OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Director, Treasury Services Officer
Amma Guerrier is a Treasury Management Officer in the Middle
Market Banking & Specialized Industries in the Mid-Atlantic
Region. Amma will focus on the continued expansion of the
She has over 20 years in banking to include Treasury Services
and Private Banking. Most recently she was Director of Treasury
Management for Xenith Bank. In this role she led a Treasury
Sales team and supported a client base spanning from middle
market, government banking and the Yacht division.
Amma is active in the local business community serving as a
Virginia Beach Vision Board member, Envision Lead Grow board
member, and the co-President of the Hampton Roads Association
for Financial Professionals. She also recently served on the
Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force.
Amma received her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree from Old
Dominion University and is a graduate of the Virginia Banker’s
School of Bank Management at UVA. Married to Chris, they
currently reside in Virginia Beach with their daughter Laila.
Dr. Angela D. Reddix
Dr. Angela D. Reddix is a visionary and innovative thinker with global perspective and entrepreneurial drive. As a passionate mentor and advisor to the next generation of young girls and women, Angela is a leading advocate for entrepreneurship as a way of creating positive transformation in the world.
Angela is President & CEO of ARDX, an award-winning healthcare management and IT consulting firm dedicated to improving the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable populations. She also serves as Chairman and Founder of Envision Lead Grow, a Norfolk-based nonprofit organization aimed at aspiring girls of all ages to chart their destinies by teaching them the critical skills and dedication it takes to accomplish their dreams through entrepreneurship.
Angela’s unique ability to inspire greatness through the lessons of her own story earned her the Humanitarian Award presented by the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the Women of Achievement Award presented by Old Dominion University, ODU’s Founder’s Day Regional Service Award, the Leading Ladies of Hampton Roads Award presented by Coastal Virginia Business Magazine, the Still Hope Foundation’s Entrepreneurial Excellence Award, the US Chamber of Commerce’s Big Blue-Ribbon Award, Inside Business’s Women in Business Award, and many other notable achievements.
As a trusted community leader, Angela serves as a member of the Women President’s Organization, and board member and trustee to various local organizations including the United Way of South Hampton Roads Foundation Board of Trustees, the YWCA of South Hampton Roads Board of Directors, Old Dominion University’s Friends of the Humanities Board, the Junior Achievement Board of Directors, the Kempsville Entrepreneurship Academy Board of Advisors, Norfolk State University’s School of Business Advisory Board, and the Hampton Roads Chamber Regional and Trustee Board.
A committed lifelong learner, Angela received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from James Madison University, a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Bowie State University with a focus on Training, a graduate certificate in Healthcare Compliance from The George Washington University, and her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Angela was born in Norfolk, Virginia, and has a husband and three children.
Anne Bibeau focuses her practice on Labor & Employment Law, Commercial & General Litigation, and Tax Litigation. She represents clients before federal, and state courts, arbitrators/mediators, and administrative agencies, including the EEOC and NLRB. She advises clients on sexual harassment, workplace investigations, the Family and Medical Leave Act, disability law, labor relations, and other labor and employment law matters.
Prior to joining Vandeventer Black, Anne worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, in Washington, D.C., where she litigated civil tax cases in federal district, and state courts nationwide. Many of her cases were complex, multi-million dollar matters. Anne also worked for the U.S. Postal Service Law Department in Washington, D.C. and New York, where she litigated labor and employment cases, handled labor disputes, and trained and advised management on preventative human resources strategies.
Charmin N. Rickards
Charmin N. Rickards is a retired Lieutenant Commander who served over 22 years in the United States Navy. As a Medical Service Corp Officer, Charmin built her sterling reputation as a fair and influential Naval Officer and Leader while serving in a myriad of positions. Currently Charmin is the Affirmative Employment Program Manager at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service.
Charmin holds a B.S in Human Resource Management from Troy State University and a M. Ed from Old Dominion University. Charmin also earned a diversity certification from Diversity Training University International. She is also a John Maxwell certified trainer, coach, and speaker.
