Bizzell Releases Essential Opioid Overdose Response Video in Wake of National Crisis

Bizzell Releases Essential Opioid Overdose Response Video in Wake of National Crisis

January 22, 2024, New Carrollton, Maryland – As the opioid crisis continues to devastate communities with over 136 American deaths daily, primarily from fentanyl-laced drugs, Bizzell US (Bizzell) has developed and unveiled a vital educational tool. The company has released “Opioid 5 Steps to Respond to Opioid Overdose,” a video outlining critical steps to respond to an opioid overdose, developed under the guidance of leading experts in the field.

The video’s creation was informed by the extensive knowledge and experience of Bizzell’s team of specialists, including experts in health and human services, behavioral health, public health, substance use disorders, treatment and prevention, maternal and child health, medication-assisted treatment, mental health, and pharmacy operations. This collective expertise ensures that the video is not only informative but also grounded in the latest research and best practices.

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO, William H. Scarbrough, III, PhD, and Todd W. Mandell, MD are among some of notable experts at Bizzell who contributed their insights, reflecting decades of experience in fields relevant to opioid crisis management, behavioral health, and substance use disorders. Their involvement underscores Bizzell’s commitment to leveraging deep expertise in tackling this pressing public health issue.

This initiative is part of Bizzell’s broader effort to educate and empower individuals and communities in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The video is mandatory viewing for all Bizzell employees and is accompanied by a call to action to carry naloxone (Narcan), an effective emergency response medication now available over the counter.

The educational video will also be accessible on the Bizzell and the Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) website, forming part of an informative mini-series on the opioid crisis.

About Bizzell US

Bizzell is a strategy, consulting, investment, & technology firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland. Bizzell is a partner of choice for federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations. With a strong emphasis on innovation and impact, Bizzell transforms small ideas into powerful catalysts that drive change across markets worldwide. Learn more at

About Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC)

Bizzell established the Behavioral Health Advancement Resource Center (BHARC) to provide expert information and resources to support the behavioral health community. With BHARC, Bizzell disseminates new ideas, tools, and solutions to critical behavioral health issues including the opioid epidemic, substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and more. As a leader in behavioral health initiatives, we bring together subject matter experts with exceptional experience, as well as commitment to behavioral health solutions.

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Bizzell Announces New Leadership: Rajah Jackson

Bizzell Announces New Leadership: Rajah Jackson Takes the Helm as Director of Technology and Innovation

January 22, 2024 (New Carrollton, Md) – Bizzell US (Bizzell), a leading strategy, consulting, investment and technology company, proudly welcomes Rajah J. Jackson as the newly appointed Director of Technology and Innovation. In this strategic leadership role, Rajah brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record in driving technological advancements and fostering innovation within dynamic corporate and government environments.

Mr. Jackson is an exceptional talent with over ten years of professional and leadership experience in the information technology sector, specializing in project management, technical solutions, and team leadership. His innovative thinking and strong communication skills have consistently led to the successful delivery of complex solutions and managed services, ensuring customer satisfaction and quality control.

Mr. Jackson’s professional journey is marked by significant achievements and responsibilities. Prior to joining Bizzell, he served the Baltimore City Health Department as the Systems Analyst & Programmer Supervisor/Project Manager. Here, Mr. Jackson demonstrated exceptional leadership, overseeing operational technology for over 1,100 users within a $130M budget environment. His ability to coordinate internal resources and third parties, develop project scopes, and ensure on-time, on-budget delivery set him apart as a leader in his field. His tenure at Telecommunications Systems, Inc, and his insightful work as a Research Engineer at Jefferson Lab further solidify his expertise and innovative approach to technology.

With a solid educational foundation holding two bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Mr. Jackson has honed his skills in project lifecycle management, risk mitigation planning, and strategic IT planning and execution. His skills go beyond technical expertise, encompassing a deep understanding of product development, quality assurance, and agile frameworks. Rajah has also secured his Project Management Professional and Certified Scrum Master certifications.

At Bizzell, Mr. Jackson will lead our Technology & Innovation division, focusing on spearheading infrastructure management, information security, and application support with an eye for cutting-edge advancements. He will ensure our technical projects are not only aligned with organizational goals but also set the benchmark for innovation in our industry. His role will involve comprehensive IT department management, fostering a culture of impact-focused team development, and enhancing customer experience through advanced digital tools.

“Rajah Jackson’s appointment as Director, Technology and Innovation marks an exciting chapter for Bizzell. His visionary leadership perfectly aligns with our mission to lead the charge in technological evolution. In a landscape defined by rapid advancements, we are committed to staying ahead, embracing innovations such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and data analytics. Rajah’s strategic direction will ensure that Bizzell continues to harness these cutting-edge technologies, driving transformative solutions for our clients and reinforcing our position as a trailblazer in the consulting and technology sector,” said Anton C. Bizzell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bizzell.

