Ralph Charlip, LFACHE

Owner/President, Inspiration Creek Management Consultants

Ralph Charlip, LFACHE

Mr. Charlip is a Senior Trainer for CATMEDIA, a certified Myers Briggs professional, and President of his own company, Inspiration Creek Management Consulting LLC, a VA-certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.  


He is a retired member of the Federal Senior Executive Service and was most recently the Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Operations and Management. In this role, he managed a budget of $226 million and 225 employees who provided budget, finance, contracting, field operations, grants management, information technology support and human resource support to VETS. 


Prior to leading VETS, Mr. Charlip worked at the Department of the Interior, specializing in human capital at both the department level and at the U.S. Geological Survey. He served in the Office of Human Resources at the Department of Agriculture and was the Deputy Administrator for Management, Food and Nutrition Service, before coming to the Department of the Interior.


Prior to his position at the Department of Agriculture, he was Chief of Compliance, Chief of Emergency Services, and Chief of Integrated Ethics for the VA Veterans Integrated Service Network in Denver. Before that, he served as the Director of the VA Health Administration center. 


He joined the VA after completing 22 years as an Air Force Medical Service Corps Officer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science-International Relations and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Arizona. He is also a graduate of the Air War College, George Washington University’s Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives, VHA’s Health Care Leadership Institute and VA’s Leadership VA.