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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Jon S.
Public Health Advisor
Atlanta, GA

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Jacqui B.
Health Communications Specialist
Georgia

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Peggy L.
Contracts Specialist III
Albuquerque, NM

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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."

“I enjoy knowing that my work contributes to the betterment of health across the globe.”


Jon S.

Public Health Advisor

Georgia

Education

Howard University

Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Sciences


Spotlight on Jon …

"I am a graduate of Howard University, and my major was Nutrition Sciences. I’ve successfully applied the knowledge gained in this program to various public health projects throughout my career.  I’m proud to have supported programs with Anne Arundel Department of Health, Clermont County Health District and Centers for Disease Control."


When I am not at work …

"I enjoy spending time with family and friends, listening to music and various outdoor activities such as: grilling, walking at the park, and motorcycling (street and dirt)."


Working with Time Solutions/Chenega …

"I appreciate the flexibility that Chenega offers to balance work and life activities."


Work role and expertise …

"I’m a Public Health Advisor/Management Analyst with CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). I support the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) as a member of the training and education team."


What I look forward to each day …

"I enjoy knowing that my work contributes to the betterment of health across the globe."


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

"Working for Chenega Professional and Technical Services is like the “best of both worlds” for me. I work for a top-notch contracting agency that placed me in a world renowned public health agency (CDC). It doesn’t get any better than this!"

"I always finish writing a story feeling inspired by the associate’s enthusiasm and good work they are doing out in the world.”


Jacqui B.

Health Communications Specialist

Georgia

Education

San Diego State University

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism


Spotlight on Jacqui …

"I have a bachelor of arts in journalism, with a minor in English, from San Diego State University (SDSU) in California, and a master’s in multimedia design from the University of Sydney’s Sydney College of the Arts (SCA) in Sydney, Australia.

I’ve been a communications professional since before graduating from SDSU in 1992. At SDSU, I was a features writer (reporter) for our university’s newspaper, The Daily Aztec, which served 40,000+ student body. My favorite article as a student reporter was on the power of pheromones. In the years since that time, I have worked as a PR director for a flower grower, copywriter for Petco, web copywriter for Iomega (the zip drive people), a writer-editor for the CDC, and a communications manager for the Bureau of Land Management in DC. The common thread with all of my jobs has been information sharing and story-telling."


When I am not at work …

"I am working to get my Golden Retriever, Ellie, certified by Happy Tails in Atlanta, an organization that does therapy visits to elder care facilities and hospitals. Working with dogs runs in my family as my younger brother is a dog trainer with his own business in South Carolina."


Working with Time Solutions/Chenega …

"Chenega was awarded the contract for the group I worked for at CDC in August of 2016, and I knew very little about Chenega until that time. I soon discovered that Chenega was more than just a contracting company that had “absorbed” my group, and instead is an active employer who offers training, employee development, and an employee representative who is present on-site and cares about me."


Work role and expertise …

"I’m a health communications specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA. As such, I assist leadership in developing presentations, communication materials, and briefings; participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of communication and marketing plans and digital media strategies for several CDC public health programs, including the Public Health Associate Program (PHAP); review and provide substantive and editorial feedback on fact sheets, web content, presentations, reports, manuscripts, talking points, and other communication materials; and develop content for customer websites and social media channels."


What I look forward to each day …

"I love supporting CDC’s Public Health Associate Program (PHAP). This unique program is a competitive, two-year, paid training experience with the CDC. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories to gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. It’s an incredible opportunity and a highly competitive program, so I really enjoy promoting the work these associates do through the feature stories I write. There are two kinds of stories: PHAPshots, which allow associates to tell their stories—through images and words—about their favorite public health project to date, and PHAP at Work stories, which highlights the impact associates can have on improving the public’s health. I always finish a story feeling inspired by the associate’s enthusiasm and good work they are doing out in the world."

“I thrive in a culture that is fostering a sense of tradition, is values based and is justice-driven.”


Peggy L.

Contracts Specialist III

New Mexico

Education

University of New Mexico

Bachelor of Arts, Economics


Spotlight on Peggy …

"I have a BA in Economics from the University of New Mexico.  I also earned two certificates through my professional organization:  Certified Professional Contract Manager (CPCM) and Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)."

"I started my 30+ years in the government contracts arena with the Department of Defense.  After 12 years, I transitioned in to the private sector administering Government contracts for Defense Contractors.  I have worked on all types of Government contracts from cradle to grave.  Some of the most interesting work I have supported required a Top Secret clearance."


When I am not at work …

"I like to do home improvement projects.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I really enjoy it when they want to lend their expertise (and/or labor) to my projects!   I recently got my first dog, a Black Lab mix, so I also spend a lot of time with her on walks and at the park."


Working with Chenega …

"I transitioned to Chenega as an incumbent from another Contractor.  I was familiar with Chenega’s reputation at Kirtland AFB and was very pleased when it was announced that they would be the new contractor.   The transition to Chenega did not disappoint.  The leadership and human resources were very professional and welcoming."


Work role and expertise …

"I am a Contracts Specialist III and I support the Construction Management Team at the NNSA. I assist the NNSA on contract closeout procedures and cost-type contract closeout procedures. I also provide acquisition support functions to include pre-solicitation, solicitation, post-award, and administration functions."


What I look forward to each day …

"I really enjoy the people here, both the federal employees and my Chenega colleagues.  It is a good group of talented people.  I have the opportunity to learn and grow while building on my foundation of skills and experiences.  I like it here because I can do my best work in an environment where the people around me are respectful, supportive, results-oriented and busy.  I thrive in a culture that is fostering a sense of tradition, is values based and is justice-driven.  I feel I am valued by our Government customer, Chenega leadership and, in particularly, my supervisor."