Maryland Certified Public Manager Program Instructors
• Henry Bogdan, JD | Bio |
• Judy Brosher, | Bio |
Judy stands out for her expert training skills, ability to present complex information clearly, and expertise in technology.
As a CPA, MBA, Microsoft Certified Trainer, and President of SCG Training and Consulting
Corporation, Judy has presented more than 1,900 technology programs over 25 years with consistently high ratings. Judy is known for providing custom technology training solutions, consulting and programming services to help organizations attain core competencies in technology skills and achieve financial reporting goals.
Prior to establishing SCG, Judy worked for KPMG with a focus on management information systems and in non profit CFO positions. She also worked with a national training company under contract with IBM and AT&T, where she developed, managed, and presented technology training programs to Fortune 500 companies. She is a regular conference speaker for the Maryland Association of CPAs, Virginia Society of CPAs and the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.
Judy currently serves on the GWSCPA Nonprofit Financial Accountability Task Force which offers information and resources to nonprofit organizations through its nationally recognized website.
Judy’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies in accounting, financial services, government contracting, government, and non-profit/education. Her clients have included auditors and other accounting professionals, engineers, marketing, sales, human resources, training, organization development, information technology, finance, financial research, and scientific research. She has provided contract services in technology training and consulting to public and private organizations.
She is a graduate of Cornell University with both B.A. and M.B.A. degrees. She also obtained the Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Trainer designations as well as certifications from the AICPA including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).
• Samuel Brown, Ph.D. | Bio |
Dr. Brown is especially well suited to meet the instructional and scholarly/applied research needs in the field of public affairs. He has a distinguished record in and out of the classroom in the fields of health systems, public and nonprofit management, public policy and finance, and evaluation research. His publication record includes numerous refereed and non-refereed works, book chapters, monographs, and invited presentations. His academic background is complemented with a number of extremely relevant professional experiences. For the past 20 years he has worked both in government and in the private sector, primarily university environments, and with community and professional volunteer organizations, using a strong set of program and policy oriented skills and interests. He has worked with the Maryland Health Care Cost Review Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. He also has an extensive record of university and community service.
• John J. Callahan, Ph.D. | Bio |
• Margarita Cardona, | Bio |
Magui is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administration (NCURA) Region II since 2006. She joined the Program Development Committee for the regional meetings in 2009, where she has often co-presented concurrent sessions and participated as workshop faculty. She is also a graduate of the 2010 class of the NCURA Leadership Development Institute and serves as Region II Secretary (2012-2013).
She holds a BS in Chemistry from the Univ. of Puerto Rico (1994) and two MS degrees in Chemistry (Univ. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996) and Materials Science (Univ. of Wisconsin at Madison, 1998). She also holds post baccalaureate certificates in Grants Management (Management Concepts, Inc.) and Legislative Studies (Georgetown Univ.), and a Masters certificate in Government Contracting (George Washington Univ.). Magui is a Certified Research Administrator by the National Council of Research Administrators (Cert. No. 200310387, Exp. June 30, 2018), and she is currently pursuing a doctorate in Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research interests include family-friendly policies, faculty professional development, academic freedom and the operation of Institutional Review Boards.
• Carlye Christianson, JD | Bio |
• P. Ann Cotten, D.P.A., C.P.A. | Bio |
Dr. Cotten directs the Maryland Certified Public Manager® (CPM) program. The Maryland CPM Program teaches applied public management skills to supervisors and managers in Maryland’s government and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to starting the Maryland CPM Program, Dr. Cotten directed the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program from 2007-2011 on behalf of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation. The Weinberg Fellows program is a leadership development program for executive directors of nonprofit organizations that serve the financially disadvantaged in the Baltimore area.
Dr. Cotten has worked extensively on workforce planning issues with the Maryland State Highway Administration. She authored “Seven Steps of Effective Workforce Planning,” published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government (2007). Through a grant from the Federal Department of Transportation, Dr. Cotten works with the Maryland State Highway Administration to further develop its corporate university, SHA University and link it to the administration’s workforce plan.
She has extensive experience training public sector managers in Managing for Results, performance measurement, and strategic planning. She has facilitated the development of strategic plans for a number of Maryland agencies.
