The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently honored Leidos for the company’s longstanding commitment to helping provide “A Place Like Home” to families of children with rare or challenging illnesses participating in clinical trials at the NIH.
Since 2008, Leidos, a leading global science and technology solutions company focused on the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil and health markets, has supported The Children’s Inn through a series of donations adding up to more than $1 million.
In 2011, after meeting Bubba, a child residing at The Children’s Inn who wished for The Inn to have a new playground, Leidos made a $825,000 pledge toward a new outdoor playground and park for The Inn. In 2012, Leidos executives and staff used hammers, nails and paintbrushes to put finishing touches on the new playground.
Leidos Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Roger A. Krone and several members of his leadership team recently visited The Children’s Inn to tour the facility and outdoor playground, and see the teleidoscope – a kaleidoscope that can be used by two people at the same time – that was installed by The Children’s Inn in honor of Leidos’ contributions. The Inn’s CEO led the tour with help from Dr. Constantine Stratakis, the scientific director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and Beth Maloney, a member of The Children’s Inn’s board of directors.
Leidos leadership staff who accompanied Krone included Jonathan Scholl, president of Leidos Health Group; Dr. David Heimbrook, CEO of Leidos Biomedical Research; Vicki Schmanske, deputy president of Leidos Health Group; Mike Eddings, vice president and corporate director for program execution and surveillance with Leidos Health; Karoom Brown, senior vice president for Leidos Health strategy and business development; and Jerry Parsons, Leidos Health vice president and business area manager, HHS.