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OFFICE OF GRANTS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (OGFM)

Assistant Director’s Office
Mainline 202-720-9181 Fax 202-401-7752

Montgomery, Cynthia

Assistant Director of NIFA, OGFM

Walker, Wanda

Senior Staff Accountant/Analyst

Gott, Marc

Internal Controls Officer

Daly, Erin

Senior Policy Specialist

Woodard-Martin, Melia

Administrative Officer

Thompson, Beverly

Head Secretary

Awards Management Division
Mainline 202-401-4986 Fax 202-401-1804

Edward Nwaba

Division Director: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 1994 Awards, Building and Facilities, Pre and Post-Award Management

Jordan, Eula

Awards Liaison

Awards Management Division Branch 1

Bowman, Susan

Branch Chief: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 1994 Awards, Pre and Post Award Management

Mertz, Bruce

Team Leader: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Pre and Post Award Management

Deshazo, Towana

Team Leader: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Pre and Post Award Management

Watkins, Sondra

Team Leader: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Pre and Post Award Management

Awards Management Division Branch 2

Woodin, Adriene

Branch Chief: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Building and Facilities, Pre and Post Award Management

Alphs, Duane

Team Leader: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Pre and Post Award Management

McCrea, Rochelle

Team Leader: Grants and Cooperative Agreements, Pre and Post Award Management

Awards Management Division Branch 3 (Capacity Grants)

Barnett, Brenda

Branch Chief: Capacity Grants, Pre and Post Award Management, AREERA

Owens, Allison

Team Leader: Pre and Post Award Management, Capacity Grant Inquiries

Cross, Arnita

Staff Accountant: Pre and Post Award Management

Nguyen, Tam-Thao

Grants Management Specialist: Pre and Post Award Management

Bell, Mary Beth

Administrative Assistant

Grasty, Janine

Administrative Assistant

Sahu, Jharana

Grants Management Specialist: Pre and Post Award Management

Policy and Oversight Division
Mainline 202-205-5667 Fax 202-401-7752

Koszalka, Maria

Division Director: Federal Assistance Policy, Agency OIG/GAO Audit Liaison, Accounting for NIFA Program Funds, Administration of Capacity Grants, Oversight Activities

Woodfork, April

Program Assistant

Devine, Thomas

Program Analyst: OGFM Grants Related WebPages (Internet) and OGFM News Letter

Myers, Patrica

Policy Specialist

Policy Branch

Moore, Joanna 

Acting Branch Chief: Federal Assistance Policy, Farm Bill and Budget Implementation, Government wide Initiatives, Liaison with Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Agenda, Administrative Provisions, Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Capacity Grant Opportunities (FGOs), OGFM Grants.gov Planning and Processes, OGFM Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests, OGFM Web Updates

Krizmanich, Melanie

Senior Policy Specialist: Federal Assistance Policy, Agency Rep. on Interagency Committee on Federal Financial Assistance Policy Development and Implementation, Terms and Conditions, Guidance and Templates for Grants.gov, Administrative Provisions

Moore, Joanna 

Senior Policy Specialist: Federal Assistance Policy, RFAs and FGOs, Farm Bill Implementation, Joint and International Grant Programs, Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs), Administrative Provisions, Outreach

Vacant

Policy Specialist: Federal Assistance Policy, RFAs, Joint Initiatives, MOUs, , Federal Register Notices, Budget Implementation, OGFM Rep. on Grants.gov User Group

Dunmore, Ruth

Policy Specialist: Federal Assistance Policy, RFAs, Federal Register Notices, Administrative Provisions, Regulatory Agenda, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Updates, FOIA Requests

DePaolo, Lisa

Policy Specialist

Knox, Paulerie

Policy Specialist

Lockhart, Matthew

Team Leader: Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program, Hispanic-serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities, Capacity Grants Policy, and Other Special Projects

Perez, Joseph

Progam Analyst

Oversight Branch

Goldberg, Jack

Branch Chief: Audit Resolution, A-123 Requirements and compliance, Administrative and Financial Reviews, Audit Liaison, Oversight of Federal financial assistance, Capacity Grants, and cooperative agreements, Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) requirements and compliance

Kavalauskas, Jon

Staff Accountant: Agency Contact A-123 requirements, Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) requirements, Audit liaison - OIG/GAO Studies and Audits, A-133 audit resolution, Hotline complaints, Administrative and Financial Reviews

Hobday, Steven

Team Leader/Staff Accountant: Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) requirements, Audit liaison - OIG/GAO Studies and Audits, A-133 audit resolution, Hotline complaints, Administrative and Financial Reviews

Gonzalez, Daniel F.

