The White House Leadership Development Program (WHLDP) is excited to announce that it has selected its fourth cohort of fellows. Over the past three years, the program has accelerated the development of 44 high-performing civil servants to help build the next cadre of leaders in the executive branch.
A key aspect of this program is empowering fellows to lead cross-agency and cross-functional work, such as the Cross-Agency Priority (CAP) Goals in the President’s Management Agenda (PMA). The fellowship challenges accomplished civil servants to reach beyond their areas of expertise and organizational boundaries to build coalitions, find solutions and drive change on some of government’s most systemic challenges.
Margaret Weichert, who serves as Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget, emphasized the importance of the program. “We want leaders to build a culture of continual change and improvement. We need leaders who can re-think, reform and modernize how we do government. That is how we will improve service today and be prepared to meet the challenges of governing on behalf of the American people in the future.”
This year’s cohort includes a broad cross-section of fellows with a rich set of experiences that will enable them to share best practices and expertise, solve problems collaboratively, and tackle multi-agency initiatives.
WHLDP welcomes the following members to its 2019 cohort:
Mr. Anselm Beach Director, Diversity and EEO U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Dr. Michelle Dorsey Chief of Radiology, Phoenix VA Health Care System U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Ms. Helena Fu Supervisory Foreign Affairs Specialist U.S. Department of Energy
Ms. Nicoletta Giordani Assistant Director, Industrial Policy & Programs U.S. Department of Defense
Ms. Tamara Hamaty Associate Director for Public Health Intelligence U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Mr. Robert Hankinson Information Integrity Branch Chief U.S. Department of State
Mr. William Huie Supervisory IT Specialist, OPP U.S. General Services Administration
Ms. Lelia Jackson Director, Center for Compassionate Innovation, Veterans Health Administration U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Mr. Bradley Jewitt Chief, Facilities Management Division U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Mr. Yaropolk Kulchyckyj Director, Budget and Administration U.S. Department of State
Ms. Jeannette Mandycz Division Director, Office of the General Counsel U.S. Social Security Administration
Mr. Salim Mawani Senior Advisor, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration U.S. Department of Transportation
Mr. Clifford McCoy Acting Deputy Chief Security Officer U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Ms. Gloria Perry Acquisition Program Manager U.S. Department of Defense
Mr. Chris Polen Director, Financial Policy U.S. Department of Labor
Mr. Richard Skokowski Enforcement Officer and Team Leader U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Ms. Kimberly Smith Senior Financial Economist U.S. Agency for International Development
Ms. Kim Tuminaro Senior Trade Officer and Transatlantic Economic Council Coordinator U.S. Department of State
Mr. Khoa Vo Chief, Spaceport Systems Branch U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration