2016 - 2017 Board of Directors
Dave Millard, Avison Young
Laura Lawler, SunTrust Bank
Immediate Past Chairman
Walter Lukens, The Lukens Company
Christopher Campagna, Braddock Commercial Real Estate Services
John Lytle, Morgan Stanley
Churchill Hooff, Hooff Law PLLC
Chair, Audit Committee
Mary Anne Martins, SunTrust Bank
Chair, Human Resources Committee
Craig Stevens, Cabot Consultants
Chair, Program Committee
Eby Aka, Global Caravan for Education and Cultural Exchange
Suad Al Halabi
Montez Jacques Anderson, Constella Solutions, LLC
Tyrone Bradley, Bradley/Parker & Associates P.C.
William E. DePuy, Jr., The SeaMarsh Group, Inc.
Sue Goodhart, The Goodhart Group
Damien Hammond, Windjammer Environmental, LLC
David D. Hudgins, Hudgins Law Firm, P.C.
Frank Jolly, Tech Marine Business, Inc.
Anne Kelly, IAMA Ventures LLC
Paula G. Lettice, Gal Friday Associates
Sarah Martin, KM Systems Group
Peter T. McElwain, CPA, Baker Tilly
Bernard McGinn, McGinn Investment Management, Inc.
Andrew F. Palmieri, Saul Ewing, LLP
Tammy L. Mann, President & CEO, The Campagna Center
Suzanne Carlough, Chair, Junior Friends
Bridget Weaver, Co-Chair, Supporting Friends
Senior Management Team
President and CEO – Dr. Tammy L. Mann
For over 20 years, Dr. Mann has worked in the nonprofit sector in agencies devoted to improving outcomes for young children and their families. At the outset of her career, she worked on the frontlines as a psychologist, providing home visiting services to low-income pregnant women and families with very young children. Prior to joining The Campagna Center, Dr. Mann held senior executive positions at the Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute at UNCF and ZERO TO THREE. Dr. Mann has played an active role in shaping the field of early childhood development through numerous service and professional endeavors. In 2012, she was appointed Commissioner of the Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission in Alexandria where she serves as the first elected chair. She was also elected as an at-large member to serve on the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and has an Affiliate Associate Professor appointment at George Mason University in the College of Education and Human Development. In addition, she has worked as an adjunct faculty member, teaching courses in human development, at Howard University and been a public policy fellow at the American Psychological Association. Dr. Mann earned her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and completed her Master's and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University.
Chief Financial Officer - Richard Galanis
Richard Galanis is the Chief Financial Officer of The Campagna Center, responsible for leading financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, compliance, internal controls and IT. Mr. Galanis brings over 35 years of accounting and financial leadership experience to The Campagna Center. Most recently, Richard served as CFO of Engineering Solutions & Products (ESP), Inc. in Eatontown, NJ. Prior to ESP, Mr. Galanis was the Vice President of Finance for Exelis Electronic Systems Division during their spin-out from the legacy ITT Corporation. Richard was a recipient of the “CFO of the Year” award from the Northern Virginia Technology Council during his tenure as Executive Vice President and CFO of Serco N.A. Additionally, Mr. Galanis was Vice President of Finance for General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems during a time of significant organic growth and acquisition. Mr. Galanis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston University-School of Management as well as a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Babson College-Franklin W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
Chief Program Officer - Edith Hawkins
Edith Hawkins joins The Campagna Center with nearly 15 years of experience working with programs to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for students and their families. She has directed evaluations of local, regional and national education programs with the purpose of refining implementation and identifying successful strategies that can be replicated in similar settings. Prior to joining The Campagna Center, Ms. Hawkins held positions at The McKenzie Group, Inc., National Alliance of Business, and the Government Accounting Office, all of which had similar missions to promote and sustain the delivery of high-quality educational and community-based initiatives. Most recently, she served as a Senior Manager at ICF International, where she was responsible for managing a portfolio of evaluation and technical assistance projects for district, state and federal clients. Her clients have included the U.S. Department of Education Office of Innovation and Improvement, the Smithsonian Institution, the Maryland State Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools and New York City Public Schools. During her tenure at ICF International, she played an integral role in setting the direction of the organization by serving on strategic planning teams, contributing to the organization's market expansion through business development, and building organizational capacity to serve its clients through effective staff management, development and mentoring. Ms. Hawkins earned her Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and completed her Master's degree in Public Policy at Duke University.
