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Friday, October 9, 2015

About Us

Meet the Team

Who Are We?

Latonia Page

Latonia Page, Student Programs

Latonia joined OPM in September 2012 as the Student Programs Manager. In this role, she has oversight of all student programs, the Pathways Programs, of which includes the PMF Program. As a proud PMF alumna (Class of 2001), Latonia is deeply committed to advancing the Pathways Programs for which she provides oversight and guidance; particularly the prestigious flagship PMF Program. Prior to joining the team, Latonia served as the Executive-in-Residence at OPM's Eastern Management Development Center (EMDC). With her experience in career education and development services for government leaders, Latonia brings a wealth of operational and managerial experience to address the challenges faced by public sector organizations. Before her time at OPM, Latonia served in a variety of leadership and managerial positions at the Food and Drug Administration. A Gulf War veteran, Latonia served eight years in the United States Air Force. In addition to a degree in social work from Texas Tech University, Latonia holds a Master's of Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rob Timmins

Rob Timmins, PMF Program Office

Rob first started his Federal career at the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command and a year later transferred to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). During his 20+ year history with OPM, Rob worked on Government-wide programs such as the National Security Education Program, Scholarship for Service, and the former Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program, which is now the PMF Program. He has been a member of the PMF Program Office for 10+ years and serves as the lead on policy, guidance, and changes in participant status. In addition, Rob was a Search and Rescue Officer with the Civil Air Patrol and a Police Officer with the Fairfax County Police Department in the Commonwealth of Virginia for 5 years. Rob is the oldest of 6, is married to his husband, Jeff, and lives in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC.

Deidre Sexton

Deidre Sexton, PMF Program Office

Deidre joined the PMF Program staff in May 2010. She came from the Defense Contract Management Agency where she was the Program Manager of the Tomorrow's Leaders Initiative. Deidre has over 20 years of service with the Federal Government where she has worked in the areas of publications, public affairs, and human resources. Deidre is the lead for training and development of PMFs.



Channing Martin, PMF Program Office

Channing joined the PMF Program Office in August 2013 after graduating with a Master's of Science in Public Policy and Management from Heinz College Carnegie Mellon University. Channing serves as the lead on the assessment process and program financials. Prior to her work in the PMF Program Office, she was a student intern at OPM in the Senior Executive Resources and CHCO Council Offices. Channing is genuinely committed to the recruitment and retention of quality talent to the Federal Government and excited to be a member of the PMF team.

What Do We Do?

  • Perform overall management of the PMF Program.
  • Develop strategies for attracting and recruiting graduate students with diverse backgrounds into the PMF Program.
  • Develop and conduct a rigorous application, assessment, and selection process to determine a pool of Finalists.
  • Market the PMF Program to Federal agencies and departments and to accredited graduate schools.
  • Provide structured development programs and activities including orientation and training sessions.
  • Serve as a conduit for effective communication among all members of the PMF Program community: Agency PMF Coordinators, hiring officials, supervisors, educational institutions, assessors, applicants, and Fellows.
  • Provide agencies with access to systems and information needed to administer the Program in their agency.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the PMF Program.

In general, we help to bring the best new leaders into the Federal Government!

Contact Us

Have questions or comments?

Mailing Address:
Presidential Management Fellows Program
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street, NW, Room 6500
Washington, DC 20415

Email Addresses: (General Inquiries) (Application and Assessment Inquiries)

UPDATED: 06-01-2015