2017 Heroes Dinner

Thursday, 4 May 2017 6:30 pm

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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For tickets or sponsorship opportunities:
Contact Jackie Vandermeersch at 
240-694-2209 or jvandermeersch@hjf.org


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John Mateczun, MD, MPH, JD
UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans

Advisory Committee

  • Vice Admiral Michael L. Cowan, MD, USN (Ret) Director Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Former Surgeon General, United States Navy

  • Mrs. Ellyn Dunford
  • Lieutenant General Charles B. Green MD, MPH, USAF (Ret) Board of Regents USU

    Former Surgeon General, United States Air Force

  • Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho, MD, USA (Ret)

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

  • Debbie Paxton, MSN, RN Mental Health Advisor USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment
  • The Honorable James B. Peake MD, LTG USA (Ret) Senior Vice President CGI

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

  • Lieutenant General James G. Roudebush, MD, MPH, USAF (Ret) Senior Partner Martin, Blanck & Associates

    Former Surgeon General, United States Air Force

Leadership Committee

  • Brian Brugger Executive Vice President WPS Health Solutions
  • COL Rafael De Jesus, USA (Ret) Senior Vice President, Military Health Services International SOS Government Services, Inc.
  • Sharon L. Duke Director, Government Affairs United Concordia Dental
  • Ken Fisher Fisher Brothers
  • Maria Gaboury Director Military & Veterans Programs Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Joyce Grissom, MD Health Net Federal Services
  • Kelly M. Laurel Director, Federal Healthcare Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
  • Tracy Malone Executive Director US Family Health Plan Alliance
  • RADM Elizabeth S. Niemyer, USN (Ret) Chief Program Officer UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans
  • Stephen K. Scroggs, PhD Vice President, Government Affairs & Development Federal Division ValueOptions Federal Services, Inc.
  • Michael Spatz, MD Director, National Capitol Operations Humana Government Business, Inc.
  • George Tracy President Spectrum Healthcare Resources, Inc.

2017 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards

Thursday, 4 May 2017 6:30 pm

The Heroes of Military Medicine (HMM) Awards honors outstanding contributions by individuals who have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless dedication to advancing military medicine and enhancing the lives and health of our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, and civilians. The Heroes of Military Medicine is presented by the Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3) at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF).

Three of the six awards to be presented at the HMM dinner will be given to active duty military medical professionals from the Army, Navy and Air Force, respectively. The Offices of the Surgeon General for each service nominate the candidates for these three awards. The final honorees are chosen by the HMM Advisory Committee comprised primarily of former Surgeons General. In addition, one Hero of Military Medicine Ambassador Award and one Hero of Military Medicine Senior Leader Award will be presented.

Proceeds from the HMM dinner support The Veteran Metrics Initiative (TVMI).


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HJF and CP3 sincerely thank the generous sponsors who have made this evening possible for their commitment to both military medicine and the heroes who advance it.

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