of Public Management, 2002
Senior Medical Consultant, Presidential Task Force, VA/DoD Health Reform, 2001 
Senior Consultant, Transformation Task Force, Navy Medicine, 2001 
Consultant, World Bank Group, Health Sector, 1999
* Evaluated EMS system for Government of Lebanon; represented Secretary HHS Consultant Oversight (VHA): Deloitte (Medicare); Milliman USA (Actuary)


VA Delegate, AMA House of Delegates, 1999-2003
Member, AMA Section Council on Federal and Military Medicine
Metropolitan Washington Regional HIV Health Services Planning Council

  • Virginia Representative (appointed); Ryan White CARE Act Title I funding 

California Affiliate, American Heart Association

  • Public Affairs Committee, 1990-92; developed policy and lobbying strategies 

California Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee

  • Secretary, 1991-92; coordinated campaign contributions and fundraising events AMPAC Campaign Management School, 1990

California College of Emergency Physicians (CAL/ACEP)

  • Government Affairs Committee, 1988-92

  • Board of Directors Secretary, 1989-91

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

  • Government Affairs Committee, 1991-94; wrote national health reform paper

Michigan State Legislature Public Policy Research Staff, 1977


National Public Radio interview at AMA House of Delegates
C-SPAN Live national Veterans Day call-in telecast
VA Enrollment test marketing- Spokane WA and Lexington KY media markets 
Medicaid C-section rates and payment- Paul Harvey and local Baton Rouge media 
ER violence- live SF talk radio
CPR and HIV- ABC national news remote
Heart disease prevention; CPR training- various local radio and TV spots


Grant Reviewer and Panel Chair, DHHS/HRSA, Office of Rural Health Policy 
VHA Government Performance Project (Syracuse Univ/Govt Executive Magazine)

  • Coordinated pilot and management study (ranked #2 in fed govt; # 1 in results) 

National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA); Performance Consortium 
NAPA Standing Panel on Executive Organization and Management (EOM) 
National Advisory Committee, VHA Health Services Research and Development 
Steering Committee, National Health Policy Forum (George Washington Univ) 
Editorial Reviewer, PhysiciansDecisions.com (PDxMD.com
Editorial Review Panel, Physician Executive 
Editorial Board, The Public Manager
Editorial Reviewer, Western Journal of Medicine
Consultant, Annals of Emergency Medicine
ABMM Exam Item-writer (Integrated Delivery Systems)
Co-Chair, ACPE Vantage Council, 1995-97 (Editorial Advisor, Up-To-Date) 
ACEP Chapter Advisory Panel, 1990-91; reviewed grant applications
ACEP Academic Affairs Committee, 1988-90; authored residency develop guide 
California Medical Association, Scientific Assembly Program Planner, 1989-90


NQF Task Force on Child Health Metrics
NQF-VA-Booz Allen Task Force on Networked Medical Device Security 
CDC/DHHS-VA National Smallpox Immunization Task Force
National Quality Forum (NQF), Hospital Performance Measures Project, 2002-03 
Board Member, National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), 1998-99
Member, Federal Advisory Committee on the Future of VA Long Term Care, 1998 
Member, National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Executive Committee, 1996 
Member, Federally Chartered VA Residency Realignment Review Committee, 1996 
Chair, Louisiana Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board; achieved signif savings 
California Association of Hospitals and Health Systems

  • Chairman, EMS/Trauma Services Committee, 1992-93

Orange County Emergency Medical Services Agency Quality Assurance Board

  • Analysis of all prehospital care in EMS system serving 2.4M citizens, 1991-92 

Orange County Board of Supervisors Health Care Task Force

  • Case Management Subcommittee, 1991-92; helped develop countywide public managed care health network proposal for Medi-Cal (OPTIMA)

Medical Disaster Response, Inc (Non-profit public benefit corporation)

