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 children.
Human Resources & Administration
Caroline joined NOWCC in 2013 as Director of Human Resources. She leads NOWCC’s human resources strategy of people development and driving a high performance organization.
Prior to joining NOWCC, she served in human resources leadership roles at Amylin Pharmaceuticals and CVS. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). Ms. Espree is a Founding Member of Prince William Society of Human Resources Management, Inc. and served on the Board of Directors.
Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University.
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.
In July 2016, Ms. Bolton became the Benefits Administrator. Her goals are to provide excellent customer service and ensure that everyone gets paid on time.
George Thompson joined NOWCC in 1998, shortly after the Company’s inception. As the company has grown from its early days so, too, have Mr. Thompson’s responsibilities.
Today his title is Operations Specialist and he directly supports the Director of Human Resources and the CEO, while ensuring that the office is well maintained and that all staff members have the equipment needed to do their jobs efficiently. When it comes to questions about office supplies, equipment or food, George is the “go to” person for NOWCC.
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 Controller 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 years.
Elizabeth Azizi joined NOWCC in 2009 as Staff Accountant and was promoted to Senior Accountant in January 2010. Prior to joining NOWCC, Ms. Azizi worked for Fannie Mae for five years as Financial Analyst in both the Single Family & Multi Family Divisions.
In her current position, Ms. Azizi concentrates most of her efforts in financial reporting for NOWCC. She holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting and is currently a candidate for a Certified Public Accountant license. Ms. Azizi appreciates the motivational atmosphere at NOWCC because it encourages staff members to make individual contributions to Company goals.
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 excellence.
Mina Tana joined NOWCC as Grants Accountant in May 2016. She brings to NOWCC considerable experience and expertise in Finance and Accounting functions along with outstanding leadership, teamwork, organizational, and customer service skills. Mina is a graduate of George Washington University with a Master of Science degree in Project Management and is currently pursuing an MBA at George Washington University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from Kotak Science & MVM Science College.
Mina has over 25 years of experience working with financial management, budgeting and forecasting, process improvement, audit, profitability analysis, and operational effectiveness. She recently served as a Financial Consultant at NTCA (National Telephone Cooperative Association). Mina also worked 17 years at the American Red Cross as a Finance Supervisor, Senior Lead Financial Analyst, and Senior Financial Analyst. Prior to her service at the American Red Cross, Mina served as the Accounting Manager at Gannett Offset.
Lynelli McKenzie joined NOWCC as Accounts Payable Specialist in July 2016, following a 6-month temp-to-hire assignment. Ms. McKenzie brings to NOWCC considerable experience and expertise in high volume Accounts Payable along with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong work ethic. Lynelli attended Troy State University in Dothan, AL.
Prior to being a temp-to-hire, Lynelli worked as an Accounts Payable/Purchasing Specialist at Deepwater Corrosion in Houston, Texas before relocating back to the Washington, DC area. Ms. McKenzie also worked two years as a Contractor for Honeywell Technology Solutions in Bagram, Afghanistan and enjoyed her time working in dual roles as a Staff Accountant/Office Manager at the nonprofit Lincolnia Education Foundation.
Fannie Walker joined NOWCC in 2008 as a Payroll Specialist. In March of 2010, Ms. Walker accepted a position with the Eastern Field Staff as ACES Recruiter/Specialist which she held until September 2014 when she accepted a newly created posiiton as a Deputy Payroll Coordinator. Prior to joining NOWCC, she spent 30 years in the utilities industry.
Ms. Walker holds an AA degree in Business Management from Prince George’s Community College and a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Strayer University.
Aleth Almelor joined NOWCC in October 2010 as Payroll Specialist. Prior to working at NOWCC, she worked for an international logistics company as a payroll coordinator.
Ursula joined NOWCC as a Payroll Specialist on February 1, 2016. She has 9 years of Payroll experience working in the nonprofit, healthcare and global logistics industries.
Ursula has a Bachelor's of Science in English from the University of Montana and obtained her Fundamental Payroll Certification (FPC) in 2008. She takes pride in meeting deadlines and providing excellent customer service. In her free time, Ursula likes to travel and participate in 5k walks for charity. Ursula is delighted to be a part of the NOWCC family.
Program Management & Operations
Barbara Bronislawska-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.
Pamela Lewis began working at NOWCC in 2010 on part-time basis before joining the staff full-time 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.
Bridget Farley has been with NOWCC since 2008 and currently serves as the Director of the Western Field Office. She supports the SEE Program with the Environmental Protection Agency for Regions 8, 9 and 10, as well as the ACES Program with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service for the western part of the U.S .
Prior to working with NOWCC, Bridget was an Education Coordinator for a non-profit environmental organization in Pennsylvania. She earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The George Washington University and a Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Human Resources from The University of Denver. In her spare time she enjoys exploring Denver and the mountains with her husband, Conor, their son Benjamin, and rambunctious dog, Rufus.
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 NOWCCfield 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.
Eastern Field Office (Arlington, VA)
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.
South Central Field Office (Dallas, TX)
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 fairly diverse responsibilities in the SEE and ACES Programs, Ms. Melton enjoys her interaction with the talented program participants in many different areas of the U.S.
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 states.
Liz Soch works part time as an Enrollee Personnel Management 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 travelling, reading, and working in her garden.
Western Field Office (Lakewood, CO)
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 such as NOWCC.
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 has worked as a SEE Enrollee Administrative Assistant for the past seven years at the EPA National Investigations Enforcement Center office in Denver.