Committee Chairs

Sheryl Coleman – Awards Chair / Protocol Chief

sheryl_coleman_4Sheryl Coleman is currently a Program Support Specialist working for the US Army Research Laboratory with 42 years of service.  Sheryl is a lifetime member of FEW looking to go Diamond soon.  Sheryl has served in the following capacities: as Federal Women’s Chairperson for fifteen years at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland; as Chair of the Baltimore Federal Executive Board (FEB) for two years; served as President of the Maryland Tri-County Chapter of FEW, Mid-Atlantic Region for four years; served as Scholarship chair for two years, Awards chair for two years and Protocol Officer for two years at the FEW National Level; served as Co-Chair of the 2009 NTP in Philadelphia; served on numerous NTP committees; and served as volunteer chair for four years on the NTP. Sheryl won woman of the year award for Baltimore Federal Executive Board in 2000 and was also a gold medal winner for Equal Employment Opportunity from Baltimore Federal Executive Board (FEB).  Sheryl is a graduate of Harford Community College with Associate Degree and University of Maryland University College, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in business and management.


Bernice Waller – Bylaws Chair

bernice_wallerBernice 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.


Patrice Wilson – Communications Chair

Patrice WilsonPatrice Wilson is a native Washingtonian and began her 36 year Federal career with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and attended the University of the District of Columbia where she studied Business Management.  She is currently an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist in the Departmental Office of Civil Rights and serves as the National Federal Women’s Program Manager.  She is a certified civil rights instructor and provides training to DOT employees across the U.S. in Prevention of Workplace Harassment and other related topics. Ms. Wilson serves as the Diversity, Compliance, and Nominations Committee Chairperson and is also the website administrator for the Women on the Move Chapter in DC and the outgoing DC Metro Region Nominations Chair.

Patrice lives in Joint Base Andrews, MD and is the proud mother of two grown sons and grandmother of two girls.


Linda Patrick – Scholarship Chair and Special Assistant for Outreach (Women’s Health and Youth)

linda_patrickLinda has over 20 years of federal service and currently works for Army Public Health Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.  She joined FEW in 2002 and has become a Lifetime member.  Linda is the Chapter President, Maryland Tri-County, Mid-Atlantic Region. She has served on the Baltimore Federal Executive Board and APG’s Executive Committee for Special Emphasis Programs. Linda coordinates military and civilian employees as volunteers for annual Women’s Only Home Builds with Habitat for Humanity. She chaired over 100 Special Emphasis programs (Black History, Women’s History, Hispanic Heritage, etc.).  Linda has served on FEW’s National Training Program (NTP) team, and coordinated FEW‘s first NTP Health Fair.

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Brenda Hagar – Contracts Management Chair

brenda_hagarBrenda 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, FG-J (GS-14) for Technical Operations, Aviation System Standards, Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Branch in Oklahoma City, OK.  In December 20 215 Brenda retired from the Federal Aviation Administration with 31 years of service.  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 National, Regional and Chapter levels.  Most recently she served as the Vice President for Policy and Planning and is currently serving her second term as National Contracts chairperson.


Carol Jones – Finance Chair

carol_jonesCarol D. Jones retired after 33 years of service with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Finance Division.  She is a lifetime member of Federally Employed Women and a member of the Northwest DC Chapter.   She served in the Metro Region as the Chapter Treasurer for 4 ½ years.   In addition to Carol’s other duties she has been a member of FEW’s Finance team for 3 years.  She has served two terms as National Treasurer and one term as National Finance Chair.  She also served as the National Training Program (NTP) 2010 Finance Chair and held positions on the NTP 2010 and 2011 Committee as well.  In 2015, she was awarded the National President’s Award.


Judy Rush – Publication and Policy Review

Judy RushJudy, former Federal Women’s Program Manager/Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, retired in 2015 from Bonneville Power Administration, a Department of Energy power marketing agency, Portland, Oregon. 1993 – joined FEW and attended her first National Training Program (NTP).  2003 – became a Lifetime Member; 2011 – Diamond Member.  2006-2010 – Pacific Northwest Regional Manager.  Chaired/co-chaired Pacific NorthWest’s (PNW) 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2011 Regional Training Programs (RTP).  2012-2014 – RTP Training Chair.  Correspondence Lead NTP Committees 2009, 2010 and 2011.  2016-18 PNW Regional Secretary, Ways & Means Chair and President Willamette Valley Chapter #356.


Adrianne Callahan – National Training Program 2018 Chair

adrianne_callahan_4Adrianne M. Callahan, has more than 20 years of federal service and currently works as a Small Business Specialist with the US Environmental Protection Agency. She is a Cadette Girl Scout Troop Leader, Lifetime member of both FEW and Blacks in Government and an active member of the Windy City Chapter where she serves as Membership Chair and Advisor.

Adrianne is a graduate of Roosevelt University (Organizational Development/Business Management) and Grantham University (Masters of Business Administration). Through various FEW leadership roles, Adrianne has educated members on the benefits and impacts of the collaborative relationships with FEW’s sponsors and partners at the National, Regional and local levels.