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Office of Acquisition and Grants Management

Melissa Starinsky, Director

Derrick Heard, Deputy Director

Business Operations Staff

Mary Jones, Director

Policy, Quality, Data and Systems Staff

Linda Hook, Director

Acquisition and Grants Group

Jason Vollmer, Director
Division of Grants Management - Mary Beth Greene, Director; Michelle Feagins, Deputy Director
Division of Support Contracts - Carol Sevel, Director
Division of Beneficiary Support Contracts - Debra Hoffman, Director

Acquisition Support Group

Brian Hebbel, Director
Division of Medicare Support Contracts - Brian Hebbel, Acting Director
Division of Quality Contracts - Phyllis Lewis, Director
Division of Program Integrity and Financial Management Contracts - Theresa Schultz, Director

Information Technology Contracts Group

Donald Knode, Director
Division of Information Systems Contracts - Andrew Mummert, Director
Division of Data Center Contracts - Donald Knode, Acting Director
Division of Medicare and Medicaid IT Support Contracts - Lyandra Emmanuel, Director

Medicare Administrative Contracts Group

Juanita Wilson, Director
Division of Eastern Medicare Administrative Contracts - Edward Farmer, Director
Division of Southern Medicare Administrative Contracts - Bridget Rineker, Director
Division of Western Medicare Administrative Contracts - Debra Stidham, Director
Division of Simplified Acquisitions and Interagency Agreements - Jaime Galvez, Director

Audit and Workforce Group

Derrick Heard, Acting Director
Division of Acquisition Workforce Development - Famane Brown, Director
Division of Financial Services - Mark Werder, Director

Functional Statement

  • Serves as the Agency's Head of the Contracting Activity. Plans, organizes, coordinates and manages the activities required to maintain an agency-wide acquisition program.
  • Serves as the Agency's Chief Grants Management Official, with responsibility for all CMS discretionary grants.
  • Ensures the effective management of the Agency's acquisition and grant resources.
  • Serves as the lead for developing and overseeing the Agency's acquisition planning efforts.
  • Develops policy and procedures for use by acquisition staff and internal CMS staff necessary to maintain efficient and effective acquisition and grant programs.
  • Advises and assists the Administrator, senior staff, and Agency components on acquisition and grant related issues.
  • Plans, develops, and interprets comprehensive policies, procedures, regulations, and directives for CMS acquisition functions.
  • Represents CMS at departmental acquisition and grant forums and functions, such as the Executive Council on Acquisition and the Executive Council for Grants Administration Policy.
  • Serves as the CMS contact point with HHS and other Federal agencies relative to grant and cooperative agreement policy matters.
  • Coordinates and/or conducts training for contracts and grant personnel, as well as project officers in CMS components.
  • Develops agency-specific procurement guidelines for the utilization of small and disadvantaged business concerns in achieving an equitable percentage of CMS' contracting requirements.
  • Provides cost/price analyses and evaluations required for the review, negotiation, award, administration, and closeout of grants and contracts. Provides support for field audit capability during the pre-award and closeout phases of contract and grant activities.
  • Develops and maintains the OAGM automated procurement management system. Manages procurement information activities (i.e., collecting, reporting, and analyzing procurement data).