Meet Our People

Meet Our People - Chenega Professional & Technical Services, LLC

At Chenega Professional & Technical Services, LLC (CPTS), our personnel are our greatest asset. We are recognized for our exceptional employees whose creativity, innovation, and dedication consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. Learn more about some of CPTS’ employees in CPTS – Staff Profiles.

Kelly W.
Senior Health Communications Specialist
Georgia

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Leanna H.
Lab Support Technician
Maryland

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“I like that I get to work with many different people and programs throughout the Agency [CDC].”


Kelly W.

Senior Health Communications Specialist

Georgia

Education

Clemson University

Bachelor of Science, Marketing


Spotlight on Kelly…

"I have more than 13 years of experience working in the federal sector with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I also have six years of experience working in the private sector developing marketing and communications for nonprofit and government sectors, nationally recognized communications campaigns with emphasis on evaluation, and special programs. Through my extensive social, interactive, and traditional media expertise, I have established a track record of effective communications deliverables receiving consistently high performance ratings. I have developed messages and materials and implemented strategic communications plans and campaigns for a variety of organizations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, including large retailers, telecommunications service providers, and federal public health organizations."


When I am not at work …

"Outside the office I enjoy spending time with my husband, John, and my kids, Whitney (age seven) and Davis (age four). We like to get out of the house and explore Atlanta, including the many festivals, parks, and special events our city has to offer, which make for a fun-filled family weekend. We also spend time at the beach and cheering for Clemson football."


Working with CPTS …

"I would say that I did not choose CPTS, but CPTS chose me. I was already working as a contractor with the CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) when CPTS assumed the contract. However, if I had had the choice I would have done my research and been very happy to have chosen CPTS. They have proven to be a great company to work for while being a contractor."


Work role and expertise …

"I am a Senior Health Communications Specialist for the OSTLTS. I serve as the lead support for OSTLTS’s Director and research, write, edit, and handle production of communications, talking points, and presentations for the Director and other OSTLTS leadership. I participate in the planning and execution of the CDC/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting and Biannual CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Session and Health Official Orientation meetings. I also serve as the Senior Media Relations Contact, working closely with CDC’s Office of Communication and OSTLTS staff to develop, clear, and disseminate timely information, new reports and recommendations, and other important information to traditional and social media contacts."


What I look forward to each day …

"OSTLTS works closely on certain projects with the Office of the Director of CDC and it is rewarding to see some of the products, such as a quote, presentation, or report on the nightly news or in other news media outlets."


Why I would recommend working for Time Solutions …

"My advice is to find a position that you think you will enjoy and be good at doing, and then use Time Solutions as the wonderful tool they are to navigate the contracting process."


“Just about every day brings something new. I’m always being pulled into new projects or meetings, and I feel like my expertise is very valued.”


Leanna H.

Lab Support Technician

Maryland

Education

SUNY Brockport

Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry


Spotlight on Leanna …

"I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from SUNY Brockport in New York. Immediately after this, I enrolled in the University of Maryland’s graduate school and received my Master of Science in Biochemistry in 2016. During my undergraduate education, I was involved in research that examined the effects of the cell environment on DNA/RNA hybrid duplexes. For my master’s research project, I worked primarily with RNA structural studies."


When I am not at work …

"I enjoy being a tourist in my own city, exploring and re-exploring the bustling downtown."


Working with Time Solutions/Chenega …

"Initially, I simply found a position that I was interested in and applied. Then, through every step of the interview and hiring process, Chenega was so responsive and transparent that I grew to adore the company before my start date was even established."


Work role and expertise …

"I’m a Laboratory Support Technician supporting a federal agency with pharmaceutical research projects and daily department operations. Topics of interest in our research endeavors include drug stability, biopharmaceutics, and drug delivery."


What I look forward to each day …

"Just about every day brings something new. I’m always being pulled into new projects or meetings, and I feel like my expertise is very valued. I also appreciate the many opportunities to expand my repertoire of research skills; training a new person on an instrument is never seen as a burden."


My advice if you want to work for Time Solutions/Chenega …

"Find a job opportunity that you’re interested in and pour all your effort into it. The company is so supportive that you won’t want to be second best when representing Chenega."