About Us

Our History

Executive Women in Government was founded in 1973 by the Honorable Barbara Franklin and other high-ranking government Women.

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Our Mission

Prepare, promote, support and mentor women for senior leadership positions in the Federal Government.

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Our Objective

Advocate for the advancement of women in senior leadership positions in the Federal Government...

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Who Makes Up EWG

EWG members represent all branches of the federal government, including current employees, those retired from the federal service, current and former political appointees, and former federal employees who are now in the non-profit and corporate sectors.

Contacts and Insights

EWG means new professional contacts, new friends, and new insights helpful to your professional growth and business.

Ideas and Opportunities

Through EWG, professional women are reaching beyond, learning anew, and finding the ideas and opportunities they need to grow and advance in the new millennium.

EWG Officers

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Dr. Patrina M. ClarkPresident

Dr. Patrina Clark is a dynamic facilitator and speaker and a trusted advisor on a broad range of human and organizational performance challenges and has broad and deep expertise in human resource development, talent leadership strategies, and program and process improvement strategies. As the President and Founder of Pivotal Practices Consulting (Pivotal), Dr. Clark’s leadership has garnered the firm recognition as a top provider of exceptional services to government agencies. Recognition includes the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) 2017 Professional Services Firm of the Year, the Central Region National Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s Top 100 MBEs (Minority Business Enterprises), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2016 Small Business Achievement Award.

Before launching Pivotal, Dr. Clark performed with distinction for 25 years in five federal agencies – U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Federal Election Commission (FEC), Department of Navy, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Dr. Clark’s last federal position was Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) for GAO. A career member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), Dr. Clark received numerous awards and commendations during her government career, including the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and a Hammer Award from the Partnership for Reinventing Government.

Since moving to the private sector, Dr. Clark has continued to receive recognition and accolades for her exemplary professionalism. In 2016, she received the SmartCEO Brava Award and was inducted in the Class of 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awardees. In 2015, Dr. Clark was awarded the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce (PGCOC) Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was also a finalist for Business Woman of the Year Award.

Active in the federal community, Dr. Clark is the President of Executive Women in Government (EWG), Vice Chair of the Senior Executives Association (SEA) Professional Development League, and Vice Chancellor of the African American Federal Executives Association (AAFEA). Dr. Clark is the creator and moderator of the LinkedIn group “Public Service Excellence,” which has more than 4,000 members. She is a contributing author to the ATD Public Manager Journal. Dr. Clark also served as a Presidential Rank Award Board Member for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2014 and 2016.

Dr. Clark earned her doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University. She has also completed graduate studies and programs at Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Clark is also an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders programs.

Other professional affiliations and certifications include: Human Capital Institute Human Capital Strategist; HR Certification Institute Senior Professional in Human Resources; SHRM Senior Certified Professional; and Neuro Leadership Group Results Associate Certified Coach.

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Dr. Patrina M. ClarkPresident

Dr. Patrina Clark is a dynamic facilitator and speaker and a trusted advisor on a broad range of human and organizational performance challenges and has broad and deep expertise in human resource development, talent leadership strategies, and program and process improvement strategies. As the President and Founder of Pivotal Practices Consulting (Pivotal), Dr. Clark’s leadership has garnered the firm recognition as a top provider of exceptional services to government agencies. Recognition includes the Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) 2017 Professional Services Firm of the Year, the Central Region National Minority Supplier Diversity Council’s Top 100 MBEs (Minority Business Enterprises), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 2016 Small Business Achievement Award.

Before launching Pivotal, Dr. Clark performed with distinction for 25 years in five federal agencies – U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Federal Election Commission (FEC), Department of Navy, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Dr. Clark’s last federal position was Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO) for GAO. A career member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), Dr. Clark received numerous awards and commendations during her government career, including the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Medal and a Hammer Award from the Partnership for Reinventing Government.

Since moving to the private sector, Dr. Clark has continued to receive recognition and accolades for her exemplary professionalism. In 2016, she received the SmartCEO Brava Award and was inducted in the Class of 2016 Enterprising Women of the Year Awardees. In 2015, Dr. Clark was awarded the Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce (PGCOC) Entrepreneur of the Year Award and was also a finalist for Business Woman of the Year Award.

