Elected National Officers 2020-2022
Karen M. Rainey is a seasoned System Administrator with over a decade of Information Technology (IT) experience working for the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. She is a champion of diversity and inclusion and an advocate for women’s rights. Her history is working with non-profits to meet the needs of people who seek a fair chance and opportunities to help themselves.
Karen has BS and MS in Computer and Information Systems, and is a graduate from the MITS Front Line Readiness Program (FLRP).
Karen served as FEW’s Executive Vice President from 2016 – 2018, National Webmaster from 2012 – 2016, Motor City Chapter President, and the 2015 National Training Program Chair. She continues to utilize her talents as an advocate, collaborator and humanitarian to promote women’s causes and achieve greater opportunities for FEW members in the federal sector. In 2012 she received the prestigious FEW Presidents’ Award. In 2018 she received the Barbara Boardman Tennant award.
Executive Vice President and Employee Thrift Advisory Council
Georgia Thomas is a native Houstonian. She holds a BBA degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified Mediator. She is a Stakeholder Liaison Area Manager with area coverage of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, Florida, North and South Carolina. Stakeholder Liaison is a part of Communication and Liaison which is a Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Outreach and education, along with disaster relief, are major operations that Georgia does every day.
Georgia is concerned about the advancement of women in government, hence her lifetime membership in FEW and active involvement. On the FEW National Board of Directors, she is the immediate past Vice President of Policy and Planning and has held the positions of Vice President for Diversity and National Scholarship Chair along with other offices at the local level.
As the Executive Vice President, Georgia’s goal is to utilize existing and new best practices of other non-profits to maintain the momentum of the organization by assisting and supporting the National President and National Board in creating a sustainable future for the organization
She is the mother of three daughters and has three grandchildren – two boys and one girl. She enjoys reading, travel and video games.
Vice President for Policy & Planning
Connie Coleman-Lacadie’s federal career began with the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1972 as local national in Berlin, Germany. She was the first American local national supervisor within the Air Base Group, Supply Division. Connie returned to Conus in 1981 to McChord AFB, Washington, transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Northwest Mountain Region Headquarters in 1989 and retired as the Aviation and Space Education Program Manager for the seven-state region in 2012.
Connie’s passion for education, especially special needs students, encouraged her to serve on the local school board to ensure policies fit every child’s need and provided a right of inclusion. Of the 12 years as school board director, 11 as a member of the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) Legislative State/National Committees.
Connie joined Federally Employed Women (FEW) in 1989 and served office at the chapter, region and national levels. Connie is involved in her community at all levels to from international here and abroad through the Lakewood Sister Cities Association, raises funds for the Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and volunteers to support local military veterans and families. Connie serves as City Planning Commissioner. She is married to Michael, retired USAF Lt Colonel; proud mom of two sons, one step daughter, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Vice President for Congressional Relations
Shabiki E.C. Clarke is a Certified Federal Financial Manager for the Department of Transportation/Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As a career professional, Ms. Clarke’s path has focused on formulation, execution and justification of the federal budget for the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO). Currently, as the Directorate Technical Liaison, she supports the Director and Deputy Director of the Operations Support/Second Level Engineering organization.
Shabiki was born in Guyana, South America, and migrated to Maryland in 1982, and now lives in Washington, D.C. She received a BS in Social Science with a Minor in Business from the University of Maryland, Global Campus, with a focus on Advocacy and Civic Engagement. Shabiki developed a love for “serving” others from her father who instilled in her the importance of helping others in need.
She joined the Department of Transportation FEW’s chapter “Women on the Move” in 2018. Ms. Clarke simultaneously serves as the Legislative Chair for the chapter as well as the DC Metro Region. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, tennis, and spending time with her family. Her plan is to ENGAGE members across the organization on FEW’s Legislative Agenda for greater grassroots impact.
VP for Compliance and Special Assistant for Federal Women’s Programs
Tonya P. Watson serves as the Federal Women’s Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), within the Office of the Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity (ODEEO), Affirmative Employment Division, in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Watson serves as Chapter President for HUD’s Widening Opportunities for Women (W.O.W.) Chapter. Ms. Watson has also served as the Chapter Awards Committee Chair (2008-2010); 1st Vice President (2012-2014); and Vice President (2014-2016).
She is a certified Mediator and Training facilitator for the federal government. Her vision of “Compliance Matters”, drives her to want to serve on a national level to ensure FEW’s success through compliance.
