People | NAWBO

National Leadership

Jen Earle, NAWBO National CEO

"I constantly hear success stories, best practices, new ideas for partnerships and new approaches to business from our amazingly talented members."

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Becky Ragan, NAWBO National Director of Stakeholder Engagement

“As a member of the NAWBO team, I am able to relay exciting news about events and corporate partnerships and share members’ successes with the entire NAWBO world. 

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Lori Lemmon, Director of Events & Special Programs

I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of the NAWBO HQ team and and support our women business owners.

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Lynda Bishop, NAWBO Institute Vice President of National Programs

I am deeply involved in my community and am a cause-driven leader. My personal mission of being an agent of positive change and leading by example has been a driver for me as I have taken on many community projects locally and internationally.

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Elle Patout, NAWBO National Director of Public Relations

“Communication is the key to healthy relationships and a sustainable business. NAWBO stands as the most valuable organization for women business owners, and for this very reason, everyone should know about NAWBO.

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Deborah Snyder, NAWBO National VP of Membership & Community Outreach

“My official title is VP of Membership and Community Outreach, however, my role is to help with all things when it comes to NAWBO! I believe NAWBO is the premiere organization to join 

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Tonia Chagnon, NAWBO Regional Membership Manager

BUSINESS Working with the membership team at NAWBO HQ is such a great connection to NAWBO. I’m a problem solver by nature and enjoy helping our members and chapters untangle the knots, celebrate the wins and connect the dots. I am super excited to meet each and every one of you and discover your inner smile spot (mine is baby giggle—you can’t not smile when you hear a baby giggle).     LIFESTYLE

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Won Lee, NAWBO National IT Director

I have worked with adventurous startups to growing small and medium-sized entities in industries that include importing, manufacturing, technology, services and hospitality. These experiences throughout my career have combined to create the seeds of understanding various business backgrounds and leadership needs.

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Joyce Lee, NAWBO National Vice President of Operations

I first became part of NAWBO in 2008, handling member services for the NAWBO-LA chapter. I had previously been a general manager of a restaurant chain with three locations where I did a lot of customer service

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Margaret Brown, NAWBO National Social Media Strategist

I’m constantly looking for adventure—in life, business and personal growth. I’m a bit of a loner, a fun fact that is in drastic opposition to my life as a social media advocate/professional. Thankfully, I manage to excel and balance both. I can’t remember the last time I was bored.

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NAWBO National Communications Team

Our team’s hobbies vary from snow skiing, shopping and softball to spiritual retreats, kayaking and waterskiing. Our kids range from soon-to-be newborns to 23-year-old college graduates and lots of ages in between. 

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tbg Events

tbg Events is the award-winning creator of inspired and innovative events including NAWBO's annual Women's Business Conference.  Having a masterful hand in event design and management, we deliver unique event solutions that transcend expectations and yield optimal results.  Based in Los Angeles, California we produce events both domestically and internationally.  

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2021-2022 Officers


Cristina Morales Heaney
U.S. Safety Services
San Antonio, TX
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Chair Elect

Karen Bennetts
Little Red Bird, LLC
Charlotte, NC
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Jacqueline Hayes
Crayons & Marketers
Nashville, TN
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Immediate Past Chair

Jeanette Armbrust
Skyline Greater LA
Los Angeles, CA
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Thresette Briggs
Performance 3, LLC (P3)
Indianapolis, IN
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Lisa Coppola
The Coppola Firm
Buffalo, NY
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Tanya R. Hill
Forever Fresh
Detroit, MI
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Megan Patton
ODA Strategy
Cleveland, OH
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Lesa Seibert
Louisville, KY
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Chair, Presidents Assembly

Janie Stubblefield
Mobile Counseling, LLC.
Dallas, TX
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2021-2022 National Advisory Council

Corporate Partners


Bank of America
Jill Calabrese Bain
Charlotte, NC


Debra Wilson
Atlanta, GA


Master Your Card
Mercedes Garcia
Purchase, NY  


Wells Fargo Bank
Val Jones
Charlotte, NC


Southwest Airlines
Karen Price Ward
Mitchellville, MD 

Community Partners

Karen Kerrigan
President & CEO
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council
Oakton, VA

Monica Smiley
Enterprising Women
Cary, NC

Bill Sorenson
Heritage Capital Group
Jacksonville, FL

Lorin Beller
Lorin Beller, Inc.
Cardiff by the Sea, CA

Kara Cenar
Bryan Cave, LLP
Chicago, IL

Billie Dragoo
Indianapolis, IN

Kandi Hidde
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Indianapolis, IN

Darla Beggs
Abba Staffing and Consulting LLC
Bedford, TX 

2021-2022 Presidents Assembly Steering Committee

The Presidents Assembly Steering Committee is responsible for serving as “voice of the chapters” on the National Board and facilitating communications between National and the chapters, facilitating chapter collaboration/information sharing via webinars, creating a community of chapter leaders and helping chapter leaders with strategic planning, problem resolution, etc.



