MEET OUR TEAM
Our team of professionals work to provide each client with the best solutions that work to exceed the expectations of your needs. Our staff of certified and trained professsionals are reliable. Meet our team below!
VAAS Pro Team
Steve S. Julal is the Principal and founder of VAAS Professionals LLC. Julal has consulted with small to large sized businesses and federal agencies with respect to their financial, management and business needs.
Julal received his B.S. in Accounting and MBA in Finance from Oral Roberts University. Serving as board member on several councils, Julal remains an active member of local professional organizations such as The National Black MBA Association, 100 Black Men of Atlanta and the Nationals Contract Management Association.
Julal had one vision for VAAS Professionals: to provide excellence and personalized services to advance his client’s bottom line.
VAAS Pro Team
Our team encompasses a wide range of backgrounds, technical expertise, and skillsets. From internal operations to contractual support to our government partners, our team is ever-growing.
Our team of professional consultants work to ensure we are providing strategic solutions and support to you and your business. Our functions support the VAAS Pro pillars: Audit & Attestation, Financial Management, Business Management, and Staff Augmentation across the internal and external organization.
Operations & HR
Battle oversees operational and management functions to ensure that the vision of our company is being continuously met.
Marketing & Communications
Gonsalves is responsible for the holistic planning, analysis, design, and implementation of all brand and business strategies.
Swillum is currently a senior studying Communications of Public Relations and Business at Oglethorpe University.
Dossouvi's responsibilities as a Financial Analyst is to maintain and monitor budget, spend plans and obligations for multiple countries as it relates to Global Health Security. She works closely with OFR and country Officers in tracking funds and provide all required reports to management.
Health Communications Specialist
Puente has worked with the Division of Public Affairs, developing content for internal employee resources, including CDC Connects and CDC Now. Her first role at CDC was with (DGHT), assisting with communications work tailored to policymakers and other partners. While with DGHT, she was a member of the Annual Program Results (APR) team, which was awarded the Significant Contributions Award in 2020.
Administrative Program Assistant
Wagner is a strategic leader who uses visionary insights to achieve company revenue and business goals.
Tax & Accounting
Shrestha consults with commercial tax and business tax clients to ease their tax preparation journey.
Goodhew is a Microbiologist stationed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supporting trachoma serology surveillance studies.
Park has been a Bioinformatics Fellow/Bioinformatician at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 2006. She is currently working on Naegleria, Harvey hurricane metagenomics, and Cryptosporidium.
Rafferty was born in Mexico City and came to the US when she was 15 years old. She earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in French from Emory University. Previously, she has worked as a Molecular Biologist within the Malaria and Entomology Branch from 1991-2001. Currently, Raferrty is a Molecular Biologist in Entomology Branch, under the President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) and offers molecular support to PMI CDC staff and PMI countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
Public Health Analyst