Woodrow Wilson Award 2016
Alexis Bakos, Nurs '00
Dr. Alexis Bakos graduated from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing’s first PhD cohort in 2000, and has had a dedicated career of government service focusing on diversity. She is currently Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In this position, she provides advice on programmatic, legislative, research and public affairs matters aimed at improving the health of minority populations and eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. Immediately following her graduation from Hopkins, she served as Program Director at the National Institute of Nursing Research at the National Institute of Health (NIH). She has also been the Deputy Director in the Division of Nursing within the Bureau of Health Professions at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and as Chief of the Diversity Training Branch within the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute, NIH. During her time as a Congressional Black Caucus Foundations Fellow, she served on the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee and afterward became the Health Legislative Assistant to Congressman Edward Roybal on the House Select Committee on Aging. As such, she has been able to serve in two out of the three branches of government (Legislative and Executive.) In addition to this distinguished government career, she returns to the School of Nursing as a guest speaker on leadership among nurses and has served as an active career mentor to students.
Antonio F. C. de Campos, BSPH '78
António de Campos is an eminent alum of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (MPH 1978) with an outstanding career in public service. He has had an impressive career with the Portuguese Government that culminated in having served as Minister of Health in both 2001-02 and 2005-08, playing an important role in shaping the country’s health system, which provides universal coverage for all citizens and residents. In addition, Dr. de Campos has recently concluded a 5-year term as a Member of the European Parliament (2009-14), where he acted as Chairman for the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) and was the rapporteur for the Regulation on the Guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure. Throughout his career, he has also held positions with the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD), the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the World Bank. He is currently a retired Professor of the School of Public Health of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal) and a columnist for Público, a Portuguese daily national reference newspaper.
Kevin Davis, Ed '13
Commissioner Kevin Davis has had an outstanding 20+ year career in law enforcement. From July to October 2015, Davis served as the interim Police Commissioner appointed by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlins-Blake. In October 2015, Davis was officially sworn in to the top spot as the Baltimore City Police Commissioner. Chief Davis began his career with the Prince George’s Police Department in 1992. He worked his way up through the ranks and was Major by 2005. In 2009, Davis was promoted to Deputy Chief and then Assistant Chief of Police by 2011. Davis retired from the Prince George’s County police department and joined the Anne Arundel County Police Department as the Chief of Police from 2013-2014. He then joined Baltimore City as Deputy Commissioner in 2014 and then acting as Interim Baltimore City Police commissioner in 2015. Davis received a Master’s in Management from the School of Education in 2013. He also graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s in English.
Albert Koenders, SAIS '81
Mr. Koenders has been Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Netherlands since October 2014. From July 2013 to October 2014, he was Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSMA) in Mali. He was the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire. Between 2010 and 2011 Mr. Koenders worked in South Korea as a negotiator on economics and development for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Busan Partnership agreement. Mr. Koenders was Minister for Development Cooperation from 2007 to 2010. He was also Visiting Professor of Conflict Management at Johns Hopkins University (SIAS) in Bologna from 2000 to 2002. He was a member of the House of Representatives for the Labour Party (PvdA) serving as spokesperson on foreign affairs, trade, corporate social responsibility and international financial institutions. Prior to this, he was employed at the European Commission focusing on European foreign policy and, from 1993 to 1994, by the United Nations in Mozambique, Mexico and South Africa. He has also worked for the organization Parliamentarians for Global Action. Mr. Koenders was a member of the parliamentary inquiry committee on Srebrenica and was briefly President of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (2006-2007). He was co-founder of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund and served as its chair between 2000 and 2007.
Phyllis Schneck, Engr '93
Dr. Phyllis Schneck serves as the Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD). She is the chief cybersecurity official for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and supports its mission of strengthening the security and resilience of the nation's critical infrastructure. Schneck came to DHS from McAfee, Inc., where she was Chief Technology Officer for Global Public Sector. She was responsible for the technical vision for products and service for public sector as well as global threat intelligence, industrial control system security and telecom strategy. She drove strategic thought leadership around technology and policy in cybersecurity and led initiatives in adaptive security and intelligence in networks for critical infrastructure protection and cross-sector cybersecurity. Schneck has had a distinguished presence in the security and infrastructure protection community. She has served as a Commissioner on public-private partnership, and a working group Chair for the CSIS Commission to Advise the 44th President on Cybersecurity. Schneck was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Cyber Forensics and Training Alliance, a partnership between corporations, government and law enforcement for cyber analysis to combat international cybercrime. Schneck was also Vice Chairman of the NIST Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board. Schneck was recently named the Loyola University Maryland David D. Lattanze Center 2012 Executive of the Year. Schneck served eight years as chairman of the National Board of Directors of the FBI’s InfraGard program and founding president of InfraGard Atlanta, growing the program from 2,000 to over 30,000 members nationwide. She was responsible for the strategic growth and vision of the private sector side of InfraGard, often representing InfraGard in the creation of national policy. She was chiefly responsible for the first Memorandum of Understanding between DHS and InfraGard and increasing InfraGard’s engagement with DHS officials nationwide. Named one of Information Security Magazine’s Top 25 Women Leaders in Information Security, Schneck has briefed numerous foreign governments on information sharing and infrastructure protection, has worked with the UK infrastructure protection and cybersecurity authorities on US partnership, and moderated the White House Town Hall Meeting in Atlanta for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace. She holds seven information security patents and has six research publications in the areas of information security, real-time systems, telecom and software engineering. Before joining McAfee, Schneck was vice president of Research Integration for Secure Computing, where she conceived and built the early intelligence practice into a full Beta program for data as a service. Prior, Schneck was the vice president Enterprise Services for eCommSecurity. Prior to that, she served as vice president of Corporate Strategy for SecureWorks, Inc., and was founder and chief executive officer of Avalon Communications, a provider of real-time security technology, since acquired by SecureWorks, Inc. Schneck also held various information science technical positions with CygnaCom Solutions, the MITRE Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM Systems Integration Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the University Of Maryland’s Department of Meteorology. Schneck received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and pioneered the field of information security and security-based high-performance computing at Georgia Tech. She served on the Steering Committee for the Sam Nunn Information Security Forum as well as a term on the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, and cofounded the Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Electronic Commerce Association's Working Group on Information Security.