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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



Shanelle Patterson, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Operations and Infrastructure, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development
[email protected]
(202) 724-5816


Elizabeth Keeton,  Senior Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services, Executive Office of the Mayor
[email protected]
(202) 724-7665



Janae Washington, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Education & Internal Services, Office of the City Administrator
[email protected]



Adanna Mbanugo, Associate Director
Cluster:Deputy Mayor for Public Saftey & Justice, Office of the Senior Advisor
[email protected]
(202) 727-5101



Booker Roary Jr., Director of Operations and LEAD Intern Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(202) 727-9811

Uno Izegbu, Special Assistant to MOTA
D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR)
(202) 442-9676
Donovan Boyd, Staff Assistant
[email protected]
(202) 727-1372

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Catherine Boucree, Program Support Specialist 
[email protected]
(202) 727-1092

LaNesha Kearse, Staff Assistant
[email protected]
(202) 727-5101