Today’s leader is looked upon to master the art of balance. Balancing work, a career (personal and educational development) and home, require determination and strong organizational skills. Charmin is the epitome of that leader. A proponent of physical, mental and emotional fitness, as the CEO of Teachable Learnable Solutions, LLC, Advisory Board Member for Synergy Learning Institute, Women Veteran Program as well as prior Vice President and Co-founder of Girl Power United, Charmin continues to diligently strive to equip tomorrow’s leaders.
Monica Hammond has more than 20 years of leadership experience building Sales, Customer Service and Operations at top-tier companies. As a key strategic contributor, her vision and expertise in business performance have driven notable enterprise growth in the technology sectors. Monica brings valuable insight and knowledge regarding the leadership and management challenges faced by growing companies and brands.
Beginning her career in the telecommunication industry, Monica developed an interest in customer satisfaction and parlayed this interest into an Account Management position. Demonstrating initiative from the start, Monica pioneered sales, account management, and customer relationship techniques that were very successful with customers and clients. Quickly establishing herself as a leader, in less than three years, Monica earned fast-track promotion into management.
Offering a rare blend of creative and operational strengths, Monica has achieved exciting company and departmental turnarounds and is recognized for her success in retaining customers and providing superior customer satisfaction. Her strategic approach to building a business is reflected in her work at Qwest and Verizon Wireless. Her diverse business experience has helped her develop highly effective leadership teams.
Monica has held various senior level positions within the telecommunication industry. Currently, Vice President-Business & Government Customer Operations for Verizon’s Wireless Business Group, the wireless support and solutions provider for national, major, government, and small-to-medium business accounts. She is responsible for advancing organizational strategy, driving industry-leading results and strengthening internal alliances in support of a world-class customer experience. Before assuming her current position, Monica was Executive Director of Center and Online Operations for Verizon Enterprise Solution, responsible for the day-to-day operation of VES Operation Service Centers.
She has a Master of Arts degree from Bowie State University. She is also a proud alumnus of Virginia State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Monica has a strong commitment to her community and family. She has worked closely with mentoring programs that focus on the development of young girls. She also donates her time speaking to families of domestic violence.
She is married and the proud mother of two children.
Mike Alexander is a dynamic information technology professional with more than 30 years of experience. He has demonstrated expertise in assessing, planning, developing and deploying large-scale custom developed software applications and ERP software systems.
Mike has worked in small to medium-sized business as well as global companies. He has managed programs, projects and departments with multi-million dollar budgets. Mike believes in teamwork to tackle any job and finding ways for each team member to contribute and grow professionally.
Mike graduated from George Mason University with a degree in computer science and business management. He enjoys sports and the outdoors with his wife and three kids. He is also a proud supporter of the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and the Lupus Foundation.
Sarah Kiah Morton
Sarah Kiah Morton is a Vice President with USI Insurance Services in Norfolk, Virginia, specializing in employee benefits consulting and serving mid to large size employer clients. As a licensed Life and Health agent in the state of Virginia, she has over 10 years of experience in the employee benefits field and works to achieve the best outcome for successful management of her client’s employee benefit plans. Sarah’s expertise includes fully-insured and self-funded insurance products, underwriting, clinical analysis, employee engagement, worksite wellness, HR tools and services, and project management.
Sarah has always been active in her local community and believes strongly in the power of mentorship, having experienced its impact firsthand in her own life. She is a current and past member of several local community boards, including serving as the Chair of the Young Associates Board of the Hermitage Museum & Gardens, a member of the Rotary Club of Princess Anne at Town Center’s Future Leaders Program, SunTrust Hampton Roads Diversity Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Virginia NORML. Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, she has been a part of the Hampton Roads community for over 10 years and is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia.
Susan Pilato has owned her company since she was 26. She directed her business through two recessions and strives to provide services relevant to demand of current market trends. Her firm is focused on corporate design, which is an area of strength for Susan and her business partner, Donna Counts. As evidence of her success, Pilato & Counts provides facility maintenance and interior design services for all of Towne Bank and their related businesses. It is unusual for an interior design firm to provide the extent of facility maintenance that Pilato & Counts is known for. In 2014, Pilato & Counts acquired Arrington Commercial Interiors and became PC&A Business Environments. PC&A expanded its services as a commercial furniture dealership and is the exclusive partner for West Elm Workspace for all of Southeastern Virginia. PC&A is the only mid market dealer for West Elm Workspace in the country as well as the only designer owned dealership for them.
