Women in Business Initiative Advisory Board Members

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

  • School of Business Community Partner | Kerry O'Brien

    Retired
    Secretary, Women in Business Initiative 

    Kerry O'Brien is a mission and vision driven executive that enjoys working with leaders to achieve strategic goals and business objectives.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Elena Angell

    Director – Corporate Social Responsibility, Gartner
    Immediate Past Treasurer, Women in Business Initiative

    Elena 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Tonia Chagnon

    Founder, Delightful Plans
    Immediate Past Chair, Women in Business Initiative

    Tonia 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Molly K. Gimmel

    Co-Owner and CEO, Design To Delivery Inc.
    Member at Large, Board Events, Women in Business Initiative

    Molly K. Gimmel is the co-owner and chief executive officer of Design To Delivery Inc, an award-winning government contracting firm.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Megan Lynch

    Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
    Member at Large, Awards, Women in Business Initiative

    Megan Lynch is a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. 
  • School of Business Community Partner | Susan Kerr

    Vice President, Small Business Lender, Bank of Clarke County
    Member at Large, Membership, Women in Business Initiative

    Susan 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Laura Niel

    CFO, CPA, American Society of Radiologic Technologists
    Treasurer, Women in Business Initiative

    Laura 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | DeShawn Robinson-Chew

    Founder, SheEO Academy
    Member at Large, Mentorship, Women in Business Initiative 

    Business Owner and Developer; Strategic and Market Planning; Speaker, Author, Trainer and Workshop Facilitator.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Elese Roger

    CIO, Dewberry
    Women in Business Initiative Chair-Elect

    Lisa Roger is an accomplished senior executive with demonstrated capabilities in leadership, negotiations, public speaking, employee management and development, collaboration, process improvement and communications.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Stephanie Zimmermann

    Owner, Founder, and Chief Box Engineer, Lend A Box LLC
    Women in Business Initiative Chair

    Stephanie 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

  • School of Business Community Partner | Jocelyn Chase

    Owner, Kick Flip Recruiting
    Board Member, Women in Business Initiative

    Jocelyn Chase is the owner of Kick Flip Recruiting.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Sharon Galler

    President, STAT Association Management, Inc. 
    Board Member, Women in Business Initiative

    Sharon 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Rhonda Gaydos

    Partner, Edgespace
    Board Member, Women in Business Initiative

    Rhonda Gaydos is a Partner in Edgespace LLC, specializing in accounting and financial compliance solutions for government contractors.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Tonia Jacobson

    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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Erin Moore

    Senior VP, Loan Administration and Operations, The Freedom Bank of Virginia
    Board Member, Women in Business Initiative 

    Experienced Senior Vice President of Loan Administration with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Sheeja Philip

    Leader, Management Engineering, Cisco
    Board Member, Women in Business Initiative

    Sheeja Philip is a leader in management engineering at Cisco.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Stefani Tueme

    Client Relationship Manager, The Wolf Group, PC
    Board Member, Women in Business Initiative

    Stefani 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Sarah White

    Area Manager, Lost Dog Café- Cowboy Cafe
    Board Member Sabbatical 2022-2023, Women in Business Initiative 

    Sarah 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

  • School of Business Community Partner | Kathy Albarado

    Founder and CEO, Helios HR

    As 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.
  • Founder, Boss Actions

    Talmar Anderson, The Boss Muse, is an expert at teaching business owners and entrepreneurs how to stop making the same hiring mistakes over and over again.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Tabetha Baume-Chandler

    CEO, Green Cyber Group, Inc

    As 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Sabria Biberaj

    Principal , CostTrend Consulting, Inc

    Sabria Biberaj is a principal at CostTrend Consulting, Inc.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Deniz Bilgesu

    Program Manager and Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP

    Deniz 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Kristina J. Bouweiri

    President and CEO, Reston Limousine

    Kristina Bouweiri is the majority owner of the Washington D.C.'s largest luxury transportation provider, Reston Limousine.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Beth Cabrera

    Senior Scholar, George Mason University, Center for Advancement of Well-Being

    Beth Cabrera is passionate about helping individuals and organizations apply knowledge from the field of positive psychology to achieve greater success and well-being.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Jeanine Callahan

    Organizational Change Management, Principal, MITRE Corp

    Jeanine Callahn is an executive leader who applies organization development methodologies to achieve corporate growth and profitability, positive employee experience, and customer delivery goals. 
  • School of Business Community Partner | Dominique Callins

    Family Law Section Leader, Simms Showers, LLP

    Dominique 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.
  • School of Business Community Partner | Kellye Clarke

    RGS Title

    Kellye Clarke has over 19 years of title/settlement industry and real estate law experience.