Board Chair: Jackie Huelbig, Account Lead, Centro’s Candidates + Causes
Vice Chair: Katie Slattery, Children's national Hospital
Secretary: Janelle Hope, Principal Process Manager, Capital One
Treasurer:Veronica Floyd, Community Outreach Manager, Spectra Credit Union
Christina Brito, Attorney, Department of Defense
Tammy Hettinger, Executive Director, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
Kurt Huffman, Executive Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement, Alexandria City Public Schools
Morgan Levey, Public Engagement & Partnerships Officer, National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
Ryan Toro, Vice President of Sales, Sightline Hospitality
Wayne Warner, Owner, GO CPR NOW, LLC
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. Return to top
Tammy Hettinger currently serves as Executive Director of Credit Abuse Resistance Education or CARE. Founded in 2002, CARE is a national financial literacy education organization with 50 volunteer run chapters in 35 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico. Volunteers from CARE give presentations to young people across the country to help them understand how to build strong financial futures and avoid being victims of credit traps that jeopardize their ability to meet their goals.
She holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a M.S. in Public Policy from University College London. Tammy recently completed her Certificate in Women’s Leadership from Cornell University in October 2018. She lives in Alexandria with her husband and two children. Return to top
Anthony “Kurt” Huffman, is currently the Executive Director of Community Partnerships and Engagement for Alexandria City Public Schools. He previously 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 oversees 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, Huffman resides in Alexandria with his wife and is the father of two grown children. You may see him walking in Alexandria (he is known to walk as much as possible to all the meetings he has throughout the week) and loves to get away on weekends to his family cabin in Berkeley Springs, WV. 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, an Account Lead on Centro’s Candidates + Causes team, 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 Centro'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 Centro 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
Morgan Levey is an impact-driven professional with more than ten years’ experience in the government and nonprofit sectors. Experienced in managing short and long-term campaigns to increase stakeholder engagement with a proven track record in building successful partnerships with nonprofit and corporate supporters. A proud AmeriCorps Alumnus, Morgan is a champion for national service and volunteerism.
Morgan earned her BA in Communication Arts and History from Linfield University and MA in Political Communication from American University. Return to top
Katie Slattery is a dedicated health care administrator with 16 years of non-profit health system experience and has spent the last 10 years of her career on the senior leadership team at Inova Health System in Northern Virginia before moving into the Executive Director role at Children's National Hospital. She has extensive expertise in non-profit operations, programmatic growth and development, process improvement and sustainability, team building, people and culture development, strategic planning and finance. Katie earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and a Master of Health Administration from Cornell University prior to completing the Administrative Fellowship at Ochsner Health in New Orleans. Katie is passionate about the impact of mission-centric work on her community and has been honored to help lead response efforts to major events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Covid-19 pandemic.
Katie has been a resident of Alexandria for 10 years and served as a member and Treasurer of the Board of Directors at Alexandria-based non-profit, Friends of Guest House from 2014-2019. Katie was also selected as an Alexandria Chamber of Commerce 40 Under 40 honoree in 2018 and became a Fellow at The Advisory Board in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, two daughters (ages 3 and 6) and rescue dog. Return to top
Ryan Toro, a 16-year veteran in the hospitality industry, currently serves as Vice President of Sales for Sightline Hospitality. In this position, he works directly with property-based Directors of Sales and sales teams to implement sales strategies to continually improve market share and profitability. He supports a diverse portfolio of hotels all over the country from Honolulu, HI to Long Island, NY. The development, career growth, and mentorship of his sales teams is one of the things Ryan is most passionate about in his role.
Ryan began his hospitality career while attending Texas A&M University, as a Front Desk Agent at the Hilton College Station. He would eventually transition into the sales discipline and has had the opportunity work in some of the country’s top markets- including Denver, Washington DC, and Honolulu. Additionally, Ryan has had the privilege to work for some of the industries leading hotel companies such as Sage Hospitality, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Corporation, OTO Development, and Highgate Hotels.
Ryan, his spouse Mark, and their dog have recently relocated back to Alexandria after spending four years in Honolulu, HI. Return to top
Herbert “Wayne” Warner, the owner and operator of GO CPR NOW LLC, a local company that delivers critical cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), AED, First Aid and Emergency training & certification for families, local industry / security and for healthcare providers. The chief goal at GO CPR NOW is to train as many people as possible so that the community can have a capable lay rescuer force to respond to immediate emergencies and so that families can help themselves in a time of emergency. GO CPR NOW was started due to a family incident that was helped with CPR. He is a loving husband and father of two lovely children.
In addition, he is an Information Technology Security Consultant providing systems, security and networking support for private clients, public and Government agencies.
Mr. Warner has been a resident in the City of Alexandria for 10 years and has volunteered on the Alexandria Jaycees Board of Directors from 2013-2015. He held a wide variety of leadership positions including President, Chairman of the Board and VP of Communication. In 2014, he organized a PMI Project Manager training for the Jaycees within the local area, State, and family members at a below industry cost in which 75% of participants achieved a PMP certification.
Mr. Warner's awards from the Virginia Jaycees and the Alexandria Jaycees include the VA Jaycees Outstanding Local Officer and VA Jaycees Outstanding Local President. Return to top