2021 NextGen Board Members

Meet your 2021 NextGen Government Training Virtual Summit Board members:



Arianne Gallagher, Esq., PMP, Director- Office of Presidential Fellowships-OPM’s Center for Leadership Development


  Mary Abbajay, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator

  Ray McCollum, MSPM, CPCM, Senior Contracting Officer, U.S. Department of State

 Tom Sharpe, Former Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration

John Windmueller, Ph.D., Director, [email protected]

Sandra Auchter, Manager, U.S. Department of Defense

Melissa Kepler, Coach, Consultant, Facilitator

Stephan Matthews, Correspondence Management Specialist, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Doris Sartor, Course Director, Maxwell Air Force Base

Jason Briefel, Interim President, Senior Executives Association

Julie Saad, Human Capital Consultant, Office of Human Capital and Training, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

  Kathrene Hansen Kin, Executive Director, Federal Executive Board

Jack Malgeri, Senior Advisor to the Chief Human Capital Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Brian Whittaker, Director of Design and Development, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

 David Aten, Director, Integrated Talent Management Implementation, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Chris O’Neil, APR, National Transportation Safety Board, Media Relations Chief, Immediate Past-President, National Association of Government Communicators

Kelly Sewell, Human Capital Communications Specialist, Department of the Interior’s Office of Human Capital

 Kim Wittenberg, President’s Management Council Leadership Rotation Alumnus

Sheila Archambault Helke, President, Young Government Leaders

Traci DiMartini, Chief Human Capital Officer, General Services Administration

 Amy Bontrager, Public Service | Director of White House LDP | Goodgov | Advocate for Military Families

Sharon Ridings, ACC, Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Head of the CHCO Council

  Emily Jarvis, Director, NextGen

  Leah Anderson, Director, NextGen

  Doug Mashkuri, Vice President and General Manager, GovLoop

  Maddie Willis, Events Coordinator, GovLoop