Kenneth Taylor, CPA bio
As a DMP Manager, Kenneth Taylor is responsible for supervisory and technical assistance on audit, accounting, and consulting engagements. Mr. Taylor has over 30 years of experience as an accountant and federal financial compliance auditor, financial management consultant, and chief financial officer. For the past 20 years, Mr. Taylor has worked in several key leadership capacities, including Senior Financial Management Analyst for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Chief Financial Officer for the National Association for Equal Opportunity. For nearly 10 years Mr. Taylor worked as a Supervisory Compliance Specialist in HUD’s Office of Program Monitoring where he led HUD’s grantee financial compliance and oversight efforts. While at HUD, Mr. Taylor monitored and audited grantees fiscal operations and performance in meeting federal financial requirements; provided interpretation and implementation of new policies (OMB Circulars A-133, A-87, A-110, and more), regulations, and procedures; collaborated and advised District of Columbia, local counties, and nonprofit organizations in establishing financial systems or substantially changing current systems to meet compliance; provided technical assistance to grantees ensuring compliance with program requirements; and developed and implemented financial management training seminars and workshops.
Mr. Taylor earned undergraduate degrees from Virginia State University and Rutgers University (BS in Accounting), and attended Long Island University Graduate School of Business.
Dana M. Lewis, CPA, MSM bio
As a DMP Manager, Ms. Lewis is responsible for providing a variety of value-added accounting and audit services. Ms. Lewis is an experienced accounting and financial management professional, who’s key strengths include general, financial, and managerial accounting; cash and asset management; financial analysis; systems and procedures; operational and financial budgeting; compliance audits; tax planning and IRS representation; financial and business planning; and fringe benefit analysis. In addition to running her own business for nearly 10 years, Ms. Lewis has worked in a variety of accounting, financial management, and financial advisory capacities as a contractor for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Ameriprise (formerly American Express Financial Advisors, Inc.)
In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Lewis also holds several Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) licenses, including Series 7 (General Securities Registered Representative License), Series 24 (General Securities Principal License), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law License - Florida), and Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law License). Ms. Lewis also holds a Health and Life Insurance and Variable Annuities License (Florida) and Public Trust Security Clearance. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Ameriprise (formerly American Express Financial Advisors, Inc.)
Ms. Lewis earned a BBA in Accounting from Howard University and an M.S. in Management from Boston University.
Gregory Campbell, CIA bio
Mr. Campbell is a Senior Manager for DMP. Mr. Campbell currently participates in FTA compliance reviews, including State Management Reviews, EEO and Title VI Compliance Reviews. He takes the lead in the review of financial documents, and analyzes grantees' Federal Financial Reports (FFR) and Milestone Progress Reports (MPR). Mr. Campbell has over fifteen years of experience as an internal auditor and audit manager for the National Office of the American Red Cross. In this capacity, Mr. Campbell led Review teams to hundreds of local Red Cross branches to monitor their compliance with federal regulations and American Red Cross policies. He has reviewed hundreds of agency files to assure that Red Cross affiliates allowed for full and open competition and carried out the requirements associated with the funding. Mr. Campbell has a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College and is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Nikki Akinyeye, MBA, CPA bio
Ms. Akinyeye is a Senior Accountant with DMP on various accounting and consulting engagements. Ms. Akinyeye participates as a Review team member on USAID compliance reviews by reviewing background information, creating and maintaining worksheets, reviewing financial and procurement documents for compliance with Federal requirements, and assisting in the preparation of draft and final reports. Following her education, Ms. Akinyeye, worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she assisted and conducted performance of financial statement and compliance audits as well as evaluation of internal controls for various public and private companies and not-profit organizations. Ms. Akinyeye has a B.A. and a M.B.A. from Howard University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Khalique Davis bio
Khalique Davis is responsible for providing accounting, audit, and business consulting services and also assists in the performance of financial and compliance audits for Federal government clients, including the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). He has experience as financial auditor for such clients as Allegheny County, PA, the City of Pittsburgh and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Department. Prior to joining DMP, Mr. Davis also worked for Maher Duessel, Certified Public Accountants, as a Senior Accountant assisting with and conducting performance of financial statement and compliance audits as well as evaluation of internal controls for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Davis also worked for Eaton Corporation as a Product Integrity Data Coordinator evaluating and resolving quality issues.
Since joining the DMP Group in 2008, Mr. Davis has participated in several State Management Reviews, EEO and Title VI Compliance Reviews. He takes the lead in the review of financial documents, creates TEAM queries, and analyzes grantees' Federal Financial Reports (FFR) and Milestone Progress Reports (MPR). Mr. Davis has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Duquesne University.
Marcia Cuba bio
Ms. Cuba performs a variety of audit, accounting and business advisory services on behalf of DMP. Her experience includes audit assistance on review engagements for the USAID/Cuba Program. Specifically, Ms. Cuba performs audit testing procedures, organizes and maintains workpaper files, and provides translation of oral communication and written documentation, as necessary. Ms. Cuba has participated in the USAID compliance reviews for the last three years and has become very familiar with USAID Cuba Program grantees and the audit risks areas associated with them.
Ms. Cuba has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Ricardo Palma University - Peru, and is a CPA in Peru.
Cheryl Alexander bio
Cheryl Alexander has more than 15 years of progressive government, commercial and private sector accounting experience. Her background and skills include implementation of project accounting systems and policies, auditing accounting performance, processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, billing and payroll activity, reconciliation of bank account activity, assistance with cash flow reports and financial projections and preparation of financial statements in accordance with GAAP and other financial activity reporting. She also provides tax compliance services for businesses and individuals.
Ms. Alexander supports DMPs FTA Compliance Review efforts and is a key contributor to DMPs conference and workshop management team.
Donna Perkins bio
Donna Perkins is an experienced communications and public relations executive who has an extensive background in special events and conference planning locally and nationwide. Ms. Perkins is also a writer and community arts professional. She is a former member of the DC Commission for the Arts and Humanities, was Audience Development Coordinator for the world renowned Shakespeare Theatre, and recently, past President of the Academy for Learning Through the Arts Public Charter School.
Ms. Perkins established her career with the District of Columbia Government where she held various positions in the Executive Office of the Mayor, the DC City Council and in numerous political campaigns. Highlights of her experience with special events planning and implementation include: Director of Public Relations for the DC Convention Center, where she coordinated security and set-up for conventions, and presidential and mayoral inaugurals; Director of Communications for the National Congress for Community Economic Development where she provided pre-conference planning and marketing as well as on-site logistical coordination for their annual conference which was held in various hotels nationwide often including Native American sites and venues.
Currently Ms. Perkins provides marketing and conference planning assistance for The DMP Group, LLC. She has participated in the FTA States Management Review (SMR) Conference in 2009 and 20011, the FTA SMR Workshops, and the Tribal Transit Workshops. Her involvement included assistance with marketing and program production, hotel logistics and staff liaison, and assistance with hotel selection for workshops around the country. Ms. Potts is a graduate of Boston University (BA), Trinity College (MAT) and completed course work for her Masters in Communication in Contemporary Society from Johns Hopkins University.