Elected National Officers 2012 - 2014
Michelle Crockett - President
Michelle has 21 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 and has held the Chapter positions of President and Special Events Chair, Regional Training Program Chair and FEW 40th Anniversary Gala Co-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.
Wanda Killingsworth - Executive Vice President
Wanda has more than 20 years of federal service and works as a Senior Program Analyst with the Internal Revenue Service. She is a lifetime member and currently a member of the D.C. Charter Chapter, D.C. Metro Region. She has held various positions at the Chapter, Regional and National levels. She a recipient of the 2011 Allie Latimer Award, the 2009 Barbara Boardman Tennant Award, and the 2009 National President’s Award and the 2011 Allie Latimer Award.
Wanda resides in Maryland and holds two Masters Degrees, one from the University of Maryland in Computer Science and the other from George Washington University in Project Management.
Brenda Hagar - Vice President for Policy and Planning
Brenda started her government career with the Army National Guard in 1984 as a GS-5. She left government service to complete her family and returned two years later at Tinker Air Force Base. Shortly after returning to government service Brenda transferred to the Federal Aviation Administration as a GS-4 Program Assistant. Through hard work and the school of hard knocks Brenda is currently a Management and Program Analyst/Team Lead, FG-J (GS-14) for Technical Operations, Aviation System Standards, Flight Inspection in Oklahoma City, OK. Brenda is a Lifetime Member of FEW. Brenda joined FEW in 1994 at a Regional Training Program, RTP. She is currently the Chapter President for the Greater Oklahoma City Chapter of FEW and has served in many other roles at the Regional and Chapter levels. Most recently she serves at National Nominations Officer and Protocol Chair for NTP 2009 in Orlando, FL.
Matthew Fogg - Vice President for Congressional Relations
Matthew was elected as the first male FEW National Vice President for Congressional Relations. He is a Diamond Life member, D.C. Charter Chapter President and retired Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal with 34 years of service, holding a BS in Criminal Justice. Matthew is nationally known after winning a Landmark $4 million civil rights employment verdict against the U.S. Department of Justice. He Co-Chaired a coalition of FEW and other affinity groups that promulgated NOFEAR legislation signed into federal law, May 15, 2002. A former Agency Equal Employment Opportunity Investigator, Matthew represents and wins EEO Commission Decisions for women challenging employment discrimination.
Melvie Hall-Bellinger - Vice President for Compliance
Melvie is a FEW Lifetime member and recently served as FEW’s National Finance Chair. She is a member of the Western New York Chapter and holds positions on the local and regional level. Melvie has over 30 years of accounting experience (public, private, government, and non-profit) Including five years with the federal government. Employed with the Internal Revenue Service in Rochester, New York as a Revenue Agent, she is a Certified Public Accountant with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Wilmington University, and earned her B.A. Degree in Accounting from Seton Hall University. Melvie is a 2012 recipient of FEW’s National President’s Leadership Award.
Georgia Thomas - Vice President for Diversity
As FEW’s Diversity Chair, Georgia is concerned about the advancement of women in government, hence her lifetime membership and active involvement in Federally Employed Women. She is immediate past National Scholarship Chair and has held other offices at the local level.
Georgia is Area Manager of Stakeholder Liaison with Southwest Stakeholder Liaison Field Operations (SBSE) in Houston, Texas, which is a Division of the Internal Revenue Service. She also serves on the SBSE Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee.
She holds a BBA degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified Mediator.
Dawn Nester - Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization
Dawn Nester is a Program Analyst within the Internal Revenue Service, at the Portsmouth, NH, office. She has been with the IRS since 1975 and in the federal government since 1972.
Dawn became a FEW member in 1988. She has held Chapter and Regional offices in two regions. Most recently, she was elected Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization. She became a lifetime member in 2003. Dawn also serves as President of the FEW Foundation for Education and Training.
Dawn received the National President’s Award from President Patricia Wolfe in 2005 and again in 2010 from President Sue Webster.
Suzi Inman - Vice President for Training
Suzi is employed at Crane Division Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana, as a Program Analyst. She has been a government employee for 22 years. Prior to that she worked in County Government, Bloomfield State Bank, and as a hairdresser and owner of her own shop. Suzi InmanShe held several Chapter and Regional offices, such as President, Great Lakes Regional Manager, Great Lakes Regional Treasurer and have also served on several committees, currently Diversity Co-Chair of the Hoosier Hills Chapter. In addition to being NTP Chair twice, she was elected Nominations Officer. While serving in this position she worked to create the online voting. Suzi was also Credentials Chair for two different terms, one under Past President Jeni Bungert and the other under President Sue Webster. Also, in 1998 sheI was awarded the Barbara Boardman Tennant award.
Joan Chopp - Secretary
Joan is a FEW Lifetime member and member of the Nebraska Heartland Chapter. She joined FEW in 1999 and has held Chapter offices, including President and Vice President, Regional offices, including Manager, Representative and Secretary for the Mid-Continent Region. Over the past six years has served on the NTP Planning Committee for Agency Forums, Training, Protocol and Co-Team Lead for Advertising and Marketing for 2009 and 2010 NTPs. She also served as News & Views Editor for four years. She retired from Natural Resources Conservation Service with 34 years of service and enjoys traveling and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren.
Carol D. Jones - Treasurer
Carol D. Jones has over 32 years service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Finance Division. She is a lifetime member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) and a member of the Northwest Chapter, D.C. Metro Region and Chapter Treasurer for 4 ½ years in addition to being a member of FEW’s Finance Committee for 3 years. Carol also served as the National Training Program (NTP) 2010 Finance Chair and served on NTP 2010 and 2011 Committees as well.
Bernice Waller - Nominations Officer
Bernice is a Lifetime Member of FEW and the NW 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 and Special Assistant for Sponsorships and Partnerships. After more than 32 years of service, Bernice retired from the FBI 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 NW DC Chapter and had attended every FEW NTP since 1999.
Sue Webster - Immediate Past President
Sue is an Admin/Tech Specialist working for the Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, an activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command. A Diamond Lifetime member, she is active in FEW, holding Chapter, Regional, and National offices, serving two terms as National President (2008-2010; 2010-2012). She received the Barbara Boardman Tennant award for outstanding service (1995), the State of Indiana Women’s Commission Torchbearer Award (Volunteerism) (2004) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Bloomington (Indiana) Commission for Women (2011). She holds a Master’s Degree from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. She is a native Hoosier hailing from Ellettsville, Indiana.