Our Trustees

Cindy Higgins, President

 

Cindy joined FEW in 2001 as a member of the Willamette Valley Chapter, which serves members in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. She has held numerous chapter positions, including Secretary, Treasurer, Nominations, and Chapter President.

 

In 2004, she was asked to join the Pacific Northwest Region’s Board of Officers, where she served as Secretary, Regional Representative, and as Regional Manager (2010-2014). In 2020, she ran for Regional Manager and is completing her second term in office.

She joined the FEW Foundation in 2014 and was elected Treasurer in 2016. In 2020, she was elected Presidential and was re elected in 2022 for a second term.

 

In 2017, Cindy retired from Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon, after 28 years of federal service. Her career began in 1983 as a legal secretary, then she joined BPA in 1989 as a personal assistant. She was selected as a Contract Billing Analyst in 2007. In 2016, she filled a Financial Budget Analyst position, where she managed a $120 million budget for the Seattle North Region. Her duties included reviewing and approving over 80 purchase card statements each month.

 

Cindy has become active in genealogy, and her research has proved useful in tracking her family’s genealogy back to Europe in the 1600’s. She is happily married with 2 children, 4 stepchildren, and 2 fabulous grandchildren!

 

She will certainly tell you “Life is great!”

Sue Webster, Vice President

 

Sue Webster was elected as the FEW Foundation for Education and Training Vice President in 2020. Sue has served as an Advisor for the FEW Foundation from 2018-2020. During her tenure, Sue was honored to lead and work with several Foundation members to develop the first FEW Foundation Policy and Procedures Handbook. This handbook provides guidance and procedures for the Foundation.

 

Sue served as the National President of Federally Employed Women (FEW), for two terms – 2008-2010 and 2010-2012. Sue has served in several leadership roles for including Treasurer and Regional Manager of the Great Lakes Region, and on the National Board as the 2001 National Training Program Chair, Vice President for Policy and Planning (two terms), Executive Vice President, National President (two terms), Co-Chair for the 2014 National Event, and the 2017 National Training Program Chair. Sue has served as the Hoosier Hills Chapter Historian during the period of 2018-2020. She was elected as the Great Lakes Regional Treasurer in 2019 and was elected to continue in this role for the 2020-2022 term.

 

Sue is a Diamond Lifetime member of FEW believing in its purpose of working for the advancement of women in government. Sue received the Barbara Boardman Tennant award for outstanding service to FEW in 1995, the Allie Latimer Award for Grassroots services for FEW in 2016, and the National President’s Award in 2017. She was the recipient of the State of Indiana Women’s Commission Torchbearer Award (Volunteerism) for her work for FEW in 2004 and Sue received the esteemed 2011 Lifetime Contribution Award from the City of Bloomington‘s Commission on the Status of Women.

 

With over 40 years of government service, Sue serves as a Contracting Officers Representative in the Information Technology Division, Corporate Operations Department, Crane, Indiana, where she works in the area of contracts.

Margaret Gaulker, Secretary

 

Born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, Maggie graduated from East High School and then attended Northwest Missouri State College (now University) in Maryville, MO, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Vocational Home Economics. She taught school in Vona, CO and then held various other jobs until she joined the Marine Corps in January 1976. After boot camp in Parris Island and Baker’s School at Camp LeJeune, Maggie was stationed at Camp Smith until January 1979.

 

Maggie started her civil service career as a Clerk-Typist at Naval Magazine Lualualei in 1979. She worked at ARD Pearl Harbor, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, PWC Pearl Harbor, G-1 Camp Smith, IRS Milwaukee WI, FICPAC/JICPAC Pearl Harbor (9 years), NIOC Hawaii (also 9 years), and as MCB Hawaii Protocol Officer (7-1/2 years. She retired from federal civil service in January 2015 with over 36 years.

 

Maggie is a lifetime member of Aloha Detachment #363 of the Marine Corps League, where she served as Commandant and helps extensively with the Scholarship Program. She is a Diamond Lifetime member of Federally Employed Women where she served as National Secretary from 2000-2002. In addition, she has served in various FEW Chapter and Regional positions including Region Manager, attending as many Region Training Program as possible.

