Inside Region 3
Midwest Region
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Meet More of Our Budget and Administration Staff

Budget and Administration

Budget and Administration oversees the business and administrative policies and processes that our resource conservation programs depend on for conservation delivery in the Midwest Region. Our professionals in Human Resources, Contracting, Finance, Engineering, Diversity and Civil Rights, and Safety play an important role in supporting conservation delivery. Every day, the Budget and Administration team is focused on recruiting and hiring people, awarding contracts, securing our financial controls and providing key financial reports, overseeing construction and maintenance projects, protecting our people from workplace hazards and making sure our IT infrastructure is up and running and working the way it should. Budget and Administration is focused on three priorities: promoting a modern policy framework, working as an efficient and effective organization, and taking care of our people.

Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen

Chris Jensen

During his 23 years with the Service, Jensen has held a number of high-level positions managing financial operations and key business functions. He came to the Midwest Region in October 2006 to be the Assistant Regional Director-Budget and Administration. In this position, he oversees the Region’s financial management, human resources, diversity and civil rights, information technology, engineering, contracting, and workplace safety for the Region. Prior to coming to the Midwest Region, Jensen spent 15 years working in the Service’s budget and financial management divisions at Headquarters. He rose to become the Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Financial Management. When the opportunity arose to escape the beltway and move back to the Midwest, little time was lost in making the move. Jensen is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, and has deep roots on both the Iron Range in northern Minnesota and in Saint Paul. His personal interests include home brewing outstanding beers, “Great American Road Trips”, canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of northern Minnesota, "interesting" diets, and extreme exercise. In his spare time he thinks about ambitious home improvement projects.

Safety Office

As a Federal agency, it is the Service’s responsibility to provide a safe and healthy environment for its employees, volunteers, cooperators, contractors, and the visiting public. The Regional Safety Office works to meet that goal.

Rob McGinn

Rob McGinn

Rob McGinn

Rob McGinn, Regional Safety Health Environmental Compliance Manager, has worked for the Service five years. McGinn is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has been employed by the U.S. Navy, Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and Minnesota State University, Mankato. His interests include hunting and gathering throughout the year and spending time with family.

Jan Dalton

Jan Dalton

Jan Dalton

Jan Dalton is a Safety and Occupational Health Specialist in the office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Compliance. She has a Master of Science degree in Safety and Occupational Health and has been working in the Regional Office since 2012. Outside of work, she enjoys running (half-marathons are her favorite), swimming, and spending time with family.

Craig Nibbe

Craig Nibbe

Craig Nibbe

Craig Nibbe is an environmental engineer and the Regional Environmental Compliance Coordinator. He has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since July of 2002. His interests away from work include golf, family, and his 3 grandchildren.

Budget and Finance

The Division of Budget and Finance coordinates business operations and delivers financial information to regional management, including other support divisions. This office manages regional internal control programs (including external and internal audits), charge card and travel management systems, and real property accounting processes, provides accounting system (FBMS) support and training, coordinates vendor payments, and monitors agreements to ensure costs are recovered in regional efforts to deliver conservation services for external partners.

Bill Andersen

Bill Andersen

Bill Andersen

As the Midwest Region’s Budget and Finance Officer, Bill Andersen leads and facilitates efforts to implement agile business process management concepts. These efforts are aimed at delivering business analysis and expertise to ensure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service remains a valued and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation. Andersen is a Certified Government Financial Manager and a Project Management Professional. He is active with the Project Management Institute-Minnesota Chapter, Association of Government Accountants, and the Minnesota Federal Executive Board – Continuous Improvement Council. A native of Park Falls, Wisconsin (i.e. Packer fan) and alumni of the Concordia-Moorhead Choir, Andersen plays trombone in a community band, bikes along the Heartland trail, and enjoys foreign television shows.

Pamela Worrells

Pamela Worrells

Pamela Worrells

Pamela Worrells is the regional Financial and Business Management System manager. Her current duties include business analysis, budget formulation, Financial and Business Management System access/user support and Budget and Finance team management. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Columbia Union College (Washington Adventist University) in Takoma Park, Maryland. She has more than 27 years of experience in the accounting field, and has worked for the U.S. Treasury Department, Pentagon and Department of Defense. Pamela and her husband Joseph have launched a church ministry south of the river in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Her favorite pastimes include cooking, reading, and spending time with her family.

Amanda Nguyen (photo unavailable)

Amanda Nguyen is a Senior Accountant in the Division of Budget and Finance. She joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009, as a graduate from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Nguyen is currently the Midwest Region Internal Control Lead. She does all the internal audits such as the OMB Circular A-123 audits; Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Expenditure audits; single audits; JP Morgan charge card statement audits; Interior Business Center travel voucher audits; as well as working with our external auditors, KPMG, on the annual audits. Some of her interests include: photography; dancing; shopping; traveling, and spending time with her husband and 2-year-old daughter.

Shawna Dingmann

Shawna Dingmann

Shawna Dingmann

Shawna Dingmann is an Accountant for the Division of Budget and Finance. She works in the areas of real property, reimbursables, and FBMS/PRISM support. Dingmann has been with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service since 2012. Previously, she worked as a Financial Controller in the private sector for 5 years. Dingmann graduated with a bachelor degree in Accounting from Globe University/Minnesota School of Business. She also served four years active duty in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic. Outside of work, Shawna is actively involved with the activities of her three children and also enjoys the outdoors, golfing, and playing volleyball.

