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About MOTA

Welcome to the Mayor’s Office of Talent and Appointments (MOTA). MOTA assists the Mayor by making recommendations for outstanding community leaders to serve as appointed leadership staff or members to boards and commissions.  The MOTA team recruits energetic, committed and forward-thinking individuals to help the District of Columbia make a fresh start.

Meet the MOTA Staff

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Catherine Boucree, Program Support Specialist
Cluster: Executive Office of the Mayor
(202) 727-1092

Melissa Irby, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
(202) 724-7665

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Alan Karnofsky, Director of Operations
Cluster:  Independent Agencies
(202) 727-9811

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Kennisha Rainge, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
(202) 727-4816
David Selman, Special Assistant to MOTA
D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR)
(202) 442-9676
Maiysha Toney, Staff Assistant
(202) 727-5101