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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
[email protected]
(202) 727-1092


David Jones, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Education, Government Operations
[email protected]
(202) 724-8104


Uno Izegbu, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity
[email protected]
(202) 727-4816


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



Elizabeth Keeton, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
[email protected]
(202) 724-7665


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William Paige, Associate Director
Cluster:Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice 
[email protected]
(202) 727-5101


Booker Roary Jr., Director of Operations 
[email protected]
(202) 727-9811
David Selman, Special Assistant to MOTA
D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR)
(202) 442-9676