Email:drantoinetteallen@gmail.com

Antoinette is the Chief Storyteller and founder of Two Cups of TLC, LLC which is an educational consulting company specializing in helping leaders discover authentic paths and pursue experiential, lifelong learning opportunities. She is unafraid to pioneer healing techniques to include forgiveness and traumatic transitions in the workplace.

Email:scuffleguy@gmail.com

Marc Carraway was a full time musician before beginning a career as a public educator.  He served as principal of Madison County High School, leading the school to full accreditation. In 2005, Marc became Director of the Blue Ridge Governor’s School, a regional program for science education.

Email:keconrad@verizon.net

Karen has designed and delivered executive, leadership, and management development programs and facilitated organizational development interventions for both public, private, and non-profit organizations.

Email:education@jeffschoolheritagecenter.org

Dr. Andrea Douglas is the Executive Director of the African American Heritage Center.  Dr. Douglas, holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. in arts management and finance from Binghamton University, NY.

Email:carmen@forwardandwise.com

Carmen has almost forty years of professional experience working in local, state, and federal sectors and in universities, providing her with deep insights into organizational leadership, team development, and facilitation as a guide and coach for senior executives, mid-level managers, and next-generation leaders.

Email:mjh3a@virginia.edu

Ms. Harlow is the Assistant Director of Leadership Development at the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and is also the VLGMA (Virginia Local Government Association) Conferences Coordinator.  Her passion is building leadership capacity for local governments.

Email:peteva@mac.com

Dr. Hartwig has served as a leader in the business and faith communities of Charlottesville for over twenty years. Prior to this, he served for ten years as a chaplain at Princeton University.  He has extensive experience serving both nonprofit and for-profit entities in the areas of conflict management, work-place culture, mediation, facilitation, and reconciliation in the US and Europe.

Email:fkabona@lancaster-tx.com

Fabrice serves as the Deputy City Manager at the City of Lancaster, TX.  He joined the City of Lancaster as a graduate intern in December, 2013. Fabrice obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Public Budgeting and Financial Management from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Email:akim@law.virginia.edu

Annie serves as the Assistant Dean for Public Service and Director of the Program in Law and Public Service and the Mortimer Caplin Public Service Center at the University of Virginia School of Law. Annie was a former local government attorney in Henrico and Albemarle Counties.

Email:dfk4n@virginia.edu

Dr. Donna Klepper joined the Federal Executive Institute as a faculty member in March 2016 after working as an adjunct faculty member at FEI since the mid 1990s. Donna currently serves as faculty for the Leadership for a Democratic Society (LDS) program, facilitating teams, teaching in the program, coaching, and serving as the FEI faculty liaison to the FEI Alumni Association.

Email:DKrauss@staffordcountyva.gov

Donna Krauss has made her career serving Stafford County Government for the past tweny years. She began her career as a social worker within the Department of Social Services in January of 2000. In the years that followed she has had various roles. She became the Assistant to the County Administrator for Human Services in 2005- 2008.

Email:fcl9ed@virginia.edu

Felicia Logan is the former Director of Leadership Development for the International City/County Management Association.  Her primary role was to develop leadership activities specifically for ICMA members from the most senior credentialed managers to the emerging leaders and others.

Email:jmazzola@mckinneytexas.org

Joe Mazzola is the Director of Organizational Development and Performance Management for the City of McKinney, TX, a suburb of Dallas.  It is one of fastest growing communities in the nation and was rated by Money Magazine in 2014 as the number #1 small city in America to live in.  

Email:smwhearty@gmail.com

Steve is a learning & development consultant and certified executive coach with 29 years of experience in leadership and learning professional roles in the Federal Government, private sector, and uniformed service. Steve began his career as a Naval Officer in the aviation community.

Email:perseverance2020@outlook.com

Dr. June Mighty is an Organizational & Talent Development Division Chief in the City of Santa Barbara, CA. She is a multi-faceted and multidimensional thinker who offers practical concrete real-world solutions. She is gifted at pulling apart seemingly complex organizational problems and assisting organizations, management, and individuals in figuring out powerful workable solutions.

Email:mike.murphy.cville@gmail.com

Mike Murphy is the Director of Inclusion & Community Programs at the CFA Institute and Principal at IDEA Minds. He has dedicated 25 years as a local government leader in the City of Charlottesville.  He exhibited leadership that consistently identified and addressed issues impacting marginalized communities.

