About us.

Our Mission

The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA) is the only independent, nonprofit 501c3 organization devoted solely to providing emergency financial assistance and scholarships to our dedicated civilian federal and postal public servants and their families. FEEA also has a for-profit subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, which administers childcare subsidy programs on behalf of a number of federal agencies.

Our Vision

FEEA is building a community where federal public servants can support each other during personal and family emergencies and also invest in higher education scholarships for those most deserving. We envision an effective charitable safety net for and by federal employees and our partner organizations – protecting feds and giving them peace of mind so they can do what they do best and serve our fellow Americans.

Our History

FEEA was founded in 1986. Over our thirty year history we have supported more than 55,000 families with emergency hardship loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies all across the United States and from almost every federal department and agency.

Our Board of Directors:

Todd Wells


Todd Wells is Executive Director of the Federal Managers Association and has been with FMA since 2007.

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Cory Bythrow

Vice President

Cory Bythrow is the Chief of Staff of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the nation’s largest federal employee union representing 670,000 federal employees in 1,000 local chapters across the U.S. and abroad.

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Dave Stamey


Dave is the elected Secretary Treasurer of NFFE.

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Jerry Nelson


With over 31 years of public service, Jerry Nelson recently retired (September 2019) as the Manager of the Waterloo, Iowa Social Security Field Office.

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Jason Briefel

Jason Briefel (he/him/his) is a partner* (non-attorney) at Shaw Bransford & Roth, where he has worked in the firm’s government affairs practice since 2012.

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Doreen Greenwald

Doreen P. Greenwald, a frontline federal employee for 35 years, was elected National President of the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU) in August 2023.

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Shirley Jones

Shirley Jones began serving as the 15th National President of the national organization of Blacks In Government (BIG) on January 1, 2021.

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Pamela H. Richards

Pamela H. Richards began serving as the 25th National President of the national organization of Federally Employed Women’s (FEW) on July 22, 2022.

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William Shackelford

William Shackelford is the National President of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

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Robert Tobias

President Emeritus

Robert M. Tobias is currently teaching at American University where he has been a Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Residence since August 1999. 

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Our Senior Staff:

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Robyn Kehoe

Robyn Kehoe is FEEA’s Executive Director. With FEEA since 2000, Robyn has experienced first-hand many of the major events in FEEA’s history.

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Alyssa Belskis

Alyssa Belskis rejoined FEEA in December 2023 as Deputy Director. Alyssa previously worked at FEEA beginning as an intern and moving up to Program Manager on the business subsidiary.

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Niki Gleason

Niki Gleason has been with FEEA since 2001. As Senior Program and Operations Manager, she handles many aspects of FEEA’s day-to-day business.

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