  • Advisory Board member and City of Orange representative, 1989-91

Orange County Board of Supervisors Emergency Medical Care Committee

  • Chairman, 1989-91; passed trauma center overcrowding policy paper


Grand Club Member, 2003 Metro Detroit American Heart Walk (largest in U.S.) 
ChildHelp USA, Washington DC Regional Chapter; Member Gala Exec Committee 
University of Michigan, Networking for Michigan 
Board of Governors, University of Michigan Club of Washington, DC

  • Member/Chair, Congressional Breakfast and Scholarship/Recruiting Committee 

Treasurer, Board of Directors, Friends of McLean Community Center, 1999 University of Michigan-Flint, Office of Development

  • Co-Chair, 1998 Partnership for Success Annual Fund Drive

WETA (Local PBS Affiliate) Leadership Circle, 1996-98
Board of Directors, Baton Rouge Chapter, American Heart Assn, 1993-94 
Orange County Chapter, American Heart Association

  • President, 1990-92; public education and fundraising oversight; spokesman

  • Coordinator, PUSH FOR LIFE, free public mass CPR training event, one of the largest in the world; targeted toward seniors; English and Spanish versions 

Galens Medical Society, University of Michigan Medical School, 1980-81

PUBLICATIONS (selected):

Pane G, Martindale M, Stockford D: VA as a safety net for uninsured veterans. Health Affairs (submitted) 2002.
Stockford D, Martindale M, Pane G: Veteran uninsurance trends- improving methods and measurement. AJPH (submitted) 2002.
Stockford D, Martindale M, Pane G: Health insurance coverage of veterans and non-vets. (submitted) 

  • Presented at American Statistical Association Meeting August 2001, Atlanta.

Pane G: VHA organizational transformation. Public Manager 2000; Vol 29(1): 21.
Kizer K, Pane G: The "new VA": delivering health care value through integrated service networks. Ann Emerg Med 1997; 30:804-7. (Rodney T. West Literary Achievement Award)
Butcher A, Fos P, Pane G: Racial variations in c-section rates: an analysis of Medicaid data in Louisiana. Association for Health Services Research (poster) June 1995, Chicago. Journal of Public Health Manage and Practice 1997;3(2):41-48.
Pane G, Hulshoff G, Raymond J: Information strategies for health care reform: a nationwide valueadd health info network. Group Health Association of America 1994 Institute Proceedings, Miami.
Pane G, Hulshoff G: Managed care in state Medicaid programs. Phys Exec J Manage 1994;20:3-6. 
Pane G, Taliaferro E: Health care cost containment: policy options. Ann Emerg Med 1994;23:103-8.
Pane G, Chevalier G: Pressure ulcers: benefits and costs of new therapies. JAMA 1993;269:2735. 
Lowe R, Young G, Pane G: Proposals for health care reform: how do we evaluate them? Ann Emerg Med 1993;22:829-40.
Pane G: Hospital admission through the emergency department. JAMA (letter) 1992;267:1609-10. 
Pane G, Salness K, Bade R: Cardiac arrest in Orange County, California: Utstein style reporting of a systemwide EMS study. Ann Emerg Med (abstract) 1992;21:479.

  • Presented at the 4th International Conference on Emergency Medicine May 1992, Washington.

Pane G: Preventing and controlling violence in the emergency dept. West J Med 1991;155:285-6.
Pane G, Farner M, Salness K: Cost implications of delayed access to care in patients admitted through the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med (abstract) 1991;20:167-8.

  • Presented at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 1991, Washington

Pane G, Farner M, Salness K: Health access problems of medically indigent emergency department, walk-in patients. Ann Emerg Med 1991;20:730-33.

  • Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Emergency Medicine June 1990, Toronto.

Pane G, Winiarski A, Salness: Aggression directed toward emergency department staff at a university teaching hospital. Ann Emerg Med 1991;20:283-6; J Emerg Med (abstract) May 1990; Ann Emerg Med (abstract) 1990;19:166-7.

  • Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Emergency Medicine June 1990, Toronto.

