Board Member Positions, Duties and Responsibilities
The NCMA San Diego Chapter is managed by elected board members and appointed committee chairpersons. The positions, duties and responsibilities of this group of volunteers are described in the accompanying document.
Bios for Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Advisors
Daniel A. Chalfant is a Senior Cost Price Analyst for General Atomics in San Diego, CA. He is responsible for major subcontract cost analysis and negotiation. Mr. Chalfant is currently leading the training program for Procurement at General Atomics. Mr. Chalfant has a BA in Economics and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine. He holds designations as a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) by NCMA, and a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) through the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). Mr. Chalfant was formally the US Navy Contract Manager for Accenture and Corporate Manager of Cost/Price Analysis at SAIC. He is an adjunct instructor in contract management at San Diego State University. He has taught Sourcing and Cost/Price Analysis at Accenture, Booz Allen, CACI, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, SAIC and UTC.
Chapter Immediate Past President
Theresa Robinson-Harris is a Contract Administration Manager at Trevet, Inc. a certified 8a environmental engineering company based in San Diego, and specializing in CERCLA, RCRA and environmental compliance in the public and private sectors. Theresa has over 16 years experience handling contracts and subcontracts administration and is a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM). She has been an active member of NCMA since 2007 and also served as Vice President and Director of Education. Theresa holds an MBA in Global Management from the University of Redlands and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University.
Chapter Vice President
Nalani Mooreis a Sr. Contracts Administrator at AUSGAR Technologies, Inc., a SDVOSB headquartered in San Diego, which specializes in Information Assurance. Nalani has over 10 years of experience with contracts and subcontract administration, proposal pricing, procurement, and financial administration in the DOD Industry, previously working for Photon Research Associates (A Raytheon Company), General Dynamics Information Technologies (GDIT), and Cubic Applications. She has been an active NCMA member since 2007 and has previously served as the Arrangements Director and Membership Director on the San Diego NCMA Board of Directors.
Nalani has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from San Diego State University, has received her certificates for Contract Management and Advanced Contract Management through San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies, and is a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) through NCMA.
Nalani’s volunteer experience also extends to the Girl Scouts of San Diego. She coordinates and leads group activities, and guides girls towards goals to help build them into strong, confident leaders. She has been a Fundraiser Director and Treasurer for the past 8 years. Current activities include community outreach and volunteering within the Mira Mesa community.
Chapter Education Director
Kristy Shultz is the Assistant Contracts Manger at Vector Planning & Services, Inc. (VPSI), a small business located in San Diego. VPSI’s core competencies include IT, Cyber Security, and Systems Engineering services with extensive experience across the DoD and Federal agencies. Kristy has eight years of experience in the field of contracts administration, subcontracts administration, and proposal / pricing support. She holds a BA in Finance and a MBA from SDSU. Kristy has her Contract Management certificate and Advanced Contract Management certificate also from SDSU. She has been a member of NCMA for five years and is currently pursuing a Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) certificate.
Thomas Salyers began his career in the Aerospace & Defenses Industry in 1979, in the accounting department of General Dynamics/Convair Division. Through the years, he has also worked in the accounting departments of BAE Systems Information Systems and General Dynamics/NASSCO, and currently works as a consultant at MGO Mensch CPAs. His experience with FAR, CAS, DFARS and other Agency supplemental regulation to the FAR provides the basis of his knowledge to provide consulting services, to large and small businesses. He consults on matters pertaining to U.S. Government contract requirements for CAS Disclosure Statements, business systems, compliance control requirements, indirect rate development and forecasting, and contract/grant pricing and billing. Thomas received a BS Degree in Accounting from San Diego State University.
Nina Barrientos is the Director of Contracts & Compliance at Helix Electric, Inc., a full service electrical contractor and industry leader, specializing in design-build and highly complex electrical projects throughout the United States, with corporate headquarters in San Diego.
Nina has more than thirty (30) years’ experience in the construction industry, twenty-five years of which have been spent in contracts administration. She holds degrees in Economics and Law from a Jesuit university abroad.
In her spare time, Nina enjoys working out at the gym, dancing, and going to the symphony and other events. She is very excited to be a part of NCMA-SD, and looks forward to becoming an active member and major contributor to its continued success.
Christine “Chris” Lasiter is currently a Contracts Administrator at INDUS Technology, Inc. (INDUS), a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business incorporated in San Diego, CA. INDUS is an employee owned, customer-focused government services contractor known for providing technical excellence in engineering, IT solutions and program and financial management.
Chris has over 15 years of experience in contract and subcontract management and administration along with proposal development for various U.S. Government, State and Commercial agencies.
She has studied in Business/Marketing and holds a Government Contracting certificate from SDSU. She has been a member of NCMA since 1996.
Prior to joining NCMA, she was an active member in the National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) and volunteered as the Operational Chair for four consecutive years. Chris also served in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam Veteran.
Chapter Membership Director
Bryan Felber is the Director of Purchasing & Compliance at Kratos Defense & Security Solutions. In addition to overseeing and ensuring a CPSR compliant purchasing system, he is also responsible for the maintenance of Kratos' global policies. He has been a member of NCMA for five years and has contributed articles to Contract Management Magazine, one of which was referenced in the CPCM Study Guide.
Bryan has been in the Aerospace & Defense industry for over 30 years with companies such as General Dynamics, Rohr Industries, Boeing, and Cubic. About 22 years of his tenure at these companies has been in contracts, subcontracts, and purchasing related functions, including contract and subcontract management, material proposal estimating, and cost analysis. He has also worked in production operations, cost management, and finance.
Bryan is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM). He earned an MBA and B.S. in business administration from SDSU, a Certificate in Contracts Management from SDSU, and a certificate in Cost Analysis from USD.
In some of his spare time, Bryan has served on various Boards and Commissions for the City of Chula Vista, including serving as the chair of the Planning Commission, and as a member of the Growth Management Oversight Commission, the Redevelopment Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Charter Review Commission.
Chapter Publicity Chair
Victoria Marinis the new Community Chairperson for the NCMA San Diego chapter. She has been working in Government Contracting for the past 10 years with Lockheed Martin. In early 2008, Victoria transferred to the San Diego Lockheed Martin office, from Santa Maria, CA, where she currently works as a Contracts Negotiator on various DoD Contracts for the Navy.
Victoria actively participates in her community as a member of the Lockheed Martin Network of Volunteers Association (NOVA) participating in yearly fundraising for non-profit organizations including the LM Relay for Life; a member and volunteer for the Girl Scouts for over 20 years and still enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and camping; also likes to explore the local scenes such as hiking up Cowles Mountain, playing soccer, and going to Padres baseball games. Victoria has been a member of the San Diego NCMA chapter since February 2008.
Chapter CART Chair
Gabriel Olivas began his government career as a Contract Specialist with the Naval Acquisition Intern Program (NAIP). He served in the position of Contract Administrator, Senior Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO), Administrative Grants Officer (AGO), and Property Administrator (PA) for the Office of Naval Research (ONR), University Business Affairs. He provided guidance and direction on contracting processes for a wide variety of contracts/grants for support of basic R&D for educational and non-profit institutions to ensure compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Department of Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR), Department of Defense Grant and Agreement Regulations (Dodger), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) circular, NASA Handbook, and various Property Manuals. His experiences include contracting for the Office of Naval Research Arlington, VA. Mr. Olivas has presented many National Educational Seminars for National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).
Gabe holds a MBA from University of Phoenix. He is the Regional Director, ONR San Diego CA. Prior to joining ONR Gabe served in the US Marine Corps.
Chapter Employment Chair
Chapter Webinar Chair
Michael Genovese is a Senior Contracts Negotiator at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) in Poway, CA and is the lead negotiator and contract manager for all of GA-ASI’s largest contracts with the US Air Force for MQ-9 Aircraft Production. He has over 13 years of contract management experience in both Contracts and Subcontracts roles in Government and Industry positions. He holds a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM) designation from NCMA since 2012, and DAWIA/FAC-C Level III Certification in Contracting.
Previously at GA-ASI, he was responsible for managing and negotiating major subcontracts for GA-ASI’s largest subcontractor procuring SATCOM datalinks hardware for US Air Force developmental and logistical support requirements. Before moving to San Diego, he spent 7 years at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio as a Subcontracting Officer managing all subcontract activity under two large IDIQ and Task Order Agreements with TSA/DHS and USACE. In the beginning of his career and first exposure to contract management, he was recruited out of college to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as a member of their highly competitive Government Contracting Program based out of NASA HQ in Washington D.C., with rotations at both NASA Glenn and NASA Langley Research Centers. As a part of NASA’s program, he received formal training for FAC-C Level II certification, and completed the Level III requirements while an employee with Battelle.
