LEADERSHIP MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Our board of directors have begun the development of our new strategic direction for the 2016-2019 fiscal years and beyond. In addition to the board of directors, Urban Ed is strongly supported and guided by an advisory committee of representatives from Fortune 500 corporations, small and mid-size businesses and educational institutions. Interested in becoming a member of the board? Contact President, Roxanne J. Williams at RWilliams@urbaned.org



Sheena Saydam
Board Chair

Sheena Saydam spent several years in non-profit and health care policy before jumping into real estate. She quickly became one of the top producing agents in the DC Metro region. With great passion and care, Sheena and her team, Saydam Properties Group at Keller Williams Capital Properties in Dupont Circle serve clients in the District, Maryland and Northern Virginia. Sheena is an Army brat who grew on military bases overseas. She has a Master's Degree in National Security Policy and Graduate Certificate in Multi-Track Diplomacy: Transforming Violent Conflict from George Mason University. Having earned a Bachelor's degree in Government & Politics at the University of Maryland when the Men's Basketball team won the National Championship, she is a proud Terp.

Jeremy Biggs
Board Vice Chair

A native of Vienna, VA, Jeremy J. Biggs graduated from the United States Naval Academy (USNA) in 2006 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy. Jeremy served seven years of active duty in the Navy: Division Officer for Counter-Narcotic Trafficking deployments to Central America on the USS MCINERNEY (FFG 8), nuclear propulsion plant operator on the aircraft carrier USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH (CVN-77), and admissions officer and adjunct professor at his alma mater, USNA.

Jeremy joined Goldman Sachs Investment Management Division after receiving his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia Business School in New York City.  He is a proud native of the D.C. Metropolitan Area and lives with his wife, Tamica, in Washington, D.C.

Zubin Adrianvala
Board Member

Zubin Adrianvala is a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was also a Peace scholar (2013-14) at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and a J.N. Tata Scholar(2006).He holds a Master's degree in Architecture (Design) from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Amravati University, India. He has worked as a Project Leader, teacher, designer and Architect for organizations in the U.S., India and Australia.

Ashley Bratton
Board Member

Ashley Bratton is an Associate at Promontory Financial Group (PFG), an IBM Company, where she helps clients implement process and technology changes to improve efficiency, reduce risk, and promote growth. Prior to PFG to worked as a teacher and coordinator in the Knowledge is Power Program network of charter schools in the District of Columbia. Additionally, she sits on the Board of the UNForgotten Fund, which provides microloans to women in Lusaka, Zambia. She holds a B.S. from Georgetown University and a M.P.A in social policy from Cornell University.

Nancy McGuire Choi
Secretary

Nancy McGuire Choi is a social sector executive with 15 years of experience in technology innovation, information management, and international development. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Development Gateway, an international social enterprise that creates technologies to advance data-driven decisions for governments, development agencies, and civil society organizations in 60+ countries. Nancy received an MS in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and a BA in Anthropology from Harvard University.

Betsey Hutton
Board Member

Betsey Hutton is the Director of Client Services for ICF, a billion dollar publicly traded technology and policy consulting firm. In this role Betsey works with government clients on ways to leverage digital technologies to improve citizen services and achieve organizational efficiencies. She is also the Vice President of Programs for AFCEA Bethesda (AFCEA), a non-profit that brings together government and industry executives to tackle pressing issues plaguing the public sector IT community. She received her BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her MAS from the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Gina Ford
Board Member

Gina Ford is currently a Public Information Officer with the Office of the State's Attorney for Prince George's County Maryland. There she sits in on high-profile trials, communicates office messaging to media and holds press conferences on various matters. She attended the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism: News and Information and received her Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. She has been a dayside and anchor reporter for WEEK-TV/ News 25, the NBC affiliate in Central Illinois and covered the first inauguration of former President Obama as well as covered former Vice President Joe Biden and former First Lady Laura Bush. Gina is a native Washingtonian and a proud alumna of The Academy of the Holy Cross.

Dana Juthe
Board Member

Mr. Juthe is a member of the Urban Ed Board of Directors and chairs the board's Marketing and Communications committee. He has been a member of the Urban Ed Board of Directors since November 2016. Mr. Juthe is a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC) where he has worked for 11 years as a management and information technology consultant within PwC's Public Sector Practice managing the development and implementation of technology and business solutions for his federal clients. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Lean Six Sigma green belt.

Sean McCue
Treasurer

Sean McCue is a Principal at Kearney & Company, a CPA firm based in Alexandria, VA that provides accounting, auditing, and information technology services to the Federal Government. He is responsible for business development and managing consulting engagements related to accounting, financial reporting, and audit remediation. In addition, he is active within Kearney’s mentorship programs, leading training sessions and working with entry and mid-level employees to develop their technical skills and continue to advance their careers.

Sean is originally from Pennsylvania, and moved to the DC area immediately after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2006. Although he has been in the DC area for more than 10 years, he is still a passionate Pittsburgh sports fan. Sean is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Government Financial Manager.

Theresa Mount
Board Member

Theresa Mount is an Air Traffic Manager for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which provides safe orderly and expeditious air traffic services throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). Theresa serves as the Terminal District Manager for the Capital District which encompasses all air traffic facilities in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. She is responsible for the daily operation and administration of some of the most high profile and complex air traffic control facilities in the nation. Her district consists of twenty-two air traffic control facilities, including Washington National, Washington Dulles International, Baltimore Washington - Thurgood Marshall International, and Norfolk International airports. The district also includes Andrews Air Force Base, home of the Presidential aircraft - Air Force One. She manages and directs facility safety and program operations and is responsible for operations support, finance, and administration. She manages and safeguards resources and assures that internal controls meet Agency standards by applying activity based management in planning, controlling, and improving labor and overhead costs. Theresa most recently served ten years on the board of the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE).

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