Susan has served on many Boards of Directors in leadership positions, including as President for Norfolk SPCA and Ghent Business Association Boards. She currently serves as Chairman for the BonSecours DePaul Foundation Board, TowneBank Norfolk Region Board Director, and she is the Past President of Riverpoint Civic League. She previously served on the Downtown Norfolk Council Board. Susan is also a mentor for young girls with Envision Lead Grow.
Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott
Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a graduate of Regent University, which she accomplished while having 2 of her 3 children. Her experience includes time spent as a Primary Care Psychologist for Portsmouth and Ghent Family Medicine practices with Eastern Virginia Medical School, a joint appointment as an Assistant Professor at EVMS in the departments of Family & Community Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, and Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University.
She now serves as the Executive Director of Community Wellness at The Mount, located in Chesapeake, Virginia and Clinical Director of The Mount’s Summit Wellness Center, serving over 12,000 partners.
Dr. Otey-Scott’s radio and television credits include the “Call Dr. SOS” radio segment and 2 national television appearances on “Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal”, as a featured Clinical Psychologist on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Dr. Otey-Scott also has a digital platform, CallDoctorSOS.com, where she teaches each of us how to live life fully through successful relationships. If you desire to explore the impact of relationships on your life, CallDoctorSOS.com is the place to start.
Dr. SOS believes that we all need help from time to time navigating the demands of managing relationships and being self-reflective, so we can become the person God has called us to be, her calling is helping people make sense of the touch points of relationships in their lives that are key to achieving happiness and peace.
As she often states, “life is about relationships.”
Tiffany Williams is the Director of Stewardship and Special Gifts for Virginia Wesleyan University. She has most recently been selected as one of the 2018 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Millennials On the Move. She currently serves as the 2018-2019 President of the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach. She is also a member of tHRive, Young Professionals of the Hampton Roads Chamber and serves on the Board for Children’s Harbor. She has membership with Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Tiffany has a passion has a passion for service and philanthropy and values the importance of being present and hands for the future generation.
Toni Stubbs is vice president of technology engineering and operations for Cox in Virginia. In this role, Toni leads all network planning, engineering and Master Telecommunications Center operations across Cox Virginia’s Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia and Roanoke footprints. Additionally, Toni leads an enterprise engineering fulfillment operations team.
Toni first joined Cox as vice president -information technology with Cox’s previous Middle America system, headquartered in Tyler, Texas. There she was the leading technical executive for the region which included three customer care centers. In 2006, she joined the Hampton Roads team, extending the scope of her role to encompass both technical and strategic planning leadership. In 2009, Toni’s scope expanded statewide, and in 2012 she assumed additional responsibility for Cox’s network operations functions in Virginia. In her current role, Toni provides focused strategic and operational direction to over 185 team members, ensuring the delivery and support of the platform supporting a superior customer experience for over 1 million customers today and into the future.
Toni earned a B.A. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Mercy College located in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In 2009, Toni completed the CTAM Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School and in 2014, she graduated from the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute. Toni holds several Cablefax recognitions as one of the industry’s top minorities in technology.
Toni is a member of SCTE, Information Technology Senior Management Forum (ITSMF) and is the Chapter Mentor for Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) -Virginia. She currently sits on the Urban League of South Hampton Roads board as well as the WICT Virginia Board. Additionally, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Norfolk State University Department of Technology.
Toni is actively involved in with her church, volunteers for a number of organizations within the community, and spends time doing missions work abroad. She is an advocate for children in foster care and those in need. Toni and her two daughters are animal lovers and share their home with their four dogs.
Ms. Tonya Perkins has been Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager at The Old Point National Bank Of Phoebus since August 26, 2012. Ms. Perkins was previously a Senior Business Banking Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Bank. In addition, she is a member of the board for the Urban League of Hampton Roads and the Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce.