 

Has served as a volunteer at many of the FEW NTP’s and has served on many NTP committees.

 

Maggie joined the FEW Foundation in July 2016 and took over as the Foundation secretary in April 2017 to present. She has helped with the NTP FEW Foundation Booth and Silent Auction since joining the Foundation. Maggie supports both the UH Women and Men Volleyball Teams and is a staunch Kansas City Royal fan.

 

In her spare time, Maggie likes to read and bake. Maggie is married to John Gaukler (USMC Ret). They have 1 daughter, Mary Gaines, who is a Major in the United States Air Force and stationed at Mountain Home, ID. Maggie lives in Hawaii.

Jennifer "Suzi" Inman, Treasurer

 

Suzi Inman is a Brand Partner for Neora and Vice President of Owensburg, Indiana Delta Theta Tau Sorority. She joined Federally Employed Women (FEW) in 1991 having held different offices and served on several committees at Chapter, Region and National level. She is the immediate past Treasurer for the FEW Foundation for Education and Training.

 

Her first position in FEW was as Vice President of Hoosier Hills Chapter and later held the position of President. Suzi was the Treasurer for Great Lakes Region and was a Great Lakes Region Manager. At National level she was elected Nominations Officer, Vice President for Training and Vice President for Membership and Chapter Organization. Throughout the years she served as National Training Program Chair (NTP), Co-Chair and served on several different committees. Suzi was the National Credential Chair under 2 presidents.

 

Suzi retired from the federal government at Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dec 2017 after 27 years. When she retired she was a Contracting Officer Representative (COR). She started as GS-3 Clerk Typist and moved to Comptroller Department Budget Assistant and Budget Analyst. She worked as a Financial Analyst and a Program Analyst doing Marketing for a line department. She was a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

 

Suzi is married to John and they have 2 adult sons, 1 daughter-in-law and 7 grandchildren. 

Patricia M. Wolfe, Immediate Past President

 

Pat served as Federally Employed Women’s (FEW’s) National President from 2002-2006. She served as Co-Chair of FEW’s 2010 National Training Program in New Orleans, 2008 National Training Program in Anaheim, California, and Chair, 1995 National Training Program in Tacoma, Washington. Pat served as President of FEW’s Foundation for Education and Training from 2016 to 2020 and from 2006-2008.

 

Pat retired from the Headquarters, Department of Homeland Security on December 31, 2010 with 43 years’ service, beginning as a GS-03 and retiring as a GS-15, Contract Specialist. Prior to her assignment at Homeland Security, she worked as a Contracting Officer for the U. S. Department of Treasury in Washington, DC and a personnel staffing technician for the Army Medical Department in Tacoma, Washington.

 

One of her goals after retirement was to be more active in her community, and she has achieved that goal through leadership roles with United Women in Faith, and NARFE (National Association for Active & Retired Employees). She is currently serving as President of Centreville United Women in Faith, Chair of NARFE Northern Virginia Caucus of Chapters, and Secretary/Newsletter Editor of NARFE Dulles Chapter.

 

Pat holds a Bachelor’s Degree from City University, Bellevue, Washington. She is the proud Mom of another federal employee as her daughter works as an attorney for the Department of Justice.

Ann Garber, Trustee

Jan Castor, Trustee

 

Jan is a Diamond member of FEW of which she has been a member of since October 1990.  In 2002-2004 she served as the Western Regional Manager and is currently serving as Chapter President for her Chapter and currently serving as the Western Region Treasurer of which she has served in this position many times in the past. She is also currently serving as the Regions Award Chairperson.

 

In past years and currently has served in various positions in her Chapter, Region, as RTP chair, on NTP committees, on committees for various Nation VP’s, served on the 35th FEW Anniversary committee an event held in Washington, D.C. served on the banquet committee for the 2013 July Summit and helped the committee with the 2008 anniversary although not actually on the committee (I provided storage space for items to be sent to prior to NTP and delivered to the hotel in Anaheim, CA). Served on the very first Virtual Leadership summit committee for the FEW National July 2020 event.

