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Chapter Leadership 







Marcia Downing





       Marlo Calloway, SHRM-CP

Vice President




  Roger Hohensee

Chief Financial Officer




SEVA ATD Directors 



 Chequitha Chatman





 Nancy Hardy, CPLP 





Sharon Harrington, CPLP





Rose Nicholson




Renee Turner




Jonathan West









Bill Hall







Marlo Thomas-Calloway, SHRM-CP/PHR


Marlo has over 20 years of human resources experience in local city, state and federal governments. She currently works as a Talent Acquisition/Payroll Administrator. Previously, she worked as a Career Transition Trainer and has conducted Department of Labor training courses for over 8,500 transitioning military professionals for seven years. She continues her passion for human resource development as an Adjunct Professor with Tidewater Community College for the last 11 years. 

In addition, she has served as a board member for the local Hampton Roads Society of Human Resource Management and SEVA Association of Talent Development (formerly ASTD) for 10 years each. Marlo received her undergraduate degree in Human Resources from Strayer University and holds a Masters in Human Resource Management from Troy University. As the founder of Ms. MentorMe, The Career Coach, her passion is for helping others achieve their professional wealth through career development.

Marlo provides career coaching, training development and human resources services to individuals as well or corporations. Her goal is to help build strong-minded talented professionals that can actively contribute to their industry of choice.

President Elect (2022)

Mary is an experienced Executive Assistant to the Dean in the College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) at Old Dominion University with 19 years’ experience working with high level executives in higher education. She is skilled in Training & Development, Instructional Design, Planning & Analysis, Design & Development, and Implementation & Management.

Mary develops training documents, infographics, videos and programs for college. She also manages a team of 4 (Administrative Assistant and student workers), coordinates meetings and events for the BCET leadership team (2 Associate Professors and 2 Assistant Professor) and serves as the SharePoint designer administrator and Midas group management administrator for the college.

Mary is a strong professional with a master’s degree, focused on Business and Industry Training in Occupational and Technical Studies from Old Dominion University.

Dr. Angela Pearson

VP of Programming 

As a creative self-starter, my expertise includes applying the core aspects and strategic approaches of organizational psychology to amplify HR, safety, learning development, continuous improvement, and leadership success. I have experience in developing strategies based on data-driven approaches. My exceptional communication and conflict management skills support my thought leadership style.

I deliver enthusiasm, focus, and leadership to engaged and curious people in order to develop value-added experiences.


Kevin Witt, CPTD

Director of CPTD

Originally from Roanoke, VA, Kevin is a graduate of ODU with a BS in Business Administration and Master of Public Administration. Kevin’s expertise is in International Shipping with experience in Operations, Customer service, Human Resources and Finance. He also has over 8 years of Training and Development experience and now is a CPTD since October of 2020. Kevin enjoys exploring new opportunities and traveling around the world.

Kathy Taylor 

VP of Marketing 

Education and training professional with over 20 years’ experience in providing coaching and consulting assistance to diverse populations. Proven ability to effectively collaborate with individuals, groups, and businesses, whose emphasis is on government contracts, community outreach, non-profits, and corporate partnership programs. 
Through public events, online courses, private coaching, consulting and mentoring, Kathy teaches real-world, applied and achievable strategies. When clients approach a crossroads and realize it’s time for a personal change or a business transformation, Kathy equips them with the skills and confidence to meet or exceed their goals. She gives the support and accountability necessary to keep clients focused and on track.
A self-proclaimed, lifelong learner, Kathy constantly engages in continuing education courses and other programs to stay on top of the latest information as well as proven strategies for achieving personal success. Kathy received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Norfolk State University, completed the Women’s Business Entrepreneur program hosted by The ODU Women’s Center from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and obtained her Coaching Certificate from The Life Coaching Training Institute. Kathy is currently enrolled in the Foundations of Faith Leadership Institute — a two-year intense leadership training created by Leadership Training International and hosted by Gethsemane Community Fellowship Baptist Church in Norfolk, Va. 

Kathy Taylor 

VP of Marketing 

Latonya Sumpter 

Director of Content  

LaTonya Sumpter is a driven leader who believes her purpose is to inspire and equip other leaders. She has a demonstrated ability to create and facilitate content that emphasizes self-awareness, communication, team building, relational equity, and extreme ownership. Through practical exercises, engaging discussions, and real-life experiences, LaTonya has a proven record of transforming organizational cultures. She possesses a unique ability to guide leaders on a journey of self-discovery. She uses this voyage to equip leaders with empathy needed to lead others.  LaTonya believes that leadership is not predicated on title. Instead, it is the ability to build relationships and influence others based on those connections.

 LaTonya is currently a Training Specialist with Smithfield Foods where she focuses on instructional design for corporate initiatives, developing and implementing measurable cultural changes and providing solutions for business partners across the organization. She is also the founder and CEO of Sumpter Consulting, an organization that specializes in Emotional Intelligence, DiSC, Goal setting and Situational Leadership.  Additionally, LaTonya is a certified DiSC Facilitator And a certified Life Coach, specializing in life purpose. LaTonya is a graduate of William and Mary and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a minor in sociology.

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