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
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.
CEO and President, Owner, Germane Systems, LC
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.
Program Manager – Global CSR, Gartner
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
Member at Large, Intirim Sponsorships & Fundraising, and 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.
Owner/Director, Academic Pathways, SpiderSmart of Rockville, and Spidersmart of Kensington
Member at Large, Membership, Women in Business InitiativeMary Koles is 100% dedicated to her students. She has demonstrated this time and again, first as a high school teacher in Nashville and Philadelphia, then as an academic consultant in Seoul, South Korea.
Women in Business Initiative Board Members
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.
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.
- Fitness Design Solutions, LLC is a functional fitness, movement education experience specializing in getting people moving again following injury or illness, using a combination of Health and Well-Being Coaching, Pilates, Yoga and Massage Therapy.
President and Owner, STAT Association Management, Inc.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.
Vice President, Bank of Clarke CountySusan 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 TechnologistsLaura 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.
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.
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.
Owner, Jaeger2, LLCShari Goodwin is a business strategist, leadership coach, author, speaker, and horsewoman with over 25 years of experience, including starting four companies and serving as director of program strategy for a global engineering firm.