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Senior Research Scientist and Health Expert Dr. William Scarbrough Joins The Bizzell Group as the Vice President of Health Solutions

Senior Research Scientist and Health Expert Dr. William Scarbrough Joins The Bizzell Group as the Vice President of Health Solutions


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Chad Brown DM, Chief Administrative Officer


April 5, 2022 (New Carrollton, MD) — Dr. William H. Scarbrough, III joins the Bizzell Group (Bizzell) as the new Vice President of Health Solutions. In this role, he will be a senior member of the Bizzell leadership team and will assume immediate responsibility for all aspects of Bizzell’s health practice area, including supporting existing federal customers and growing Bizzell’s health portfolio. Dr. Scarbrough will also advise on Bizzell’s corporate strategic planning and operational initiatives. 

“It is an honor to join Bizzell and lead innovative solutions to improve and promote positive health outcomes. Bizzell has positioned itself as a problem-solving engine that the public health industry needs. Bizzell has an extensive record of accomplishment and delivering actionable solutions to their customers and citizens,” says Dr. Scarbrough. 

Bringing over 40 years of experience in health and human services, education, and juvenile justice as a clinician, researcher, program evaluator, and manager, Dr. Scarbrough is skilled in evaluation design, data collection, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, mixed method approaches, and strategic planning. He has designed, managed, and advised on dozens of research and program evaluation studies at the national, state, and local levels, including cross-site evaluations, multi-site and cluster evaluations, mixed methods evaluations, and case studies. 

Dr. Scarbrough is an excellent addition to Bizzell. He is a highly seasoned evaluation professional that brings with him a record of exceptional experience, knowledge, and credibility. We pride ourselves in attracting top talent, and Dr. Scarbrough is a prime example of the caliber of leader and talent found at Bizzell,” says Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President & CEO of Bizzell. 

“We’re looking forward to leveraging Dr. Scarbrough’s extensive experience in order to advance our critical mission and relationships with our customers and stakeholders,” says Dr. Chad Brown, Bizzell’s Chief Administrative Officer. 


About Bizzell  

Established in 2010, Bizzell is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a passion to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health solutions, global health, workforce innovation and other critical needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland with staff and offices in various regions around the country including California, Colorado, Georgia, and Africa, Asia, and Central America. Learn more about how we develop data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to complex-real-world challenges: 

Dr. William H. Scarbrough, III

Bizzell Appoints New CAO, CFO, and VP of Strategic Growth



Friday March 25, 2022 (New Carrollton, MD) — The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is strengthening its leadership team with the appointments of Dr. Chad Brown as Chief Administrative Officer and Ms. Bethelehem Kebede as Vice President, Strategic Growth, and the promotion of Yomi Jones to Chief Financial Officer.

Chad Brown, MPH, MBA, DM, Chief Administrative Officer
Chad Brown, MPH, MBA, DM, recently served as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of New Orleans. His responsibilities included assisting overseeing the day-to-day management of the City’s numerous departments and agencies, preparing and executing the City’s $700M yearly operating budget and $1.2B  5-year capital program, and coordinating and implementing innovative solutions to reform city government.

Dr. Brown has diverse professional experience in both the private and public sector throughout the United States. Before his role as Chief of Staff, Dr. Brown served as the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Growth at Bizzell. Additional professional experience include healthcare operations, management consulting for municipalities in Louisiana, and private sector project management and execution experience in the Washington DC area.  Dr. Brown holds a Doctorate in Management from the University of Maryland, a Master of Public Health from Emory University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.


“My core values have always aligned with the innovative work and impact of Bizzell, and I am excited to contribute my expertise and experience to the culture of Bizzell,” said Dr. Chad Brown. 


Yomi Jones, Chief Financial Officer
Yomi Jones, Bizzell’s Chief Financial Officer is an accomplished and dynamic finance professional with proven productivity improvement, cost cutting, troubleshooting and analytic skills with 15+ years of experience in organization implementation, financial reporting, cost accounting, cash flow control, pricing, financial analysis, strategic planning, and management.

Prior to the promotion, Mr. Jones served as Bizzell’s Vice President, Finance and Global Operations. He brings a wealth of financial and growth experiences across multiple industries including securities and financial markets, investment banking, information technology, logistics and supply chain management, and construction. He is expert in government contracting with expertise in data analytics, forecasting and budgeting, systems implementation, process improvement, payroll administration, and inventory management with a thorough understanding of financial systems and operations across the globe. Mr. Jones is a graduate of Howard University and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics.


