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.
Jacquelyn Dunmore Griffith
Dr. Dunmore-Griffith attended Duke University in North Carolina where she received her undergraduate degree. Board Certified in Radiation Oncology by the American Board of Radiology, Dr. Dunmore-Griffith received her medical degree at Howard University College of Medicine, and completed internship and residency at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Dunmore-Griffith has extensive experience in Brachytherapy for breast, gynecologic and prostate cancers. She has participated in a number of research projects to improve the outcomes of radiation therapy in cancer patients.
Dr. Dunmore-Griffith is Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Howard University College of Medicine where she serves as Director of Breast Cancer in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Dunmore-Griffith also works for Associates in Radiation Medicine, practicing at Doctors Regional Cancer Center in Lanham, MD.
Dr. Dunmore-Griffith is committed to bettering the lives of those in her community and serves on several Boards including Breast Care for Washington, Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Advisory Council, Mt. Lebanon Community Development Corporation, and the Epslon Phi Boule Foundation Board.
Dr. Dunmore-Griffith is married to Dr. Wayman T. Griffith and is the mother of 3 children, Jillian, Joelle and Wayman, II. She is a member of Alfred Street Baptist Church, the Metropolitan DC Chapter of the Links, Inc. and the Federal City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Richard is trained as an economist and has spent most of her career consulting to, or working for, the nonprofit sector. Her focus has included housing, transportation, homelessness, and rural development. Her skill set is primarily strategic planning, program evaluation, scorecard and metric development, data collection and policy, process re-engineering, research, and data analytics,
In 2019 she started her own business, Arrow2, LLC, and provides consulting services to nonprofits across the US. Prior to that she was COO of So Others Might Eat, SVP for Corporate Strategy & Impact at NeighborWorks America, and a senior director at Amtrak. Ms. Richard has a BA from Cornell University and an MSc. Econ from the London School of Economics.
A widow with 3 adult sons in Chicago, DC, and NYC, Ms. Richard loves to travel, read, and work out.
Charlotte Gray is the President of Lancaster & Rose, a boutique consulting firm, specializing in organizational development, strategic management, and executive placement for charity and for-profit organizations on the East Coast.
She has over a decade of experience in business development, program management, and financial and regulatory compliance for companies in the arts, health, and military sectors.
Ms. Steakley served on the Advancement Task Force as a volunteer for Breast Care for Washington. As a 10-year breast cancer survivor, she is driven to support BCW’s mission to reduce breast cancer mortality for women in Washington, DC, as part of the goal of health care equity, a pillar of social justice. Ms. Steakley’s professional experience includes public affairs writer for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Congressional legislative assistant, and corporate government affairs representative. She was a volunteer in various schools, with youth sports leagues, and in the community. Ms. Steakley earned her BA from the University of Houston, and her Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Ms. Costin is partner in the law firm of Alston & Bird LLP, where her practice focuses on representing diverse groups of clients in disputes involving employee benefits, employment, health care, insurance, contracts, and professional malpractice. She’s experienced in managing administrative claims and appeals, and responding to government audits, investigations, and subpoenas. She also serves as Chair of the firm’s Women’s Initiative program, which focuses on the promotion, retention and advancement of women attorneys. Ms. Costin received her B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania (with honors) and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School (with high honors).
Yvette Fontenot is a partner at Avenue Solutions, a health care consulting and advocacy group based in Washington D.C. She has more than 25 years of federal health policy experience and has served in senior roles in the Administration as well as on Capitol Hill. Ms. Fontenot helps health care payers, providers and advocates advance the cause of improved affordability, expanded coverage and higher quality care. She received her B.A. from Duke University and
her M.P.P. from the University of Chicago.
Michelle Davis has over 15 years serving as a Procurement Professional. She managed the procurement of software systems across the 615,000-employee enterprise of The United State Postal Service (USPS). Prior to joining USPS, she served as a Global Commodity Manager for Intel Corporation. Early in her career, she graduated from Intel’s selective Leadership Development Program, a three-year leadership rotational program. Michelle is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and The Links, Incorporated, where she has held numerous leadership positions. Michelle is a two-time graduate of Howard University (B.B.A. Accounting; M.B.A. Supply Chain Management), where she is an active alumna donor and volunteer.
Advancement Committee Members
The Advancement Committee was created in 2020 in response to the COVID19 pandemic. The pandemic has significantly impacted operations for Breast Care for Washington and our ability to reach the communities we serve. The Board and Staff initiated the Advancement Committee to focus our collective efforts on how Breast Care for Washington can best continue its mission in uncertain environments. Regardless of how many patients we see, Breast Care for Washington requires a stable level of funding to maintain operations and sustainability of planning needs.
The goal of the Advancement Committee is not only to ensure that the doors remain open, but also to explore new avenues of funding and services to better address the health care needs of people who are medically underserved due to factors including structural and institutional barriers to care access.
The Advancement Committee is responsible for overseeing annual fundraising planning and all aspects of philanthropic outreach. Breast Care for Washington depends on the philanthropy that the committee secures to advance its mission of reducing breast cancer mortality in the metro Washington, DC, area by promoting access to breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, and referrals for treatment to all, regardless of their ability to pay.
The Committee membership includes the President/CEO, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Development Director of Breast Care for Washington, in addition to the Board members and volunteers listed below. Please see the biographies of the Board members above for more information.
Barbara Steakley, Committee Chair
Development Director, pending
Karen Sealander, Board Chair, ex officio
Dr. Regina Hampton, CMO/Co-founder, ex officio
Charlotte Gray, Board Member
Raymia Henderson, Board Member
Susie Jackson, Volunteer & former Development Director
Karen Leder, Volunteer & founder of the Power of Pink