The purpose of the Envision Lead Grow, Inc. Board of Directors is to provide direction and support as fiduciaries who steer the organization toward a sustainable future. The Board will adopt sound ethical practices, legal governance, and financial management policies, as well as ensure Envision Lead Grow has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Angela Reddix
Chair

Dr. Angela D. Reddix

1st Vice Chair

Monica Hammond

Treasurer

Kimberly M. Brown

Corresponding Secretary

Tonya Perkins

Miriam Goganious

Nancy Grden

Candice Hardiman

Bonita Billingsley Harris

Brint Martin

Dr. Stacie Otey-Scott

Susan Pilato

Ashley Smith

Toni Stubbs

Chair

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.

 

 

1st Vice Chair

Monica Hammond

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.

Treasurer

Kimberly M. Brown

Dr. Kimberly, or Dr. K as she is affectionately known, is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia. She credits receiving her foundation in community support and pouring into others to her parents who have displayed a strong sense of community and giving back whenever possible. Serving her community and giving back are principles Kimberly’s parents instilled in her even as a young child and she continues to live by these principles every day. Dr. Kimberly enjoys participating in the community work her church is involved in, being a part of Visionaries for Change, a philanthropic organization designed to support charitable causes in the black community, and serving on the board of Envision, Lead, Grow, a nonprofit organization instilling entrepreneurial skills into young girl bosses with the hope to eradicate challenges plaguing an underserved population.

Dr. K has a passion for teaching financial literacy skills as well as helping single women navigate what can be a lonely and challenging life season. Continuing to develop self is an important aspect of Kimberly’s daily life and she believes you should never stop learning and growing.

Dr. Kimberly’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University and a Master of Science Degree in Accounting from Michigan State University. 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, where she serves as Executive Pastor. In 2019, she completed the Doctorate of Strategic Leadership Program at Regent University and most recently became licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Virginia.

When not working, Dr. K enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, or planning events. Dr. Kimberly is married to the love of her life, Linwood Williams and is excited to see all that God will do through their union.

Corresponding Secretary

Tonya Perkins

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.

Miriam Goganious

Miriam Goganious is Elevance Health’s Ethics, Compliance and Privacy National Staff Vice  President of Operations. In this role, she leads the implementation of enterprise initiatives to  ensure all compliance programs are effective and efficient in identifying and correcting  noncompliance. 

She has also served as Regional Compliance Officer where she oversaw compliance programs for 16 states. She previously was a Human Resources Associate Vice President at Amerigroup providing strategic, consultative human resources leadership.  

Miriam earned a Bachelor of Arts from Appalachian State University where she also received a  volleyball scholarship. She resides in Chesapeake, VA with her husband and two children.



 

 

Nancy Grden

Nancy Grden is President & CEO for the Hampton Roads Executive Roundtable to expand the region’s   economy, leverage entrepreneurship and innovation, and lead GO Virginia’s Region 5.

She recently led ODU’s Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship and was inaugural Executive Director, Hampton Roads Maritime Collaborative for Growth & Innovation.

An executive, entrepreneur, and collaborative change agent, Ms. Grden founded/co-founded biotech/healthcare companies Genomind, Amerigroup, Lifescape, and ValueOptions.  She served as CMO/CDO with BankofAmerica and Elevance predecessor companies.   Her public sector experience includes U.S. HUD and National Conference of State Legislatures.   

She is inaugural Chair of 757 Collab, past Chair of 757 Angels, and serves on numerous economic development and education boards.  Among her awards are “Virginia 500 Power List” 2022 and 2023.

Ms. Grden holds an MBA (University of South Carolina), Master of Regional Planning (University of North Carolina), and B.A. Economics (Bucknell University).


 

Candice Hardiman

Just imagine having a career where you shop, travel, & negotiate to get the best deals.  I am Candice Hardiman, and this has been my career for over 25 years.  I am married to Travis Hardiman and have an 18-year-old son Justin Hardiman and 16-year-old daughter Jordan Hardiman. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from University of Missouri – Columbia aka MIZZOU. 

I earned my degree in Business with minor in Marketing.  I entered the world of fashion to explore my passion for buying. I’ve always had a passion for knowing the latest trends and shopping at various stores for good deals. I’ve been a buyer for Target, Ann Taylor, Walmart, Payless Shoe Source, TJX Companies, Staples and now Director of Merchandising for Dollar Tree.  I am hooked by the fact I can be a part of people’s lives by influencing their purchasing habits. I’ve been recognized by several companies for my contributions of driving profitable sales.

