Jennifer Ayers is an independent consultant to nonprofit organizations. She is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of PRS, Inc., an organization serving Northern Virginia and D.C., providing a myriad of services to those with mental illness or facing a crisis. She is an active member of her community and has resided in Alexandria since 2000 with her husband, two children and dog.
Peter Baldwin is founder, Managing Principal, and Chief Business Coach of business improvement advisory MarketForce Strategies™. Peter’s 30-plus years as an authority on business development, marketing, selling, and operations is authenticated by his successfully leading, managing, and advising numerous small-to-medium-sized businesses.
Donna Walker James, Consultant
Audrey Davis is Acting Director / Curator of the Alexandria Black History Museum. She joined the museum’s staff in 1993. Ms. Davis is a graduate of the University of Virginia with Bachelor Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Art History. Audrey is a board member of Preservation Virginia. She is also one of the founders and an Advisory Council member for Virginia Africana: the Network of Museum, History and Preservation Professionals. In 2004, Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner appointed her to the board of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tavares Floyd, Attorney (Bio coming soon)
Marcus Henderson, Northern Virginia Community College (Bio coming soon)
Florence King, Co-Chair and CEO of FMK Financial Literacy Center
Florence King brings over 25 years of financial experience to FMK Financial Literacy Center. She is Chair of the Alexandria Regional Council of the United Way, NCA and Chair of the Alexandria Commission on Employment. She also serves as Board Secretary for Agenda:Alexandria. A graduate of George Mason University, Florence majored in Sociology and Business Administration. She regularly conducts a series of money management courses to improve financial literacy by utilizing systematic approaches to building assets, savings, and offers real time solutions to implement practical ways to live within your means. Florence has been serving as a Financial Counselor for over fifteen years at McLean Bible Church – a congregation of over 20,000 attendees located in Tyson Corner, Virginia. She is a certified Chartered Financial Consultant and Money Management Coach under the Crown Financial Ministries. She has a partnership with the Alexandria Re-Development Housing Authority in which she provides financial literacy workshops for city residents who live in low income and subsidized housing.
Gregg is a partner in the Vorys Washington, D.C. office and a member of the litigation group. He has a broad national litigation practice, appearing before numerous federal and state trial courts and arguing appeals before federal appellate and state supreme courts. Perhaps Murphy’s greatest contribution while on the Alexandria Hospital board was his role in leading the merger of the hospital into the INOVA Healthcare System, thereafter serving on its parent board from 1998-2008 and chairing its Strategic Alliances Committee.
Jeff Peterson is the owner and President of Chesapeake Vanguard Design and Minuteman Press of Alexandria. Jeff has extensive experience in general management, marketing and sales of technical products serving the automation and printing industries. He is an active member of the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and has served on the board of the West End Business Association (WEBA). He holds an MBA from Northwestern University and a BSME from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Jeff and his wife Debra work and live in Alexandria.
Jeanne Theismann, Journalist (Bio coming soon)
Fernando Torrez, Business Owner (Bio coming soon)
Artist/Photographer Nina Tisara’s love of photography and the people of Alexandria, led her to develop a photo-documentary history of people who make extraordinary contributions to the City. The Living Legends project both chronicles and celebrates the work of these leaders to improve lives in Alexandria. Beginning her career as a part-time photojournalist, Nina has photographed Alexandria people and places since 1980. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, Nina received Volunteer Alexandria’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2011.