Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office
Division of Leadership and Practice
Sharon English Holmes received a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from North Carolina Central University in Durham in 1990. She began her Government career in 1991 as an Auditor for the USDA Office of the Inspector General, evaluating programs for the USDA to ensure that they were in compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations. She traveled internationally to assess the US meats, fruits and vegetable importation program. In addition, she reviewed the National School Lunch Program, National Food Stamp Program, and worked on the development of the agency's first Financial Statement Report.
In 1994 she joined the Department of Justice as an Accountant for the Office of Justice Programs where she was responsible for internal and systems financial reporting. Ms. Holmes received a Performance Award from Vice President Gore for her role in creating and implementing a new paperless payment system for the Office of Justice Program Grantees'. This system was recognized as a success under the Government Performance Reform Act. Ms. Holmes was later promoted to Supervisory Staff Accountant in 1997 and led the Systems and Reporting Branch.
In 1998 she relocated to Atlanta with her family and transferred to the Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General. There she measured several Police Departments' internal controls processes and performed reviews of US Courts Bankruptcies cases.
1999 Ms. Holmes began her career with CDC as a Management Analyst with the National Immunization Program, NIP. She led the Contract and Business Management Team and was responsible for the management of the Data Management Divisions' contracts, grants, task orders, interagency agreements and other funding mechanisms.
In 2000 she was asked to join the Vaccine Safety and Development Office to establish and lead a Contracts and Business Management section. Ms. Holmes served as Co- Project Officer for various contracts ranging from $2 thousand to $16 million dollars to include the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting Program and Vaccine Safety Datalink Program.
In 2004 Ms. Holmes was promoted to Deputy Branch Chief for Administration for the Bacterial Vaccine Branch in NIP where she managed business operations, resources, and coordinated Branch programs and activities.
In 2006 Ms. Holmes joined the Coordinating Center for Terrorism and Preparedness, (COTPER) to establish and lead the Division of Business Services' Evaluation Team. Here she was responsible for establishing and implementing COTPER's Organizational Excellence Assessment Tool (Balance Scorecard), evaluating COTPER's business operations to ensure effectiveness, and developing and implementing policies and procedures. Ms. Holmes represented COTPER as their Diversity Champion and led the CDC Diversity initiative.
Ms. Holmes is a native of Cheverly, MD, and is the mother of 2 sons, Joseph and Trey. She enjoys traveling, cooking, shopping, bowling, listening to music, and watching her sons play little league baseball!
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