Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dr. Tonya Adkins, HealthWorks for Northern Virginia

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Tonya Adkins, Chief Executive Officer at HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, for being a Women’s History Month Spotlight. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Trenton, NJ, where I was raised by my parents along with my […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Chief Cynthia McAlister, Purcellville PD

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Chief Cynthia McAlister of the Purcellville Police Department for being a spotlight, and congratulations on retiring after over 42 years of law enforcement service to the Northern Virginia Community. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Nene Spivy, Northern Virginia Science Center Foundation

by Andrea Winey

Thank you, Nene for being one of the Chamber’s 2024 Women’s History Month spotlights. Learn more about the Northern Virginia Science Center here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Vienna, Austria, and German was my first language. […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Monica Tressler, Sandy Spring Bank

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Monica Tressler of Sandy Spring Bank for being a spotlight for Women’s History Month! Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I am a lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, born and raised in Great Falls, VA, and have been a […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Rod Williams, The Williams Center for Wellness & Recovery

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Rod Williams for being a Black History Month spotlight! Check out The Williams Center for Wellness & Recovery and the great work they do on their website. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Dr. Arik King, Future Kings

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Dr. Arik King for being a spotlight for Black History Month. Check out the Future Kings website here. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Chester, PA, […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Teaira Abston, Dreamcatcher Creative Studio

by Andrea Winey

Thank you Teaira Abson, owner of Dreamcatcher Creative Studio, for being a Black History Month Spotlight! Check out her website here. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised, and if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Viviane Yimga Ngassam RN, BSN, Inovativ Scrubs

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Viviane Timga Ngassam, RN, BSN, for being a spotlight for Black History Month! Learn more about her business, Inovativ Scrubs, on their website or visit her store in downtown Leesburg. Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why […]

Black History Month Spotlight: Nicole Wright, Wright Accounting Solutions LLC

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Nicole Wright from Wright Accounting Solutions LLC for being a spotlight for Black History Month! Learn more about the Chamber’s DEIA Committee here. Where were you born and raised and, if it was someplace else, when and why did you come to Loudoun? I was born in Milford, Delaware, and raised in […]

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Brigitta Toruño, UNO Translations & Communications LLC

by Andrea Winey

Thank you to Brigitta Toruño, Owner of UNO Translations & Communications, LLC for answering these questions! Learn more about the Chamber’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA) Committee here. Where were you born and raised and when/why did you come to Loudoun? My father was from Argentina and my mother was from Ecuador. They met in Washington, […]