Major General Roger R. Blunt, P.E., USA Ret.
Major General Roger R. Blunt, P.E., USA Ret. is an African American Service-Disabled Veteran who retired from the US Army after a distinguished thirty-year career. He is a Professional Engineer (P.E.) with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the US Military Academy at West Point. Upon graduation, he received a commission in the US Army Corps of Engineers. He holds Master’s Degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is registered professionally in the District of Columbia. He also holds a Doctorate of Public Service Degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is President and CEO of The Bluestone Group, LLC headquartered in Washington DC.
As a nuclear engineer in the Atomic Energy Program, he provided research and development oversight as well as engineering design and support for all Department of Defense land-based nuclear reactors.
General Blunt is a retired Director of the Potomac Electric Power Company and the Ameritas-Acacia Mutual Holding Company. He is a former chairman of the Board of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and served from 1990 to 1996 as Vice Chairman of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. He was appointed to the Commission on Post-Secondary Accreditation and chaired the inaugural Committee on Recognition of the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. He is a former Director of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Maryland Foundation. General Blunt chairs the construction and real estate committee of Maryland’s Base Realignment and Consolidation (BRAC) – Small and Minority Business Advisory Board, was elected President of the Retired Military Officers Association in 2009 and elected to the Board of Directors of the Corporate Council on Africa in 2011.
Education: B.S. US Military Academy at West Point, Masters in Nuclear Engineering and Civil Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Doctorate of Public Service Degree University of Maryland Eastern
Dr. L. Octave Ellis
Consulted with clients to develop strategies for business growth; consulted on personal development, conducted business-to-business networking activities, strategized and developed deals for both personal and business execution including but not limited to: international trade, domestic sourcing, personal development, business development and strategy expansion.
- Identified market expansion opportunities including but not limited to: identifying allied health related educational institutions for purchase, market research for revenue expansion in the area of Health and Education Services
- Identified international markets, developed a strategy for engagement and distributor development, International Government engagement, capital requirements analysis and financing, ongoing distribution network support, market analysis and research, negotiation of terms of engagement and pricing structure(s). Increased market exposure coordinated continued relationship
- Identified Business-to-Business engagement opportunities, market analysis and research, negotiation of terms of engagement and pricing structure(s), developed increased market exposure proposal, introduce new product opportunities, and coordinated continued relationship
- Identified Business-to-Government opportunities; developed strategies for increased market exposure and coordinated relationship
Market analysis and research, early stage financial analysis and model development, identification new business opportunities and relationships, technology initiative, etc.
Walden University, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Minneapolis, MN
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, 2019
The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR
Master in Public Service, December 2007
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA
Master of Science in Public Health, Environmental Health for Developing Countries, December 2004
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, May 2003
Dr. Serge Madhere Sr.
Dr. Serge Madhere Sr graduated magna cum laude from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France) in 1975 with a degree in Psychology. He received a Master’s degree and then a Ph.D. in Measurement and Statistics from New York University (USA) in 1981. For over twenty years he has been at Howard University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Research Methods and Statistics among others. In 1994, thanks to a large grant from the US Department of Education, he helped establish the Center for Research on Educating Students Placed At Risk (CRESPAR), and served for five years as co-director of its Talent Development middle school program. Dr Madhere, for a number of years, was also on the Design and Analysis Committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). In 1997 he was admitted as a member to the New York Academy of Sciences. In the early 2000s, Dr Madhere joined with a team at Howard Human Genome Research Center for the study of ethical, legal, and social implications of genomic discoveries, to which he brought the social-ecological perspective. This work was financially supported by the National Institutes of Health. In 2006 he set up within the Department of Psychology at Howard University the Statistical Modeling and Analysis Center. Dr Madhere has always placed a premium on inter-disciplinary research and has contributed to projects in various disciplines from education to health to economics. This has allowed him to publish extensively on a variety of topics including psychology, mathematics, and literature. For the quality of his contributions, Dr Madhere has been honored by the American Educational Research Association, the National Coalition for the Education of the Black Child (Midwest Regional Conference), and the District of Columbia Association for Curriculum Development and Supervision.
Education: Undergrad Degree in Psychology University of Paris-Sorbonne (France) Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Measurement and Statistics from New York University (USA)
Dr. Adeola O. Molajo
Adeola O. Molajo, Ph.D. is a statistical executive with experience in the field of applied mathematics and mathematical statistics and their public policy, health care economics, portfolio (stocks & bonds) selection, population survey design, international development and other commercial applications. His experience spans health, the environment, communication, computers, impact evaluations, and defense applications. He has managed and analyzed data from large survey, epidemiologic, and clinical trials data. These studies have included samples of up to 30,000 respondents and 100,000 case records, complex multi-stage probability sampling, and multivariate analysis.
He is an expert in experimental design, time series analysis, logistic regression analysis, sampling statistics, variance estimation, and applied statistical methods. He has developed models of large inventory systems and diverse queuing systems such as computer networks and transaction-based automated processes. He is an expert in computer-based applications of statistical models and has used SAS, SPSS, BMDP, IMSL, and many other statistical packages on various ‘platforms’ during the last twenty years.
In addition, and as part of the United Nations effort to standardize computing and statistics in overseas stations, he has served as Consultant to the World Bank in computer based statistical analysis of Census and survey data using SAS and SPSS. Dr. Molojo is a specialist in Logistic Regression Analysis, Time Series Analysis, Multivariate Statistics, Categorical Data Analysis, Sample Design & Analysis, Meta-Analysis, Exploratory Analysis, Experimental Design, Data Mining, Linear Mixed Models, Hierarchical Linear Models.
Education: Ph.D. Mathematical Statistics, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Walter L. Faggett
Dr. Faggett enjoys a distinguished career as a pediatrician, health systems administrator, and policy analyst. He is a retired Armed Forces Colonel and Paratrooper; and the recipient of the Skinner Medal from the Academy of Health Sciences. He holds licensure to practice medicine in five states, including the District of Columbia. Dr. Faggett has a long-standing relationship with the NMA. Prior to his recent appointment as Speaker, he served as Chair for Region V and the NMA’s Pediatric Section. It is also important to note, this is the second time Dr. Faggett has been voted by his colleagues to serve as Speaker. He first held the position from 1988-1989. Prior to that he also sat on the BOT in 2008.
Dr. Faggett is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed internships and a pediatric residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Adolescent Medicine Fellowship DC Children’s Hospital (CNMC), and was a Psychiatric Liaison Fellow at DC General Hospital in Washington D.C. Dr. Faggett is Past President of the D.C. Medico- Chirurgical Society (an affiliate of the National Medical Association). Dr. Faggett is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine, and Certified in Buprenorphine Addiction Medicine. Dr. Faggett retired from the District of Columbia Department of Health (DCDOH) in July of 2008, where he served as Chief Medical Office and second-in-command of the entire health department and its citywide divisional networks. He concurrently serves as Medical Director of DC Medical Assistance Administration.
Speaker of the House of Delegates
Member of the Board of Trustees on Health Policy
Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Howard University School of Medicine
Medical Director Chief of Health Services Administration