Retired Navy Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of COVID-19 Health System Response Management for the Washington State and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as a panelist at Potomac Officers Club’s Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on Thursday, June 11th.
Bono assumed her current position in May 2020 and advises Gov. Jay Inslee, his staff and agencies on actions needed to address the capacity and strain across the Washington state's health care system.
She works closely with acute care facilities, long-term care facilities, clinics, tribal facilities and the federal government to assess and address the greatest needs. She ensures medical staffing needs are met, as well as develop standard protocols across facilities and coordinate with the state Emergency Operations Center to operationalize statewide efforts.
“Her expertise will help us ensure that we can meet the needs of Washingtonians who are sick, or will become ill from COVID-19," Inslee said at the time of appointment.
From an unprecedented global demand surge in personal protective equipment to supply-side challenges like port congestion and plant closures, the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of supply chain resilience.
Bono will use her experience in the medical field and the private sector to address how the pandemic will bring together government and industry leaders, expedite innovation and overcome challenges, as the world adapts to the obstacles ahead.
Jim Rice, deputy director of Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) with MIT, Katherine Arrington, chief information security officer for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Dave Kless, executive director of Operations with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), will serve alongside Kless as panelists at the event.
Register here to join Potomac Officers Club for its Supply Chain Resilience and COVID-19 Virtual Event on June 11th to learn about the speakers’ perspectives on the state of public-private collaboration and how coordination at the strategic and tactical levels can strengthen supply chain response to future challenges.