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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President
CEO, P3 Innovation Strategies, LLC

Mr. Segerson has an extensive professional background in domestic and international innovation, entrepreneurship, foreign direct investment (FDI), joint ventures, intellectual property commercialization, business development, and internationalization.  His direct experience in sustainable economic development, through the creation and support of public-private partnerships (P3), is demonstrated through his successful development and implementation of business incubators and accelerators throughout the Northern Virginia (USA) region.  Mr. Segerson also served in senior leadership positions within large domestic and international information technology operations in both corporate and higher education environments.

Mr. Segerson, a global leader in the development of public/private partnerships supporting business, government, and university ecosystems, is CEO of P3 Innovation Strategies, LLC (www.p3innovate.com) and also serves as President of ipCrossing, LLC (www.ipcrossing.com).  Prior, he served as the AVP for Economic Development at George Mason University and Executive Director of the Mason Enterprise Center providing professional business assistance services, training, and workforce development to 15,000 entrepreneurs each year from 31 different physical locations across Virginia.

Born in Madrid, Spain, Mr. Segerson soon relocated and was raised in the mid-western section of the United States; lived and worked in Houston, Texas and now resides and works in the Washington, D.C. regional metropolitan area.  Mr. Segerson received his BBA degree in Marketing & Management from Ohio University and went on to receive graduate degrees from Houston Baptist University (MS in Computer Science Management) and George Mason University (MS in Information Technology Management).  He proudly serves on several community service organizations including the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission, Loudoun County Housing Advisory Board, Northern Virginia Salvation Army Board of Advisors, Manassas Center for the Arts Board, and the Technopolicy Network.  He also actively supports The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation’s high school health care sector educational programs.

Mr. Segerson is frequently asked to speak at professional events and conferences and has extensive work experience throughout much of the world (Central and Eastern Europe, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Malaysia, Canada, Spain, Vietnam, China, Russia, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, India and Chile).  In his spare time, he enjoys boating on the Chesapeake Bay, hiking, concert performances, art and cultural activities, and valued time with his wife and family.


Brett-webPresident Elect

Vanderlpool, Frostick & Nishanian P.C.

Brett Callahan is a lawyer with Vanderpool, Frostick and Nishanian in Manassas. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York in 2004 and her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in Arlington Virginia in 2007. Her primary practice areas include civil litigation, municipal law, creditor’s rights and real estate. She is a member of the Bull Run Rotary Club in Manassas. Brett is from New Mexico and currently lives in Manassas.

BillWhiteTreasurer
Apple Federal Credit Union

Bill White is the Regional President of the Prince William County Apple Federal Credit Union. Prior to this, he was CEO of Synergy One Federal Credit Union for 20 years before it merged with Apple Federal. He graduated from Frederick Military Academy in Portsmouth, Virginia and attended Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, D.C. majoring in finance and computer science. Bill is currently serving as chair-elect for the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and has been on the chamber board of directors for over five years. He has received several awards from the American Diabetes Association and from the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) of Brentsville High School. Bill also won the small business of the year award from the Prince William Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manassas while heading Synergy One Federal Credit Union. He resides in Manassas.


Jan-Alten-webSecretary
Opera House Gourmet, Retired

Jan Alten retired in 2015 after 18 years of owning and running Opera House Gourmet, a wine and specialty food and gift shop located in Old Town Manassas. She is a native of Richmond, Virginia and attended George Mason University. Jan and her husband, Peter, moved to Manassas in 1973. They have two children and five grandchildren. She was a member of the board of directors for the Old Town Business Association for 15 years. In retirement, Jan is an active member in the local chapter of the American Wine Society, a board member of the Manassas Ballet Theatre, and a volunteer at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. She and her husband live in Manassas.

BobAndersonDirector
Metro Sign & Design, Inc.

Bob Anderson is President and CEO of Metro Sign & Design of Manassas Park. He attended the University of Virginia.  Bob is past President of the Virginia Sign Association.  He has always been active in community service. Currently he is secretary/treasurer of Manassas Park Education Foundation. He is the past president of SERVE, Rotary Club of Manassas, Center for the Arts and the Prince William County Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce.  Bob and his wife Maureen have lived in Prince William County for 40 years. They have three grown children and four grandsons.

Deeni Bassam

Director
The Spine Care Center

 

Dr. Deeni Bassam spent most of his childhood and adolescence as a local of Northern Virginia before graduating from Virginia Tech in 1993 with a B.S. with honors in Biochemistry. His undergraduate thesis and research project was published in the journal Science. Dr. Bassam completed his MD in 1997 at the University of Virginia and then spent a surgical internship year at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Bassam completed his residency in Anesthesiology in New York City at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Bassam completed his formal education with a specialization year in spinal procedures at the Texas Tech Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. In 2004 Dr. Bassam returned to his native Northern Virginia and founded The Spine Care Center, a four physician multi-specialty group dedicated to the treatment of spinal conditions.

