Mr. Plymack has over 20 years in federal contracting with a focus on healthcare. He joined AFSC in January 2017 as our Chief Operating Officer, and in July 2018 ascended to the position of Chief Executive Officer, where he now leads our efforts to expand AFSC’s role in improving the lives of the clients we serve. In previous positions at IBM, Serco, MAXIMUS, and Vangent (now part of GDIT), he provided leadership and P&L growth via Business Transformation, Business Performance Management, and entering new markets. His experience includes acquisition integration, re-engineering operations/BD/finance, acting role as CFO, development of technology assets, branding with new value propositions, and winning and delivering major contracts. Over his career, Mr. Plymack has proven himself to be an agile, inventive thinker, always looking to do more for his clients and employees. He personifies our values and culture - a very open, friendly, collaborative, and compassionate leader with a deep passion for improving lives.
In his role as CFO, Mr. Baker’s key focus areas are financial planning and analysis, performance management, strategic planning, and supporting our business retention and growth initiatives. Mr. Baker is a performance-driven, senior-level financial leader with a strong track record of increasing financial accountability for organizations. With nearly 20 years of professional experience, most of which has been in the federal marketplace, he brings to Magellan his passion for strategy and innovation - both key elements in achieving our growth objectives. Mr. Baker is a licensed CPA and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business. Mr. Baker has offices in both our Columbia, Maryland and Arlington, Virginia locations.
Mr. Uchello has served both large and small organizations in a variety of operational and functional leadership roles that have focused on providing quality services to federal government clients. He has led large-scale IT, business process outsourcing, management consulting, strategy, and change management programs over the past 30 years at companies such as Serco, General Dynamics, and Accenture. His experience includes the successful pursuit of very large defense and civilian agency contracts and deep operational experience with responsibility for over $350M and over 3,500 employees. Mr. Uchello earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of New Orleans and an Executive Certificate in International Management from Thunderbird (The Garvin School of Global Management).
Ms. Lyle is an innovative and results-driven human resources leader and strategist with broad functional and operational experience across all phases of the employee life cycle in federal contracting environments, including: talent acquisition, compensation, employee and labor relations, benefits and wellness programs, and talent management. She is able to apply broad knowledge of federal contracting regulations and labor law in the development of HR strategy, company policies, and processes. Her work experience includes over 30 years in human resources with federal contractors at the headquarters and division levels to include GTE Government Systems (acquired by General Dynamics), SAIC, BDM (acquired by TRW/Northrop Grumman), and QinetiQ North America (acquired by Vencore). Ms. Lyle is a strategic partner for cost-conscious process improvement and change management initiatives that achieve business objectives to include the adoption of new HRM systems, such as Workday.
Mr. Montes is General Manager for AFSC/Magellan Federal's Lincoln division. In this capacity, he is accountable for the delivery of services on federal Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Human Performance and Behavior Health programs, and DOD/VA Workforce Management and Transition programs. Mr. Montes develops strategic and operational plans to optimize and improve services to all clients and provides overall leadership and guidance for his division's teams. He is ultimately responsible for the quality and efficiency of all work performed and services delivered to clients.
Prior to joining AFSC/Magellan, Mr. Montes was Program Director for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services Eligibility Support program (CMS-ES). In this capacity, he led a $270M/year operation spanning seven states and 4000 employees. This team’s efforts helped millions of Americans obtain health insurance. Before that, Mr. Montes was Program Manager for the Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) Professional Services contract. Mr. Montes' experience and thought-leadership in running large scale government programs will help AFSC/Magellan expand its reach in serving additional agencies and groups of end-constituents. His application of innovative information technology and program governance mechanisms will add more value to our customer base. Most importantly, Mr. Montes' unyielding commitment to service and his collaborative approach to engaging his teams, customers, and business partners align fully with the AFSC/Magellan culture and values. Mr. Montes holds a B.S. from the U.S. Naval Academy, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, and a commission as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He has logged over 2000 hours and 400 carrier landings in the F-18 Hornet.
Colonel (US Army Ret) Donald Bartholomew brings extensive military and corporate experience, having managed more than 50 contracts during his nine years with AFSC, including major contract vehicle changes, transitioning over 600 contracted staff at more than 65 locations worldwide. He spent 27 years of service with the U.S. Army in Human Resources where he was responsible for the professional development and training of over 100K Active and Reserve Component Human Resource Soldiers. Col (R) Bartholomew has held senior management positions in various organizations to include Recruiting and Special Operations organizations. He has developed and executed strategic long-term visions for the highest level of HR within the Army, as well as developed measurable project plans in a war-time theater of operations. Col (R) Bartholomew is responsible for AFSC’s prosecution of the Human Resources Solutions IDIQ vehicle valued at $500M.
