National Officers

Elected National Officers 2022-2024

Pamela H. Richards


Pamela H. Richards is a Supervisory Investigative Research Analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Forensic, Audit and Investigative Services (FAIS). Ms. Richards also serves as a committed member on the FAIS’ Respect, Equity, Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion Committee; the Women’s Liaison Group; and the Veterans Affairs Liaison Group. Ms. Richards has received GAO’s Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion Individual and Team Award, and FAIS Managing Directors’ Leadership and Team Award for her grassroots level leadership in diversity and inclusion.

Upon her arrival to GAO, Pamela met with senior level management at GAO an established a presence for the Federal Triangle Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) which is now a part of GAO’s Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan and a recognized agency Employee Resource Group. Over the span of her federal career, Ms. Richards has worked closely with the EEO Office and senior level management, cultivating relationships to assist in developing EEO and compliance policies as well as the equal advancement of women within agencies.

During 2018-2022, Ms. Richards has served as the DC Metro Regional Manager (RM), with oversight of 26 chapters and chapter presidents; a member of the National Oversight Committee and the Publication and Policy Review Committee of FEW. During her tenure, Pamela created and organized DCMR FEW CARES and provided gas and grocery gift cards to furloughed region members during the government shutdown. Pamela has also collaborated with DCMR FEW partners and feed the homeless, completed a makeover of a Homeless Men’s Shelter and donated over 300 toys for children living in homelessness and poverty. Under her leadership, the DC Metro Region has received the Regional Achievement Award, and numerous National, chapter, and individual awards. Also Pamela held two successful virtual Regional Training Programs and created the Blue Table Talk Leadership Development Series I & II during the pandemic. Due to her demonstrated servant leadership skills, Pamela received FEW’s most prestigious award, the Barbara Boardman Tenant Award and the President’s Award during the first year of her administration. Pamela is also an active member and a Past President of the Federal Triangle Chapter. She is an exemplary leader at all three tier levels of FEW.

Ms. Richards graduated from Albany State University with a B.S. in Criminal Justice, a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management and Criminal Justice Administration, and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Corrections, all while being a single parent. Ms. Richards’s passion is to advocate for the advancement for women and juvenile justice reform. She is originally from Roxboro, North Carolina and the proud mother of one biological son, Jonathan Hall, a writer-editor. She is a proud member of Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc.

“Conflict builds character. Crisis defines it.” “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant.” “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Authors Unknown



Executive Vice President


Carla Hamilton

Vice President for Policy and Planning

Ms. Hamilton’s goal as Vice President for Policy and Planning is to utilize existing and new best practices to maintain the momentum of the organization by generating FEW’s 2022-2024 Strategic Plan. Ms. Hamilton offers the organization an intentional emphasis of service together to ensure FEW’s success.

With more than 15+ years of leadership experience encompassing professional responsibility, she is committed to servitude with an innovative voice.  She is a poised change agent leveraging leadership skills, strategic planning experience, and business acumen to cultivate a progressive and collaborative culture that will aid in moving FEW’s future forward. Ms. Hamilton was the 2022 FEW Allie Latimer Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient.


Shannon L. Carroll

Vice President for Compliance and Special Assistant to the President for Federal Women’s Program

Shannon L. Carroll is the Information Management and Business Services Team Lead, Integration and Operations Division, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She is responsible for ensuring the directorate maintains highly effective Research and Development (R&D) Program Support for over 1k personnel. Ms. Carroll oversees Business Services which consists of patent applications, travel program, and multiple job and time accounting service systems.  She also manages Information Management which consists of Inventory of Records, to include Essential Records Restoration and Disaster Recover Plans, Publications Management, and the Freedom of Information Act program.  Ms. Carroll is also the President, Diversity and Inclusion Resource Group recommending policy change in the directorate to more appropriately align with the Air Force and Air Force Material Command’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility goals.