Active in the federal community, Dr. Clark is the President of Executive Women in Government (EWG), Vice Chair of the Senior Executives Association (SEA) Professional Development League, and Vice Chancellor of the African American Federal Executives Association (AAFEA). Dr. Clark is the creator and moderator of the LinkedIn group “Public Service Excellence,” which has more than 4,000 members. She is a contributing author to the ATD Public Manager Journal. Dr. Clark also served as a Presidential Rank Award Board Member for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2014 and 2016.

Dr. Clark earned her doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning at The George Washington University. She has also completed graduate studies and programs at Harvard, Cornell, Georgetown, and the University of Maryland. Dr. Clark is also an alumnus of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Emerging Leaders programs.

Other professional affiliations and certifications include: Human Capital Institute Human Capital Strategist; HR Certification Institute Senior Professional in Human Resources; SHRM Senior Certified Professional; and Neuro Leadership Group Results Associate Certified Coach.

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Deborah LebenVice President

Deborah Leben has 27 years of federal government experience with the U.S. Secret Service serving in senior leadership and technical positions to advance national and international forensic science initiatives. As the Laboratory Director of the U.S. Secret Service Forensic Laboratory, Ms. Leben lead research and development priorities and fostered strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia in advancing enterprise technical programs in forensic analyses and evidence operations. She has travel internationally and domestically to advance forensic initiatives with state, local, federal and international partners. She travels often to Cleveland, Ohio to visit family.

Deborah LebenVice President

Deborah Leben has 27 years of federal government experience with the U.S. Secret Service serving in senior leadership and technical positions to advance national and international forensic science initiatives. As the Laboratory Director of the U.S. Secret Service Forensic Laboratory, Ms. Leben lead research and development priorities and fostered strategic partnerships with government, industry and academia in advancing enterprise technical programs in forensic analyses and evidence operations. She has travel internationally and domestically to advance forensic initiatives with state, local, federal and international partners. She travels often to Cleveland, Ohio to visit family.

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Cindy MorganTreasurer

Ms. Morgan currently works in the acquisition management office at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include operations of contract administration and policy development, semiannual contract reviews, and responses to Management and Department reporting inquiries. Prior to working at the OCC, Ms. Morgan served as a Lead Contract Specialist at Indian Health Services and Procurement Analyst in the Office of the Senior Procurement Executive at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) working on a wide range of high-visibility, department-wide acquisition policy initiatives. Prior to HHS, she served as a Contracting Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration with experience in the procurement of high-dollar IT contracts, managing both pre- and post-award functions. Ms. Morgan began her career in the Federal Government as an Acquisition Management Intern at the Department of Interior after 20 years in radio broadcast sales. She also served as a member of the FAR Technology Team, OFPP’s Service Acquisition Inventory Interagency Working Group, and served as the 2017 NCMA Vice President of Programs, Washington D.C. Chapter. Ms. Morgan received the 2013 NCMA Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and a Master of Science Management Degree in Federal Acquisition and Contract Management from Catholic University in 2014. She has authored two articles on acquisition that were published in the April 2014 NCMA Contract Management magazine and the 2013 NCMA Journal. In her leisure time, Ms. Morgan likes to work out, travel, tour art museums, attend Broadway musicals, and scout the latest fashions. Ms. Morgan brings a wealth of knowledge in acquisition operations and policy, and EWG is excited to have her join our team!

Cindy MorganTreasurer

Ms. Morgan currently works in the acquisition management office at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington, DC. Responsibilities include operations of contract administration and policy development, semiannual contract reviews, and responses to Management and Department reporting inquiries. Prior to working at the OCC, Ms. Morgan served as a Lead Contract Specialist at Indian Health Services and Procurement Analyst in the Office of the Senior Procurement Executive at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) working on a wide range of high-visibility, department-wide acquisition policy initiatives. Prior to HHS, she served as a Contracting Officer at the Federal Aviation Administration with experience in the procurement of high-dollar IT contracts, managing both pre- and post-award functions. Ms. Morgan began her career in the Federal Government as an Acquisition Management Intern at the Department of Interior after 20 years in radio broadcast sales. She also served as a member of the FAR Technology Team, OFPP’s Service Acquisition Inventory Interagency Working Group, and served as the 2017 NCMA Vice President of Programs, Washington D.C. Chapter. Ms. Morgan received the 2013 NCMA Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and a Master of Science Management Degree in Federal Acquisition and Contract Management from Catholic University in 2014. She has authored two articles on acquisition that were published in the April 2014 NCMA Contract Management magazine and the 2013 NCMA Journal. In her leisure time, Ms. Morgan likes to work out, travel, tour art museums, attend Broadway musicals, and scout the latest fashions. Ms. Morgan brings a wealth of knowledge in acquisition operations and policy, and EWG is excited to have her join our team!

