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NCMA Boston Chapter Officers

Sheralyn Fallon | President – president@ncmaboston.org

Sheralyn Fallon is the Manager of Subcontracts at The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. in Cambridge, MA.  She has 15+ yrs. of contracts management-related experience, with a focus on acquisition in a Department of Defense environment, with direct responsibility for Contracts, Subcontracts and Procurement.

Ms. Fallon holds a BS and an MBA from Boston University and a Master Certification in Procurement & Contracting from the University of Virginia.  She has earned NCMA’s CFCM and CPCM certifications and is an Honor Graduate alumni of 2016 NCMA Contracts Leadership Development Program (CMLDP).

Paul Leuchte | 1st Executive Vice President  – 1st@ncmaboston.org

Paul has over 25 years of wide-ranging contract management experience in the military and commercial environments, both domestic and international. Currently, Paul is the Director-Government Contracts at Mercury Systems, Inc. Previously, he served as both Senior Contracts Manager and FSO supporting iRobot Corporation’s Defense Unit. Prior experience includes being the Contracts lead at an international business and litigation consulting firm, and the Contracts/Business lead for a contractor at the DOT/Volpe Center supporting the Acquisition Division. Paul proudly served for 23 years with the MA Air National Guard retiring as the First Sergeant of the 567th AF Band where he also performed on Trumpet, French Horn, and led the marching and ceremonial units as Drum Major.

Paul holds a MBA/Acquisitions & Contracts from Western New England University and a BA/Political Science from Bridgewater State University. He recently earned the CPCM certification. He is also certified by the NCMS (NISPOM Professional Association) as an Industrial Security Professional (ISP).!st

Lorrie Baines | Treasurer – treasurer@ncmaboston.org

Lorrie Baines is a federal acquisition professional with 10 years’ experience with Government Procurement. Currently, Ms. Baines is a Branch Chief with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service Area Office East, Network Contracting Office 1 – New England, and is responsible for the management of a procurement staff of 11 geographically separated contracting officers and specialist responsible for annual appropriations budget of $40 Million. Prior to her career in procurement, Ms. Baines worked as a senior auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

Ms. Baines holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. She has earned a CPCM NCMA Certification.

Arthur Langford | Co-VP of Programs – programs@ncmaboston.org

Arthur Langford is Sr. Manager, Contracts Lead for Medium Range Air Defense programs with Raytheon Company in Burlington, MA. Arthur has held leadership positions for domestic and international contracts pursuits and program execution in defense & electronics and professional services industries. Arthur in 2019 completed a fifth overseas assignment where he lived in Muscat, Oman and served as Commercial Lead and Deputy GM for Raytheon Oman branch. Prior experience includes assignments living in Saudi Arabia and former Soviet Union supporting INF and START Treaties and Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction bilateral agreements.

Arthur holds a BA in Business from American InterContinental University, a JD from Massachusetts School of Law, an LL.M in Int’l Business Law from Boston University School of Law, and studied Russian Language at George Mason and Moscow State universities. He holds an Executive Education Certificate in Leadership & Influence from Babson College, and is a Certified Contract & Commercial Management Expert with IACCM.

Diana Laurent | Co-VP of Programs – programs@ncmaboston.org

My passion for human development and connection can be traced back to my pre-professional days. From yearbook committee and class treasurer in High School to the creation and implementation of the Community Development and Social Action Club in Business School, I have been on the human development path from the start. Why? I like bringing people together and get them excited about the things that excite me. Outside of the office, I am interested in facilitating human liaison and professional development through Networking. As Co-VP of Programs for NCMA, my diverse background in the legal and non-profit sectors before entering Federal Service, will allow me to bring people together to foster connection through a robust schedule of monthly program events.

I have a BA in Justice Studies from Cambridge College, a JD from Massachusetts School of Law, and a MBA from Hult International Business School. I am licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.  Being fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole, I am an avid Juvenile Justice Rights activist and fiercely committed to the protection and promotion of human rights and human dignity in America and Worldwide. In my spare time, I volunteer as youth ministry director providing leadership, care, and advice to teenagers, second-generation immigrant teenagers, and their families from Boston and the surrounding communities. 

 

 

 

Jeremiah Herr | VP of Programs – programs@ncmaboston.org

Jeremiah Herr has been serving as an Active Duty Military Officer in Air Force Contracting for the last two years. Currently working in agile software development for all the major aircraft platforms in the United States Air Force. He is leading and building teams as his large organization transitions from a waterfall development process to an agile sprint process with release on customer demand while staying in cadence with the Developmental and Operational Testing organizations. Previously, Mr. Herr served 16 years as a Special Warfare Operator calling in Air Strikes with some of the most elite units in the United States Military and with foreign partners. He has participated in many combat operations, to include the invasion to Iraq in 2003. His previous experience adds invaluable real world representation for all end users in large acquisition organizations such as Air Force Material Command and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Mr. Herr holds a Masters in Business Management from Ashford University.