“Bizzell continues to accelerate client real world change. Being a part of Bizzell’s culture of real-world change and team-driven success is an honor,” said Yomi Jones.


Bethelehem Kebede, Vice President, Strategic Growth
Local and global strategic growth is in the fabric and DNA of Bizzell, creating a significant need for newly appointed Vice President, Strategic Growth Bethelehem Kebede. Ms. Kebede is a proven leader with deep experience driving and shaping small to large-sized strategic and businesses development ventures and relationships for opportunities in the federal and public sector markets. As a strategic-focused executive, Ms. Kebede leads multi-disciplined teams focused driving capture and proposal readiness from early positioning and shaping efforts, to development and implementation of winning strategies and marketing solutions to increase sales, productivity for small and large business contractors.

Prior to joining Bizzell, Ms. Kebede was the Military Health Lead for Capgemini Government Solutions. She was responsible for the strategic development plans and revenue within the Civilian Sector, Health, and Benefits for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and Health Military including the Defense Health Agency (DHA), and Veterans Affairs (VA). In this capacity, Ms. Kebede won the DHA Military Health System Enterprise IT Services Integrator ($2B) and the DHA Program Executive Office, Defense Healthcare Management Systems Workforce 3.0 ($1.2B). Ms. Kebede’s educational programs include Marymount University (Biology), Howard University (Political Science), and Trinity University (Business Administration).


“I am pleased to bring my formulas for successful business growth to a global innovative strategy firm such as Bizzell,” mentioned Bethelehem Kebede.


Bizzell’s investment in thought leaders to drive the next generation of business development, growth, and success is the first of many unique human capital investments to meet the mission and goals of the company.


“The ever-evolving needs of our world calls for our firm to focus on new growth strategies, capabilities and services that we offer,” says Anton C. Bizzell, MD, President and CEO of Bizzell. “We’re looking forward to leveraging each new leader’s expertise in order to advance our clients’ missions, using essential insights to ensure strategic advantage as we accelerate real world change.”


About Bizzell

Established in 2010, Bizzell is U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) HUBZone certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a passion to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell develops innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time such as health solutions, global health, workforce innovation and other critical needs facing the world. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown into a thriving firm headquartered in New Carrollton, Maryland with staff and offices in various regions around the country including California, Colorado, Georgia, and Africa, Asia, and Central America.

Chad Brown, MPH, MBA, DM; Yomi Jones; Bethelehem Kebede

Recovery During COVID-19: Tips for Women Returning to Work

Recovery During COVID-19: Tips for Women Returning to Work

U.S. Chambers recovery covid 19

One of my proudest accomplishments in 2019 was the opportunity to contribute my expertise to the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Sharing Solutions campaign. Over the course of several months, I embarked on a National Tour where I addressed business leaders on their approach to being part of the solution to combat the opioid crisis in communities hit hardest by the epidemic. The goal of the campaign was to raise enough awareness on the local level to reach national business leaders. This is an active undertaking I am making strides towards as a member of the Advisory Board for the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation today.

To help in this cause, it is imperative we bring awareness to populations disproportionately prone to substance use disorders, such as the increased number of working women, and share what businesses can do for women going through recovery while unexpected new life changes arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Undergoing recovery during a time of uncertainty and isolation, feelings resulting from COVID-19, have posed new challenges for women who are experiencing significant life-changing scenarios we call the “new normal”. Whether it is balancing life at home with essential work, stresses with going into the office every day, returning back to the office after months working remotely, or actively looking for new work after a furlough or layoff, women in recovery are at heightened risk for relapse during this time.

Our focus on substance use disorders disproportionately affecting women is continuing to increase at a much faster rate in recent months due to the pandemic but has been on the rise according to this 2017 report from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to the report, in the United States, 8.4 million females misused prescription drugs and 19.5 million females aged 18 years old and older have used illegal drugs. Of these women surveyed, their reasoning for using illicit drugs in the past, or present, was to mask symptoms of depression, anxiety and fatigue (NIDA, 2019). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), increased fear and anxiety are among the top mental health concerns we are seeing during the pandemic.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), differences in sex and gender impact the progression that both women and men experience when using and misusing opioids. Results from the most recent 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health from SAMHSA highlighted that the percentage of people aged 12 or older with a past year substance use disorder remained stable from 2015-2019. Among the 20.4 million (both women and men) reported in 2019 with a substance use disorder, 71.1 percent were affected by alcohol use disorder, 40.7 percent an illicit drug use disorder, and 11.8 percent both an alcohol and illicit drug use disorder. On the heels of National Recovery Month, mental health organizations are working to bring awareness for those who are affected by a substance use disorder or know someone who is affected.

