Mary Carstensen

Colonel Mary Carstensen U.S. Army (Ret.) is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army, a three-year senior executive and political appointee to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), entrepreneur, and thoughtful investor for the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s Charitable Investment program. She has spent her career building organizations and systems (of people and technology) to solve complex problems within and across the public and private sectors. Her vision, leadership, and proficiency at building coalitions led to the successful integration of civilian healthcare services for the Department of Defense (DoD), the implementation of a world-wide electronic medical record, the creation of an exemplary transition program for severely wounded warriors for the US Army, and the successful start-up of two businesses.

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