Our Team

The Bizzell Group Team

The Bizzell Team is composed of an exceptionally skilled and highly qualified group of experts who have the knowledge and skills to fulfill contract requirements.

All are accomplished in their professions, including those areas most important to the successful implementation of our Federal contracts.

Under the leadership and vision of founder, Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office to a thriving firm with two offices in Lanham, Maryland, and Atlanta, Georgia with ongoing projects across the world.

Anton C. Bizzell, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President and CEO of The Bizzell Group, has more than 20 years of combined clinical, research, health services, policy and management experiences with various private and public organizations and agencies within HHS, including SAMHSA and NIH. Most of his career has been spent on public health issues related to access and quality of medical, substance abuse and behavioral health services. He has extensive experience in collaborating and interacting with health professional and community organizations as well as expert knowledge in identifying and treating medical diseases in the fields of primary care, mental health and substance abuse.

As a former medical officer in the CSAT’s Division of Pharmacologic, Dr. Bizzell led efforts in the area of prescription drug use, misuse and abuse for the agency, which includes collaborating with other federal agencies such as NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and other federal, national, state and professional organizations. In addition, he provided medical and clinical advice for the 1550 methadone treatment programs in the United States, as well as oversaw national regulatory and educational efforts on buprenorphine, a medication-assisted treatment for treating individuals dependent on heroin and prescription drugs containing opiates. Other accomplishments include serving on the Advisory Board for the Federation of State Medical Board’s book entitled Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Physician’s Guide and co-authoring “Ethical Issues in Addiction Practice,” a chapter in the Principles of Addiction Medicine, with CSAT Director Dr. Clark. Dr. Bizzell also wrote A Federal Perspective on the Abuse of Prescription Stimulants for Pediatric Annals and an article for Psychiatric Annals… continue reading.

Senior Executive Leadership

Randolph Edmead, MS

Vice President of Programs

Randolph Edmead, MS, Bizzell, Vice President of Federal Government Programs, has an extensive background managing large project teams in the mental health treatment, substance abuse prevention and treatment, policy and evaluation service areas.  Mr. Edmead has a Project Management Institute (PMI) certificate and over 18 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing SAMHSA’s Centers for Mental Health Services and Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention programs; providing curricula and training to SAMHSA and health care providers and staff on leading practices, human resources, accreditation survey support, skills development, and cultural competency; and consulting with healthcare organizations/treatment facilities…. continue reading.

Almeda Kyser, CGMP, CMP

Vice President, Conference Services

Almeda Kyser has 25 years of diverse experience in the hospitality and logistical support industry, including conference management, hotel management, project management, and excellent customer service, which includes 12 years of service at Marriott International. Ms. Kyser has extensive experience with arranging pre-meetings with clients to discuss requirements to identify dates, timelines and appropriate meeting facilities for conferences, meetings, seminars, and workshops. She has conducted site searches and negotiated hotel contracts to obtain meeting space and lodging; audio visual contracts to secure adequate and appropriate audio-visual needs that are conducive to conferences for federal and non-federal agencies… continue reading.

Jovan Silva, MSW

Director of Business Development

Mr. Silva served as Business Development Manager for ACI Solutions, a small business focused on cyber and unified communications solutions in the federal/state/local government and commercial space. In this position, he managed the firm’s book of clients including Transportation Security Agency, U.S. Courts, Federal Aviation Administration, Health and Human Services, and the Defense Information Systems Agency.

At ACI Mr. Silva ensured the continual increase of revenue and growth and was entrusted with orchestrating the sales strategy, personally managing customer relationships and driving the sales process forward… continue reading.

Trevis Cage, MS

Director of Communications

Trevis Cage is a marketing and communications professional with over 9 years of experience in sales, brand development, experiential marketing, public relations and program/project management. Throughout his career, Trevis has executed marketing and strategic communications programs across a diverse portfolio of organizations and fortune 500 companies including R.J. Reynolds, The United Nations, and The U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Some of his career highlights include developing strategic communication and branding campaigns for the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel for Women’s Economic Empowerment and DHS Countering Violent Extremism Taskforce continue reading…

Rose Khasiala Amolo, MPH

Director of Global Programs & Strategic Partnerships

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…

Senior Associates

David Sleet, PHD

Senior Associate

Rose Babbitt, RPh, MA, CHC, CHRC

Senior Associate, Pharmaceuticals

Nancy Bateman, MSW

Senior Public Health Advisor, Behavioral Health Services

Lisa Black, MEd, CACII, CCS

Senior Associate, Community Engagement & Substance Use Disorders

Sharon Dow, MS

Senior Associate, Medication Assisted Treatment

Rhonda Waller, PHD

Senior Associate, Maternal & Child Health