Board of Directors

** = Living Legend

President

Jeanne Theismann, Journalist

Jeanne Theismann is an award-winning journalist who serves as Special Assistant to the Publisher of the Connection Newspapers. Ms. Theismann is a member of the Alexandria Rotary Club and serves on the board of directors for the Alexandria Police Foundation, the Friendship Veterans Fire Engine Association, the Alexandria Sportsman’s Club and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.

Vice President

Martha Lloyd, Owner, StratPaths

As a visionary and strategist, Martha Lloyd has lead or contributed to strategic plans, new business development, capture plans as well as robust go-to-market approaches to industry specific markets. Ms. Lloyd has three (3) decades of experience developing a strong track record closing large, multifaceted government and commercial contracts. She has worked with a varied customer base, senior level management and complex business operations.

Treasurer

Donna Walker James, Consultant

Donna Walker James is the Executive Director of Agenda: Alexandria. She also works with several Alexandria non-profit organizations including First Night Alexandria and the Goodwin House Foundation. She is a T.C. Williams Graduate and received a BA in Urban Studies and a Master’s in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. James’ mother Lois Walker was named a Living Legend in 2010.

Secretary

Janet Barnett

(Bio coming soon)



Past President

Jennifer Ayers, Management Consultant

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.

Members

Audrey Davis, Museum Director

Audrey P. Davis is Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum in Alexandria, Virginia. In 2018, Ms. Davis was appointed by the Virginia Governor to the Task Force for the Identification of the History of Formerly Enslaved African Americans in Virginia, and she was reappointed to the State Historical Records Advisory Board for a term of three years. These were her fourth and fifth gubernatorial appointments.

Tavares Floyd, Attorney

Tavares M. Floyd, Esq. is currently a Lawyer at Floyd Legal Services, specializing in Civil Rights. Floyd is also the CEO/Founder of the BeWell Project. He serves on several boards including Charles Houston Recreation Center; Concerned Citizens Network of Alexandria (CCNA); the Departmental Progressive Club of Alexandria Board of Governors; ECHO Virginia Coalition; Ambassador for the Trevor Project (DC); and the City of Alexandria’s Commission on HIV/AIDS.

Kone Fseha, Program Manager

Kone Fseha is a socially-engaged technology and leadership enthusiast with in-the-field of Program Management. His passion is in leveraging technology to bring people together for a common purpose with a focus on building and maintaining a career where a combination of analytical thinking, attention to detail, and social skills will be put to use on a regular basis.

Marcus Henderson, Northern Virginia Community College

(Bio coming soon)

Florence King**, Co-Chair and CEO of FMK Financial Literacy Center

Florence King 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.  Ms. King has been serving as a Financial Counselor for over fifteen years at McLean Bible Church. She is a certified Chartered Financial Consultant and Money Management Coach under the Crown Financial Ministries.

Gregg Murphy**, Attorney

Gregg Murphy has for over 30 years been a practicing attorney (labor and employment focus), who has been peer-recognized as a “super lawyer” multiple times. Murphy has extensive nonprofit board leadership roles, including board Chair of Alexandria Hospital; and board member and subsequent Chair of Senior Services of Alexandria. Murphy is active in additional volunteer positions and pro bona activities.

Fernando Torrez, Owner, NanoTech

Fernando Torrez honorably served in the United States Air Force, and was the 2003 Supply Airman of the Year recipient. Torrez is the President of NanoTech, a firm that provides Information Technology services and cybersecurity services. NanoTech is Small, Women and Minority (SWaM) certified and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business (SDVOSB).


Director Emeritus

Nina Tisara, Founder, Living Legends of Alexandria

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.