Meet the New NOPP Office
Meet the New NOPP Office!
In September the four members that now make up the new NOPP office were enlisted from Karthik Consulting and QinetiQ North America. Their varied backgrounds, education, and experience will help to diversify the NOPP Office and provide a wide range of creative new ideas and plans. Meet the new NOPP Office:
Mr. John Hollister is the Manager of the National Oceanographic Partnership Program (NOPP) Office support contract. John served for 20 years in the U.S. Navy as an Oceanography Officer, and joined NOESIS, Inc., a forerunner of QNA, in 1998. He has provided technical support to Program Managers at DARPA and ONR working in the fields of oceanography and marine meteorology and has provided executive level support to the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Laboratories and Basic Sciences (DUSD(LABS)) and the Director of Research at ONR. John holds a B.S. in Geosciences and an M.S. in Physical Oceanography.
Latoya Wilson is an Administrative Coordinator for the NOPP Office support contract. Latoya graduated from Bowie State University with a B.S. in Business Management and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Intelligence Management. She has worked in the administrative and business field for nine plus years.
Gria Daniels is also an Administrative Coordinator for the NOPP Office support contract. Gria is currently in her senior year at the American Public University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has worked in the administrative field for over seven years, supporting numerous Branch Chiefs in the federal government.
Marissa McNeilly is the Lead Administrative Coordinator for the NOPP Office support contract. Marissa graduated from the SUNY College at Brockport in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She worked as a writer/editor out of college in North Carolina and eventually made her way to the Washington, DC area, where she took a position in the contracts department at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) as a consultant and procurement technician.
The new NOPP staff is excited to begin their journey and tackle all the new challenges that are coming their way!