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Valarie Eiland Davis, Executive Director

vdavis@venterprises.org

 

Ms. Davis has extensive experience in a range of business sectors, management, professional coaching, and entrepreneurship.  Her personal and professional life are grounded in an unshakable faith that has been growing in her since childhood.  Her diverse education and work experiences, combined with public service and consulting to nonprofit organizations have well-prepared her to shape and direct the daily operations of Venterprises.  Ms. Davis is a published author, trained professional speaker, and workshop facilitator.  She is also the proud mother of an extraordinary girl who is helping to develop the organization’s outreach and programming for girls.

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Julie photo  Julie S. Washington, Chair – Board of Directors

Mrs. Washington is an accomplished senior executive whose career spans world-class companies including Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Luxottica Retail, Nestlé Purina Petcare and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She is founder and lead Consultant of the firm Inspired Actions.  

She leads with a vision for the possible, with a passion and energy that is infectious and employs a holistic approach to analyzing and solving business challenges and creating opportunities. Her keen understanding of consumer needs and behaviors, social/digital trends and market dynamics allow her to see details that unlock creative ideas.

Her honors include:

  • Most Influential Women in Corporate America, 2012 and 2014
  • Top Women Executives in Advertising and Marketing, 2013
  • Top B2C Marketing Executive of the Year, 2013
  • Executive-in-Residence at Longwood University, 2013-2014

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Jasper Cox – Director and Treasurer

 

 

Over 30 years experience as a financial executive. A talented leader, innovative thinker, with impeccable integrity. Has the ability to see beyond the horizon and to mitigate risk. Very gifted in many respects and always ready for the next challenge.

Director of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Mental Health Association of Maryland – May 2014 – Jan 2017

Oversaw financial operations for this nonprofit organization. Supervised accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, inventory and grants management. Prepared and implemented the organization annual budget. Prepared monthly and annual financial reports. Coordinated banking relationships and the annual audit.

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Sharon's photo Feb 2016   Sharon Dantzler, Director

Ms. Dantzler is Vice President and Branch Manager at PNC Bank in Maryland where she is responsible for branch success in sales and service as well as staff development.  She was awarded Branch of the Year in Customer Service and Loyalty for 2015.

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 Felicia Hipkins – Director

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Hipkins is highly accomplished business leader with comprehensive experience in project management for the private sector, local and federal government agencies within the Washington, DC area. She is particularly effective in managing highly skilled teams to design and deploy innovative system solutions, project management tools, and process improvements across operations. Skilled in directing project management professionals, administering budgets, developing project scope, and managing customer relationships.

Senior Manager – Technology Product Analysis & Management – Leidos, Corp. November, 2007 – Present

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