Patrice Wilson Dogbatse
Vice President for Diversity and Special Assistant for People with Disabilities
Patrice Wilson Dogbatse is a native Washingtonian who has worked in the Federal government civil rights community for 40 years, starting at the Federal Trade Commission while in high school. The next 38 years she worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation; 19 of those years, as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialist. She also served as the National Federal Women’s Program Manager, Minority Serving Institutions Program Manager and a certified EEO instructor during her tenure. She joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity, in 2017 as a Diversity Program Manager and a certified EEO instructor, providing training on the topic of Civil Treatment for Employees and Leaders.
Patrice has been a member of FEW for 11 years and currently serves on the National Board of Directors as the Vice President for Diversity and the Special Assistant to the President for Persons with Disabilities. She has served as the DC Metro Region Nominations/Elections Committee Chair for three Regional Managers and the Awards Committee Chair for the Widening Opportunities for Women Chapter at HUD. Patrice has served two years as the National Communications Chair, Diversity and Compliance Chair and Webmaster for the Women on the Move Chapter.
Tara V. Bullock
Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization
Tara V. Bullock is a Management & Program Analyst at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tara was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She left in 1997 for one of many moves as a military spouse, currently residing in Waynesville, Missouri. She received her MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She joined Northwest DC Chapter in 2016. She has held the positions of Chapter President and Diversity & Compliance Chair in her chapter and in the DC Metro Region. Her goals as Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization are a focused and concentrated effort to grow the organization to attract and retain members, offer training to chapter leadership on the membership process, and to update chapter resources to arm chapter presidents with the tools for continued success. In her spare time, she is a life/relationship coach and enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Vice President for Training
Kaya Lewis-Baltimore, is currently a Training Specialist for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) where she has worked for 25 years. She has held various positions including Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counseling, and she has knowledge of the informal and formal complaint processes through the Office Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at the USPTO.
Kaya is Co-founder and Immediate Past President of the Bright Knights Chapter in Alexandria, Virginia. She has served on the DC Metro Region expansion team to revitalize existing chapters and cultivate the growth of new ones.
Kaya has a Bachelors in Business from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and a Business Certificate in Human Resources and Project Management. She is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration at Grantham University with a graduation date of August 2018. Mrs. Lewis-Baltimore is married with four children (3 girls and 1 boy) and has one granddaughter. She currently resides in Virginia.
Marcia McDaniels lives in Warren, Michigan, and served in the U.S. Army, Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Department of Defense for over 40 years (August 1979 to January 2020).
She joined FEW 38 years ago. She served the following roles in the Great Lakes Chapter as: Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Vice President (2), and President (2). She sought regional involvement, attending over 20 Regional Trainings. She held Regional positions of Bylaws, Public Relations, Ways and Means, Elections Chair, and Regional Secretary (3). Most recently, she served as the Regional Ways and Means Chair 2014-18 and the Great Lakes Regional Secretary 2017-18. Her involvement as volunteer staff in some of her 16 NTPs included Facilitator, Exhibit Booth coordinator for Chapter/ Regional booths, Registrations/Programs Chair (2001), Advertising/Marketing co-chair (2012), Information co-chair (2017). At NTP2015, Marcia became a Diamond Lifetime member. She served as National News and Views Editor 2018-2020. She is capping her legacy by serving as the National Secretary.
Carol D. Jones
Carol Jones retired after 33 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Finance Division. She is a lifetime member of FEW and a member of the Northwest DC Chapter. She served 5 years as Chapter Treasurer. She was a member of FEW’s finance team. As a member of the finance team, she reviewed the National Board of Directors’ travel expense reports for reimbursement. She served two terms as National Treasurer and two terms as Finance Chair. She also served as Finance Chair for the 2010 NTP and held a position on the NTP 2011 Committee as well. In 2015, she was awarded the National President’s Award.
Kasey Reyling is very excited to begin this new chapter as the FEW National Nomination Chair. She began her Federal service in 2007 as a student with the US Department of Agriculture. She is still with the USDA as a computer clerk. She received her bachelor’s in animal science from Colorado State University in 2010 and her master’s in agriculture extension education, also from CSU in 2013.
Kasey started with FEW in August 2018. She is currently the Rocky Mountain Regions’ Compliance Chair, as well as, the president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter.
