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9.19.12 Panel Discussion | Women In Non-Profits

Once per quarter (in the third month of the quarter) we deviate from our usual format in order to explore topics of special interest to business women more in depth. We have a panel of 3 experts in their field discuss the latest trends and respond to your questions. We are excited to have an accomplished panel of women in various aspects of the non-profit world!

In order to give our experts (and you) the time to explore the topic, we expand the time of our normal luncheon. Here is the timing for our next luncheon event:

10:30 am - 11:15 am Networking

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Panel

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch & door prizes

 

The panelists include:

  • Jaspen Boothe | Final Salute

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    CPT Jaspen (Jas) Boothe is the President and Founder of Final Salute Inc, an organization whose mission to provide homeless female Veterans with safe and suitable housing. Jas has served over 11 years in the United States Army and currently serves on active duty in the United States Army National Guard; duty station, Army National Guard Bureau, Arlington, VA.

    She deployed during the OIF/OEF campaigns and her military career has been dedicated to working with and advocating for Soldiers and their family members.

    In 2005, she was a single parent in the Army Reserves living in New Orleans. In July she learned she would soon be deploying to Iraq. Shortly after, Boothe's life was torn apart by two significant events. In August she lost everything she owned due to Hurricane Katrina. She tried to shift her focus to her platoon that was counting on her for leadership through the deployment. The very next month in September, she received a diagnosis of an aggressive head, neck, and throat cancer, and was now unable to deploy.

    Boothe's options were limited and posed some very hard choices for her. Because of her illness, the military was willing to discharge her. But Boothe needed complex full-time medical care, a job, and a place to live with her child. When searching for what assistance might be available, she was told there were no existing programs for female Veterans with children and that she should explore welfare and social services as an option, just like every other single mother. She found these options unacceptable for a woman who had honorably served her country and after 6 months at Brooke Army Medical Center, she was found fit for duty and immediately began looking for employment and a place for her and her son to live.

    In 2006, she relocated to Missouri with her aunt, where she had subsequently accepted a job offer from the Army National Guard. Later in the year, she received an opportunity to return to full-time duty in Washington, DC. Boothe never forgot what she and her son had been through and was determined to ensure her fellow sister Veterans had a resource in their time of need.

    Final Salute Inc. is part of her commitment to "Never Leave a Fallen Comrade". Final Salute Inc now operates a beautiful six-bedroom house in an upscale neighborhood in Fairfax, VA and it serves as transitional housing for female veterans and their children needing assistance. Boothe holds dual MAs in Human Resource Management and Management and Leadership from Webster University.

    Jas is the mother of two wonderful boys and wife of a former Marine Combat Veteran.

  • Tina Johnson | JP Events & Consulting

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    Tina Johnson is President & CEO of JP Events & Consulting, a full service event management company, creating some of Northern Virginia's most sought after corporate and private events. Tina founded the company 20 years ago and has grown the company into a successful woman owned business.

    Tina is very active in the community; believing it is our individual responsibility to get involved and support the communities that we live and work in.

    She has been a member of the Board of Directors for Loudoun Interfaith Relief (the largest food pantry in Loudoun County) for 8 years serving as Secretary, Vice President and currently, as the President and Chairman of the Board for a third term. She also serves on the Board of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, the Visit Loudoun Board, the CEO Cabinet and the National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater DC Chapter. She will be joining the Board of LAWS in September. She is a graduate of the Leadership Loudoun program.

    Tina's volunteer activities include working with Loudoun Youth, Loudoun Family Services, School Business Partnership, Loudoun County Public Schools, the Medical Reserve Corp and many other business and non-profit organizations.

    Tina has been recognized for her dedication to making Loudoun a better place to work and live! In 2009, Tina was one of four business leaders to be recognized with the Celebrate Community Leadership Award presented by the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as a top community volunteer for her tireless commitment to the non-profit sector. The Loudoun County Department of Family Services presented her with the Community Service Award. She was honored in 2009 and 2010 as one of Loudoun's Leading Ladies in Loudoun Business. In May of 2010, Tina was presented the Community Steward Award by the Town of Leesburg - this award celebrates a for-profit business that participates actively in the community by contributing its resources. She was a finalist for the George C. Marshall Award in 2010 and 2011.

