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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

About Us

Meet the Team

Who Are We?

Latonia Page

Latonia Page

Latonia joined the PMF Program in September 2012 as the Student Programs Manager. In this role, she has oversight of all student programs, including the newly-formed Pathways Programs, of which PMF is a key component. 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.

Aubrey Whitehead

Aubrey Whitehead

Aubrey began his tenure as PMF Program Team Lead in July 2012. In this role, he develops and implements the strategic plan and direction of the premier fellowship program to identify, recruit and train the Federal government's next generation of leaders. Aubrey last served as Deputy Executive Director for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and the Bureau of International Information Programs at the U.S. Department of State. Before joining the Federal government, Mr. Whitehead held several executive-level positions within private industry working closely with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Missile Defense Agency, and the Intelligence Community. He also served honorably as an officer in the United States Air Force for eight years, and was an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies at the Ohio State University. In addition to a degree in Nursing, and a Bachelor's in Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Aubrey holds a Master's degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University.

Rob Timmins

Rob Timmins

Rob first started his Federal career in 1991 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 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 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

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 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.

 

Todd Hewell

Todd Hewell

Todd joined the PMF Program staff in January 2010. He assists primarily with the operations and information technology systems of the PMF Program; recently serving as the event manager for the PMF 2012 Job Fair. Prior to the PMF Program, he worked in OPM's Human Resources Products and Services Division from 2009-2010. He previously served at the White House from 2007-2009 and assisted with the 2009 Presidential Transition, and at the U.S. House of Representatives from 2005-2007. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business Mitte Honors Program at Indiana University, majoring in finance and business process management with a minor in political science.

 

Channing Martin

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 assessment lead for the PMF application. 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. While she served at the CHCO Council, Channing was instrumental in the development of the PMF STEM track. 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.

Rachel Dorman

Rachel Dorman

Rachel Dorman joined the Student Programs team in May 2010. In this role, she provides policy guidance on Pathways Programs. Rachel has more than 10 years of Federal experience and has previously worked in Policy and Human Resource capacities at the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce. Rachel holds a B.A. in Human Services from The George Washington University.

 

Kamille Smith

Kamille Smith has been with OPM since 2008. She began at OPM in Strategic Human Capital before joining the Student Programs Team in February 2013. In this role, Kamille assists agencies with policy guidance and implementation of the Pathways Programs. Her background includes banking and recruitment. She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Hampton University and a Master's of Science degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University.

What Do We Do?

  • Perform overall management of the Program.
  • Develop strategies for attracting and recruiting graduate students with diverse backgrounds into the PMF Program.
  • Develop and conduct a rigorous applicant 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 graduation training sessions.
  • Serve as a conduit for effective communication among all members of the PMF Program community: Agency PMF Coordinators, 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:

pmf@opm.gov (General Inquiries)

pmfapplication@opm.gov (Application and Assessment Inquiries)

UPDATED: 03-01-2014