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About Us

Meet the Team

Who Are We?

John Gill

John Gill, Assistant Director, Center for Leadership Development

John W. Gill is the Deputy Director at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s Center for Leadership Development (CLD) and leading the strategy and execution of the Federal Human Resources Capability Improvement initiative, with specific design and implementation responsibility for the HR curriculum. Presently serving as the Acting Deputy Associated Director for CLD. John began with the Federal Government in 2013 as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Before Moving to OPM, John served in the Office of Management and Budget supporting the presidential administration transition. John was a member of the White House Senior Executive Service Reform Advisory Group. The Group provided thought leadership that helped shape the previous administration’s 2015 Executive Order on Strengthening the Senior Executive Service. John is an adjunct professor with the Georgetown University Master’s program in Human Resources and appointed Chair of Advisory Board for the Georgetown Master's in HR program. He earned his B.A. at Columbia University and his M.B.A. at Florida Technical University.   

Suzi Toman-Jones, Acting Director

Suzi has over 15 years of experience in the public and private sectors leveraging her human capital, project management and design expertise to support individual development and enable organizations to meet their goals. Since 2012, Suzi has served in the Office of Personnel Management first through OPM’s Center for Leadership Development and most recently in the Human Resources Solutions Resource Management Office as Supervisor over Budget, Strategic Planning, Internal Controls, and Audits. Prior to federal service, Suzi worked as a civilian with the Army National Guard and in the private sector managing the delivery and development of training and software for the healthcare industry. Her free time is spent in the garden, kitchen, and sharing the fruits of her labors with family and friends. 

Rob Timmins

Rob Timmins, Deputy Director

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. 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

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 Management

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.

Joshua Solomon

Joshua Solomon, Recruitment and Placement

Josh joined the PMF Program Office in 2021 and supports its recruitment and placement efforts for Finalists and agencies. He is also a Class of 2021 PMF himself. Josh has a passion for public service and helping others define and achieve their goals. Before joining the Federal service, he spent five years in international development, administering and evaluating U.S.-funded foreign aid programs aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of government officials and civil society representatives in transitioning democracies. Prior to that, he lived in Siberia for a year, where he acquired Russian language fluency. Josh holds a BA in political science from Stetson University and an MA in international affairs from George Washington University. In his free time, he enjoys traveling abroad, Russian literature, and baking.

Joe Livingston

Joe Livingston, Director of Leadership Development

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:

pmf@opm.gov (General Inquiries)

pmfapplication@opm.gov (Application and Assessment Inquiries)

UPDATED: 01-04-2023