Dr. Cynthia Macri – Chief Medical Officer  

Dr. Macri brings over 35 years of experience as a U.S. Navy Medical Officer, board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology to the EagleForce Foundation team. She serves to advise and lead the team on matters of public health importance and medical practice. In addition to her previous work in Women’s healthcare and cancer prevention and management, her expertise focused on strategies to improve population health, disease prevention, cultural competency, minority health, health/educational/economic disparities, and creating healthy communities.

She is a volunteer attending physician in two free clinics that serve under-served populations and sits on the Board of a number of Health services and veteran-related non-profit organizations.

Dr. Sinthi Acey – Chief Pharmacy Officer  

Dr.  Acey is a Maryland-licensed pharmacist and Navy veteran, bringing diverse experience in pharmacy operations and services, space and electronic warfare, intelligence, and information technology. Dr. Acey has led multiple team projects in healthcare and Department of Defense environments.

She is engaged in defining the overall business strategy and direction of the organization related to its pharmacy and medical based approaches. She leads the overall pharmacy and adherence vision for the organization and provides expert pharmacy transaction and operational direction.  Dr. Acey’s responsibilities also include the strategy, development, and implementation of innovative technology focused on delivering precision health clinical programs, predictive analytics, and population health innovations as well as collaboration with the foundation and other strategic business partners.

Dr. Daniel J. Valaik – Advisory Board Member  

Dr. Valaik specializes in joint preservation surgeries of the hip and knee as well as total joint replacement, including total hip and total knee replacement surgeries. He is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Valaik served for 26 years in the U.S. Navy. His last position in the military was serving as the chief of the Orthopedic Service at Walter Reed and the National Naval Medical Center. He is a past president of the Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons, and is a member the Orthopedic Trauma Association and the Society of Medical Consultants to the Armed Forces. He is also an American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow.

Mr. Samuel Washington – Advisory Board Member  

Mr. Washington has over 25 years of experience managing programs and projects in Department of Defense and the civilian sector. He is a retired Air Force Officer, and has held positions as Acquisition/Contracting Officer, Chief Information Officer, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Medical Logistician, and Readiness Officer.  Mr. Washington has also held positions in the civilian sector, as Chief Information Officer, and he has been a business owner and consultant, assisting business entities with capture management, business development, and Health IT consultative services.

Along with being a licensed aircraft pilot, he has a BS in Aviation/Aeronautical Science, MS in Computer and Information Science, and MS in Information Management, as well as the following certifications: Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). Mr. Washington was also awarded the CIO Certificate in Federal Executive Competencies, the DoD Chief Information Officer Certificate, the Committee on National Security Systems Information Assurance Certificate, and the National Defense University Advanced Management Program Diploma.

Mr. David E Gross – Flight Operations and Training  

Mr. Gross has over 30 years of aviation experience in both the military and civilian sectors. He is a retired Air Force officer with 29 years of service and has held numerous command and staff positions. He has extensive experience in military planning, programming and budget development and has served on the senior air staff of the US Air Force and the National Guard. He was the Advisor to the Secretary of the AF Director of Legislative Liaison where he interfaced with senior OSD leadership, congressional and gubernatorial staffs, Senators and Congressmen to discuss a wide variety of military issues. He is a seasoned combat veteran with over 3,000 hours and more than 100 combat missions flying the F-16, A-10 and F-4G Wild Weasel. His awards include Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medals, Aerial Achievement Medals, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Kosovo Campaign Medal.

He has been employed by American Airlines since 2000 and holds type ratings in the B-727 and B-767. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Florida and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Webster University. David brings a wealth of operational experience in aviation, legislative liaison, congressional engagement, and the military planning and budget process.  

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