David ElrodBoard Chair
David has over 20 years of experience across a broad range of finance roles at large and small companies. David is currently the Sr. Director of Finance at Meridian Brick, one of the largest brick manufacturers in North America, which he joined in September 2019. Before joining Meridian, he worked at companies such as Cumulus Media, Savers, Microsoft, FedEx, and Georgia-Pacific. David is a CPA and a CMA. He received a BBA from Oglethorpe University (Atlanta) and a MBA from Indiana University. Atlanta, GA.
Kevin brings a broad range of leadership experience including: financial management, entrepreneurship, commercial real estate development, and local government non-profit governance. Kevin is currently the Director Supply Chain Finance: Kellogg’s Morning Foods, and is responsible for 10 plants, logistics, and procurement across three countries that represents ~$2B of annual spend. Kevin has had 7 years of progressive financial experience at Kellogg’s and Harris Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Business, M.A. in Religion, and a M.S. in Accounting from Liberty University and a Master of Science in Analytics from Northwestern University. He completed post-graduate certificates from Dartmouth College and Stanford University in Lean-Six Sigma (Green Belt) and Project Management (SAPM), respectively. Battle Creek, MI.
Deborah ChambersBoard Member
Deborah is a development and fundraising professional who is in her 12th year as Vice President for Development & Partnerships for Central Union Mission, a 135+ year-old homeless shelter in Washington, DC. Prior to that role, Deborah had over 25 years experience in financial planning, sales and strategy development. She served as executive director and campaign manager for two capital campaigns helping to raise over $30 million. Deborah was also a financial planner with American Express Financial Services, where she marketed and negotiated financial planning packages, securities and insurance policies. She is an ordained associate pastor at First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Glenarden, MD) and Board Member and incoming president of New Day Laurel, a Maryland food pantry. Deborah also serves as a clergy ambassador with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C.
Amrita Dutta-GuptaBoard Member
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.
Sahil KumarBoard Member
Sahil is a technology leader with extensive consulting experience in CRM strategy, roadmaps, implementations, setup of center-of-excellence (CoE), and continuous improvement programs. He is currently a Director, Sr. Engagement Manager at Silverline. Over the years, he has led large salesforce.com implementations for various Fortune 500 clients. Prior to joining Silverline, he was a leader in the salesforce consulting practices of NTT Data and Deloitte. He has successfully delivered Salesforce CRM transformation engagements in the areas of sales / distribution, contact center, asset management, and customer experience for multiple Healthcare & Life Sciences as well as Financial Services clients. He holds a B. Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Punjab Technical University. North Smithfield, RI.
Cassiopea OlsonBoard Member
Cassi is driven by a passion to support children, families, and communities at large. As an attorney with 9 years of courtroom, mediation, and corporate background, she brings a wealth of experience and compassion to her support of One Warm Coat. Graduating from Loyola University (J.D. 2008), she went on to work for Credit Suisse, in the investment banking sector. She has also worked in contract negotiation, entertainment law, and child and family advocacy. She is currently general counsel for an international media company based in Southern California. Los Angeles, CA.
Susan Peterson SturmBoard Member
Susan is a digital energy leader with deep experience supporting industry players to securely and efficiently scale digital solutions. Susan leads digital at Wintershall Dea, Europe’s largest independent Oil & Gas company, as Senior Vice President Digital Transformation. Prior to joining Wintershall Dea, Susan spent 10 years in various roles at ABB, Honeywell and GE developing, launching, and operating software and security solution product lines. With a strong Operational Technology focus over the past 10 years, Susan has brought several energy secure focused cyber security solutions to market, and has been privileged to collaborate with some of the world’s largest oil & gas and power companies on improving security in critical infrastructure. Susan began her career working at power generation companies in the US, Europe and Latin America in finance, operations and trading capacities. She is an active member of non-profits supporting women in technology and poverty alleviation. She received a BA from the University of Mary Washington and an MBA from Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO
Patrick SullivanBoard Member
Patrick is an avid supporter of public education and children’s welfare. He has over 20 years of experience in the Staffing and Human Resources field. Patrick currently serves as a Staffing Manager supporting Research & Engineering recruitment at Google, leading teams to map, source and hire the world’s leading computer science talent. Prior to joining Google, Patrick held a variety of global HR and Staffing leadership roles at both Microsoft & Amazon. He has a BS in Psychology from Michigan State University. Palo Alto, CA.
Julian YoungBoard Member
Julian has gained over 25 years of leadership experience in accounting and finance through a diverse set of roles, most recently in the media and healthcare industries. In March, 2018, he joined ApolloMD, a physician led, multi-specialty provider of hospital-based clinical services for emergency departments, hospitalist, anesthesiology, radiology and other medical programs. He has recently been appointed to the role of Chief Accounting Officer for the company. Prior to his experience at ApolloMD, he was with Cumulus Media, Lincoln Financial Media Company, and Jefferson-Pilot Communications Company, in roles of progressive responsibility. Julian is a CPA and holds the CGMA designation. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, graduating with a BS in Accounting. Brookhaven, GA.
Jeff ZonBoard Member
Jeff has over twenty-five years experience as a visionary, results-driven senior technology executive with an exceptional track record for leading strategic initiatives and technology shifts to achieve quantifiable business growth. He has extensive background in leading all areas of Information Technology in the healthcare and retail industries. Jeff is currently a Sr. Executive Partner at Gartner, serving as a trusted advisor and coach to IT leaders from Global 2000 organizations. Previously, he held executive positions leading IT organizations at Providence Health & Services, REI and Whole Foods Market. Jeff holds a B.S in Business Management from Golden State University and an MBA from Washington State University, with a focus on leadership development. Seattle, WA.