Janie Stubblefield
Mobile Counseling, LLC.
Dallas, TX

Chair Elect

Diana Hoff
Hoff Arboriculture 
Lake Oswego, OR

Immediate Past Chair

Megan Patton
ODA Strategy
Cleveland, OH

Committee Members

Sherrie Barr Mack
The MackBarr Group
Buffalo, NY

Meggan Ciaccio
Ciaccia CPA
Sewell, NJ

Mary Cravets
Simply Get Clients
Atascadero, CA

Paula D'Amico
Paula Damico Productions and Blessings by Nature
Buffalo, NY

Elizabeth Foster
Fostering Connections
New York, NY

Janice Graham
Entrepreneur's Insurance Services
Carona, CA

Brenda Harris
BPN Staffing Solutions
Charlotte, NC

Gina Hitchens
GHG Financial Planning
Mobile, AL

Pam Goble
Ability Home Care
San Antonio, TX

Ellen Linares
HF Financial
Charlotte, NC

Malee Ojua
Sacred Fire Creative
McMinnville, OR

Liz Radivoyevitch
Rad Graphics
Cleveland Heights, OH

Julie Towner
Towner Communications
Mission, KS

Valerie Vaughn
Apex Business Advisors
Overland Park, KS

Past Chairs & Presidents

2019 -2020

Jeanette Armbrust
Skyline Exhibits Greater LA
Los Angeles, CA

2018 -2019

Molly Gimmel
Design to Delivery
Bethesda, MD

2017 -2018

Kathy Warnick
Warnick Consulting
Powell, OH

2016 - 2017

Teresa Meares
DGG Uniform & Work Apparel
Jacksonville, FL

2015 - 2016

Crystal Arredondo
MPACT Financial Group
Dallas / Ft. Worth Chapter


Darla Beggs
Abba Staffing
Dallas / Ft. Worth Chapter


Billie Dragoo
RepuCare Inc.
Indianapolis Chapter


Laura Yamanaka
Team CFO
Los Angeles Chapter


Evelyn Strange
AES Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.
Louisville Chapter


Kelly Scanlon
Thinking Bigger Business Media, Inc
Kansas City Chapter


Wendy A. Lopez, P.E.
URS Corporation
Dallas / Ft. Worth Chapter


Cynthia McClain-Hill
Strategic Counsel PLC
Los Angeles Chapter


Lisa Kaiser Hickey
Douglass Screen Printers
Lakeland Metro Chapter


Carol Kuc
Complete Conference Coordinators, Inc.
Chicago Chapter


Gayle Watson
Performance Solutions, Inc.
Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter


Beverly Inman-Ebel
TLC, Talk Listen Communicate, LLC
Chattanooga Chapter


Suzanne Pease
Ampersand Graphics
Central Jersey Chapter


Mary MacRae
MJM Enterprises
Nashville Chapter


Sandra Hernandez Adams
Strategic Micro Partners
Greater Miami Chapter


Barbara G. Stanbridge
Change – HRD
Greater Detroit Chapter


Whitney Johns Martin
Capital Across America
Nashville Chapter


Diahann W. Lassus, CFP, CPA
Lassus Wherley
North Central Jersey Chapter


Phyllis Hill Slater
Hill Slater Group, Inc.
Long Island Chapter


Suzanne F. Taylor
Safety Alert
Orange County Chapter


Margaret A. Smith
Domus Contempo, Inc.
Silicon Valley Chapter


Patty L. DeDominic
PDQ Personnel Service, Inc.
Los Angeles Chapter


Joyce M. McLaughlin (Deceased)
Global Enterprise Group
At Large


Grace McGartland
GM Consultants
Greater Pittsburgh Chapter


Janet E. Harris-Lange
Agenda Dynamics, Inc.
Boca Raton/Ft Lauderdale Chapter


Terry Neese
Terry Neese Personnel Services
Oklahoma City Chapter


Carey I. Stacey (Deceased)
Raleigh Chapter


Peggy M. Leonard
Peggy Leonard & Associates
Chicago Chapter


Gillian Rudd (Deceased)
Capital Area Chapter


Mary Del Brady
Tissue Informatics, Inc.
Pittsburgh Chapter


Mary E. Kelley
Sovereign Financial Services
Denver Chapter


Virginia Littlejohn
Capital Area Chapter


Sharon Poindexter (Deceased)
Kansas City Chapter


Lourdes R. Miranda
Miranda Associates, Inc.
Capital Area Chapter


Marlene Johnson
Minnesota Chapter


Denise E. Cavanaugh
Cavanaugh, Hagan, & Pierson
Capital Area Chapter


Marge Rossman
Minnesota Chapter


Dona O'Bannon
O’Bannon & Company, Ltd.
Capital Area Chapter


Mary E. King
Global Action, Inc.
Capital Area Chapter


Susan K. Hager (Deceased)
Hager Sharp, Inc.
Capital Area Chapter
Susan Hager Tribute Book


NAWBO Institute of Entrepreneurial Development

Board of Directors


Kathy Warnick
Warnick Consultants, LLC
Powell, OH
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Chair Elect

Kelly Scanlon
Interrobang Solutions LLC
Overland Park, KS
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Immediate Past Chair

Laura Yamanaka
teamCFO Inc.
Valencia, CA
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Crystal Arredondo
MPACT Financial Group
Dallas, TX
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Teresa Meares
Audibelle Clothing
St. Johns, FL
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Suzanne Pease 
Ampersand Graphics 
Morganville, NJ
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Cristina Morales Heaney
U.S. Safety Services
San Antonio, TX
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Jen Earle
Washington, D.C.
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