Staff Accountant: Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) requirements, Audit liaison - OIG/GAO Studies and Audits, A-133 audit resolution, Hotline complaints, Administrative and Financial Reviews

Vacant

Staff Accountant: Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) requirements, Audit liaison - OIG/GAO Studies and Audits, A-133 audit resolution, Hotline complaints, Administrative and Financial Reviews

Yancey, Viveca

Budget and Fiscal Specialist: A-133 Single Audit Resolution, Improper Payments Information Act (IPIA) requirements, audit tracking and follow-up, Audit liaison

Financial Operations Division
Mainline 202-401-4527 Fax 202-401-3481

Johnson, Tonya

Division Director: Financial Operations Officer, Certifying Officer, Reimbursable Agreements, Cooperative Agreements, Special Projects, Reconciliation of Treasury Symbols, 224 Reconciliation, Cash Reconciliation, Oversight of 2 billion annual in grants obligations and payments.

Bannister, Rena

Secretary

Bridgwaters, Tonette

Financial Management Analyst: Special Projects, Liaison for FOD, Oversight day-to-day operations, Personnel, Procurement, CO-OP and Special Assignments

Financial Operations Division Branch 1

Still, Eric

Branch Chief: Supervisor and oversees the Operations Team, Payments Team and Recipient Reporting Team, Responsible for the day-to-day operations for processing ASAP and PMS payments, Obligation and reconciliation of unobligated balance, and close out of expired grants, Provides annual reports to Budget

Clark, Jameal

Team Leader: Operations Team: obligation of all grant awards, oversight of the day to day operations of the Reimbursable Agreements, Responsible for POs and disbursements interface successfully between the financial management systems, Performs reconciliations of unobligated balances and disbursements between CREEMS and FMMI systems, Abhor and Year-End Reports, Vet-Med Program payments

Royal, Ebonie

Budget and Fiscal Specialist: Establish and research grants in CREEMS, Conducts research on outstanding grants and provides root cause analysis on complex cases, Responsible for the processing of all Recommendations of Awards (RADS) along with establishing FDC codes

Anderson, Aurea

Team Leader

Derby, Raymond

Financial Management Specialist: Special Projects, Liaison for FMB1 Branch Chief, assist in development and implementation of complex projects which affect the execution of the Financial Operations Division

Price, Jimese

Financial Management Specialist: Payments Team; Responsible for the reviewing and authorization of all ASAP payments for certification, Serve as a payments team liaison for internal and external customer service related issues, Conducts research on outstanding grants and provides root-cause analysis on complex cases

Wilson, Sophia

Team Leader: Recipient Reporting Team; Review of Awardees Financial Reports and Fiscal Close-out Awards, De-Obligation of all final awards

Hutcherson, Deborah

Reimbursable Coordinator: Operations Teams- Administers all Reimbursables for the agency

Bosco, Priscilla

Financial Closeout

Financial Operations Division Branch 2

Britt, Mary

Branch Chief: Funds Balance With Treasury Reconciliation, Account (1010) Reconciliation, develop A123 Corrective Action Plan, and SF224 Reconciliation

Bano, Shama

Team Leader: Treasury Symbols Reconciliation, JV Approvals, Audit Liaison, and Trial Balance Analysis

McKee, May Ling

Staff Accountant: Treasury Symbols Reconciliation and Trial Balance Analysis

Sweet, Jeffrey

Team Leader: Treasury Symbols Reconciliation, Unliquidated Obligations, Abnormal Balances, and Suspense Account

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