Our People

Our people consist of the Board of Regents, staff and trainers. A diverse background among our Board of Regents helps lead Leadership Center for Excellence to success year after year. Additionally, the support and hard work of each staff member makes a positive impact on the organization as we continue to thrive and grow. Finally, our trainers and consultants help raise the quality of our services. We collaborate with a variety of professional consultants and experts to deliver targeted, high quality services for each client engagement, workshop, coaching opportunity and executive forum. Take a look below to see the amazing individuals who make up Leadership Center for Excellence.

Board of Regents

Mr. David Barkley ('11), CHAIR
Mr. David Barkley ('11), CHAIRBusiness Initiatives Director, Freddie Mac
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Mr. Mike Richardson ('13), CHAIR-ELECT
Mr. Mike Richardson ('13), CHAIR-ELECTVice President and Commercial Banking Officer, Chain Bridge Bank
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Mr. Greg Hamilton ('14), PAST-CHAIR
Mr. Greg Hamilton ('14), PAST-CHAIRPublisher & Co-Founder, Arlington Magazine
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Sheriff Beth Arthur ('01)
Sheriff Beth Arthur ('01)Arlington County Sheriff's Office
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Mr. George Bailey ('14)
Mr. George Bailey ('14)Senior Vice President, Lockton
Ms. Michele Fantt-Harris ('08)
Ms. Michele Fantt-Harris ('08)Senior Vice President of Human Resources, National Cooperative Bank, N.A.
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Ms. Shannon Flanagan-Watson ('07)
Ms. Shannon Flanagan-Watson ('07)Deputy County Manager, Office of the County Manager, Arlington County
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Ms. Betsy Frantz, Honorary Member '99
Ms. Betsy Frantz, Honorary Member '99President, Virginia Hospital Center Foundation
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Mr. Tim Hughes, '06
Mr. Tim Hughes, '06Managing Shareholder, Bean, Kinney & Korman, PC
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Ms. Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, '09
Ms. Elizabeth Jones Valderrama, '09Executive Director, OAR of Arlington, Alexandria and Falls Church
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Mr. Scott Nycum, '14
Mr. Scott Nycum, '14Director, Organizational Excellence and Performance, GDIT
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Mr. Garrett O'Shea, '11
Mr. Garrett O'Shea, '11President, PockitShip
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Ms. Mary Ellen Payne ('11)
Ms. Mary Ellen Payne ('11)Retired SVP, Verizon
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Mr. Scott Reamy, YPP Fall '16
Mr. Scott Reamy, YPP Fall '16External Affairs Manager - Corporate Public Policy, Dominion
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Mr. John Reiter ('11)
Mr. John Reiter ('11)Senior Vice President, BB&T
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Ms. Karen Rosales ('13),
Ms. Karen Rosales ('13), President & CEO, Arlington Community Federal Credit Union
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Ms. Elaine Turville ('14)
Ms. Elaine Turville ('14)Managing Director, Human Services & Nonprofit Programs, Accenture Federal Services
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Ms. Diana Waller ('18)
Ms. Diana Waller ('18)Founder and CEO, Chasing Dragons
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Note: Years listed after individuals’ names indicate the year in which they graduated from Leadership Arlington. “YPP” before a year indicates graduation from the Young Professionals Program.

Regional Leadership Council

Doug Brammer
Doug BrammerGovernment Affairs Manager, Verizon
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Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAE
Mark S. Ingrao, CCP, CAEPresident & CEO of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce
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Deborah T. Johnson
Deborah T. JohnsonRegional Director for State & Local Affairs for Northern Virginia, Dominion Energy
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Pinkie Dent Mayfield
Pinkie Dent MayfieldVice President-Corporate Affairs & Special Assistant to the Chairman of Graham Holdings Company
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Matthew D. Shank, Ph.D.
Matthew D. Shank, Ph.D.President, Marymount University
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Staff

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Karen Coltrane
Karen ColtranePresident & CEO
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Liz Nohra
Liz NohraCOO
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Lisa Fikes
Lisa FikesExecutive Director of Volunteer Arlington
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Tim Kime
Tim KimeDirector of Training
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Caitlin McKelway
Caitlin McKelwayEvents Manager
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Hannah Nequist
Hannah NequistPrograms Manager
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Barbie Parks
Barbie ParksAccounting Manager
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Miya Furukawa
Miya FurukawaEvents & Programs Coordinator
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Trainers & Consultants

Betsy Frantz
Betsy FrantzSenior Consultant
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Ted Bilich
Ted BilichConsultant
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Jan Day Gravel
Jan Day GravelSenior Consultant
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Mark Ingrao, CCP, CAE
Mark Ingrao, CCP, CAEConsultant
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Timothy Q. Kime, Jr.
Timothy Q. Kime, Jr.Consultant
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