Bijal Shah | President
Dr. Bijal Shah is president and co-founder of Trewon Technologies, LLC. As president, Bijal provides managerial expertise to all areas of the company, leading efforts in setting goals, identifying growth strategy, measuring and expanding potential of the company, and setting standards of excellence throughout the firm’s operations. Drawing on her background in health research and knowledge of advanced statistical methods, such as predictive analytics and data modelling, she offers a unique combination of advanced skillsets in management, science, and data analytics.
Bijal works closely with Trewon’s Research and Evaluation Unit, taking a major role in quantitative research design. She has over 15 years of experience in statistical analysis with large datasets, survey development, project methodology, and analysis design. Prior to founding Trewon, Bijal managed multiple federal projects for the Indian Health Service (IHS), Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), National Science Foundation (NSF), and others. She led the data collection, analysis, and development of the IHS Urban Indian Needs Assessment Report to Congress. Drawing on her expertise in synthesizing large and multiple data sets, she assessed key health indicators and identified the healthcare needs of urban American Indians and Alaska Native people across the United States. This work provided the blueprint for healthcare delivery to this population. In her work on a National Survey of Tribal Court Systems for the BJS, she prepared the dataset for analysis. This process included measuring nonsampling errors, conducting nonresponse bias adjustment, drawing on innovative methods to develop imputation weights and values, and stratifying the tribes.
In the nonprofit realm, Bijal assisted community focused organizations like Share Our Strength and the American Friends Service Committee with statistical support. She has worked with a diversity of communities across the U.S. and stakeholders that include administrators, policy makers, healthcare providers, business owners, judiciary, adult and children community members, families with special healthcare needs, and individuals with limited English proficiency.
Bijal received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.
Saumil Shah | Vice President
Saumil Shah is vice president and co-founder of Trewon Technologies. He serves as technical liaison for the company’s Information Technology business line, keeping the company on target with the latest advances in technology. Saumil works directly with our clients interested in Trewon’s technology expertise and guidance. He also brings his decade plus experience working with government agencies and corporations to keep the firm’s strategies consistently targeting the needs of our clients’ technological needs. Saumil works directly with the Trewon’s president to support the development of initiatives in the firm.
As an Information Technology professional with SAP Business Objects (BO) subject matter expertise he brings a robust background in database architecture. He directs the technical arena for Trewon Technologies, supporting clients to more effectively and efficiently store, manage, and leverage their data. Saumil’s expertise is evident in the multiple and varied versions of BO Deployment he successfully implements across diverse operating and database environments for multiple agencies at the Department of State. He is an authority in BO Customization and provides custom applications using BO Software Development Kits (SDKs). As a seasoned Data Warehouse professional Saumil brings his versatile experience using multiple Business Information tools to the handling and storage of big data. He is certified in building and using backend databases and is an expert in relational databases.
Jeanette Hassin | Director of Research & Evaluation
Dr. Jeanette Hassin is director of research and evaluation at Trewon. She supervises the development and execution of research and evaluation projects. Jeanette has over two decades of experience working with diverse communities, directing program and policy-related studies in public health, health care, and education; providing research, evaluation, and technical assistance expertise to federal, state, and nonprofit agencies. In addition to being a research writer and program manager, Jeanette designs and conducts large and small scale mixed method evaluation studies and participatory research.
With projects conducted in rural and urban settings, her work supports HIV/AIDS, diabetes, influenza, and substance abuse prevention as well as key areas of education and social justice. For over 18 years Jeanette has partnered with Indigenous communities on health, health care delivery, and education issues. Some of her past efforts include managing a broad-based CMS tribal long term services and supports (LTSS) analysis and directing and co-designing a web-based roadmap to assist tribal communities in developing LTSS for their communities and an evaluation of the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program that included a multisite case study.
Rebecca Pere' | Human Resources Manager
Rebecca Pere' is the Human Resources Manager for Trewon. She brings key leadership skills and in-depth knowledge of human resource practices honed by more than ten years of experience in corporate and human resource management. Her sharp communications skills and breadth of experience support Trewon through many avenues of work that include office management, policy development and implementation, and recruitment and placement of ideal candidates to build compatible and enduring teams. While fostering a professional environment, Rebecca brings her motivation and wealth of recruitment experience and knowledge to identify topnotch candidates. She is also responsible for Trewon's networking and marketing practices that are key to attracting the best talent in the industry. Rebecca is also strongly engaged in giving back to the community. With interests that closely mirror that of Trewon’s outreach efforts; she is active in supporting the youth, elderly, and environment of her community.