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 Health Affairs 

Health Affairs Division 

Health Affairs Division


To realize our Vision, NDIA Health Affairs will provide our Members with:

  • Creative Opportunities to engage with fellow industry leaders; key government influencers; and, cutting-edge academics on critical issues ranging from research and development and future technology, to requirements development and procurement policy.
  • Identification of obstacles and gaps to effective industry/government partnering, as well as an advocate for key improvements to government policies, procedures and/or laws.
  • Integrated Focus on both DoD and VA healthcare needs to improve care across the entire continuum of need:  from battlefield injury to recovery—acute diagnosis to comprehensive treatment—Wounded Warrior care to life-long wellness.


The NDIA Health Affairs Division will become the leading industry-focused Defense and Veteran's Health Organization by inspiring vital medical and technological innovations; advocating for critical changes in government policies, procedures and legislation; and facilitating key industry, government and academic partnerships to significantly improve diagnostic, treatment and overall care for our Nation's heroes and their families.


The Health Affairs Division, established in 1996, maintains its focus on areas relating to policymaking, planning, programming and regulation of health care technology. The division also considers the related areas of research and development, technology modeling and simulation, procurement, military medicine, software and health care providers.

The division seeks opportunities to promote meaningful interaction and dialog between high-level government and industry officials from across health care. For example, in 2014, the division initiated a breakfast roundtable series to discuss how industry can best support the Defense Health Agency (DHA) enterprise shared services, as well as to explore strategies to create a better, stronger, more relevant medical force.  As with many NDIA events, these sessions are closed to the media and trade press, so all comments are strictly off the record and not-for-attribution. Additionally, the division has teamed with the US Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) to produce Military Medicine Partnership Days.

Division Events

Past Events

Health Affairs Division Breakfast featuring Lt Gen Mark Ediger- May 18, 2016

2016 USAMRMC Military Medicine in a Complex Environment- April 19-20, 2016 Proceedings (DTIC- external site)

DoD Medical R&D 101 Pre-Conference Seminar- April 18, 2016

Health Affairs Division Breakfast featuring Vice Admiral Raquel Bono- March 24, 2016

2015 USAMRMC Military Medical Missions, Goals, and Objectives March 23- 25, 2015
Proceedings (DTIC- external site)


Division Leadership

Kelly M. Laurel
Director, Federal Healthcare
Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
2231 Crystal Drive, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22202-3711

Vice Chair
Susan B. Kennedy
Research & Exploratory, Development Department
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723

Membership/Outreach Chair
Tyrone Taylor
EnSoftek, Inc.
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

IT Governance Subcommittee Chair
Mark Newsome
(315) 560-4887

Procurement/Contracting Subcommittee Chair
John David
The Tauri Group
(571) 303-2050

R&D Subcommittee Chair
Harry Modrow
(301) 514-0905

R&D Subcommittee Co-Chair
Susan Sweat
Cornerstone Government Affairs
(202) 448-9527


For more information on this division, please contact:

Tiffany Wilson
Meeting Planner

CAPT Bruce Roulstone, USN (Ret.)
Assistant Vice President, Operations


Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense