Our 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Mina Tana, Senior Financial Analyst

Mina Tana, Senior Financial Analyst

Mina Tana 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...

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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...

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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...

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Tammie Reynolds, Field Coordinator

Tammie Reynolds, Field 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...

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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...

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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...

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Bonnie Calvert, ACES Program Associate

Bonnie Calvert, ACES Program Associate

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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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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Beth Stover, Program Management Specialist

Beth Stover, Program Management Specialist

Beth Stover is an Enrollee Management Specialist for the Western Field Office of NOWCC since March 2015.  Beth is retired from the Federal Government with over 35 years of experience in Administrative and Human Resources positions.   Beth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Boise State University. Beth personally relates to the mission of NOWCC as an experienced professional that wants to continue working and providing value in a progressive organization...

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