She lives in Fort Collins, CO with her husband Josh, their two kids Perry (4) and Lucy (3) and their two dogs Mac and Mitty. She loves to garden, swim, bike and entertain.
Immediate Past President
Wanda V. Killingsworth is a Senior Program Analyst and has more than 25 years of public service, all with the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS. In this position, she is responsible for providing Risk Management infrastructure to various IT projects and ensures staff receive training on the Risk Management process and tools.
Wanda is strong advocate for the advancement of women in the government, thus her lifetime membership and active involvement in FEW. Wanda is the recipient of FEW’s National Presidents Award in 2009 and 2013, the Allie Latimer Award in 2011, and FEW’s most prestigious award, the Barbara Boardman Tenant Award in 2009.
Wanda is active in the community, working with various organizations such as the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management, Federal Asian Pacific American Council, Association for the Improvement of Minorities in IRS, Young Government Leaders. She is a lifetime member of Blacks in Government.
Ms. Killingsworth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and two masters degrees, one in Computer Science and the other in Project Management. Ms. Killingsworth currently resides in Maryland.
Committee Chairs 2020-2022
Priscilla D. Moultrie
Priscilla D. Moultrie is a Project Administrator for PegaSystems and is currently working in Suitland, Maryland. She was born in Lemoore, California (Naval Air Test Station). When her Father, the late Ret. USN CWO4 Freddie Moultrie, Jr. retired, Maryland became her second home after her family traveled throughout the country.
She studied at the University of Maryland College Park where she majored in Family Studies (BA). She also earned a mini-MBA credential course certificate (Chicago Institute of Business) and a Certificate in Counseling (Light University). Presently, Priscilla is pursuing an Executive MBA with the Ducere Global Business School (University of East London). Priscilla has a passion for mission-driven service and community help activities rooted in her family background with the Military and Police forces. She has true dedication to those who sacrificed their lives and time. She joined the FEW family in 2019 with the Census Women Count Chapter in Suitland, Maryland. In her spare time, Priscilla loves to sing (past audition contestant in America’s Got Talent and recently highlighted on the IndieSpotlightUSA site) and to write.
Her goal is to continue the successful work of Award recognitions within FEW and to broadcast the notable accomplishments and deserved honors of selected recipients.
Dr. Carmela G. Daniels
Dr. Carmela G. Daniels, a native Daytonian and has 11 years of Federal service with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Dr. Daniels is a Licensed Social Worker with the State of Ohio. She holds a Doctorate of Social Work from Capella University, a Master of Social Work, from Florida International University, Bachelors of Arts in Social Work from Capital University, and an Associate Degree in Mental Health from Sinclair Community College.
She joined the Miami Valley Chapter of FEW in 2019 where she works on the membership committee & development. In her local FEW chapter, she has hosted seminars on professional development for women in the community. In her spare time, Carmela enjoys making crafts, spending time with her children, Mekhi and Morgan, and traveling.
Bernice is a Lifetime Member of FEW and is a member of the Northwest DC Chapter. She served in numerous chapter, regional, and national positions to include Chapter President, Regional Representative, Regional Manager, and Vice President for Compliance, Executive Vice President, Credentials Chair, Bylaws Chair and Special Assistant for Sponsorships and Partnerships.
After more than 32 years of service, Bernice retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation where she served as a Human Resources Specialist. She was a collateral duty Federal Women’s Program Manager/Coordinator and EEO Counselor for FBI’s Human Resources Division. Bernice has been active in FEW since 2000 where she helped revitalize the Northwest DC Chapter and had attended every FEW National Training Program since 1999.
Contracts Management Chair
Vanessa W. Elliott is the Marine Program Manager for the Department of Homeland Security in the DC Metro area. Vanessa establishes, manages, enables, and communicates affordable, enterprise-wide mission support services. She promotes process improvement through core business lines, lean processes, and best practices; establishing department-wide planning and portfolio analysis processes for asset management; and promoting results-driven performance management, focused on achieving affordable readiness metrics and standards.
Vanessa began her career in the federal government as a Nuclear Marine Machinist Apprentice at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) working on several nuclear powered and non-nuclear aircraft carriers, submarines, LHA/LHDs, and destroyers. In her own words, “I never forgot where I came from, the drydocks of NNSY, and that is the reason I look back so can reach back.”
