Katherine “KC” CoffmanPresident

Katherine “KC” Coffman is an experience executive coach certified through the International Coach Federation, and Principal of Coffman Coaching, LLC. As a retired federal C-Suite executive, she is passionate about working with new federal executives and leaders to boost their knowledge, self-confidence, leadership, decision-making, communication, conflict management, and employee engagement skills.
As a military spouse, Katherine launched her 33-year federal career in 1981 as an entry level clerk-typist. In 2009, with more than 10 years of international experience, multiple assignments of increasing complexity and leadership responsibilities, she joined the federal Senior Executive Service. Katherine served for nine years as a senior executive expanding her impact by providing successful, meaningful, performance shifting leadership and strategic direction for large, complex human resource and leadership development organizations. 
Katherine is a dynamic and innovative leader with a diverse and progressive experience in all facets of human resources and employee development. Her career encompasses working for Department of the Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Navy, and the Defense Intelligence Agency with postings in Italy, Japan, California, and Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of the National Intelligence Reform Medal, and three Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.
As an executive coach, Katherine partners with clients and their teams through active coaching, experiential learning, and a dose of humor for an enjoyable and productive experience. Together they develop a personalized strategy to bring a results orientation to the executive’s pressing challenges. Katherine partners with executives to identity their leadership and organizational goals, interpersonal behaviors that might be getting in their way of success, and pinpoint team interactions needed for their success.
Katherine is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has also been trained through multiple ICF accredited programs, including the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Narrative Coach Enhanced Practitioner, COR.E© Leadership Dynamics Specialist – iPEC, and COR.E© Transition Dynamics Specialist – iPEC. Katherine is currently pursing certification as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Katherine “KC” CoffmanPresident

Katherine “KC” Coffman is an experience executive coach certified through the International Coach Federation, and Principal of Coffman Coaching, LLC. As a retired federal C-Suite executive, she is passionate about working with new federal executives and leaders to boost their knowledge, self-confidence, leadership, decision-making, communication, conflict management, and employee engagement skills.
As a military spouse, Katherine launched her 33-year federal career in 1981 as an entry level clerk-typist. In 2009, with more than 10 years of international experience, multiple assignments of increasing complexity and leadership responsibilities, she joined the federal Senior Executive Service. Katherine served for nine years as a senior executive expanding her impact by providing successful, meaningful, performance shifting leadership and strategic direction for large, complex human resource and leadership development organizations. 
Katherine is a dynamic and innovative leader with a diverse and progressive experience in all facets of human resources and employee development. Her career encompasses working for Department of the Treasury, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Navy, and the Defense Intelligence Agency with postings in Italy, Japan, California, and Washington, D.C. She is the recipient of the National Intelligence Reform Medal, and three Department of the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Awards.
As an executive coach, Katherine partners with clients and their teams through active coaching, experiential learning, and a dose of humor for an enjoyable and productive experience. Together they develop a personalized strategy to bring a results orientation to the executive’s pressing challenges. Katherine partners with executives to identity their leadership and organizational goals, interpersonal behaviors that might be getting in their way of success, and pinpoint team interactions needed for their success.
Katherine is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF). She has also been trained through multiple ICF accredited programs, including the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP), Narrative Coach Enhanced Practitioner, COR.E© Leadership Dynamics Specialist – iPEC, and COR.E© Transition Dynamics Specialist – iPEC. Katherine is currently pursing certification as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

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Dr. Anna CalcagnoVice President

Dr. Anna Calcagno is the newly appointed Director of the Strategy, Policy, and Program Analysis Division within the Mission Support Executive Office at FEMA. Her role is to implement the Business Excellence initiative in Mission Support and improve business operations for FEMA. In 2020, she served as the Deputy Associate Director for the Extramural Programs Division at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Calcagno carried out evaluations of the outcomes and impact of NLM's grant programs and coordinated collaborative extramural activities on artificial intelligence with other NIH Institutes and Centers.

She previously served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Program Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Prior to joining NIGMS, Dr. Calcagno worked as the data analytics team lead within the Office of Program Integrity Coordination at the Department of Health and Human Services where she worked on one of the HHS Secretary’s Strategic Priorities. Dr. Calcagno began her federal career at the National Cancer Institute in 2006.

