As co-founder of Dovel Technologies Group, I built Dovel into a successful company with significant IT solutions offerings, primarily to the Federal Government. My role involved establishing the corporate governance processes and infrastructure. I created and developed the corporate departments as a basis for a successful enterprise; these departments include accounting and finance, contracting, human resources, business development, and quality assurance processes. I established the Dovel Advisory Board and managed relationships with outside resources such as accounting and legal teams. After hiring a CEO to manage the day-to-day operations of the company, I continue to oversee the health and well-being of the company from my position as Chair of the Board. This position allows me to stay engaged with Dovel and the Dovel team, as well as be involved with philanthropic organizations such as Montgomery Hospice, where I serve on the Board as well as on several committees, SCORE, as a certified mentor for entrepreneurs, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation, where I chair the Corporate Executive Council. I am a frequent speaker at John Hopkins Carey School of Business, I am a member of the George Washington School of Engineering National Advisory Council, I mentor business students and serve as a judge for the GWU Business School annual business plan competition. Prior to my career as a business executive, I had a successful and diverse career in healthcare. I came to the United States from my native country, The Netherlands, in 1982. I completed my undergraduate degree at George Mason University and my Master’s Degree and Post-Master Certification at Marymount University.