LEAPS 2019 Chairman’s Welcome Letter

Greetings! The 2019 Lewis E. Angelo Professional Symposium (LEAPS) is tentatively scheduled for 0730-1200 on Wednesday, 06 March and planning for the event is well underway. This year’s LEAPS will once again be in Chicago in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership.

Your LEAPS Committee is lining up a stellar and diverse list of speakers, from both the military and civilian sectors, to bring you the latest from the military perspective, leaders in industry, and professional development as healthcare executives.

This year’s proposed lineup includes:

  • VADM Raquel C. Bono, Defense Health Agency
  • RDML Anne M. Swap, US Navy Medical Service Corps
  • Ms. Laurie Baedke and Ms. Natalie D. Lamberton, The Emerging Healthcare Leader
  • Mr. Umang Desai, Amazon Healthcare
  • BGEN Shan Babgy, Leadership

In addition to the symposium, there will be a welcome social event on Sunday evening (click here for more info) as well as opportunities to meet with the healthcare administration detailer throughout the week (sign up here). Online registration will be opening soon so please check back regularly for scheduling updates and opportunities to volunteer.

Every year we seek to recognize our outstanding colleagues through the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award and the Senior Level Healthcare Executive Award. The descriptions and submission guidelines for each award can be found here. Awards winners will be announced at LEAPS.

Please return to this page regularly as we will provide updates as we solidify plans and schedules. You may send any queries, comments, or suggestion to the Chair and Vice Chair via these e-mail addresses:

Chair: LT Kamalan Selvarajah at kamalan.selvarajah.mil@mail.mil
Vice Chair: LT Temi Ayeni at temitope.o.ayeni.mil@mail.mil

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!


LT Kamalan Selvarajah
LEAPS 2019 Committee Chairman