She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas, M.S. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, and B.S. in Pharmacy from West Virginia University. Dr. Calcagno is a graduate of the NIH Senior Leadership Program and the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program and has received numerous awards, including two NIH Director's Awards and two HHS Achievement Awards for Analytical Support for the Reimagine HHS initiative. She is a recent graduate of the Executive Women in Government Mentoring Program where as part of her mentoring plan, she organized a mock SES interview panel for her cohort. She also served on the Office of Management and Budget’s FY 20 Federal Data Strategy Working Group.

Outside of work, she is an avid fan of sports including football and hockey. Dr. Calcagno enjoys traveling with friends and family. She is creative and enjoys mosaics, painting, and glass fusing. The rest of her free time is spent with her rescue dog.She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas, M.S. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, and B.S. in Pharmacy from West Virginia University. Dr. Calcagno is a graduate of the NIH Senior Leadership Program and the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program and has received numerous awards, including two NIH Director's Awards and two HHS Achievement Awards for Analytical Support for the Reimagine HHS initiative. She is a recent graduate of the EWG Mentoring Program where as part of her mentoring plan, she organized a mock SES interview panel for her cohort. She served on the FY20 Federal Data Strategy Working Group.
Outside of work, she is an avid fan of sports including football and hockey. Dr. Calcagno enjoys traveling with friends and family. She is creative and enjoys mosaics, painting, and glass fusing. The rest of her free time is spent with her rescue dog.

Dr. Anna CalcagnoVice President

Dr. Anna Calcagno is the newly appointed Director of the Strategy, Policy, and Program Analysis Division within the Mission Support Executive Office at FEMA. Her role is to implement the Business Excellence initiative in Mission Support and improve business operations for FEMA. In 2020, she served as the Deputy Associate Director for the Extramural Programs Division at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) within the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Calcagno carried out evaluations of the outcomes and impact of NLM's grant programs and coordinated collaborative extramural activities on artificial intelligence with other NIH Institutes and Centers.

She previously served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Program Planning, Analysis, and Evaluation at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). Prior to joining NIGMS, Dr. Calcagno worked as the data analytics team lead within the Office of Program Integrity Coordination at the Department of Health and Human Services where she worked on one of the HHS Secretary’s Strategic Priorities. Dr. Calcagno began her federal career at the National Cancer Institute in 2006.

She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas, M.S. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, and B.S. in Pharmacy from West Virginia University. Dr. Calcagno is a graduate of the NIH Senior Leadership Program and the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program and has received numerous awards, including two NIH Director's Awards and two HHS Achievement Awards for Analytical Support for the Reimagine HHS initiative. She is a recent graduate of the Executive Women in Government Mentoring Program where as part of her mentoring plan, she organized a mock SES interview panel for her cohort. She also served on the Office of Management and Budget’s FY 20 Federal Data Strategy Working Group.

Outside of work, she is an avid fan of sports including football and hockey. Dr. Calcagno enjoys traveling with friends and family. She is creative and enjoys mosaics, painting, and glass fusing. The rest of her free time is spent with her rescue dog.She earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Kansas, M.S. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan, and B.S. in Pharmacy from West Virginia University. Dr. Calcagno is a graduate of the NIH Senior Leadership Program and the Partnership for Public Service’s Excellence in Government Fellows Program and has received numerous awards, including two NIH Director's Awards and two HHS Achievement Awards for Analytical Support for the Reimagine HHS initiative. She is a recent graduate of the EWG Mentoring Program where as part of her mentoring plan, she organized a mock SES interview panel for her cohort. She served on the FY20 Federal Data Strategy Working Group.
Outside of work, she is an avid fan of sports including football and hockey. Dr. Calcagno enjoys traveling with friends and family. She is creative and enjoys mosaics, painting, and glass fusing. The rest of her free time is spent with her rescue dog.

