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Our Leadership Team

Denise JosephDenise Joseph, MBA, CPA, CGFM, CICA

President and CEO

Ms. Joseph is responsible for successful delivery of client services. She has 35 years of experience in Federal financial, acquisitions and grants management. She has substantial experience in managing large and complex business process modernization (BPM) efforts for Federal financial operations and grants programs that require multiple disciplines and a broad and deep understanding of these areas. She has experience in Federal accounting, assisting clients in moving to Federal financial new shared service providers, implementing new Department-wide Federal financial systems, conducting financial audits, conducting compliance and OMB Circular A-123 reviews, cost modeling, benchmarking and risk management. Prior to founding the company, Ms. Joseph spent many years working for the largest accounting and technology firms. She is active in the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) and volunteers to work with the AGA to review agency Performance and Accountability Reports (PAR) for technical excellence. Ms. Joseph serves on the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) steering committees to revise guidance for the Federal community.

Alvin Tucker, CPA, CGFM, CIA, CDFM - Director of Financial Management

Mr. Tucker provides federal financial subject matter expertise across company engagements. With more than 40 years experience in federal service, he assists in planning and managing our federal engagements. During his federal service he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer (DCFO) in the Department of Defense (DoD) and has served in the high-level positions of Deputy Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Deputy Assistant Inspector General (Audit) in the Office of the DoD, and Director of Training and Education in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). He joined the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1979 and retired after 34 years of service. He then joined a large international accounting firm where he spent several years serving as a Director in the Defense and Intelligence practice and served as Executive Director of the Association Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC).

Anita Shandor - Director of Operations

Ms. Shandor creates teams for our projects that have the right mix and level of expertise to provide holistic solutions to our clients. Her career in the Department of Treasure spanned 34 years of which 20 years was spent as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES).  Ms. Shandor held various executive positions including Deputy Commissioner for the Bureau of the Public Debt and Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal Service during which she built relationships with the Federal Reserve and major Federal Agencies. As Deputy for the Bureau of the Public Debt, she served as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) overseeing all functions related to borrowing the money needed to finance the Federal Government, accounting for resulting debt and providing administrative services to other federal agencies. Ms. Shandor served as the Deputy Commissioner for Fiscal Service responsible for Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Information Officer (CIO) responsibilities.

Terry Bowie, CPA, CGFM - Senior Advisor

Mr. Bowie provides senior federal financial and program leadership across company projects.  He is a senior executive with over 30 years experience in leading, overseeing and implementing all aspects of financial management programs and activities.  He was Director of Financial Management Operations at the Department of Education, Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the US Mint, and as both the Chief Financial Officer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) required him to be the subject matter expert in a number of financial and operational areas. Mr. Bowie has led and advised various agencies on accounting internal controls, budgetary planning, grants accounting, financial systems implementation, and internal as well as external performance reporting.  

Paul Chin - Director of Technology

Mr. Chin oversees our largest clients during system development and transition efforts. With more than 17 years experience, he specializes in project management and the delivery of financial and program systems. He has provided solutions to complex problems across multiple information technology arenas including the introduction of the right combination of agile and waterfall methodologies appropriate for government entities.  He has led application development projects, commercial software enterprise applications integrations, and provided database systems operation management. Mr. Chin has managed projects that included cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions.  He has supported the grants management lifecycle and technology processes for large grant making federal agencies and non-profit organizations 

Dick Willett, CPA, CGFM, CMA, CMC - Director of Business Relations

Mr. Willett provides that our company continuously provides personalized and focused services for each one of our clients. Mr. Willett has 40 years experience in management and operations in the public and commercial sectors. He is actively engaged with the Association of Government Accountants (AGA), the American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC) and the International Consortium for Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM). He has been recognized by his professional peers with a series of awards including the AGA’s Most Influential 25 Government Accountants.    

Amina Makhdoom - Cultural and Leadership Change Management

Ms. Makdhoom is a trusted DJ Business Solutions partner that provides cultural change and leadership coaching for our clients. Her expertise includes learning design and communication, human potential training, leadership development, mediation and conflict management. Some clients have included MedImmune, Department of Homeland Security, US Postal Service, Disney, ABC Television and Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Visit her website at http://www.fresnelconsult.com for more information.


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