Staff

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John Handy            Program Director, Health Systems Management Pat Tamburrino
Vice President, Health Management
Pat Tamburrino, Jr., is Vice President of LMI's Health Management Division. Pat, a career Department of Defense (DoD) career Senior Executive Service member with 38 years of public service, has a wealth of experience and understanding of the challenges facing the nation’s civilian managers of the military.
 
Over his career, Pat, who most recently served as Chief of Staff for the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, has provided leadership on the full spectrum of financial management, acquisition program management, strategic planning, health care policy and human resource management responsibilities. He has been recognized by three United States Presidents for superior leadership and results in the federal government, twice earning the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive and Distinguished Executive. He is one of two Departments of the Navy executives to be recognized on three occasions.
Jim O'Keiff            Program Manager Jim O'Keiff
Program Vice President, Civilian Health
Jim O’Keiff arrived at LMI in 1994 from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and has more than 35 years of experience in healthcare, including continuous work since 1996 with the Medicare Managed Care Program, Medicare Advantage (MA), and it predecessors.  At LMI, he is deeply involved in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ MA program. He led a series of studies that have recommended improvements to the health plan benefit review component of the program. His commitment to support the goals of this program which provides managed care services to over 10 million Medicare beneficiaries is ongoing. Prior to his position at Walter Reed, O'Keiff served in a variety of operational leadership positions in military health care.  He is a Certified Health Care Executive and holds a Masters of Health Care from Baylor University.
Whitney Owen            Consultant Whitney Owen
Program Director

Whitney Owen joined LMI in 2006 and will work with the operations of the Center to identify potential opportunities, coordinate staff, work through contracting issues, and research the impacts of the ACA on the government healthcare system.  She has previously worked with Health Affairs in the Department of Defense identifying mission oriented task critical assets that are critical to the DoD health mission.   Owen has been working with USDA since 2006 on animal disease outbreak preparedness and response, and has worked with approximately 25 states in developing National Veterinary Stockpile (NVS) plans and exercises.  She plans exercises on simulated disease outbreak responses and running warehouses to receive, inventory, store, and stage veterinary supplies for distribution into the field for vaccinations and other animal disease response methods.  Owen holds a Masters of Public Administration from the George Washington University. 
Chrissy Cocrane Chrissy Cocrane
Program Manager

Ms. Cocrane, program manager for the Civilian Health group, joined LMI in 2010 and initially supported the Federal Education and Training Interagency Group for Public Health and Medical Disaster Preparedness and Response and the National Veterinary Stockpile. In her current position, Chrissy is responsible for our accountable care organization compliance oversight, monitoring and audit design, and operational support project for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. Those responsibilities include serving as the primary interface with the customer, coordinating task assignments, ensuring work is on schedule and satisfies customer needs, and coordinating reviews of all deliverables for quality. Chrissy has a BA in business administration, with a concentration in marketing, from Longwood University, and an MPA from George Mason University, as well as a Project Management Professional certification.
Mark A. Lyford Mark A. Lyford
Program Manager

Mr. Lyford, a retired U.S. Army Medical Service Corps officer has been with LMI since June 2005. He serves as the program manager responsible for the Military and Veterans Administration Health and Emergency Management programs. He has more than 20 years of project management experience and is certified in project management by both the Defense Acquisition University and the Project Management Institute. He is a results-driven program manager, who manages multiple contracts in support of medical logistics, health information technology, and emergency response capabilities. He serves as a project leader for health insurance issuer applications, rate and benefit package review, and marketplace network adequacy contracts. Mr. Lyford helped the U.S. Army stand up the Theater Enterprise-Wide Logistics System, assisted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with establishing the Strategic National Stockpile, and aided the USDA in creating the National Veterinary Stockpile.
Taylor H. Wilkerson Taylor H. Wilkerson
Program Manager

Taylor Wilkerson has been with LMI since 2001. He focuses on improving client results, including projects with the Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, military services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gates Foundation, and USAID. Prior to LMI, he worked with industrial clients as an environmental engineer.

Taylor is actively involved with professional organizations on topics of global health, sustainability, and risk management. He has published several articles, including “Counterfeiting: An Omnipresent, Critical, and Yet Elusive Supply Chain Issue” in Supply Chain Management Review, “Strategic Contracting Practices to Improve Procurement of Health Commodities” in Global Health Science and Practice, and “Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain” in United States Cybersecurity Magazine. He is also a contributing author to X-SCM: The New Science of Extreme Supply Chain Management and Climate Change: What You Can Do Now.

Taylor holds a BE in mechanical engineering from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He also serves as a senior fellow with the Smith School’s Supply Chain Management Center.