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Leadership Advisory Council


WIPP Leadership Advisory Council


About the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council:

WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council includes WIPP members who are women business owners as well as thought leaders and academics with expertise in entrepreneurship, public policy, and leadership development. The Leadership Advisory Council assists WIPP in the following ways:

  • Provide guidance to WIPP on policy and programming;
  • Promotes WIPP to expand its network of women business owners and to educate stakeholders on WIPP policy and programming efforts;
  • Represents WIPP at events and other activities, at the request of WIPP staff;
  • Serves as a leadership training ground for prospective candidates for the WIPP Board of Directors, WIPP Education Foundation and WIPP International.



Participation on WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council provides numerous opportunities to WIPP Members:

  • Build relationships with a fantastic group of accomplished women business leaders;
  • Expand your visibility and profile as a leader in your industry and the women entrepreneurship community;
  • Interact with policy makers in Congress and the Administration to create and change policy impacting women in business;
  • Give back to an organization which champions women business owners, like you, every day.


Members of WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Council are required to possess the following:

  • Maintain good standing or upgrade to a WIPP Advocacy Partner membership level ($500/year);
  • Minimum of $150,000 in average annual revenues for your business;
  • Commitment to WIPP’s mission, vision, and goals;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues and challenges facing the women entrepreneurship community;
  • Previous volunteer leadership or Board experience preferred.



A Council Member will serve a two year term on WIPP’s Leadership Advisory Board and may renew as requested by WIPP leadership.


Time Commitment:

WIPP Leadership Advisory Council Members are requested to participate at four (4) meetings per year – two in person meeting and two via teleconference. In addition, the WIPP Executive Director will communicate with Council Members as needed on projects during the course of the year.

Selection Process:

Candidates for the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council are selected and appointed by the WIPP Executive Director and Chair of the Leadership Advisory Council. The WIPP Board of Directors and other Council Members can make recommendations for prospective candidates and candidates can self-nominate. A number of factors go into the selection of Council Members including industry/business type, expertise, and WIPP programming and policy objectives.


If you are interested in participating on the WIPP Leadership Advisory Council, please fill out the LAC Application and send your resume & bio to WIPP Managing Director, Roz Alford at


2016 – 2017 Leadership Advisory Council


 Courtney Fairchild

 Global Services











 Misty Mayes

 Management Solutions

 Vice Chair







Lynlee Altman, Pinnacle Construction

At Large

Anne Chambers, RED212

At Large

Isabel Chancellor, IngenuitE

At Large

Denita Conway, PROVEN Management

At Large

Erica Courtney, 2020vet

At Large

Anne Crossman, Completed Systems

At Large

Amina Elgouacem, NEOSTEK

At Large

Komal Goyal, 6e Technologies

At Large

Evelyn Graham, Presynct Technologies

At Large

Patricia Greene, Babson College

At Large

Sharon Hadary, Sharon Hadary & Co.

At Large

Towan Isom, Isom Global Strategies

At Large

Rhonda Johnson, End2End Technical Solutions

At Large

Jessica Johnson-Cope, Johnson Security Bureau

At Large

Virginia Littlejohn, Quantum Leaps

At Large

Leeanna Lozada, Providence Pediatric Medical DayCare

At Large

Lourdes Martin-Rosa, Government Business Solutions

At Large

Carol McCrae, C.A. McCrae, CPA

At Large

Amy Millman, Springboard Enterprises

At Large

Mary Nittolo, the STUDIO

At Large

Maria Panichelli, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman

At Large

Fran Pastore, Women's Business Development Council

At Large

Desiree Patno, Desiree Patno Enterprises

At Large

Tina Patterson, Jade Solutions

At Large

Marjorie Perry, MZM Construction & Management Company

At Large

Lynn Petrazzuolo, Avanti Corporation

At Large

Ann Ramakumaran, Ampcus

At Large

Julie Rothhouse, SynaVoice

At Large

Michele Ruiz, Ruiz Strategies

At Large

Theresa Strickland, BrandWave Design

At Large

Sallie Mullins Thompson, Sallie Mullins Thompson CPA

At Large

Lisa Firestone, Managed Care Advisors

Chair, WIPP Board of Directors

Angela Dingle, Ex Nihilo Management

Chair, WIPP Education Foundation 

Ann Sullivan, Madison Services Group

WIPP Government Relations 

Roz Alford

WIPP Managing Director

Barbara Kasoff

WIPP President Emeritus







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