UPPCC Board of Examiners (BOE) Members

The responsibility of the UPPCC Board of Examiners is to collectively provide expertise for the consistent development of the UPPCC certification examinations and provide expertise in the evaluation of and decisions on matters relating to certification, recertification and revocation.

The BOE is composed of 18 total members split into two sub-committees, the CPPO Team and the CPPB Team led by the Chairman of the full BOE. The Chairman serves a dual role on the BOE as both a member of the BOE - CPPO Team and as Chairman of the BOE. The CPPO Team is responsible for test development activities relating only to the CPPO program only while the CPPB Team is responsible for test development activities relating only to the CPPB program. CPPO Team members must at minimum be currently certified as a CPPO and CPPB Team members must at minimum be currently certified as a CPPB.

Each sub-committee is composed of 9 members; 2 members each recommended by NIGP and NASPO and appointed by the UPPCC Governing Board. Additional sub-committee members include one recommended member from each of the following collegial organizations and appointed by the UPPCC Governing Board; California Association of Public Purchasing Officers (CAPPO), Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers (FAPPO), National Association for Educational Procurement (NAEP), and National Procurement Institute (NPI). One additional member representing the Canadian Federal Government is appointed by the Governing Board.

UPPCC Board of Examiner (BOE) members serve three-year terms and can serve a maximum of 3 consecutive terms. If you are currently UPPCC certified and want to review the service qualifications, please review the UPPCC Board of Examiners Position Description and the UPPCC Conflict of Interest & Confidentiality Statement for an in-depth description of this rewarding volunteer role and its various responsibilities. If you meet the qualifications and are sincerely passionate about promoting and enhancing your profession, please contact the current UPPCC Governing Board Chair or the chief executive officer of the organization for which you are interested.

2015 UPPCC Board of Examiners (BOE) Members

Chair

Denise K. Finn, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB
Associate Director, Purchasing Division 
University of Kentucky 
E-mail: denise.finn@uky.edu
Representing: NAEP
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 2nd Term as Chair: 2013-2015 
Serving 3rd Term as a Member: 2013-2015

Members

Brenda Thielen Willard, CPPO, CPPB
Formerly with the State of Minnesota
E-mail: Brendatw007@gmail.com
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 3rd Term as a Member: 2014 - 2016

Kathy McAuley , CPPO, CPPB 
Purchasing Team Leader 
New York State Office of General Services 
E-mail: kathleen.mcauley@ogs.ny.gov
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2014 - 2016

Gail Carter, CPPB 
State Procurement Analyst 
State Procurement Office
Oregon Deptartment of Administrative Services, State Svs Div 
E-mail: gail.l.carter@state.or.us 
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2013 - 2015

Barbara Grilli, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., FCCM 
Purchasing Manager 
City of St. Petersburg 
E-mail: barbara.grilli@stpete.org
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPO 
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2013 - 2015

Denise "Denni" Baumer, CPPB, C.P.M. 
Formerly Purchasing Manager, Delta Diablo Sanitation District 
E-mail: dennibaumer@gmail.com 
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2013 - 2015

Jackie Watkins, CPPO, CPPB
Administrative Branch Manager
Department of Military Affairs, Division of Facilities 
E-mail: jacqueline.q.watkins.nfg@mail.mil
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 4/2013 - 2016

Carmela Thornton, CPPO, CPPB
Assistant Director 
Office of Administration
Division of Purchasing & Materials Mgmt 
E-mail: carmela.thornton@oa.mo.gov
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 2014 - 2016

Dan Marran, CPPO, C.P.M.
Purchasing Manager
City of Sparks
E-mail: dmarran@cityofsparks.us
Representing: CAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 3rd Term as a Member: 2013 - 2015

Mark B. Logan, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P 
Director of Purchasing 
Cerritos College 
E-mail: mlogan@cerritos.edu
Representing: CAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2014 - 2016

Wendy Geltch, CPPO, CPPB
Retired
Former Director of Purchasing, Polk State College 
E-mail: wgeltch@hotmail.com
Representing: FAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2013 - 2015

Linda Balcombe, CPPO, CPPB 
Directror, Purchasing
Pinellas County School Board 
E-mail: balcombel@pcsb.org
Representing: FAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 8/2012 - 2015

Diane Palmer-Boeck , CPPO, CPPB
Chief Purchasing Officer 
City of Plano 
E-mail: dianep@plano.gov
Representing: NPI
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 2013 - 2015

Don Greene, CPPO, CPPB
Director 
New York State Office of General Services 
E-mail: donald.greene@ogs.ny.gov
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 3/2015 - 2018

Christine Romer, CPPB
Director of Purchasing 
St. Charles Community College 
E-mail: cromer@stchas.edu
Representing: NAEP
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 3/2015 - 2016

Annet Warzwick, CPPB
Sourcing Manager 
Denton County Purchasing 
E-mail: annet.warzwick@dentoncounty.com
Representing: NPI
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 3/2015 - 2016

International Advisors

Dhiraj Chaudhary, CPPO, CPP, MBA
Manager of Purchasing/Contract Services 
City of Vaughan 
E-mail: dhiraj.chaudhary@vaughan.ca
Representing: Canadian Government
Team Assignment: CPPO
Serving as an Advisory Member Since: 2012

Asad Chugtai, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.P., C.P.M. 
Purchasing Services Director 
Corporation of the City of Vaughan 
E-mail: asad.chugtai@vaughan.ca
Representing: Canadian Government
Team Assignment: CPPB
Serving as an Advisory Member Since: 2012