Jamie Tozzi, Chair
General Manager, Microsoft
Tozzi has served in various leadership roles at Microsoft for the last 15 years, and is presently General Manager of the Microsoft Dynamics AX business in the United States, where she oversees a cross-functional team of technical, sales, marketing, and partner professionals. Prior to Microsoft, she served as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising national and international organizations on matters of business process and infrastructure development. Throughout her career, Tozzi has been recognized as a top leader and has won many awards, including the highest award category available to Microsoft employees worldwide.
Tozzi holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Marketing and Communications from Boston College.
Tozzi is a mother to three boys and an active community member in Charleston. She and her husband Jeff are philanthropists with a deep passion for helping children thrive and realize their full potential. They have established academic and sports scholarships for children in the local community, and have donated their time and resources to other important causes.
Kimberly Archer, Vice Chair
Nonprofit Sector Leader and Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
Kimberly Archer of Russell Reynolds
Associates works with US-based and international nonprofit organizations in identifying and assessing
top leadership talent. She works closely with Boards on succession planning and CEO recruitment. In addition, she works
within organizations to recruit other senior leadership roles and has a
functional expertise in external relations including communications and
marketing, advocacy/policy, and government affairs, as well as fundraising and
business development. Kimberly is located in Washington, DC and serves as the Nonprofit Sector leader for the
Kimberly has nearly a decade of
international search experience and joined Russell Reynolds Associates in
2005. Prior to executive search, Kimberly worked directly in the nonprofit sector as a Vice President of
Strategic Partnerships & Development at one the nation’s largest public
health foundations with focus on tobacco prevention and cessation. Her previous private sector experience is in
marketing and communications and working most recently for Avon Products, Inc.
with responsibility for the company’s flagship and first retail venture in New
York City. Kimberly has also held positions in public relations with Federated Department Stores -
Bloomingdale’s, serving as Manager of National Promotions and Special Events.
Kimberly earned her B.A. in psychology from Hofstra University. She has also completed the Executive Education Leadership Program at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Founder and CEO of BayouClinic, Inc
18th United States Surgeon General
Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA is the Founder and CEO of BayouClinic, Inc. and served as the 18th United States Surgeon General. She is currently the NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair of Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana. Dr. Benjamin specializes in prevention policies and health promotion among individuals as well as large populations, especially concerning obesity, childhood obesity, and children’s health. She has special interest in rural health care, health disparities among socio-economic groups, suicide, violence, and mental health.
From her early days as the founder of a rural health clinic in Alabama to her leadership role in the worldwide advancement of preventive health, Dr. Regina Benjamin has forged a career that has been recognized by a broad spectrum of organizations and publications. In 1995, she was the first physician under the age of 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. Other past board memberships included the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Family Foundation Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Catholic Health Association, and Morehouse School of Medicine.
Dr. Benjamin is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been chosen as a Kellogg National Fellow and Rockefeller Next Generation Leader.
In 1998 Dr. Benjamin was the United States recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights. She received the 2000 National Caring Award, which was inspired by Mother Teresa and was recognized with the Papal honor Pro Ecclesia et Ponticifice from Pope Benedict XVI. In 2008, she was honored with a MacArthur Genius Award Fellowship. In 2011, Dr. Benjamin became the recipient of the Chairman’s Award at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards
In May 2013, Reader’s Digest, ranked her #22 of the “100 Most Trusted People in America.
Benjamin has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University, New Orleans, attended Morehouse School of Medicine, earned an MD degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an MBA from Tulane University. She is the recipient of 23 honorary degrees.
Patricia (Patty) Dailey Lewis, Esquire
Executive Director, Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children
Former Delaware Deputy Attorney General / Director of the Family Division of the Delaware Department of Justice
Patricia Dailey Lewis, Esq. is the Executive Director of the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Prior to this position, Mrs. Lewis served as Deputy Attorney General and Director of the Family Division of the Delaware Department of Justice (DDOJ). Mrs. Lewis has worked in the field of family and child advocacy and protection since 1985, when she joined the Delaware Department of Justice. Prior to being the Division Director, she was the statewide leader for the Families at Risk unit of the Delaware Department of Justice. An impassioned advocate for children, she has served as a commissioner on the Child Protection Accountability Commission, the Child Death, Near Death, and Stillbirth Commission, the Governor’s Steering Committee for the Protection of Children, the Victims Advisory Council, and more. Since 1989, Dailey Lewis has served as an Adjunct Professor at Delaware Law School. Mrs. Lewis is an authorized Facilitator of Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® child sexual abuse prevention program.
Mrs. Lewis resides in Wilmington, DE, and is married to Lawrence W. Lewis, Esquire. They have one daughter.
