Diane Boyd – Director

Diane Boyd is an experienced evaluator and manager. She has designed and fielded evaluations of the Department of Defense Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Knowledge Translation Program, the Department of Veterans Affairs Integrated Disability Evaluation System, and, for the U.S. Bureau of the Census, an evaluation of the 2010 Census in Schools and Partnership Program. Diane also has experience guiding clinical subject matter expert work groups in producing recommendations to the Navy Surgeon General on the future of Navy Medicine, and implementing and directing an Evidence-Based Medicine method used to write medical and dental policy for the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership.


Diane’s areas of expertise include public opinion measurement, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative analysis methods, military health, veterans’ programs, persons with disabilities, seniors and caregiving, and human subjects protection. Diane is always seeking new things to learn and new ways to excel.


At Powell Strategies, Diane devotes her talents to supporting the Strategic Policy Council of the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Policy and Planning.


Diane earned degrees in Anthropology from UCLA (Ph.D.) and from Western Michigan University (MA). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.

John P. Williams


Nicole Pearce

Senior Vice President

Trista McGlamery

Senior Director

Diane Boyd


Patricia Haigler


Joelle Ballew

Senior Consultant

Elysa Marchicelli

Senior Consultant

Mark Snowiss

Senior Consultant

Kayla Tooma

Senior Consultant

Nikita Mehta


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  • VIP

    The first program of its kind in the nation, the Veteran Institute for Procurement is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. It also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities.

  • Goldman Sachs

    Powell Strategies Principal John Williams was among 137 entrepreneurs from 34 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico who graduated from the Babson Cohort of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, a national program created to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education, capital, and business support services. The small businesses in this group represent a total of $240M in revenues and over 3,000 jobs from a broad range of industries.

  • Military Spouse Employment Partnership

    MSEP is part of DoD's broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) initiative, seeking to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals; education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals; and employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career.