Pane G, Salness K: Targeted recruitment of senior citizens and cardiac patients to a mass CPR training course. Ann Emerg Med 1989;18:152-4.
Pane G, Salness K: A survey of participants in a mass CPR training course. Ann Emerg Med 1987; 16:1112-6.
Pane G, Mohler S, Hamilton G: The Cincinnati DC-9 experience: lessons in aircraft and airport safety. Aviat Space Envir Med 1985;56:457-61.

  • Presented at Aerospace Medical Association Annual Meeting, May 1984, San Diego.


Pane G: Case study: practical politics in action. In: Gale F (ed) Practical politics. ACPE 2000, Tampa 
Pane G, Kizer K (eds): Journey of Change. Dept of Veterans Affairs 1997, 1998, Washington, DC.
Pane G: Nausea and vomiting. In: Hamilton G, (ed) Presenting signs and symptoms in the emergency department: evaluation and treatment. Williams and Wilkins 1993, Baltimore.
Pane G: Baby Doe's death illustrates health crisis. Los Angeles Times Commentary, Sun, Feb 5, 1992
Pane G, Jordan R: Emergency medicine residency: new program development guidelines. American College of Emergency Physicians 1991,Dallas.
Pane G: Nausea and vomiting. In: Hamilton G, (ed) Emergency medicine: an approach to clinical problem solving. W.B. Saunders 1991, Philadelphia.
Pane G: It's time to get serious about curing the health system's ills. Los Angeles Times Commentary Sun, Oct 7, 1990.
Pane G: If we work together, we can resuscitate the ailing health care system. Los Angeles Times Commentary, Sun, Sept 10, 1989.


Health Care Leadership Challenges. Keynote Speaker- Michigan Society for Infection Control Spring Meeting. April 2004, Lansing, MI.
Integrating Planning, Performance and Finance to Improve Public Health Outcomes. Opening Speaker- Linking Measures to Outcomes in Public Health Programs. NIGI, May 2002, Washington
Turning Information into Insight: A Public-Private Sector Partnership Health Care Forecasting Model. Keynote Panel- 12th Federal Forecasters Conference. April 2002, Washington, DC.
Transforming VHA. NAPA-Johns Hopkins U: Is Govt Manageable?. June 2001, Washington, DC. 
Performance Panel. NAPA 2001 National Performance Conference, June 2001, Washington, DC. 
VHA Update. Secretary of the Navy Retiree Council, April 2001, Washington, DC.
Performance Partnerships for Public Health Programs. Performance Institute, March 2001, Atlanta. Dr. Michael Giacalone Lecture. University of Michigan-Flint, Jan 2001, Flint, MI.
Henry Ford Health System (Case study): Hospital Systems in Transition: Post-BBA. National Health Policy Forum, May 2000, Annapolis.
Rural Health Care. National Rural Policy Conference. March 2000, Washington, DC.
Performance Measures for Chronic Disease. National Institute for Government Innovation/GWU: Measuring and Improving Govt Health Program Performance, April 2000, Washington, DC.
Purchasers Discuss Quality Improvement. ESRI, Jan 2000, Washington, DC.
GPRA Implementation- is it working? Assn of Govt Accountants, May 1999, Washington, DC.
Implementing Performance Management in VHA. National Academy of Public Administration Fall Meeting, November 1998, Washington, DC.
Results-Oriented Health Planning and Budgeting. American Evaluation Assn, Oct 1998, Chicago. 
Eligibility Reform and Medicare in the VA (panel). ACHE Annual Meeting, March 1997, Chicago.
Medicaid Changes: Implications for Emergency Medicine; and State Approaches to Managed Care in the ER (panel). ACEP Assembly, Sept 1994, Orlando.
Youth Violence: The Financial and Human Resources Crisis (moderator); and Data Systems: Smart Shopping. Dept Health and Human Services/American Trauma Society Meeting, May 1994, McLean.

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