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
Kristy Shultz is Contracts Administrator at General Atomics - Electromagnetic Systems Group (GA-EMS) located in San Diego. Kristy has approximately 10 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 eight years and is the current President for the chapter in San Diego, CA.
Chapter Vice President
Jill Haynie is the Vice President of Finance/Contracts for ODME Solutions, LLC, a small Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). Prior to joining ODME, Jill was a Director at Macias Gini and O’ Connell LLP CPAs (MGO) for 13.5 years, providing advice and counsel on issues related to the pricing, costing and administration of government contracts and government property administration. She serves as the Treasurer for the National Property Management Association (NMPA), San Diego Mission Chapter.
Prior to joining MGO in 2005, Jill was Vice President of Finance for two small government contracting firms where she was responsible for implementing a job cost accounting system, the government property system, serving as the facility security officer (FSO) and systems administrator, and supervising the accounting, human resources and contracts departments
Jill received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has a Professional Certificate in Unix Operating Systems Programming from the University of California, San Diego
Nandita Murthy is a Contracts Manager at Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions, having joined in April 2019. Prior to joining Cobham she was a Contracts Manager at RORE, Inc., a small business specializing in design-build government contracts nationwide. She has over 10 years of federal government contract experience working with clients such as NAVFAC, USACE and Air Force. In her role, she manages the process of deliverables, deadlines and contract terms and conditions. She started her career in law and holds a license to practice in both California and Washington. She obtained her BA from UCSD and her law degree from Santa Clara University. She has been a member of NCMA since 2009 and calls San Diego home.
Michelle Foley is an auditor at LevitZacks, CPAs. She is an experienced business professional with over 25 years of accounting and finance experience in both the commercial and U.S. Government business sectors. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI. She has a professional certificate in Contract Management from San Diego State University. Michelle has been a member of NCMA since 2001. The treasurer office will be Michelle’s first leadership position in the NCMA San Diego Chapter.
Chapter Education Director
Jazmine Wesley is currently a Contract Administrator at Northrop Grumman, Mission Systems Sector, Airborne C4ISR Systems Division, San Diego, CA.She joined Northrop Grumman in 2010 as a summer intern at the company’s Charlottesville, Virginia site. She later ventured to the Baltimore, Maryland site of Northrop Grumman as a 2011 participant in the Professional Development Program (PDP). Jazmine has 6 years of experience in contract administration and proposal management with customers in the Department of Defense (DoD), commercial, and international market.
Jazmine has been an active NCMA member since 2014 and served as the Operations Chair for the Greater Baltimore Chapter in Baltimore, Maryland for the 2016-2017 program year. She has recently joined the San Diego NCMA Chapter and is eager to make a positive contribution to the chapter.
Jazmine holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Management Information Systems from The Norfolk State University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in International Business from The American InterContinental University, and a Master of Science (MS) in Government Contracts from The George Washington University.
Chapter Arrangements Director
Reina Bergfors currently is 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 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing Emphasis, from SDSU. She has been a member of NCMA since 1981. She was the College Outreach Chairperson.
Chapter Membership Director
My career in Contracts spans over 35 years. My professional career has included career enhancing contract positions of increasing responsibilities at DoD companies such as Rockwell, TRW, ViaSat, General Atomics and Raytheon. My current position is Sr. Manager, Contracts for Orbital ATK Space Components of San Diego CA. With the rapid growth of the company and the integration of several acquired companies that is Orbital ATK today, I am part of a team streamline processes and to enhance and expand a professional Contracts department team. Orbital ATK Space Components is a major resource for government programs, DoD and commercial space programs.
I have been a member of the NCMA San Diego chapter since the 1980's and have served on the board in various capacities over the years. A short 2-year absence while I worked in El Segundo, was active in the LA South Bay chapter serving as their Director of Programs. I am happy to return to San Diego and become active in the NCMA San Diego Chapter.
Immediate Past Chapter President
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 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.
Natalie Ricciarelli is the Contracts and Proposal Lead Associate at Sentek Consulting, Inc. dba Sentek Global, providing subject matter expertise in proposals, GAO protests, strategic pricing, competitive intelligence, and contract administration. Ms. Ricciarelli has ten years of experience in contract administration and proposal management in the Federal, Department of Defense and Commercial markets. Prior to Sentek Global she was the Contracts Specialist at Acadia Healthcare. She has a BBA in Finance from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX and holds a Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) certification from NCMA. She has been an NCMA member for the last three years and is excited to support the San Diego chapter
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 Webinar & Newsletter Chair
Chris Farley is a Sr. Contracts Administrator at BAE Systems. He has worked in Contracts and Subcontracts within the company since 2011 in various roles in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia, and California. Chris holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a participant of the 2016-2017 Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP).
Chapter Small Business & Government Outreach Chairperson
Kim Hang is a contract administrator at General Atomics in San Diego, CA. She has 20 years of experience working in the aerospace and defense industry. She worked in procurement for most of her career and recently transitioned to contract management.
Kim currently is a cohort of NCMA’s highly competitive Contract Management Leadership Development Program (CMLDP). The purpose of that Program is to develop the next leaders of contract management through an intensive yearlong educational experience. She is also the President of Atomics Speakers, a Toastmasters International Club at General Atomics’ Torrey Pines location. Toastmasters help members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.
Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Supply Chain and Leadership from the University of San Diego and an MBA with an emphasis on Project Management from Ashford University. The secretary office will be Kim’s first leadership position in the NCMA San Diego Chapter.
Chapter Small Business & Goverment Outreach Co-Chairperson
Carlton Rand is a Contract Administrator at General Atomics. Carlton negotiates and manages complex R&D contracts for General Atomics. His work requires collaboration with DOE, DOD, FFRDCs, universities and international entities.
Carlton is a graduate of Duke and Duke Law, an active member of NCMA, and an advocate for continuous learning and growth.
Chapter Employment Chair
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 CART Chair
Chapter Website Chair
Quyen Tran is the Contracts Manager at BAE Systems. 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 Website Chairperson. Quyen is a NCMA Certified Commercial Contract Manager (CCCM), Certified Federal Contract Manager (CFCM) and Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM).