Board Chair: Jackie Huelbig, VP of Client Development, Basis Technologies
Vice Chair: Darell Grimes, Middle Grade Educator, Arlington County Public Schools
Secretary: Janelle Hope, Principal Process Manager, Capital One
Treasurer:Veronica Floyd, Community Outreach Manager, Spectra Credit Union
Mary Ann Burstein, Realtor, Coldwell Banker
Paige Fawehinmi, Branch Manager, United Bank
Kevin Greenlief, Assistant Director of Finance, City of Alexandria
Kimberly Koch, Manager, Social Impact, Lockheed Martin
Georgina Malloy, Director, Brunswick Group
Nicole McNally, Free Lancer
Emmanuel Obe, Business Development Manager, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Tasks Force Members:
Christina Brito, Attorney, Department of Defense
Kurt Huffman, Executive Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement, Alexandria City Public Schools
Mary Ann Burstein, a Licensed Realtor in Virginia, has proudly lived in the Northern Virginia area for nearly three decades. Alexandria is her longtime home, and she's an active member of the community. As an experienced residential real estate sales professional, and having personally bought, sold and invested in property, her understanding of the process is in-depth. This, plus her background as a home stager, allows her to capably advise her clients on all fronts, from choosing the right home to designing it to sell.
"I am very passionate about helping people achieve their real estate goals, and always strive to deliver superior service and results. To do so I provide my clients with relevant, timely information, negotiate in their best interest, and work hard to exceed expectations in every single transaction." A big believer in giving back to the community, this volunteer leader for the Northern Association of Realtors serves as a Chair of the NV/RPAC Campaign Committee, and is a member of the Public Policy Committee. Mary Ann also sits on the Board of Directors of WEBA (West End Business Association) in Alexandria, as the 2022 President. Her other charitable efforts have benefited Britepaths, ALIVE, United Communities, Arlington Animal Shelter, Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter, Arlington Food Assistance Center, NOVA Habitat for Humanity and other local causes.
Free time is spent with her family and friends, visiting wineries, partaking in a book club, and taking classes on real estate, business management, marketing and other topics. Return to top
Paige Fawehinmi, Branch Manager, United Bank for Del Ray, brings over 27 years of Banking experience. From working at different Financial Institution to name a few, Citi Bank, Chevy Chase (now Capital One Bank), Virginia Commerce Bank and United Bank. Paige enjoys helping people with their financial needs and loves the Del Ray community where she works.
She lived in Alexandria for over 15 years before moving to Waldorf Maryland. Paige is married with 2 children, her daughter, Anjolaoluwa graduated St. John’s University Queens NY and lives in NY and her son Olumuyiwa is a student Athletic at Penn State University. She is your typical sport mom, that never misses a home game from her son.
Paige enjoys reading, socializing with her family and friends and most of all she loves sports, Soccer, Football and Basketball. "I am excited to be part of the Volunteer Alexandria Organization. I look forward to getting involve in the community and connecting with more people." Return to top
Veronica Floyd - With over 10 years of non profit experience, Veronica has dedicated her career and personal life towards serving and empowering her community. Currently, Veronica serves as the Community Outreach Manager for Spectra Credit Union where she collaborates with nonprofits throughout the DMV area to coordinate impactful volunteer service projects and charitable initiatives. Veronica has supported and volunteered for organizations and non profits including the National Honor Society, Midnight Golf Program, AmeriCorps Jumpstart, Big Brother Big Sister, Circle K International, Leadership Center for Excellence and the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a Master’s degree from George Mason University. He also has a long history of supporting various non-profit entities, previously serving as the Board Chair of the Workhouse Arts Center, Leadership Fairfax, and as a Commissioner of the Fairfax County Housing Authority.
“My government experience has been all about public service, and joining Volunteer Alexandria is an extension of that. The City of Alexandria is a wonderful place to live, work and play, and joining Volunteer Alexandria gives me the opportunity to help serve this wonderful community, particularly those who need a helping hand.” Return to top
Darell Grimes currently works with Arlington Public Schools as a Testing Coordinator. In this role he performs detailed studies and analysis of confidential student assessment data, as well as written and verbal technical information while creating and managing testing sessions in order for students to complete required State Examinations. Prior to joining A.P.S.. he taught 5th grade with Wake County Public Schools System in Raleigh, N.C. for 5 years. He recently joined the Northern Virginia Urban League of Young Professionals and enjoys working to make his community a better place for all.
Darell is a Cum Laude graduate of North Carolina Central University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences. He is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of Capella University where he received his Masters of Science in Education with a Specialization of K-12 Studies in Education. Darell would like to attend George Mason in the fall to complete coursework for another Masters in Educational Leadership. Return to top
Janelle Hope currently works at Capital One as the Learning and Development lead for the Card Technology team. In this role, Janelle develops strategies to engage and promote enterprise-wide learning strategies on a local level. Prior to joining Capital One, Janelle worked at MGM Resorts where she created and managed multiple learning and development initiatives, including company-wide internship and management training programs. Outside of work, Janelle volunteers her time as a member of the Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals, the Howard University Alumni Association, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Janelle earned her BBA in Hospitality Management at Howard University. She is pursuing her Master of Professional Studies in Applied Industrial and Organizational Psychology at George Mason University where she sits on the MPS Student Advisory Board, and is a member of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and Blacks in I/O. Return to top
Jackie Huelbig, a VP of Client Development for Basis Technologies, delivers the digital media expertise and technology that political and issue marketers need to drive action from key constituents. She leads her team to deliver on Basis Technologies's goal: to improve the lives of the people behind the campaigns by providing a unified, enterprise-class software and services to simplify digital media operations. Prior to joining Basis Technologies in 2011, Ms. Huelbig spent 5 years at Campaign Solutions/Connell Donatelli where she successfully executed paid digital efforts for a variety of races, including John McCain for President and Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s successful 2010 write-in re-election campaign. As a result of her efforts, she was named one of Campaigns & Elections’ Rising Stars in 2011.
Ms. Huelbig has been a resident in the City of Alexandria for 12 years and has volunteered on the Alexandria Jaycees Board of Directors from 2010-2017. She held a wide variety of leadership positions including President, Chairman of the Board, VP of Membership (twice), VP of Management (twice), and VP of Activation. In 2014 she provided leadership at the state level as the VP of Membership for the Virginia Jaycees.
Ms. Huelbig's awards from the Virginia Jaycees and the Alexandria Jaycees include the VA Jaycees Outstanding Local Officer, VA Jaycees Outstanding Local President, Tucker Watkins Award, Robert "Buz" Schultz Leadership Award, Alexandria Jaycees Life Member and Virginia Jaycees Life Member. Return to top
Kim Koch brings 35 years of professional experience in the nonprofit, for profit and government spaces. In her current role she serves at the Manager, Social Impact at Lockheed Martin, managing philanthropic giving and corporate engagement opportunities. She is a purpose-driven leader with experience building and managing client facing programs and services that leverage organizational strengths to drive social impact and value. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin (Political Science and International Relations) and a Master degree from George Mason University in Public Administration. Kim moved back to the East Coast in 2021 and lives in Alexandria with her three dogs. This is her second time living in the City, having lived here out of college until a big move to Colorado in 2001. She is excited to be back in the area and loves to take advantage of all the area has to offer.
"Serving on the board allows me to not only support an organization whose mission I wholeheartedly support, but also to drive change and engagement in a community I love by bringing the sum total of my skills and experiences in volunteer engagement into play". Return to top
Georgina Malloy is a digital strategist based in Brunswick’s Washington, D.C. office. Working across sectors, she brings deep experience in public affairs, corporate reputation and profile raising, and employee engagement to advise clients on integrated digital communications strategies to address business critical challenges. A specialist in digital executive communications, Georgina has helped executives at some of the world’s leading companies and organizations effectively utilize digital channels to build and sustain online leadership platforms to engage their most important stakeholders. Since joining Brunswick in 2019, she has helped lead Brunswick’s Connected Leadership platform.
