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George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Women in Business

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Women in Business Initiative Members

Executive Committee 

Chair:

Anderson 2018

Talmar Anderson
Founder
Boss Actions

 

 

 

Chair Elect:

Jansen Monika

Monika Jansen
CEO/copywriter and strategist
Jansen Communications

Monika Jansen is head copywriter and strategist at Jansen Communications, a boutique marketing agency that specializes in copywriting and social media marketing. She and her team work with clients to create outstanding content and get it in front of the right people so they can hit their overall business goals. When she is not working with her team or building client relationships, she hangs out with her husband and kids, travels, snowboards, and laughs as much as possible.

Secretary: 

Duvall Brenda 002Brenda DuVall
Innovative Executive Consultant
STS International, Inc.

 

 

 

Treasurer/Sponsorship Committee Chair:

Campbell 2018Kathy Campbell '88, '98
Former, Corporate Finance 
ExxonMobil Corporation

 

 

 

 

Member at Large: 

Miley resizedCindy Miley '96
CEO
CFO Solutions LLC

Cindy Miley is a senior finance executive successful in consistently delivering outstanding results in fast paced, high growth environments. She is currently founder and CEO of CFO Solutions LLC. CFO Solutions is a firm that focuses on helping small business owners thrive and navigate their financial business successfully.
She has worked with firms in entrepreneurial growth stages as well as mature companies with revenues ranging from $100 million to $3 billion. Her proven hands-on approach includes building and leading finance teams that act as business partners, working with Board of Directors, auditors, banks, and attorneys. Her experience includes supporting an initial public offering, sell and buy side M&A due diligence, successful sale of company to a strategic partner, Sarbanes Oxley compliance, ERP system conversions, creation of a shared services model for finance, goodwill impairment testing, foreign currency, government contract compliance, and treasury management including hedge accounting.
Miley earned an MBA from the College of William and Mary, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia. As a George Mason University graduate (BS Accounting), she is thrilled to be on the board of the Women in Business Initiative at George Mason. 

Branding & Marketing Committee Chair: Vacant

Events Committe Chair: 

Deb Beckworth pic 2 JPEGDeb Beckworth
Decisive Point Consulting Group

 

 

 

 

College 2 Career Committee Chair:

Bjelland 2018Tammy Bjelland
President
Learning in Bloom

 Tammy Bjelland holds a BA and MA from the University of Virginia and is a certified master trainer by the Association for Talent Development. She is the founder and president of Learning in Bloom, a learning experience design company. She lives in Winchester, Virginia with her husband and two dogs.

 

Board Members:

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Tabetha Baume-Chandler
CEO
Green Cyber Group, Inc.

 

 

 

Corbatto DebiDebi Beck Corbatto '86, '03, '18
Senior Associate Athletic Director
George Mason University Athletics

 Debi Corbatto is the senior associate athletic director for Performance, Well-Being and Risk Management, as well as the NCAA athletics healthcare administrator for George Mason University Athletics.
Corbatto moved to this position in 2012 after serving as the associate head athletic trainer at Mason. She worked directly with men’s basketball, baseball, tennis, dance, and cheer. She has extensive experience in working with elite level athletes, and has completed rotations with USA Basketball and the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. In addition, she serves as the vice-chair on the Virginia Board of Medicine - Athletic Trainers Advisory Board
Corbatto has a broad education with a special emphasis on positive psychology and well-being. Her dissertation topic, “Trust as a Precursor to Flow: A Social-Cognitive View of Flow in Elite Coach/Athlete Dyads” is an introduction to her understanding of the importance of positive psychology in high performance athletics. She has presented to national and international audiences on a variety of topics associated with elite athletic performance.

Biberaj resizedSabria Biberaj '85
Principal 
CostTrend Consulting, Inc

Sabria Biberaj, CPA, CFCM, CGMA, CPCM, has more than 25 years of practical experience in government procurement regulations and financial management for private enterprises. She specializes in cost accounting, business strategies, financial and operations management, budgeting, disclosure statements, due diligence related to mergers & acquisitions of government contractors, Earned Value Management Systems, estimating systems, accounting system implementations, incurred cost submissions, contract closeouts, cost/price proposals, government audits and compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other procurement regulations.
She works closely with firms to ensure that accounting operations are accurate, efficient and timely, and that they comply with the applicable contract provisions of the FAR and CAS. Sabria works closely with contractors to strengthen internal controls, establish formal policies and procedures and prepare for audits by the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA), and other federal auditors.

