As Senior Program Manager, Ms. Jeannie Kovacs leads SACNAS team initiatives that build innovative approaches for nonprofit management and delivery of the organization’s specialized programs. She brings 25 years of experience developing and executing successful business and financial models in federal, tribal and state government, not for profit, and private sector businesses. Ms. Kovacs’ servant leadership background includes working with 258 federally recognized tribes, among other prominent organizations. Ms. Kovacs holds a dual Master’s Degree from Sul Ross University in Public Administration and Business Administration. Having mentored numerous Native American graduate STEM students, Ms. Kovacs is honored to join the SACNAS team and play a role in the success of our underrepresented minority SACNISTA scientists.