Staff & Leadership 

NGMA Staff


Rachael Swetnam

Director of Operations
Contact Rachael


Kelli Klepic
Manager of Business Services

Contact Kelli

Bo Inscho
Membership Manager
Contact Bo

Michael Walker
Senior Graphic Designer
Contact Michael

Board of Directors

Executive Officers


Alyssa Haugen
President
Minnesota Department of Revenue


Tiffany Winters Kesslar, Esq.

Vice President
Brustein & Manasevit


Eric Russell,
CIA, CGAP, CGMS, MPA
Secretary
Crowe LLP



Kerry Neal, Esq.
Treasurer
Director for the Office of Grants and Agreements, Department of the Interior



Melanie Wade, CGMS
Member-at-Large (ex-officio)
The International Association
of Chiefs of Police, Inc

Board Directors


Maria Howeth, CGMS

Director of Project Support
The Chickasaw Nation


Scott Sheffler, Esq.

Partner
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP


Benjamin Kofi Quansah,
CGMS, CGIA, CPMA,
Kaplan-Norton Balanced Scorecard
Certified Graduate

Grants & Financial Management Specialist
Independent Consultant


Cynthia Branch, CGMS

Manager Planning and Operations
American Medical Association
Committees



Kimberly S. Butler
SBA Director
Office of Grants Management
US Small Business Administration

 


Carol Kraus, CGMS
Director
Grant Accountability and Transparency Unit,
Governor's Office of Management and Budget, Illinois

 


Committees

Education Committee
Responsible for advancing the knowledge of grants management professionals through educational activities, programs and networking opportunities.

GMBoK Committee
Works to develop and offer training to support the Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) professional credentialing program and exam.

Grants Guidance Committee
Oversees the development and production of printed and electronic publications that facilitates communication among NGMA members and the grants administration industry at-large.

Membership Committee
Identifies and executes initiatives to grow NGMA’s membership in all grant market segments (federal, state, local and tribal governments; nonprofit organizations; institutions of higher education; community groups; allied private organizations), through individual and group memberships (including strategic partnerships with allied national organizations).