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Abe Brown III 
President


Abe Brown is a graduate of LDS 449 (2018) and is the Director, Division of Partnership Investments and Agreements, Office of Partnerships, Office of Regulatory Affairs at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where he plans, develops and oversees over $100 million in contracts, grants, cooperative agreement programs and partnership agreements to provide resources to states, municipalities and associations.

Prior to federal service, Abe served various executive roles in private sector healthcare management, higher education development and as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting.

Brown received a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Tuskegee University and a Master of Health Administration from the Ohio State University, is a certified Project Management Professional and is a certified Federal Acquisition Project/Program Manager.

In addition to serving on the FEIAA Board, Abe is a Trustee at Kingdom Fellowship AME Church. He volunteers his time helping at-risk populations and enjoys traveling, spending time loved ones, and experiencing different cultures and cuisines.


Glenda Arrington
Vice President

Dr. Glenda B. Arrington has an extensive professional portfolio spanning over thirty years in the public and private sector, academia, as well as community outreach and non-profit board leadership.

She currently serves as the Inspector General for Defense Media Activity. In this capacity, she has oversight responsibilities of inspectors general matters for Defense Media Activity’s operation to all broadcast radio and television components in the United States and Overseas. 
She served as the Inspector General for the Department of Defense and Department of Navy throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

Dr. Arrington is a certified Inspector General with the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, the Department of Defense Joint Inspectors General, and the Naval Inspectors General. 

Dr. Arrington is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Senior Executive Assessment Program.  She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute, the Navy Corporate Business Naval Postgraduate School, and the Senior Executive Potential Program.

She is a Board Member with the Association of Inspectors General and the Federal Executive Institute Alumni Association.  Additionally she is a board member with the Carl Brashear Foundation.  She holds membership with the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Association of Inspectors General and the Senior Executive Service.  She is a published author with the Internal Journal of Applied Management and Technology.


 

Sharnell Montgomery
Secretary

"I am interested in serving as a member of the FEIAA Board because after one year of leaving FEI, I am still reflecting on the memories, lessons learned, friendships made, and realities faced that have helped me transform my leadership skills in my position. To date, I still am practicing the different values shared at FEI. I want to help future FEI participants feel the appreciation I have about the FEI experience."

Sharnell Montgomery is a graduate of FEI’s LDS 435. She ran in the most recent Board election and has agreed to join us to finish out a departed member’s term. 

Montgomery is the director of the Division of Customer Support (DCS) within the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Financial Systems. DCS oversees DOL’s New Core Financial Management System (NCFMS), which supports DOL’s finance and accounting activities, records financial transactions, pays vendors, generates financial statements, and serves approximately 17,000 DOL employees. Through NCFMS, DOL is modernizing its financial management capabilities and supporting its mission to uphold strong financial management principles and accountability. 

Montgomery oversees the NCFMS Support Program and has helped drive several efforts to enhance technical stability of the system, increase efficiency, improve customer service, and provide cost savings to DOL. She is an active leader in the Association of Government Accountants DC Chapter, where she’s served as the director of the Mentorship Committee for several years.

 


Quinta Spear
Treasurer

"FEIAA provides its members a unique opportunity to network with executives and managers across the Federal government through training and development, mentoring, and social activities, all of which helps build a network of professionals focused on serving as thought partners to one another as they serve the American people."

Dr. Quinta Spear successfully completed the Leadership for a Democratic Society Program (LDS 447) in August 2018 and joined the FEIAA Board, January 2019. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, she currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Director for Retirement Operations at the Office of Personnel Management. In this capacity, she leads three retirement operation groups impacting 2.7 million retirees and survivors. Her overarching goal is to improve the customer experience while creating a positive and productive work environment. Prior to this appointment, she served as the Director for Human Capital in the Intelligence and Analysis Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security. Interested in developing others, she also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus as part of the Master of Business Administration Program. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, dancing, and learning something new.


 

David Boboltz
Board Member At Large


Dr. David Boboltz is Program Director working for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences since 2013. His primary area of responsibility is the management of the division’s research programs and facilities related to the Sun, including the National Solar Observatory and the construction of NSF’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope on Maui, HI. Prior to NSF, Dr. Boboltz worked as a radio astronomer for the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) for 15 years. His primary area of research is the study of circumstellar masers in the atmospheres of stars near the end-stages of stellar evolution. Prior to USNO, he was a post-doctoral fellow at MIT’s Haystack Observatory. Dr. Boboltz holds a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Virginia Tech, and M.S. in Applied Physics from the Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. His dissertation research was conducted as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM.