In the 2012-2013 NCMA Program Year, he completed the National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA) highly competitive Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP) 2012-2013 Class as one of 25 participants selected from all over the country, representing both Industry and Government. The program’s purpose is to develop the next generation of contract management leaders through an intensive yearlong educational experience. He graduated with a BBA from Ohio University in 2003, where in four years, he triple majored in Finance, Management Information Systems (MIS), and Business Pre-Law.
Chapter Fellows & Awards Chair
Maurice Caskey retired as Manager, Contracts Administration at General Dynamics NASSCO after 34 years in contract administration and program management. He holds NCMA’s CFCM and CCCM certifications and was designated a Fellow of NCMA in 2011. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California.
Maurice joined NCMA in 1988 as a member of the Detroit Chapter and has served the San Diego Chapter as Education Director, Vice President, President and Chapter Advisor.
Chapter Newsletter Editor
Maggie Joseph-Campbellis the new Newsletter Editor for the NCMA San Diego Chapter. She is a contract professional with over eight years of experience in both, Government and Commercial Contracting. She has been working in contracting for the past 8 years with Accenture Federal Services and Accenture LLP’s Commercial & Media Technology Group. Previously working for Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and AMEC Earth & Environmental. Maggie has a BA in Political Science, an Master in Public Administration; in 2006 she completed the Contract Management Certificate Program at San Diego State University’s College of Extended Studies and is currently pursuing a Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) certificate through NCMA. Her contract management experiences range from RFP review, proposal preparation, contract negotiation and administration of various DoD contracts.
Maggie initiated and coordinated the New Joiner Round Table Group at Accenture LLP, an open forum that gave new joiners a platform where they can ask questions and quickly become familiar with the company policies and procedure. When she’s not working, Maggie enjoys cooking, hiking, walking, and reading. Maggie has been an NCMA member since 2009.
Chapter Outreach Chair - College
Reina Bergfors is currently a contracts management consultant, specializing in small businesses. She has over thirty years of experience in managing government, commercial and international contracts for defense contractors in the San Diego area, including contract management, export administration management, negotiation of proposals and contract changes, and developing compliance procedures. Reina earned the Certificate in Government Contract Management, as well as a BS in Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis, from San Diego State University. She has been a member of NCMA since 1981.
Chapter Business Outreach Volunteer Tammie Rippie is currently a Subcontract Administrator at AMEC and is responsible for supporting Federal Environmental construction projects. Tammie has 12+ years of progressively increased responsibility and experience with Federal procurement, material purchasing and subcontract administration. Primary responsibilities include: issue RFPs, analyze bids, award, administer and manage subcontracts and modifications for multiple projects, understand, maintain and ensure contract compliance is consistent with policies and procedures of project/program, build internal and external client relationships and maintain a network of client contacts, act as a liaison between project managers, subcontractors/vendors and accounting. Prior experience includes managing both Federal and Commercial subcontracts and purchase orders for water, transportation, environmental and telecomm Design Build and Design Build Operate construction projects ranging in size from $500K - $200M. Performed as “Superuser” for an Oracle based procurement system. In 2008 Tammie was recognized for exceeding Small Business goals on a $200M project. In 2011 earned AMEC’s Small Business Advocate of the Year Award.
Tammie received her Bachelor of Science (BS) from University of Minnesota, Mankato in 1998 and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Phoenix, Lone Tree, CO in 2005.
Chapter Website Chair
Quyen Tran is the Principal Contract Officer for Morpho Detection, LLC. Quyen has over ten years experience in increasingly responsible roles in the areas of contracts administration, subcontract administration, export control, government property administration, small business administration, and facility security. Quyen holds a BA in International Business from San Diego State University. She has been an active NCMA member since 2003 and is currently serving as the San Diego Chapter Advisor. Quyen is a NCMA Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) and Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM).