About Bizzell US

Bizzell is a strategy, consulting, investment, and technology firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland. Bizzell is a partner of choice for federal, state, and local government agencies, and private organizations. With a strong emphasis on innovation and impact, Bizzell transforms small ideas into powerful catalysts that drive change across markets worldwide.

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Bizzell-SNDBX Paves the Way for Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Bizzell-SNDBX Paves the Way for Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya with XcelHERate Challenge

January 22, 2024 (New Carrollton, Md) — A cohort of 20 women entrepreneurs in Kenya is poised to embark on an intensive entrepreneur boot camp as part of the inaugural Bizzell-SNDBX XcelHERate Entrepreneurship Challenge (XcelHERate). This initiative is designed to uplift and acknowledge the entrepreneurial prowess of women in Kenya, empowering them to cultivate viable business opportunities that positively impact their communities.

XcelHERate supports young women entrepreneurs aged 18-35 years with existing businesses that demonstrated resilience. The challenge sought businesses that disrupt the status quo by offering unique, scalable products or services with a positive social impact on the community. The challenge winner will gain access to the SNDBX workspace and its community of over 35 entrepreneurs from various fields, facilitating potential collaborations and partnerships to scale their businesses and explore new markets.

The XcelHERate identifies and supports emerging businesswomen, offering them training and coaching interventions to fortify their foundations. Top participants will also receive cash injections into their businesses to ensure sustainability and success. This challenge recognizes the perseverance and innovation of women who have transformed challenges into profitable ventures.

Anton C. Bizzell, MD, Chairman and CEO of Bizzell US, emphasized the importance of this program, stating, “Empowering women entrepreneurs is not just about breaking glass ceilings; it’s about creating a network that nurtures brilliance and fosters a legacy of innovation. In this business incubator, we will cultivate dreams, turning them into thriving enterprises, one empowered woman at a time.”

The second phase of the challenge centers on an entrepreneur boot camp—a comprehensive program delivering three months of intensive business coaching. This training equips participants with valuable skills to expand their businesses and comprehend the significance of various disciplines. The boot camp encompasses a blend of in-person training and virtual coaching sessions, providing a holistic learning experience.

Joram Mwinamo, CEO of SNDBX, affirms, “Through this boot camp, we aim to equip business owners with the skills and knowledge to take their businesses to new heights. We believe in values such as hard work, determination, resilience, and passion, and we want to instill these values in Kenyan entrepreneurs, particularly women in business.”

Conducted by experts from SNDBX, a professional services aggregator offering a diverse range of services to help businesses realize their full potential, the boot camp provides training and coaching in essential areas such as product-market fit, strategy, capital readiness, operations, and excellence.

In addition to the boot camp training, participants have the opportunity to win cash prizes provided by Bizzell, the sponsor of the challenge. The first, second, and third-place winners will receive cash injections into their businesses for expansion and growth. The pitching and award events will garner media coverage, offering valuable publicity for the participants.

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About Bizzell US:

Established in 2010, Bizzell US (Bizzell) is a consulting, strategy, investment, and technology firm that designs innovative solutions to help build healthy, secure, and sustainable communities in our nation and around the world. Bizzell leverages the combined experience of our diverse subject matter experts to develop data-driven, research-informed answers to the world’s most complex challenges—ensuring our clients achieve their vision and goals through innovated solutions. To learn more about Bizzell, visit

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About SNDBX:

SNDBX International is an innovative, one-stop professional services aggregator that provides relevant, local solutions for growing African businesses within a vibrant entrepreneurial community. With a network of experts from various disciplines, SNDBX strives to create sustainable success and growth for SMEs of all sizes. To learn more about SNDBX, visit

Bizzell Chairman and CEO Helps Strengthen His Home Community

Bizzell Chairman and CEO Helps Strengthen His Home Community in New Bern and Beyond

In a recent article from the Sun Journal, Bizzell Chairman and CEO Anton C. Bizzell, MD attributes his journey from delivering newspapers in downtown New Bern, North Carolina, to becoming a global entrepreneur.


  • Dr. Bizzell’s journey from childhood experiences in New Bern, North Carolina, greatly shaped his entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to community investment.
  • Mentored by various individuals and influenced by early entrepreneurial endeavors, his drive for both medicine and business converged.
  • After pursuing education in biology and medicine, his involvement with national health institutions planted the seed for the Bizzell Group. Starting from humble beginnings in his basement, the company has now grown to over 600 employees across 20 countries, focusing on public health, youth and women’s empowerment, and economic development.
  • Dr. Bizzell’s dedication to his hometown is evident in his commitment to supporting local organizations, such as Lyfe Three, with a $30,000 pledge over three years. The nonprofit aims to empower youth in New Bern by offering educational programs and transportation assistance.
  • Beyond New Bern, the Bizzell Group collaborates on initiatives addressing military suicide prevention and community development, extending their reach globally to places like Nigeria.
  • Dr. Bizzell emphasizes the significance of investing in communities worldwide, aligning the Bizzell’s mission with creating positive social impacts through various initiatives, including public health strengthening and empowerment programs.