Dr. Cotten is a member of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration, President of the Southern Consortium of University Public Service Organizations, and vice president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. In 2008, Dr. Cotten was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Maryland Daily Record. Dr. Cotten is a member of the 2012 Leadership Maryland.
She teaches strategic management for government and nonprofit organizations and survey research in the University of Baltimore’s School of Public and International Affairs and is an experienced trainer of mid- and upper-level managers. She received her Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and is a Certified Public Accountant.
• Larry Covin, Ph.D. | Bio |
Dr. Covin served as a Director in the Programs and Services Department, for the State of Maryland’s Division of Pretrial Detention and Services for fifteen years. For two years he served as the Director of Inmate Treatment Services for Adams County Adult Correctional Complex, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Dr. Covin teaches Ethics at The University of Baltimore, the Lancaster Theological Seminary and Howard Community College, and has taught at Morgan State University, in the discipline of philosophy, ethics, and religion. He is the founder of LDC Ethics Consulting. Dr. Covin is an instructor for the Maryland Certified Public Manager Program, through the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, where he teaches Public Sector Ethics. Presently, Doctor Covin is the Director of Continuing Education at The Lancaster Theological Seminary.
• Jeff Fuchs, | Bio |
Jeff Fuchs’ passion for Lean Thinking began 20 years ago, as the plant manager of a small aerospace firm where lean provided the cornerstone of a dramatic business turnaround. Jeff has participated in the creation and expansion of the Lean Certification since its beginning in 2005. He is pursuing his Lean Silver Certification and is the past Chairman of the ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute/SME Lean Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee.
Jeff’s lean government work has included lean transformation support at Tinker and Luke Air Force Bases, Red River Army Depot, the public school system of Livonia Michigan, and several city, state, and county agencies in his current home state of Maryland.
Jeff currently serves as Chairman of the Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness, which provides manufacturing policy guidance to Maryland’s General Assembly and Governor that supports the expansion and strengthening of the state’s manufacturing economy.
Jeff received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering from West Point in 1988. He is a veteran of the first Gulf War, where he received the Bronze Star Medal, a second Bronze Star for Valor, and other commendations. He is an examiner for the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and the AME Manufacturing Excellence Award.
• Ed Gibson, Ph.D. | Bio |
Getting his M.B.A. from the University of Maryland enabled him to swap the language of bits and bytes for that of dollars and cents by joining a government contractor, Performance Engineering Corp., where he consulted with federal agencies, chiefly the federal courts, for more than a dozen years. Practicing the arcane art of cost-benefit analysis and related programmatic and financial techniques introduced Dr. Gibson to bureaucratic decision-making processes. He gained a deep respect for the capabilities of public managers, who often labored under tremendous deficits of resources and excesses of guidance, yet managed to conduct the public’s business. In particular, visiting federal courts, which fairly hummed with the steady disposition of cases and dispensing of justice, and interviewing judges and court executives, impressed upon him the reality of high-performance public organizations.
Daily involvement with federal agencies forced him to confront a new set of issues stemming from missions undertaken in the public interest, in sharp contrast to the for-profit orientation of the IT industry, where he spent 15 years. Accordingly, he set about gaining a theoretical grasp of public administration by getting a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech—a 10-year endeavor! Joining the faculty of the University of Baltimore represents a fresh opportunity for Dr. Gibson to tackle the challenges of public service, without the need to stoke the “bottom line” as a member of the “shadow government,” with its attendant consequences of downsizing and contracting out.
• Don Haynes, Ph.D. | Bio |
• George D. Julnes, Ph.D. | Bio |
With this background, he went on to teach public administration with a focus on program evaluation. His inspiration is a belief that Americans will support policies and programs that are effective, and so it is the job of evaluators to help inform the debates on these matters. In addition to his writings on evaluation theory and methodology, Dr. Julnes has led and worked on evaluation projects funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Social Security Administration.
• Patria de Lancer Julnes, Ph.D. | Bio |
Dr. de Lancer Julnes is the author of the book Performance-Based Management Systems. Effective Implementation and Maintenance (CRC Press), and lead co-editor of International Handbook of Practice-Based Performance Management (Sage Publications), and Performance Measurement: Building Theory, Supporting Practice (M.E. Sharpe). She is the managing editor of the International Review of Public Administration and serves on the editorial board of the journal Public Performance and Management Review.
