Susan Peterson Sturm

Board Chair

Sr. Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Susan is an Operational Technology leader with 20 years of experience in profitably scaling innovative software-based businesses. She is the Sr. Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Wabtec. Susan also serves as a board advisor for IOT security and ESG focused companies. She is a global executive with proven track record of structuring and growing profitable digital software driven P&Ls in excess of $150M. Specializing in change management/ acceleration, product management, M&A and strategic alliances. Fort Collins, CO

Ryan Frederiksen

Board Chair Elect, Treasurer

Vice President of Operations for National Accounts
Ruan Transportation Management Systems

Ryan is a passionate and proven leader in supply chain logistics, distribution, and transportation, who operates daily behind the scenes to help well-known brands across the U.S optimize their networks and gain efficiencies. As a senior executive in this space, he leads his teams to cultivate millions in annual savings for the partners they serve through a deep commitment to teamwork, mutual value creation, and relationships built through trust.  Ryan currently serves as Vice President of Operations for National Accounts at Ruan Transportation Management Systems. Helping others outside of his normal business environment allows Ryan to fulfill his strong sense of purpose rooted in volunteerism and community service. He is a graduate of the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University and holds multiple BS degrees in logistics and supply chain management, finance, and management information systems. Des Moines, IA

Amrita Dutta-Gupta


Global Brand Director for Health & Wellness

Amrita is a marketing professional who has experience at several iconic American retailers/brands such as Sears, Craftsman, Lands’ End, and GNC, where she is currently the Global Brand Director for Health & Wellness. In addition to her passion for One Warm Coat and its mission, Amrita brings her leadership, energy, and creativity to the board. She has also been a volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House Charities for the past six years and loves being involved in her local community. Amrita attended Vanderbilt University for her BA in Economics and Political Science and completed her MBA in Marketing, Strategy, and International Business from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Pittsburgh, PA.

Lisa Bull

Board Member

CMO and Partner
Yobo Spirit House

Lisa Bull, an award winning marketing executive, crafts strategic, insight-driven programs to achieve brand goals and elevate sales. With expertise in diverse distribution channels—linear, influencer, digital video, experiential, branded programming, AI, and shopper marketing—she connects with consumers across the purchase funnel. Lisa’s extensive career spans brand management, consumer products, retail marketing and sales, and consumer marketing roles at renowned entertainment companies like Paramount Global, Classic Media, (RED), and the Tyra Banks Company. Beyond her professional sphere, she actively supports women and emerging diverse executives, collaborating with organizations such as She Runs It, FutureNow Media, Chief, Asians in Advertising, Asian American Collective, and GenHERation. Glen Ridge, NJ.

Angela Cameron, DDS, PC

Board Member

Owner and Chief “Smile Artist”
Sophisticated Smiles

Dr. Cameron is an international speaker, philanthropist, and leader in the dental field. For over twenty years she has been the owner and chief “Smile Artist” at Sophisticated Smiles. She has been honored with numerous awards including being named one of America’s “Top Dentists” and the 2019 “Power Woman” of the Year. Dr. Cameron is a published author and has written three very successful books focused on Cosmetic, Sedation, and Implant Dentistry. In addition to her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, Dr. Cameron holds four Post-doctoral Fellowships including being a Fellow with the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She also has a M.S. Degree in Bio-physical Chemistry and B.S. Degree in Biochemistry from Furman University. Dr. Cameron is the Founder of the Cameron Institute and the Cameron Institute Foundation. She is part owner of the Tri-Cities Otters Soccer Team (Football Club). Dr. Cameron believes that living is about giving and every day she strives to make the world a better place. Johnson City, TN

Susan Kim

Board Member

Director of Litigation

Susan is an attorney with over 15 years of experience in litigating, licensing and prosecuting intellectual property across a wide range of hardware and software technologies. She started her career as an IP trial lawyer in New York and joined Google in Mountain View in 2012, where she is currently a director of litigation based in Austin, Texas. She earned her B.S. from Columbia University and her law degree from Fordham University. Austin, TX.

