Whistleblower Profiles

Jeffrey Wigand

Jeffrey Wigand In 1995, Dr. Jeffrey Wigand, a former Vice President for Research and Development for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, rose to national prominence when he blew the whistle on tobacco companies’ manipulation of research on the effect of nicotine in tobacco products. After leaving Brown & Williamson in 1993, Dr. Wigand cooperated [...]

2020-05-08T09:03:38-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, Whistleblower Profiles|

Victoria Hampshire

Victoria Hampshire In 2004, Dr. Hampshire was a veterinarian working for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), monitoring drug interactions in animals and had received numerous accolades for her work. Dr. Hampshire discovered that a popular heartworm medication for dogs was killing hundreds of animals. Her analysis and reports pulled the drug off the [...]

2020-05-08T09:03:38-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, Whistleblower Profiles|

Dr. Aubrey Blumsohn

Dr. Aubrey Blumsohn In early 2006, Dr. Blumsohn, a senior faculty member at Sheffield University, blew the whistle on data concealment and manipulation performed on behalf of Procter & Gamble (P&G) for the company’s osteoporosis drug, Actonel. The popular medication was primarily used by post-menopausal women to strengthen bones and help prevent fractures. Blumsohn, [...]

2020-05-08T09:03:38-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, Whistleblower Profiles|

Dr. David Graham

Dr. David Graham After Food and Drug Administration (FDA) researcher, Dr. David Graham, conducted a study which showed that the painkiller Vioxx had caused 88,000 to 139,000 heart attacks with a 30 to 40 percent fatality rate, the FDA attempted to suppress his findings. Graham was able to present the preliminary results of his [...]

2020-05-08T09:03:38-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, Whistleblower Profiles|

Brandon Coleman

Brandon Coleman A Marine Corps veteran and Addiction Therapist for the Phoenix Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Brandon Coleman witnessed a variety of improper and possibly unlawful practices. In 2014, Coleman disclosed to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) that suicidal veterans had been neglected, and left to walk out of the VA [...]

2020-06-04T14:39:15-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

James Hundt

James Hundt Mr. James Hundt is an Associate Director in the Veterans Engineering Resource Center (VERC). He is a West Point graduate, disabled veteran, and 24-year military and federal government employee with seven years of experience in three presidential administrations within the Executive Office of the President (EOP). VERC is a part of [...]

2020-06-04T14:38:54-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Kuauhtemoc “K-Rod” Rodriguez

Kuauhtemoc “K-Rod” Rodriguez Kuauhtemoc “K-Rod” Rodriguez has worked for the VA since 2010. Before that he was an Army Officer for five years, including service in the Iraq War, and he has been an Air Force reservist for seven years. From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Rodriguez was the Chief of Specialty Care at the Phoenix [...]

2020-06-04T14:38:29-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Paula Pedene

Paula Pedene Ms. Pedene is an award-winning public relations professional with 28 years of experience at the VA. She served honorably in the U.S. Navy as a broadcast journalist for over eleven years. At present, Ms. Pedene serves as a Senior Communications Specialist assigned to VA Central Office. She made her first protected [...]

2020-06-04T14:38:05-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Dr. Katherine Mitchell

Dr. Katherine Mitchell Dr. Mitchell is a full-time VA physician who works at the Veterans Integrated Service Network office in Gilbert, Arizona. While working at the Phoenix VA from 2009-2014, hospital officials ignored Dr. Mitchell’s repeated warnings about grossly unsafe conditions including understaffing, poor triage training, and delayed access to care. In May 2014, [...]

2020-06-04T14:36:49-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|

Shea Wilkes

Shea Wilkes Shea Wilkes is an Army Veteran and a pioneer VA whistleblower who exposed secret waiting lists at VA hospitals in 2014, while he was a Local Recovery Coordinator at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Office of Special Counsel substantiated his disclosures, but the Special Counsel later lambasted the [...]

2020-06-04T14:39:39-04:00May 8th, 2020|Public Health, VA clients, Whistleblower Profiles|
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