Sandra Pina Joins Cognosante as Chief Contracts Officer

FALLS CHURCH, VA—July 30, 2019—Cognosante, a leader in health information technology solutions and services for Federal and state public health agencies, today announced the appointment of experienced Contracts executive, Sandra Pina as Chief Contracts Officer.

With more than 25 years of professional consulting, contracts and financial management experience supporting Federal clients, Pina will focus on Cognosante’s new business contract growth. She will also oversee strategic partnerships, proposal operations, pricing, and contract compliance activities. “Sandra is a proven leader specializing in acquisition compliance and the life cycle of Federal government contracts. This experience makes her an excellent addition to the Cognosante leadership team and will ensure scalability and consistency as Cognosante reaches the next level,” said Michele Kang, Cognosante Founder and CEO.

Pina joins Cognosante from Thales Defense & Security, Inc. where she led the Systems Solutions Group in contractual and business operations for the Navy, Air Force, and other DoD customers. Preceding Thales, Pina served as one of Leidos, Inc. Civil Group Operation’s Associate Director of Contracts for over 13+ years (inclusive of 10 years at Lockheed Martin IS&GS) where she was responsible for more than $5B in contract value,  guided a team of contract managers, led M&A activities, and managed winning proposal negotiations for Federal, Commercial, and International contracts.

Pina has also received special recognition awards for excellence from previous companies, former customers such as Department of Homeland Security and key industry partners such as General Services Administration. “I am excited by the opportunity to join the Cognosante leadership team and apply the contracts, business and leadership skills I have gained in the contracting sector to help shape the future of Cognosante.  This is an incredible time to join this fast-growing organization,” said Pina.

About Cognosante

Cognosante provides technology solutions and business process outsourcing to Federal, state, and local government health agencies. The company has more than three decades of experience working with 48 states and the Federal government, developing, managing, and executing large, complex health information programs. Its expertise includes Medicaid, Medicare, military and Veterans’ health, the health insurance marketplace, data standards and analytics, modular system development and integration, and fraud, waste, and abuse detection and prevention.

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