Sofiya Melnykova

Board Member

Design Producer

Sofiya Melnykova is a results-driven design producer with a passion for making a positive impact in the community. With over a decade of experience in technology, Sofiya brings a unique perspective to help advance the organization’s mission of providing warmth to those in need. Sofiya is committed to using her skills and experience to help make a difference in the lives of individuals and families facing difficult times. San Francisco, CA 

Cathy Novy

Board Member

Vice President of Human Resources, USA
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc.

Cathy is a Human Resources Professional with over 25 years leadership experience in the manufacturing and service industries. She is currently the Vice President of Human Resources, USA for GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. and prior to that she held leadership roles in Human Resources, Quality Control & Product Development. Cathy has been committed to One Warm Coat, its mission, and its positive impact on the environment, since 2018 when she began leading a successful annual One Warm Coat Drive at GDI, which has grown each year. She holds a BS degree in Business Management from Southern Illinois University and both SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. Chicago, IL.

Nitin Pande

Board Member

Vice President, Marketing, Global Personal & Home Care

Nitin is a passionate business and marketing leader with rich experience in commercial roles with P&L responsibility as well as strategic marketing roles. He brings strength in leading diverse teams, in partnering with cross-functional teams, and in the areas of brand strategy, P&L delivery, leading innovation, developing integrated brand experiences, full funnel marketing, digital transformation and sustainability. He has a proven track record of driving growth and delivering results in different cultures and environments. New York, NY.

Timothy M. Vaughn

Board Member

Executive Vice President and Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

Tim has over 35 years of experience as a financial professional. He started his career in commercial banking, worked as a CFO and for the past 20+ years has worked in mergers & acquisitions. He currently serves as Executive Vice President and Director of Mergers & Acquisitions with Bowman, a rapidly growing national engineering and consulting firm, based in Reston, VA. Tim holds a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and a Master of Natural Resources (sustainability studies) from Virginia Tech University. Washington, DC

Kendall Williams

Board Member

Director, Marketing & Client Solutions
The Weather Channel

Kendall has been in the media industry for the last 25+ years, bringing a brand’s message to life in Partnership Marketing. She has been at The Weather Channel for the last 21 years, where she loves aligning a brand’s goals/objectives to weather.  She has worked with a variety of blue chip brands from Home Improvement (Ace, The Home Depot, Lowes), Automotive (Subaru, Jeep, Toyota), Retail (L.L.Bean, Lands’ End, Carhartt) to smaller brands/non profits (One Warm Coat, Team Rubicon).  She loves celebrating the awe and beauty of weather, but also has seen first hand the power and strength of weather.  This is why she loves the mission of One Warm Coat and working with the team to help spread the warmth. She attended The University of Georgia and graduated from University of Tennessee with a B.A in Political Science. Marietta, Ga.

Julian Young

Julian Young

Board Member

Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Cox Media Group

Julian gained over 25 years of leadership experience in accounting and finance through a diverse set of roles in private companies and in publicly traded companies, most recently in the media and healthcare professions. He is currently Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer for Cox Media Group. Prior to his joining Cox Media Group, Julian spent several years in healthcare with Apollo MD, and he was with Cumulus Media Inc, Lincoln Financial Media Company, and Jefferson-Pilot Communications Company, in roles of progressive responsibility in accounting and finance, gaining experience working in both Radio and Television markets and, for many years, in the corporate office in various leadership roles, including Vice President and Controller for Cumulus Media.  Julian is a CPA and holds the CGMA designation. Julian has a BS in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. Atlanta, GA. 

Andre Gordillo

Nonprofit Partner Advisor

Director of New Vecinos Program
New Life Centers of Chicagoland, NFP

Andre is a husband, father, believer, and the director of the New Vecinos program at New Life Centers, a 501c3 non-profit based in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago. He and his team welcome and serve the over 40,000 new arrivals into the city and offer a variety of services to both new neighbors and existing community members. He and his family live in Little Village, the largest Mexican immigrant neighborhood in the Midwest. He attended the University of Minnesota and has experience in both corporate America and in ministry throughout his career. He enjoys watching Liverpool Football Club, spending time with his family, and bike riding through the best city in the world, Chicago. Chicago, IL.