Healthcare Council

The mission of the WashingtonExec Healthcare Council is to bring together thought leaders and executives from both Industry and Federal Government within the Healthcare domain to facilitate open, transparent, and trusted dialogue, on perspectives between industry executives and their counterparts in government. The desired goal is “seamless care” throughout the care continuum for all patients across commercial and government healthcare systems. Our call to action is national healthcare interoperability to improve outcomes and reduce waste. The purpose of these executive engagements is to help share knowledge and trends of the evolving and rapidly changing Healthcare challenges as new and old technologies intersect.

Roman Salasznyk, Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Roman Salasznyk

Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton

Dr. Roman Salasznyk leads Booz Allen’s life science practice and its support across the Department of Health and Human Services. Based out of their Bethesda, Maryland office, he is a recognized leader in pharmaceutical development lifecycle, leading high visibility technology and cloud modernization initiatives, supporting transformational change through the delivery of leading-edge informatics and analytics capabilities, and integrating broad disciplines within life sciences to support federal health clients.

Roman has more than 20 years of experience in biomedical research, medical product and regulatory lifecycle development, and management and technology consulting. He manages a multidisciplinary team that supports initiatives aimed at expediting medical product approvals and scientific discoveries; fostering innovative research and strategies to improve public health; better detecting and responding to new or emerging health threats; delivering high-quality, affordable health insurance through the Marketplace; and strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of mission-critical operations.

Prior to joining Booz Allen in 2010, Roman managed the clinical and regulatory development of cellular therapies to treat serious medical conditions for inflammatory, orthopedic, and cardiovascular indications at Osiris Therapeutics. His work included leading the company’s development of a biological product under a multimillion-dollar Department of Defense contract.

Roman is a certified project management professional. He was an Aspen Spotlight Health Scholar, has authored more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and holds a U.S. patent for the preparation and delivery of cellular therapeutics.

He has a Ph.D. in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.