Vanessa has been in the Federally Employed Women for over 15 years. Vanessa has held positions at the chapter, region and national level. She is currently the National Contracts Management Chair where she oversees FEW’s contract development and management activities and enforces FEW’s principles of integrity and compliance.
Vanessa’s family (mother and 2 sisters) lives in Portsmouth, Virginia. She loves going to church, roller skating, mentoring and most importantly, being with family.
Bernette Menefee has 32 years of government service. She is currently employed at Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Columbus, Ohio, and has both a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Accounting and a Master’s in Administration.
Bernette has been a member of FEW for five years and has held several Chapter and Regional offices such as Vice President, Treasurer, and Regional Finance Chair.
National Training Program 2021 Chair
Michelle Andrews has 23 years of federal service and currently works as National Program Director for Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service. She was a founding member of the Seas and Skies Chapter at NOAA. She has held the Chapter positions of President and Special Events Chair, Regional Training Program Chair, FEW 40th Anniversary Gala Co-Chair, and FEW 50th Anniversary Gala Chair.
She attended Georgia Southwestern University and received her certification in Equal Employment Opportunities Studies from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University.
Publication and Policy Review
Judy Rush is a former Federal Women’s Program Manager/Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, who retired in 2015 from Bonneville Power Administration, a Department of Energy power marketing agency, in Portland, Oregon. In 1993, she joined FEW and attended her first National Training Program (NTP).
Judy became a Lifetime Member in 2003 and a Diamond Member in 2011. She served as Pacific Northwest Regional Manager from 2006-2010. She chaired/co-chaired Pacific Northwest’s (PNW) 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Regional Training Programs (RTP) and was 2012-2014’s RTP Training Chair. She was Correspondence Lead for NTP Committees during 2009, 2010 and 2011. For 2016-2018, Judy was PNW Regional Secretary, Ways & Means Chair and President of the Willamette Valley Chapter #356.
Naomi retired from the Internal Revenue Service in 2017 with over 39 years
of dedicated service. She worked as a Senior Management & Program Analyst in the Information Technology program/project management field. Naomi also has a background in training, contract support, and human resources.
Naomi is a FEW Lifetime member and has actively served at the National, DC Metro Region, and New Carrollton Chapter levels. She was the recipient of FEW’s prestigious 2015 President’s Award for her contributions in the role as Special Assistant to the President, Sponsors and Partners.
Naomi obtained a Bachelor Business Administration degree from Bernard Baruch College in New York City and a Master’s Certificate for Project Management from George Washington University in Washington, DC. She currently resides in Maryland with her family.
Special Assistants to the President
Special Assistants to the President 2020-2022
Gloria Sherman joined FEW in 1999. She became a Lifetime Member shortly after and a Diamond Lifetime member in 2010. She is a member of the Nebraska Heartland Chapter, Mid-Continent Region. She has served multiple terms as the National Secretary, Mid Continent Regional Manager and Regional Webmaster and Secretary. Other offices held include Chapter President, Regional Membership Chair and Regional Representative.
She is active in several military organizations. Gloria received FEW’s 2010 Military Recognition Award. She has a Master of Business Administration from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
Gloria retired June 2010 with 30 years’ civil service and 35 years of military service. Over her career as active duty Army and Army National Guard, she served as Finance Officer, Aide-de Camp, Accounting Supervisor, EEO Counselor, Chief, Data Processing, Comptroller and was the Kansas National Guard FWP Manager for 20 years.
She has three children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She enjoys visiting them, as well as friends and relatives around the country.
News & Views Editor
Kimberly joined the federal government as a partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau to educate, encourage, and engage participants in the 2020 Census. Kimberly holds a B.A. in French and World Business with high honors and a Master’s in Business Administration with foci in Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Nonprofit Management & Leadership from The University of Tennessee.
True to her Alma Mater, Kim is a volunteer for life, having spent 15 years working with various organizations. Currently serving as a board member for Nikwasi Initiative, she champions revitalization of historical and cultural sites. She also represents the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ as the Chief’s appointed Beloved Woman Committee member, promoting the elite Cherokee Beloved Women. Kim joined FEW at the onset of her Federal career, seeking another way to give back. Her two daughters and their future drive her passion for advancing women’s rights and opportunities. She hopes to start a FEW legacy within her family.
Kimberly loves spending her spare time traveling. She’s visited over half of the United States, explored 5 of the 7 continents, and visited dozens of countries.
