Ashley Mehta is the Chairwoman, CEO, and President of Nolij Consulting, a Woman-Owned Small Business located in Northern Virginia. Nolij is a solutions-focused Healthcare IT services company that specializes in digital healthcare modernization for the military, public, and commercial sectors. Ashley founded Nolij Consulting in 2013 and, for over 8 years, has grown to a leading technology company. She is leading the effort to strategically expand Nolij’s service offerings to drive digital transformation in Healthcare IT. Before establishing Nolij, Ashley worked for Deloitte from 2009 to 2013 in a Chief of Staff role where she learned the federal healthcare consulting business. Ashley developed her project management, analysis, and consulting expertise while working at BearingPoint before it was acquired by Deloitte.
In addition to being an entrepreneur, Ashley writes about leadership, women empowerment, and technology trends. Ashley finds it rewarding to give back to her community and veterans. She donates to Women Veterans Interactive, Operation Renewed Hope Foundation, and Inova Hospital. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Women Veterans Interactive Foundation.
Ashley was born and raised in Ohio. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful children.
Vilail Shajikumar is a design engineer, solutions architect and data scientist with extensive experience in the technology industry. Adept at conceptualization, system architecture, hardware integration, data modeling, big data analysis, distributed architecture, microservices and implementations. He has extensive experience with embedded systems, automated data gathering, sensory feedback and machine learning. He has a Masters in Control Systems Engineering from BITS, Pilani, India.
Shaji lives in Northern Atlanta suburb of Alpheretta. When he is not working, he loves boating and fishing.
Saishree Shetty is Vice President of Business Development for the Federal Sector. In her role, she oversees all business development efforts to expand Nolij’s footprint and capabilities. Her focus is on building strategic partnerships, capturing efforts, and building client relationships. Before Nolij, Saishree was the global head of planning and programs at Hogan Lovells LLP and the solutions director at Arent Fox LLP. She has also served in leadership positions at Deloitte and GDIT supporting multi-million dollar federal programs in various disciplines. Saishree has over 15 years of experience supporting government agencies providing solutions for the US Navy, US Army, Defense Health Agency, Department of Education and Housing Urban Development. Saishree brings almost two decades of experience in strategy development, program management, business intelligence, technology modernization and legal technology. Saishree received her bachelor’s in computer science and engineering and a master’s in information systems. Additionally, she has completed an executive leadership program at Yale University.
While Saishree is not at work she spends a lot of time outdoors hiking, gardening and rock climbing. At home, she loves to cook and teach math to middle-schoolers.
Erika Stegman is Vice President of Business Operations. Erika is a highly regarded leader who works alongside management to ensure company’s everyday activities run smoothly. Providing leadership, management and the vision necessary to ensure that Nolij has the proper operational controls, contract management, and human resources in place to effectively grow the organization, ensure operating efficiency, and maintain the highest level of client satisfaction. Before joining Nolij, Erika worked for over 13 years in the commercial airline industry where she served in a variety of roles, including customer care, management, and leadership training. Erika received her Bachelor of Art in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dominic is Vice President of Proposal Management Federal & Commercial. He joined Nolij in 2018 to support proposals as a technical writer, organize corporate documentation, the NITAAC CIO-SP3 Small Business contract and serve as a business analyst and program manager. Previous to Nolij, Dominic worked at Elucid Solutions Corporation where he supported multiple agencies with technical analysis, acquisition projects and web development. Previously, Dominic worked in multimedia marketing production, supported sustainability startup operations, and provided legal review and resolution in the title industry.
Omar Olumee is the Vice President of Program Management. He is an experienced technology leader with over 20 years of hands-on experience in program management, system integration, digital transformation, strategy, testing, and AI/Machine learning in mission-critical systems. Omar has honed his technical expertise working at Apple, EDS, and Deloitte Consulting prior to joining Nolij. He has a bachelor’s from George Mason University and a master’s in information technology from Virginia Polytechnical Institute.
Omar has lived in Northern VA since 1980. When Omar is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
Nabeela is a marketing and management consulting professional with 22+ years in the fields of military health, technology, finance, marketing, public relations at Fortune 500 companies. Nabeela has previously worked at Deloitte, Fannie Mae, Corporate Executive Board and Independent Sector. She is the founder of SocialMPresa, Grid Technology Partners and Center for Balkan Development. She is the recipient of the National American Precis Syndicate Award for extraordinary achievement in Media Relations and is fluent in Pushto, Urdu, French and Italian. Nabeela attended Smith College for her undergraduate degree and Dartmouth College and Harvard University for her graduate studies.
Panina is an executive manager with more than 20 years of financial management and logistical analysis experience in the commercial and government sectors. She has extensive international experience at the Panama Canal Commission (a U.S. Federal Agency), Shell Oil Company, MCI Telecommunications and Lockheed Martin. Panina is a problem solver and has a talent for integrating financial benchmarking processes to optimize financial procedures in an evolving competitive and regulatory landscape. She is adept at using project management methodologies and fiscally sound accounting practices to create efficiencies, control costs and maximize productivity.
Panina Miller Gordon received a Fulbright Scholarship to The American University where she received her MBA, with a major in finance and a minor in international business. She received a B.S. in Finance and B.A. in Banking from Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua.
Outside of work, Panina enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She gives back to her community by participating and supporting nonprofits. It is her dream to travel the world one day.
Vikash is one of the first employees at Nolij and has played a critical role in growing the organization. His responsibilities include heading the India-based recruiting team and working closely with human resources to fulfill project staffing needs. He also collaborates with the Business Development team on identifying new teaming partners that allow Nolij to diversify service and product offerings, expand into new markets, acquire new customers, and offer more value to its clients.
Vikash has over 10 years of experience in the staffing industry and holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, cooking and riding his motorcycle.