Prior to Brunswick, Georgina worked at DDC Public Affairs. During this time, she supported Fortune 100 corporations and trade associations by developing integrated and data-driven campaigns to advance a range of public affairs objectives, from growing award-winning PACs and building employee grassroots programs to achieving successful ballot and legislative outcomes.
Georgina is a graduate of the University of Akron, where she received a B.A. in Political Science. "I feel fortunate to have called Alexandria my home since 2019 and am thrilled to partner with Volunteer Alexandria to strengthen our vibrant, heartfelt community and make Alexandria an even better place to live and work for all." Return to top
Nicole McNally is a Communications professional with 11 years of marketing and events expertise. Her background has encompassed several types of organizations to include the nonprofit, not for profit, technology and SaaS sectors. She’s a goal-oriented Marketer with a desire to drive positive change with the events that she produces. In her last role as Marketing Manager for Ting Internet, Nicole was able to connect with the community and has been inspired by the enthusiasm of her neighbors to give back.
Originally from Alaska, Nicole has lived in Alexandria for the past 7 years. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, attending music festivals and spending quality time with her husband and 13 year old Australian cattle dog, Laney. Return to top
Emmanuel Obe is the Business Development Manager for CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and currently leads CommonWealth One’s business development, financial education and community impact programs. His banking experience expands retail banking, small business banking from roles at PNC Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, M & T Bank and Apple Federal Credit Union.
Emmanuel regularly facilitates webinars and seminars both for work and private interests through non-profit organizations in the community he resides. He is married with two teenage children. He enjoys reading, traveling and relaxing with his family and friends. Born in Washington DC, Emmanuel is of Nigerian descent. He has a BA in Cultural Anthropology and is a Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Certified Financial Counselor.
"I have been a witness to the important and neccessary work that Volunteer Alexandria has been doing in the community over the past few years. I would like to join in these efforts and contribute in any way that I am able". Return to top
Task Force Members
Christina Brito is a skilled attorney who has provided legal guidance to clients in the nonprofit and government sectors. With more than 20 years of legal experience, she has developed an expertise in ethics, risk management, and compliance as an advisor to senior management. She has a proven track record for building strong collaborative relationships to fulfill mission goals. As a long-time volunteer for community-focused nonprofits in the DC Metropolitan area, she has mentored, fundraised, and provided legal representation in pro bono cases. Christina received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of California at Berkeley and her Juris Doctorate at the George Washington University Law School. She enjoys yoga and hiking with her dog and husband.
Christina moved to Florida due to her job and will be supporting VolALX remotely. Return to top
Anthony “Kurt” Huffman, was the Executive Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement for Alexandria City Public Schools, and before that served as a teacher, principal and curriculum coordinator in the Columbus, Ohio area for 20 years and as senior director of school and community partnerships at the Center of Science and Industry for six years. He also taught undergraduate classes at Columbus State Community College and graduate-level courses at Ohio Dominican University.
As part of the Department of School and Community Relations, he oversaw all partnerships, the Family Engagement Center (FACE), volunteers, grants, after school programming, community funded facilities projects and community outreach. Huffman is currently on the board for Act For Alexandria and the Children and the Youth and Families Collaborative Commission. He also serves on several committees.
Huffman is a firm believer that in order to truly strive for the success of every student and create a path for lifelong learning, it is essential that all the pieces of a learning ecosystem (home, school, after-school programs and community) work together in alignment and harness the unique contributions of all these components to help our young people achieve at their highest level of potential.
A native Virginian and father of two grown children, Huffman and his wife have moved into their family cabin in Berkeley Springs, WV in June 2023. Return to top