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 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.
Amma is the President of Executive Decision, a DBE and SWAM certified Management Consulting firm in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Founded in 2003, Executive Decision specializes in management consulting, corporate brand image, real estate support services, targeted marketing research and strategy, process improvement and service quality enhancement. Amma has also has an extensive banking background that ranges from Management, Treasury, Private Banking, Relationship Management, Lending, Risk and Project Management.
Her degree is in communications and marketing from Old Dominion University and she continues to stay involved as an alumnus. Amma was a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management at UVA. Amma also has a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace and a Six Sigma Green Belt certification.
Amma is active in the community where she lives with her husband Christopher and daughter Laila. Currently, she is a co-President of the Hampton Roads Association for Financial Professionals, a board member of Virginia Beach Vision and a founding board member of Envision Lead Grow. Additionally, she serves on the Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force, Women in Payments as well as numerous other professional and civic organizations.
Amma was a 2011 recipient of Inside Business’ Women In Business Award and was also awarded the Human Rights Award by the Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission in February 2007. Later in 2007, she was named one of Inside Business’ Top 40 under 40. She received the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ Award of Excellence in 2006. Most recently, Amma was awarded the Hampton Roads Gazeti Exemplar Award in 2019. This award was given in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the community.
Charmin N. Jacobs
Charmin N. Jacobs 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 the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service.
Charmin holds a B.S in Human Resource Management from Troy State University and an 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 CEO of Teachable Learnable Solutions, LLC and a best selling author.
Kimberly M. Brown
Dr. Kimberly Michelle Brown, a native of Chesapeake, VA, has a heart for mentoring and uplifting those around her, with special emphasis on teenage girls and 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, where she serves as Associate Executive Pastor. Most recently, Kimberly completed her terminal degree at Regent University where she obtained her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership as of December 2019. Kimberly is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and serves as a board member for The Elder’s House, Incorporated, a residential care facility for teenage boys in the Greater Hampton Roads Area. She also serves as a board member for Envision, Lead, Grow, an organization that aims to attack poverty by equipping young girl bosses with entrepreneurial skills. Serving her community and giving back whenever possible are principles Kimberly’s parents instilled in her even as a young child and she continues to live every day of her life.
Marteen is a Marketing & Healthcare executive with more than 20 years of experience leading systemic and sustainable change in matrix institutions. She is a brand builder and growth architect who provides the vision and strategy to lead organizations to increased levels of profitability and market dominance. She aligns company assets with market needs/trends to deliver innovative solutions that facilitate growth, propel multimillion-dollar revenues and drive competitive edge. She is Founder of Soul Being, a digital healthcare platform that connects patients with preventative wellness solutions. The framework allows organizations to maximize HSA programs, reduce claims costs, and improve health outcomes for employees and their families. She served as CEO of Soul Being before stepping into her current role at MaineHealth, the largest integrated health system in Northern New England. There she applies her entrepreneurial and thought leadership skills to drive improvement of the care delivery for more than 1.1 million patients. She is passionate about the mission of ELG and has served as a Mentor to girls in the program. She lives in Maine with her daughter.
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.
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.
Nancy Grden has been an entrepreneur before she knew the meaning of the word, having started or led activities since elementary school and in her family as the oldest of the grandchildren. Her career demonstrates that innovation and leadership can take place in many settings, and for her, they include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), BankofAmerica, and health care companies such as Amerigroup and ValueOptions, now part of Anthem. She is also is co-founder of several companies, including most recently biotech company Genomind, dedicated to improving mental wellness through application of genetic science. She currently serves as Associate Vice President for the Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (IIE) at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, where she leads IIE’s services as a one-stop shop for the campus and community to access resources and support for innovation and entrepreneurship.
Nancy serves on many Boards of Directors, including Chair of the Board for 757 Angels, and Board membership for 757 Accelerate, Norfolk Innovation Corridor, Women in Venture, Entrepreneurship Academy/Kempsville High School, RVA.757Connects, and The Norfolk Forum. She is currently on assignment as the founding Executive Director, Hampton Roads Maritime Collaborative for Growth & Innovation (HRMC). She was previously appointed to the Virginia Governor’s first Youth Entrepreneurship Council. In 2018, she received ELG’s Marble Loyalist Award as a founding partner. She holds an MBA from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s in Urban Planning from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Bucknell University.
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 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.
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.
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.