Promoting Partnerships To Improve Veterans’ Health

Meet Our Team

Rashi Romanoff

Chief Executive Officer

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Rashi is an experienced health care leader with a demonstrated history of working across the public and private sectors. From 2010 to 2017, Rashi worked at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), starting as a Presidential Management Fellow and eventually serving as the Director of Operations for the VA Center for Strategic Partnerships in the Office of the Secretary. In this role, she was responsible for directing collaborative projects valued at more than $150 million to better serve our nation’s Veterans and their families. She departed the VA in 2017 to work at America's Health Insurance Plans as the Executive Director for Prevention & Population Health. Prior to joining the NAVREF, Rashi served as the Executive Vice President of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation where she oversaw groundbreaking new research and expanded programs and supports available for the nation's military and veteran caregiving families. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Rashi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Public Policy and a Master’s Degree in Health Care Policy & Management. She is also the previous recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship (2008) and Presidential Management Fellowship (2010).

Hawk Tran, MPH

Chief Operating Officer

Hawk Tran joined NAVREF in 2014 with a background in military health affairs, epidemiology, and public health administration. After his service in the United States Army Medical Service Corps, Hawk worked in public health focusing on STD/HIV Epidemiology where his main activities included disease investigation, applied intervention, as well as community health education. A short-term Army assignment at the Pentagon within the Office of the Secretary of Defense brought Hawk to Washington, DC where he resides today. Hawk holds a Master of Public Health degree from American Public University, a B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University, and a graduate certificate in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the University of South Florida. He is also a graduate of the Health Administration Officer Program at Ft. Sam Houston, TX, and the Tropical Medicine Course at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD.

Elizabeth Stout

Communications and Public Policy Administrator

Elizabeth Stout serves as the Communications and Public Policy Administrator on the NAVREF team while pursuing her graduate degree in Mass Communication and specializing in Public Interest Communications. She earned double majors in Political Science and Anthropology, a minor in Innovation, and a certificate in International Relations at the University of Florida during her undergraduate career. Before she moved to Washington D.C., Elizabeth grew up in South Florida and attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where on February 14, 2018, Elizabeth survived a deadly mass school shooting in which 17 people were killed and 17 were injured. With adequate care and resources, Elizabeth overcame her PTSD after battling it for over four years and ultimately found her passion for advocacy.

Priscilla West, MPH

Development Advisor 

Priscilla West joins NAVREF with over 30 years of experience in research administration and program development. She served for ten years as Executive Director of VERANNE, the VA nonprofit corporation serving northern New England. Prior to that, she was Associate Director of the Clinical Research Office at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Cancer Center. She is dedicated to helping VA nonprofit corporations make optimal use of local and national resources, so they can reach their maximum potential in serving Veterans. Her personal passion is broadening and facilitating Veteran access to clinical trials, capitalizing on the rich administrative and data resources available through both VA and NPC organizations. Ms. West is a graduate of Bates College and holds a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from Yale University.

David Stout

Program Support 

David Stout serves as Program Support for NAVREF while studying for a Master's of Public Policy at Georgetown University, where is also an editor for the Georgetown Public Policy Review. Originally from Austin, TX, David lived for three years in the United Kingdom while attending the University of Cambridge to earn his Bachelor’s in Human, Social, and Political Sciences with a focus on political economy. From 2022 to 2023, he worked in the Texas Legislature, where he specialized in veterans’ affairs and veterans’ health issues.

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