Elenberg also advises the Department on a comprehensive strategy for optimizing the well-being and resilience of Service Members, their families and the entire DoD community. This effort directly supports the National Security Strategy provisioning optimized decision support tools leveraged to reform policy, financial resources, and business practices that impact our Service members’ nutritional, physical, environmental, medical/dental, social, behavioral, psychological, and spiritual fitness. Prior, Elenberg worked for theOffice of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Defense Health Agency as the Director of Population Health and Medical Management. She was responsible for guiding population health and disease management at 36 military treatment facilities that serve 9.7 million beneficiaries around the world.
Elenberg also has served as Director for Biosurveillance and Emergency response at the Department of Agriculture, where she orchestrated the design and development of nationwide electronic food safety and security systems in addition to assisting with the design of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Biosurveillance Information System. For her leadership during deployments in 2007 and 2009, Kimberly received the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal. In 2009, she was selected as the USPHS Responder of the Year. In 2014, she received the Military Health System Senior Nurse Leadership Award, in 2020 was recognized by G2Xchange Leading for Impact, Women in IT Leadership award and in 2021 was awarded the Secretary’s Defense Meritorious Service Medal for establishing an enterprise-wide common operating picture for Department of Defense senior leaders to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. Elenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Temple University, Philadelphia, a master’s degree in informatics from the University of Maryland, graduated summa cum laude with a doctorate in nursing practice from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore and has completed the Federal Executive Institute’s executive and management development and training.