Pamela Dubrey | Co-VP of Programs – programs@ncmaboston.org

 

Jordan Oravetz | Advancing Professional Chair – apchair@ncmaboston.org

Jordan is a Jordan Oravetz is the Chair of Professional Advancement with NCMA Boston. Jordan is a Boston-area native and currently serves as a Vendor Management Specialist and Buyer at the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, MA. Previously, Jordan supported Draper’s National Security and Space Programs as a Contracts Administrator. Prior to her time at Draper, Jordan was a contractor supporting the C3I Infrastructure Division at Hanscom AFB, MA. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys traveling and is a frequent visitor to CorePower Yoga. 

Geoff Merritt | VP of March Workshops – marchworkshop@ncmaboston.org

Geoff Merritt is a Director in the Industry Specialty Services Group at BDO with a focus on Government Contracts. This group of over 100 professionals provides unique business solutions to organizations across a wide array of industries including government contracting, life sciences, nonprofit, manufacturing, technology, and construction among others.

He has over 10 years of professional finance experience with a focus on Government Finance & Compliance in the Aerospace & Defense sectors. Geoff has held management positions with small and mid-sized divisions of large corporations overseeing compliance matters relating to FAR, CAS, TINA, and Government Business System controls. Geoff received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and earned his MBA and MSA from Bentley University.

Ian Greene | VP of March Workshops – marchworkshop@ncmaboston.org

 

Mike Gauthier | VP of Education – education@ncmaboston.org

Mike Gauthier currently serves as a Team Lead in the Contracting Services Department at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He provides oversight, direction, and leadership to a highly skilled team of contracts professionals in accordance with FAR, DFARS, and MITLL policies and procedures. He is also an Adjunct Faculty Member at Brandeis University Rabb School of Continuing Studies (Division of Graduate Professional Studies) teaching Negotiation, Procurement & Contract Management, and Project Management in the Government. Previous to MITLL and Brandeis, he was the Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Woburn, Procurement Analyst for City of Somerville and worked for many years servicing the Federal and State Governments as a contractor.

He is certified as a Massachusetts Certified Public Purchasing Official (MCPPO), a Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM), a Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM), a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) . He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College, a Master’s in Public Administration at Framingham State University, and trained extensively at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Gauthier was a presenter at the 2016 NCMA World Congress and 2015 March Workshop. He is a published author in NCMA and Massachusetts Office of the Inspector General publications.

Anthony Hugar | VP of Membership – membership@ncmaboston.org

Anthony is a Contracts Administrator at Draper serving on the National Security and Space Team.  Prior to joining Draper he was the Director for Themis Bar Review’s New England region.  While he works primarily in government contracting now, he has a CCCM and years of experience working with commercial contracts, business organizations, and real estate.  Anthony is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth and a 2014 graduate of Suffolk University Law School.  He is a native of Western Pennsylvania and is an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Aram Smith | VP of Administration – administration@ncmaboston.org

Aram Smith is a Manager of Business Development and Market Capture at Copper River Cyber Solutions. Copper River is an Alaskan Tribally Owned 8(a) focusing on federal cyber defense IT infrastructures and delivering advanced managed services for secure, scalable architectures.  Aram has over 10 years in the Government Contracting and Professional Services delivery industry supporting multiple Defense and Civilian customers. Aram served as Director of Services at Copper River and other management positions. Prior to Copper River, Aram supported multiple programs under the US Air Force C3I&N with Booz Allen Hamilton.

Marsha Cervantez | Awards and Fellows – awards@ncmaboston.org

Marsha Cervantez is a federal acquisition professional with 23 years’ experience with the Government and Defense Industry. Currently, Ms. Cervantez is a Sr. Principal Contracts Manager for General Dynamics Mission Systems, responsible for the development and negotiation of domestic and international business engagements. Previously, Ms. Cervantez served 11 years as a Contracting Officer for the US Air Force. Ms. Cervantez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Arizona. Ms. Cervantez has been an active NCMA member of both the Saguaro and Boston Chapters throughout her career. She has held the positions of Saguaro Chapter VP of Education, Boston Chapter VP of Programs, VP of Administration, and President.  In addition to her current position as Awards Chair, Ms. Cervantez is proud to service as NCMA Boston’s Chairman of the Board.  “I believe in cultivating a rich, diverse, and integrated professional contracting community equipped to devise solutions for today’s and tomorrow’s acquisition challenges—we are stronger together.”