Prior to beginning a civil service career in February 2010, Ms. Carroll served 20 years in the Air Force as a non-commissioned officer. Her background covers a broad range in the knowledge operations and information management areas.  She has performed various duties to include privacy protections, publications management, freedom of information, records management, and on-line collaboration areas.

Shannon is also a dedicated Lifetime Member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) at both the Great Lakes Region (GLR) and the Miami Valley Chapter (MVC) levels.  She is serving as the GLR Ways and Means Chair and keeps funds coming into the region.  Ms. Carroll is also the Vice-President of Programs for the MVC and works closely with the President to garner well thought out monthly events.  Shannon ensures all chapter members are kept well informed of community activities, regional support, and special emphasis programs.

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Shabiki Clarke

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 of the federal budget, as the Financial Advisor to the Vice President and Deputy Vice President of the Air Traffic Organization/Technical Operations Directorate.

She was born in Guyana, South America, and migrated to Maryland in 1982. She holds a BS in Social Science with a Minor in Business Administration, from the University of Maryland, Global Campus.

Shabiki developed a love for “serving” others from her father. She joined FEW in 2018, and simultaneously held positions in her Chapter and the DC Metro Region 2018-2020. Ms. Clarke is a member of the ED-FEW Lorna M. Polk Chapter, serving as the Legislative Chair. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family.


Tara V. Bullock

Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization

Tara V. Bullock is a Management and Program Analyst (HR Liaison) at the Small Business Administration. She has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Graduate Certificate in HR from Central Michigan University and over 27 years of leadership experience.

Tara has been a member of FEW since 2016, currently serving as a National Board Member since 2020 as the Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization. Tara has also held the position of Chapter President for the Northwest DC Chapter, Diversity and Compliance Chair, and Regional Parliamentarian within the DC Metro Region.  Tara has also served on numerous committees.


Lauren Golubski

Vice President for Diversity and Special Assistant to the President for People with Disabilities

Lauren Golubski has enjoyed careers in teaching, education policy, and philanthropy. Constant throughout these roles, she remains committed to providing an equitable, accessible, and inclusive education for all learners.

Lauren is an Education Program Specialist for the US Department of Education (ED). Throughout this role, Lauren supports the education field by providing grant management in the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE). Prior to her role at ED, Lauren worked at DCPS as an education program specialist and as a Development Manager for a nonprofit for educators.

Committed to making an impact in her community, Lauren recently served as Chair of the Special Education Advisory Committee for Alexandria Public City Schools and served on the Smithsonian Science Education Center Advisory Board for K-12 STEM Inclusion.

Lauren is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education Leadership and Learning in Organizations at Vanderbilt University. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University, received her Master’s of Education, and taught special education cumulatively for five years, teaching in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dallas Independent School District. While teaching, she was part of Urban Teachers, LeadershipISD, and Urban Leaders to advocate with and for her students.

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Khadejah Brown

Vice President for Training

Khadejah M. Brown is the Chief of USDA’s Specialty Crop Inspections Division’s, National Training and Development Center.  Khadejah has over 23 years of experience in adult education in both academic and corporate environments.  She has more than 16 years of experience and extensive background in instructional design, distance education, and educational technology to include 13 years of experience as lead LMS Administrator.

Khadejah has successfully created, launched, and managed dozens of academic and training courses, face-to-face, distance, and hybrid. Khadejah has a MS in Management with a Specialization in Leadership and a BS in Workforce Development and Education.


Marcia McDaniels


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 continuing her legacy by serving a second term as the National Secretary.


Bernette Menefee


Bernette Menefee has 36 years of government service currently employed at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Accounting and a master’s in administration.

She has been a member of FEW for over 10 years. Bernette has held several positions at Chapter, Regional and National levels.  At the Chapter level, she served as Treasurer, Vice President, and President. At the Regional level, she served as the Finance Chair.  At National level, Bernette served as the Finance Chair and for 2022-24 she will serve as the National Treasurer.