 

In September 2009 Jan retired after 32 ½ years working for the Department of Defense (Navy) as a civil service employee. In the Comptroller (financial) arena as a Budget Analysis and in later years as a Business Financial Manager. Performing fiscal planning, develop and formulated segments of the Department of the Navy Depot’s annual budget for upcoming fiscal year(s) both at the overall command and department level. Maintain a constant analysis of current execution year according to the budget and financial plan. Made recommendations when execution is out of alignment to the plan. Inter actions with all levels of military and civilians both written and oral in all financial areas. Responsible for addressing data calls for both manpower and financial, tracing, reconciling budget execution and manpower.

 

Jan is activity involved in Boy Scouts at the District and Council level and volunteers in other areas as needed.

2013 – 2014 Chapter Treasure, National Active and Retired Federal Association (NARFE). Sadly this Chapter had to close its doors in June. Now a member of the San Diego Chapter # 4.

 

For over 23 years has served on the Board of the North Island Association (NIA).   An Organization that lobbied throughout Congress to ensure outstanding performance was noticed and our importance to the war fighter. This was known as “military value” in the BRAC evaluations and it was the most important factor. In May 2014 sadly this organization had to also close its doors.

 

From July 2012 - present. A member of the FEW Foundation, Council of Trustee’s. As a member of this Board I have served as the Nomination/Election Chair, a committee member of the Scholarship Committee and the Bylaws, Policy & Procedures Handbook and Articles of Incorporation Committee.

 

Resides in San Diego, California

 

Cecelia L. Davis, Trustee

 

Cecelia has been a member of Federally Employed Women (FEW) since 1995, and has held various positions at the national, region and chapter levels. She has shown and continues to demonstrate her dedication to the organization and its mission.

 

She currently serves on the FEW Foundation for Education and Training board as a trustee. She also serves as the Bylaws chair, and has been very involved on a number of initiatives important to the FEW Foundation. She served two-terms on FEW’s National Board of Directors as the VP for Congressional Relations and as treasurer for the DC Metro Region. In addition, she served as the LATIMER chapter’s president, treasurer among other offices.

 

Cecelia has received the Chapter Merit Award from the LATIMER Chapter, the Alice Blackburn Regional Award from the DC Metro Region, and the Barbara Boardman Tenant National award.

 

Cecelia retired in 2019 with over 36 years of Federal service. She served as a Senior Procurement Analyst in the Office of Government-wide Policy at the General Services Administration and was responsible for writing and revising Government-wide policy for the Federal Acquisition Regulation and served as a Senior Procurement Analyst on the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council.

 

She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC and a Master of Public Administration from American University, Washington, DC.

Gloria Sherman, Trustee

 

Gloria has been a FEW member since May 1999. She was the National Secretary 2014-2018 and national Webmaster 2018-2022. Her region positions have many including Regional Manager, Webmaster and Secretary.  She is currently Nebraska Heartland President.

 

She retired as the Comptroller for Joint Forces Headquarters, Kansas Army National Guard in Topeka, Kansas in June 2010.  

 

In 1986, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business and received her master’s degree in Business Administration in 1992, both from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.  

 

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Sherman began her military career by enlisting as a Teletype Operator on Active Duty in 1974.  In 1982, she graduated from Officer Candidate School as Distinguished Academic Graduate from the Kansas Military Academy at Salina, Kansas.  Her millitary education includes Finance Officer Basic and Advance Courses,  Combined Armed Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, Information System Security Officer Course, and Defense Decision Support Course.  She maintains her Certified Defense Financial Manager certification.

 

She is a lifetime member of the Association of the United States Army, a perpetual member of the Military Order of the World Wars, a life member of the Association of Military Comptrollers, and a diamond lifetime member of Federally Employed Women, where she was recipient of the Military Meritorious Service Award in 2010.