Chief Development Officer - Joy Myers
Joy Myers joined The Campagna Center in April 2017 as the Chief Development Officer. Since beginning her career 17 years ago as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Appalachia, Joy has devoted her career to human services nonprofits, working on issues ranging from economic development, to housing, to hunger. But it was her experience as the Executive Director at Borromeo Housing, a small transitional housing program for teen moms and their young children, that brought about her passion for early learning and led her to The Campagna Center.
Joy has been a nonprofit fundraiser for the majority of her career, leading organizations in vital economic stability and growth initiatives. Most recently, Joy served as the Chief Development Officer and Deputy Executive Director of the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Joy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech, with double-majors in English and Political Science, and double-minors in Biology and Chemistry. Joy also serves as the Outreach Chair for the Giving Circle of HOPE, a women’s giving collective, and she serves on the selection committee for the Reston Scholarship Fund.
Director, Human Resources – Gayle C. Todd
Gayle Todd joined The Campagna Center in December 2016 as the Director of Human Resources. She brings well over a decade of work experience in the world of Human Resources. Gayle has several years of experience at the mission-driven non-profit, KaBOOM!, and at a company deeply committed to global improvement through their issue-driven business practices, Ben & Jerry’s Homemade, Inc. Gayle excels at supporting short- and long-term business goals at the strategic level as well as performing the crucial day-to-day tasks of the HR function. She enjoys volunteering at her local elementary school and for a youth group where she helps participants develop crucial skills and confidence to launch them into a lifetime of leadership.
Gayle received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Minors in Health Science and Women’s Studies from the State University of New York at Oswego. In addition, she has held her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute for more than ten years. Gayle is also certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Senior Director, Eary Childhood Programs – Chrystal Starr Brown
Chrystal Starr Brown brings to her role as Senior Director, Early Childhood Programs 29 years of experience managing early childhood programs. Ms. Brown has worked at The Campagna Center for over seven years serving as Associate Director, Cluster Director, and Early Head Start Community Based Coordinator. Across these positions she was responsible for the overall facilitation and delivery of educational services for the early childhood programs, including coordination of early intervention services. Her past experiences as a leader in privately owned, government, state, local and federally funded programs has delivered improvements in the lives of children and families she has served. Prior to joining the team at The Campagna Center, Ms. Brown was the director of an early care and education center that served low-income families in Washington, D.C. She has also worked as an Early Childhood Consultant where she served as a rater, mentor, and accreditation specialist for early childhood organizations. Her roles as a teacher, trainer, family childcare provider and manager have helped to shape her vision and commitment to delivering high quality early childhood education services to children and families. Chrystal holds a B.A. degree in Child Development which she received from Southeastern University.
Senior Director, Out-of-School Time Programs – Randy Gore
As Senior Director, Randy Gore is responsible of driving the development and implementation of educational enrichment, family engagement and the camp programming components of Campagna Kids, as well as overseeing operational readiness, continuous improvement and regulatory compliance. Over the past 11 years, Mr. Gore has served the Campagna Kids program in various capacities, including direct service positions as Site Director and Director of Operations, which honed his experience in youth development programming and childcare management. His youth work experiences outside of Campagna Kids include service as a volunteer teen group mentor and a consultant and trainer to religious organizations seeking to expand and increase the quality of youth services and para-church community based programming. He also serves on various community advisory groups and professional associations including the Alexandria Youth Coordinating Council, Virginia Partnership on Out-of-School Time, and the Zion Seminary Accreditation Work Group.
Program Directors & Managers
Director of Operations, Campagna Kids – Chanel McKeithan
Director, Quality Assurance (Early Childhood) – Dawn Farmer
Manager, Early Head Start (Early Childhood) – Dyana Smith
Director, Building Better Futures – Dana Taylor, MSW
Director, New Neighbors Family Literacy Program – Marcia D'Arcangelo
Controller – Michael Liburd