Bernette enjoys giving back to the community.


Tameika A.E. Roland

Nominations Officer

Tameika A. E. Roland is actively involved in FEW serving as the Nominations Officer on the FEW National Board of Directors. She has also served in other capacities such as FEW Southeast Nominations and Elections Chair, Southeast Board Member, North Alabama Nominations and Elections Chair, North Alabama Chapter Finance Chair, and North Alabama Chapter Treasurer.

Ms. Roland has over 12 years of financial experience in both the private and public sector. Several of her awards and special recognitions as a civil servant include Directorate of Operations Individual Award, Directorate of Programs and Integration Certificate of Recognition, Program Manager Award, Program Director Letter of Appreciation, and Business Financial Manager Letter of Appreciation.

She earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from Oakwood University.  She is also level III certified in Financial Management and Business-Cost Estimating.

Ms. Roland is a strong and active proponent of scholastic initiatives to motivate the future workforce (elementary, high school and college students) to pursue education and careers in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). She also serves as a mentor to many in STEM.


Karen Rainey

Immediate Past President

Karen M. Rainey is a seasoned System Administrator with over a decade of Information Technology 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.  She is a graduate from the MITs Front Line Readiness Program.

Karen served as FEW’s National President from 2018 – 2022, 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.


Committee Chairs

Committee Chairs 2022-2024

Vikki Williamson

Awards Chair

Vikki Williamson is employed by the Internal Revenue Service as an Information Technology Specialist (Security). She handles security and audit management for the User & Network Services Security, Compliance and Monitoring Division.

Vikki has a Master of Science in Information Systems from Lawrence Technological University, a Bachelor of Business Administration, and an Associate in Business Administration, from Davenport University.

Vikki is an active member of FEW for the last decade. She serves FEW at the Chapter, Region, and National levels in various leadership roles.

Vikki’s hobbies include travel, reading, community service, and spending time with her friends and family. She is a longtime NBA Detroit Pistons season ticketholder.


Wanda V. Killingsworth

Bylaws Chair

Wanda V. Killingsworth has more than 25 years of public service, all with the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, where she works as a Senior Program Analyst.  In this position, she is responsible for providing Risk Management infrastructure to various Information Technology projects where she ensures projects receive training and guidance on the Risk Management processes and tools.

Wanda served as FEW’s National President from 2016-2018. Wanda is concerned about the advancement of women in government, thus her lifetime membership and active involvement in FEW. Wanda is the recipient of FEW’s President’s Awards in 2009 and in 2013.  She also received the Allie Latimer Award and FEW’s most prestigious award, the Barbara Boardman Tenant Award in 2009.

Ms. Killingsworth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management and two master’s degrees, one in Computer Science and the other in Project Management. Ms. Killingsworth currently resides in Maryland.


Ivana Miranda

Communications Chair

Ivana H. Miranda is a Project Manager with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She brings experience from Human Resources, finance, sports marketing, communications, sales, and entertainment. With the motto, “mission critical does not equal boring,” she is known for interactive experiences and cost-saving strategies. She is an instructional designer, Distinguished Toastmaster, and earned her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Ivana was instrumental in chartering the FEW Bright Knights Chapter in 2015.  She has served at the Chapter and Regional levels. In her spare time, Ivana loves karaoke, podcasts, and supporting the arts.


Michelle Slade

Contracts Management Chair

Michelle Slade has over 30 years of federal service. She currently works as a Supervisory Equal Employment Manager at the NOAA National Ocean Service.  Michelle was installed as FEW’s 22nd National President on July 20, 2012, and was re-elected on May 2014 to serve a second term.  She is Diamond Lifetime member of FEW and a founding member of FEW’s Seas and Skies Chapter at NOAA. In 2009, she received the FEW Champion of Diversity Award for her efforts to increase diversity awareness.   In 2011, she received FEW’s most prestigious award, the Barbara Boardman Tennant Award.

