"Preparing for and obtaining the CGMS really put me through my paces!
I believe it's made me a stronger internal resource for our team at work.
I'm able to communicate effectively regarding the rules governing our
federal awards, and research any questions my supervisor and co-workers have."

Beth Pfohl, M.S. CGMS
Cleveland, Ohio


Barbara Abramowitz, LISC 
Permelia Addison, Prince George's County Public Schools 
Nadine Addo, Georgetown Law 
Suzanne Adkins, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine 
Linus Akanoh, Deloitte & Touche LLP  
Brenda Alford, DOC/National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration 
Heba Ali, Columbia University
Louise M. Amburgey, CMS/OAGM 
Denny Anderson, Harris Health System
Mark Andrews, Prince George's County Public Schools 
Marcelle Arthur, DHS/FEMA 
Angela Ash, Fulton County Government 
Michael Austin, Atlas Research


Daryl Barksdale, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  
Melanie Bartlettn, School District of Philadelphia
Karen Bass-McFadden,DoD, Office of Economic Adjustment   
Mary Beaty, Special Olympics Wisconsin 
Lori Beeler,
GATU, Governor's Office of Management and Budget,
Brook Belete, MWAA 
Ron Benedict, Olson Group, Ltd.
Jerry Bertrand,
Public Impact Advisors LLC
Carla Bowlan
, Chickasaw Nation
Cynthia Branch
, American Medical Association
Verna Broomfield, Broward County Commission
Michael Brown, DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency
Trina Cooper Brown, Morehouse School of Medicine
Megan Browning, West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Kathy Brunot, University of Alabama
Heather Brunton, Volunteer West Virginia
Robin Buskey, Virginia Department of Health
Patricia Buxton, Washoe County


Emily Carmichael, Neighborhood Services Organization
Monica Castillo, City of Fort Worth  
Cynthia Carpenter, Kingsport TN
Lena Carstens, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Vincenzo Cassella, Southern Connecticut State University
Erin Castleberry, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
Mary Cathey, Institute of Community Services, Inc.
Linette Ceasar, Inova Health System 
Rikitra Cephus, Pasadena Independent School District 
Kesha Chandler
Mary Chown, Alvernia University/MECAdvising
Janet Ciciarelli, US Geological Survey
Karen Clackum, CDC
Robyne Clark, AZ Dept of Environmental Quality
Carolyn Cobb, HRSA/Division of Grants Management Operations
Kieran Coe, Grant Thornton 
Gifty Debora Cobblah, International Association of Firefighters
Alan Conway, DOC/National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
Lori Cooke, Washoe County
Bianca Costa Davis, US Department of Health & Human Services
Kimberly Cross, Philanthropy Services LLC


Joseph D'Alessandro, School District of Philadelphia 
Robyn Daniels, National Science Foundation 
Stephanie Dean, Dean's Results, PLLC
Girma Debelu Abdi, Management Systems International 
Tijuanna DeCoster, NIH/NINDS 
Gwendolene Deskins, Prince George's County Public Schools
Wendy DeWell, Goodwill-Easter Seals MN 
Tanya Dickinson, Volunteers of America Mid-States 
Kathy Dimopoulos, City of Wilmington 
Jeff Dixon, Louisiana Supreme Court, Judicial Administrator's Office 
Olga Dixon, DOC/National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration
Nancy Donsbach, Gulf of Maine Research Institute 
Mark Dorfman, Veterinary Practice Partners 
Kimberly Doyle, Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) 
Kimberly Durkin, NIH/National Institutes of Child Health & Human Development


Anna Eberhardt, Austin, TX 
Melissa Edgar, Chickasaw Nation 
Calvin Edghill, Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Ester Edward, DHHS/Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 
Laurence Emrie, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 
Gabrielle Enfield, Washoe County 
Lynn Evans-Riester, Inova Health System 


Jacqueline Fahr, Valencia College
Toni Faris, Public Strategies, Inc. 
Matt Ferris, Alexandria, VA 
Shelia Fisher, Parkland Health & Hospital System 
Brette Fishman, OMB, Office of Federal Financial Management 
Colleen Forrest, Railroad Commission of Texas 
Michelle Fox, Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic 
Leslye Fulwider, NIH/National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute
Ann Furbay, DHS/FEMA


