Women in Business Initiative advisory board members are professionals supporting businesswomen and female business students.
Our board members represent numerous industries and the members are carefully vetted before accepted for a two-year term.
Women in Business Initiative Executive Committee
Secretary, Women in Business InitiativeKerry O'Brien is a mission and vision driven executive that enjoys working with leaders to achieve strategic goals and business objectives.
Director – Corporate Social Responsibility, Gartner
Immediate Past Treasurer, Women in Business InitiativeElena Angell is an experienced program and project manager specializing in corporate responsibility and employee engagement with a more than seven year exceptional track record in the field, both on the corporate and the non-profit sides.
Founder, Delightful Plans
Immediate Past Chair, Women in Business InitiativeTonia Chagnon is the founder of Delightful Plans. For over 25 years she has provided marketing, planning, and tactical SWAT team support to area nonprofits, marketing and branding companies, and entrepreneurs.
Co-Owner and CEO, Design To Delivery Inc.
Member at Large, Board Events, Women in Business InitiativeMolly K. Gimmel is the co-owner and chief executive officer of Design To Delivery Inc, an award-winning government contracting firm.
Vice President, Small Business Lender, Bank of Clarke County
Member at Large, Membership, Women in Business InitiativeSusan Kerr is a respected financial servicers professional with over twenty-five years of experience, including thirteen years in banking as a portfolio manager, a private banker, and most recently a small business lender with the Bank of Clarke County.
CFO, CPA, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
Treasurer, Women in Business InitiativeLaura Niel leads the finance team at the American Society of Radiologic Technologists partnering with colleagues to make progress on the mission of elevating the medical imaging profession and improving safety for patients.
Founder, SheEO Academy
Member at Large, Mentorship, Women in Business InitiativeBusiness Owner and Developer; Strategic and Market Planning; Speaker, Author, Trainer and Workshop Facilitator.
Women in Business Initiative Chair-ElectLisa Roger is an accomplished senior executive with demonstrated capabilities in leadership, negotiations, public speaking, employee management and development, collaboration, process improvement and communications.
Owner, Founder, and Chief Box Engineer, Lend A Box LLC
Women in Business Initiative ChairStephanie Zimmermann is co-owner and co-founder of Lend A Box LLC. Lend A Box offers one of the most innovative, easy, and smart ways to move in the Washington, D.C., metro area.
Women in Business Initiative Board Members
President, STAT Association Management, Inc.
Board Member, Women in Business InitiativeSharon Galler is the founder and president of STAT. She formed STAT, a woman-owned business, in 1986 to provide a broad range of sales and services to the association industry.
Board Member, Women in Business InitiativeRhonda Gaydos is a Partner in Edgespace LLC, specializing in accounting and financial compliance solutions for government contractors.
Interim Home Business Development Manager, Interim Homes, Inc.Energetic sales, business dev & client relationship professional with strong program/project management and communications skills to support the evolving requirements, priorities and objectives of any business she serves.
Senior VP, Loan Administration and Operations, The Freedom Bank of Virginia
Board Member, Women in Business InitiativeExperienced Senior Vice President of Loan Administration with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry.
Client Relationship Manager, The Wolf Group, PC
Board Member, Women in Business InitiativeStefani started her career almost 10 years ago at MetLife - Brazil. She left Metlife to pursue a Study/Exchange program in the United States where she has lived since.
Area Manager, Lost Dog Café- Cowboy Cafe
Board Member Sabbatical 2022-2023, Women in Business InitiativeSarah has worked in management in many ways over her career in the food industry culminating in her current role overseeing four restaurants in a small chain.
Women in Business Initiative Emeritus Members
Founder and CEO, Helios HRAs Founder and CEO of Helios HR, an award-winning human capital and talent acquisition consulting firm, Kathy Albarado is passionate about helping leaders discover what is possible with a talent strategy that seizes opportunities.
CEO, Green Cyber Group, IncAs a National Security policy, procedure and secure area design subject matter expert, Tabetha Chandler has over 24 years of commercial and government security compliance experience along with IT industry network and systems operations, security and integration management.
Program Manager and Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLPDeniz Bilgesu brings 16+ years of progressive experience managing and improving interagency policies, processes, and mechanisms both within the Federal government and as an expert consultant at the White House, Department of State, Department of Defense, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Senior Scholar, George Mason University, Center for Advancement of Well-BeingBeth Cabrera is passionate about helping individuals and organizations apply knowledge from the field of positive psychology to achieve greater success and well-being.
Organizational Change Management, Principal, MITRE CorpJeanine Callahn is an executive leader who applies organization development methodologies to achieve corporate growth and profitability, positive employee experience, and customer delivery goals.
Family Law Section Leader, Simms Showers, LLPDominique Callins is the Family Law Section Leader for Simms Showers, LLP. She received a B.A. from Florida A&M University, and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar. Prior to law school, she taught middle school.