Kimberly Michelle Brown
Kimberly Michelle Brown, a native of Chesapeake, VA, has a heart for mentoring and uplift those around her, especially dedicated toward teenage girls and young adult single women. Kimberly’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. Upon graduating from NCA&T, Kimberly attended Michigan State University where she obtained her Masters in the Science of Accounting Degree in 2013. After spending two years working in public accounting with big four firm, Deloitte & Touche, LLP in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kimberly returned home to join the staff at her father’s church, The Mount. Kimberly works in the Office of Finance and Human Resources. In 2016, she began her tenure at Regent University where she is pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership and is a candidate for graduation in May 2020. Kimberly is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and serves as a board member as well as the accountant for The Elder’s House, Incorporated, a residential care facility for teenage boys in the Greater Hampton Roads Area. Most recently, Kimberly joined the Norfolk State University School of Business as an adjunct professor in accounting. Serving her community and giving back whenever possible are principles Kimberly’s parents instilled in her even as a young child.
Tony Aveiro is a digital innovator, marketing technologist and value-creating specialist who helps companies of all sizes identify opportunities and find new ways to optimize business, find new customers, define new products and make growth happen. He is known for creating meaningful consumer journey’s, by designing customer-centered digital transformations that deliver a tangible impact to his clients’ bottom line.
Lameikia Robinson is a Gas Supply Analyst at Virginia Natural Gas (VNG). Her role is to optimize use of assets while minimizing costs, ensuring that all Virginia Natural Gas consumers receive their natural gas at the lowest prices possible while keeping safety first. She maintains awareness on all regulatory actions related to natural gas.
Lameikia has worked at Virginia Natural Gas for the past eight years. She currently sits on the board for Inspire, VNG’s women’s employee resource group, as secretary.
Lameikia holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Washburn.
Ronald (Ron) Lewis is a recently retired, Army general who graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Ron has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.
Ron has 30-years of senior executive experience in:
- Department of Defense (DoD) contracting and operations
- Aerospace Industry
- Global Security
- Public Affairs
Ron spent most of his career working as a strategist, military leader, organization manager, and director of plans and operations. The organizations he led ranged in size from 30 to 20,000 personnel.
Much of Ron’s recent experience was at the cabinet level within the United States, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.
Ron is a proven strategic planner, team builder, change manager and public speaker. He has had comprehensive experience as a transformational leader and problem solver of complex and dynamic challenges.
Ron is a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and is currently enrolled in the LEAD Hampton Roads Signature Program.
John Polidori II
John J. Polidori II is a technology and business professional with over 25 years of experience in leadership, personal communication, team building, strategy, global account sales and management, operations and P&L management. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Mastermind Lounge™, a global video mentoring platform, and is the owner of Venia Consulting, a boutique consulting company which specializes in best practices in management, team building, leadership, employee engagement, leadership and strategy.
Mr. Polidori has spent decades building processes for new and existing organizations to further business and operational success. In a previous position he oversaw an account base with a peak P&L of $60MM with over a 99% client revenue retention rate vs. a company rate of approximately 75%. His background includes work for a global Fortune 10 technology company, as well as managing other global enterprise teams and clients for the organizations he has represented. Polidori received his MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business Executive Program, and his BA from St. John Fisher College, where he was a four-year member of the varsity football team.
John’s personal purpose, which subsequently lead to the creation of Venia, is focused solely on helping others. Whether that is in a professional or personal setting, the goal has always been the same: Find ways to help people and better the cause. This stems from starting his leadership very early as the oldest of six children in a large Italian family, with a beginning and ending sibling age gap of nearly 17 years. The journey consisted of a middle-class family that went through extreme financial and personal hardships. This lifelong journey of helping has endured through faith, family and having an extremely close group of friends, many of which are in his hometown of Herkimer, NY.
His spare time is spent teaching children, coaching sports and at family events, as well as church and other volunteer activities. He resides in Penfield, NY with his wife Heidi and two daughters, Grace and Faith.
