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. 

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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. 

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Vacant, Secretary

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Denise Whetstone, Treasurer

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

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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, Compliance

Ms. Tucker-Thomas currently serves as a University Grants Manager for the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology. She holds a B.S. in Airway Science from Hampton University, an M.S. Transportation from Morgan State University and a Juris Doctor from Concord Law School.

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Vacant,
Community Outreach

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Eugenia R. Gardner, PhD, 

Communications

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

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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. 

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Karen Peters Hughes,
Scholarship

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Sanita Walker-Resper

Ex-Officio Member

Sanita M. Walker-Resper currently works for 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.

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Marcia Morris, Ex-Officio Member

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

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Tracy Epps, Digital Media

Ms. Epps serves as a proposal manager for a modern communications and technology company. She holds an M.A. in Technical & Scientific Communications from James Madison University.