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Director's Office

  • Kathleen McGettigan

    Acting Director

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    Kathleen McGettigan was named Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) on January 19, 2017. She has an extensive understanding of both the private and public sector...View Bio

  • Patrick J. Young

    Acting Chief of Staff

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  • Joseph Semsar

    Deputy Chief of Staff

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    Joe Semsar was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in June of 2017. Joe supports the OPM Director and Chief of Staff in carrying out the leadership's agenda...View Bio

  • Jozetta Robinson

    Director, Executive Secretariat

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    Jozetta Robinson has dedicated over 25 years of service to the Federal government. She currently serves as the Director, Office of the Executive Secretariat...View Bio

  • Kellie Cosgrove Riley

    Chief Privacy Officer

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    Kellie Cosgrove Riley joined OPM in October of 2016 as Chief Privacy Officer. She serves as the principal privacy advisor to the OPM Director and is responsible for formulating and implementing...View Bio

Program Directors

  • Kenneth Zawodny, Jr.

    Associate Director, Retirement Services

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    Kenneth J. Zawodny, Jr. directs the activities of multiple staff and line organizations in administering the Civil Service and Federal Employees Retirement Systems with annual disbursement of...View Bio

  • Mark Lambert

    Associate Director, Merit System Accountability and Compliance

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    Mark W. Lambert carries out the Office of Personnel Management's statutory oversight of the federal government's human resources programs and directs field operations in various U.S. cities...View Bio

  • Alan Spielman

    Director, Healthcare & Insurance

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    Alan P. Spielman is the Director of Healthcare and Insurance (HI) at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In this capacity, he oversees the insurance programs for Federal employees including the Federal Employees Health Benefit (FEHB) program...View Bio

  • Christine Hunter

    Chief Medical Officer, Healthcare & Insurance

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    Dr. Hunter brings OPM over 30 years of experience in federal health care. As a Navy Rear Admiral and Deputy Director of TRICARE Management Activity from 2009-2011, she coordinated... View Bio

  • Lisa Loss

    Director, Suitability Executive Agent Programs

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    Lisa Loss leads the government-wide suitability program on behalf of the Director, OPM, who is the Suitability and Credentialing Executive Agent. Named as the first director of Suitability...View Bio

  • LaShonn M. Woodland

    Director, Equal Employment Opportunity

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    As the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Mrs. Woodland leads and administers the agency-wide EEO program which addresses all types of workplace disputes related to equal employment opportunity and discrimination...View Bio

  • Zina B. Sutch

    Deputy Associate Director, Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee Services

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    As Deputy Associate Director of Outreach, Diversity and Inclusion at OPM, Dr. Sutch leads OPM’s effort to develop government-wide policies and guidance to assist Federal agencies build diverse, inclusive, and…View Bio

  • Joseph Kennedy

    Associate Director, Human Resources Solutions

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    Joe has spent 30 years in the field of human resources management. He is responsible for formulating and implementing human capital management strategies and policies to support Federal...View Bio

  • Dianna M. Saxman

    Deputy Associate Director, Human Resources Solutions, Federal Staffing Group

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    Dianna M. Saxman joined the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in November 1999. She is currently a Deputy Associate Director in OPM's HR Solutions Division...View Bio

  • Reginald Brown

    Deputy Associate Director, Human Resources Solutions, Center for Management Services

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    Reginald Brown is a Senior Executive Service (SES) member of the United States Federal Government. Mr. Brown is the Principal Deputy Associate Director . . .View Bio

  • Sydney Smith-Heimbrock

    Associate Director, Human Resource Solutions, Center for Leadership and Development

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    Sydney leads Employee Services’ Center for Strategic Workforce Planning. Her team develops forecasts and strategies to position the Federal workforce for future requirements...View Bio

  • Leslie Pollack

    Deputy Associate Director, Human Resources Solutions, HR Strategy and Evaluation Solutions

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    Dr. Pollack oversees reimbursable programs Federal agencies need to develop high performing organizations, including competency modeling, selection and promotion...View Bio

  • Suzanne Logan

    Director, Federal Executive Institute

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    Dr. Suzanne Logan heads the U.S. government’s development program for senior leaders as the Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Federal Executive Institute...View Bio

  • Mark Reinhold

    Associate Director Employee Services & Chief Human Capital Officer

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    As the Associate Director for Employee Services and Chief Human Capital Officer, Mark Reinhold is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of Governmentwide human resources policy...View Bio

  • Tim Curry

    Deputy Associate Director, Employee Accountability and Workforce Relations, Employee Services

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    Mr. Curry provides policy direction and leadership in designing, developing and promulgating Government-wide programs for labor relations and employee accountability…View Bio

  • Veronica Villalobos

    Principal Deputy Associate Director

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    Veronica Villalobos is Principal Deputy Associate Director for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Employee Services division. She has been a member...View Bio

  • Andrea Bright

    Director of Human Resources & Chief Human Capital Officer

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    As the Director of Human Resources & Chief Human Capital Officer, Andrea Bright provides executive leadership to the human resources program supporting OPM’s workforce...View Bio

  • Kimberly Holden

    Deputy Associate Director, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Shaping, Employee Services

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    Kim Holden leads the Federal government’s efforts to recruit and hire America’s best and brightest to meet the challenges of the 21st century Government...View Bio

  • Brenda Roberts

    Deputy Associate Director, Employee Services, Pay and Leave

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    Brenda L. Roberts is responsible for the overall administration of laws, regulations, and policies related to pay, leave, premium pay, and hours of work...View Bio