Michelle attended Georgia Southwestern University and received a Certification in Equal Employment Opportunities Studies from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University. She is also a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.


Althea Sprosta

Finance Chair

Althea Sprosta has more than 17 years of public service as an Auditor. She is a Senior Auditor at the U. S. Government Accountability Office, Financial Management and Assurance in Washington, D.C., where she works to improve and transform the government’s financial management and operations and ensure stewardship of financial resources. Althea is also a member of the BIacks In Government GAO-USACE Chapter where she serves as the Treasurer.  

Althea joined the Federal Triangle Chapter in 2017.  In her Chapter and in the DC Metro Region, she has held the position of Finance Chair.  She served on the 2019 NTP Committee as the Agency Forums Lead and on the 2018- 2022 DC Metro Region RTP Committee as the Finance Chair.

Althea graduated from East Carolina University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting and her MBA. She also graduated from Grantham University with a Masters in Information Technology. 


Khadejah Brown

National Training Program 2024 Chair


Judy L. Rush

Publication and Policy Review Chair

Judy 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) in New Orleans. In 2003, she became a Lifetime Member and in 2011, upgraded to a Diamond Member.

Judy served as Pacific Northwest (PNW) Regional Manager from 2006-2010.  She chaired/co-chaired PNW’s 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Regional Training Programs (RTP) and served in 2012-2014, 2021, and 2022 as the RTP Training Chair.  She served as Correspondence Lead for NTP Committees in 2009, 2010 and 2011.  From 2016-2018, Judy served as the PNW Regional Secretary, Ways & Means Chair, and President of the Willamette Valley Chapter #356.  For 2022-2024, she will serve as the PNW Region and Willamette Valley Chapter Treasurer, and the National Publications & Policy Review Committee Chair.



Dr. ShaNita Nolan

Scholarship Chair

Dr. Nolan is a Professional and Leadership Development Practitioner, Workshop Facilitator, and Trainer with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In addition, she is a communications, personal, spiritual, and leadership development expert, and she is a life strategist coach, and author. She is also a Certified Human Behavior Consultant (DISC), an Executive Director with the Maxwell Leadership Team, and a Certified Family, Parenting, and Youth Life Strategist.

Dr. Nolan is a gifted connector and compelling empowerment speaker who has spoken at many conferences, churches, businesses, women’s retreats, colleges, and seminaries. She is also the Founder of L3 Unlimited, the CEO & Servant Leader of Circle of Trust Leadership (COTL) LLC, a communication, personal growth, leadership development, coaching, and consulting company.


Special Assistants to the President

Special Assistants to the President 2022-2024

Fallon Mansaray

IT Chair/Webmaster

Fallon Mansaray is a Visual Information Specialist for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art & Visual Technology from George Mason University, and began her career with the Department of Veterans Affairs. As a Visual Information Specialist, her extensive experience creating digital media, marketing material, and other graphic design collateral make her a highly sought-after expert for various Department events and initiatives.

She is a member of the Federal Triangle Chapter and joined FEW in 2021. Active in her community, she works with the Veterans Affairs Hispanic Association as a Technology/Platform Committee member. She also served for over 9 years as the Communications/Public Relations Chair of the VA Headquarters Chapter of Blacks in Government.

Fallon was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but grew up in Virginia, spending over 15 years there before moving to Maryland, where she now resides. She enjoys going to church, ministering in her church’s Creative Dance Ministry, traveling abroad, experiencing various outdoor activities with her husband, and spending time with family. She also loves learning about and experiencing different cultures, which stems from her family background.


Grace Bridges

News and Views Editor

Grace Bridges is a Multi-Media Producer at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In her role, she brings the excitement of science, rocket launches and space exploration into broadcast television programs.

Grace began her career in the broadcast industry more than 15 years ago at the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City. Since then, she has led newsrooms as an Executive Producer in Tulsa and Orlando. Grace has covered major events like tornado outbreaks, hurricanes and the Pulse Nightclub Shooting. During her career in local news, Grace received a National Murrow, Associated Press Award and two Emmys for creating bold and innovative content.

