(Back Row From Left to Right) Roy Weidner, Betsy Sue Scott, David Ludwig, Leiah Rocheleau, Dave Snyder, Tony Summers, Marantha Edwards
(Front Row) Richard T. Jollon, Annette, Dave MacDonald, Paula Harper
Paul is an accomplished leader, with more than 25 years in developing and executing strategy, team-building, change-management, operations and sales. In his first 18 months leading ECHO, he increased operating revenue by 20% through new business growth, new fundraising efforts and implementing smarter operational efficiencies. Prior to ECHO he served as Assistant Vice President of SourceAmerica’s Commercial Sales division where he spearheaded the development and launch of new lines of business. Previously, Paul led DHL’s Capital Region District where his team consistently outperformed their growth goals producing more than $146 million in total contract value. He is an Army veteran and served in Germany and Desert Storm for which he was awarded The Bronze Star. Paul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Resource Management from Lehigh University and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University. He lives in Purcellville, Virginia with his wife and four children.
Paul Donohue, Jr.
Greg Roberts is ECHO’s Senior Director of Finance. He has more than 15 years in lead financial management roles. Prior to joining ECHO in 2015, Greg was the Finance Manager for the Development Department at the Nature Conservancy. Greg was also a Regional Controller for the Brickman Group for 8 years where he was responsible for the financial management for a region that had excess of $30 million of revenue a year. He holds a BBA from James Madison University.
Senior Director of Finance, ECHO
In addition to overseeing the infrastructure of ECHO Deby Dyson is the liaison between ECHO Board and ECHO Staff. She is the Co-Chair of the Ambassadors Committee of ECHO volunteers. Deby served in the Air Force for ten years as an Administrative Specialist for Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation System (ACMI). She also serves on the Board of Directors for Odyssey of the Mind.
Richard Jollon works for Morgan Stanley as a Financial Advisor in the Leesburg Virginia office. His practice is focused on addressing the needs of families, executives, and companies through the use of investments, insurance, and careful financial planning. Prior to going to work for Morgan Stanley Richard was a Vice President at a small government contractor for five years. He went on to open his own company and pursue his MBA from Virginia Tech. Currently Richard lives with his wife Megan, and their four children in Purcellville Virginia.
Richard T. Jollon
ECHO Board Member
Lana has over 20 years of Business Development experience with a successful track record of increasing client base and revenue in various industries throughout Loudoun County. Lana has a diverse skill set which includes Networking, Client Acquisition, Marketing, Communications, Community Relations, Event Marketing and Promotions. She has held positions with the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce as the Executive Director of Membership, as well as the Business Development Officer for Middleburg Financial Corporation, and Community Outreach Director and Executive Assistant at Reston Limousine Services. Lana is also an accomplished poet whose works are well known throughout Loudoun County. Lana holds a BA in Communications from VA Tech. She resides in Purcellville, VA.
Business Development Manager, ECHO
Mr. Weidner is retired and has lived in northern Virginia for the past 29 years. Mr. Weidner worked for 44 years in the field of flight simulation. Including both Military and commercial applications but primarily with airlines and commercial flight training centers. His experience covers all aspects of flight simulation including maintaining, hardware and software engineering, management of large simulator support and engineering organizations, technical proposal development, sales, marketing, and product pricing
He worked for USAir for over 15 years as the Director of their simulator operations and was the Vice President of Technical Services for SimuFlite Training International in Dallas, Texas which was the largest flight training center startup in aviation history. He was recruited by British Aerospace to implement and run their North American training center which brought him and his family to northern Virginia. He has served on the board since 2004 and is presently the Vice President.
ECHO Board Member
Lorri Murray has worked as part of ECHO’s management in various program service roles for 25 years. As the Director of Program Integrity, Ms., Murray is responsible for ECHO’s compliance with regulatory requirements and quality assurance. She holds a B.A. in Psychological Services from Hollins University (formerly College). Ms. Murray has over 38 years’ experience in the provision of services to individuals with disabilities and severe mental illness in employment/day support, residential and hospital settings.
Director of Program Integrity
Ms. Scott is the Founder and Principal in the Law Office of Betsy Sue Scott, a firm whose Virginia practice area includes Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Administration, Commissioner of Accounts, Elder Law, Incapacity Planning, Guardianships and Conservatorships, Fiduciary Counseling, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Admissions, CCRCs, and Business and Commercial Law, and whose Federal practice area includes Nonprofits, and Administrative Law and Agency Enforcement Action Defense.
Betsy Sue Scott, ESQ
ECHO Board Member
Erica Lengermann is responsible for all direct marketing, press and communications at ECHO. She Chairs the ECHO Branding Committee, Co-Chairs the Ambassadors Committee and is a key part of fundraisers. As the previous Director of Sales and Marketing she was also responsible for leading efforts in obtaining new contracts. Prior she was Director of Business Development, and Marketing, at Access Intelligence and responsible for advertising and subscriptions. She previously held roles at IHS Global and in the Government Relations practice of Kelley Drye & Warren. Erica received a BA in Political Science, International Relations with a Minor in Business from Tulane University. She is a Member of the Rotary Club of Dulles International Airport and serves on the Board of the Committee for Dulles. She volunteers with the USPP, Horse Mounted Unit in Washington, D.C.
Marketing Manager, ECHO
Mr. Summers is an employee of Patriot Disposal and is Vice President, Production & Licesing for Lazoo Worldwide, an innovative company making creativity-inspiring animations and products to deepen children’s engagement with entertainment. Prior to joining Lazoo Mr. Summers was Director, Production & Licensing for the National Wildlife Federation. Previously he was Director, Cause Marketing and led the strategic process to raise millions of dollars in unrestricted funds. Mr. Summers’ background in mulit-media production also includes a position as Director of Marketing Capital Film Studios, a $24 million production facility in Manassas. He has also worked at National Geographic Society, and at Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles. Mr. Summers holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Guilford College. In his spare time he enjoys playing soccer and hockey, hiking and fishing, photography and exploring the great outdoors.
ECHO Board Member
Jenifer Liberi is responsible for the implementation of state and Federal regulations, ensures Individual Service Plans are implemented, and holds various certifications including American Red Cross CPR/AED, Therapeutic Options, Crisis Intervention, Investigative Techniques, and Virginia Medication Administration. Jenifer started her career as a Juvenile Justice Specialist working for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the Department of Justice. Jenifer also worked for the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport. Jenifer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Michigan State University and a Master of Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Jenifer currently volunteers as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.
Jenifer Liberi, M. Ed
Senior Program Coordinator, ECHO
Dave Snyder lives with his wife Caroline and three daughters in Purcellville. An opportunity to work in Loudoun County Public Schools brought him to Leesburg in 1991, when he started working, and a year later became a resident of Loudoun as well. Through the years, he has taught at Douglas School, Sterling Middle School and Blue Ridge Middle School where he know teaches 7th Grade Science. He has a Master’s Degree in Education and is certified to teach special education as well. In 1994 Dave became an Realtor as well. Since then, he continues to help friends and colleagues with buying and/or selling their homes. He has managed to both teach and help people buy and sell real estate ever since. Dave is actively involved in his church, is a member of the Virginia Herpetological Society and also enjoys running, biking, swimming and exercising in any way he can.
ECHO Board Member
David Ludwig is a partner at Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, PLLC. Mr. Ludwig’s practice focuses on intellectual property disputes in the areas of copyright, patent, trademark, and domain names, in addition to government contracts and community association law. David also serves as an adjunct professor on at the George Washington University Law School.
ECHO Board Member
The Board of Directors of ECHO announced the appointment of Leiah M. Rocheleau as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mrs. Rocheleau is the Commercial Relationship Manager at FVCbank. First Virginia Community Bank (“FVCbank”) opened in November 2007 and is committed to giving back to its shareholders, friends and neighbors to build a financial services organization focused on the Northern Virginia business community, its owners and employees. Its mission is to do more than provide traditional banking products — to help people achieve their financial dreams, whether that’s creating a Fortune 500 company, planning for college educations, retirement, or whatever that dream may be. Mrs. Rocheleau has nearly 14 years of experience in the banking industry. Loudoun Now has voted her the Favorite Banker in Loudoun 2016 and 2017 and she was recently honored as one of Loudoun’s 40 under 40. Prior to joining FVCbank in 2017, Mrs. Rocheleau was Vice President Regional Banking Manager of Middleburg Bank. Mrs. Rocheleau has also held positions at Great Western Bank, M&I Bank and Flagstar Bank. Mrs. Rocheleau is a member of the Mrs. D.C. America 2018 delegates and also serves on the Board of Directors for Kids R First in Reston. Mrs. Rocheleau holds an Associate of Arts (Marketing) from Johnson County Community College.
