Leadership

2016 - 2017 Board of Directors

Chairman
Laura Lawler, SunTrust Bank

Vice Chairman
Andrew F. Palmieri, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr, LLP

Immediate Past Chairman
David Millard, Avison Young

Secretary
Frank Jolly IV, Tech Marine Business, Inc.

Treasurer
Peter T. McElwain, CPA, Baker Tilly

Parliamentarian
David D. Hudgins, Hudgins Law Firm, P.C.

Chair, Audit Committee
Paula G. Lettice, Gal Friday Associates

Chair, Public Relations & Communications Committee
Sarah Martin, KM Systems Group

Chair, Development Committee
Sue Goodhart, The Goodhart Group

Chair, Finance & Investment Committee
Peter T. McElwain, CPA, Baker Tilly

Chair, Human Capital Committee
Craig Stevens, Cabot Consultants

Chair, Program Committee
Robin Blair

Members
Janice Abraham, United Educators 
Eby Aka, Global Caravan for Education and Cultural Exchange 
Montez Jacques Anderson, Constella Solutions, LLC
Denise Borland, TCMA 
Tyrone Bradley, Bradley/Parker & Associates P.C.
Christopher Campagna, Braddock Commercial Real Estate Services 
William E. DePuy, Jr., The SeaMarsh Group, Inc. 
Jennifer Gale, JFSG Consulting
Kim Gess
Damien Hammond, Windjammer Environmental, LLC
Anne Kelly, IAMA Ventures LLC
John Lytle, Morgan Stanley
Jimmie McClellan, Northern Virginia Community College
Bernard McGinn, McGinn Investment Management, Inc.
Richard Morton
Shaara Roman, The Silverene Group

Ex-Officio
Tammy L. Mann, President & CEO, The Campagna Center
Katelin Moomau Briney, 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 – (TBD)

 

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