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
Business growth is tied to educating and improving people’s lives. Growth is achieved
through pushing boundaries, testing, and executing new ideas.
Dr. John Foster-Bey assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011. Since that time, John and his team have been able to sustain the company’s 20-year history of consistent revenues and provide continuous service to government agencies primarily within the fields of criminal justice and health. With an eye on growth, a vision of becoming a leader and making a difference John and his team have worked tirelessly to effect change through educating key stake holders on issues that impact their everyday environment. Success has been maintained within the fields where the company enjoys a stellar and respected reputation, those fields include an evaluation and performance measurement, public health research, health communications, technical writing and editing.
During his tenure as President and CEO, Dr. Foster-Bey has reinforced the importance of professional staff contributions and developed a reputation for work that is done well and that demonstrates agility. John has launched the organization’s first strategic planning effort, revised the professional development model and strengthened the Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP). Since his tenure as president, CSR’s year end stock price valuations have improved three out of the last 4 years. He has also overseen the company’s improved financial position.
John began his career with CSR, Incorporated, in 2008 managing the company’s Research and Evaluation initiatives. John’s 30-year career experiences covering community development, workforce development, program evaluation, performance measurement, and poverty research positioned him to manage several evaluation and monitoring projects, such as the Bureau of Justice Assistance Performance Measurement project, and the national evaluation of the National Cancer Institute’s Community Networks Program to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.
Prior to joining CSR, Dr. Foster-Bey’s career found him in a number of prominent roles at organizations across government, non-profit and private sectors. From 2003 to 2008, John was the senior advisor to the Director of Research and Policy Development at the Corporation for National and Community Services. He also served as CNCS’s designee on the Federal Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Other organizations with which John has provided his expertise and leadership include the Urban Institute; and, the Ford, MacArthur and Northwest Area Foundation.
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. John has authored and published countless research items papers, and book chapters.
Born in Queens, New York, John is the oldest of four boys. He was raised in a traditional home environment with a strong moral compass serving as guide. Education was encouraged as was the competition and comradery of sports activities. “My parents always wanted us to have a sense of how to prepare ourselves for whatever might come up in life.”
John and his bride, Laura of 27-years, have five children and five grandchildren. They reside in Fairfax, VA. Additionally, John participates in an array of philanthropic and civil organizations designed to carry out his life mantra of caring for individuals within his community enough to go the extra mile. When not enjoying the benefits of a close knit family, he passes the time by studying many different things with an eye on opening doors.
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.