Board of Directors

David Sharpe

Founder and President

David Sharpe serves as President of the board for C4H. He has over 10 years of federal government and military service, having served six years in the United States Air Force Security Forces and currently working in the U.S. Government arena. Sharpe served in two different overseas assignments while in the military – Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. During Sharpe’s career, he served in Operations NOBLE EAGLE, ENDURING FREEDOM, MOUNTAIN STORM, SOUTHERN WATCH, NORTHERN WATCH and PROVIDE COMFORT. Sharpe’s major military awards include the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (one oak leaf cluster), National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Small Arms Expert, Combat Readiness Medal and many other civilian and military personal/professional awards. Sharpe has an A.A. in Liberal Arts and a B.A. in Criminology from Saint Leo University. He is originally from St. Simons Island, Georgia where he currently resides in with his wife, Jenny and their son, Dax.

Gary O’Shaughnessy

Vice President

He completed 33 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Major General in 1993.  During his Air Force career, he commanded units and managed intelligence activities in the US, Europe and the Pacific.  Just prior to retirement, he was Commander of the 16,000 people in Air Force Intelligence Command.

He spent most of his career serving in the intelligence field with assignments ranging from tours with the National Security Agency to Director of Intelligence (J-2) at the U.S. European Command’s headquarters in Germany (EUCOM).

In his present position as Vice President, National Security Operations, he orchestrates Oracle’s Federal Government Business Operations, interacting with the Military, Intelligence, and Homeland Security communities.

General O’Shaughnessy received his bachelor’s degree in English from Fordham University and a master’s degree in Education from Manhattan College.  .  He has two daughters and resides with his wife Diane in Maryland.

 

Dr. Scott Chambers

Dr. Scott Chambers is Chair of the Intellectual Property Department and a Partner of Patton Boggs, LLP, and advises clients on complex intellectual property matters. Dr. Chambers helps clients avoid and resolve problems associated with protecting intellectual property, including litigation at the appellate and district court levels, as well as before the International Trade Commission. In addition to advising clients in patent infringement and validity issues, he provides oversight and due diligence for companies on mergers and acquisitions, trade secret and antitrust litigation.

Dr. Chambers has represented companies before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), arguing their position regarding patent prosecution, reexaminations and patent term extensions under the Hatch- Waxman Act. As an expert witness, he regularly provides testimony on U.S. patent law and procedure. His present work also includes patent portfolio auditing, conducting freedom-to-operate and patentability analyses, patent prosecution, prosecution of reissue and reexamination applications, and negotiating technology development and transfer agreements.

 

Phillip Kotiza

Treasurer

Phil Kotiza is the corporate controller for Noblis, Inc. having 35 years of experience in accounting, auditing, finance, contract administration, and ethics/compliance specializing in U.S. Government contracts.  He has in-depth experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and has been responsible for strategic and financial planning, acquisitions and divestitures, systems implementations, business process reengineering, fraud investigations, and U.S. Inspector General investigations.

Before joining Noblis in 2000, Phil was the Vice President of Government Accounting and Contracts for Kaiser Group International.  Before that, Phil was with Westinghouse Electric and was responsible for all internal audit of Westinghouse’s $2.5B defense business.

Phil holds a B.A. and M.B.A from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.