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Rosalind Bailey, Equal Employment Specialist

Rosalind Bailey is an Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist in the Office of Workplace Diversity (OWD).  Ms. Bailey serves as a liaison in the areas of Diversity & Inclusion, as well as, manages the special emphasis program.  She entered the Federal service through the Cooperative Work/Study program with Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland June of 1992.   

Jedidiah Gibson, Attorney Advisor

Jed Gibson entered the Federal service through the Presidential Management Fellowship Program, which was established by Executive Order in 1977 to attract graduate students with a commitment to public service and leadership in the Federal service.

Jed has experience adjudicating EEO complaints, conducting EEO-related training, and working on numerous other Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives. In addition, Jed has litigated employment law cases before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Merit System Protection Board.

Jed graduated with a degree in political science from Oklahoma State University and a law degree from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. While in law school, Jed interned at the EEOC’s Office of Legal Counsel in Washington DC and worked as an EEO/Title IX investigator at a public university. 

Kenneth Heredia, Management and Program Analyst

Mr. Heredia joined the Commission in 2022 as a Student Trainee (Clerk) in OWD through the Cooperative Work/Study program with Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland. Kenneth, the Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, is dedicated to promoting equal opportunities in the workplace. His passion for diversity and inclusion drives him to crate an environment where all employees can flourish. Kenneth's expertise lies in assessing accommodation requests, collaborating with staff and management to find effect solutions, and ensuring compliance with legal requirements. His empathetic approach and professionalism enable him to navigate complex situations with finesse. Ultimately, Kenneth strives to foster a culture of respect and understanding, celebrating differences without prejudice or bias. 

Farnese McDonald, Attorney Advisor

Ms. Farnese McDonald joined the Federal Communications Commission in 2022. Ms. McDonald has a combined 20+ years of experience in equal employment opportunity (EEO)/civil rights including positions at the federal and state agencies and the United Negro College Fund, Inc.  Her experience spans all aspects of the EEO complaints process, affirmative employment programs and reporting, working on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) initiatives, and conducting EEO and DEIA-related training

Ms. McDonald entered government service at the United States Department of Agriculture as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel.  In that capacity, she represented USDA in federal litigation involving constitutional issues and statutory interpretation in addition to providing advice and counsel on legislative, regulatory, and policy matters.  Her legal career includes private practice, not-for-profit, and government service which includes, but was not limited to employment, civil rights, contract, corporate, and not-for-profit law.

Ms. McDonald holds a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts from American University, Washington DC  

ShaVonne Morris, Conflict Resolution Specialist 

Ms. Morris is the Conflict Resolution Specialist, serving in the Office of Workplace Diversity (OWD). Ms. Morris began her journey at the FCC in the year 2000, and during her 23-year tenure throughout her career, she has held various positions mediating within the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB). Prior to joining the FCC, Ms. Morris gained professional experience in diverse roles within several federal agencies. This multifaceted background has equipped her with a comprehensive skill set, a strong work ethic, and an enduring commitment to the core principles of public service. 

Erica Ward, Management and Program Analyst 

Ms. Ward serves as a Management and Program Analyst at the Office of Workplace Diversity (OWD). Her tenure with the Commission began in June 2000, where she initially worked with the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau (CGB) in the Consumer & Complaints Inquire Division (CICD) and later with the Office of Bureau Chief from 2018 to 2019. Since 2021, Ms. Ward has been contributing to the Office of Workplace Diversity (OWD).

As a native Washingtonian, Ms. Ward holds educational qualifications including an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology, Associate of Science in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology.