Vice Admiral Raquel C. Bono
Director, Defense Health Agency
Medical Corps, United States Navy
Commissioned in June 1979, Vice Adm. Raquel Bono obtained her baccalaureate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at Texas Tech University. She completed a surgical internship and a General Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, and a Trauma and Critical Care fellowship at the Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine in Norfolk.
Shortly after training, Bono saw duty in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm as head, Casualty Receiving, Fleet Hospital 5 in Saudi Arabia from August 1990 to March 1991. Upon returning, she was stationed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth as a surgeon in the General Surgery department; surgical intensivist in the Medical/Surgical Intensive Care Unit and attending surgeon at the Burn Trauma Unit at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. Her various appointed duties included division head of Trauma; head of the Ambulatory Procedures Department (APD); chair of the Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee; assistant head of the Clinical Investigations and Research department; chair of the Medical Records Committee and command intern coordinator. She has also served as the specialty leader for Intern Matters to the surgeon general of the Navy.
In September 1999, she was assigned as the director of Restorative Care at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, followed by assignment to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery from September 2001 to December 2002 as the Medical Corps career planning officer for the chief of the Medical Corps. She returned to the National Naval Medical Center in January 2003 as director for Medical–Surgical Services.
From August 2004 through August 2005, she served as the executive assistant to the 35th Navy Surgeon General and chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. Following that, she reported to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida, as the commanding officer from August 2005 to August 2008. She then served as the chief of staff, deputy director Tricare Management Activity (TMA) of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Health Affairs (OASD(HA)) from September 2008 to June 2010. She later served as deputy director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy (N093), chief of Naval Operations. From November 2011 to June 2013, she served as the command surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. From July 2013 to September 2013, she served as acting commander Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical. From September 2013 to October 2015, she served as director, National Capital Region Medical Directorate of the Defense Health Agency, and as the 11th Chief, Navy Medical Corps. She currently serves as director, Defense Health Agency.
Bono is a diplomat of the American Board of Surgery and has an Executive MBA from the Carson College of Business at Washington State University. Her personal decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal (three), Legion of Merit Medal (four), Meritorious Service Medal (two) and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medal (two).
Rear Admiral Terry J. Moulton
Deputy Surgeon General
Deputy Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Rear Adm. Terry Moulton graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. He holds a master’s in business administration from Chaminade University. He is also a graduate of the Naval War College non-resident program. He received his commission as an ensign in 1983.
At sea Moulton served on USS Nimitz (CVN 68), completing a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm. Ashore, his assignments include Naval Hospital, Philadelphia; Naval Medical Clinic, Pearl Harbor; clinic director, Naval Air Station, Barbers Point; director for administration, U.S. Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and Naval Hospital Cherry Point. He also served as the executive officer, Naval Hospital Pensacola.
Moulton has served as commanding officer, Fleet Hospital Pensacola; U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa; and Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. He also served as commander, Navy Medicine East and director, Enhanced Tidewater Multi-Service Market Office.
His staff assignments include Navy postgraduate administrative fellow at the American Hospital Association; analyst for coordinated care division, executive assistant to the assistant chief for plans, analysis and evaluation, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; executive assistant to the deputy chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; director, health affairs for the assistant secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs; chief of health care operations and executive director for TRICARE Northwest Lead Agent and Puget Sound Multi-Service Market Office; head, medical officer distribution branch, Naval Personnel Command; deputy director, medical resources, plans and policy, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; executive assistant to Navy surgeon general, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; deputy chief, medical operations, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and 17th director of the Medical Service Corps.
Moulton is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Moulton began serving as the Navy deputy surgeon general and deputy chief, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Dec. 17, 2015.
Moulton’s personal awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (three awards), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (six awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and various other service and units awards.
Rear Admiral Anne M. Swap
Commander, Navy Medicine East
Senior Market Manager, Tidewater Military Health System
Director, Medical Service Corps
Rear Adm. Anne Swap is a native of Fort Ord, California. She earned a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University and a Master of Public Health in Health Services Administration from San Diego State University.
