Vice Adm. Bono, the first female Navy medical officer to achieve three-star rank, retired after four decades in military medicine and health care administration. As the head of DHA from 2015 to 2019, she led a joint agency with significant responsibilities for the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high-quality health services to uniformed, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families. She also helped drive synergy of clinical and business processes across the $50 billion Military Health System. She received her medical degree from the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. In March, Washington Governor Jay Inslee appointed her to head the state’s health system response to COVID-19.
Combining a background in strategy and innovation with a focus on emerging technologies and artificial intelligence, Costa is a managing director at Valor Equity Partners, an operationally driven private equity firm investing in high-growth, technology-enabled, disruptive companies. In 18 years at the CIA, his senior executive roles included chief strategy officer, corporate board member, and acting assistant director. A graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, he holds a master’s degree in systems engineering from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia. He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.