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, he provides leadership for the agency's budgetary and accounting initiatives. In addition, Brown 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.
Brown 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.
Brown 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, Brown 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, Brown 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, Brown 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.
Mr. Brown received a M.S. degree in Public Financial Management from American University and a BS degree 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: Deputy Director, Finance, and Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Smagh joined the Financial Management Office in June, 2012 as the Deputy Director for Finance and Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Smagh 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.
Mr. Smagh began civil service in 2008 after completing 20 years of Air Force active duty in finance and administration. He has commanded 2 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. Organizations he led earned award 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.
Mr. Smagh 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: Acting Deputy Director, Budget, FMO
Kathleen Dunlap is currently acting as the Deputy Director for Budget in FMO. Her permanent position is Branch Chief of Budget Execution Services Branch #2 supporting the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS).
Ms. Dunlap joined CDC in 2005 as a supervisor in FMO's Budget Execution Services activity. Prior to joining CDC, she 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.
Ms. Dunlap has a bachelor's degree in public administration and psychology and earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of New Mexico.
Debra Lubar, PhD, MSW
Title: Director, Appropriations, Legislation and Formulation Office, FMO
Debra Lubar, MSW has joined FMO as a Senior Advisor/ Director for the Appropriations, Legislation and Formulation Office. Debra recently completed a long term education assignment at the University of Georgia's School of Social Work. Prior to this training, she served as the Chief of State Support, Arthritis, Epilepsy, and Quality of Life Branch within CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Debra has held many leadership positions at 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. While a senior official with the State of Delaware, Ms. Lubar led the policy efforts of the state's Department of Health and Social Services. She also served as Director of the state's Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.
Ms. Lubar 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.
- Page last reviewed: December 2, 2013
- Page last updated: December 2, 2013
- Content source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention