Linda Allan, Chair
Linda Allan, a current member of SHINE’s Board of Advisors, will be continuing her service for another 2 years. As the Executive Vice President for NCI Information Systems (NASDAQ: NCIT) from 1991 until her retirement in 2008, she was responsible for executing activities focused on business growth, acquisitions, and risk mitigation, and overseeing NCI’s growth from a small 8(a) firm with $1M in revenue to a large, publicly traded company with over 2,500 employees and $390M in revenue in 2008. Prior to joining NCI, Ms. Allan held senior operations positions with Automated Sciences Group, MAXIMA Corporation, and Litton Bionetics. Ms. Allan earned her Master (Biomedical Sciences) and Bachelor (Biology) of Science degrees from Hood College, Frederick, MD. Currently, Ms. Allan also serves on the Board of Advisors for Information International Associates, Inc., INDUS Corporation, and OnPoint Consulting, Inc.
Lisa Anderson is President and CEO of DeAnder Associates, LLC, (DeAnder) a financial management and compliance firm dedicated to providing small and medium sized companies with sound financial advice. Established in 1997, DeAnder helps companies and organizations in the Federal Government Contracting arena keep their lifeblood going while maintaining a healthy bottom line and remaining audit ready. In 2014, Ms. Anderson extended her reach of support to small businesses and established Anavo Transformation Solutions LLC where she serves as Success Coach and Business Strategist. She brings award winning techniques and solutions to business leaders through a strategic process which assists her clients in taking their businesses to the next level of growth. Having grown DeAnder from startup to $4M in revenue, Ms. Anderson initiates first-hand experience to facilitate growth and expansion with her clients. Ms. Anderson’s experience and background provides her clients with the advantage of working with both a Virtual CEO and a Virtual CFO. This is where strategy successfully meets finance. Her passion is transforming businesses one leader at a time.
Doug Keach has over 35 years of executive leadership experience including small, privately held businesses and large, publicly held businesses spanning the US Federal, state, and local governments; commercial; and international markets. Mr. Keach has honed a reputation for rapid market expansion from various experiences at DMI, DigitalNET/BAE Systems (capturing $100M+ in contracts), Avanco, Creative Information Technology, Wang International (generating $250M in new business), I-NET (securing their first commercial contract for $30M), and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) where he won more than $500M in contracts, among others.
While at CSC, Mr. Keach managed delivery and operation of onsite solutions and services at NASA’s Goddard, Kennedy, and Stennis Centers as well as DOE’s operation in Las Vegas. His NASA experience includes development of the Space Shuttle onboard avionics system at the Johnson Space Center and leading the Shuttle Software Systems Branch at the Space and Missile Systems Organization in Los Angeles.
Terry Lin is a co-founder and the CEO of Planned Systems International, Inc. (PSI), a respected provider of technical solutions and services in health care as well as other business sectors. Under Mr. Lin’s leadership, PSI is accomplishing its core purpose to develop innovative products and solutions that make the world a healthier, safer, and greener place.
Under the direction of the Chairman of PSI, Mr. Lin, as CEO, provides executive leadership for PSI’s strategic direction, business affairs, and mission success. His management has been instrumental in achieving the steady growth of PSI and ensuring that the company continues to be a strong industry partner to the Department of Defense and other agencies of the Federal Government. Through Mr. Lin’s leadership and guidance, PSI has enjoyed 26 years of uninterrupted growth and now posts annual revenues of over $110M.
Mr. Lin is a Co-Chairman of the Federal Contracting Committee of the US Pan Asian-American Chamber of Commerce and an Honorable Senior Advisor of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Bill Scherer
Dr. William T. Scherer is a specialist in systems engineering and data analytics, where he has served on the University of Virginia Department of Systems and Information Engineering faculty since 1986. He has conducted and led funded research with the NSF, US Army, VDOT, CFTC, SAIC, Northrop Grumman, Intelsat, AFRI, Capital One, PSI Net, DCA, MITRE, NIH/NLM, VTRC, DoD SERC, DIA, Amazon, Aerospace Corporation, Videology, Verizon/AOL/ad.com, and others.
Currently he is conducting research with 1) TRADOC involving the analysis of intelligence documents, 2) MITRE on improving the Veteran’s Administration clinic performance via geo-locating patients, 3) NSF on a new University of Virginia Center for Complex Data Dynamics (CDDA), along with several commercial enterprises. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on business analytics, intelligent decision support systems, transportation systems, stochastic control, financial engineering, and systems engineering methodology. His co-authored book, How To Do Systems Analysis, was published by Wiley in 2007, and his new book, Systems Analysis Primer and Casebook, was published by Wiley in 2016. He also has strong interests in engineering education and has published papers on curriculum and pedagogy, and was awarded an Outstanding University of Virginia Faculty Award in 2007. He was also a Visiting Professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business in 2001-2002 and a founding member and President of the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Society 2007-2008. Dr. Scherer received his degrees — BS, ME, PhD — from the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering.
Mark Kelton is a retired senior Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) executive with 34 years of experience in intelligence operations. He concluded his career as Deputy Director of the National Clandestine Service for Counterintelligence (DDNCS/CI), one of the most senior ranking positions in the Clandestine Service. Directing CIA’s counterintelligence and counterespionage programs, Mr. Kelton led the team that protected the nation’s most closely guarded secrets. Mr. Kelton has comprehensive expertise in the detection of insider threats, assessments of counterintelligence risk, and crisis management. Mr. Kelton’s career included sixteen years of overseas service, to include four assignments in key CIA field leadership positions.
Mr. Kelton is a recipient of the CIA Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Director of National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, the CIA Director’s Award, the 2015 Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Senior Intelligence Officer, the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit and a number of other awards.
An Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Security Studies Program of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Mr. Kelton is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Daniel Morgan Academy, is an Advisory Board Director member for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative and is on the Insider Threat Subcommittee of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.