Mava Ganyile, Walter Sisulu University 
James Gellenbeck, Catholic Health Initiatives National Foundation 
Melissa Geronimo, Inova Health System 
Stephen Giffhorn, Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. 
Shannon Girouard, Virginia Service Commission
Elisa Gleeson, America's Service Commissions 
Kimberly Gooding, US Department of State 
Jeannette Gordon, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorder & Stroke 
Willie Green, 
Institute of Community Services, Inc. 
Lori Guerrero, King County Department of Transportation


James Ha, eCivis, Inc. 
Anita Hairston, US Department of Interior 
Carmel Halloun, US Department of Health & Human Services 
Diane Hansen, Fairfax County, Office of Emergency Management 
Matthew Hanson, AZ Department of Administration 
Danny Harjo, Prairie Island Indian Community 
Matthew Harvey, USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service
Ryan Hawkes, WSP USA Inc.
Jennifer Hayden, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity 
Becky Heisinger, Sanford Health 
Lashon Henderson, Valencia College 
Mary Ellen Herzog, M E Herzog & Associates 
Nancy Herzog, National Endowment for Democracy 
Vicki Hiestand, The Center for Rural Development 
Dorothy Hines, Bureau of Reclamation
Judy Hoanshelt, City of Miami Beach 
George Hogan, FEMA
Shelby Holman, Southern Imaginations, LLC 
Ken Holton, Lutheran Services Florida Health Systems 
Christine Hotz, US DoD, National Guard Bureau 
Kimberly House, City of Houston 
Maria Howeth, eCIVIS 
Laurie Hyde, Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District


Peter James, City of Fort Worth
Erica Jefferies,
Hillsborough County-Criminal Justice and Grants Management
Kathleen Jewett, 
NOAA-Northwest Fisheries Science Center 
Tanya Johnson, Cherokee Nation 
Deirdre Joseph, City of Tampa Police


Charles Kabanda, Infectious Diseases Institute
Michael Keegan, 
Federal Government 
Lynne Kelleher, Administrative Office of the Courts/Maryland
Mary Kelly, PAE
Tiffany Kesslar, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
Wendy Kilgore, US Department of Health & Human Services 
John Kincer, Texas Division of Emergency Management 
Crystal King, Prince George's County Public Schools 
Lorna Kivlehan, US Department of State, RM Bureau Office of DCFO 
Benjamin Kofi Quansah, BKQ Grants & Financial Management 
Robin Kolton, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department 
Melody Koorangi, Medical Advocacy & Outreach
Carol A Kraus, Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit, Governor's Office of Management and Budget, Illinois 
Susan Kuhn, Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 
Lisa Kurz, Take2 Consulting, LLC


Natalie Lambert,
State of Illinois CMS - Internal Audit 
Mary Landers Irwin, Bay Area UASI Program 
Latoya Larker, Department of State/PRM 
Ronald LeGaux, 
The Center for Independent Living 
Stacia Le Blanc, 
My Grant Lawyer PLLC 
Jessie Lemos, Goodwill Southern California 
Lisa Lewis, US Department of Health & Human Services


Gayle Macias, 
World Vision, Inc. 
Laura Mahoney, DOI/US Geological Survey 
Carla Makinen, Wor-Wic Community College 
Greg Manning, FEMA 
Cerina Mariano, Judiciary of Guam
Jasmine Markanday, PKS Grant Management & Accounting Solutions, LLC 
Patrice Martin, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Nick Marsters, Illinois Department of Human Services
Barbara Maskell, National Fire Protection Association 
Patty Mayo, DOC/National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration 
Eloise McClinton, Institute of Community Services, Inc. 
Glenn McCormick, Broward County, FL 
David McCoy, FEMA Region 6 
Beverly McFarlin, City of Houston 
Jim McKay, ManTech Mission Solutions & Services Group 
Lynn McKiernan Ngari, King County 
Andrew McLarty, FEMA
P. Lynn Miller, 
Honolulu Police Department/Finance Department
Chad Davis-Montgomery, USDA Food and Nutrition Service 
Gloria Moreno, City of Houston
Leia Morgan, CHI Foundation 
Shannon Mulkey, REI Oklahoma 
Angela Murphy, Miami Valley Fire EMS/ Alliance


Emy Neuman-Javornik, 
Emy Neuman PLLC 
Nancy Newton, WellSpan Health 
Charles Nichols, Kearney & Company 
Lisa Nine, FEMA 
Stacey Norman, Federal Emergency Management Agency 
Geoffrey Ntosi, CMS/OAGM 
Rebecca Nusbaum, National Fallen Firefighters Foundation


