CONSTANT Announces Industry-Leading Advisory Board with Four Luminaries

CONSTANT’s Advisory Board Members Bring Expertise in Key Areas that Enhance and Accelerate Strategic Growth and Mission Execution


Torrance, California, July 21, 2023 – Constant Associates (CONSTANT) today announces four industry luminaries to serve on its Board of Advisors. The Advisory Board will actualize a remarkable opportunity to influence the growth, strategic positioning, and trajectory of our company. CONSTANT is an award-winning consultancy focused on executing our mission of making the world a safer place. We are certified as an 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Business (EDWOSB) with a tenured history of helping clients across all levels of government and the private sector prepare for catastrophic disasters and emerging threats.


“We are thrilled to announce CONSTANT’s Board of Advisors.  As we have grown, our needs have evolved and our Board of Advisors have played a critical role in positioning for and managing that growth in alignment with our core values.  As we welcome this Board of Advisors, we will look to build on the government contracting and executive level expertise offered by returning Board members, alongside discipline specific expertise of new members,” said Michelle Constant, MBA, CEO of CONSTANT.  “Advisory Board members will be engaged to help position CONSTANT at the cutting edge of industry trends, expand our network, and manage our growth in a way that best serves our clients, our team, and our communities. Together, we will accomplish all of this while fervently marching toward our mission of making this world a safer place.”


Meet CONSTANT’s Board of Advisors


Anthony Otten, MPP – Tony offers extensive experience in the govcon space, including serving as CEO of Versar, Global Advisor for Avascent, and Board Chair for Orion Energy Systems.  He brings expertise across business strategy, finance, M&A and defense contracting.  A seasoned executive and director, he has held senior management positions with Sumaria Systems, Regent Education, Glenfarne Merger Corp, Marriott Corporation, and more. His industry experience includes defense contracting, security and access controls, distribution, and professional technical services. He has a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Lydia Thomas, PhD – Dr. Lydia Thomas is the former President and CEO of Noblis, a nonprofit organization working at all levels of government in areas essential to our nation’s wellbeing, including healthcare, national and homeland security, and public safety.  In a former role at Noblis, she led its Center for Environment, Resources, and Space. For 20+ years, prior to Noblis, she worked with the MITRE Corporation in a series of technical and management positions related to energy, environment, health, and communications systems. Dr. Thomas has also served the federal government, having been appointed to the President’s Homeland Security Advisory Council by President Bush with continued service for President Obama.  She also served a three-year term on the DOD Scientific Advisory Board and two-terms on the Environmental Advisory Board to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. She has been appointed to multiple Commission roles with the State of Virginia and is a current or former board member for several publicly traded companies, institutions of higher education, and government associations. Dr. Thomas holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Cytology from Howard University.


Nino Kharaishvili, MD, MBA – Dr. Nino Kharaishvili brings over 20 years of international health consulting experience across the United States, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Middle East. She specializes in global health security, biological threat reduction, health system resilience and preparedness, and disease/biosurveillance.  She has partnered with healthcare entities around the world to implement health system strengthening projects, improve system resilience, and assess national and multi-sectoral emergency response capacities. Dr. Kharaishvili serves as Jacobs’ Global Director for Health Systems Governance, where she is responsible for driving growth of business and impact of organizations in the health industry by bringing multi-disciplinary approaches and innovative solutions to her clients. Dr. Kharaishvili received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Aiety Medical School and her Master of Business Administration from the College of Saint Rose. She is ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Change Management Advanced Practitioner (CMAP).


Janice Haith, MS – Janice Haith is a security, intelligence and Chief Information Officer (CIO) professional with 3+ decades of collaborative leadership experience. A former US Navy Chief Information Officer, she brings a deep understanding of the Federal ecosystem as well as experience gained from key private sector collaborations including Board and strategist roles for Intel Corporation, Oracle, and the Intelligence and National Security Council. Janice’s vast senior leadership roles have helped actualize digital transformation across the Federal IT enterprise.  She served as Director, Intelligence Access for Warfighter Support under the Secretary of Defense, and Director, Enterprise Operations/Federal Information Sharing Executive for the DoD CIO, where her responsibilities included DoD oversight of key Federal information sharing programs as well as network operations policy and strategy. Janice belongs to the Sustained Mentoring Program for the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Stars & Stripes organization and mentors local high school students in STEM.  Janice earned a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Services from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Hampton Institute of Virginia.




CONSTANT is an award-winning consultancy focused on executing our mission of making the world a safer place. We are certified as an 8(a) and Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Business (EDWOSB) with a tenured history of helping clients across all levels of government and the private sector prepare for catastrophic disasters and emerging threats.


Our core areas of expertise are emergency management, counterterrorism, health security, and healthcare preparedness. Across those areas, we provide five types of services: planning, training, exercise, outreach and staffing. We have been published in industry-touted journals and earned a steady stream of repeat and referral business. Our client list boasts some of the most notable organizations in the Nation – the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the State of California, Los Angeles County, and an enviable list of Fortune 100 commercial clients.


We believe that the health of our company is directly attributed to the common belief in our mission, the expression of our core values, and our contribution to the greater fabric of the communities that we serve. We are deeply committed to product excellence and superior customer service, providing a platform for our team members to thrive and prosper, and embodying a sense of grit-meets-grace that fuels our entrepreneurial spirit.


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