Meet The Team

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Robyn C. Jones, President

Ms. Jones is the Director of Client Engagement for a healthcare firm. She holds an M.S. in Information Technology from Nova Southeastern University. 


Wanda Gamble, Vice President

Ms. Gamble serves as a Corporate Vice President at ORAU.  She has a master degree in telecommunications from Golden Gate University. 


Marsha Anderson, Secretary

Marsha Anderson works with Amgen, Incorporated, in U.S. Market Value and Access. She holds an M.B.A. from St. John's University.  


Denise Whetstone, Treasure

Ms. Whetstone works in real estate. She holds an M.A. in Counseling from Wake Forest University. 


Debra Parks, Financial Secretary

Ms. Parks currently works as a Management and Program Analyst for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She holds a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ohio University. 

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Dawn Tucker-Thomas, Compliance

Ms. Tucker-Thomas currently serves as a University Grants Manager for the U.S. Department of Transportation. She has an M.S. in Transportation Planning and a Juris Doctor degree.


Stacey Hardy-Chandler, PhD, JD, LCSW

Community Outreach

Dr. Hardy-Chandler is the Director of the Center for Children and Families for the Alexandria, VA Department of Community and Human Services.   She is also the President and CEO of Leadership Excellence & Adaptive Development Services, LLC (LEADS). She holds a PhD and MA from the California School of Professional Psychology, a JD from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and an MSW from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Eugenia R. Gardner, PhD, 


Dr. Gardner is President and CEO of CommunisPR. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from Union Institute and University.  

LaVerne Walker,

Nonprofit Development

Ms. Walker served as a contractor as a Systems Engineer in the Intelligence community.  She holds an M.S. in Computer Systems Management from the University of Maryland, College Park. 


Karen Peters Hughes,


Ms. Peters Hughes serves as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Ms. Peters Hughes earned a degree in Home Economics from Longwood College and a degree in Nutritional Sciences from Howard University.


Sanita Walker-Resper

Ex-Officio Member

Sannita M. Walker-Resper currently works from Exelon Corporation as a Safety & Environmental Performance Lead in the Business Services Company. Ms. Walker-Resper currently serves as the President of Lambda Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®.  She holds an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Tracy Bunch, Fundraising

Mrs. Bunch is a leader in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently leading sickle cell disease initiatives. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee

State University. 

Renée Harrison

Ex-Officio Member

Ms. Harrison is the Vice President of the Video Solutions at the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative. She holds an M.B.A. from George

Mason University. 

Marcia Morris, Ex-Officio Member

Ms. Morris is a public educator.  She holds an M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction from Georgia Southern University.