ECHO Board Member
Dave MacDonald has more than 30 years of management experience at medical device and technology companies. Prior to joining K2M in 2004, Mr. MacDonald was Vice President of Gould Optronics, Inc., a subsidiary of Japan Energy Corporation, where he had total P&L responsibility. He was also the Director of Operations/Administration for various divisions at both Kirschner Medical Corporation and Biomet. Mr. MacDonald holds a BS degree from James Madison University and an MA in Management from The College of Notre Dame of Maryland. He is a member of the Health Sciences Advisory Board of The George Washington University. Mr. MacDonald also serves on the Economic Development Advisory Commission of Loudoun County, Virginia.
Senior Vice President Operations, K2M; ECHO Board Member
Marantha Edwards is a successful business development executive. She recently retired as the Town of Leesburg Economic Development Director after 18 years with the Town, She has more than 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, investor relations and customer service including her own consulting practice; Marketing Extras, US Order, Presidential Airways and Delta Airlines. She is a creative, professional with a strong commitment to continual learning and relationship building. Edwards created and implemented strategic planning efforts for departments, town commissions, committees and partner organizations that resulted in significant improvements in programs and ultimate outcomes.
Edwards has lived in Loudoun County since 1969, graduated from Broad Run High School and James Madison University. She and her husband Leon reside in Leesburg and have two adult married children, Ethan Edwards in Vancouver Washington and Noel McLister of Leesburg Va.
ECHO Board Member
Petronella (Zanelle) Nichols leads a team of direct support staff and their supervisors as well as the fleet services including drivers and their supervisor.
After working nearly 20 years in the Human Services Field, she believes that every individual deserves an opportunity to reach their full potential. She has a BA in Psychology from George Mason University and an MA in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Before joining ECHO, she worked as a home-based counselor providing in-home supports to adults recovering from serious and persistent mental illness as well as at-risk youth and their families. She also co-lead psycho-educational groups for individuals court-ordered to attend therapy sessions. Zanelle is trained as a Person Centered Thinking coach.
Petronella (Zanelle) Nichols
Senior Director of Operations, ECHO
Paula Harper has worked in higher education administration for more than 20 years, most recently as the Executive Director of Program Development and Management at the George Washington University’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus, located in Ashburn, Virginia. In this role, she served as a member of the senior management team for the Campus working with the Dean, faculty and senior leadership in strategic planning and identifying on-going academic, research, and community engagement programs to serve the Northern Virginia region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Harper was the founder and Co-Director of the GW Teachers in Industry Project, a unique industry-education partnership including more than a dozen regional business leaders and several school districts, that served middle school and high school core content teachers in Northern Virginia. She led numerous educational outreach, program development, and workforce development efforts with Loudoun County Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College.
Prior to her role at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Ms. Harper served as the Director of Medical Center Faculty Affairs where she was responsible for the administration, coordination, and oversight of academic, professional development, legal, and personnel issues for faculty in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health and Health Services.
Ms. Harper actively participates in regional economic development as an appointed representative to the Loudoun County Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC). Her roles include serving as a member of the EDAC Executive Committee, Chair of the Commission’s Committee on Education and Workforce and Co-Chair of its Housing Advisory Group under the Nighttime Economy Advisory Committee. She is honored to have also been a member of the LCPS School Business Partnership Executive Committee and a participant in Leadership Loudoun. Currently Ms. Harper is working on several GW grant programs that address such areas as business engagement in community health and cyber security workforce development.
Ms. Harper received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and resides in Loudoun County with her husband and two children.
ECHO Board Member
Jessica is an established government and nonprofit leader, with nearly 20 years of experience developing individuals with disabilities, volunteers, and professionals, as well as developing the programs that support them. Prior to joining ECHO, Jessica served as a Manager for the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, operating a State Vocational Rehabilitation Office. She brings a wealth of knowledge in independent living services, vocational training and support, and staff development to ECHO. She also has executive level experience in fundraising, organizational budget management, and grant management. In her free time, she volunteers as an event planner and fundraiser for her son’s elementary school, and as an event planner for her daughter’s athletic team.
Jessica S. Tagai
Directors of Day Support Services, ECHO
Annette Pizzimenti is a versatile and successful financial executive with an extensive history of accomplishments in government contracting, wireless technology, banking, energy, manufacturing, real estate, and initial enterprise formations. She has played a key role in the formation of the international consortium created to own and operate the world’s first private satellite system in the 1990’s; planning for, and helping to raise over $1.6 Billion in private equity. In the late 1990’s she worked in London, UK as CFO were her experience with financial reporting and foreign currency translation proved invaluable. She has a proven history of strengthening companies with weak or nonexistent internal controls that have failed their first audit and getting them through the next audit with flying colors.
Annette is a strong believer in giving back to the community and joined the ECHO boar to help further its mission.