Milton Brown, MS
Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Milton Brown became Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of 10 major operating divisions of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in June 2013.
As CFO, Milton provides leadership for the agency's budgetary and accounting initiatives. In addition, he ensures that CDC accomplishes its public health mission through agency-wide fiscal accountability and oversight, and supports CDC's public health mission to "save money through prevention" by ensuring appropriate fiscal stewardship of the tax payer dollar while CDC accomplishes its activities in the areas of disease research, prevention, and early detection.
Milton is committed to leading the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) in the following strategic focus areas:
• Supporting CDC's Centers, Institute, and Offices (CIOs) through fiscal stewardship, financial strategy, and high-quality customer service.
• Promoting the "One OCFO" concept by supporting and developing our employees.
Milton has 37 years of extensive experience government-wide. He began his federal career as an Intern for Senator Lawton Chiles. From 1976 to 1983, he served as an Accountant with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy (DOE). From 1983 to 1986, he served as Chief, Reports and Accounting Section with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). From 1986 to 2000, Milton held a number of leadership positions with DOE, including Chief, Accounting Operations and Analysis Section; Chief, Funds Control Section; Chief, Program Support Branch; Chief, Internal Analysis Branch; and Director, Program Liaison Division. From 2000 - 2008, he served as Director, Office of Financial Services with EPA, and provided leadership and direction to EPA's four Finance Centers located throughout the U.S.
Most recently, Milton served as Deputy CFO at the National Regulatory Commission and established planning, budgeting, and financial management policy and activities for the agency and provided leadership in the formulation, presentation, and execution of the agency's budget.
He received an M.S. in Public Financial Management from American University and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida. He enjoys cooking at home and sampling new restaurants…and, of course, eating the tasty creations from both places!
Kalwant S. (Kevin) Smagh
Title: Director, Office of Finance and Accounting and Deputy CFO
Kevin Smagh joined CDC's Office of the CFO in 2012 as the Deputy Director for Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Kevin brings more than two decades of federal financial management experience to CDC. Previously, he was the Director of Financial Management at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center for the U.S. Air Force.
Kevin began civil service in 2008 after completing 20 years of Air Force active duty in finance and administration. He has commanded two Air Force squadrons, with responsibility for operations in financial services, budget, cost analysis, accounting, audit and acquisition, and served as the assistant to the U.S. Air Force Comptroller at the Pentagon. The organizations he led earned awards and recognition from the Department of Defense Comptroller in 2011 and the USAF as the Air Force's Financial Management and Comptroller Organization of the Year in 2007.
Kevin has a Bachelor's Degree in Management from the U.S. Air Force Academy (1988) and a Master's in Economics from the University of Oklahoma. He is a Certified Defense Financial Manager.
Title: Office of Budget, Director and Budget Officer
Sallie Morse joined the Office of the Chief Financial Officer in September, 2013 as the Director of the Office of Budget and the CDC Budget Officer. Sallie brings more than 30 years of federal budgetary and financial management experience to CDC. Previously, she was the Deputy Budget Director at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.
Sallie also served as the Associate Budget Director for the Smithsonian Institution between 2001 and 2011, with responsibility for managing the Smithsonian's non-federal (trust) funds, financial policies, and financial reporting. There she worked with Museum directors and business executives to develop budget strategies to deliver new public programs and education activities, and to promote expanded fund raising opportunities and revenue-generating activities. Prior to the Smithsonian, she was a Budget Examiner with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Comptroller with responsibilities for combatting terrorism, contingency operations, and Department of the Navy operations.
Sallie has a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland, and is a distinguished graduate of the National Defense University's Professional Military Education program.
Title: Deputy Budget Officer
Kathleen Dunlap was named Deputy Budget Officer in September 2013. Prior to accepting this position, she served in a number of budget leadership positions, including acting Budget Officer, and Budget Execution Services Branch Chief supporting a variety of different Centers, Institutes and Offices. Kathleen joined CDC in 2005 as supervisor of FMO's Budget Execution Services activity.
Prior to joining CDC, Kathleen worked for 24 years for the Department of Defense in Georgia and in Washington, D.C. Kathleen started her career as a Presidential Management Intern, working in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Management and Budget and for a United States Senator.
Kathleen has a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Mexico.
Debra Lubar, PhD, MSW
Title: Senior Advisor and Director, Appropriations, Legislation and Formulation Office
Debra Lubar serves as a Senior Advisor to the CFO and as Director of the Appropriations, Legislation and Formulation Office. She recently her PhD from the University of Georgia's School of Social Work.
Debra has served in multiple leadership capacities within CDC, including developing and executing agency-wide legislative and partnership strategies and serving as the Associate Director for Policy at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Debra also served as a senior official with the State of Delaware. There, she led the policy efforts for Department of Health and Social Services, and she served as Director of the Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Debra has earned a PhD at the University of Georgia, holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston University, and an undergraduate degree in human service studies from Cornell University.
Title: Management Officer and Associate Director for the Office of Management Services
Sherry Smallwood serves as Management Officer for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) as well as the Associate Director of the Office of Management Services (OMS). OMS supports OCFO in the areas of human capital management, professional development, administrative services, performance management, communications, and customer service support.
Sherry began her federal career in 1986 as a civilian employee with the Department of Defense, working in the Civilian Personnel Office in Stuttgart, West Germany. When she returned to the United States in 1988, she transitioned from the personnel career field to the procurement field with the Department of the Army's National Guard Bureau, and several years later with the Department of the Navy's Office of Naval Research. In 1995, Sherry joined CDC and served in a variety of positions within CDC's Procurement and Grants Office (PGO), including Branch Chief supporting the Center for Global Health, National Center for Environmental Health, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and National Center for Injury Prevention. In 2012, Sherry served as the Acting Deputy Director for Grants in PGO and was responsible for oversight of the award and monitoring of all CDC grants and cooperative agreements.
Sherry has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from North Georgia College and State University. She has a Level III Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting, a Federal Acquisition Certification for Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR), and a Certificate of Mastery in Grants Management.
- Page last reviewed: January 8, 2014
- Page last updated: January 8, 2014
- Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention