Dawn Li, Ph.D.
Dawn Li has about twenty years of corporate and university experience, with expertise in contract management, integrated knowledge and data systems, e-learning curriculum design, and proposal writing. As President of Data and Analytic Solutions, Inc. (DAS), Dr. Li has won and managed multi-million dollar contracts in fraud detection, business intelligence, and e-learning and web application development. Under her management team's leadership, DAS has grown into a successful small consulting firm providing innovative data analytic services to the public and private sectors. Its key clients include Securities and Exchange Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, US Treasury, US Bureau of Census, US Coast Guard, Citizenship and Immigration Services, Agency for Health Research and Quality, and US Sentencing Commission. Prior to DAS, Dr. Li worked at Northrop Grumman Information Systems as a contractor to various Department of Health and Human Services agencies (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Food and Drug Administration), consulted on instructional design for multimedia projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and taught a few courses, including e-commerce and web programming, in US and Chinese universities. Dr. Li was honored as a 2009 Top 100 Minority Business Enterprise Award Winner and received Maryland's State Governor's Citation in 2009. She is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA NOVA Chapter), the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and Women in Technology (WIT). She holds Ph.D. in English concentrating on Interdisciplinary Studies and an M.S. in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University; her Graduate Diploma and B.A. are from Peking University and Wuhan University respectively.
The indelible lessons imparted upon her when she separated from her early foray with the U.S. Marine Corps was an attention to detail and to improvise, adapt, and overcome. The result of her varying range of interests paved by her inquisitiveness and adaptability is a nimble, pro-active problem solver with over 20 years of experience supporting various projects in healthcare, finance and government programs. Her troubleshooting is always in demand by colleagues and customers alike. She believes strongly in the importance of exceptional customer service. She is able to perform autonomously and as a member of a team and functions well under pressure. She is an expert communicator and facilitator with great interpersonal skills, effective interactions with business and technology professionals as well as executive management. Her technical inclination has served her well when technical support and training end-users in the use of computer and clinical information systems. In addition to her corporate level support Jennifer’s works on several contracts for DAS, most notably, she is spearheading the effort to improve non-tax debt collections for the U.S. Department of the Treasury Bureau of Fiscal Services.
Dr. Kenneth M. Nelson
MD, MPH, CFE, Advisor
Dr. Kenneth M. Nelson has over 30 years of professional experience having worked for NIH and CMS as an employee or contractor in medical research, statistical analysis and fraud concerns. Following completion of a neurosurgical residency, Dr. Nelson was a Special Fellow at the National Institute of Neurological; Diseases and Stroke, through 1969. His research was concerned with brain trauma and the biological basis of brain swelling. Several publications resulted from the research during that period including the development of an isolated subarachnoid space for research purposes. From mid 1974 to late 1977, Dr. Nelson was the Associate Director of the newly formed Cancer Control and Rehabilitation Division of the National Cancer Institute. He left that position to become the Medical Officer for the Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services (Then called the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.) Dr. Nelson worked for 20 years as the Medical Advisor, Office of Inspector General (OIG) US Department of Health and Human Services. His activities have involved bringing medical expertise to support and to orient statistical analysis, audit, and investigations. As the Medical Officer for the newly formed OIG, he provided medical support for the auditors and criminal investigators reviewing Medicaid records and data. He worked with the OIG Advanced Techniques Staff, a small group of specialized auditors who were pioneers in the development of statistical analyses of Medicaid claims. While with the OIG he created the medical standards for criminal investigators which were utilized by most federal law enforcement agencies. He also provided quality assurance and devised standards for the review of medical records utilized in the exclusion of physicians from the Medicare/Medicaid programs. He provided medical support and guidance for criminal investigators and auditors of Medicaid, Medicare, and the Public Health Service. The earliest efforts of the OIG were in Medicaid. The techniques developed there were expanded and applied to Medicare. For many years, Dr. Nelson was the only MD certified as a fraud examiner. He is a past regent of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also has served on their teaching faculty.
Project Manager / Senior Architect,
David Hughes is a seasoned technology professional with extensive experience in enterprise architecture spanning the public and private sectors providing consulting services to enterprise IT strategy, data governance, and solution development. Most recent experiences include having defined and fostered business transformation within the non-profit and public sectors by combining enterprise and segment architecture techniques. Prior to focusing on IT solution strategy and enterprise architecture, Mr. Hughes was a senior technical architect and software developer. He currently serves as the manager of the highly visible SEC Consolidated Audit Trail technical consulting project.
Financial Solutions Manager
Ashok Oli is an experienced statistical programming analyst with ten years of experience in data analysis using a variety of tools such as SAS, MicroStrategy, SharePoint, and/or SQL Server. He has extensive experience leading a team, designing processes, developing custom SharePoint applications, developing ETL processes and reports in SQL Server, and developing predictive and qualitative model using SAS programs in telecommunication, education, and financial and transportation industries. He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics with Statistical Analysis, and SAS Advanced Certification (SAS 9).