Support Function Leaders

  • Dennis D. Coleman

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Dennis Coleman is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. In this capacity, Mr. Coleman is responsible for managing OPM’s financial systems, budget, accounting...View Bio

  • Daniel K. Marella

    Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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    Dan has worked for the Office of Personnel Management for 33 years in various budget and financial management positions including Assistant Inspector General for Policy…View Bio

  • Rochelle S. Bayard

    Associate Chief Financial Officer, Financial Systems Management

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    Rochelle has served more than 17 years in management and financial systems development positions supporting several federal agencies and institutions of higher learning. She has managed...View Bio

  • Margaret Pearson

    Associate Chief Financial Officer, Budget & Performance

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    Margaret Pearson, the Associate Chief Financial Officer for Budget and Performance at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), is currently on detail to Healthcare and Insurance (HI)...View Bio

  • Tonya R. Johnson

    Associate Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services

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    As the Associate Chief Financial Officer for Financial Services, Ms. Johnson manages financial, accounting, and reporting operations for OPM programs.View Bio

  • Anne S. Easton

    Deputy Director, Planning & Policy Analysis

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    Anne has been employed at the office of Personnel Management since 1999. She has a broad policy background, with particular emphasis on health insurance and the Federal Health...View Bio

  • Steve M. Niu

    Actuary

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    Steve supervises and manages the Office of the Actuaries to perform risk analysis and actuarial services for the Federal employee benefit and retirement programs. His office assists in the annual...View Bio

  • Keith Willingham

    Director, Combined Federal Campaign

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    Keith develops policies, strategies and provides oversight over a program that has grown to include nearly 25,000 charities world-wide. Since its inception, the program has helped raise over $8 billion dollars...View Bio

  • Dean Hunter

    Director, Facilities, Security, and Emergency Management

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    Dean is responsible for oversight of OPM’s contracting, facilities management, publications, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, physical security, continuity, emergency...View Bio

  • Janet Barnes

    Director, Internal Oversight and Compliance

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    Janet is responsible for holding program managers accountable for operating efficiently and effectively in accordance with applicable policy, regulations and standards...View Bio

  • Dovarius Peoples

    Associate Chief Information Officer, Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions

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  • Ashu Goel

    Associate Chief Information Officer, Federal Data Solutions

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    Ashu Goel is the Associate Chief Information Officer (ACIO) for Federal Data Solutions within the OPM CIO Office. He has extensive public and private sector experience managing large, complex IT programs during his more than 30 year career. View Bio

  • Lawrence Anderson

    Associate Chief Information Officer, Federal IT Business Solutions

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    Dr. Anderson joined the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in January 2016. As the Associate Chief Information Officer (Operations) for Federal IT Business Solutions for the agency... View Bio

  • Robert M. Leahy

    Deputy Chief Information Officer

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    Mr. Rob Leahy serves as OPM’s Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO). His responsibilities include serving as the senior digital and information technology advisor . . .View Bio

  • Cord Chase

    Chief Information Security Officer

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    Cord Chase serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for OPM. In coordination with OPM senior leadership and other stakeholders, he is responsible for defining and implementing a technology strategic vision . . . View Bio

General Counsel

  • Theodore "Ted" Cooperstein

    General Counsel

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    Theodore Cooperstein serves as the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) General Counsel, where he oversees legal matters for the agency. Mr. Cooperstein joined the Office of the General Counsel...View Bio

  • Kathie Ann Whipple

    Deputy General Counsel

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    Kathie Ann Whipple serves as the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Deputy General Counsel, where she oversees legal matters for the agency...View Bio

  • Steve Dillingham

    Deputy General Counsel

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    Dr. Steve Dillingham joined OPM as Deputy General Counsel in June 2017, where his responsibilities include providing legal advice to the agency. Steve has more than 25 years in Federal service...View Bio

  • Jason Foster

    Associate General Counsel

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    Jason Foster serves as the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Associate General Counsel, where he oversees legal matters related to compensation, benefits, services, and products. View Bio

NBIB

  • Charles S. Phalen, Jr.

    Director, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    Charles S. Phalen, Jr. is the Director of the National Background Investigations Bureau. In this role, he reports to the OPM Director and leads a newly established entity within the...View Bio

  • Christy K. Wilder

    Chief of Staff, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    Christy K. Wilder was appointed as the Chief of Staff for the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) in April of 2017. In her current role as the Chief of Staff she supports...View Bio

  • Jeffrey C. Flora

    Deputy Assistant Director, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    Jeffrey Flora is the Deputy Assistant Director for Quality Oversight in the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB). NBIB is the largest provider...View Bio

  • Mark P. Sherwin

    Deputy Assistant Director, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    Mark Sherwin is the Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations with the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB). As Deputy Assistant Director for Field Operations, Mr. Sherwin leads...View Bio

  • James C. Onusko

    Deputy Assistant Director, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    James C. Onusko is the Deputy Assistant Director, Federal Investigative Records Enterprise (FIRE), National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB), responsible for leading the way in automation...View Bio

  • Nicole K. Evans

    Deputy Associate Director, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    Nicole K. Evans is the Deputy Associate Director for Contracting and Head of the Contracting Activity for the National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB). In this role, Ms. Evans leads NBIB’s...View Bio

  • Mark R. Pekrul

    Deputy Associate Director for Customer Service, Communication and Engagements, National Background Investigations Bureau

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    Mark Pekrul is the Deputy Associate Director for Customer Service, Communication and Engagements in the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB)...View Bio

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