Penny Bladich is a Senior Vice President and Market Executive for Cardinal Bank. As a Market Executive, Ms. Bladich oversees the business development activities of the Fairfax Market. Bringing years of commercial loan experience to her position, Ms. Bladich is responsible for not only business development, but also portfolio management of commercial loan customers, with a specialty in medical lending and other professional services.
Ms. Bladich is a member of the Board of Directors and Co-Chair of the Resource Development Committee for Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP). In addition, Ms. Bladich is a Founder and Vice President for the Healthcare Business Alliance (HCBA), an organization servicing the business needs of medical professionals. Prior to joining Cardinal Bank, Ms. Bladich relocated from Naples, FL where she was a Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Lender for TIB Bank. Before entering a banking career, Bladich worked for a leading global alternative investment management firm with a focus on high net worth families, and one of Florida’s largest privately owned development company. Bladich holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University and is a graduate of The Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management and Leadership Fairfax.
Dr. Patrick Mason received his Ph.D. in biochemistry as well as his M.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He completed his Pediatric residency and his Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, GA where he went on to join the faculty. Dr. Mason received his undergraduate, a PhD in Biochemistry and MD training at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. His pediatric residency and endocrinology fellowship were completed at Emory University in Atlanta. He remained on the Emory Faculty for several years until moving to Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in 2001. While at Inova, he held a variety of positions, including Staff Pediatric Endocrinologist and Director of Pediatric Research at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children. Dr. Mason also holds positions as Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at both Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Virginia, and has an appointment as Special Volunteer Faculty, Development Endocrinology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Development, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Mason joined Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in March 2011 and serves as the Medical Director of Endocrinology. In addition to his duties at Quest Diagnostics, Dr Mason maintains an active clinical practice in pediatric endocrinology.
Dr Mason has published and lectured extensively on topics related to growth, stress and early puberty in children adopted internationally. Dr Mason has received numerous awards for his work with adopted children. He also leads a humanitarian effort in rural Honduras. Dr Mason serves on the board of the Golden Phoenix Foundation and in the past was a board member of Friends of the Orphans.
Vice President & Treasurer
Sean McDermott has spent over 20 years helping hundreds of global clients better manage their IT environments with proven solutions and strategic consulting. As Chairman and Founder of Windward IT Solutions, Mr. McDermott, together with the Windward executive team, sets and manages the overall direction of the company, including service offerings, strategic partnerships, and overall Company performance. Sean started the company in 1997 and has since grown the company organically to $30M in annual revenue with over 120 employees. In addition to running Windward, Mr. McDermott was the Founder and CEO of RealOps, Inc., the pioneer in enterprise management Run Book Automation solutions started in 2004 as a spin-out of Windward.
After BMC Software acquired RealOps in July 2007, Sean continued on at BMC as the VP of Service Automation Solutions where he was responsible for the global roll-out of BMC’s runbook automation and configuration management portfolio. In the past, he has also held senior positions with Predictive Systems and Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. McDermott has a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Villanova University and a Masters degree in engineering from The Catholic University of America. While chief executive, RealOps was named as a finalist in the Northern Virginia Technology Counsel Hot Ticket Awards: Hottest VC Deal (2005), Hottest Management Team (2006), and Hottest Exit (2007). Under Sean’s leadership, Windward IT Solutions has received numerous awards, including being named to the Washington Technology Fast 50 (2 years in a row), Washington Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies, and the Inc. 5000. Sean currently resides in Oakton, Virginia, with his wife and three daughters.
A Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in IT services, Sid is the CEO and Co-Founder of Clarabridge. Sid provides executive leadership and strategic direction and is a well-known expert in customer experience, business intelligence, and text mining. Prior to Clarabridge, he co-founded Claraview, a leading BI strategy and technology consultancy firm. Under Sid’s leadership, Claraview grew into a thriving services firm with over 130 employees without any outside funding. Claraview was acquired by Teradata, a leading data warehousing and business intelligence company, in March 2008. Over his career, Sid has amassed nearly 20 years of business intelligence leadership experience.
A founding employee at MicroStrategy, he held Vice President-level positions in both product marketing and worldwide services. During his tenure leading MicroStrategy’s worldwide services division, he grew the organization to a 500+ person organization supporting enterprise deployments of BI solutions. Before joining MicroStrategy, Sid held management positions at Ernst & Young and Sprint International. Sid has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Virginia cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Chung graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Chung is also a graduate of the world renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies division of Comprehensive Aesthetic Reconstruction. He is a proud member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, as well as the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Korean American Dental Association.
