OUR PEOPLE

Our Faculty and Staff are leaders committed to lifelong professional growth and community engagement.  They are engaging presenters who appreciate the unique role civic-based leadership programs play in building individual leadership capacity and community-wide leadership capacity. Interacting with leaders at the local, state, and national levels across business, government, and nonprofit sectors, our team shares insights and experiences with program participants that help them become change agents in their spheres of influence.

BOARD OF REGENTS

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Leadership

Mr. Scott Reamy (LA '19 & YPP Fall '16), CHAIRMAN
Manager Electric Distribution Design - Northwest, Dominion Energy
Mr. Stephen A. Leach (D&I '19), CHAIR-ELECT
Director, D&I People and Culture, The Walt Disney Studios
Tim Hawkins
Mr. Tim Hawkins ('15), TREASURER
President and CEO, LTBD, PC

Board Members

Ms. Kate Bates (LA ’15 & YPP ‘11)
President & CEO, Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Mr. George Bailey ('14)
Senior Vice President, Lockton
Mr. Tim Hughes ('06)
Managing Shareholder, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC
Brian Moore
Mr. Brian Moore ('20)
Head of Virginia Public Policy, Amazon
Mr. Scott Nycum ('14)
Inclusion, Diversity & Giving Executive, General Dynamics Information Technology
Betsy Sharon
Ms. Betsy Sharon (D&I)
Executive Vice President, Compliance Officer and Counsel, Chain Bridge Bank
Ms. Kristen Vaughan
Managing Director, Accenture
Ms. Diana Waller ('17)
Founder and CEO, Chasing Dragons
Ms. Nancy White ('17)
Executive Director, Arlington Free Clinic

Note: Years listed after individuals’ names indicate the year in which they graduated from Leadership Arlington. “YPP” before a year indicates graduation from the Ignite Young Professionals Program. "D&I" before a year indicates graduation from the DMV Diversity & Inclusion Institute.

STAFF & CONSULTANTS

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Lisa Fikes
President & CEO
Hannah Dannenfelser
Hannah Dannenfelser
Community Engagement Director
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Krysta Jones
DEIB Advisor
Brenda Nardone
Brenda Nardone
Program & Event Manager
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Cynthia Quinn
Accountant
Jennifer Roeder
Jennifer Roeder
Communications Consultant

FACULTY

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Catherine Anchin
Catherine Anchin
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Beth Arthur
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Kate Bates
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Mary-Claire Burick
Ignite Young Professionals Faculty
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Dulce M. Carrillo
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Jay Fisette
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Anita Friedman
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Tracy Sayegh Gabriel
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Dr. Bryna Helfer
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Elenor Hodges
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Krysta Jones
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Chitra Kumar
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Aaron Miller
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Jason Najjoum
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Scott Nycum
Ignite Young Professionals Faculty
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Rosaelena O'Neil
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Charles "Andy" Penn
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Cynthia Richmond
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Marsha Semmel
Leadership Arlington Faculty
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Elizabeth Jones Valderrama
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Nancy White
Leadership Arlington Faculty