December 12, 2013 – The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), a U.S. Small Business Administration 8(a) certified consulting firm and provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, has named Randolph Edmead to the position of Vice President.

A senior executive with more than 20 years of project management experience, Mr. Edmead will build upon Bizzell’s success in providing management consulting services for Federal and private clients.

Over the past few years, Mr. Edmead has developed an extensive background in managing large teams in behavioral health, substance abuse disorders, prevention, policy and evaluation service areas. Mr. Edmead has a Project Management Institute (PMI) certificate and over 20 years of experience developing, implementing, and managing behavioral healthcare and substance abuse treatment and prevention programs; providing technical assistance and training to health care providers and staff on leading practices, human resources, accreditation survey support, skills development, and cultural competency; and consulting with healthcare organizations/treatment facilities. He is an accomplished and successful manager who has worked extensively with local, state, Federal government agencies, private organizations, and community groups to strategically plan, fund, manage, and implement programs and projects.

Previously, he served as the Senior Project Director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Enhancing Substance Abuse Treatment Service to Address Hepatitis Infection Amongst Intravenous Drug Users (IDUs) contract that provided technical assistance on opioid abuse and its comorbidities such as HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C to over 1100 Opioid Treatment Programs throughout the nation and territories. He also directed SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention’s Prevention Fellowship Program, its Technical Support for Federal Drug Free Workplace Program Services, and he served as the Associate Project Director for the SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Technical Assistance Project.

“Mr. Edmead is an accomplished and successful manager who brings a unique breadth of expertise to Bizzell”’ says Anton Bizzell, MD, CEO. “We are excited about the commitment he brings and look forward to the impact that he will have on the Bizzell community”.