Dr. Chung maintains a full-time practice dedicated to premier Fairfax cosmetic dentistry and comprehensive restorative dentistry. He is committed to providing exceptional cosmetic creations, while exceeding expectations with impeccable five-star service. Dr. Chung understands that his guests want to look and feel their best, and have a healthy mouth as well.
Eduardo Fox is board certified in pediatrics and has been practicing with the Sleepy Hollow Pediatrics office of Capital Area Pediatrics since 1999.
Dr. Fox completed his pediatric residency at the University of Florida in 1999 and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1995. His undergraduate studies were completed in 1991 at Brown University. A fluent Spanish speaker, his special interests include general pediatrics, public health and policy. Dr. Fox enjoys running, hiking, reading, travelling and tennis.
Kimberly Fox is the director of Direct Community Benefit Investment, Finance and Compliance for Kaiser-Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States. As a regional leader in Direct Community Benefit Investments, Fox’s main focus is on Charitable Health Progams, which includes serving on the Board of Directors for the Medical Care for Children Partnership Foundation and membership to the Fairfax County Virginia Liaison Committee. In addition, Ms. Fox serves on the standing Consumer Assistance and Outreach Advisory Committee for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority Executive Board.
She oversees the strategy and development of Charitable Health programming in DC, MD, and VA and is responsible for the overall financial portfolio management of investments that benefit the community, which will exceed $70million in 2014.
Fox holds a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, a Children’s Developmental Certification from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Health Services Administration from Central Michigan University.
Alan Harbitter is currently a consultant operating under Harbitter Consulting, LLC. In 1985, he co-founded an information technology (IT) services company, PEC Solutions Inc., and was jointly responsible for its growth to a publicly traded company with over 1700 employees. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of that company. In 2005, Dr. Harbitter and his partners negotiated the sale of PEC to Nortel Networks, Inc. Dr. Harbitter’s areas of technical expertise include: information system performance, security, and architecture. His areas of business expertise include small/medium company development and operation.
Dr. Harbitter has over 30 years of diversified experience in IT system analysis, and implementation. Recently, he has been active in homeland security-motivated initiatives to improve information-sharing among state, local, regional, and Federal justice organizations. To that end, he has played a leading role on the Department of Justice “Global” committee that is working to improve the secure sharing of enforcement, investigative, and intelligence information on a nationwide basis.
Dr. Harbitter received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University, his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland (UMD), and his doctorate in computer science from George Mason University (GMU). At GMU, his research concerned information security and, specifically, authentication in large and wireless networks. He is well published in the area.
Ms. Lavoie most recently served as Director of the Survivors’ Fund, an LLC of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region. This $25 million disaster recovery program was the largest fund in the country designed for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. Upon closing its doors in May, 2008, Survivors’ Fund was widely recognized for its effective program approach by many media outlets including: The Washington Post; The Wall Street Journal; TIME Magazine; Salon.com; News Channel 8; and more. Ms. Lavoie has spent the majority of her 20-year career in philanthropy engaging funders on a broad range of topics and initiatives.
She held positions at the Council on Foundations and Washington Grantmakers before establishing TOHL House, LLC, which specialized in philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism. Ms. Lavoie has been an active volunteer in Fairfax County Virginia, which has included serving as a tutor in the Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter, a Court Appointed Special Advocate, in leadership roles with the Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP).
Ms Lavoie was instrumental in MCCP’s efforts with State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) legislation and is a founding Steering Committee member of the Bailey’s Crossroads Health Access Partnership (BxHAP). In 2007, BxHAP secured funding to open the Culmore Clinic, a primary care provider for the poor and working poor in the Bailey’s Crossroads Community. Ms. Lavoie has continued her service to the Medical Care for Children Partnership, serving on its Advisory Council Executive Committee since 1995 and Chair from 1999 to 2000. Ms Lavoie has led the MCCP Advocacy Committee throughout her tenure, and more recently served on the MCCP Foundation Transition Committee and co-chairs the Foundation Board’s Nominating Committee. Ms. Lavoie lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband and two children and manages TOHL House LLC, a consulting practice specializing in philanthropy, advocacy, and volunteerism. She serves on Head of School Advisory Committees of the Congressional Schools of Virginia and holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.
Mr. Lincoln’s academic and career success began when he received a B.S. in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from Southeast Missouri State University in 1984. Mr. Lincoln then served for three years as Legislative Assistant to Governor James R. Thompson before attending law school. He later received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1991 where he served on the Managing Board of the Virginia Law Review and where he was a member of the Raven Society and Omicron Delta Kappa. Following law school, Mr. Lincoln clerked for the Honorable Joel Flaum on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Lincoln was a partner with Hunton & Williams in the Tysons Corner office and an associate with Latham & Watkins in the Washington, D.C. office prior to joining Cooley. Then, in 1999, Mr. Lincoln co-founded the Reston office. Michael Lincoln is a now partner in the Venture Capital and Mergers and Acquisitions practice groups and head of the East Coast Business & Technology Group at Cooley Godward Kronish.