As FEW’s News and Views Editor, Grace will use her experience as a storyteller to communicate impactful stories to our members.


Althea Sprosta

Special Assistant to the President for Employee Thrift Advisory Council


Cherie Hinkle

Credentials Chair and Special Assistant to the President for Housing

Cherie Hinkle is from Louisville Kentucky.  She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.  She is employed at Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Law Specialist.

Cherie has a Bachelor of Arts, Bellarmine University in Louisville, a Juris Doctor, University of Louisville and a Master of Laws (LLM), San Diego School of Law.  She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

She is a Member Derby City Chapter Louisville as its First Vice President.  She also serves as the Southeast Region as the Legislative Chair.  Cheris is a strong advocate FEW’s mission.

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Stacey St. Holder

Special Assistant to the President for Mentoring

Stacey St. Holder is the Executive Officer in the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the Department of Education. She is responsible for a range of functions essential to the efficient utilization of financial resources and the management and direction of administrative operations for her office. Prior to this position, Ms. St. Holder had over 26 years of diverse experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) having worked in the Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, the Office of the Secretary, and the Office of Enterprise Integration before becoming the Chief of Staff to the Chief Acquisition Officer at VA.

Ms. St. Holder is a life-long learner, exemplified in part, by being a VA Congressional Fellow, Excellence in Government Senior Fellow, and a President’s Management Council Interagency Rotation Program Fellow. She has served as a mentor and coach in formal mentoring programs for both VA and GovLoop Academy since 2010. As a lifetime member of Federally Employed Women since 2020, she has served as the Legislative Chair for the VA Monumental Women Chapter and as a member of the FEW Mentoring Program Committee. She is now Leveling Up as the Special Assistant to the President for Mentoring and excited to move FEW Forward along with all interested in the National Mentoring Program.


Tracy Marshall

Special Assistant to the President for Military Women


Monica Hedgspeth

Special Assistant to the President for Sponsorships and Partnerships

Mrs. Hedgspeth has been employed in the federal government for over 32 years. She is currently employed by the General Services Administration (GSA) as a Telecommunications Specialist/Contract Officer Representative (COR) with oversite and management of several large revenue earning accounts.

She is a Life Member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) currently serving as the President of the LATIMER Chapter of FEW and the DC Metro Assistant Regional Manager.

She obtained her BA and MBA while working full time in the federal government, graduating with honors. She strongly believes that to be a good leader you must be a good “Follower.” She gained much of her exemplary level of commitment to excellence in everything she does by being a servant leader. Her level of commitment and work ethic has placed her in a position to be a great asset to any organization.


Tammie Edwards

Special Assistant to the President for Women's Health and Wellness

Tammie Edwards is employed at the National Institutes of Health where she serves as the Director of the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services (DATS). The Division is responsible for the development, planning and dissemination of a centralized program governing transportation and amenities support services.

She serves as 1st Vice President of the Zonta Club of Mid-Maryland and successfully works to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy. Tammie holds the positions of Bethesda Chapter Vice President and DC Metro Region Women’s Health and Wellness Chair.

A proud Virginia Tech graduate, Tammie was born and raised in Florida and the mother of one amazing son.


Tiffany Hutchinson

National Parliamentarian

Ms. Tiffany Hutchinson is a Senior Contract Specialist with over 20 years of leadership experience understanding the importance of cultivating a diverse environment. She currently serves FEW on the Southeast Regional Board. She also has served in both appointed and elected positions for the North Alabama Chapter and is the current Chapter President. Finally, Tiffany has a Master’s degree in Business Management, with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems and a Certificate in Acquisition and Contract Management. 

Tiffany is active in her community as a board member for the North Alabama Sickle Cell Foundation Inc. and volunteering through her children’s school PTA and different groups at church.