Karie Reishus

Karie Reishus

Karie Reishus

Karie Reishus has been an Accountant with the Regional Budget and Finance office since joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2012. Currently, her primary focus is on budget analysis for the External Affairs and the Science Applications / Landscape Conservation Cooperatives programs. Before joining the Service, Karie worked as a Financial Analyst for six years in the private sector. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota. She also served four years on active duty with the United States Air Force prior to attending college. Outside of work, she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Jeremy Karsten

Jeremy Karsten

Jeremy Karsten

Jeremy Karsten has been an Accountant with the Regional Budget and Finance office since joining the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2013 through the Pathways Program. Currently, his primary focus is on budget analysis for the ABA and Engineering programs. Before joining the service, Jeremy worked as a Correctional Officer for seven years with the Bureau of Prisons at the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, MN. In 2011, he graduated with a double major in Accounting and Business from Saint Mary’s University in Rochester, Minnesota. He also served eight years in the United States Army Reserve, with one deployment to Iraq. Outside of work, he enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and three children.

Susan Humphrey

Susan Humphrey

Susan Humphrey

Sue Humphrey is a Financial Analyst with the Division of Budget and Finance. As the lead Travel Coordinator, she manages travel management policy and conference attendance. Humphrey also leads a cross-program team of travel management experts charged with implementing process efficiencies and accountability through the Concur Travel Management System. She also manages the Region’s charge card program and has spearheaded alternate commuting options for employees throughout the Twin Cities. Humphrey recently received her certification as a Certified Government Meeting Professional and is a 2014 graduate of the Federal Executive Board of Minnesota, Federal Outreach and Leadership Development program. Humphrey is a community leader in her hometown of River Falls, Wisconsin. She enjoys spending time with her family, bike riding and bird watching.

Tony Samuelson

Tony Samuelson

Tony Samuelson

Tony Samuelson is a Pathways student in the Division of Budget and Finance. Samuelson is responsible for Collections, Vendor Requests, Charge Cards, and assists with Travel. Samuelson has been in the student program for a few years now and is nearing graduation with a degree in Finance and Accounting from Metropolitan State University. Before joining the federal government, he worked in the private sector at a mortgage office located in Minnetonka. Samuelson grew up in Maple Grove and enjoys the outdoors, sports, fitness, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Samuelson is currently on the work- associated softball team, in its inaugural season.

Division of Diversity and Civil Rights

Staff in the Division of Diversity and Civil Rights provide guidance and resources to managers and employees in the Midwest Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as it pertains to equal employment opportunity, diversity, inclusion, and other areas of civil rights. In support of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-wide initiatives and programs, staff also works closely with representatives at state agencies; representatives and students at high schools, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges and universities; representatives at advocacy groups and organizations that represent groups with low participation in the workforce; and members of the general public. Some of the program areas for which the Division of Division of Diversity and Civil Rights is responsible include: the Disabled Veterans Affirmative Action Program; the Regional Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Training Program; Special Emphasis and Other Programs; Title VI Public Civil Rights (Federally Assisted Program and Federal Conducted Program); the Reasonable Accommodation Program; and the Regional Diversity and Recruitment Program.

Marc Gunby (photo unavailable)

Since June 2008, Marc Gunby has been an Equal Employment/Diversity Manager in the Division of Diversity and Civil Rights and is responsible for administering, managing, and overseeing the program areas identified above. Before joining Region 3, he spent seven years working as a Senior Human Resources Specialist in various policy and compliance roles with the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service, Department of Defense, Office of Personnel Management, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He spent 12 years working as a Human Resources Specialist in various staffing and recruitment roles with the Office of Personnel Management in San Francisco and Sacramento, California, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland, Oregon. Gunby also spent two years working as an Investigator with the Office of Personnel Management in and around Northern California. Gunby enjoys spending time with his family, reading, yard work, and traveling.

Mandy Wise

Mandy Wise

Mandy Wise

Since 2012, Mandy Wise has been an Equal Employment Specialist in the Division of Diversity and Civil Rights. She is currently detailed to the position of the Regional Workforce Recruiter. She is involved in a variety of projects where she interacts with representatives of advocacy groups and organizations that promote the recruitment, hiring, and employment of a diverse workforce, representatives of educational institutions, high school and college students, and she assists managers with recruitment and outreach efforts. She also spent nearly four years working as a student and as a Human Resources Assistant in the Division of Human Resources with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Fort Snelling and Bloomington, Minnesota. Wise graduated in 2009 from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a B.A. in Business Management. Wise enjoys baking sweets, playing intramural soccer and softball, traveling around the globe, and spending time with friends and family.

Kathleen Lucas (photo unavailable)

Since 2010, Kathleen Lucas has been an Equal Employment Specialist in the Division of Diversity and Civil Rights. She is involved in a variety of projects where she interacts with representatives of state agencies on public civil rights issues, representatives of advocacy groups and organizations that promote the hiring, employment, advancement, and retention of individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, and assists managers in other areas, such as reasonable accommodation and mandatory training requirements. Lucas also spent six years working as a Human Resources Assistant in the Division of Human Resources with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, and spent two years working as an Administrative Assistant with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services, now referred to as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. Kathleen enjoys reading audio books, outdoor activities, and traveling to Jamaica.

Last updated: March 14, 2017