Leadership and Committees:

Emy Neuman-Javornik


Shelly Slebrch

Executive Director
Board of Directors


Emy Neuman-Javornik, CGMS
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Weatherization Program

Vice President
Lori Guerrero, CGMS
King County
Department of Transportation

Alyssa Haugen 
Minnesota Department of Health

Angela Ash, CGMS
Fulton County Government


Susan Dueñas, CGMS
City of Malibu

Kerry Neal
Office of Grants and Debarment, Environmental Protection Agency

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

Michael Rutkowski, CGMS

Melanie Wade, CGMS
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc

Brenda Williams, CGMS
ICF International

Tiffany Winters Kesslar, Esq.
Brustein & Manasevit

Andrea Brandon, ex-officio
Office of Grants and Acquisition Policy and Accountability (OGAPA)

CGMS Committee

Fosters the development and advancement of the Certified Grants Management Specialist professional credential.

Education Committee

Responsible for advancing the knowledge of grants management professionals through educational activities, programs and networking opportunities. Develops opportunities for members to collaborate both in person and virtually to explore new ideas, share knowledge and discover solutions to the challenges that face grants management professionals across all phases of the grants life cycle. Responsible for identifying topics, securing trainers and speakers, and providing support for multiple educational venues such as NGMA’s monthly training program series, live webinar series, the Annual Grants Training Program, and training courses for individuals preparing to obtain NGMA’s Certified Grants Management Specialist professional credential.

Grants Guidance Committee

Responsible for overseeing the development and production of printed and electronic publications of the association that facilitates communication among NGMA members and the grants administration industry at-large. Committee responsibilities include producing a bi-monthly association membership E-newsletter, production or publication of grants management guidelines, documents, or industry “Best Practices,” provides content as necessary for the NGMA website, and provides publication and editorial support to the NGMA bi-annual Journal.

GMBoK Training Committee

Responsible for developing and offering training to support the Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) professional credentialing program and exam.

Membership Committee

Responsibilities include identifying and executing 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).

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