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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


Michelle Billie, Associate Director
Cluster: Deputy Mayor for Education, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
[email protected]
(202) 724-8104

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


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

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

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David Selman, Special Assistant to MOTA
D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR)
[email protected]
(202) 442-9676