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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Cynthia A. Langley

Ms. Langley, Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, Recruitment Resources, for AARP's Volunteer Center; develops volunteer opportunities within AARP and over 25 national organizations. Ms. Langley has more than 25 years of experience with services for older adults who want to continue to apply their skills through volunteerism. As executive director of the Northampton Council on Aging in Northampton, Massachusetts, she developed and managed services and programs for older adults in areas that included volunteerism, education, and advocacy.

Ms. Langley has a B.S. in child development from Simmons College in Boston. Ms. Langley has served on the NOWCC Board since November 1997.

Frank K. Hurd
Vice Chairman

Mr. Hurd is an executive with over 20 years of management, government relations, and fiscal management experience. His extensive military career extends from command and staff positions in Korea, Germany, and the U.S. to Commander of a cavalry squadron in Europe to Chief of the U.S. Army's Senate Liaison Division.

In his former position as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), Mr. Hurd oversaw all fiscal aspects of CRI, its sustainability efforts and managed it's federal and state advocacy programs. Mr. Hurd serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Carpet America Recovery Effort an organization dedicated to finding ways to divert carpet waste from landfills. As Managing Director, Finance and Operations, for the Chlorine Chemistry Council, he designed and implemented a computerized budget commitment tracking system and streamlined contracting and payment procedures. As Chief, Senate Liaison Division, United States Army, he functioned as the Army's prime contact with the U.S. Senate and managed a government relations staff.

Mr. Hurd's academic degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Mercer University and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Mr. Hurd was appointed to the Board in 2001.

Ellen Tunstall

Ms. Tunstall has over 35 years of human resources experience in a variety of Federal agencies including the Department of Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). As OPM’s Deputy Associate Director for Talent and Capacity, she was responsible for Government wide employment policy. As a Division Chief in OPM’s Office of Insurance Programs, she managed the operation of the Nation’s largest health and life insurance programs with over 4 million enrollees and annual premiums of almost $3B. Before leaving the Government, Ms.Tunstall returned to DoD where she was Principal Deputy to the Deputy Under Secretary responsible for civilian personnel programs affecting over 800,000 US and foreign national employees around the world. Most notably, she provided oversight for civilian personnel programs in Iraq and led the team responsible for coordinating the transition of employees from DoD to the Department of State. Since 2006, Ms. Tunstall has been a senior advisor with Federal Management Partners, a strategic consulting firm with client agencies throughout the Federal human capital arena.

Teresa M. Holland

Ms. Holland brings many years of experience in labor and employment law to the NOWCC Board. She currently serves as an attorney at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., where she advises Fortune 500 clients on a full range of labor and employment matters. She was previously the Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Pfizer, Inc., where she led the Employment Law Group. In that role, she served as the chief employment counsel responsible for advising senior management on global human resources policies and employment issues for more than 120,000 Pfizer employees worldwide. She also led the Pfizer employment law team in pre-merger planning and post-merger integration during the Warner Lambert and Pharmacia acquisitions.

Ms. Holland earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and her law degree from Albany Law School of Union University.  Ms. Holland was appointed to the Board in October 2005.

W. Joseph Stearns

Mr. Stearns had a 30-year career with Dow Chemical in marketing, sales management, as District Sales Manager, General Sales Manager, Zone Vice President, and finally as Corporate Chlorine Issue Manager.

At present he is consulting for Chlorine Chemistry Council International Affairs, including representing industry in multiple UNEP treaty negotiations.

His board experience over the years has been with the Sam Houston Council of Boy Scouts of America, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, Executive Committee & Treasurer, the Eagle Valley Humane Society, Treasurer of the Homeowners Association, President. He received his BS in Chemistry, Wichita State University in 1967, and his MS in Chemistry, Wichita State University in 1968, and an MBA from University of Houston in 1973.  Mr. Stearns was appointed to the Board in 2003.

Maurice Brice

Mr. Brice has over 45 years of federal and private sector Human Resources Executive and Management experience.  He served as President, Board of Directors for Worldwide Assurance for Employees of Public Agencies (WAEPA) from 1997 - 2002, which had 27,800 insured members and $3.5 billion in group life insurance for enrollees.  Mr. Brice led the development and implementation of the annual action plans to WAEPA which continuously increased the company’s assets to record levels. 

He was appointed the Associate Commissioner for the Office of Personnel at the Social Security Administration from 1991 - 1999.  He was responsible for developing and implementing agency wide programs for 60,000 plus employees across 1,300 offices locations.  Mr. Brice received leadership awards for the successful transition of the employees to a new payroll vendor and for converting the Social Security Administration to an independent agency. 

In addition, Mr. Brice served in various senior level Human Resources and Leadership positions which included President MOBRE, LLC, (Expert Human Resources Services assisting commercial and public organizations), Director of Personnel and Executive Assistant to the Director of Administration for the National Labor Relations Board, Associate Director of Human Resource Center, National Academy of Public Administration, Co-Chairman Inter-agency Federal Personnel Directors Council, Coordinator for the Presidential Management Intern Program, President of the International Advisory Board, the Customer Advisory Board to PeopleSoft, Inc., and Adjunct Professor, University of the District of Columbia.

Mr. Brice received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from American University.