2013 - 2014 Board of Directors
Walter Lukens, The Lukens Company
Dave Millard, Avison Young
Immediate Past Chairman
Jay Beckhorn, The Gladstone Companies
Treasurer/Chair, Finance Committee
Laura Lawler, SunTrust Bank
Adrienne Fox Luscombe, Point Communication Services
Chair, Audit Committee
Mary Anne Martins, SunTrust Bank
Co-Chairs Development Committee
Craig Stewart, Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Chair, Program Committee
Richard Morton, Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA)
Rod Belcher, Belcher Consultants Incorporated
Susan Abramson, Pathways to Lifelong Health
Christopher Campagna, Braddock Commercial Real Estate Services
Kristen D. Clark
Churchill Hooff, Hooff Law, PLLC
Nicole Duncan, Catering and Special Events Director, Belle Haven Country Club
John Lytle, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Bernard McGinn, McGinn Investment Management, Inc.
Craig Stevens, Cabot Consultants
Tammy L. Mann
Megan Roberge, Chair, Junior Friends
Carrie Garland, C0-Chair, Supporting Friends
Senior Management Team
President and CEO – 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 Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Michigan State University.
Chief Financial Officer – Raj Kapur
As The Campagna Center’s Chief Financial officer, Raj Kapur brings more than twenty four years of accounting practice and management experience in the nonprofit sector. Raj holds responsibility for all of the Campagna Center’s day-to-day financial matters, including internal and external audits, budgets, and overseeing accounts payable, receivable and Information Technology. Professionally, he aims to drive nonprofit ventures to the next level and does so by constantly measuring success in tangible ways, setting standards, and implementing efficiencies wherever possible, while simultaneously maintaining top-notch delivery of core services. He holds an MBA from Dowling College in Long Island, New York and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Director, Human Resources – April Honore
April Honore serves as the Director of Human Resources bringing over 15 years of comprehensive HR experience to The Campagna Center. April Honore has been successful across multiple industries, such as media, print and radio, technology and medical. Prior to arriving at The Campagna Center, April served as the HR Director at Perry Street Public Charter School, where she provided progressive HR management guidance in performance management, benefits administration and employee relations. April has also worked at the corporate levels of Marriott International, Radio One, Inc. and The Washington Post supporting both union and non-union environments. April has held the positions of Senior Recruitment Manager, Senior Business Partner and Senior Employee Relations Manager where she was responsible for staffing, management , policy administration and implementation. April holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management and an B. S. in Labor and Personnel Management from the University of Maryland.
Chief Development Director – Mary Rood
Mary brings to The Campagna Center a track record of successful leadership in the nonprofit sector and the corporate world. Her nonprofit experience was forged at the national and local levels during her tenure with United Way. At the national level in Alexandria where Mary’s specialty was government relations, she built a national lobbying network and managed a groundbreaking partnership with FEMA directed at helping the nation’s hungry and homeless. As Senior Vice President for Fundraising at a United Way in White Plains, New York, Mary led an annual campaign that grew to $12 million. Taking her experience to higher education, Mary served as Chief Development Officer for Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Transitioning to the corporate world, Mary became Regional Director for The Worth Collection, a women’s apparel and luxury goods company headquartered in New York City. Distinguishing her region as the growth leader in the nation, Mary was promoted to Vice President and was subsequently named as the second President in Worth’s history. As President, Mary led a complex, geographically-dispersed organization to sustainable growth. Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bryant University in Rhode Island.
Senior Director of Out-of-School-Time Programs – Karla Kelley
Karla holds a Master’s of Science degree in Recreation and Parks Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology from Western Illinois University. She brings 18 years of experience in recreation; she started her career as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist before moving into positions in community recreation. As the senior director of out-of-school time programs, she is responsible for the overall management, administration, and leadership of Campagna Center programs that occur outside of school hours, including Campagna Kids.
Senior Early Childhood Director – Carolene Charles
Carolene E. Charles, originally from Long Island, New York, attended the State University of New York- at Stony Brook and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology minoring in Child and Family Studies. Ms. Charles then went on to graduate with distinction from Howard University with a Master of Education Degree from the Early Childhood Education program. Ms. Charles professional career includes working within the Head Start programs in the following jurisdictions: Hempstead, NY, Prince’s George’s County, MD and the District of Columbia as well as the becoming Early Childhood Training Specialist for the City of Alexandria’s Department of Human Services, and assessing licensed/certified teachers as the Early Childhood Content Specialist in the Master Educator Program for the District of Columbia Public School system.
Program Directors & Managers
Associate Director (Early Childhood) – Chrystal-Starr Brown
Director, Quality Assurance (Early Childhood) – Dawn Farmer
Manager, Early Head Start (Early Childhood) – Dyana Smith
Director of Operations, Campagna Kids – Davy Fearon
Director, Middle School Programs – Dana Taylor
Interim Director, Building Better Futures – Marianne Hetzer
Director, New Neighbors Family Literacy Program – Marcia D'Arcangelo
Controller, Michael Liburd