Willie Lanier, Jr.
Willie is experienced in the construction and development of commercial properties. As founder of Lanier United, a private investment company, the firm showcases its dedication to quality through a portfolio properties that attract those who appreciate fine craftsmanship, innovation and design. With a focus on strategic multi-family properties, our company seeks to set a standard for excellence in the urban markets it invest in. Lanier United successfully completed the 103 unit Spectrum Apartments in Richmond, VA. Lanier United is currently engaged in the development of Mixed Use and Student Housing projects in Virginia and
Previously, he was a member of the Senior Management team at JE Dunn Construction, a $2.8 billion company. He participated on the project management/ estimating teams for several multi-million dollar projects including the Sprint World Headquarters Campus, Kauffman Foundation, Hilton Hotel and Casino and Sysco Foods Warehouse.
Willie is a past member of the board of the American Urological Association Foundation, Kansas City Chapter of the American Red Cross, Children’s TLC, Kansas City Sports Commission and the JMU Duke Club. Willie obtained a Bachelors of Science from James Madison University and an Executive Masters of Business from the University of Missouri.
Marteen founded Soul Being™ as a resource for preventative and holistic healthcare. With a mission to build community and unite the fragmented health and wellness marketplace through technology. Marteen has held a variety of leadership roles in a 20-year career. She also began volunteering with Hospice in 2012 and has since helped a large range of individuals using holistic therapies, from ages 5 to 97. She is a Reiki Master Teacher of the Usui Tibetan Lineage. She is a Meditation Coach who specializes in guiding the uninitiated in building a meaningful meditation practice. She lives in Maine with her daughter.
Shital Patel is a graduate of Indiana University – Kelley School of Business with a marketing degree. A natural born leader and entrepreneur, Shital has accumulated a vast twenty year journey of wisdom, expertise and resources that span across many diverse career and philanthropic circles. Her business experience has carried her through executive management, non-profit, tech, public and private financial services, healthcare/life sciences, manufacturing and government. Most recently, Shital served as the SVP of Operations & Support and as Chief Information Officer for Strada (previously known as USA Funds) where she oversaw Strada’s information technology platform, service development, definition and formation of new products, participation in new target acquisition/evaluations as well as the management and streamlining of complex IT environments into a dual functioning environment.
She used her many expertise on day-to-day management operations, driving efficiencies with cloud-based solutions, outsourcing partners, leveraging information across the entire brand to identify gaps and provide insights on improvements and new capabilities throughout the value chain. Before Strada, Shital worked at tech giant Microsoft for five years managing their enterprise sales business, achieving a one hundred and twenty-eight million dollar software quota and forty-million dollars in services (one of the largest in the Midwest District).
Prior to Microsoft, Shital served as the Chief Information Officer for the City of Indianapolis and Marion County. Her work with Indianapolis City and county governments included; development and implementation of technology strategies, support of fifty-four municipal agencies and seven thousand five hundred internal customers. She focused on services offered by City/County agencies and applying technology to provide more accessibility and efficiencies to the end user connection base.
Ms. Patel is a strong networker, relationship builder, collaborator and executor dedicated to meeting and exceeding growth targets while building/working with an effective team and developing the core values of company cultures. She is passionate about learning, adding to her expertise base, understanding what the challenges are that need solutions, adding value and positive impact to alliances, partnerships, organizations, customers, partners, her community and the world. Shital serves on the executive board of The Villages of Indiana and on the Board of The Tech Point Youth Foundation. Her latest non-profit assignment was in the education industry and the creation of a new platform for student engagement. A platform to empower students to more effortlessly flow through the higher educational land scape.
Throughout her journey, Shital has most enjoyed connecting with people in and outside the workplace, learning from her partnerships with strategic alliances, aligning with customers on their evolution of their technology journey and being a conduit of positive change in all areas of her life. To relax, Shital loves spending time with her two daughters, cooking for family and friends, and walking her Labradoodle – Cooper. She’s an avid reader, Netflix-binger, enjoys yoga and loves traveling.