About Us

Serving those that serve.

National Capital Area Chapter – NCAC

Since 1939, The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) has been committed to the advancement of excellence in public service. With more than 10,000 members, ASPA promotes recognition of public service, develops a substantive dialogue on current issues, and enhances the professional development of its membership.

The National Capital Area Chapter (NCAC), one of 57 national and international chapters, has over 350 members, and is one of ASPA’s largest chapters of public administration practitioners, academics, and students. NCAC has won awards for the board’s leadership and its newsletter.

Our Mision
NCAC connects people to improve government and promote both the value and experience of public service.

Our Vision
NCAC will be the premier organization to interact with other national capital area public service professionals with similar career paths and professional challenges.

Our Passion
NCAC is passionate about promoting public sector excellence and connecting our members.

Our Long Term Goals
Provide a forum to promote and recognize the value of public service
Foster inclusive networks among those who serve the public
Grow the chapter membership and ensure its viability

The NCAC Board of Directors

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Paula Acevedo is a Grants Management Specialist with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Prior to NIAID, Paula worked in the nonprofit space focusing on K-12 and post secondary education policy research and advocacy. Paula has also held positions at the International Trade Administration, the National College Access Network, and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Paula holds a Master’s in Public Administration from American University with a focus in Public Policy Analysis, and a Bachelor’s in Business Admiration from Florida Atlantic University.


Whitney Meyerhoeffer is the Director of Communications and State Chapter Relations at the American Mental Health Counselors Association, responsible for publications, email marketing, advertising, continuing education, branding, public relations, component relations, website design, and graphic design. Before joining AMHCA, she worked for multiple nonprofit organizations building skills in communications and management. Prior to that she served as an Americorps member. Creativity, hard work, and leadership are her strengths and she is always up for a challenge. To learn more and see a complete resume visit www.whitneymeyerhoeffer.com.

I am a Senior Management Analyst with over 20 years of Federal Civil Service. I currently work for the Department of the Army, Force Management Support Agency.
First, some fun facts about me. I love to travel!  My previous excursions were Aruba, Dominican Republic and Grand Turks and Caicos.  I was scheduled to cruise to Alaska in June of this year but Covid19 had its say….what a bummer! I enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering in my spare time and “chalking up” a few steps with Fitbit Workweek hustle! That’s how I exercise and it’s fun too!
As a Senior Management Analyst, I oversee diverse portfolios of Army organization structure and major systems for multiple Army Commands.  The products I provide are data driven, integrate manpower, personnel and equipment. I offer comprehensive leadership, management and technical guidance across organization management communities.
My agency plays a vital role in processes which establishes and resources mission-ready Army organizations and all elements of the Army Organizational Life Cycle Model that meets the Secretary of the Army’s statutory requirements to resource; maintain and station the Army.
We ensure the Army is efficiently and effectively organized, manned, equipped, trained, and sustained through delivery of our products. My work is very unique.  I am able to evaluate and apply organization designs and models that meet the critical needs of the Army. I am proud to serve as a member of the Army team and Institution.
It has been a pleasure sharing a few tidbits about me!  I can be reach reached at clberhane@gmail.com or connect with me on LinkedIn.

NCAC Annual Financial Information Reports

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