Board of Directors
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Tiffany Winters Kesslar, Esq.
Brustein & Manasevit
Eric Russell, CIA, CGAP, CGMS, MPA
Crowe Horwath LLP
Kerry Neal, Esq.
Office of Grants and Debarment, Environmental Protection Agency
Melanie Wade, CGMS
The International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc
Maria Howeth, CGMS
The Chickasaw Nation
Scott Sheffler, Esq.
Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
Ben Kofi Quansah, CGMS, GCMA
Crown Agents Ltd, Complementary Basic Education Programme
Cynthia Branch, CGMS
American Medical Association
Fosters the development and advancement of the Certified Grants Management Specialist professional credential.
Responsible for advancing the knowledge of grants management professionals through educational activities, programs and networking opportunities.
Works to develop and offer training to support the Certified Grants Management Specialist (CGMS) professional credentialing program and exam.
Oversees the development and production of printed and electronic publications that facilitates communication among NGMA members and the grants administration industry at-large.
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).