Special Assistant for Housing & Credentials
Lashana Sims is the Special Emphasis Program Manager for Experienced Federal Workers for the Environmental Protection Agency. She is an advocate for women and was instrumental with reviving the FEW Windy City Chapter in 2007. She currently works with colleges and universities to help train their students on how to use USA Jobs and to federalize their resumes. She is a longtime faithful member of FEW. She served in multiple leadership positions within FEW including Chapter President and Vice President. She is responsible for organizing two successful Regional Training Programs for the Great Lakes Region.
Lashana has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Harold Washington College in Chicago, Illinois. Most importantly, her passion is working with children from the age of 3 to adulthood.
Special Assistant for Military Women
Master Sergeant Tracy Yvette Marshall is a native of Tampa, Florida. She entered Active Duty Army in April 1989. In June 1992, she joined the Army Reserve. MSG Marshall is assigned to the Deployment Support Command Equal Opportunity Advisor. She attended Basic and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
She previously served as Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor for the 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Camp Arifjan Kuwait and the Joint Sustainment Command Afghanistan, Kandahar Afghanistan.
During her military career, she earned a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; National Defense Service Medal (2ndAward); Global War on Terrorism Medal; Non Commissioned Officer Professional Service Ribbon (3); Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Service Campaign Medal; NATO Medal (2nd Award); Kosovo Campaign Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and the Secretary of the Army Diversity and Leadership Award (Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year).
MSG Marshall earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida, MacDill Air Force Base Campus.
Special Assistant for Mentoring
Dr. Karen Milner began her career in the Army on active duty. After leaving active duty, Karen began her civil service career. Her assignments have taken her around the world.
Karen earned an Associate in Management Studies and a Bachelor in Human Resource Management/Business Administration; a Masters in Human Resource Development; a Post Masters Certificate in Education/Leadership and Accountability; a Post Masters Certificate in Performance Improvement Leadership, and Doctorate in Education in Performance Improvement Leadership. She has attended multiple leadership and project management courses, participates in non-profit organizations, and maintains membership in educational honor societies. Dr. Milner is actively involved with the professional development and mentoring of employees of the federal workforce.
Dr. Milner has served as a FEW Chapter President and is serving a second term as the Secretary for the Southeast Region. She was recently appointed as Special Assistant for Mentoring to FEW’s National President Karen Rainey.
Caronell (Nell) Diew
Ms. Caronell LeMalle Diew is a Management Analysts with 27 years of Federal Government Service with the Federal Aviation Administration Headquarters in Washington, D.C. She is a leader in Youth Science, Technology, Engineering & Math as an Outreach Representative, Office of the Vice President, Technical Operations.
Ms. Diew served two terms as the Vice President of the “Women on the Move Chapter (WOTM)”, DC Metro Region. Diew co-founded mentorSTEM, which became the signature outreach program for the chapter.
Ms. Diew led an FAA joint agency support for the historic Flying Classroom launch at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, in 2014. Aviator, Barrington Irving, traveled in a Beechcraft 400XPr aircraft to 11 countries while engaging with students on the expedition.She is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program, former Executive Assistant with the National Bar Association, Office of the Executive Director, and is planning to obtain a Master’s in Organizational Management. Ms. Diew is a native of Louisiana.
Ms. Diew’s primary goal as the FEW Sponsors & Partners Chair is to strategically align partnerships to advance women and the next generation to include diversity and inclusion.
Michael Green provides logistical support as a logistics specialist for the Defense Logistics Agency- Troop Support. Michael grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he joined the U.S. Navy shortly after High School as a Culinary Specialist in 1987. Upon Retirement from the Navy in 2011, Michael joined the Department of Veteran’s Affairs assisting veterans, preparing appeals, and rendering information to claimants as to the laws, regulations, precedents, and practices governing their claims. Michael received a Master of Science in Acquisitions from Central Michigan University in 2018, and a Master in Accounting and Financial Management from DeVry University in 2016.
Michael joined the Philadelphia Chapter of FEW in 2016, and has held positions as Hospitality Chairperson and Vice President in his chapter. In his spare time, Michael enjoys going to the gym, fishing, and reading Tom Clancy novels. His goal is to continue to strengthen his chapter through increased membership while continuing to spearhead diversity in the chapter. In addition, he plans to continue to mentor new members as they step out into greater roles within the chapter.