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Tammi Fisher is a seasoned management professional with over 17 years of experience supporting federal government clients. Tammi has a broad portfolio with experience in program management, stakeholder engagement, operational requirements gathering, strategy development, meeting facilitation, financial planning, travel management, coordination of national and international strategic initiatives, and management of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams.

Tammi Fisher

CEO

TAMMI HAS WORKED WITH SOME OF THE LEADING RESEARCHERS IN THE FIELD OF DATA ANALYTICS, CYBERSECURITY, AND 5G AND MOBILE SECURITY, AND HAS BEEN THE BRIDGE BETWEEN TECHNOLOGISTS AND OPERATIONAL END-USERS THROUGHOUT HER CAREER.

Tammi has supported multiple federal agencies; including, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Department of Defense (DoD). 

Tammi is an avid watcher of The Great British Baking Show, Crime TV connoisseur, admitted Pinterest addict, and fan of vibrant colors and leopard print. According to Tammi, with her combination of wit, humor, and style, Mindy Kaling would be the perfect person to play her in a movie. Tammi is a wife and mother of two active boys. She also likes long walks on the beach, just kidding; she’s afraid of jellyfish, and whatever she imagines is lurking in the ocean.

Charles Downing

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

With over ten years of experience in management consulting, Charles provides technical and strategic direction for the Catalina team by driving operational enhancements and organizational efficiency.

Charles is a veteran of multiple business sectors, having worked in developing client relations at The Department of Homeland Security, State Department, The Joint Chiefs of Staff, and private sector.

Before joining Catalina Associates, Charles was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and Knight Point Systems. A native of New Mexico, Charles holds dual Bachelor’s degrees in History and Political Science from Texas Tech University.

Charles has a dynamic character reflective of his childhood spent in Germany and his adolescent upbringing in Clovis, New Mexico. Three essentials he can’t live without include guitars, ice cream, and a grill. He is an avid concert-goer and prides himself on being the funniest guy in the room. Please. Please tell him he’s funny! He’d be ideal for playing Will Ferrell in his biopic. Charles is a beloved husband, dedicated father, and a devoted partner of Catalina. 

Laurel Buleza

MANAGER OF STRATEGIC OPERATIONS & CORPORATE CULTURE

Laurel is an experienced consulting professional with over 10 years of experience in project and program management. She has a background in Arabic linguistics and has previously worked in the private sector in language technology development and research. In the government field, she has supported the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit. She has also supported DHS Science and Technology (S&T) in cybersecurity and strategic development programs. 

Laurel’s interests range a mile wide (though maybe a foot deep), from spelunking in the caves of upstate New York and hiking to furniture reupholstery and calligraphy. She is also constantly in the midst of some sort of DIY home improvement project. Travel and language hold a special place in Laurel’s heart, with food and wine inextricably linked. Laurel’s spirit animal is the majestic ancestor of the unicorn - the narwhal. Like narwhals, Laurel is social, prefers to migrate in the winter, and loves halibut. She lives with her husband in Baltimore (go O’s!) with their furbabies.

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