DPFP Staff

Organization Chart


Executive Team

Kelly Gottschalk | Executive Director

Kelly Gottschalk joined the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System (DPFP) as Executive Director in April 2015 and has overall responsibility for DPFP’s administration, operations and investments.

From 2009 to April 2015, Ms. Gottschalk served in numerous capacities with the City...Read More

Josh Mond | Deputy Executive Director and General Counsel

Joshua Mond received his BSM from Tulane University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He joined the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System in 2009 as General Counsel...Read More

Brenda Barnes | Chief Financial Officer

Brenda Barnes joined the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System (DPFP) as Chief Financial Officer in July 2018 and has responsibility for overseeing all accounting, financial reporting and budgeting activities. Read More

Ryan Wagner | Chief Investment Officer

Ryan Wagner joined the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System (DPFP) in 2012 as an Investment Analyst and was named Chief Investment Officer in March 2022. During his time at DPFP, Ryan has worked across multiple asset classes. The 4-person investment team oversees and manages the $2B investment portfolio. Ryan is a CAIA charterholder. Read More


Benefits Team

Cynthia Thomas | Retirement Counselor Supervisor
Aimee Crews | Retirement Counselor
Chelsea Abbott | Retirement Counselor
Trish Wiley | Retirement Counselor/Business Analyst
Sasha Sigman | Administrative Clerk II
Azyeb Kidane | Retirement Counselor Associate


Investment Team

Akshay Patel | Investment Officer


Accounting Team

Bill Scoggins, Jr. | Accounting Manager

Bill Scoggins, Jr. has held the position of Accounting Manager of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System since 2012. He was initially hired as the Senior Accountant in 2007. Prior to coming to the Pension System, Bill served the City of Richardson as the Senior...Read More

Larissa Branford | Senior Accountant
Kimberly L. Boone | Accounting Specialist
Vickie Johnson | Quality Assurance Analyst 

Administrative Team

Milissa Romero | Board Operations Manager and Benefits Administrator

Milissa Romero joined the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System in 2009 and was recently promoted to Board Operations Manager and Benefits Administrator.  Previous roles within DPFP include Benefits Counselor and Investment Analyst. Read More

Carol Huffman | Executive Secretary
Cynthia Reyes | Administrative Clerk
Brookelynne Bateman | Administrative Clerk


Information Team

John Holt | Information Technology Manager

John Holt has worked for the Dallas Police & Fire Pension System since 1998, first as a Systems Analyst and currently as Information Technology Manager. Prior to working for the System, he worked for Dallas Water Utilities as a chemist starting in 1988 and later became a...Read More

 Nien Nguyen | Systems Administrator