Chapter Officers

Lindsay Silliman President –

Chris Tande, President Elect

Jaime Kelley, Vice President Operations –

IMG_5189 Jaime Kelley, MBA, has served on the Sacramento NCMA board since 2014 in several capacities VP Education & Awards, VP Communications, and VP Programs. As a member of the Sacramento NCMA, Jaime has facilitated and prepared training events for NCMA Sacramento Gold Rush Chapter. Training events include monthly lunch and learn events and annual National Education Seminar (NES) in March. Coordinate and communicate all NCMA Sacramento Gold Rush Events to chapter members. As Vice President for Communications prepare chapter agenda and meeting minutes. Create Bi-annual Chapter Newsletter. Coordinate and run election for local chapter officers. Update Chapter website and create chapter social media accounts and provide status updates for social media accounts.

In her professional career, Jaime has held a FAC C Level III Certification, Level 3 $5M warrant as a Federal Contracting Officer for 4.5 years. Currently, Jaime works as a contract manager in Pharmacy Healthcare.

Delaine Alvarez, VP Education and Awards –

Mohamad Akhtar,Vice President Treasure –


Mohamad Akhtar has served as Treasurer for the Sacramento Gold Rush Chapter since 2017. He assists the chapter in ensuring processing financial transactions and submitting year end reports on behalf of the chapter.

He currently works as a Contract Manager for Vizient Inc, in the Healthcare industry for a large IDN. He previously worked as a Contract Specialist on Medical Procurement Team for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He served proudly in the U.S. Marine Corps working as an Aircraft Rescue Firefighter and an Arabic Linguist in support of combat operations. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Iraq, 2004.

Kenetta Meares, Vice President of  Social Media


Kenetta Meares (MAA) (CFCM), has served on the Sacramento NCMA board since 2015 as the VP of Hospitality and VP of Social Media/Marketing (2018 to present).  She has over 23 years of  Federal Government Acquisition experience with the United States Department of the Army, private sector, and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.  She currently serves as a Procurement Analyst for Veterans Health Administration.

Rachael Becker, VP Secretary

Rachael Becker has served as the Secretary for the Sacramento Gold Rush Chapter since 2018. She currently works as a Contracting Officer for the Department of Veteran Affairs, Network Contracting Office 21. She is a recent graduate of the TCF Trainee Class of 2016, National Program. In her professional career she has held positions in Public Affairs, and in Nursing Administration for VA Northern California, Mather.

She feels deeply connected to the VA mission, and she proud to service local Veterans every day

Mike Douglas, VP Membership

Michael Douglas, CFCM, has served on the NCMA board since 2016 as VP of Education (2016-2017) and VP of Membership (2018 to present). Mr. Douglas has over 30 years Federal Government Contracting experience with the United States Air Force and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He currently serves as a Training Officer for the Veterans Health Administration.