Dr. Carter Mecher serves as the Medical Advisor for the Public Health Company (PHC). Prior to joining PHC, Carter served as a Senior Medical Advisor for Office of Public Health in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. In this position, Dr. Mecher played a key role in the COVID-19 outbreak response. From 2005 to 2011, he served as the Director of Medical Preparedness Policy at the White House Homeland Security Council and National Security Staff. He was a principal author of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Implementation Plan. In this capacity, he helped set policy and devise strategies to mitigate the consequences of a pandemic and promote pandemic preparedness. Prior to serving at the White House, Dr. Mecher was the Chief Medical Officer for the Southeast VA Network in Atlanta from 1996 to 2005. In this role he oversaw the healthcare delivery for veterans in Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Dr. Mecher completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in critical care medicine at Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center.