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 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 ten 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 seven years and is currently the Education Director for the chapter in San Diego, CA.
Chapter Vice President
Jill Haynie is a Director for Macias Gini and O’ Connell LLP CPAs (MGO), providing advice and counsel on issues related to the pricing, costing and administration of Government contracts and Government property administration. She serves as the Parliamentarian for the National Property Management Association, San Diego Mission Chapter.
Prior to joining MGO in 2005, Ms. Haynie 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 systems, serving as the FSO and systems administrator, and supervising the accounting, human resources and contracts departments.
Ms. Haynie received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with an emphasis in Accounting, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She obtained a Professional Certificate in Unix Operating Systems Programming from the University of California, San Diego.
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.
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 Education Director
Carolynn Bundy is a recognized leader in asset management, accountability, and property control systems. She will celebrate 20 years of employment with Leidos/SAIC in 2018. She previously worked for General Dynamics - Convair Division, Hughes Missile Systems Company, and Raytheon Missile Systems.
Carolynn is an active member of NCMA, NPMA, National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and ASTM International. She has been a chapter leader in the NPMA San Diego Mission Chapter, serving numerous terms as president and other officer positions.
Carolynn currently is the Western Region Foundation Director of NPMA, is a Consulting Fellow and was the recipient of the 2017 Chapter Outstanding Member Award.
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.
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 Small 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 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.
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 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 DoD Liaison Chair
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).