Philip Brown
Board Member At Large

 

Donte Davis
Board Member At Large

Donte Davis serves as the Director of the Mission Integration & Projects Division within the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Site Office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In this role, he supports the ORNL Site Office Manager on coordination and implementation of research programs, coordination and oversight of the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program, oversight for sustainability and infrastructure programs, and administering the non-Environment, Safety, and Health (ES&H) institutional programs, including Safeguards and Security (including Cyber Security); Maintenance; Waste Management; Packaging and Transportation; Emergency Management; and Continuity of Operations.

Prior to joining the ORNL Site Office, Donte served in the DOE Office of Science, Integrated Support Center as the Assistant Manager for Safeguards, Security & Emergency Management Organization which administers the Safeguards & Security program.

Donte spent the first ten years of his career with the National Nuclear Security Administration Savannah River Field Office in Aiken, South Carolina serving in several leadership capacities. Donte has been with the DOE for nearly 15 years.

Donte Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from South Carolina State University and a master’s degree in Information Technology Management from Webster University.
 

Marc Flaster 
Board Member At Large


After six years on the Board, three as our President, and one year as an advisor to the Board, I am still keen on our mission and purpose, and the benefits and quality services that we provide to our members. I have a BA in Government from the University of Virginia, and a Masters of Administration from George Washington University. I'm employed at the Office of Personnel Management, where I've undertaken various staff and auditing positions, and then moved into managerial positions. Currently, I serve as the Senior Advisor to the Chief Privacy Officer of OPM, where I provide policy, technical and administrative assistance to the Senior Agency Official for Privacy on the privacy requirements of the many systems that OPM manages. I also belong to the American Society for Public Administration and the Senior Executives Association, as well as mentor to UVA students. I am also President of the Burke Centre Board of Trustees.

 

Colin Gwin 
Special Advisor to the Board

 

April Harris
Board Member At Large

 

Amy Johnson 
Board Member At Large


Amy Johnson currently works at the law firm of Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman and Fitch P.C. specializing in all aspects of employment law. Amy has worked in both the Executive and Legislative Branches of government in budgeting, contracting, human resources and information systems. She is retired Air Force Colonel and is a graduate of Georgetown and American Universities and a 2015 graduate of FEI.


KimOanh Nguyen-Lam 
Board Member At Large 

"I joined FEIAA two years after graduating from FEI and ran for the board. Having an active role with FEIAA rekindled my passion and enthusiasm for federal service and leadership development. I wish I had joined before leaving  so that the FEI  camaraderie and collegiality could have been nurtured and grown through my FEIAA affiliation all along."

Dr. KimOanh Nguyen-Lam from LDS Cohort 382 was in executive leadership with the federal government from 20011-2018. Her last position was the Senior Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in which she worked across numerous federal agencies and offices. Dr. Nguyen-Lam’s federal leadership included executive positions with the Office of Postsecondary Education, Office of English Language Acquisition and Office of Indian Education with the U.S. Department of Education,  

Dr. Nguyen-Lam was the Executive Director (2006-2011) of the California State University 23-campus System-wide Consortium for the CSU Critical Language Initiative to advance American students’ proficiency in Arabic, Mandarin, Korean, Persian, and Russian.  From 2002-2006, Dr. Nguyen-Lam was the Associate Director of the Center for Language Minority Education and Research at CSU Long Beach. From 1993-2002, Dr. Nguyen-Lam was a faculty member teaching at CSU Long Beach & Fullerton, UCLA, and Pepperdine University.

She received a Congressional Service Award in 2004 and 2006, and was nominated for the Minerva – California Women Who Made a Difference Award in 2004. She served on a number of national boards including the Gates Millennium Scholarship.  She was an elected school board trustee (2004-2011) of Garden Grove Unified School District, and community advisor for the Coast Community College District.  She currently completes her executive certificate in leadership coaching at Georgetown University and looks forward to supporting more women and minority leaders in executive leadership positions.


Corinna Stiles
Board Member At Large

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