Digna Carballosa has been appointed acting director of the Office of Human Resources at Marshall Space Flight Center for a 90-day period that began May 18.
Carballosa, who has been director of human resources at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center since 2015, will lead the Marshall office on behalf of current director Marcus Lea, who was selected to aid with NASA human resources transformation efforts at NASA headquarters.
Carballosa, who was deputy director of human resources at Marshall from 2007-14, will plan, direct and coordinate all Marshall Office of Human Resources operations and customer relationship management functions during her temporary assignment.
She joined NASA in 2007 to develop and implement new human resources strategies at Marshall, create innovative performance management and reward programs, and devise education programs to engage and employ new generations of team members. She previously worked with the Office of Personnel Management from 1993-2007, supporting human resources initiatives for federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, Department of the Treasury, Department of Justice and Department of Commerce.
Carballosa, a native of Cuba, has earned numerous awards, including the National Association of Hispanic Federal Executives Excellence in Public Service Award, the Space Flight Awareness Leadership Award and the Office of Personnel Management Director’s Award for Excellence. She earned her bachelor’s degree in international affairs in 1992 from Florida International University in Miami.