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.
President and CEO
Cynthia Marsden is President and CEO of CSR Incorporated, an established, employee-owned small business that provides program planning, implementation, and evaluation support services; communications services; and data analytics and science services to our clients. These capabilities are enhanced by our subject matter expertise in health, justice, and social science.
Ms. Marsden joined CSR in October 2015, bringing more than 20 years of executive leadership for federal and private sector services companies in the health, social programs and national security markets. With extensive experience in supporting highly sensitive, critical client contracts for high profile customers, Ms. Marsden understands the importance of quality and customer satisfaction to ensure long-term success. Supervising teams ranging from 50 to over 1,500 people, Ms. Marsden brings strategic vision combined with an underlying focus on performance and analytics to continually improve company performance.
Ms. Marsden has participated in a variety of business panels across the DC area and has been featured in several technical publications.
Ms. Marsden is a current member of Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and SECAF as well as a past member of the Rochester, New York Chamber of Commerce and the Detroit Economic Club.
She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Economics with a minor in Statistical Mathematics and MBA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan in Finance and Accounting.
Vice President of Operations/COO
Sherry Tate-Yeager is CSR’s Vice President of Operations/COO and has more than 25 years of experience in the government consulting industry.
Working her way through almost every aspect and role within CSR, Ms. Tate-Yeager’s experience, combined with her outside proficiencies, make her a go-to source on all things involving the company, from daily operations and organizational procedures, to tactical and strategic forecasting, to protocol and corporate history.
As corporate monitor, Ms. Tate-Yeager leads, guides, and directs the various projects CSR maintains. These responsibilities include organizing, planning, and managing corporate operations; contract management, staffing, budgeting, and cost analysis; general office administration; and production, purchasing, and facilities management.
As a member of CSR’s executive team, Ms. Tate-Yeager supports the CEO in marketing, business development, client retention, and contract-related matters. She offers support to the CFO in finance and accounting, human resources, and facilities management.
Ms. Tate-Yeager earned a B.S. in accounting at the University of Maryland at College Park and studied advanced business courses through Maryland’s M.B.A. program.
Jana Richards Taylor
Director of Business Development
Jana Richards Taylor is the director of business development for CSR Incorporated. In this role, she is responsible for helping to shape the direction and mission of the company by identifying, defining, and leading strategic business development initiatives. Jana specializes in recognizing and turning key trends, policies, mission drivers, and emerging changes within the government (such as its programs and related requirements) into growth opportunities.
An expert in business development, Jana has more than 20 years of experience supporting the Federal government with focus on the intersection of science and IT. She also has extensive experience in advancing companies through the federal government procurement and acquisition processes from all aspects of business development including identifying budgets to capture, proposal development, and delivery.
Throughout her career she has developed a strong understanding of the significance of small businesses in the economy and the role socioeconomic factors play in acquisition strategies and teaming pursuits. Prior to CSR Incorporated, Jana worked with both large and small companies supporting the federal government; these ranged from systems integrators to consulting firms including INADEV Corporation, Unisys Corporation, Oracle Corporation, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
An alumna of Dickinson College, Jana currently resides in Reston, Virginia with her family.