She was commissioned and reported to Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan, as assistant department head, Patient Administration in December 1990. In 1993, she was assigned to Naval Hospital, Twentynine Palms, California, as department head, Patient Administration. In 1996, she served as the executive assistant to the Director, Medical Service Corps at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.
In May 1998, Swap reported to Navy Personnel Command as the Medical Service Corps, Junior Healthcare Administrator, assignments officer. In June 2000, she served as the department head, Health Services, Navy Support Facility, Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territories. Following that tour in July 2001, she was assigned as officer in charge, Boone Branch Medical Clinic, Little Creek, Northwest Branch Medical Clinic and TRICARE Prime Clinic Chesapeake, Virginia. In June 2003, she reported as assistant branch head, Medical Assignments and Placement, PERS-4415A, Navy Personnel Command, Millington, Tennessee. In September 2005, she reported to Naval Hospital Pensacola as both the director for Administration and as the executive officer, Fleet Hospital Pensacola.
From April 2007 to April 2008, she deployed as an individual augmentee to the Combined Security Transition Command, Kabul, Afghanistan, as the Senior Health Care Administrator mentor for the Afghanistan National Army. In June 2008, she was assigned as the director, Special Assistant for Health Affairs, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Manpower and Reserve Affairs, Washington, D.C.
In April 2010, she served as the deputy commander for administration at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland. From July 2011 to May 2013, she was assigned as the executive officer at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. From July 2013 to June 2015, she assumed command of U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan. In June 2015, she reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C., as the liaison officer to the Defense Health Agency and in January 2016 she reported to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations staff to serve as the director, Medical Resources, Plans and Policy. She currently serves as commander, Navy Medicine East and Senior Market Manager, Tidewater Military Health System.
Swap is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Her personal awards include a Legion of Merit (two awards), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (seven awards), Navy Commendation Medal (three awards) and Navy Achievement Medal (two awards).
Ms. Laurie Baedke
Director, Healthcare Leadership Programs
Laurie K. Baedke is a faculty member and the director of healthcare leadership programs at Creighton University. A sought-after speaker, author and adviser, Ms. Baedke works with individuals and teams, including early careerists, physician leaders and senior executives. She consults with health systems nationwide and is a frequent speaker at healthcare and continuing medical education conferences.
She holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration and is a board-certified fellow of the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Her second book, titled The Emerging Healthcare Leader: A Field Guide, was published by Health Administration Press in 2018. Ms. Baedke contributed a chapter titled “The Clinician Entrepreneur” to a book published by Oxford Press in March 2017 titled The Handbook of Private Practice. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.
Ms. Natalie D. Lamberton, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
New Health Services Pain Treatment Centers
Natalie D. Lamberton is CEO of New Health Pain Treatment Centers. Prior to this position, she was CEO of Jackson North Medical Center in North Miami, Fla., and of Regency Hospital of Fort Worth, Texas. She has served as the director of neurosciences at the Medical Center of Aurora; as an administrator in Presbyterian Health System; as CEO of the Haxtun Hospital District; and as the director of retail services of the Poudre Valley Health System.
In 2016, Ms. Lamberton was selected as one of Legacy magazine’s 50 most powerful and influential black leaders of Miami. She has served on numerous committees and boards. She earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and U.S. history from the University of New Mexico and holds dual MBA and master’s in health administration degrees from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow.
Mr. Umang Desai
Healthcare Sr. Leader & Program Manager, Amazon Healthcare
Mr. Umang Desai (pronounced OO-mahng de-SY) is a seasoned Project, Program, Product, Services, and Vendor Manager and Board Member with experience in multiple industries, including healthcare and retail/consumer goods. He seeks to add value within innovative, entrepreneurial companies by delivering exceptional consumer experiences through his leadership and analytic capabilities.
Having worked in different industries, he enjoys finding commonalities to help advance the careers of those he mentors, consulting as a subject matter expert, and is working to expand his leadership and managerial scope on customer-centric teams while growing business and product/program lines.