Leadership Team 2016 - 2017

Conference of Minority Public Administrators aim to provide the organization with a strategic executive committee that yields superior performance. The elected executive committee is made up of dues paying members of COMPA, educators, public servants, and committed individuals who are charged with moving the mission of COMPA forward.

President

Dr. Marc Fudge, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at California State University-Benardino. His research examines the impact information and communication technologies have on public sector performance.

Treasurer

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Dr. Michael Orok, Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, is a nationally recognized academician & public administrator, brings 26 years of work higher education, analysis & institutional effectiveness and accreditation fields experience.

President-ELECT

Loretta Tillery is a Certified Public Manager® (CPM) currently serving as Special Assistant to the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services and Education for a local government. She is a frequent conference speaker and serves in a leadership capacity in several organizations.  

Vice PresidenT

Dr. Kristie Roberts-Lewis received a Masters of Public Administration Degree from Albany State University with a dual concentration in General and Human Resources Management  and  a Ph.D from Jackson State University in Public Policy & Administration. Currently, Dr. Roberts-Lewis serves as an Assistant Professor/MPA Internship Director at Troy University in the Political Science Department.

Secretary

Dr. Talya D. Thomas is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Jackson State University. She obtained a Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Community and Economic Development from Clark Atlanta University. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy, with a concentration in Community Development and Housing from Texas Southern University.

Parliamentarian