COVID-19’s negative impact on the average working woman and their family situations can further prompt a substance use disorder or relapse in women in recovery. According to the COVID-19 Impact two-thirds of parents have changed their childcare arrangements due to the pandemic, which has led to added stress in the home. This has increased the concerns for being let go from one’s job due to the inability to manage the balance between their children’s academics and their workload.

We’ve compiled a list of recommendations for business leaders who are looking for ways to foster protocols that make work transitions easier on their employee, all of which provide peace of mind during life’s stressful events:

  • Work with your company personnel to develop an action plan best suited for their level of comfort and openly discuss these protocols, make it visually apparent in the office, and periodically ask staff for feedback.
  • Provide consistency in the office. Brainstorm midday or mid-week breaks where employees can gather together, have open discussions or participate in mindful meditations as a group to help ensure everyone is in this together.
  • Encourage open dialogue for employees, especially with managers. Look for ways to support this dialogue so that everyone feels connected and welcomed to reach out with any concerns.

At The Bizzell Group, one of the ways we are taking an active approach to raising awareness of substance use disorders in women is by partnering with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Women’s Health (OWH) to support the Combatting Opioid Misuse Among Women and Girls: Prevention Strategies at Work. 18 grantees and 75 participants discussed projects in 12 states focused on preventing substance use disorders for girls ages 10 to 17, women of reproductive age, and older women.

The goal was to improve health care delivery by holding discussions around community engagement, pregnant and postpartum women and infants, youth education, training, and capacity building for the clinical workforce, pain management, and health IT and innovation. With the goal to bring awareness for women prone to relapse during this time, we need to call on the business community to develop protocols for their businesses to ensure the safety of women prone to turning to abusing illicit drugs and misusing prescription medication for challenging, uncertain or new life events.






Finalists to Be Recognized During Annual Small Business Awards Program

SEPTEMBER 9, 2020 (LANHAM, MD)— The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), one of the fastest growing small businesses in America, has been named a finalist in the 2020 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Awards. The Awards, presented by Chase for Business with support from MetLife, celebrate the achievements of small businesses honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

“Over the last several months, small business owners have faced challenge after challenge. Yet, despite these challenges small business owners never stop innovating, pivoting, taking risks, working hard, and dreaming big,” said Tom Sullivan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Small Business Policy. “Small businesses are a critical and vibrant sector of the U.S. economy. The U.S. Chamber is proud to celebrate the very best in American small business through our Dream Big Awards.”

The Dream Big Awards program includes Business Achievement Awards to recognize excellence in eight categories and reflect the leading businesses in each of the following areas: community support and leadership, emerging, green/sustainable, minority-owned, veteran-owned, woman-owned, young entrepreneur, and small business of the year. This year’s finalists were selected from a record of over 700 applicants.

The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes the success of one small business and honors its contributions to the growth and diversity of the American economy. This award recognizes a small business that exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, and individual initiative. Finalists for this award exemplify success and leadership in each of the following areas: business growth and performance, business strategies and goals, community engagement, customer and employee relation practices, and innovative business strategies/practices.

“Innovation and resilience are the bricks that solidify our foundation as a small business in America,” said Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, President & CEO for Bizzell. “It is an honor to receive this acknowledgement as we work to ensure longevity in the unprecedented economic climate. I hope for a prosperous tomorrow for all businesses as we persevere through challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Award winners will be announced at the virtual Dream Big Awards program on Thursday, October 15 at 2:00pm ET.

About The Bizzell Group

Established in 2010, The Bizzell Group (Bizzell) is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) certified strategy, consulting, and technology firm that specializes in communications, conference management and logistical support, data analytics, information technology, program management, technical assistance, and training and development. Bizzell’s expert staff and consultants work on health, defense, finance, labor, justice, energy, transportation, education, and global development projects that advance national priorities. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown from a staff of two in one small office, to a thriving firm with offices in Lanham, MD, Rockville, MD, Atlanta, GA and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with on-going projects around the world. Learn more about how Bizzell develops data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions at:

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing companies of all sizes across every sector of the economy. Our members range from the small businesses and local chambers of commerce that line the Main Streets of America to leading industry associations and large corporations. For more information, visit