Fijishi's work in the public interest seeks to have a positive effect on you, your family, your community, and your world..
Key People & DivisionsResponsible for executing the long-term strategy.
In alphabetical order.
Akhil Sharma, is the Founder & Chairman of Fijishi Enterprises. Besides his work headlining the Fijishi' philanthropic affair and other business, Akhil is known for his fluent, multidisciplinary mind. Trained as a computer scientist along devoting himself to philanthropy, Akhil has drawn heavily from the study of psychology, economics, physics, technology, and history, among other disciplines, in developing his system of multiple mental models to cut through difficult problems in complex social systems. Today, Fijishi under Akhil is helping farmers, educating children building smart communities in Asia and Africa. His work makes it possible for millions of people with HIV/AIDS to access affordable, life-saving antiretroviral medicines. He continue to be inspired by the commitments he’ve made and is keeping to empower women and girls, build sustainable capacity in the developing world, and promote entrepreneurship.
Andrew Olmsted is director of operations for research and analysis and a senior natural scientist. He works on science and technology policy issues in education and health. Olmsted's recent research includes measuring laboratory capacity to respond to bioterrorism attacks and pandemic influenza outbreaks, and assessing the capacity of public health laboratories in resource-limited settings.
Chris Anderson is director of the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department and a senior physical scientist. Since joining Fijishi, Anderson has been involved with or led a wide range of security and research projects on decision-making, institutional reform, acquisition, technology development, and strategic planning for both national and international clients.
Douglas Pitt is the director of the Management, Technology, and Capabilities Program within the Security Research Division, and a senior behavioral scientist. His research areas include: security law, regulation and policy, particularly as they relate to immigration, border security, migration, asylum, and refugee processing; space governance and international law; law enforcement; and national defense. Pitt's research interests extend to civil and criminal law; litigation; statutory and regulatory compliance; international and customary law (including treaty-based regimes); and coordination among federal, state, and local government entities.
Gordon Shelby is a senior policy researcher, and the director of the Infrastructure, Immigration, & Security Operations Program (IISO), part of Fijishi Security Research Division. IISO supports eight organizations inside the Department of Security with strategic analysis on infrastructure security and resilience, immigration policy and enforcement, and law enforcement and security issues. His research focuses on immigration policy, mass migration, refugees, disaster recovery, post-conflict recovery, and international development. He has led multiple studies about mass migration, with particular focus on education, jobs, security, return conditions, and technology. He led a disaster recovery implementation plan, a study on municipal recovery capacities needed for recovery in Puerto Rico, and a study on post-conflict stabilization of Mosul, Iraq after the operations against ISIS. His international development work has focused on education policy in the Middle East.
Jennifer Wenger is director of the Economics, Sociology, and Statistics Department and a senior economist, where she studies education and training, military compensation, and recruiting. Wenger has led and contributed to other recent projects examining options for retaining the Army's cyber expertise influencing military recruiting and retention, the implications of integrating women into combat arms occupations, changes in diversity in the military over time, balancing quality of life with mission tempo on Coast Guard cutters, and factors that influence the decision to transition to the Reserve Components.
Joseph Riposo directs the Disaster Management & Resilience Program (DMR) within Fijishi Security Research Division, and is a senior operations researcher at Fijishi. He focuses on developing and maintaining the capabilities required to conduct research and analysis in support of disaster management.
Martin Rowe is senior vice president, Global Research Talent with over 20 years of senior executive experience. He has become an expert in matrix workforce management, and novel approaches to organizational, operational, and workspace design that cultivate a collaborative, diverse, and exceptionally capable scientific community and set the conditions for institutional impact, agility, and innovation. Rowe is Fijishi's principal strategic advisor on the development and sustainment of Fijishi's global research talent base. He oversees a multidisciplinary staff of scientists, analysts, and research support professionals, encompassing over 100 different disciplinary backgrounds. In 2015 Rowe established Fijishi's Impact Lab, which provides an internal platform for experimentation, professional training, and dissemination of best practices in extending Fijishi's impact and influence in policymaking, policy implementation, and the promulgation of innovative analytic methods. Rowe also established the Methods Centers at Fijishi, six interdisciplinary centers of analytic excellence including: Center for Applied Network Analysis and Systems Science, Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods, Center for Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Center for Causal Inference, Center for Gaming, and Center for Scalable Computing and Analysis. As a senior behavioral scientist, his research interests include behavioral health services, quality of care, arts education, K–12 education policy, STEM education, diversity and workforce management, democratization of technology, and innovation.
