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Emily Novak

NAVSEA Team Ships Technology Coordinator

Emily Novak is currently the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Coordinator for the Team Ships Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate. She advises Program Offices within Program Executive Office (PEO) Ships and Navy Sea Systems Command (SEA 21) on the practices and procedures required to maximize the use of small business innovation within their programs. Prior to this experience, Ms. Novak provided direct support to the NAVSEA Chief Technology Office (SEA 05T) evaluating and transitioning select Naval Research and Development (R&D) projects into the US Naval Fleet and shipyards.


Douglas Marker

NAVSEA PEO IWS Technology Manager

Mr. Douglas L. Marker is the Technology Manager of the Navy Program Executive Office, Integrated Warfare Systems (PEO IWS). Currently, he manages PEO IWS activities in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF), and Automatic Test and Analysis (ATA) programs.  At the NAVSEA SYSCOM level he is serving as the RIF Execution Manager.

His program management experience covers a broad spectrum of technologies: High Frequency Surface Wave Radar, Ku/W-band Precision Tracker, Counter LO, Stealth, Chaff Effectiveness, EO/IR components, Lasers, Composites and Materials, and Cold Gas Shock Tube. He has served as the principle investigator in Independent Research and Development associated with novel composite materials and deployment techniques for absorbing chaffs. In graduate studies, he investigated Fermi surfaces of cobalt whiskers at low temperatures.


Jennifer Greenwood


NAVSEA PEO USC Technology Coordinator

Donna Attick


NAVAIR SBIR Program Manager

Shawn Slade


NAVAIR PEO(A) S&T Portfolio Manager

Richard McNamara


NAVSEA Transition Coordinator speaking of NAVSEA HQ/DIR

Mr. McNamara had a distinguished forty year career with the Department of Navy culminating in eight years as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) — four years as the Deputy Program Manager for the Virginia Class Submarine and four as Executive Director PEO Submarines.  In 2008 he retired and established RRM & Associates, LLC.

He has more than 22 years in senior program and executive management positions in acquisition and procurement and is a recognized leader in the Navy acquisition community. He is Level III certified in two Acquisition Professional competencies – Program Management, and Research and Systems Engineering. He has been awarded the DOD Small Business Program Manager of the Year in 2002 and holds the distinction of having managed over $1 Billion in successful Small Business Innovative Research [SBIR] transitions to the fleet. As a Legislative Fellow, he worked on Capitol Hill in the United States Senate.



Gabe Mounce


Director, Air Force Space Accelerator Program, Air Force Research Laboratory

Yolanda Marshall


Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Communication, NASA/JSC

Since 2012, Yolanda Marshall has supported the partnerships initiatives at Johnson Space Center.  Responsible for the development of strategies for partnerships that aligns with the center’s focus:  advancement of technology needs through collaboration, the transfer of technology from NASA to industry/academia and from industry/academia to NASA, and build sustainable relationships for the future.  Utilizing business experience from such companies as Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  Recognizing the potential of mutual beneficial collaboration has proven beneficial to JSC and NASA.

Within the period of strategic partnerships, JSC maintains a long-standing relationship with BAHEP and improved relationships with Houston organizations (e.g. HoustonFirst) as evident in the initiation of SpaceCom event to bring various industries together to network and develop partnerships.  Today, JSC has entered into agreements with the academia, medical industry, energy and oil and gas industry, transportation, and consortiums (e.g., Houston Technology Center and the Technology Collaboration Center.)




George Moker


Managing Director, Ambrosi Donahue Congdon Co. & P.C.

George Moker is Managing Director at Ambrosi Donahue Congdon. His focus is specializing in SBIR/STTR and other government-funded for-profit startup organizations. The firm has a nationwide client base consisting of startup organizations with revenue ranging from $100,000 to $15 million, with funding from various government agencies. George has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting, focusing on the area of startup and small organizations.




Elythia McAnarney


PTAC Advisor, New Mexico Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Elythia McAnarney is a government contracting expert with greater than 25 years of hands-on experience in “Cradle to grave” contract and Subcontract administration of government and commercial contracts. Expert on Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) requirements. Managed Multi-million dollar contracts for DoD, DoE, NASA and GSA. Solicited, negotiated, awarded and managed subcontracts including Terms and Conditions and government flow-downs. Prepared cost and the business volumes for major government solicitations.




John Martinez


Technical Business Development Specialist; Sandia Partnerships program

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