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2018 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 19 years of human resources experience in local city, state and federal governments. She currently works as Career Transition Trainer and has conducted Department of Labor training courses for over 8,500 transitioning military professionals. She continues her passion for human resource development as an Adjunct Professor with Tidewater Community College. 

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.

Shari Carrithers


Shari is an experienced Training Manager with 14 years experienced and  a demonstrated history of working in the financial services 

industry. Skilled in  Training & Development, Instructional Design, Management, Coaching, Team Building, and Mortgage Subservicing. 

Strong professional with a Bachelors focused in Adult Education & Management from Old Dominion University. Shari leads and develops 

corporate training programs. Manages a team of 10 (Training Specialists, Instructional Designers, and Training Coordinator) across two 

sites. She serves as SharePoint Designer/Administrator and Director Administrator. 


VP of Treasury 


C. Renée Turner

VP of Programs 

Professional development, career advancement, training and job readiness, are examples of just a few of some of the real concerns that are faced by job seekers and those in the workforce. Having personally experienced some of these very same challenges, Renée Turner, a Career and Professional Development Specialist, understands and she gets it.

With over 13 years of combined work experience in human resources, workforce development, education, and event management, Renée introduces to learners effective ways to enhance their professional development. Understanding the importance of having a network of supporters, Renée avails herself to others as they aspire towards their goals and objectives. Renée works as Career Advisor with ECPI University.

Nikki Walker

Executive Administrator

Nikki Walker is an accounting professional with 14+ years of experience and expertise in accounting and administrative functions. She offers a unique blend of leadership and vision to help people and organizations become successful. Nikki is passionate about providing an organized, prioritized, and intuitive approach while serving as Secretary to the SEVA ATD Board. She has an interest in the talent development field and looks forward to collaborating with her colleagues, as well as enhancing her knowledge of the talent management industry.

Nikki holds a B.A. in Business and Management from Virginia Wesleyan University and a MBA from Strayer University. She is an active member of International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

Kris Manwaren, SPHR-SHRM=SCP

VP of Talent Management

Kris has distinguished herself by successfully serving more than  20 years in various facets of Human Resources  for public and private employers. Kris is a strong proponent for continual development of technical and professional competence.  She has mentored young professionals on achieving certifications to enhance their career. Additionally, Kris has selflessly served on the Board of Directors to support Hampton Roads SHRM events.

She served as the Programs Director ensuring a variety of monthly program topics to engage members at various levels of expertise and education. All program topics were certified through HRCI allowing for continuing education credits. Her dependability and passion for the development of others enabled her to continue with this professional group in the capacity of President-Elect, President, and President Emeritus. Her superb organizational and leadership skills, experiences, and enthusiasm make Kris Manwaren an indispensable team member who is willing to reach beyond the expected to show others what is truly possible through collaboration.

Kris received a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis on Personnel Management from Troy University. She also maintains designations as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and another as Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). 

Marcia Downing

Past President

Marcia Downing’s current profession provides her the opportunity to manage projects leading to the development of new and revised instructor led and computer based training. Additional professional experience has been as an adjunct faculty member with Strayer University, Averett University, University of Maryland University Europe, Tidewater Community College and Advanced Technology Institute. 

As a consultant, Marcia consults individuals and businesses on business acumen, engagement, and portfolio development. She keeps abreast of leading and effective training and business techniques through continuous learning, participation in group panel discussions, presentations at conferences, attendance at career and professional workshops, participation as an attendee and presenter at career and professional workshops, and continually researching current and future training and business materials, methods, techniques and trends.

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