The Virginia Academy Announces New Board Members

Richmond, VA – January 22, 2021 – The Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine held its first Board meeting of the year on January 7, 2021 where it elected two new members to its Board. The announcement of Al Grasso and Art Kellermann as new members adds to key leadership on the Board from the science, engineering, and medicine community across the Commonwealth.  Mr. Grasso, former CEO of The MITRE Corporation, is a major player in the scientific community of military and government affairs of the nation and Dr. Kellermann, Senior Vice President of VCU Health Sciences and CEO of the VCU Health System, is a leader in a major health system in the State and health systems nationally.

Alfred Grasso
Board Director and Consultant

Mr. Alfred Grasso is the former president and chief executive officer of The MITRE Corporation where he continues to serve as a Consultant. Mr. Grasso serves on the Board(s) of NETSCOUT Systems and Riverside Research. He is a member of the Defense Science Board, a former member of the Army Science Board and he is serving a 3 year term as a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Government, University and Industry Research Roundtable where he was elected co-chair in 2018. Mr. Grasso holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree in computer science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.


Arthur L. Kellermann, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President, VCU Health Sciences; Chief Executive Officer, VCU Health System

Arthur L. Kellermann, MD, MPH is senior vice president for VCU Health Sciences and CEO of VCU Health System in Richmond, Virginia. Before joining VCU in 2020, Dr. Kellermann served as dean of “America’s Medical School” – the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland, which serves as the leadership academy for military health and the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Kellermann previously held the Paul O’Neill-Alcoa Chair in Policy Analysis at the RAND Corporation. Prior to that, he was professor of emergency medicine and public health at Emory University, where at various points he served as founding director of the Emory Center for Injury Control, founding chair of Emory’s Department of Emergency Medicine and later, Associate Dean for Health Policy at the Emory School of Medicine. He holds a BS degree from Rhodes College, an MD degree from Emory University and an MPH degree from the University of Washington.

Dr. Kellermann holds career achievement awards from two fields – injury control and emergency medicine. Elected to the Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine [NAM]) in 1999, he has served on National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committees addressing the prevention and control of violent behavior, the consequences of uninsurance, health promotion, biodefense, and the future of emergency care. From 2013 to 2016, he served on the NAM’s Governing Council.

Dr. Kellermann is board-certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine, and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American College of Physicians.