Dr. Smita Savant-Bhonsale, Experienced Healthcare Industry Professional, Joins Command Strategies LLC

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The addition of Dr. Smita Savant-Bhonsale expands Command Strategies' capabilities and expertise in medical R&D funding. Command Strategies is a DC-based business development firm helping clients in a variety of industries.

Dr. Savant- Bhonsale’s significant experience in research, management, funding, and business development make her an outstanding asset to our clients that are looking to expand in the medical research and development sectors.

Command Strategies LLC, a specialty business development services and government relations firm, is pleased to announce that Smita Savant-Bhonsale has joined the company as a senior associate. Dr. Savant-Bhonsale brings to the Command Strategies team over 20 years of experience in the biological and medical fields, both in research and management. She has significant experience in obtaining and managing federal and private funding in a wide range of healthcare research and applications. Her previous experience has included work in the private sector and for the Department of Defense.

Prior to joining Command Strategies, Dr. Savant-Bhonsale served as a Deputy Director, Science & Technology, Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine (AFIRM), an organization focused on the development of cutting edge regenerative medicine therapies for our wounded warriors. She has more than two decades of experience in medical research at nationally recognized institutions, including a five-year fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Savant-Bhonsale is a published researcher and holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Marquette University and a M.S in Microbiology from the University of Baroda, India.

“Dr. Savant- Bhonsale’s combination of practical experience in the laboratory and significant experience in management, funding, and business development make her an outstanding asset to Command Strategies’ clients that are looking to expand in the medical research and development sector. Her experience with federal organizations will not only be instrumental to military-related clients but also in relations with organizations such as the NSF, NIH, DHS, USDA, and FDA,” said George Demetriades, Chief Operating Officer of the Command Holdings Group.

“Dr. Savant-Bhonsale has begun assisting and leading efforts with current clients including Prevacus, Colorado State University, and the University City Science Center. Command Strategies looks forward to offering her expertise to future clients,” concluded Demetriades.

Command Strategies LLC is a specialty business development services and government relations firm headquartered in Washington, DC. The company is uniquely positioned to help clients drive requirements from the ground up to establish programs and funding, and from the top down to provide policy support. Command Strategies is member of the Command Holdings Group (CHG) of companies.

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