Established HHS Business Development Executive joins Cognosante

MCLEAN, VA. – September 28, 2015 – Cognosante has announced the hiring of Dawn Cooley as Business Development Director of its Health Consulting Services (HCS) business unit. Dawn, who has more than 25 years of healthcare program and project management experience, will focus on further developing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Consulting Practice launched by Cognosante earlier this year.

“Cognosante has provided leading Medicaid IT consulting services to Federal and State governments for more than 25 years,” said Jim Joyce, General Manager, HCS, Cognosante. “Dawn’s extensive experience working with and for a variety of HHS programs makes her a very valuable asset to our team as we continue to grow our business in the HHS consulting space.”

Dawn, who served as the administrator for the Ohio Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) from 1992-1996, brings more than 20 years’ experience in business development and project management to Cognosante. She has specialized in optimizing project delivery for WIC, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Unemployment Insurance, and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families at companies including Xerox and CSC. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree from Texas A&M University.

“I am thrilled to join Cognosante, and, more specifically, a consulting team that has a reputation for excellence and expertise in the healthcare market,” said Dawn. “Cognosante’s commitment to healthcare is phenomenal, and growing our HHS consulting business will allow us to bring this commitment and experience to an even wider group of clients.”

About Cognosante
Cognosante is a leading provider of consulting, technology, and BPO services to healthcare organizations, specializing in Health Reform initiatives. The company has more than 25 years of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government to assist its clients in developing, managing, and executing complex healthcare information programs and infrastructures. Its expertise includes health insurance marketplaces, enrollment reconciliation, healthcare standards, modular system integration, health informatics, Medicaid, health information exchange, and fraud, waste, and abuse.  Please visit for more information.



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