Dr. Bassam has always been active in his professional and local community serving as president of the Prince William Medical Society. Through this involvement in the Medical Society of Virginia Dr. Bassam was appointed by then Gov. Tim Kaine to serve a four year term on the Virginia Board of Medicine which ended in 2012. His experience on the medical board included chairing formal administrative hearings involving complaints against physician licensees. After completing his term he then went on to serve on the Nominating Committee of the Federation of State Medical Boards. Since then Dr. Bassam has been involved in various efforts with the FBI and DEA in raising awareness surrounding the epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

Dr. Bassam lives and works in Manassas, Virginia. He and his lovely wife Laura are raising three boys and one girl ranging in ages from 3 to 8. His interests include reading, traveling, and acting.

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Farrell and Croft

Catherine Croft is among the preeminent lawyers nationwide who practice family law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating is awarded to only those attorneys who demonstrate significant experience in their chosen area of law and uphold the highest ethical standards. Ms. Croft was also recognized by Virginia Business Magazine as a Legal Elite in 2006. She remains on the faculty, and has taught the undergraduate upper level course "Family Law in Society", as an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University. Ms. Croft's passion for family law is longstanding and predates her legal training. As an undergraduate, Ms. Croft obtained her B.S. in Administration of Justice and Public Safety, Juvenile Option, from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to law school, Ms. Croft worked as a paralegal for the Veteran's Administration tracking veterans' legislation through Congress and writing for the VA Legislative Status Report. Thereafter she worked as a family law paralegal for a private legal services firm representing local union members. From there, Ms. Croft began her law school and law career.

Director

Northern Virginia Community College

David Epstein, M.F.A, M. Ed., is the College Dean of Visual, Performing, and Media Arts (VPMA) and the Woodbridge Campus Dean of Languages, Arts and Social Sciences at Northern Virginia Community College.  David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Arts from The Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Fine Arts from The Savannah College of Art and Design and a Master of Education from Northcentral University.

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Coordinator of the Gifted & Talented Program, World Languages and Fine ArtManassas City Public Schools

In 1989, Mrs. Hartt graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in Classical Studies. While at William & Mary, she also studied percussion. After graduation, she received a full tuition scholarship to a master's program at Tulane University where she earned an M.A. in Classical Languages. Currently, she serves at the Coordinator of the Gifted & Talented Program, World Languages, and Fine Arts for Manassas City Public Schools. Mrs. Hartt is still very interested in music and plays in various bands and ensembles including drums in a Christian rock band that supports the contemporary worship service held every Sunday evening at Grace United Methodist Church in Manassas. Mrs. Hartt also serves on the Board of Directors for the Manassas Symphony Orchestra.

Director

Whitlock Wealth Management

Ben Hazekamp is a Client Relationship Manager with Whitlock Wealth Management.  He has many years of experience working with not-for-profit organizations like the Tax Foundation and the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  Ben is a graduate of Calvin College where he earned a BA in International Relations with minors in Political Science and International Development Studies.  He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Prince William and serves as Co-Chair of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce's Young Professionals (YPNOVA) Committee.  Ben was recently recognized by Prince William Living Magazine with their "40 under 40" Award highlighting people making a difference in their community.

Director
Northern Virginia Community College

Dr. Evette Hyder-Davis is the Dean of Business and Social Sciences and a Professor at Northern Virginia Community College.  Dr. Hyder-Davis obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Woman's University in Economics, her Master of Business Administration from Texas Wesleyan University, and her Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Regent University.  Her Leadership Philosophy is "as a transformational leader and educator, to create a supportive motivating environment that celebrates diversity through individualized skill assessment, intellectual stimulation, inspirational task completion, and idealized influence."

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Director
C.E.O
., Minnieland Academy

Charles Leopold is the C.E.O. of the Minnieland Academy chain, a series of private day schools for kids. Ranging from three weeks to twelve years old, the schools provide high quality education to the local area. Chuck and his wife Jackie founded Minnieland in 1972 in Woodbridge, Virginia. Today, Minnieland has over 100 vicinities in the Northern Virginia area.

BruceMooreDirector
Internet Ad Management, Inc.

Bruce Moore is the President of PowerQuote Software, a developer of management software for commercial printers. He is also President of Internet Ad Management Inc driving sales and leads to his client’s websites.  He has been a resident of Manassas since 1996 and remained involved in the community ever since. Bruce was formerly on the City of Manassas Business Council and currently on the board of directors of the Prince William County Chamber of Commerce, as well as a member of the Manassas Rotary club. He is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Prince William. Bruce has a passion for the arts, especially music—he performs and records with “The Fringe Benefits”, his band that plays 80’s Motown and more.

 

Director

Windy Knoll Farm

Helen Taylor is a retired Critical Care nurse.  She is a graduate of St. Joseph Hospital, School of Nursing and received her BSN from George Mason University.  In retirement, she spends much of her time in philanthropic endeavors including Boy and Girl Scouts, Farm-2-Table (PW Soil & Water Conservation district) as well as working with Farm Bureau.  She is an English Handbell player with Greenwich Presbyterian Church and is active in the Fiber Arts Guilds in the community.  She and husband, Don, spend most of their time on Windy Knoll Farm which is a working farm and event venue.