Email:mark.nozaki@gmail.com

Mark Nozaki is President and co-founder of Odyssey Leadership Consulting which is an organization and leadership development firm that serves government, private, and non-profit organizations. He has been a faculty member for OPM’s Center for Leadership Development and the Federal Executive Institute during the past 18 years.

Email:nancy.olivo@hampton.gov

Nancy Olivo has served local government throughout her career, providing leadership in achieving their vision, mission and strategic goals through innovative human resources, organizational development, change management and leadership development initiatives.

Email:steveowen1957@gmail.com

Steve served as a Virginia local government manager for over 38 years, including City Manager of Staunton - the birthplace of the council-manager form of government - from 2007 - 2019.

Email:ssr5v@virginia.edu

Siri Russell is the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a position created to be an integral part of the School’s leadership team and an important advocate for equitable and responsible use of data to serve the common good. She is interested in how data science can empower communities, individuals, and policy-makers to improve outcomes and maximize societal benefits.

Email:chrisshannon303@yahoo.com

Dr. (Lieutenant Colonel (retired)) Christopher Shannon has 34 plus years of experience in leading, supervising, managing, training, evaluating, and various administrative positions. Additionally, he has experiences in aircraft maintenance, space satellite systems technology, and various other military and non-military related academic education and training

Email:kshifflett4@albemarle.org

Kristy Shifflett is the Director of Performance and Strategic Planning within the County Executive office of Albemarle County.  Kristy joined Albemarle in 2012 and has served multiple roles in Finance & Budget, strategic planning and project management.

Email:kstannert@fcgov.com

Kyle Stannert joined the City of Fort Collins in January 2021, serving as one of two Deputy City Managers.  In this role, he serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and supports service areas in delivering exceptional service.

Email:dwalker3@albemarle.org

Doug Walker has been the Deputy County Executive for Albemarle County since April 2013. In his role, Doug provides leadership and management support for a variety of functional areas within the community services portfolio including police, fire/rescue, social services, economic development, housing, land use planning, zoning, engineering, GIS, and building code compliance.

Email:priorityz@hotmail.com

Marci is a faculty member at the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute. She is the Faculty Chair for the Senior Executive Service Leading Edge Program, delivers with FEI’s flagship program—Leadership for a Democratic Society, and designs a variety of leadership development programs for leaders across government.

Email:awf9hd@virginia.edu

Ashley Weldon, SHRM-CP, is a Learning and Development Consultant for the University of Virginia (UVA). In this role, she develops and facilities courses and cohort programs that deliver essential communication and leadership skills to all UVA employees.

Email:Randy.Wheeler@poquoson-va.gov

Randy is currently the City Manager for Poquoson, Virginia where he has served in this capacity since June 1, 2009.  Prior to this, he was the County Administrator for Spotsylvania County and Deputy County Administrator, Assistant County Administrator and Director of the Office of Management and Budget  for the County of Fauquier.

Email:jwhitlow1685@yahoo.com

John currently serves as President of JHW Consulting Services and provides executive education, coaching and consulting services for organizations throughout the country.  He is a frequent lecturer at the Federal Executive Institute and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia’s Center for Executive Development.

Virginia Institute of Government Contact Info

Name Email Job Title Phone
Bryan David rbd7g@virginia.edu Program Director, Southern Virginia/GO Virginia Region 3 540-395-6504
Charles Hartgrove, ICMA-CM charles.hartgrove@virginia.edu Director 434-297-5942
Jane Dittmar jdd2xx@virginia.edu Mediator and Facilitator 434-960-8848
Jennifer Nelson jenn@virginia.edu Assistant Director, Membership and Engagement 804-371-0202`
Mike Scheid ms6df@virginia.edu Training and Research Coordinator 804-371-0202
Yvonne Crenshaw xng8vv@virginia.edu Facilitator, Trainer and Coach 804-371-0202

VIG Subunit Contact Info

Name Cooper Center Team Job Title Email Phone
Molly Harlow LEAD & SEI VIG Assistant Director - Leadership Development mjh3a@virginia.edu (434) 987-0331
Shirley Hamblet LEAD & SEI LEAD Meeting Planner smh2dr@virginia.edu 434-243-5031
Beth Bennett Constitutional Officer Education Program Assistant Director - Certification Programs eaw3f@virginia.edu 434-982-2144
Felicia Logan LEAD & SEI Facilitation and Leadership Development fcl9ed@virginia.edu
Irma S. White LEAD & SEI Faculty
Zinerva White LEAD & SEI Faculty zwhite74@gmail.com
Larry D. Terry II Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service Weldon Cooper Center Director larry.terry@virginia.edu

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