NOWCC Staff

Cito Vanegas, President & CEO

Cito Vanegas, President & CEO

Cito Vanegas has been with NOWCC since its inception in 1997.  He brings to the position an extensive nonprofit background that has spanned more than 24 years and an unwavering passion for serving the aging workforce.  Vanegas graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, followed by the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation in 1993.  He later earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree from George Mason University.  Leadership awards and certifications include the 2016 Abila Excellence – Force for Good Award, SMART CEO – Executive Management Award – CFO in 2014, Nonprofit Executive Management Certificate from Georgetown University, Institute for Organization Management (IOM) from the US Chamber Foundation, Future Executive Directors Fellowship from the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater DC, and the American Society on Aging (ASA) Gerontology Certificate.  He is active in the nonprofit community, having served as the Board of Directors Chairman of MAG America and Treasurer of the Finance and Administration Roundtable.  He resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and two...

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Caroline Espree, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Caroline Espree, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Caroline Espree is the Vice President of Human Resources and Administration with the National Older Worker Career Center, Inc.  She joined NOWCC in 2013 as the Director of Human Resources.  Ms. Espree is a human resources business leader with over twenty years of experience in Fortune 500 and nonprofit organizations.   She leads NOWCC’s human resources, payroll, and administration strategy of people development, driving a high-performance team and cultivating a culture of excellence.  Prior to joining NOWCC, she served in human resources leadership positions at Amylin Pharmaceuticals and CVS. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and has a Master of Business Administration degree.   Ms. Espree is a 2017 Leadership Arlington Graduate, completed the Executive Human Resources Program at the University of Virginia and the George Mason University Human Resources Management Certification Program.   She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Certification Institute (SPHR).  In addition, she is a Myers Briggs Certified Practitioner and DISC Trainer. Ms. Espree is a Founding Member of the Prince William Society for Human Resources Management and served on the Board of Directors for several years.  She is passionate about volunteering in the community and is an Election Official with Stafford County, member of the Society for Human Resources Management, Prince William and Northern Virginia Society for Human Resources Management, President of the Tea Rose Investment Club, Parliamentarian for Women in Community Action, and Life Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,...

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Yvonne Bolton, Benefits Administrator

Yvonne Bolton, Benefits Administrator

Yvonne Bolton has been with NOWCC since its inception in 1997. She began her career with the Company as Payroll Specialist, was promoted to Senior Payroll Specialist in April 2002 and to Payroll Manager the following October. Ms. Bolton’s main duties include managing the Payroll Department and overseeing the payroll for staff & enrollees. Her goals are to provide excellent customer service and ensure that everyone gets paid on time.

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Aleth Almelor, Payroll Director

Aleth Almelor, Payroll Director

Aleth Almelor joined NOWCC in October 2010 as Payroll Specialist. In December 2017 she was promoted to the position of Payroll Director. Prior to working at NOWCC, she worked for an international logistics company as a payroll coordinator.

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Stephanie Lee, Payroll Specialist

Stephanie Lee, Payroll Specialist

Stephanie began her career with NOWCC Payroll Department in February of 2017 as a Payroll Specialist.  She came to us from Arizona where she worked as a Payroll Specialist for a Dunkin’ Donut franchisee.  It was in Arizona where Stephanie earned her Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) and her Fundamental Payroll Certificate (FPC) Certifications.

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Anna Langham, Payroll Specialist

Anna Langham, Payroll Specialist

Anna joined NOWCC as a Temporary Payroll Specialist on March 12, 2019.  Ms. Langham has over 25+ years of experience working in human resources and payroll. She was previously employed at The National League of Cities as the Director, Talent Management for eleven years.  In addition, Anna worked at Catholic Charities USA as Director of Human Resources where she provided hands on specialized payroll and human resources support. She has a M.S. in Human Resources Development from American University and a B.S. degree in Psychology from Howard University. Anna has certifications as a PHR (Professional Human Resources) and SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional). She enjoys travel and history. Anna is excited about the opportunity to work for the #1 Best Nonprofit to Work For and looks forward to supporting NOWCC’s mission focused work with Experienced Worker Programs. She will be a great addition to the Payroll Team and...

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Reza Rafi, Office Manager

Reza Rafi, Office Manager

Reza has over 25+ years of senior level operational and financial leadership experience with nonprofits and accounting firms. He has a history of collaborating with diverse stakeholders, strong business acumen, staff development and leadership skills, specialization in auditing, regulatory compliance and a thorough understanding process improvement, internal controls, program management, customer service focus and a professional demeanor. Reza worked for the past sixteen years as a University Instructor for George Mason University and the University of Phoenix. Reza served as the Chief Operating Officer at NOWCC from 1996 – 2004 and as the Manager of Finance and Administration for the SEE Program at AARP. Reza has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration in...

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Linda Holiman, Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Linda Holiman, Vice President, Finance & Accounting

Linda Holiman joined the NOWCC Accounting Department in 1998. Prior to working at NOWCC, she worked for a regional public accounting firm as an auditor and tax preparer. Ms. Holiman now holds the position of Vice President of Finance and Accounting in which she leads and supervises the Accounting staff and ensures NOWCC’s compliance with Federal rules and regulations. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Ms. Holiman says she is proud to work for an organization that provides opportunities for older workers and values their skills and experience. In addition, Ms. Holiman’s father was a SEE Enrollee with EPA for over 10...

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Nancy Altman, Director of Accounting

Nancy Altman, Director of Accounting

Nancy (Nan) Altman joined the NOWCC team in October 2017 as Director of Accounting.   Prior to joining NOWCC Nan worked for MicroStrategy, Inc. for nearly sixteen years where she led accounting operations for their U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries.  She began her accounting career at Ernst & Young, LLP working in both the audit and tax practices.  Nan holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

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Keith McBean, Senior ACES Grants Analyst

Keith McBean, Senior ACES Grants Analyst

Prior to joining NOWCC in 2010, Keith McBean spent 10 years working for the University of Maryland, College Park as Business Manager and Director of Administration in grants management. His main duties as the ACES Grants Analyst at NOWCC include financial and analytical reporting for the ACES Program. Mr. McBean holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Masters in Accounting & Info Technology from UMUC (University of Maryland University College). He is currently a candidate for Certified Public Accountants license. Keith is proud to work for an organization that is inclusive yet diverse, one that fosters an atmosphere where there is motivation to strive for...

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Jessica Huang, Grants Accountant

Jessica Huang, Grants Accountant

Jessica Huang joined NOWCC full-time in April 2018 as a Payroll & Grants Analyst Assistant. Her career began in consulting and software development, but later transitioned to accounting and administration. She has 15 years of payroll processing, accounting, and office management experience in the IT sector. Jessica has earned a Master of Professional Studies degree in Sustainable Urban Planning from the George Washington University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois. She has also completed a number of accounting courses at Northern Virginia Community College for professional development. She enjoys board games and puzzles and is passionate about waste...

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Mina Tanna, Senior Financial Analyst

Mina Tanna, Senior Financial Analyst

Mina Tanna joined NOWCC as Grants Accountant in May 2016. She was promoted to Senior Financial Analyst position in December 2016. She brings to NOWCC considerable experience and expertise in Finance and Accounting functions along with outstanding leadership, teamwork, organizational, and customer service skills. Prior to joining NOWCC, she worked for American Red Cross in Biomedical Finance, Business Planning & Analysis Department. Mina is a graduate of George Washington University with a Master of Science degree in Project Management and has a Bachelor of Science degree from MVM Science College. Mina is proud to work for an organization with such a unique mission, which provides opportunities for experienced workers and values their skills and...

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Linda Jones, Accounts Payable Specialist

Linda Jones, Accounts Payable Specialist

Linda Jones joined NOWCC in a temporary position in March 2017.  She then became a full time Accounts Payable Specialist in October 2017. Linda brings to NOWCC considerable accounting experience in the nonprofit industry.  Prior to joining NOWCC, she worked as an Accounts Receivable Specialist at Community Health Charities and previously served as an Accounting Analyst (Contractor) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the Natural Resources Conservation Services.  Linda also worked ten years for IBM Corporation/PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, Government Consulting Division, Accounting Department. Ms. Jones is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She completed the Federal Government Certificate Series at George Mason University which included accounting, federal contracts, audit and procurement...

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Kathleen Branch, Vice President, Programs & Field Operations

Kathleen Branch, Vice President, Programs & Field Operations

Before joining NOWCC in September 2016, Kathleen worked for the National School Boards Association (NSBA) for seventeen years.  She was the Director of National Advocacy Services and Programs and previously worked as Manager of Grassroots Operations.  Kathleen also worked as the Senior Political Action Specialist for the American Nurses Association and Project Manager for Atlantic Alliance Fidelity & Surety Company.

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Tammie Reynolds, Program & Field Operations Coordinator

Tammie Reynolds, Program & Field Operations Coordinator

Tammie Reynolds joined NOWCC in early 2005 as a Recruiter in the Eastern Field Office in Arlington, VA. In late 2007 she moved to Rochester, NY and began working as Field Coordinator for the three NOWCC field offices. Ms. Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Arts from State University of New York in Cortland, New York. She loves working at an organization where she can make a difference. Her spare time is spent with her husband, Arthur, and daughter, Zatanna.

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Barbara Canada, ACES Program Director

Barbara Canada, ACES Program Director

Barbara Canada began her career with NOWCC in 2001 as a Staff Accountant and was later promoted to Senior Accountant. In May of 2009, she left the Accounting Department to fill a newly created position of ACES Program Manager at NOWCC. Ms. Canada’s main duties are to oversee the operations of the ACES Program administered by NOWCC for the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) at the Department of Agriculture. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity University and a Master of Business Administration from the American University in Washington, DC.

