The Leadership Team at S &T Consulting and Program Management are experts in their respective fields of health behavior and human resource management.
Dr. Susan Woodruff
Dr. Susan Woodruff is President, co-founder, and manager of S & T Consulting and Program Management, LLC, an R&D and management consulting firm. With Professor Emeritus status, Dr. Woodruff recently retired as a behavioral epidemiologist and Professor at the School of Social Work at San Diego State University, and Director of Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies and Services. Dr. Woodruff has over 25 years of experience in the area of health research, much of it with underserved, high risk, and understudied populations, including the military. Her primary area of interest over the past few years has been tobacco and drug use prevalence, risk factor assessment, and intervention. In addition, chronic disease behavioral risk factors among military personnel has been an ongoing area of research. Recently, Dr. Woodruff served as the lead epidemiologist for Naval Health Research Center’s Combat Trauma Registry and principal investigator on a study assessing environmental influences on alcohol misuse among Marines. She was formerly a Leidos consultant and co-investigator of the Wounded Warrior Recovery Project for the Navy Health Research Center.
Dr. Woodruff has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, or statistician on several large epidemiological and intervention studies, including a large DoD-funded effort to assess relapse prevention strategies for U.S. Navy women smokers; evaluation of the U.S. Navy’s health and physical readiness program; a prospective study of the impact of smoking at entry into boot camp on subsequent career and medical events; evaluation of the U.S. Navy’s Healthy Back program; program evaluation of the Navy’s remedial conditioning program for those service members failing components of the physical readiness test; an assessment of traumatic brain injury in Iraq and its medical, performance, and social impact; a prospective study of mental health morbidity among young military women; and evaluation of an experimental treatment for excessive bleeding on the battlefield.
Dr. Woodruff has a master’s degree in experimental psychology and a doctorate in epidemiology from the University of California, San Diego/San Diego State University. She has authored and co-authored 200 articles in scientific journals.
Tom Blanco is Vice President and one of the founders of S & T Consulting and Program Management, LLC, an R&D and management consulting firm. Tom Blanco is a senior-level program manager with over 40 years of demonstrated experience managing large, complex management science and IT projects related to improving Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (MPTE) enterprise-wide business processes, including Navy Selection and Classification (S&C), personnel distribution and assignment, and training resource management. Overall experience in management of these programs includes development and implementation of a $25M+ training reservation (NTRS) and quota management system (NTQMS) for Navy enlisted personnel supply chain and a $25M+ fleet-wide active sailor and reservist career counseling and force management system, Career Waypoints (aka Fleet RIDE). Over Mr. Blanco’s career, he has provided regular high-level status briefings to Assistant Secretary of the Navy and Admirals at major functional Commands (Recruiting, Personnel Planning, Training, and Fleet Operations). Mr. Blanco currently serves as expert consultant to the Director, Navy Testing Sciences, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC-N55).
Before establishing S & T Consulting and Program Management, Tom worked for the global technology and information services company, HP Enterprise Services, where he was responsible for business development, customer relations, project management, and team leadership for all Navy Selection and Classification Business Process Engineering contracts. During his 16-year tenure, Tom led BPR engagements for Navy leadership, resulting in streamlined selection and classification business processes, improved Career Counselor productivity, and better Sailor career outcomes. He also conceptualized and realized an end-state vision of standardizing and optimizing career entry and conversions, centrally managing active and reserve reenlistments, and transitions (active duty to reservist; reservist to active duty).
Tom has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from the Project Management Institute and has DoD and private industry certifications in Business Process Reengineering. Tom has a background in both Military Personnel Research Management and IT Program Management, with a professional publications track record on Navy Manpower, Personnel, Training, and Education (MPTE) research and development (R&D) topics. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) with emphasis on operations research.