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Emily AndersonTreasurer

Emily Anderson is the Associate Director for Management at the Office of Financial Research (OFR), where she is responsible for the agency's strategic planning, budget and acquisition functions, internal oversight, and project management capacity. Prior to OFR, she served as the Senior Program Manager for Management Strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she implemented new processes and programs that improve the experience with human capital, technology, budget/procurement, travel, internal culture, and more across the agency. In Spring 2020, Ms. Anderson completed a rotation with the General Services Administration (GSA), where she helped lead GSA's efforts to implement the Evidence Act, including determining how GSA will build and use evidence to better accomplish its mission enterprise-wide. During her Federal service, Ms. Anderson has also served at the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She has been recognized through a variety of performance and merit awards for management excellence and the impact of her leadership contributions. Ms. Anderson loves volunteering as a mentor and a career advisor for individuals inside and outside of her agency and is looking forward to serving the EWG community as an officer. Ms. Anderson earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton. She is honored to have been both a Fulbright and Presidential Management Fellow. Ms. Anderson is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard, where she completed coursework on creativity, innovation, competitive strategy, and organizational behavior. She also completed studies in people-centered design, change management, and leadership. Outside the office, Ms. Anderson loves cooking up new recipes for her food blog and exploring new places with her family.

Emily AndersonTreasurer

Emily Anderson is the Associate Director for Management at the Office of Financial Research (OFR), where she is responsible for the agency's strategic planning, budget and acquisition functions, internal oversight, and project management capacity. Prior to OFR, she served as the Senior Program Manager for Management Strategy at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she implemented new processes and programs that improve the experience with human capital, technology, budget/procurement, travel, internal culture, and more across the agency. In Spring 2020, Ms. Anderson completed a rotation with the General Services Administration (GSA), where she helped lead GSA's efforts to implement the Evidence Act, including determining how GSA will build and use evidence to better accomplish its mission enterprise-wide. During her Federal service, Ms. Anderson has also served at the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. She has been recognized through a variety of performance and merit awards for management excellence and the impact of her leadership contributions. Ms. Anderson loves volunteering as a mentor and a career advisor for individuals inside and outside of her agency and is looking forward to serving the EWG community as an officer. Ms. Anderson earned a master’s degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and completed her undergraduate degree at Princeton. She is honored to have been both a Fulbright and Presidential Management Fellow. Ms. Anderson is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard, where she completed coursework on creativity, innovation, competitive strategy, and organizational behavior. She also completed studies in people-centered design, change management, and leadership. Outside the office, Ms. Anderson loves cooking up new recipes for her food blog and exploring new places with her family.

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Stephanie BrinleySecretary

Stephanie Brinley is the Assistant Director for Business Operations and Technology at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In that role, she provides strategic oversight and planning for the museum’s Finance, Purchasing, Administration, Human Resources, Internal Controls, Information Technology and Exhibits Technology. Stephanie is an IS-15, a GS-15 equivalent.
Prior to joining the Smithsonian in November of 2017, Stephanie spent 6 years at the Department of Defense Joint Program Office for the F-35 Lightning II in Arlington, VA, where she held positions as the Director of Software, the Chief of Staff, and the Lead for Congressional and Audits Engagement.
Stephanie is a 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has a Master’s degree from Troy State University in International Relations. She served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years as an intelligence officer, supporting fighter and cargo aircraft missions. After leaving active duty, she taught grade school in Goldsboro, NC, specifically middle school social studies and science. In 2003, she moved to the Washington D.C. area and worked in Air Force Acquisitions, providing fiscal and program management oversight for a number of different programs such as Air and Space Operations Center, Joint STARS radar upgrades, Special Tactics equipment and Cyber.
Stephanie currently resides in Herndon, VA, with her husband of 27 years, Darold Brinley.

Stephanie BrinleySecretary

Stephanie Brinley is the Assistant Director for Business Operations and Technology at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In that role, she provides strategic oversight and planning for the museum’s Finance, Purchasing, Administration, Human Resources, Internal Controls, Information Technology and Exhibits Technology. Stephanie is an IS-15, a GS-15 equivalent.
Prior to joining the Smithsonian in November of 2017, Stephanie spent 6 years at the Department of Defense Joint Program Office for the F-35 Lightning II in Arlington, VA, where she held positions as the Director of Software, the Chief of Staff, and the Lead for Congressional and Audits Engagement.
Stephanie is a 1991 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and has a Master’s degree from Troy State University in International Relations. She served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years as an intelligence officer, supporting fighter and cargo aircraft missions. After leaving active duty, she taught grade school in Goldsboro, NC, specifically middle school social studies and science. In 2003, she moved to the Washington D.C. area and worked in Air Force Acquisitions, providing fiscal and program management oversight for a number of different programs such as Air and Space Operations Center, Joint STARS radar upgrades, Special Tactics equipment and Cyber.
Stephanie currently resides in Herndon, VA, with her husband of 27 years, Darold Brinley.

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