NGMA Staff

Executive Director

Shelly Slebrch

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Kelli Klepic

Chapter Manager

Kelli Klepic

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Bo Inschio

Membership Manager

Bo Inscho

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Board of Directors

Executive Officers

Alyssa Haugen


Alyssa Haugen

Minnesota Department of Revenue

Vice President

Tiffany Winters Kesslar, Esq.

Brustein & Manasevit


Eric Russell, CIA, CGAP, CGMS, MPA

Crowe Horwath LLP

Kerry Neal


Kerry Neal, Esq.

Office of Grants and Debarment, Environmental Protection Agency

Melanie Wade

Member-at-Large (ex-officio)

Melanie Wade, CGMS

The International Association of Chiefs of Police, Inc


Board Directors

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


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.

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).

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