Chapter Outreach - Small Business & Government
Rochelle Lowe's career spans more than 20 years in procurement and contracts. Her experience and career background include her current position in the Department of Purchasing and Contracts with the County of San Diego as Chief, Departmental Operations; as well as previous positions as a small business liaison officer (SBLO) and small business program manager in the federal and commercial marketplace. She is recognized as an industry subject matter expert and is a frequent presenter on building value in small business programs and across the enterprise from industry and government/small business perspectives.
Rochelle also serves on and has held positions on several committees and boards including DoD Western Regional Council (former co-vice chair Interface Committee, current Education Committee chair), Greater San Diego Business Development Council (now Council for Supplier Diversity; former vice-chair and founding member), San Diego Supplier Development Council (former Program Chair), Institute for Supply Management San Diego (current Professional Development Director), and National Contract Management Association – San Diego Chapter (current Outreach – Small Business & Government).
Rochelle holds an MBA, BA in Public Administration, and a degree and certificate in Purchasing and Materials Management.
Chapter DoD Liaison Chair
Tim Dowd has thirty eight years in the DoD, Navy contracting, acquisition and legal business. Worked at three Navy Systems Commands during career. Competed 80 per cent of contracts awarded during 14 years as Director of Contracts at SPAWAR, San Diego. Responsible for oversight and processing of approximately 30,000 contract actions per year. Regularly meet all small business targets for contracts awarded.
Seventeen years as a Senior Executive in the Department of Navy. Longest serving Senior Executive at current Systems Command.
Also, member of NY, California and Washington, D. C. bars. Represented Navy before the ASBCA, GAO, MSPB, EEOC and other external tribunals.
Retired and living in Sicily. Available for work, provide acquisition advice if Internet will meet customer needs.
Chapter Social Media Chair
Melissa Caudillois the new Social Media Chair for the NCMA San Diego Chapter. She has been working at General Atomics Aeronautical System Inc. for the past two years and is currently working in Subcontracts with a primary focus on propulsion and international subbcontracts. Prior to that she worked at Northrop Grumman for five and a half years as a Subcontracts Administrator and Procurement Analyst. Recently Melissa completed her Master’s in Business Administration with emphasis in Global Business at the University of Redlands. She also completed her Contracts Management Certificate at San Diego State University in 2014 and holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Point Loma Nazarene.
JackPellegrino has over 35 years of Government contracting and procurement experience leading diverse teams of contracting, procurement, and pricing staff for large private and public organizations. He is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), a National Contract Management Association Fellow, and an instructor at San Diego State University (SDSU) Extension Program and the California State Association of Counties Institute for Excellence in County Government. He serves on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO) and the Board of Advisors for NCMA.
Jack holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics; Master of Science degree in Procurement & Acquisition Management, and an Advanced Specialization in Government Contract Management.
Brian Greenberg has over 30 years of Contracting experience with significant operations, contracts, subcontracts, finance and business management experience in commercial, government and international markets. Brian has been involved in high growth small businesses and large businesses.
Brian is currently the Government Director of Contracts for ViaSat, Inc., Global Mobile Broadband Business Segment, Carlsbad, CA. He is responsible for all of the contract management activities offering hardware, software, and managed services associated with satellite communications.
From 1997-2010, Brian Greenberg, Chief Operating Officer, KES, Incorporated, was responsible for strategic planning, business development, contract and financial management, staff development and running the day-to-day business operations of this 8(a) small business.
Prior to joining KES, Brian was the Director of Business Management for Ball Aerospace San Diego CA. providing systems engineering and program management support to various DoD branches. In this positions he was responsible for contract and subcontract administration, pricing, finance, and Government compliance.
Chapter Advisor Jack Friery is a recently retired San Diego lawyer with a government contract legal practice. He was previously with SAIC and Hughes Aircraft Company. Prior to that, he was with the U.S. Army Materiel Command. Jack earlier served as a captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps for four years.
Jack holds a BA and JD from Fordham University, and did postgraduate work in government contract law at George Washington University School of Law. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the University of Southern California School of Business Administration.
Jack taught for a number of years at UCSD, at SDSU, and for Federal Publications, Inc. and ESI, the leading government contract seminar companies in the country. He is also Vice-Chair of the ABA Public Contract Section’s Subcontracting, Teaming, and Strategic Alliances Committee.
Jack is an NCMA Fellow, and a Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) and a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM).