Aisha Harper is a strategic results-oriented individual with over 10 years of administrative and managerial experience paired with 7 years of clinical support service as a United States Army medical clinician and leader. Aisha has managed and lead various workstreams with a proactive approach to solve difficult problems in support of the Defense Health Headquarters and several Department of Defense organizations. She is a seasoned expert involving interpersonal/communication skills at the C-suite level. 

As a United States Army Nurse Aisha supported an integrated, high-reliability medical system for medical training, readiness, and health – servicing over 90,0000 beneficiaries, service members, health care providers and allied health professionals throughout the Military Health System.

Prior to joining Ward Circle Strategies, Aisha was nominated and selected to serve as an Executive Administrative Assistant for the Assistant Director for Combat Support (AD-CS) and Senior Enlisted Leader. Aisha performed executive level duties as the primary liaison between the Defense Health Agency’s Combat Support and Department of Defense partners throughout the National Capital Region, the Joint Staff, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Army, Air Force & Navy Surgeon Generals as well as the Combatant Commands.

Aisha synchronized and coordinated hundreds of executive-level meetings in support of the Defense Health Agency’s Combat Support and Division Chiefs within the Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute, Health Information Technology Armed Forces Medical Examiner System, Armed Forces Blood Program and Medical Logistics to name a few.

Shortly after the Department of Defense COVID-19 Task Force was established, Aisha was hand-selected to serve as a member of the Defense Health Agency’s Joint Operational Cell (JOC) providing critical communications among congressional inquiries and service tasks. Aisha developed a tracking system for managing thousands of executive level correspondence which ensured timely response to requests. Aisha’s ability to multi-task, prioritize, and communicate with some of the most senior leaders across the Department of Defense and allies was integral to the communications role and executive leadership.

Career Highlights:

  • Ward Circle Strategies, Senior Consultant
  • Communications Specialist – Defense Health Agency, Joint Operational Cell
  • General Officer Executive Administrative Assistant – Defense Health Agency
  • U.S. Army Practical Nursing Course – Army Medical Department Headquarters
  • Bachelors in Sociology, Focus Public Policy – American Military University

3 Fun Facts:

  • Aisha is the second oldest of 7 siblings
  • Raised in Florida, her place of Zen is when near any body of water
  • Aisha has 2 sons, 4 nephews, 5 nieces & 2 adopted pups
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