    In late 2010 she was recognized as Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women. JP Events & Consulting was honored as a finalist for Service Business of the Year, in 2010 and 2011.

    Tina was honored nationally as a 2011 Enterprising Women of the Year Award finalist. Most recently, she was chosen to represent the Town Of Leesburg in the launch of their business to business marketing brochure and is featured for her leadership in community service. In fall of 2011, Tina was honored with the inaugural Audacious Leadership Award by Leadership Loudoun. In 2012, she was presented with the distinguished Presidents Award from National Association of Women's Business Owners for the Greater DC Region.

    As an advocate for small business, she has provided mentoring to other professionals establishing and growing their companies. Tina strongly believes that to be a strong leader - you must give back and get involved in your community!

  • Pam Maroulis | Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation

    maroulisPam Maroulis knew she wanted to be a fundraiser while a student employee at the University of Tennessee athletic department where she witnessed successful fundraising events and made her own contributions to community causes through her role as an officer in her sorority. After convincing the headmaster of Augusta Preparatory Day School to hire her at the age of 24 to run his one-person development office, she knew she had found her calling and 18 years later is still enjoying the work.

    She was born at Inova Fairfax Hospital but spent much of her childhood in Chattanooga, TN, and later Cincinnati, OH. She holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and a master of public administration and certificate of nonprofit management from George Mason University. Her career has led her from Augusta Prep to Baylor School in Chattanooga to Georgetown University and Foxcroft School. In 2004, she joined Inova Health System Foundation and in 2008 transferred within the System to Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation.

    She is a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) and believes strongly in volunteering to help AHP continue its good work in furthering the profession. She has served on the Mid-Atlantic cabinet for the last five years, chaired the regional conference in Pittsburgh in 2008, and is currently serving as the regional education/certification chair. She is recognized as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

    When Pam is not working, she enjoys being with her husband and their 4-year old daughter. In her remaining "free" time, she is an elder at Brambleton Presbyterian Church, a new church development in Brambleton, VA, and an independent consultant for Rodan and Fields skin care.

     

  • Maimah Karmo | Tigerlily Foundation

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    Maimah Karmo is the Founder of Tigerlily Foundation and a five year survivor of breast cancer, who recently received the Congressional Black Caucus Leadership in Advocacy Award for her work with young women and breast cancer. In 2009, she spoke on Capitol Hill, alongside Representative Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, now Democratic National Committee Chair, to introduce the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young (EARLY) Act; and in October 2010, Maimah was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, a committee established by the Affordable Care Act, on which she will work to develop initiatives to increase knowledge of breast health and breast cancer, particularly among women under the age of 40 and those at heightened risk for developing the disease.

    On February 28, 2006, she was diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She had no family history of breast cancer and was only 32-years old. While undergoing chemotherapy, she made a promise to God that if she survived, she would create an organization that would educate, empower, advocate for and support young women affected by breast cancer. After her second round of treatment, Tigerlily Foundation was born.

    Since starting Tigerlily, Maimah has dedicated her life to helping young women around the world. She is a speaker and has appeared in various media outlets, to include O, the Oprah Magazine, Essence, Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Redbook Women and Cancer, Cure Magazine and more. She has also been featured on Fox 5, ABC 7, CBS, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America and numerous national radio stations.

    In 2009, Maimah was awarded a L'Oreal Paris' Woman of Worth award, among others. Maimah is a member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation Young Adult Alliance and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Advocates in Science program. She is also a National Breast Cancer Coalition Project LEAD graduate and is an active member of other advocacy organizations. In May 2011, she was awarded as one of Running Start's "Women to Watch".

    Most dear to Maimah's heart is being the mother of a beautiful 8-year old girl, whom she adores.

    While breast cancer was an unwelcome experience, Maimah would not give back the experience. "I've lived more in the past four years than I did the years before, and when I die, I want to know that I made the best use of my "after life" and impacted the lives of as many people as possible." Maimah is dedicated to changing the breast cancer landscape and creating a legacy of a world free of breast cancer.

     


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