National Leadership Panel

Ronald Mason (Chair)
University of the District of Columbia President

Stephen Willard Former CEO, Cellphire, Inc.

Stephen Willard (Co-Chair)
Former CEO, Cellphire, Inc.

Mashea Ashton

Mashea Ashton
CEO & Founder, Digital Pioneers Academy

Wayne L. Bethea

Wayne L. Bethea
Senior Computer Scientist, John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Karen Cator

Karen Cator
World Wide Education Strategy, Apple Inc.

Tshaka Cunningham
Tshaka Cunningham
Chief Science Officer & Co-founder, TruGenomix Health, Inc.
James DeBardelaben

James DeBardelaben
President & CEO, IvySys Technologies

Kim Ford

Kim R. Ford
President & CEO, Martha’s Table

Angela Franco

 

Angela Franco
President & CEO, DC Chamber of Commerce

David L. Gadis

 

David L. Gadis
CEO & General Manager, DC Water

LaTrease Garrison

 

LaTrease Garrison
Executive Vice President, American Chemical Society Education and ACS Membership

Bertha Haro

Bertha Haro
Director of Business Development, Great Minds in STEM

Annie L. Kinney

Anne L. Kinney
Deputy Center Director, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

Anthony Lewis Region Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon Communications

Anthony Lewis
Region Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon Communications

Tizoc Loza Director of Business Development, Mandaree Enterprise, LLC


Tizoc Loza
Director of Business Development, Mandaree Enterprise, LLC

Justina Nixon-Saintil Vice President and Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM


Justina Nixon-Saintil
Vice President and Global Head, Corporate Social Responsibility, IBM

Rynthia Rost
Rynthia Rost

Senior Executive Advisor, IBM 
Jimmy Smith Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

 

Jimmy Smith
Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy

Susan Taylor

 

Susan Taylor
Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emerita of Essence Magazine

Brandi Toliver

 

Brandi Toliver
Senior Academic Program Manager, International & Academic Affairs Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Tommy Wells Director, Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)

 

Tommy Wells
Director, Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE)