Ellen Embrey, B.S.

Strategic Advisor


Embrey earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and was twice awarded the Department of Defense (DOD) Distinguished Civilian Service Award. Embrey brings extensive executive health and medical experience in federal service as well as military and veteran affairs issues to the board.

Embrey acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and the Director of TRICARE Management Activity during the presidential transition period in 2009-2010. She was also the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Health Protection and Readiness, leading significant changes in DOD policies and programs affecting deployment and combat casualty medicine, health promotion and preventive medicine, medical readiness and public health emergency preparedness and response.