Dr. McCarthy has had overall responsibility for the Magellan portion of the MFLC program for the past six years. Dr. McCarthy is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D. in psychology from Kent State University and over 35 years of experience in counseling and behavioral health management. He stood up Magellan’s MFLC program in 2011 and has overseen all programmatic elements for the past five years, including the training and deployment of MFLC counselors at locations worldwide. Prior to assuming MFLC leadership, Dr. McCarthy was Chief Clinical Officer for Magellan’s Commercial Division, where he was instrumental in developing two military offerings – inTransition and the Illinois Warrior Assistance Program. As Magellan’s Senior Vice President of Aetna’s national book of behavioral business, Dr. McCarthy directed operations that included non-medical counseling for 11 million indemnity, point of service, managed behavioral health, and employee assistance program (EAP) lives, with annual revenue of $67.4M. For a service center of over 600 FTEs, he oversaw operations, utilization, budgeting, and case management systems. Dr. McCarthy has managed multiple programmatic areas, including analytic services (reporting), health informatics, and e-health, as well as Magellan’s implementation of complex federal compliance initiatives (e.g., HIPAA).
Brigadier General (US Army Ret) Earl Simms is an accomplished government leader and industrial management professional. He brings a wealth of human capital expertise gained from a distinguished military career and more than a decade of experience managing and consulting across the federal government. While in the military, BG(R) Simms was the senior executive responsible for the effective execution of all human capital programs across the U.S. Army. This included the oversight of the first ever Army-wide human capital contract which provided cross-functional solutions that augmented the government workforce with innovation from the private sector. BG (R) Simms was Serco’s senior executive responsible for overall contract management of the Army's HR Solutions Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts, originating in 2002 and continuing until he joined Armed Forces Services Corporation in 2011. Joining AFSC in 2011, he led the effort to pursue and win positions on government IDIQs. He currently serves as AFSC’s Chief of Quality Assurance.
Ms. Barb serves in a vital position to help us accelerate our R+D effort, building a more sophisticated approach to innovation, appropriate for our leadership position in the federal government. In her role at Magellan Federal, she fully leverages our wide range of commercial and government sector capabilities, as well as harnesses outside advances from medicine, technology, and industry to architect solutions. Ms. Barb has more than 16 years’ experience designing and implementing a wide variety of healthcare products and services. She previously served as a Director of Product Innovation for Magellan Healthcare’s Specialty Medical Management segment, where she developed clinical management programs focused on increasing quality while decreasing costs for commercial clients. Ms. Barb’s skillset also includes extensive management consulting, project management, and analysis experience gained while working with clients in the healthcare, financial services, and information technology sectors.
Mr. Clouse is the Program Director of the Navy Fleet & Family Support Program (FFSP) Global Staffing Support Contract and has supported it since 2015. From June 2010 to June 2015, he served as Program Manager for the Program Analysis and Evaluation Management Services Contract for the Army Center for Substance Abuse Programs within Headquarters, Department of the Army. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy for more than 30 years. His career spanned various operational assignments including shore tours in Italy, California, Washington D.C., and shipboard tours aboard USS Orion, USS Deyo, USS Simon Lake, and USS La Salle. He served tours as Command Master Chief for USS La Salle Sixth Fleet Flag Ship, Naval Support Activity Naples, Commander Navy Region Europe-Africa-Southwest Asia, and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He retired in June 2010 while working in the Pentagon as the Command Master Chief for the Chief of Naval Operations. In January 1999, he graduated from the Senior Enlisted Academy (Class 85) with distinguished honors. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Science in Business Management (Summa Cum Laude).
Here is a comprehensive snapshot of the most recent survey of AFSC/ Magellan Federal employees.
98.7% have a good understanding of our mission and 99.6% are aligned with our core values
96.9% see their job as important to our special mission
96.9% are willing to give extra effort to help us succeed
89.3% are satisfied with AFSC/Magellan Federal as their employer and
65.1%are EXTREMELY satisfied
Based on a response rate of 49.2%.