Black 2018Linda Black
Financial Advisor
LifeMark Securities   

 

 

 

 

Callahan resizedJeanine Callahan '98
Organizational Change Management, Principal
MITRE Corp

 

 

   

Callins 2018Dominique Callins
Family Law Section Leader
Attentive Law Group, PLLC

 

 

 

 

Tonia 2018Tonia Chagnon
Chief Checkmarker
TO DOne Consulting

 

 

 

 

Salma resizedSalma Chaudry
Financial Consultant
Florin Group, LLC

 

 

 

 

Cohen resizedDeb Cohen
President
Deb Cohen, LLC

Deb Cohen, Ph.D., is an association executive with more than 25 years of experience advising, speaking and guiding nonprofit, academic, and for-profit entities. Her 2016 book, Developing Proficiency in HR: 7 Self-directed Activities for HR Professionals, focuses on self-development. As a former senior vice president, with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Cohen was responsible for a 50-person division covering knowledge services, original research, and the development of a profession-wide competency model. Under her direction, research services were transformed into a significant revenue stream, a curriculum guide for the HR profession was established and a competency model that forms the basis for a world-wide certification credential was created. 
Cohen received her Ph.D. in management and human resources and her master's degree in labor and human resources from Ohio State University. She is a certified HR professional with the designation SHRM-SCP. Cohen is the editor-in-chief for the quarterly journal, Employment Relations Today, and is an adjunct professor at George Washington University teaching MBA courses in strategic HR.

Davis 2018Carole Davis
Chief Financial Officer
InfiniSource Consulting Solutions, Inc.  

 

 

 

 

Dorsey 2018Gwendolyn Dorsey
Former Assistant Principal
Oakdale High School

 

 

 

 

Downes 2018Cynthia Downes
Consultant
Downes Consulting 

 

 

 

 

Galler 2018Sharon Galler
President
STAT Association Management

 

 

 

 

Garlanka resizedMadhu Garlanka
CEO
Allwyn Corporation

 

 

 

 

Harden resizedCourtney Harden
Founder
Courtney B. Harden, PLLC

 

 

 

 

Holland resizedDiane Holland
VP, Financial Services Manager
Access National Bank

Diane Holland is an assistant vice president and client services manager of the Reston Branch of Access National Bank. At Access National Bank, Holland believes in putting her clients first, and making their financial goals, her goals. What makes Access unique among community banks is their commitment to local business. With a background of more than 20 years in the banking industry, Holland is a trusted source to advise her clients on products and services that best meet their financial goals.
In addition to Mason’s Women in Business Initiative, she currently services on the Board of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce and the NAWBO Greater DC Board of Directors.

Amanda 2018Amanda Hsiung-Blodgett
Owner and Consultant
Miss Panda Chinese

 

 

 

 

Jordan 2018Tina Jordan
Vice President, Membership
AFCEA International

 

 

 

 

valerie resizedValerie Kaiser
Financial Adviser
Eldenstreet Financial

 

 

 

 

Koles 2018Mary Koles
Owner/Director
Academic Pathways, SpiderSmart of Rockville, and Spidersmart of Kensington

 

 

 

Krause resizedLori Krause
Associate Broker
Keller Williams

 

 

 

Lall 2018Lovely Lall
Founder and CEO
VPS Solutions

 

 

 

 

Maguire resizedNamrata Maguire
Founder & Director
Namrata Maguire, LLC

  

 

  

McDonald 2018Anna McDonald
Commercial Services Officer
United Bank

 

 

 

 

McGruderDawn McGruder
President
The McGruder Group

 

 

 

 

McLaughlin resizedKelly McLaughlin
CEO
KME.Digital

 

 

 

  

Miller resizedHolly Miller
Senior VP, Regional Non-Profit Practice Leader
USI Insurance Services. LLC

 

 

 

 

Molina resizedJan Molino
President & CEO
Aspire Ascend, LLC

Following a dynamic career in executive search, where Jan Molino specialized in placing c-suite and board leadership, her passion led her to form Aspire Ascend, a firm designed and dedicated to enhance the success of executive women in leadership. Because she’s been there, Molino knows and understands the challenges of women in leadership, and brings a wealth of expertise on issues that impact women as leaders in the c-suite and the boardroom. She has become a sought-after speaker and panel member when the subject is workplace gender balance and boardroom diversity, and her articles and blog posts often provide guidance and advice to women on the way up and to those who have already arrived in leadership positions. Molino believe that success in a global economy depends on the presence of women in executive leadership positions.

