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Our strategy and technology consultants have empowered our international clients with the knowledge and experience they need to build their own local resources and capabilities.
In facing challenges of modernization, our Middle East and North Africa clients have complex requirements that benefit from our proven experience in guiding major programs and projects for governments and private-sector organizations. The services we offer in UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Kuwait, Morocco, Jordan, and other regional countries build on our consulting legacy.
Our clients call upon us to work on their hardest problems—delivering effective health care, protecting warfighters and their families, keeping our national infrastructure secure, bringing into focus the traditional boundaries between consumer products and manufacturing as those boundaries blur.
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Our 22,600 engineers, scientists, software developers, technologists, and consultants live to solve problems that matter. We’re proud of the diversity throughout our organization, from our most junior ranks to our board of directors and leadership team.
Booz Allen takes pride in a culture that encourages and rewards the many dimensions of leadership—innovative thinking, active collaboration, and personal service. We’re particularly proud of the diversity of our Leadership Team and Board of Directors, among the most diverse in corporate America today.
I’m a passionate supporter of veterans and military families, both personally and professionally. There’s so much that needs to be done. Employment opportunities, access to physical and mental health care, rehabilitation programs, volunteering, pro bono, corporate commitment. Our support to veterans is unyielding, and it keeps me coming back every day.
Andrea Inserra leads Booz Allen's global Defense group operations and crosscut market strategy. As the global defense operations officer, she is responsible for identifying and executing strategic initiatives to drive business growth and maximizing financial performance. She is recognized for her consulting expertise in program and system management and organization transformation for U.S. federal and commercial clients. Andrea works with leaders across our business to integrate service offerings, develop talent, and drive toward integrated solutions.
She has provided leadership to Booz Allen's military and civilian health business where she focused on healthcare transformation. Andrea has led our clinical services offering, including behavioral health supporting programs to enhance the well-being and psychological health for service members, veterans, and military families. She implemented a community-based model to facilitate collaboration and improve the integration of efforts across federal, private and nonprofit organizations in addressing the challenges of the military and their families. These nationwide pro-bono, community-based summits addressed the challenges military families face including unemployment, education, behavioral and physical health issues, access to care and veteran treatment courts.
Andrea chairs Booz Allen's veteran’s agenda to provide ongoing support to veterans and military families—both inside and outside our business—by providing best-in-class benefits, partnering with nonprofit organizations, and engaging in community volunteerism. Andrea is a passionate leader working with the private sector, government and NGOs leaders to address the reintegration, including health needs, of our military, veterans and their families.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Andrea served in engineering positions for Mobil Oil Corp. and Armstrong World Industries. She served as the chairman of the board of directors for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) Consulting Services. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) and on the Elizabeth Dole Foundation National Advisory Board for Caring for Military Families.
She holds an M.B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in industrial engineering, also from the Pennsylvania State University.
Why are you passionate about the work you do at Booz Allen? I’ve been here for 20 years, and what keeps me interested is that we are trying to solve some of the greatest challenges we face as a nation.
What excites you about the work you’re doing? We’re taking best practices from commercial industry and leveraging that expertise for our federal clients across many fields. For example, we’re working to make the federal healthcare system more reliable—so there’s no lapses because of a shift change, or procedures weren’t followed, or medication went to the wrong patient.
Why is Booz Allen an ideal firm for someone with expertise and skills in healthcare? Our clients are struggling, while they have access to a lot of clinical and research data, they do not have the ability to analyze the data quickly to use it to make better quality of care decisions. How do you more, and be more informed as a health system with all the data you have? It’s one of the greatest opportunities and challenges our nation’s health systems face (both private and federal sectors) -- Booz Allen has tools and expertise to help. We’re not just writing papers and developing data strategies -- it’s hands on application of helping evolve our nation’s healthcare systems.
How do you help your clients prepare for the future? A few years ago the Military Health System was evolving to a regional care model, but they didn’t really know what this joint model would look like. I went to leaders here and said, “I’d like to host regional roundtables. Executives coming together to talk about how healthcare might be delivered in a particular region.” So we did it—in Norfolk, Puget Sound, and San Diego. We invited executives from all leading commercial health care systems, plus nonprofits and government representatives to one-day working sessions to discuss how the entire healthcare sector in that region could work together. It’s an example of how we help our clients think about the future—how our internal resources and vast professional network come together to think through problems.
What are some of the most pressing needs you see affecting health care? How to make better decisions with the data you have, and second, how do you continue to attract people to clinical care? I’ve met so many people that say they wouldn’t go into clinical care again if they were to start over today. We’ve got to change that.
What’s an untapped opportunity in health care? I see a more consumer, on-demand concept for healthcare in the future—for everyday maintenance and well-being, and for common illnesses. We want to move toward a model where I can walk in and walk out and have what I need. Plus, the information is shared within my personal medical network, so everyone involved in my care knows all the care that I’m getting.
What keeps you awake at night? I actually sleep well because I’m exhausted. If anything, it’s that there’s never enough time to do everything I want to do. I am working on getting more sleep!
What are your three tips for managing and motivating your people? Stay engaged, keep current, and have fun with it. When you feel restless with what you are doing it is time to take a risk and learn a new skill or try something new. Life is all about change – embrace it!
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Focus on the Zen in life. Life should be balanced—family, friends and work – I am working on this.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? It wasn’t an engineer, I know that.
What was your first job? Besides babysitting and moving lawns, I worked at McDonalds.