Marnita Harris is a highly accomplished Senior Procurement Analyst at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources. With a strong focus on supporting the Office of Acquisitions Policy Division, Marnita excels at providing oversight, developing policies, and implementing procedures that align with the mission and vision of HHS.
Prior to her role at HHS, Marnita held various positions that showcased her expertise in contract management and program execution. As the Director of Contract Management for the Program Executive Office for Stimulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), she successfully led the Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance Program. Additionally, Marnita served as the Branch Chief and Contracting Officer for the Army Contracting Command-Orlando, where she effectively managed and executed programs and projects.
Beyond her professional achievements, Marnita is actively involved in various organizations that aim to support and empower defense professionals. Currently, she serves as the President of the Women in Defense Central Florida Chapter, where she is committed to contributing to the success of all WID programs and fulfilling its mission. Marnita held executive committee positions for the Association of the U.S. Army Sunshine Chapter. She also served as a mentor in the Financial Focus Mentorship program for Habitat for Humanity.
In addition to her other commitments, Marnita is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She currently serves as the Fundraising Committee Chair, where she utilizes her leadership skills and dedication to support the organization’s initiatives and charitable endeavors.
Marnita holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, which further enhances her knowledge and skills in her field. Her commitment to professional growth is evident through her memberships in the Army Acquisition Corps and her certifications, including Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III Certification in Contracting, Level I in Program Management, Federal Acquisition Certification Contracting (FAC) Level III, Level I Program Management, and FAC-C Professional.
Outside of her professional endeavors, Marnita finds joy in spending quality time with her husband, Michael and their three children, Netra, Michael, and Erica. She cherishes summers with her grandson Michael and enjoys creating lasting memories with her family and friends.
Marnita’s involvement in multiple organizations, along with her professional achievements, showcases her commitment to making a positive impact both within her field and the community. Her passion for service, combined with her exceptional skills and qualifications, make her a highly respected and influential figure in procurement and defense.