Board of Directors
Karen Sealander, Esq.
Ms. Sealander is partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. A member of McDermott’s Government Strategies practice, she has more than two decades of experience representing and counseling health care providers, health insurance plans, integrated health care delivery systems, professional associations of health care providers and others in the health sector on legislative, regulatory and legal matters. Ms. Sealander received her B.A. from the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review.
Leslie Calman, Ph.D.
Dr. Calman is an experienced administrator, educator and advocate whose career has centered on building better lives for women and families in the U.S. and in the developing world. She currently serves as the CEO of Engineering World Health, an international organization that inspires, educates, and empowers the biomedical engineering community to improve health care delivery in the developing world. Prior to this, Leslie was for 6 years the Executive Director of Mautner Project: The National Lesbian Health Organization. Dr. Calman graduated from Barnard magna cum laude and received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.
Ms. Feddersen is the Assistant Controller at Danaher Corportation, a Fortune 200 Global Life Science & Technology Company headquartered in Washington, DC. Previously, Jessica held a variety of Corporate Finance, Tax and Internal Audit positions at Fannie Mae and Deloitte & Touche. She is a CPA in the Commonwealth of Virginia and an active member of the Junior League of Washington. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the Kelley School at Indiana University, with a focus on Accounting & Finance.
Julia A. Robeson
Ms. Robeson is a leadership coach and founder of C2 Coaching LLC. Julia’s previous experience of over 20 years in energy and banking sectors includes strategy development, financial planning, customer experience, data analysis and risk management. Prior to establishing her coaching practice, she served as the Vice President for Local Retail Transformation at Capital Once Financial Corporation. Julia received her B.A. in Economics from Emory University and her M.B.A. from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Amy E. Carroll, Esq.
Ms. Carroll is an intellectual property attorney and partner at the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where she has practiced for almost 18 years. During this time, she has assisted various nonprofit and community service organizations and health care providers with trademark and copyright clearance and registration. Ms. Carroll received her law degree from the American University, Washington College of Law, and her undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego, where she studied political science and French literature.
Ms. Henderson is the founder of Runway for a Cure DC, an annual fashion event that gives back to those who are making a difference in the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer. She started her own fashion company The Rebirth of Style, LLC to follow her passion for design and has shown her collections in both New York and DC Independent Fashion Weeks. Ms. Henderson also operates a sewing school Sew You Wanna Sew? and has a background in the information and technology field. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from American University where she studied Computer Science.
Francie M. Israeli
Ms. Israeli has more than a decade of experience in strategic communications leadership and currently serves as Vice President, Social Change for Oglivy Washington. Her career includes developing and managing campaigns for government agencies, nonprofits and assocations including the National Nuclear Security Administration at the U.S. Department of Energy and Phillips & Company where she was a Vice President and Managing Director. Ms. Israeli is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and a member of Washington Women in Public Relations.
Ms. McDonough is the current President of Breast Care for Washington’s Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC). While her current position is with NPR, Ms. McDonough is a trilingual professional with project experience ranging from Washington DC to Mombasa, Kenya. She attended Wesleyan University, held various instructional positions in Kenya and is proficient in Spanish and Swahili.
Ian R. Noga
Mr. Noga is an Assistant Director at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and oversees the Cytology, Surgical Pathology, Autopsy, Histology and Pathology departments at three hospitals – MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. He is a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist -Histology Technologist and received his B.S. Degree from Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Zeynep Orhan, CPA
Zeynep Orhan, CPA is a manager at Hertzbach &Company, P.A. and her experience is in assurance services. She primarily works on not-for-profit organizations, in addition to performing employee benefit plan audits. Zeynep holds a MACCY Master of Accountancy from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Administration from Bilking University in Ankara, Turkey. She was recognized with the GWSCPA Women to Watch Emerging Leader Award in 2016 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. LaRay Imani Price
Dr. Price is a licensed psychologist and founder of the Women’s Inner Fitness and Wellness Center. She completed her Ph.D. at Purdue University where her research addressed the psychosocial impact on the coping styles of women, and her residency at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, after which she served as an active duty Army Clinical Psychologist for 6 years. Influenced by her grandmother’s journey with breast cancer, Dr. Price became an advocate for breast cancer awareness and prevention and the founder of Pink Pearls of Hope Breast Cancer Organization.
Ms. Royster serves as the Director of Contracts for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She has over 25 years of acquisition experience with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NISTY) U.S. Coast Guard, Department of Transportation and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Ms. Royster earned her Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Averett University and a Masters Certificate in Government Contracting from George Washington University.
Allison E. Stalla
Ms. Stalla is a Senior Principal for Strategic Client Insight at Nuance Communications with a focus on Healthcare Strategy. She has expertise in leading projects and managing teams to identify industry needs resulting in the launch of successful new products or refining current products with data-based recommendations for improvement. Ms. Stalla received a B.A. from Hamilton College with a focus in Government and is a member of The Junior League of Washington.
Beth Beck, M.A., CHES, Co-Founder, CEO/President
Regina Hampton, MD, FACS, Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer