Board Management

Alice P. Miller, Executive Director

Ms. Miller served as the chief operating officer for the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) a position she assumed in June 2008. Ms. Miller oversaw the day-to day operations at EAC in all program areas and served as the EACís Acting Executive Director for three years (May 2012-October 2015). During her tenure at the EAC she was responsible for managing an $11.5 million budget. Her leadership role at EAC enabled the agency to serve its mission while developing and integrating policies and procedures aimed at improving efficiency and transparency.

No stranger to the DC Board of Elections (BOE), prior to her tenure at the EAC, Ms. Miller served as the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the BOE. She served the districtís 340,000 active voters and managed a $5.2 million budget. During her 12 years in this role she was responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of elections, from voter registration to ballot access for candidates and measures.

Ms. Miller has served as the president of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED). She also served on two of the EACís external advisory boards, the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC), which assists the EAC in developing the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG), and the EAC Standards Board. Before the creation of the EAC, Ms. Miller served on the Election Administration Advisory Panel for the Federal Election Commission. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Election Center.

Ms. Miller holds a Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College.

Kenneth J. McGhie, General Counsel

McGhie is the General Counsel for the Board. He has held that position since February 1997. As the agency's chief legal officer, he is responsible for drafting legislation and regulations, sitting as quasi-judicial officer in hearings involving contested cases before the Board and representing the Board in all civil actions in the courts of the District of Columbia. Prior to joining the agency he worked as a Deputy Staff Director for a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee, Debt Manager for the Office of the D.C. Treasurer, and as a tax attorney for the D.C. Dept. of Finance and Revenue. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Mr. McGhie received his undergraduate degree (BA) from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY, his law degree (JD) from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a masters in tax law (LLM) from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Sylvia Goldsberry-Adams, Operations Manager

Goldsberry-Adams is currently the Election Operations Manager and has been responsible for the specialized requirements associated with the conduct of elections, as well as providing financial and logistical support for all agency operations, since 2002. From July 2008 through July 2009, she served as Acting Executive Director while the Board searched for a permanent director. In her role as Acting Director, she provided oversight and direction over two major elections, the September 2008 Primary and the historic November 4, 2008 Presidential General Election serving over 426,000 active voters. She has resumed her position as Election Operations Manager and continues to play a vital role in supervising and overseeing election operations. Prior to joining the agency she served as a Hearing Officer at the DC Department of Human Services and Motor Vehicle Administration. In addition, she worked as a law clerk for a number of federal agencies including the IRS and the US Small Business Administration. A native Washingtonian, Ms. Goldsberry-Adams received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Juris Doctor degree from Antioch School of Law.

Karen F. Brooks, Registrar of Voters

Brooks has served as the Registrar of Voters for the District of Columbia's Board of Elections since July 6, 2008. Previously, Mrs. Brooks served eleven years in other management positions at the Board of Elections. In each position, Mrs. Brooks has used her vast election experience to improve policies, processes, and procedures of the voter services branch and inter-related branches of the Board of Elections and other District government agencies.

Linda Johnson, Assistant to the Executive Director

Johnson has served as the Assistant to the Executive Director since 1996. Her position requires her to interact with all Board of Elections divisions and with outside government agencies. She came to work for the Board as a temporary worker in 1993 in the Pollworker Recruitment and Training Division to assist that team in the preparations for the 1994 election cycle. She moved to the administrative side one year later.

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