Jeff ZonBoard Chair
Vice President of Executive Services
Jeff has over thirty 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 the Vice President of Executive Services at Gartner, leading a team of trusted advisors to IT leaders across 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, and holds international credentials in Executive Coaching. Seattle, WA
Susan Peterson SturmBoard Chair Elect
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
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.
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
Angela Cameron, DDS, PCBoard Member
Owner and Chief “Smile Artist”
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
Deborah ChambersBoard Member
Vice President for Development & Partnerships
Central Union Mission
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. Deborah also serves as a clergy ambassador with the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia. Washington, D.C.
Susan KimBoard 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 MelnykovaBoard Member
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 NovyBoard 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.
Timothy M. VaughnBoard 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
Julian YoungBoard 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.