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Ross A. Davidson (Associate Executive Director, Office of Facilities Planning Office of Construction and Facilities Management @Department of Veterans affairs)
Mr. Davidson serves as the principal advisor to the Executive Director, CFM on planning, architectural, engineering, and estimating disciplines, and assists and manages the development and maintenance of VA A/E quality standards for VA’s built environment; State Nursing Home Grant and Homeless Grant Programs’ facility quality control; cost estimating; and value engineering, and historic preservation and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance issues.
Mr. Davidson is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with an extensive and successful background of service.
Mr. Davidson has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Urban Design, a Master of Urban Planning, and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Michigan, and Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S Army War College. He is a Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) professional and Fellow with the Health Facility Institute.
Matthew J. Manning (Assistant Director, HCA Acquisition Division Office of Mission Support @Veterans Benefits Administration)
Vincent S. Calabrese (National Program Manager, Customer Service Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy National Office @Department of Veterans Affairs)
Michael Parrish (Principal Executive Director for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC). Head of Contracts. @Department of Veterans Affairs)
Mr. Parrish has over 35 years of senior leadership experience in military, government, corporate, and non-profit organizations. After graduating in 1985 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, Mr. Parrish served for 14 years on active duty and 21 years in the in the U.S. Army Reserves where he held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility as an Army Aviator, serving as an Air Operations Officer during Desert Storm and culminating as a member of the Army Acquisition Corps. Mr. Parrish has been Chairman & CEO of several publicly traded companies and was founder and CEO for several start-ups. Mr. Parrish holds a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA with honors from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Joe Grace, Captain USN (Retired) (President and CEO (Moderator for this event) @Grace and Associates)
Captain Joe Grace, USN (Retired), is the President and CEO of Grace & Associates. Mr. Grace is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, a former nuclear submarine officer, and earned his MBA from the University of New Orleans. During his active and reserve military career, he worked a variety of military assignments, including his final tour as the Chief Information Officer for Navy Medicine. Mr. Grace has worked for multiple companies and held many positions in industry. He is a serial entrepreneur, venture construction leader and long time business owner. He now works as a connector between industry and government, with an emphasis on Military Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs. His many roles include Moderator, Facilitator, a key trusted advisor to leadership and a mentor to industry and government. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Grace has started many technology-based companies and taken three public. Grace & Associates holds no government contracts
Dr. Angela Billups (Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics @Department of Veterans Affairs)
Dr. Angela Billups was appointed as the Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on November 26, 2018. As the Executive Director of one of the largest acquisition and logistics programs in the Federal government, Dr. Billups manages and oversees the development and implementation of policies and procedures for department-wide acquisition and logistics programs supporting all VA facilities and the VA Acquisition Academy in Frederick, Maryland. She is the primary advisor to the Chief Acquisition Officer and to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for matters related to enterprise business strategies and acquisition management. Dr. Billups also serves as the VA Senior Procurement Executive and VA Suspension and Debarment Official. Dr. Billups is a seasoned acquisition professional with years of experience advising and assisting senior officials, government and industry, with the goal of helping them realize the acquisition life cycle.
Greg McLean (Special Projects Manager @Department of Veterans Affairs)
Gregory “Greg” McLean Special Project Manager Reported to APS (on detail) in May 2020. Gregory McLean is Vice-Chancellor of the VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Program Management (PM) School, where he oversees the training of VA program managers. The Program Management curriculum is intended to ensure that VA has the most qualified program managers and includes competency assessment, classroom and online learning, coaching and mentoring, on-the-job qualification development, assignment-specific courses, training toward Federal Acquisition Certification in Program/Project Management (FAC-P/PM), and continuing education. Mr. McLean previously served as Director of Program Management Policy in the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Policy and Planning. Mr. McLean has more than 22 years of industry and Government experience, including developing and implementing national training and certification programs for major and critical acquisition initiatives.
Phillip Christy (Deputy Executive Director, Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction (OALC) @Department of Veterans Affairs)
Mr. Christy serves as an advisor to OALCs Principal Executive Director on acquisition, logistics, and construction issues. His responsibilities include the day to day operational management of OALCs three major organizational elements: the Office of Acquisition and Logistics, the Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics and the Office of Construction and Facilities Management. Mr. Christy is a retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Officer, and he served in multiple senior acquisition, construction and logistics positions during his 20-year career. Mr. Christy is a native of Renton, Washington. He holds an Executive Juris Doctorate in Health Law from the Concord University of Law, a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Business from Washington State University