About the Author

Janelle A. Billingslea

Janelle A. Billingslea, PhD is a visionary business leader, federal contract and procurement expert, health and wellness entrepreneur, and technology acquisition advocate with a passion for promoting solutions that optimize human performance and potential.

She attended Georgetown University for undergraduate and graduate school and worked at the US Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, and the Veterans Administration, delivering innovative technical solutions to solve our most pressing national challenges and saving the lives of soldiers at war. Janelle has been honored with a diverse list of awards, licenses, and certifications and is a seasoned expert in emerging technologies, supply chain management, global procurement, and federal contracts—managing a portfolio of 350+ projects and products valued at over a billion dollars.

As a former track and field athlete, Janelle earned coveted scholarships at two NCAA Division 1 schools— University of North Carolina and Georgetown University—becoming a three-time All-American, setting a world record in the 500m, and reaching running times that qualified for the Olympics Trials before her career was cut short by a torn Achilles tendon.

Janelle is known for her holistic approach to feeding the human mind, body, and spirit to promote human achievement and peace. She was recognized with an honorary doctorate from the Global Oved Dei Seminary and University and served as a Goodwill Ambassador to the Olof Palme Peace Foundation, where she was conferred the title “Her Excellency.”