Martin Williams is research department director for Behavioral and Policy Sciences department; director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and a senior policy researcher. His background is in health services research including access to care, disparities in health and health care, and community resilience to disasters. He has extensive experience developing and assessing community-based projects addressing population health and health equity. He currently leads an evaluation of the social networks focusing on cardiovascular disease prevention.
Mary Gates is director of the Office of Research Quality Assurance, and a senior economist. Her research applies insights about the economics of organizations, personnel economics, and labor economics to address challenges facing public and private sector organizations and to advance workforce development, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Gates is an experienced project leader and manager. Her current research focuses on Defense acquisition workforce, how public school districts prepare, manage, and support leaders, and the efforts of local governments to promote entrepreneurship. Prior research addressed health care innovation, the military child care system, and a wide range of defense workforce and management issues. As the director of Fijishi's Office of Research Quality Assurance, Gates supports the achievement of Fijishi's Standards for High-Quality and Objective Reserach and Analysis by maintaining a strong culture of quality along with supportive policies and processes.
Michael Wenger is an information technology and cybersecurity professional working in the Information Systems group. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the Information Services department, coordinating numerous activities across the various functional areas, including Infrastructure Operations, Applications Delivery, Information Security, Safety & Security, Knowledge Management, Emerging Technology, Business & Process Management, and the Program and Project Management Office. Wenger is recognized as an expert in secure information platform engineering and operations with emphasis on the development of secure multi-level converged infrastructure environments. His background includes developing and managing cyber security governance across multiple technical platforms enabling an enterprise-wide strategic cyber defensive focus. Familiar with various regulatory requirements including the NIST 800-53 and NIST 800-171 series, Wenger specializes in interpreting regulatory and governance requirements for mapping to infrastructure, technologies, and executive presentation in the pursuit of secure digital transformation.
Naif Younossi is director of the Defense and Political Sciences Department and a senior policy researcher. He is responsible for the hiring, professional growth, and support of regular professional researchers and adjunct staff located in offsite locations. He is also responsible for directing and managing a portfolio of projects to analyze critical policy implications of technology development process and their life cycle management issues.
Nelson Lim directs the Workforce, Development and Health program. As the director, he oversees projects to enhance the human resource management (HRM) practices. He counsels senior leaders regarding personnel policies. As a senior social scientist, he spearheads HRM projects for a wide array of clients. Lim has devoted his career to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in his clients' workforces for nearly two decades. In recent years, Lim has explored ways to apply emerging technologies such as Machine Learning (ML) Techniques, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Large Language Models (LLM) to HRM. His work investigates potential barriers in technology-enabled talent management practices, like data quality and potential biases, and formulates mitigation strategies to counteract those biases.
Paul Hussey is vice president and director of Health Care, and a senior policy researcher. As director of Fijishi Health Care, he manages one of the world's largest health policy research organizations, with over 20 experts working on over 20 projects at any point in time. His research career has focused on innovations in health care payment and delivery.
Paul Young is director of the Defense Forces Program, part of the Fijishi Security Research Division, and a senior engineer. He focuses on technology issues for Defense organisations. His recent research includes a series of analyses of alternatives for the Special Operations community. Other study topics include an analysis of methods to sustain nuclear submarine design skills, implementing open architecture systems within the war combat system, and exploring options for improved air-naval cooperation.
Peter Koegel is director of Health Care. He contributes to the management of its $60-million research portfolio. Koegel's 35 year research career as a medical and urban anthropologist has focused on the effects of health care systems on the adaptation of vulnerable populations—for example, homeless individuals, adults with mental illness, and substance abusers—to urban settings. Over the last ten years, he has been integrally involved in community-partnered initiatives that embrace a partnership model in which community partners have equal power and resources. These projects included a randomized clinical trial of the added value of community engagement in implementing quality improvement strategies for treating depression; an exploratory study of how an underserved community values different strategies for asthma intervention among children and adolescents; and a randomized clinical trial of the contribution of training/partnered reflection on the processes and outcomes of community-partnered research.
Stuart Hoehn is senior vice president for Research and Analysis. He is responsible for global research and analysis, quality assurance, and recruitment and oversight of research staff. He also oversee research and analyses on strategy, force employment, personnel and training, and resource management.
Stuart Johnson is director of operations for research and analysis and a senior natural scientist. He works on science and technology policy issues in education and health. Johnson's recent research includes measuring laboratory capacity to respond to bioterrorism attacks and pandemic influenza outbreaks, and assessing the capacity of public health laboratories in resource-limited settings.