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Understanding and Meeting the Needs of our Nation's Wounded Warriors | Technological Leadership Institute

Series Event Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 5:30pm

Location: McNamara Alumni Center - Johnson Great Room

Speakers: Ellen Embrey, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Ellen Embrey, former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Our nation’s service members often face enormous challenges transitioning from military to civilian life. These obstacles are often due to physical or emotional injury sustained while serving. Drawing on her twenty-five years of military policy and program management experience with the Department of Defense, Embrey discussed how leaders in both the public and private sectors can identify and meet the complex needs our wounded warriors face.

About the Speaker

Ms. Embrey is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs of TRICARE Management activity under president Obama (2009-2010), and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness under Presidents Bush and Obama (2001-2010). She also held the post of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Assistance to Civil Authorities from 1987-2001. Embrey is currently managing partner of Stratitia as well as 2c4 Technologies, its wholly owned subsidiary, creating innovative information technology services and solutions for the Health and Biotechnology sectors. Embrey received her BS cum laude in Psychology and Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, respectively.

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