Click here to skip navigation
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Additionally, if you are using assistive technology and would like to be notified of items via alert boxes, please follow this link to enable alert boxes for your session profile.
This website uses features which update page content based on user actions. If you are using assistive technology to view web content, please ensure your settings allow for the page content to update after initial load (this is sometimes called "forms mode"). Alert box notification is currently enabled, please follow this link to disable alert boxes for your session profile.

This page can be found on the web at the following url:

Click here to skip navigation
An Official Web Site of the United States Government

About Us

Meet the Team

Who Are We?

The PMF Program Office consists of the staff identified below. Program participants (e.g., Finalists and Fellows) can reach out to Agency PMF Coordinators for agency-specific and program participation questions. A list of current Coordinators, which also identifies current participating Federal Agencies, can be found at See the “Contact Us” section below on how to contact us directly.

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson, Acting PMF Program Director

Anthony joined the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2016 after serving as a Human Resources Specialist for the U.S. Department of the Navy and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Veterans Health Administration. He has been the Branch Manager of the Mid-Atlantic Services Branch for Staff Acquisition in Norfolk, VA, since 2021. Prior to starting his Federal career, he was a Cryptologic Technician in the Navy. While in the Navy he completed both his BA in Business/Human Resource Management and his MBA with a concentration in Management and Strategy from Western Governors University. He currently resides in Virginia Beach, VA, with his wife and two daughters. Anthony will be serving as Acting PMF Program Director from May 21, 2023 through July 29, 2023.

Rob Timmins

Rob Timmins, Deputy Director and Team Leader

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 30+ year history with OPM, Rob worked on government-wide programs such as the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Scholarship for Service (SFS), USAJOBS and USAStaffing, NATO's 50th Anniversary, the former Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program (which is now the PMF Program), and one of the co-founders of OPM's Pride Alliance. He has been a member of the PMF Program Office for 20+ years and serves as the Deputy Director and Team Leader. Rob was the recipient of the 2023 Van Yee Legacy Achievement Award from OPM's Human Resources Solutions. 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 serves on the Home Owners Advisory Board for Twiddy & Co. covering over 1,000 rental properties in the Outer Banks. Rob is the oldest of 6, is married to his husband, Jeff, lives in the Georgetown area of Washington, DC, a long-standing member of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and spends his free time traveling overseas and co-managing several rental properties in Washington, DC, and the Outer Banks, NC, with his husband.

 Brandon Jacobsen

Brandon Jacobsen, Application, Communications, and Outreach Lead

Brandon comes to the PMF Program Office as a Class of 2017 PMF himself, taking on a role in communications and outreach. Before embarking on a career in Federal service, he spent nearly a decade in the education field, teaching high school Spanish and serving as the Education Director of a skateboarding non-profit in his hometown of Tacoma, WA. He brings a passion for strengthening programs that empower others. Brandon holds a BA in International Relations from the University of Washington, an MA in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs from American University, and is a certified Project Management Professional. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA, with his girlfriend Kelsey and their dog, Bodi.

Marilyn Wiley

Marilyn Wiley, Agency Liaison

Marilyn started with the PMF Program Office in August 2017. During her 25+ years with OPM, she worked on several projects for OPM's Retirement Services. These opportunities allowed Marilyn to work with employees at all levels within the organization to streamline business processes and to resolve inquiries from annuitants and their survivors on pending claims matters. Through many administrative changes, she worked with the agency on a proposed restructuring effort. Her passion for inclusion has been instrumental in performing her work with the agency's initiative. Marilyn holds a BA degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland University College, and a MA degree in Organization Development from American University. She has two sons and one daughter.

Cynthia Gloster

Cynthia Gloster, Events Lead

Cynthia entered into Federal Service 28 years ago, she started her career at the U.S. Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel, and in 2000 Cynthia joined OPM as a Program Assistant in OPM's Office of Employee Relations and for the past 17 years she has worked in the Human Capital Leadership and Merit System Accountability Division (HCLMSA), Small Agencies Office. Cynthia reassigned to the PMF Program Office in August 2017. Cynthia has 4 children, 3 adorable grandchildren, and a Silky Terrier named Max.

Christina Frye

Christina Frye, PhD MEd MBA, Agency Liaison

Dr. Christina Frye is a well-respected and engaging leader in human capital management, spending over 20+ years of her life studying the social sciences, criminal justice, resource management, and human behavior. Dr. Frye is also published author who was recently recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a Pinnacle Professional for her successes and featured in the March 2020 issue of the Inner Circle Executive Magazine and awarded by the International Association of Women as their 2019-2020 Influencer. She received a B.S. in Sociology with Criminal Justice Concentration from Bowie State University. As an academic, Dr. Frye also holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Maryland Global Campus; a PhD in Human Services with Management specialization from the School of Public Service Leadership at Capella University; and a Post-Masters Certification in e-Learning for Online Instruction and Curriculum Development from Northcentral University. Dr. Frye has recently completed her second Master’s in Educational Leadership from Concordia University while launching her developed curriculum called Engagement Finder 2.0 based on her doctoral research findings while serving as a public servant within the Center for Leadership Development at OPM.

Joe Livingston

Joe Livingston, Training and Development Lead

Joe comes to us with extensive government and non-profit experience. Joe’s 12 years of Federal Government experience includes roles at the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. As a diplomat with the U.S. Department of State, Joe served at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, and at the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration in Washington, DC. He did details at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and at the U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey. Joe’s non-government service includes serving as an advisor and adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver and supporting federally funded programs with the Institute for International Education and the International Catholic Migration Commission in Jordan. Joe is a recipient of two Superior Honor awards at the U.S. Department of State, a Fulbright fellowship, and a Boren National Security Education Program fellowship. He holds a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in government from Hamilton College. Joe is originally from NY and lives in the Denver metro area with his wife and two young kids.

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 for program stakeholders.
  • Serve as a conduit for effective communication among all members of the PMF Program community: Agency PMF Coordinators, hiring officials, supervisors, educational institutions, applicants, Finalists, and Fellows.
  • Provide participating 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 2469
Washington, DC 20415

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

UPDATED: 05-17-2023