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NATASHA ROUNTREE

Program Committee Chair

MARILYN QUAGLIOTTI

Status Of Women Chair

RENEE STEVENS

Membership Chair

JACKIE ESCOBAR

Communications Chair

Virginia R. Allen

Anne L. Armstrong

Sylvia Bacon

Catherine M. Bedell

Romana A. Banuelos

Col. Billie M. Bobbitt

Isabel A. Burgess

Helen J. Burroughs

Barbara M. Burns

Judith A. Cole

Jeanne W. Davis

Ruth M. Davis

Elizabeth Hanford Dole

Nola F. Fowler

Barbara Hackman Franklin

Margaret C. Gaynor

Cynthia H. Hall

Margaret A. Haywood

Carla A. Hills

Vera Hirschberg

Norma Holloway Johnson

Jeanne M. Holm

Virginia H. Knauer

Jewel Lafontant-Mankarious

Marjorie Lynch

Rosemary A. Mazon

Constance Newman

Sallyanne Newman

Charlotte Reid

Jayne B. Spain

Brereton Sturtevant

Paula A. Tennant

Judith M. Trent

Georgiana Sheldon

Gloria A. Toote

Antonina P. Uccello

Ethel B. Walsh

Bennetta Washington

Margita E. Walsh

Beatrice Willard

Paige Atkins (2017)

Kim Berns (2016)

Colonel Elizabeth B. Borelli (2015)

Ana B. Hinojosa (2014)

The Honorable Shoshana Grove (2013)

Reta Jo Lewis (2012)

Betsy Smidinger (2011)

Elizabeth Cotsworth (2010)

Margaret “Peg” Weir (2009)

Katherine C. Gugulis (2008)

The Honorable Lynn Scarlett (2007)

The Honorable Nancy Nord (2006)

Maria Parisi-Vickers (2005)

Lori Santamorena (2004)

Marylouise Uhlig (2003)

Linda Massaro (2002)

Paula Lettice (2001)

Anna Fay Dixon (2000)

Dr. Diane E. Gelburd (1999)

Sandra Schneider (1998)

Judith D. Gibson (1997)

Dr. Donna M. Heivilin (1996)

The Honorable Mary K. Mathews (1995)

The Honorable Jessica L. Parks (1994)

Virginia B. Robinson (1993)

The Honorable Jill Kent (1992)

Shannon Roberts (1991)

Dona Wolf (1990)

The Honorable Joan D. Aikens (1989)

The Honorable Jeanne J. Smoot (1988)

The Honorable Janet D. Steiger (1987)

The Honorable Jean McKee (1986)

The Honorable Donna Pope (1985)

The Honorable Mary Elizabeth Quint (1984)

The Honorable Nancy Harvey Steorts (1983)

The Honorable Helen Holt (1982)

The Honorable Jean F. Dwyer (1981)

Dr. Jeanne S. Mintz (1980)

Esther C. Lawton (1979)

The Honorable Brereton Sturtevant (1978)

The Honorable Joyce Hens Green (1977)

The Honorable Catherine Bedell (1976)

The Honorable Ethel Bent Walsh (1975)

Major General Jeanne M. Holm (1974)

Rosemary Byrd

Sheila Burke Rebecca Dye

Diane Gelburd

Cheryl Prejean Greaux

Shoshana Grove

Reta Jo Lewis

Maria Madocks

Brenda Mendoza

Jessica Parks

Marilyn Ann Quagliotti

Nora Rice

Marylouise Uhlig

Margaret Weir

Carolyn Wong

TESTIMONIALS

FROM OUR MEMBERS

Tracy Murrell
Tracy Murrell

EWG has allowed me to expand my network within the federal government and meet interesting and intelligent women who are doing great things for our country.

Maria Luisa Boyce
Maria Luisa Boyce

Through EWG I’m able to mentor other women in the federal government and give back opportunities that were given to me.

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