Meet our CEO

Billie Dragoo is the founder and CEO of RepuCare, a proven staffing partner to Fortune 500 clients and managed health care program providers. It has been ranked one of the fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 10 women entrepreneurs in the United States, Billie was one of 720 entrepreneurs, throughout the world, who was invited by the President of the United States to attend the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit. For 4 years she served as a National Judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards and was an E & Y recipient of the award in 2008.

Long recognized for her entrepreneurial impact in the State of Indiana, Billie has been awarded the Starkey Entrepreneurial Women’s Award and the Torchbearer Award for Entrepreneurial Advocacy, one of the highest awards presented by the governor for recognition of outstanding women. A recipient of IBJ’s 2009 Women of Influence Award in recognition of business and community excellence and leadership, she has also been honored with the 2011 Girls’ Inc. Touchstone Award, and was named a 2014 Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame Laureate, which honors outstanding men and women who epitomize success in the business world.

A nationally recognized leader for women’s advocacy, she devotes considerable time to this endeavor.  She is the co-founder of the Indiana Conference for Women, now in its 9th year and the largest one-day professional development conference for women in the Midwest.

Billie is the past Chair and CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), based in Washington D.C. She is the past president and emeritus board advisor of the Indianapolis Chapter of NAWBO, where she was the architect of its growth.

She is an executive board member of The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC), board member of the Indiana State Chamber, Indianapolis Chamber, Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy, and the Sigma Theta Tau International Foundation for Nursing.

A business industry leader and serial entrepreneur, Billie is also the founder and Chairman of the Board of Verve Health, a worksite wellness provider with onsite health centers and wellness teams.

Billie possesses the fundamental attributes and competencies that spell the difference between leaders that change the world and those who don’t.

Deborah Collins Stephens Leadership Development Author & Consultant

Investing in the community and volunteering is the heart behind everything RepuCare stands for. Our commitment to giving back is our most powerful reward. Billie demonstrates this commitment by participating on the following Boards:

  • Indiana State Chamber of Commerce:
    Nominating Committee, Board of Directors, Health Care Policy Committee, IBRG
  • Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce:
    Governance Committee, Board of Directors
  • Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee (GIPC):
    Board of Directors
    Executive Committee
  • Lilly Family School of Philanthropy:
    Board of Visitors
  • Sigma National Foundation for Nursing
  • NAWBO:
    National – Past Chair, CEO
    Indianapolis, Past President and Emeritus Board Advisor
  • Indiana Women Business Owners Political Action Committee:
    Founder
  • Indianapolis Conference for Women:
    Co-Founder

Billie’s strengths lie in her tenacity, loyalty and commitment to get the job done and exceed customer expectations. She gives generously of her time to charitable causes. She is a pillar to the Indianapolis community for women and their initiatives…many organizations have benefited from Billie’s work in philanthropy.

Lacy M. Johnson Partner, Ice Miller LLP


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2008

Entrepreneurial Advocacy Nomination by NAWBO

Finalists for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award in the Midwest Announced

2008 Torchbearer Award Recipient List-BD-Entrepreneurial Advocacy


2011

2011 Touchstone Awards Honorees

Dress for Success, Indianapolis: Stepping Out In Style 2011: “Former Stepping Out In Style Model Billie Dragoo, President/ CEO of RepuCare Inc., will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair.”


2012

1st Annual Midwest Invent Your Future Conference; digital program; BD as event host, etc.

Dress for Success, Indianapolis, BD prev. year honorary chair mentioned in DFS model release to press; “..today announced the 21 guest models for its 2012 Stepping Out In Style fashion show …”

“Billie Dragoo was chosen to participate in the Fortune Most Powerful Women in Small Business Initiative;” includes brief description of women selected, including BD


2013

Interview with BD; her founding Indiana Women Business Owners Political Action Committee, role within NAWBO over the years locally and nationally; Q/A session

NAWBO featured in Harvard Business review article, BD mentioned: “..meet new National Board Chair Billie Dragoo, who helped to build NAWBO’s largest chapter in the United States, NAWBO-Indianapolis, as well as her own a premier health care industry business, RepuCare …”

Local Entrepreneur Dragoo Takes Helm of National Group

Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women’s 1st year ‘hype;’ General info; “..Hoosier women business leaders Deborah Collins Stephens and Billie Dragoo, Co-chairs and Co-founders of the event …” etc

New NAWBO Leader Outlines Plans

Conference Puts Hoosier Women Leaders in Spotlight


2014

Best of Bingham: Billie Dragoo Selected for Induction to the Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

Join Us! Monthly Mentoring Open House featuring Billie Dragoo

Rotary Speaker to be Inducted into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

Four Prominent Business Leaders to be Inducted into Central Indiana Business Hall of Fame

New Board Members, Leadership for Indy Chamber

National Launch Event for Pass the Torch for Women Campaign in Indianapolis; names Honoree: Billie Dragoo, CEO of RepuCare, Acting CEO of NAWBO

“… Celadon, has expanded the scope of its onsite health and wellness clinic with the selection of RepuCare to manage the facility..”


2015

Business Hall of Fame Set For New Class

Hoosier Entrepreneurs Share Keys to Success

Jam Session Interview Series: Billie Dragoo

2015 Fastest-Growing Us Staffing Firms

Verve Health Aims to Triple Workforce with New Approach


2016

The Interview Issue: Billie Dragoo

RepuCare CEO Gets Big Invite

Making Waves with Billie Dragoo

President Obama Invites Billie Dragoo To Attend 7th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit

NAWBO Boards are Great Places for Servant Leaders

WCS sends representatives to Indiana Conference for Women

DRAGOO: Entrepreneurs Need to Foster Collaboration

The Indiana Conference For Women

James Waters Memorial Scholarship

June Activities at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy


2018

Indiana Conference for Women Sponsorship

Sigma Foundation for Nursing Adds Dragoo to Board

(2017-2019 BoD)

Women of Influence to Headline Greenwood Symposium


2018-2019

NAWBO 2018 -2019 National Leadership

Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

GIPC Members – Executive Committee Member

Women’s Fund of Central Indiana – Emeritus Board Member

Indiana Department of Workforce Development – SWIC Member

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