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UPPCC Board of Examiners

The UPPCC Board of Examiners are the gatekeepers for the examinations. The members of the BOE collectively provide subject matter expertise in the development of content for the examinations. The members of the BOE are also responsible for providing similar expertise in the evaluation of matters relating to certification, recertification and revocation.

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The BOE is comprised of 20 total members split into two sub-committees, the CPPO Team and the CPPB Team led by a single Chair of the full BOE. The Chair serves a dual role on the BOE as both a member of the BOE - CPPO Team and as Chair 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 10 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 Procurement Officials (CAPPO), Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), National Association for Educational Procurement (NAEP), and National Procurement Institute (NPI). Two additional members are recommended by the Canadian Public Procurement Council (CPPC) and 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 in representing

Members


Currently Vacant


E-mail:
Representing: NAEP
Team Appointment: CPPO
Service Term: 2016 - 2018 


Currently Vacant


E-mail:
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Service Term: 2017 - 2019


Cheral Manke, CPPO, CPPB


Contracts, Procurement & Risk Management
E-mail: cheral.manke@des.wa.gov
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 6/2017 - 2019


Currently Vacant


E-mail: 
Representing: NASPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving xx Term as a Member:


Karen Main, CPPO, CPPB


Retired
Formerly: Pinellas County Sheriff's Office 
E-mail: kmmkaren@yahoo.com
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPO 
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2019 - 2021


Ginger Line, CPPB


Senior Contract Procurement Analyst
E-mail: Ginger.line@njpacoop.org 
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2019 - 2021


Jackie Watkins, CPPO, CPPB


Retired
Formerly: Department of Military Affairs, Division of Facilities 
E-mail: mwatkins845@hotmail.com
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2017 - 2019


Rachael Vejraska, CPPB


Procurement Manager
Tulsa Public Schools
E-mail: vejrara@tulsaschools.org
Representing: NIGP
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 6/2017 - 2019


Adrian Brown, JD, CPPO, CPPB


Chief Procurement Officer
City of Palo Alto, CA
E-mail: adrian.brown@cityofpaloalto.org
Representing: CAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2019 - 2021


Currently Vacant


E-mail:
Representing: CAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving xx Term as a Member:


Carrie Mathes, CPPO, CPPB


Procurement Administrator
Orange County BOCC
E-mail: carrie.woodell@ocfl.net
Representing: FAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 2nd Term as a Member: 2019 - 2021


Currently Vacant


E-mail:
Representing: FAPPO
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving xx Term as a Member:


Jim Tillman, Jr., CPPO


Purchasing Manager
City of Port Orange
E-mail: jtillman@port-orange.org
Representing: NPI 
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 2019 - 2021


Don Greene, CPPO, CPPB


Retired
Formerly: New York State Office of General Services 
E-mail: ndjuggler32@gmail.com
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 2nd Term as a Member: 2017 - 2019


Diane Seaton, CPPO, CPPB


Contracts Manager
City of Portland
E-mail: diane.seaton@portlandoregon.gov
Representing: NPI
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving 1st Term as a Member: 6/2019 - 2022


Francois Emond, CPPO


Purchasing Coordinator
Ville de Levis
Levis, QC - Canada
E-mail: certification@uppcc.org
Representing: CPPC
Team Appointment: CPPO
Serving as a Member Since: 2018


Stephanie Dion, CPPB


Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Manitoba Hydro
Winnipeg, MB - Canada
E-mail: stephaniedion@yahoo.ca
Representing: CPPC
Team Appointment: CPPB
Serving as a Member Since: 2018


Asad Chughtai, CPPO, CPPB



Purchasing Services Director
Corporation of the City of Vaughan
Vaughan, ON - Canada
E-mail: asad.chughtai@vaughan.ca
Representing: CPPC
Team Assignment: CPPB
Serving as a Member Since: 2012


Jelena Maric, CPPO


Team Lead-Procurement and Insurance and Risk 
City of Airdrie 
Airdrie, AB - Canada

E-mail: jelena.maric@airdrie.ca
Representing: CPPC
Team Assignment: CPPO
Serving as a Member Since: 2017