Anna O'Connell, Illinois Governor's Office of Management and Budget
Merril Oliver, eCivis, Inc.
Renu Oliver, Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Alfred Osei, Macfadden and Associates
Akin Oyekan, Booz Allen Hamilton


Sue Pardee, 
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District 
Karen Parker, Washtenaw Community College
Regina Payton, Prince George County Public Schools 
Beth Pfohl, ADAMHSCC 
Ranajit Phene, DMI, Inc. 
Karen Phillips, IHH Consulting
Dora Pleasant, Deloitte & Touche LLP 
Denise Powell, Nemours Foundation


Arlene Ramsey,
 US Department of Health & Human Services 
Brenda Ramsey-Boone, DC Department of Health 
Brent Ramsey, SCORE
Michelle Ranger, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Delene Rawls, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 
Greg Redden, Redden Group LLC
Jessie Richardson, Region 2 Planning and Development Council 
Jennifer Roberts, National Safe Skies Alliance, Inc. 
Wanda I. Rodriguez Torres, MBA, CGMS Consultant 
Scott Rodriguez, Lutheran World Relief
Eric Russell, Crowe LLP 
Michael Rutkowski


Sayed Wahidullah Sadat,
National Institute of Health
Sarah Sadowski, Montana Governor's Office of Community Service
Catherine Schultz Rinehart,
Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department
Kristen Schwendinger, Ethiekorp LLC
Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree
Zelalem Segano, University of Colorado
Waldo Serrano, EY 
Henna Sharif, The Scripps Research Institute
Joselle Shea, Booz Allen Hamilton
Lauren Shipton, CRDF Global
Steve Sidars, Water Research Foundation  
Rebecca Silva Gonzalez, Independent Consultant
Joseph Simon , Grant Thornton 
Ariana Slemmens, Thurston County Auditor's Office 
Pamela Smith, American Psychological Association
Lisa Smith, WV Division of Public Transit
Sandy Smolnicky, ManTech Mission Solutions & Services Group
Kenneth Sosne 
Steven Spillan,
Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
Theresa Stanley, NASA
DeMakus Staton, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Edwige Stephen, Booz Allen Hamilton  
Sally Stopher, City of Spokane
Tammy Sullivan, Huntington Medical Research Institutes
Jessie Swanseen, Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Kenneth Sylvester, Environmental Protection Agency


Claire Taylor,
Prince George's County Public School
Reese Teasley, Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
Sherrie Thomas, GrantsSolutions LLC
Stacy Thomas, Louisiana Supreme Court
Jewell Thompson, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Shayna Thompson, Guidehouse, LLP
Yolonda Thompson-Teagle, US Department of Health & Human Services
Tim Thorson, Thorson Development Consulting
Alan Tiano, Broward County, Florida
Karen Tiplady
Rosalie K Tomlinson, International Association of Fire Fighters
Sharla Trimm, Ellucian
Jennifer Tucker, Atlas Research


Kim Van Eyzeren, Water Research Foundation
Will VanWisse, State of Maryland-Governor's Office on Crime Control & Prevention
Jayakumar Vedapuri, ManTech Mission Solutions & Services Group
Esteban Velez-Rios
Carter Vick,
Accenture Federal Services
Debra Vizina, Wyoming Department of Health


Melanie Wade,
The International Association of Chiefs of Police
Sean Walker, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Darren Wallace, VA Office of Inspector General (OIG), Office of Health Inspections
Natalie Weaver, Sacramento Police Department
Mary Jean White, MJ White Consulting
Phyllis Shari White, Southern MS Planning and Development District 
Lori Wiley, National Science Foundation
Brenda Williams, Miami Dade County
Tabitha Wilson Forde, Center for International Private Enterprise
Jennifer Winfrey,
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board
Joseph Wolfe,
Patti Woodard,
Tammy Woodhams, National Criminal Justice Association
Ann Marie Wooton, County of Kauai
Anna Wuerth, Equitas Health


Fannie Yeung, City and County of San Francisco
Michelle Youso, Educational Services, Inc.
Lily Yu, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Timothy Zapata, 
Angela Zatlin,
Patricia Zibluk, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Wina Zorro, Aurora Research Institute



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Frequently Asked Questions   Code of Ethics


“During previous NGMA conferences, grant professionals spoke highly about the opportunity, which inspired me to grow in my profession and obtain the certification when the new exam became available…. It is my hope that having knowledge of the federal regulations will allow me to be a better resource for the grants department and the district as a whole.” (Pasadena ISD’s Stewart earns prestigious grant certification)

- Rikitra Stewart, CGMS