I travel with my team around the world to negotiate the best value for our customers.  I’ve been to Shenzhen, China~ Florence, Italy~ Barcelona, Spain~ Antwerp, Belgium~ Kowloon, Hong Kong~ Frankfurt, Germany~ Amsterdam, Netherlands~ London, England & Paris, France. What makes me happy is seeing smiles on someone’s face when you share your blessings. I like to give back and make time to uplift and support others. I’ve been very blessed to have mentors and leaders to support my journey in Corporate America. I want to dedicate more time giving back to others and being part of their journey.

Bonita Billingsley Harris

Bonita Billingsley Harris is Director of Media Relations for Dominion Energy, leading a team of electric, gas and nuclear communicators in six states. She has been recognized for outstanding communications and community service.

Previously, Bonita was Communications Manager at the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office. She developed an inmate motivational video series, published a monthly newsletter, co-founded the Norfolk youth football camp and anchored City of Norfolk news.

Bonita was also an award-winning television news reporter/anchor; an elected Chesapeake School Board member and an Old Dominion University Adjunct Professor.

Bonita and husband Elisha “Cadillac” Harris have three daughters and one granddaughter.

Brint Martin

A native of Atlanta, Ga., Brint Michelle Martin is the Director of Alumni Affairs at Hampton University. A two-time graduate of Hampton, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing in 1999 and a Master of Business Administration degree in 2007. Martin began her professional career in 2000 as an admissions territory manager at Hampton University. Martin joined the Office of Alumni Affairs in April 2015 as an assistant director and became director in June 2016. Her position was expanded to Assistant Vice President for Development & Director of Alumni Affair in 2021 after a record year in alumni fundraising. In addition to her work with Hampton University, she is an entrepreneur and has served as a business development consultant for small businesses over the years. 

Martin is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated (Norfolk, VA), Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority Incorporated, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Incorporated, NAACP, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She also has over 17 years of experience as a dance coach on the high school, college, and semi-professional levels where she continues to give back to the area youth through clinics and camps. She currently serves as the Team Coordinator for Hampton University’s Ebony Fire Dance Team.

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.”

Susan Pilato

Susan Pilato has owned her company since she was 26. She directed her business through two recessions and strives to provide services relevant to the demand of current market trends. Her firm is focused on corporate environments, which is an area of strength for Susan and her business partner, Donna Counts. As evidence of their success, PC&A Business Environments provides furniture procurement, facility maintenance and interior design services for all of Towne Bank and their related businesses. In 2014, her business acquired Arrington Commercial Interiors and expanded its services as a commercial furniture dealership.  They are the exclusive partner for Inscape, Artopex and Mantra Inspired Furniture with offices in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia and Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Mantra Inspired Furniture line is designed and owned by Susan’s company and built by the Amish community in Ohio.

Susan has served on many Boards of Directors in leadership positions, including as President for Norfolk SPCA and Ghent Business Association Boards and was the Past President of Riverpoint Civic League. She previously served on the Downtown Norfolk Council Board and Virginia Tech Interior Design Advisory Board.  She currently serves as Chairman for the Bon Secours DePaul Foundation Board and is a TowneBank Norfolk Region Board Director. Susan was a mentor for young girls with Envision Lead Grow and now is proud to serve on the ELG board.  She currently co-hosts the podcast The Vine Experience with Dr. Angela Reddix in hopes of spreading the word of the ELG mission along with opening up conversation about race relations in our country.

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith co-anchors 13News Now Daybreak and 13News Now at Noon.  She also contributes stories to 13News Now’s Making A Mark franchise,  highlighting inspirational moments and people in Hampton Roads.

Ashley is a board member of the Miss Virginia Organization. She is president  emeritus of Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals.

Ashley is Music Director at New Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in  Virginia Beach.

Ashley graduated from Regent University with an M.A. in journalism and Old  Dominion University with a B.S. in communication.

Ashley participated in pageants for seven years. Most notably, she was  named Miss United States 2011.

Toni Stubbs

Toni Stubbs is vice president of technology engineering and operations for Cox Communicaitons. 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 in addition to parts of North Carolina.

Toni joined Cox Communications as vice president, information technology based in Tyler, Texas in 2005. There she was the leading technical executive for the region which included three customer care centers. In 2006, she joined the Virginia Hampton Roads team, extending the scope of her role to encompass both technical and strategic planning leadership. Over the years, Toni’s scope has included IT, project management, fiber construction, plant maintenance and engineering.  In her current role, Toni provides focused strategic and operational direction to 150+ engineering team members, ensuring the delivery and support of the platforms supporting a superior customer experience for over 1 million residential and business customers today and into the future.

Toni earned a B.A. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from Mercy College of Detroit.  She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Toni has completed several executive development programs, including CTAM at the Harvard Business School, the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute, and the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program at the UVA Darden School of Business.  Toni holds several Cablefax recognitions as one of the industry’s top minorities in technology.

Toni serves on a number of boards supporting the community as well as the cable industry.