Prescott 2018Cachet Prescott
Director
Small Business Development Center at CBP

 

 

 

 

Riccardi 2018Amy Riccardi '04
CEO and Founder
HCM2020, LLC

 

 

 

 

DeShawn resizedDeShawn Robinson-Chew
She-EO, LLC

 

 

 

 

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Tracy K. Shen
Founder and Managing Partner
Florin Group LLC

 

  

Streb 2018Cara Streb '87
VP, Practice Delivery and Strategy
Accelera Solutions

Cara Streb has more than 30 years of proven senior-level operations management experience. For the last year, she has served as a vice president for Practice Delivery and Strategy, providing executive level oversight to the Program Management Office (PMO), Practice Areas, and engineers providing cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, IT Managed Service and Enterprise Solutions. She served as a vice president at CACI International Inc. for 14 years. At CACI, she was valued for her operational, teambuilding, and problem solving skills. Streb takes great pride in workforce development and building a culture based on integrity and good character. She holds a BS in information systems and operations management from George Mason University.

Taylor 2018Bonnie Taylor
Chief Marketing Strategist
CCS Innovations, LLC

 

 

 

 

Toruno BrigittaBrigitta Toruño
CEO/Founder
UNO Translations and Communications, LLC

 Brigitta Toruño’s love of her native language, Spanish, fueled her desire to work with languages and launch UNO Translations and Communications, LLC (UNO) in 1998. UNO considers itself a linguistic partner to companies, not only offering translation services, face-to-face interpretation, phone interpretation, sign language interpretation, and desktop publishing in more than 200 languages, but also consulting with companies in international cultural business issues. Toruño is a sought-after speaker, sharing her love of Hispanic culture. She has moved audiences with her portrayal of family and her inherited love of music. She also speaks about her expertise in Hispanic outreach, the importance of language translation, cross-cultural competence, cultural awareness and international business etiquette.

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Theresa White
Financial Strategist
Mass Mutual Capitol District

 

 

 

Zimmermann 2018Stephanie Zimmermann '93
Owner and Vice President
Lend A Box LLC

 

 

 

 

 Women in Business Emeritus 

 

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Kathy Albarado
Founder and CEO
Helios HR

 

 

 

 

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Kristina J. Bouweiri
President and CEO
Reston Limousine

 

 

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

 

 

 

kellyeclarkeKellye Clarke 
RGS Title 

 

 

 

 

 

Jen Dalton pic 2Jen Dalton
CEO & Founder 
BrandMirror

 

 

 

 

Shari Goodwin web

Shari Jaeger Goodwin
MS Biology '95
Owner
Jaeger2, LLC

 

 

 

Brenda Harrington webBrenda Harrington, ACC, CRP
President
Adaptive Leadership Strategies, LLC

 

 

hough 2Mary Hough
MBA '91

President
Continuity Consulting, LLC

 

 

 

Sirena JohnsonSirena Johnson, CPA
BS Accounting '99
Partner, Co-Practice Leader
Citrin Cooperman

 

 

 

Helen modly picHelen Modly
BSN Nursing '81
President
Focus Wealth Management, Ltd.

 

 

 

 

2015 5 29 Redpath Full PicJudy L. Redpath
MBA '84
Owner
VISTA Wealth Strategies LLC

 

 

 

Ola SageOla Sage
MS New Professional Studies '99
President and CEO
e-Management

 

 

 

 

Julie Simmons picJuliana Simmons
BS Management '96
Managing Director
Human Capital Strategic Consulting

 

 

 

carolyn thompson 2Carolyn Thompson
Managing Principal
Merito Group, LLC

 

 

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Maura WeinerMaura Burke Weiner 
President 
JuryMatters, Inc.