Vice Admiral Raquel Bono (Ret.)
Vice Admiral Raquel “Rocky” Bono, the first female Navy medical officer to achieve three-star rank, retired in 2019 after four decades in military medicine and health care administration.
In 2015, Admiral Bono became the second director of the Defense Health Agency, leading a joint agency with significant responsibilities for the delivery of integrated, affordable, and high-quality health services to uniformed, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families. Prior to DHA, she was chief of the Navy Medical Corps.
In March 2020, Washington Governor Jay Inslee appointed her to head the state’s health system response to COVID-19. She joined NobleReach’s board in 2020 and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory.
She received her medical degree from the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.