Dr. de Lancer Julnes Patria is past co-chair of the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance. She has also served on the National Council of ASPA and in numerous committees. She is currently serving on the Executive Board of the Inter-American Network for Public Administration Education.
Dr. de Lancer Julnes was named one of Maryland’s 2013 Top 100 Women by the Maryland Daily Record. She also recently received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Isabelle the Catholic from the government of Spain for her work in promoting the relationships between the United States and Spain and for her work working to improve the status of Hispanics in the United States.
• Deb Jung | Bio |
Deb is an attorney in private practice providing legal advice, training and consulting to nonprofit organizations and corporations throughout Maryland. Deb served as the General Counsel of the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (MANO) for 12 years. In that role, she provided legal advice to thousands of nonprofit organizations in Maryland, as well as to MANO, conducted trainings and produced various publications on numerous legal and employment topics critical to nonprofit organizations.
After graduating from Duke University, Deb worked at two different nonprofits over a period of six years, primarily in the program and outreach areas. Deb then attended law school at the University of Maryland School of Law and began her legal career at Whiteford, Taylor, and Preston, where she litigated cases on a variety of matters, from medical malpractice to environmental damage claims.
Following her employment at Whiteford, Deb served as General Counsel of a large, nonprofit educational organization, the Close Up Foundation for five years. During that time, she concentrated much of her efforts in the employment area and management of the organization. She also served as the President of a small, nonprofit arts organization that she helped found.
Deb has taught seminars on a range of topics, including Employment Practices, Terminating Employees, The Family Medical Leave Act, Worker’s Compensation and Americans With Disabilities Act, Sexual Harassment, Legal Interviewing and Hiring, Negotiating Event Contracts, Supervising Employees, How To Comply With the Sarbanes Oxley Act, as well as How To Start a Nonprofit, Bylaws and Board Governance, and Legal Requirements for Boards. She created a national model employee handbook, as well as a Supervisor’s Manual and Employee Handbook designed for Maryland organizations. Additionally, she is a featured speaker on nationally broadcast webinars and continues to advise nonprofit organizations and corporations daily on a variety of legal and management issues.
• David Juppe, D.P.A. | Bio |
He is active with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), and served as President of the National Association of Legislative Fiscal Offices. In 2009 NCSL presented him with a Legislative Staff Achievement Award. He has presented papers on public budgeting at conferences held by the Western Social Science Association, on Maryland’s use of federal stimulus funds at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Seoul, South Korea, on performance-based management at the first Franco-U.S. Dialogue on Public Administration in Paris, France, and on tax and expenditure limitations before the Northeast Conference on Public Administration. In 2011 Dr. Juppe provided training on budget analysis and fiscal note preparation for the national parliamentary staff in Maputo, Mozambique.
• Christopher Justice, | Bio |
• Lin Kroeger, | Bio |
Prior to founding PWD Consulting, Inc., Lin was with Accenture as an in-house expert on change navigation. She supported projects worldwide when they encountered the complex challenges of resistance, anger, and confusion. She also trained consultants on communication and engagement principles and techniques. That process is the foundation of her change management process, Fast Forward to the Future.
Having taught Management Writing at the Business School at Cornell University and then acting as the in-house writing expert at Arthur Andersen at the beginning of her corporate career, Lin has guided the strategic re-design of audit and financial reports and related processes. She has also provided writing skills training and coaching to finance executives, financial analysts, internal auditors, market researchers, product managers, government agency professionals, and information technology experts, among others. She authored a chapter on the design and implementation of strategic writing training to the HRD Resource Book.
Lin’s clients have included Fortune 500 companies in financial services, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, government, and non-profit/education. Her clients have included engineers, auditors, and other professionals in market research, marketing, sales, human resources, training, organization development, information technology, finance, financial research, and scientific research. She has provided contract services in change management and communication to public and private organizations.
Recent assignments have Lin focusing on managing change in complex IT environments, developing personal communication/writing skills in complex financial services organizations, and writing reports and analyses on custom topics.
Lin holds degrees from The College of William and Mary, Villanova University, and Cornell University.