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Rhyneta Fleming, Program Management Specialist

Rhyneta Fleming, Program Management Specialist

Prior to joining NOWCC in 2019, Rhyneta Fleming spent over 21 years working for the University of Maryland, College Park where she held her most recent position as the Director of Administrative Services. Rhyneta’s main duties with NOWCC includes, assisting with all aspects of the NRCS and the Forest Service ACES Program operations and activities.  Rhyneta holds a BS in Accounting and Computer Studies and a MS in Financial Management and Accounting, both obtained at the University of Maryland University College. Rhyneta is proud to join an organization that feels like a family environment and yet maintains great professionalism along with the “#1 best place to work for” status in non-profit...

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Pamela Lewis, ACES Recruiter Specialist

Pamela Lewis, ACES Recruiter Specialist

Pamela Lewis began working at NOWCC in 2009 on part-time basis before joining the staff full-time in 2010 as a Recruiter for the Western Field Office. In September 2014, Pam accepted a position as the ACES Recruiter-Specialist. Her background includes working in the Denver Public Schools Administration and extensive work with medical records in nursing homes. She has also served as Executive Secretary and worked in Marketing and Sales in various capacities. Pam is excited to be working with the ACES Program and fully enjoys the culture of teamwork at NOWCC.

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Bonnie Calvert, ACES Recruiter

Bonnie Calvert, ACES Recruiter

Bonnie Calvert joined the staff of NOWCC in December 2014. She brings experience and expertise in administration and office management. Ms. Calvert is a champion for the older worker and had previously worked as a SEE Enrollee Administrative Assistant for seven years at the EPA National Enforcement Investigation Center (NEIC) Laboratory in Denver.  Bonnie’s diverse background includes bison ranching and owning a manufacturing company that provided parts and services to the U.S. Department of Defense and NASA.  Bonnie is a Colorado Native that loves the outdoors, but does not ski!  She values the older worker and truly believes that everyone should “discover the power of...

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Felichia Smith, ACES Recruiter

Felichia Smith, ACES Recruiter

Felichia Smith joined NOWCC in June 2019 as ACES Recruiter. She has over 20+ years of full-cycle recruiting, project management and administrative experience. Felichia is a graduate of Strayer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and has an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from Strayer. She has a Graphics Arts and Applied Design Certification and is a Certified Internet Webmaster. She is passionate about providing outstanding customer service and excited about the opportunity to support NOWCC’s mission focused work.

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Bridget Farley, SEE Program Director

Bridget Farley, SEE Program Director

Bridget Farley is located in the Western Field Office for NOWCC in Lakewood, Colorado where she is national Program Director for the NOWCC Senior Environmental Employment (SEE) Program with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Bridget joined NOWCC in 2008 as a recruiter for the SEE Program and the NOWCC Experienced Worker Program with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (ACES). Most recently, Bridget was the Director of the Western Field Office. Prior to joining NOWCC, Bridget worked for a non-profit environmental organization in Pennsylvania. She has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The George Washington University and an M.P.S. in Strategic Human Resources from The University of Denver. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Denver and the mountains with her husband, children, and rambunctious...

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Delma Johnson, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Delma Johnson, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Delma Hamlett Johnson has been with NOWCC since April 1998. Mrs. Johnson began her career with NOWCC as Payroll/AP Specialist and then was promoted to the responsibilities of processing all Travel Reimbursement/Accounts Payable for the Accounting Department. In 2008 Delma assumed her current responsibilities as Enrollee Personnel Management Specialist for the Eastern Field Office. During her tenure, Mrs. Johnson has witnessed the growth of NOWCC and now strives to provide the utmost in customer service to NOWCC Enrollees and clients.

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Laura Melton, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Laura Melton, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Laura Melton works as Enrollee Personnel Management Specialist for South Central Field Operations in Dallas, Texas. She joined the company in late 2004 after having spent 15 years as a human resources generalist in the energy, software, retail, and insurance industries. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from New York University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. With diverse responsibilities in the SEE and ACES Programs, Ms. Melton enjoys having the opportunity to interact with talented program participants across the U.S.

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Linda Farina, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Linda Farina, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Linda Farina works as the Enrollee Personnel Management Specialist for South Central Field Operations in Dallas, TX. She joined the company as a temporary employee in August, 2009. Prior to that, she spent 33 years in the Human Resources field managing benefits and compensation and, earlier in her career, as a human resource generalist in the retail and manufacturing industries. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Michigan and a Master of Industrial Relations from Michigan State University. Linda enjoys supporting the South Central Field Office and having the opportunity to interact with SEE enrollees and monitors throughout the South Central...

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Liz Soch, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Liz Soch, Recruiter/Program Specialist

Liz Soch works part time as an Recruiter/Program Specialist in the South Central Field Office.   She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Texas at Arlington.   Before joining NOWCC in 2016, Liz was a Social Studies teacher in a public high school.  She retired after 30 years of teaching Social Studies.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, reading, and working in her garden.   

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