“Ms. Portman is a champion for the firm’s veteran and Wounded Warrior support efforts where she drives many of Booz Allen's pro bono efforts to benefit our nation’s heroes. Throughout her professional life, she has supported initiatives and organizations that provide opportunities for people with disabilities and special needs, including veterans and military families,” said Lisa Reeves, President & CEO of Easter Seals Serving DC I MD I VA. “We are very excited to have her as a member of our board.”
In her role at Booz Allen Hamilton, Ms. Portman leads the firm’s business development function supporting the firm’s major markets (Defense, Security, Civil, and Commercial) and is responsible for providing clients comprehensive, innovative solutions to their most complex challenges.
Prior to this role, Ms. Portman led the firm’s enterprise integration business that focused on developing deep industry and client-specific expertise for energy, environment, transportation, health, and major Department of Defense services, departments, and agencies.
Ms. Portman also led the firm’s health business for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Military Health System (MHS), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She also provided leadership to commercial engagements specifically in the commercial pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. She led a large group of health industry professionals focused on areas such as healthcare organization development and optimization;
Her team at Booz Allen has received the firm’s most prestigious honor, the Professional Excellence Award, in recognition of its outstanding service to the community for veteran issues, such as employment, community reintegration, and family support. She also served on the Advisory Board to the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation to establish a women’s veteran mentoring program.
Prior to joining Booz Allen, Ms. Portman worked as a systems and engineering program manager for TRW, and a computer specialist and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy. Ms. Portman is also active in the Washington, DC community. She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Capital Caring (formerly Capital Hospice), and has served on the Board since 2006. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Virginia Hospital Center’s Medical Brigade, a nonprofit organization serving community health needs in Latin America. She serves as a Deacon for the Vienna Presbyterian Church in Vienna, VA. She has a B.S. degree in education and an M.S. degree in management information systems, both from the University of Maryland.
For more than 75 years, Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA has been at the forefront of providing exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play in our communities. Services are delivered through a network of 19 sites where participants and their families find support, hope, medical care, and enjoyable activities. In addition to serving the overall community, Easter Seals places an emphasis on the unique needs of wounded warriors, veterans, active duty military, and their families.