CSR’s interdisciplinary team has strong academic credentials in diverse fields that include public administration, public health, education, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, economics, gerontology, genetics, social work, statistics, communications, the fine arts, and information science.
We have real-world experience in communities and neighborhoods, working in program settings that include health care clinics, schools, courts, police departments, childcare centers, and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
John Foster-Bey, D.L.S., M.B.A., M.P.A.
President and CEO
John Foster-Bey has more than 30 years of experience in program evaluation, performance measurement, research studies, and quantitative analysis. He joined CSR in 2008 after 5 years as senior advisor to the Director of Research and Policy Development at the Corporation for National and Community Services. Dr. Foster-Bey offered CNCS and other clients analytical and methodological support for important studies on social capital, community service, and volunteering. He also served as a designee on the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for four years.
Before coming to CSR, Dr. Foster-Bey was with the Urban Institute for five years. At UI, he directed research efforts and wrote several papers and book chapters, including a study on how to improve the effectiveness of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) work requirements.
Dr. Foster-Bey earned a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Hartford, an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management, and a doctorate in liberal studies from Georgetown University.
J. Paul Hoppenjans, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance & Administration/CFO
J. Paul Hoppenjans joined CSR in 2012. He has more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance and accounting. He previously served as controller at 6K Systems, Inc. and TATC Consulting, Inc.; and as acting CFO, controller, and treasurer at Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, Inc. After beginning his career in public accounting, Mr. Hoppenjans has held lead finance and accounting roles at companies in several industries, including government contracting, biopharmaceuticals, energy, and high tech. At CSR, Mr. Hoppenjans is responsible for managing the firm’s accounting, treasury, contracts, financial planning and analysis, and human resources functions.
Mr. Hoppenjans earned an M.B.A. in finance and investments from the George Washington University and a B.S. in accounting (magna cum laude) from the University of Maryland at College Park. He passed the CPA examination in 1986.
Vice President of Operations and COO
Sherry Tate-Yeager is CSR’s Vice President of Operations and has more than 20 years of experience in the consulting industry. Her responsibilities at CSR include organizing, planning, and managing various activities of corporate operations, including budgeting and cost analysis, general office administration, production, purchasing, and facilities management. In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Tate-Yeager works closely with CSR’s corporate officers to ensure the firm’s smooth and efficient operation.
Ms. Tate-Yeager specifically supports the CEO in marketing, new business development, and contract-related matters. She offers similar support to the CFO in finance and accounting, human resources, facilities, and contract-related matters. Ms. Tate-Yeager studied accounting at the University of Maryland at College Park.