• Dennis McGrath, Ph.D. | Bio |
Since joining the Schaefer Center staff in 1993 Dr. McGrath has specialized in statistical analysis, performance measurement, and program evaluation. He has helped the Quality Control Division of the Family Investment Administration of Maryland=s Department of Human Resources address sampling and statistical analysis issues. He has helped create and implement a program that trains Maryland state officials in techniques of performance measurement. He has helped develop performance measures for the Family Investment Administration of the Department of Human Resources and other agencies.
He has coordinated the data analysis for Maryland’s statewide welfare reform, the Primary Prevention Initiative. He led the evaluation of Maryland=s Vehicle Theft Prevention Programs. He has led an evaluation of a Maryland program that sought to get mothers at risk of losing their children because the mothers have substance abuse problems into appropriate and timely treatment.
In the years before joining the Schaefer Center staff Dr. McGrath taught courses at the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland in Quantitative Analysis and other subjects. At various times during those years, he also served as a data consultant doing survey design, data collection, and data analysis for the Sunset Review Board and the Maryland Department of Fiscal Services, the Institute for Governmental Services at the University of Maryland and the AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education.
He is currently teaching courses in Constitutional Law, Statistical Applications and Political Ideologies
• Carol A. Molinari, Ph.D. | Bio |
Professor Molinari has served on governing board of an integrated health system in Washington State and has also provided board service on several not-for-profit community boards. She has been a program director for several Healthcare Management programs and has been an executive director of a technology council in Spokane, WA. She lives with her husband, Ira Stancil, and rescue dog, Ruby, in Ellicott City.
• Jeffrey Ian Ross, Ph.D. | Bio |
• Debra L. Stanley, Ph.D. | Bio |
Dr. Stanley has dedicated more than 25 years to the promotion of higher education, professional development, and training programs for both public and non-profit organizations. In 2003, she founded Maryland’s Roper Victim Assistance Academy (Academy), the first statewide initiative dedicated to providing comprehensive and standardized professional training to victim service professionals. Under Dr. Stanley’s leadership, the Academy is recognized as a model program for other states as it is one of the longest standing programs in the country. She is also a co-founder of the Connecticut Victim Assistance Academy. For the past 15 years, Dr. Stanley has served as a technical assistance trainer for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). She has extensive training experience in the areas of client interviewing, follow-up, tracking procedures, data and research protocols, data management, database construction, staff training, and local evaluation. She has assisted a variety of substance abuse and mental health programs with improving their client recruitment, intake and follow-up rates, and developed data reporting systems and client tracking and monitoring systems. She has also provided assistance in the areas of local evaluation through developing research plans, data collection and proper use of data collection tools, data management and analysis, and data reporting. Dr. Stanley is considered an expert in data audits for SAMHSA programs.
Dr. Stanley has a wide range of applied research experience in the areas of crime victimization, child homicide, drugs and crime, policy and practice in criminal justice systems, and program development and evaluation. She works closely with both public and non-profit criminal justice and victim service related agencies in the areas of program development, strategic planning, systems improvement, and program evaluation. She has served as principal investigator on dozens of federal, state, and local funded research projects. Her applied research promotes policy and system changes to better integrate crime victims into the criminal justice process and to enhance crime victim services. She has developed a wide range of treatment and prevention programs in criminal justice agencies for crime victims, inmates returning to the community, high risk youth and their families, substance abuse and mental clients, and the elderly. Her research has been widely disseminated in a number of publications, seminars, trainings, and professional presentations. She currently serves as the President of the American Society of Victimology, Chair, of the Victimology Section, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and advisor to the U.S. Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus. Her present research involves working with crime and 911 call data for the City of Baltimore to assist decision makers in efficiently allocating police resources.
• Frank van Vliet, Ph.D. | Bio |
• Laura Wilson-Gentry, D.P.A. | Bio |
• Heather Wyatt-Nichol, Ph.D. | Bio |
While I have private-sector work experience, it is my work in the nonprofit and public sectors that has been most rewarding. I have taught courses in American Government, Ethics and Politics, Introduction to Public Administration, Planning and Evaluation, Public Administration Research Methods, Public Human Resources Management, and Public Organizations and Management. My research interests include diversity management, ethics, family friendly-workplace policies, organizational behavior and social equity.
On a personal note, I am a first-generation college graduate, daughter of a steelworker, wife of a very patient man and mother of a rambunctious toddler.