Eric N. Enone Named Chief Operating Officer / Administrative Officer, HSR&D
August 16, 2023
Eric N. Enone, MPH, PMP
On August 13, 2023, Eric N. Enone, MPH, PMP, was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer/Administrative Officer for VA Health Services Research & Development (HSR&D) service. Mr. Enone brings with him nearly two decades of project management experience and more than 15 years of management experience with health services research programs and centers. This experience includes evaluating, analyzing, and interpreting data to influence the development and implementation of policies related to health services research and improved health outcomes.
Initially starting as a contractor, Mr. Enone became a health science specialist with HSR&D before assuming the role of senior management and program analyst. In addition, he was HSR&D’s Acting Chief Operating Officer from August 2021 through November 2021, and recently served as program manager for HSR&D’s COnsortia of Research (COREs). COREs work to accelerate research that leads to measurable improvements in care delivered to Veterans. COREs focus on VA priorities such as access and community care, pain/opioid care, suicide prevention, and virtual care.
Mr. Enone also completed a 120-day detail (November 2022-March 2023) as a Program Manager with VA’s Office of Human Resources & Administration/Office of Security and Preparedness (HRA/OSP), Management Planning and Analysis (MPA). In this detail, he was an Advisor on substantive issues, including compliance and governance that have significant impact on all programs under the purview of the Office of (HRA/OSP), Assistant Secretary (AS) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS). He supported an acquisition portfolio valued at more than $90M, comprised of the Office of the Chief Security Officer, Office of Chief of Police, Office of Emergency Management and resilience, Office of Identity, Credential and Access Management, Office of Security and Law Enforcement.
Mr. Enone also served as a lead for HSR&D’s Centers of Innovation (COINs), where he oversaw the management of 18 COINs located across the country. In addition, he oversaw the implementation of the Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence (CREATE) Initiative, which focused on connecting HSR&D investigators with VA operations partners on key issues such as PTSD, long-term care, women Veterans’ health, and substance use disorder.
Mr. Enone received his master’s degree in Public Health from Walden University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with emphasis in International Economy from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus. He has completed many leadership and management programs including a Fellow of Excellence in Government leadership program, and he is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).