He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law where he teaches a course on emerging growth companies and venture capital. His practice focuses on venture capital, public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions and the representation of technology and emerging growth companies. In addition, Mr. Lincoln represents a number of leading venture capital firms, angel investors and investment banking companies. He also has significant experience with licensing, marketing and distribution agreements and related intellectual property transactions.
Barry Meil is a resident of Potomac, Maryland, who develops commercial real estate in the Washington,
D.C. metropolitan area, after recently selling a chain of child care centers. He also heads the Meil Family Foundation. Meil has been involved with MCCP for 11 years, including serving as chair of the MCCP advisory council. Meil currently chairs the Adult Congenital Heart Association and serves on a Montgomery Hospice development committee.
Jennifer W. Siciliano is Vice-President of Government Affairs for Inova Health System. Inova Health System is a not-for-profit health care system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services including emergency and urgent care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members,
Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community we serve through excellence in patient care, education and research. Jennifer serves on the Executive Board of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce and Chairs the Chamber’s Health Thought Leadership Group. She is also a board member on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Superintendent’s Business and Community Advisory Council in Fairfax County. With over two decades of experience on and around Capitol Hill, Jennifer has served Members of Congress in both the House and the Senate. Additionally, she represented many high profile clients on Capitol Hill as a consultant with the bipartisan government relations/public relations firm PodestaMattoon. Jennifer’s career began in the U.S. House of Representatives where she held numerous positions with the Congressman from Alaska. She continued in the House as Director of Communications to the House Science Committee. Following her service in the House, she was asked to join the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee staff as Director of Communications where she was the official spokesperson and single point of contact for all media inquiries relating to the activities of the Committee, it’s thirteen subcommittees and the Chairman.
As a consultant with PodestaMattoon, Jennifer represented a number of transportation, telecommunications and health care clients on Capitol Hill. Jennifer holds a B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from Marymount University where she is a member of the President’s Circle. Additionally, she holds a M.A. in Public Communications/Government Relations from The American University in Washington, DC.
Ann Sullivan is the President of Madison Services Group, Inc. (MSGI), a woman-owned company that provides government relations and business development services to corporate and non-profit clients. She brings many years of government relations experience in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives, serving in key advisory roles. Ms. Sullivan works with the United States Congress, Executive Office, and government agencies to garner national attention for clients’ issues. Her expertise includes business development programs, government procurement, healthcare, export development,
and tax issues affecting small businesses. She currently represents the largest national association of women business owners and women in business, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), as well as the national voice for microbusiness, the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO). MSGI specializes in outreach to the small business community with an emphasis on women-owned and minority businesses. Ms. Sullivan is part of the MCCC GovConNet Council and also serves on the James Madison University College of Integrated Science and Technology Executive Advisory Council. In 2010, she received the Enterprising Women of the Year Award from Enterprising Women Magazine Award.
Currently, Dr. Thibodeaux is the Kaiser Permanente Pediatric Service Chief for Northern Virginia and has held this position since May 2008. He also serves as the Pediatrics Physician Team Leader at the Kaiser Reston Medical Center.
Dr. Thibodeaux has practiced Pediatrics at the Kaiser Reston Medical Center since July 1998. Born and raised in Houma, Louisiana, Dr. Thibodeaux attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA graduating with a BS in Microbiology in December 1990. He then attended the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, LA and graduated in May 1995. He completed his Pediatrics Residency at Georgetown University in June 1998.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been board certified in Pediatrics since 1998. He is on staff at INOVA Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals. Awards include the Art of Medicine Award of Excellence 2004-07, Resident of the Year 1998, and Phi Beta Kappa. His personal interests include reading, traveling, and gardening.
Jason has been a part of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Northern Virginia since its inception in 2010 where he initially served as Director of Therapy Operations and has served as CEO since 2015. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Jason served as Director of Rehabilitation Services for Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, Inc., which included oversight of acute care, outpatient clinics, home health and transitional care. He also served as an Executive Director for an assisted living community. As a graduate associate to the Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services at The Ohio State University Medical Center, Jason supported various administrative functions towards the achievement of magnet status. As a clinician, he specialized in stroke and traumatic brain injury at the University of Maryland Medical System’s Kernan Rehabilitation Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and the National Rehabilitation Hospital. Waibel received his bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Pittsburgh, and a master’s degree in health administration from The Ohio State University.