Our Team

Our Team

At Bizzell, we carefully curate a customized team optimized for successful outcomes on each project.  We draw from our large cadre of exceptionally skilled and highly qualified experts, who will partner with you to design innovative solutions to your challenges.  When you choose Bizzell, you have the assurance of an intentional approach to matching our depth and breadth of experience to your needs, to help you achieve your vision and goals. 

Dr. Anton C. Bizzell

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 of 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.

Adrienne Y. Semidey, DM

Vice President of Communications and Organizational Development 

Adrienne Y. Semidey, D.M., Bizzell’s new Vice President of Communications and Organizational Development, is a leadership and organizational management practitioner with a Doctorate of  Management.

Dr. Semidey has worked in every level of an organization from a COO’s secretary at the beginning of her career to most recently as a Senior Vice President of a Strategic Communications and Marketing Division in a $750M company, co-managing a $40M+ division, with responsibility for $29M in revenue and 200+ public health and communications professionals…continue reading.

Yomi Jones

Director of Finance, Budgets and Contracts

Yomi Jones is an accomplished and dynamic finance professional with proven productivity improvement, cost cutting, troubleshooting and analytic skills with 15+ years of experience in organization implementation, financial reporting, cost accounting, cash flow control, pricing, financial analysis, Strategic Planning and Management.

Mr. Jones has a knowledge base across multiple industries including securities and financial markets, investment banking, information technology, logistics and supply chain management, construction, government contracting… 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.

CHANTEL HARRIS

Director of Human RESOURCES

Chantel Harris is an experienced HR professional with more than eight years of HR experience having worked in state government, as well as private, for profit and nonprofit organizations. She is skilled in managing a broad scope of HR functions and operations. Ms. Harris began her HR career with one of the Big Four accounting firms, KPMG, where she supported the national onboarding and recruiting program.

Ms. Harris serves as the HR Director for one of the fastest-growing business in America, providing leadership and management …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.

Joe Fichera

Director of Innovation and Technology 

Joseph Fichera, joining The Bizzell Group as Director of Information Technology, is a technology leader with over 20 years of infrastructure experience.  Supporting diverse technologies across several industries, he has a consistent track record as a catalyst for change and improvement.  

Joseph started his career as an Aerospace Engineering major before settling into a career in Information Technology. With firms like Fairchild Semiconductor, Staples and General Electric, he strove to provide exceptional support and solutions. Working on projects ranging from:  improving… continue reading.

Melissa Volpe

Director of WorkForce Innovation

Melissa Volpe joins Bizzell as the Director of Workforce Innovation. She began her journey in the Job Corps Program working as an intern for Career Systems Development Corporation (CSD) during her senior year of college. Melissa’s educational pursuits led her to prepare for a career in public accounting, earning a Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting from SUNY Brockport.. However, she was offered a finance-based position at CSD as a Contract Administrator.

At CSD, Melissa was accountable for the management, auditing and ensuring compliance for seven Job Corps Programs including; Long Beach, New Orleans, Delaware Valley, Glenmont, Turner, Carl D. Perkins and Iroquois, finance and administration areas. Later, an opportunity to work with Education and Training Resources (ETR) arose… continue reading.

LAKEENA BRUNO

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER 

Lakeena Bruno is a financial management professional, with more than 15 years of progressive work experience.  Lakeena provides professional services across a broad range of finance areas including cost accounting, internal auditing, financial analysis and compliance. 

Prior to joining Bizzell, Lakeena was a Director of Finance.  She managed a team of three employees for AP, AR, Billing and Payroll.  She was responsible for the delivery of finance services to include; accounting, treasury, forecasting and budgeting, and corporate cash flow management with understanding of FAR, DFAR, and CAScontinue reading.

Senior Associates

Alexa newlin, ma

Senior Associate

David Sleet, PHD

Senior Associate

Kevin Hylton, PHD

Senior Associate

Nancy Bateman, MSW

Senior Public Health Advisor, Behavioral Health Services

Rhonda Waller, PHD

Senior Associate, Maternal & Child Health

Rose Babbitt, RPh, MA, CHC, CHRC

Senior Associate, Pharmaceuticals

Sharon Dow, MS

Senior Associate, Medication Assisted Treatment

Todd Mandell, MD

Senior Associate

Trevis Cage, Ms

Senior Advisor, Brand Strategy

Kazi Ahmed, PHD

Senior Associate, Healthcare Standards and Quality