Past-Chair: Ellen Freeman-Wakefield
Chair: Hector Zelaya, Arizona (Ascends from Chair-Elect)
Chair-Elect: Stephanie Duncan, South Carolina (Ascends from Secretary)
Treasurer: Randy Harrison, Colorado
Mr. Harrison currently serves as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Certified Public Management Program in the School of Public Affairs Institute, and teaches public-private partnerships, local government and economic development. He recently served as Executive Director of Move Colorado, a non- profit corporation representing Colorado’s transportation community on transportation finance issues, and served two global infrastructure consulting firms (URS & AECOM) where he lead proposals for public-private partnerships to build high speed rail from DIA to Eagle-Vail; managed lanes on C-470; and LRT Passenger Rail from Denver Union Station to Golden, CO; and served as Director of the Denver Regional Council of Government Metropolitan Regional Governance Project.
As Director of State Planning in the Colorado Office of State Planning and Budgeting, Mr. Harrison managed strategic initiatives: the Colorado Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Project to locate a $5 billion DOE high-energy physics laboratory in Colorado; Director of the Governor’s Council on High Technology Economic Development; Executive Director of the Colorado Commission on Local Government Finance; and Executive Director of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Capital Infrastructure. Before coming to Colorado, Mr. Harrison served as Assistant Dean and Director of Civic Center Campus for the School of Public Administration at the University of Southern California and was Assistant Director of the League of California Cities for policy development and manager of Southern California field services.
Secretary: Haldane Davies, US Virgin Islands
Haldane Davies serves as Vice President for Business Development and Innovation at the University of the Virgin Islands. He also serves as the CPM Program Director for the United States Virgin Islands. Haldane holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration with a focus on higher education from Andrews University and is also a strategic planner, certified mediator, trainer; accreditation evaluator, competency assessor, and member of the Baldrige Board of Examiners. Haldane, who is also Executive Director of the Foundation for the University of the Virgin Islands holds certificates in related areas from Harvard University, Cornell University, the University of the West Indies, and Yale University.
Members-at-Large - (Three 2-year positions open)
Linda Jiminez-Lopez, Florida
Linda Jimenez-Lopez can bring a uniquely valuable perspective to the Executive Council, as she is not only a fulltime CPM instructor, but a CPM graduate and an officer in the Florida Society of CPMs.
Even before she graduated from the Florida CPM program in 2014, she was being recruited to become an adjunct instructor. She spent four years as an adjunct, and in July 2018 was hired as a fulltime faculty member—which she refers to as “my dream job.” Prior to joining the Florida CPM team, Linda had ten years of leadership training experience. This included two years as the Learning & Development Manager for Tampa International Airport, and eight years as the Training and Development Coordinator for FDOT District 7 (Tampa). She has also worked as a Probation Officer for the Department of Juvenile Justice and a Youth Prevention Counselor, serving the needs of migrant and low income families in the rural Tampa Bay area.
She has an extensive background in developing and facilitating training programs for public sector leaders and organizations. She currently serves as the Professional Development Officer for the Florida Society of Certified Public Managers, Suncoast Chapter. Linda has Bachelor’s degrees in Criminology and Interpersonal Communications and a Master’s in Adult Education (with a concentration in Human Resource Development) from the University of South Florida.
Jodie Drapal Koretski (Kluver), Massachusetts
Jodie Drapal Koretski’s main research interests include public and nonprofit organizations, citizen engagement, informal associations, and organizational behavior. She has presented her work at both national and international public and nonprofit sector conferences and has published research articles in Public Administration Review, and Administrative Theory & Practice. She has created articles for Public Manager, Bridgewater Review and PA Times and has been a reviewer for Public Administration Review, Policy and Politics, Oxford University Press, Nonprofit Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas, and Flat World Knowledge. She also served as the editorial assistant, copy writer, and network administrator for Administrative Theory & Praxis. Drapal Kluver has served over 25 years within the nonprofit sector in a variety of roles and with a myriad of organizations. Within her academic career, she has served as a core faculty member teaching courses in public and nonprofit management and is currently serving as the program director of the Massachusetts Certified Public Managers program at Bridgewater State University. Over the past several years she has been actively involved with service learning communities on campus, served on the National Service Learning Conference planning committee, and incorporates service learning/experiential learning within her classroom design. She has also been actively involved in the greater community as an educational consultant with a number of nonprofit and governmental organizations, as an instructor/presenter for nonprofit education programs, and as an executive director for a local nonprofit organization.
Biranda Lumpkin, Arkansas
Biranda Lumpkin is Program Manager for the Arkansas Certified Public Manager® (CPM) Program with the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC). Biranda is also a
2019 graduate of the Arkansas CPM program and is a proud Certified Public Manager®. Since beginning her role as Program Manager in 2017, she has made a notable impact to the program design, and has worked closely with dozens of content-expert trainers to develop and enhance the curriculum for APAC’s professional development workshops offered as part of the Arkansas CPM Program and APAC’s Professional Development Workshop Series. She has graduated over 30 Certified Public Managers® and provided professional development training to over 60 Arkansas public servants outside of the Arkansas CPM Program. As part of her
CPM capstone project, Biranda developed a research project proposal aimed at studying the quantifiable value-added impact that the Arkansas CPM program provides to state agencies. Biranda is currently working with a doctoral student to carry out the research project. Biranda is a member of the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Managers, the American Academy of Certified Public Managers, and is a National Certified Public Manager® Consortium Board Member.
Prior to her current role, Biranda served as an Executive Team Leader- Guest Services for Target Stores, where she led her team to maintain a score of over 90% “green” in the area of customer service during her four years in role. She gained her Master of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Arkansas and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism and Speech Communication from the University of Central Arkansas. Biranda is married to her loving husband, Keitric, who is also a public servant, and they have a beautiful thirteen-month-old son, Kendrick, who they believe has plans to run the world in 2048.
Members-at-Large - (One 1-year position open)
Dennis is the former Director of the NH Bureau of Education and Training. As such, he was the CPM program Director. In that capacity he has been an NCPMC Board member and former executive Council Member. He has taught leadership courses at the graduate level at several colleges. He has on two occasions been the acting Assistant Dean for the Manchester NH Campus and the Boston Campus of Springfield College.
Prior to his current academic work, he had twenty-one years’ experience in Labor Relations as a union advocate and contract negotiator in the Public Sector. Dennis has acted as a workplace mediator with both small and large agencies. He lives in Hopkinton, NH with his wife, Tracy. Dennis is also Clerk of the Board of Directors for the Belknap – Merrimack Community Action program, Former President of NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Immediate Past-President of the NH Association of Certified Public Managers, Secretary – New England Organization for Human Services, Board Member - National Certified Public Manager Consortium, and currently the President of American Academy of Certified Public Managers.