Anton J. Gunn
Chief Diversity Officer, The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)
Anton J. Gunn is the Chief Diversity Officer of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Health Center where he is responsible for oversight and execution of the Medical Center’s diversity initiatives and innovative community health programs. Previously, he served as a senior official in the Obama Administration as the Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), where he advised President Barack Obama and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on public engagement strategies to introduce Main Street to the Affordable Care Act. Anton was also a 2014 Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Lyndon Haviland, MPH, DrPH, Chief Executive Officer
Domestic and International Public Health Consulting
CUNY School of Public Health, Distinguished Scholar and Chair of the Advisory Council
Haviland, MPH, DrPH , is a former member of the Executive
Board of APHA and recipient of two of its highest honors, Friend of the Student
Assembly and the Director’s Citation. With more than 25 years experience in
domestic and international public health, Dr. Haviland has led various public
health campaigns, initiatives and organizations.
She has advised global leaders, presidents
and agency heads on maternal and child health, access to vaccines, vaccine
hesitancy, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control and health promotion
/ disease prevention. She was the Senior Project Leader for the UN
Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, an
align all member states of the United Nations around a common strategy for
saving more than 16 million lives and raised
more than $40 billion in new
resources for women and children.
Dr. Haviland has worked in a broad range of
professional environments spanning domestic, academic, multinational and
multilateral organizations including the Earth Echo International, GAVI, UN
Women, Policy Wisdom, Rabin Martin, the Aspen Institute, UNAIDS, the United
Nations Department of Public Information, the UN Foundation, HRSA/SPNS
projects, UNDP, WHO, the International Medical Corps, the American Legacy
Foundation, The International Catholic Migration Commission and the
International Organization for Migration. She holds a masters and doctorate
degrees in public health, and has completed Advanced Management & Leadership training at the Harvard
Gareth Hedges, JD
Chief Claims Officer for Redwoods Group
Gareth Hedges is Chief Claims Officer for The Redwoods
Group. Prior to this position, Gareth has served as General Counsel, Director
of Consulting, and as a Risk Management Specialist focused on Aquatic and Child
Gareth has presented at the National Drowning Prevention
Symposium, Association of Aquatics Professionals Annual Conference, the World
Conference on Drowning Prevention, World Aquatic Health Conference, and the
American Camp Association National Conference, among others. He was on the
CDC's drowning prevention expert panel in 2011 and sits on the advisory
committee for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. In 2012, Aquatics
International named Gareth as one of the “Power 25” leaders in the aquatics
Gareth received a BS in Public Policy from Georgia Tech in
2003, and a JD from Albany Law School in 2009. He lives in Durham, North
Carolina with his wife Nicole, and daughter Eleanor.
Chief Marketing Officer for Jackson Hewitt
Vada Hill was named Chief Marketing Officer for Jackson Hewitt in November of 2014.
Vada Hill excels at driving brand and product innovation. His years of executive experience in consumer packaged goods coupled with the restaurant and financial services sectors provides him with both strong strategic frameworks and the agility to effectively respond and navigate in dynamic environments. Former roles include Senior Vice President-Chief Marketing Officer at Fannie Mae Corporation and Taco Bell Corporation. Vada has a deep understanding of consumer behavior and constantly pushes his clients to be forward thinking in embracing change. His diverse client roster ranges from consumer staples within the Clorox Company; varied restaurant concepts in the Bloomin’ Brands portfolio; Gerber Life Insurance and the Netspend Corporation; and the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles.
Vada is currently an advisory board member of Tide Dry Cleaners (wholly owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble), Abundant Ventures Inc. (Chicago based venture capital firm), and New Road Ventures (Bentonville, AR based venture capital firm) and is a former board member of Denny’s Corporation.
Vada received a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University. He is an avid collector of African-American fine art, Israeli bronze sculpture, and fine wine. He is currently a member of one of 20 ownership groups for the Cincinnati Reds and a board member of Darkness to Light, a Charleston, SC based non-profit focused on ending child sexual abuse.
Partner, Attorney - Andrews Kurth
Hoffman is a Partner at
Andrews Kurth of Dallas,
TX. Rob represents clients across the United
States in all aspects of complex litigation, including contract breach, fraud,
malpractice, construction, insurance coverage, bad faith claims and class
action suits. Rob looks at each case as a collection of puzzle pieces, with the
fervent confidence that there’s always a way for the pieces to successfully
come together in his clients' favor. The proof: Rob
has won virtually every case he’s handled
over the last decade, whether by a favorable jury verdict, dispositive motion,
or settlement for a few pennies on the dollar.
the last 12 years, Mr. Hoffman has been the General Counsel of The General
Counsel Forum, an association consisting of approximately 700 general counsel
and managing counsel. He is a member of the forum's National and Texas Boards,
as well as their Executive Committees.
Hoffman earned recognition in 2013 and 2014 from The Best Lawyers in America in
the area of Commercial Litigation. In 2010, he was recognized as one of the Top
15 Corporate Defenders in Dallas/Fort Worth, as selected by the Dallas Business
Journal's panel of editors. He was also named one of The Best Lawyers in Dallas
by D Magazine in 2011 and 2012.
several years, Mr. Hoffman's business advice columns appeared weekly in The
Dallas Morning News. He has written and presented numerous legal articles,
including a series of articles on ethics for lawyers in the Texas Lawyer.
Because of his skills as a commercial litigator, Mr. Hoffman has been
recognized in Texas Super Lawyers every year since the recognition began in
2003, and also named in Super Lawyers in the separate Corporate Counsel
Children's Advocate and Philanthropist
Cathy Huber comes to Darkness to Light
with a goal of working to expand child sexual abuse prevention education and
awareness efforts in the Pacific-Northwest. A devoted children’s advocate,
Huber embodies the grassroots activism responsible for much of Darkness to
Light’s growth to date. She and her husband George, president and founder of
Equity Investment Group, Inc., have served on a variety of charitable
organizations and are known throughout the Midwest for their philanthropic work.
passion for children’s causes and
hands-on experience as a mother give her valuable perspective.
Connecticut & South Carolina
Partner and Global Director of Human Capital (retired), Ernst & Young
Herb Jansen retired from Ernst & Young as Partner and Global Director of Human Capital. Prior to Ernst & Young, Herb was a leader at Arthur Anderson for over 20 years, responsible for the Northeast area tax practice and member of the US Tax Leadership Team and Chairman’s Advisory Committee. Jansen is a CPA with extensive background in executive management, including strategy development and operations management as well as taxation and compensation and benefits.
Herb holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Tennessee. He has served other nonprofit organizations such as Montessori schools and Junior Achievement. He was a Sergeant in the United States Army and is a highly decorated Vietnam veteran. He splits his time between Kiawah Island, South Carolina and Newtown, Connecticut.
President & Chief Client Officer - Americas Region, Cunningham Lindsey
David Repinski is the President and Chief Client Officer for the Americas for Cunningham Lindsey Group Ltd., a Tampa based loss adjusting and claims management firm with more than 7,000 employees operating out of 800 offices in 62 countries. Prior to joining Cunningham Lindsey in 2015, David was the chief executive officer of Crawford & Company’s U.S. Property & Casualty business.
Repinski has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance claims industry in a wide range of operational, sales, marketing and executive roles. He spent most of his career at a major worldwide claims management organization, where he last served as executive vice president for global corporate development. He also was president and chief executive officer of that company’s U.S. operation, achieving double-digit year-over-year revenue growth and significantly improving profit margins during his six-year tenure. Previously, David held positions as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the U.S. operations and senior vice president of both field adjusting services and sales and marketing for that same division.
Repinski’s claims adjusting career began at Crawford & Company in 1991 as a multi-line field claims adjuster, a position he held for three years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta and is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a global network of business leaders.
Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton
Sebastian Steadman is an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he engages with senior executives to help solve his clients’ toughest problems, drive change, and create value. Steadman completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Citadel Graduate College. He has completed several nationally recognized training certifications in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundations, Six Sigma process improvement methodology, Microsoft Project IIL Orange Belt Certification, and LaMarsh Certified Managed Change Practitioner.
Steadman has been recognized for his contributions to the Charleston community as one of Charleston Regional Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40.” He is also a co-founder Possibilities Without Borders, a charity supporting numerous university service learning projects to Africa, works as a speaker coach for TEDxCharleston, and serves as a mentor with the College of Charleston School of Business MBA Mentor Association and The Citadel School of Business Mentor Association.
Viola Vaughan-Eden, PhD, MJ, LCSW
Associate Professor and PhD Program Director, Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work,
Norfolk State University
President, National Organization of Forensic Social Work
Past President, American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Viola Vaughan-Eden has provided child and family counseling services to the Southeastern Virginia community for more than 25 years. Following her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree in 1987, she worked for eight years as a psychotherapist in Norfolk at The Barry Robinson residential treatment center for emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth. Next, she was a founding staff member of a Child Abuse Program that eventually became a nationally accredited Children's Advocacy Center at Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. Since 2002, she has been in private practice in Hampton Roads offering mental health services to trauma victims and their families. In 2003, she completed her dissertation on parenting sexually abused children earning a PhD in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Currently, she is Associate Professor and PhD Program Director with The Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work at Norfolk State University.
Throughout her career, Dr. Vaughan-Eden has evaluated more than a thousand cases of maltreatment and provided expert testimony more than 500 times. She has trained MSW students, psychology interns, medical residents, physicians, social workers, guardians ad litem, judges, and law enforcement to enhance their awareness of child development, assessment, and treatment. She has served as a consultant and/or expert witness in more than 22 jurisdictions within Virginia as well as California, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina, Washington, DC, and U.S. Federal Court. In order to enhance her understanding of the judicial system, she attended Loyola University Chicago Law School and in 2013 obtained a Master of Jurisprudence in Children’s Law and Policy.
Dr. Vaughan-Eden is the recipient of the 2011 National Children's Advocacy Center's Outstanding Service Award in Mental Health, the 2012 National Association of Social Workers - Virginia Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2013 was recognized by the Children’s Rights Commissioner for the President of the Russian Federation for Excellence in Child Advocacy. She was recently honored in her local community by Champions for Children (formally Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads).