Rhonda Cheatham “re-joined” the OCFO in 2010 to provide leadership and management specific to capacity building, policy, and programmatic development and oversight. With more than 15 years of experience leading and managing organizations with a reform agenda, Rhonda delivers innovative and pivotal solutions in alignment with the GOC mission.
As the former Executive Director for the Women Presidents’ Educational Organization, Deputy Director for the National Association for Women Business Owners and the Director for Small and Emerging Business (City of New Orleans), Rhonda has demonstrated an ability to translate knowledge into practice as a means of transforming organizations and systems.
During her tenure with the GOC, Rhonda developed PROJECT ADVANCE, a human capital development and knowledge management program designed to create opportunities for junior employees; instituted an employee self-assessment to accompany the annual performance evaluation; and designed and facilitated the annual Training and Professional Development Day.
Rhonda earned her BA from Hampton University and MPA from the George Washington University with a concentration in Policy Analysis and Public Finance. Rhonda is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.