2018 Board of Directors Holly Seibold, BRAWS Founder and Executive Director Holly Seibold founded BRAWS in 2015. She is a graduate of George Washington University with a M.Ed in Elementary Education, as well a B.A. from American University in Washington, DC.Holly is a fierce advocate for women's rights andhas diverse career experience in education and nonprofits. She is the recipient of the 2017 Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Emerging Influential Leader of the Year Award and the winner of the Heroines of Washington 2017 award.She is also the owner of m2 Academy - an educational firm offering consulting services, after-school programs and summer camps.
2018 Board of Directors Amber Kelleher - Chair Amber Kelleher has 25 years of experience in international executive education and nonprofit management. She is currently the President and CEO of the United Way Retirees Association, as well as the founder of Exchange of Pace, a nonprofit organization focused on fitness and philanthropy. Amber received her MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016, and assumed the Chair role in 2017.
Jennifer Min – Vice Chair Jennifer Min has been a School Psychologist for Fairfax County Public Schools for over 20 years. She earned a Master of Education and an Educational Specialist degree from James Madison University. Jennifer also serves in a variety of volunteer roles in her community. She has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016.
Cassie Hartogs - Treasurer Cassie Hartogs has more than 20 years of experience providing diversified strategic tax planning, tax compliance, and examination services. Her current role is Tax Office Managing Partner for BDO’s Greater Washington, DC market, and she is one of the tax leads for BDO’s local Real Estate and Hospitality practice and Government Contractor practice. Cassie has been an active volunteer with BRAWS since 2016.
Barbara Holmes - Secretary Barbara Holmes, CPA, is a Compliance Director for a mortgage company with over 25 years of experience in the areas of mortgage compliance, risk, internal audit, and controls. She is a co-founder of the first Global Women's Affinity Group at her current employer, where she is involved in teaching diversity and inclusion classes. Barbara has a B.S. in Business Administration and English from McDaniel College. She has been volunteering with BRAWS since 2017, and previously held volunteer board positions with several other organizations.
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