Informal/Formal Complaints

Stephon Scott

Stephon L. Scott

Acting Division Director, Resolutions and Equity

Stephon has over 20 years of federal government service (military & civilian). He currently serves as Acting Director of the Resolutions and Equity Division, where he provides managerial oversight of the EEO Compliance Team. Recently, he served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Director of EDI; there, he assisted in the development of comprehensive and strategic approaches to diversity management and identifying and addressing racial and other workplace inequities at the NIH.

Additionally, Stephon has served as Acting Director of the Guidance, Education, and Marketing Division in EDI, where he provided leadership on effective EEO and D&I marketing and communication strategies, as well as equitable access for the NIH community. He has also served as Branch Director of EDI’s Access & Equity Branch. There, he led the EDI Accessibility Consultancy, whose portfolio of services included Language Access, Reasonable Accommodation, and EEO Guidance. He has also served as the Team Leader and Subject Matter Expert for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Reasonable Accommodation Program, Office of Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights.

Prior to CMS, Stephon served the State of New Mexico, the University of New Mexico, and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) as an educator, community outreach coordinator, project coordinator, diversity trainer, language access facilitator and collaborator, and higher education academic advisor.

While at APS, he served as the organization’s content expert on Social Cultural Studies and applied that expertise toward developing data-driven Cultural Proficiency trainings and equitable policies and curriculum.

Stephon's Master of Public Administration (MPA) professional paper, entitled “‘WHITES ONLY’ Racially Restrictive Real Estate Covenants: Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1940-1948,” earned him the Ferrel Heady Award for Most Outstanding Professional Paper, 2007-2008. That research has led to two investigative news reports and New Mexico (NM) county commissioners collaborating to remove racist language from NM property deeds (Dec.2020). As a Ronald E. McNair Scholar—and throughout his studies—Stephon has conducted extensive [unpublished] research on the construction of race and how it has been weaponized to control and oppress groups of people.

As a law student, Stephon served as a legal intern with the Office of General Counsel, Office of the Governor, Chief Counsel, State of New Mexico. He also worked as a law clerk with The Pueblo of Laguna Tribal Courts, Office of the Prosecutor, and with the Bernalillo County Attorney’s Office, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

Presently, Stephon is pursuing his Ed.D. (ABD) in Educational Leadership, with an emphasis on Educational Design.

Mr. Scott’s watch-phrase is “where there is will and opportunity, advancement is sure to follow!”

Mr. Scott is also a United States Army combat veteran. He is married to his “North Star” and is the father of three children and three stepchildren, all of whom are blessings.

Chinara Brown

Chinara Brown

Branch Director, Informal Complaints

Chinara A. Brown currently serves as the Branch Director of Informal Complaints. She started her federal career as a Clerk Typist in 1998 with the National Institutes of Health’s Student Temporary Employment Program in the Office of Research Services, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, and became a permanent NIH employee in 2001. With over 20 years of EEO experience, she’s held many positions within EDI; from Program Support Assistant, EEO Counselor, and Formal Complaints Specialist and now Branch Director. In her spare time, Chinara enjoys spending time with her family, friends, traveling and bingo.

Kenrick Small

Kenrick Small

Branch Director, Formal Complaints

Kenrick worked at the Food and Drug Administration since 2014 as a Formal Complaints Specialists and served as the Acting Director for Compliance and the Team Lead of the Compliance Team. He directed the coordination of assignments for all duties of the Compliance team including the preparation of accept/dismissal letters, issuance of reports of investigation, and transmittal of EEO complaint files, the processing of and the coordination of all appeals and remanded cases. From 2009-2013 Kenrick worked at the Department of Health and Human Services, as a Senior EEO Specialist. There he perform the full range of EEO services including, but not limited to complaint processing and adjudication functions, administering diversity management initiatives and administering affirmative employment and special emphasis programs. Kenrick’s EEO experience continues back to include Civil Rights Specialist, Attorney at Law, Probation Officer, Correctional Counselor, etc.

Kenrick earned his J.D., at Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, MA, and his Bachelors in Sociology at Springfield College in Springfield MA.

Jan Holland

Jan Holland, Esq.

Branch Director, Investigations

Jan has over 20 years of professional experience in legal and managerial positions, serving her community in leadership roles in Federal, state, and local government, as well as private industry.

Jan currently serves as the Branch Director for Investigations within the Resolutions and Equity Division. She provides oversight and guidance to the staff of the Investigations Unit, ensuring that EEO investigations are timely, thorough, clear, concise, and legally sufficient.

Prior to joining the Resolutions and Equity Division, Jan served with the Social Security Administration (SSA) as Acting Deputy Director and Supervisor for Operations with the Center for Accommodations and Disabilities (CADS) under the Office for Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (OCREO). Prior to joining CADS, Jan served with the Center for Conflicts Resolution (CCR) as the Team Lead for the EEO complaints Compliance Team, a Final Agency Decision Analyst, second-level reviewer, and as a Mediator. Jan received several Director's Awards at SSA, including awards for her role in establishing an in-house mediation team and improving the agency's timeliness in releasing final agency decisions. Jan was also recognized for developing the EEO Academy Training Program to train newly hired EEO analysts who joined the office. Prior to joining SSA, Jan adjudicated EEO decisions for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Employment Adjudication Division of the Office of Adjudication.

Jan also served in leadership roles for the District of Columbia government, serving as Director of the Policy Research and Analysis Division of the DC State Education Office, and as Deputy Director of the Student Hearing Office in the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Jan credits her passion for justice and her legal foundation to the training she received as an attorney for the Juvenile Services Program with DC's Public Defender Service, as well as her work as an attorney with the Family Division of the Office of the Attorney General.

Jan has also enjoyed success as an entrepreneur with two business franchises, serving families throughout the DC Metropolitan area.

Jan graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. She currently resides in the DC Metropolitan area. Jan views her two young adult children as a source of pride and achievement. She enjoys creating art, biking, beaches, gardening, and nature walks with the family's pet.