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Meet Our Board of Directors

The 40Plus of Greater Washington board of directors has dedicated itself to ensuring the continuity and growth of this all-volunteer organization.

In addition to providing general oversight and advisory direction to the Operations Council, the board's strategic priorities include:

Ensuring the financial stability of the all volunteer organization through fund raising and program grant development.
Increasing the opportunities for 40Plus alumni for networking and professional development

It is an active board, whose members include current members, alumni and outside directors. We invite interested people to contact us to learn more about our work and our community.  Click here to view the 40Plus Bylaws.

Greg Collins, Chair

Greg Collins is a Leadership Coach with over 25 years in leadership development as a coach, training manager, facilitator, mediator, and local economic developer working with government leaders and managers at the local, regional, state, and federal levels.

Greg has a BA in political science from Missouri Western State University, an MUP in land use management and an MPA in City Management, both from the University of Kansas. He is also a member of the International Coaching Federation.


Ron Moore

Director, Operations Council

Ron Moore is a small business owner operating the first Schooley Mitchell franchise in Maryland. In this role, Ron works as a consultant helping other small and medium-sized businesses save money by evaluating expenses and controlling costs.

Ron has a BA degree in Liberal Arts from Bucknell University, is active in his local church, and assists with the 4-H program at the annual Montgomery County Fair.


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Jill Nelson, Treasurer

Jill Nelson is a finance and human resources leader with more than 25 years of experience, whose passion is to further an organization’s mission through thoughtful stewardship of its assets, both financial and human capital.

Jill has an MBA in Finance and Accounting from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a BA in sociology from Gettysburg College.



Chris Cordom, Secretary

Christopher Cordom is a respected cloud industry leader with an established track record of creating and developing best-in-class, high-performing organizations.  He has spent more than 30 years with technology companies building sales organizations as well as creating partnerships and alliances.

Chris is a native Washingtonian, attended Syracuse University for his undergraduate degree and received an MBA from George Washington University.

Janet Baker

Janet Baker is an experienced attorney in the technology, financial, and consulting sectors.

Janet is certified in a range of cybersecurity and privacy issues, including Cybersecurity for Managers (MIT Sloan School of Management); and Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) and Information Privacy Professional/US (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Janet has a BA from Williams College, an MPA from Syracuse University and a JD from the University Virginia School of Law.

She is a recipient of the Special Achievement Award from the United States Department of Justice.


Mike Bruni

Mike Bruni possesses more than 24 years of experience in the talent acquisition, talent strategy, human resources, and sourcing functional areas supporting the national security industry.

Bruni currently serves on the Board of Directors for RecruitDC, a non-profit that supports the advancement of recruiting education and innovation. He also is the facilitator and leader for Project S.A.V.E. (Staffing Alliance of Virginia Employers), which is a networking organization for HR and recruiting professionals.


Edmund Fleet

Edmund Fleet has more than two decades of experience in leadership, education and community development. Currently, he is the Principal of Fleet Management Group (FMG), which provides property management services across the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan area.

Edmund has been a member of several nonprofit boards, including the DC Primary Care Association, Life STARTS and Operation HOPE. He is the recipient of numerous leadership awards from nonprofit organizations, local churches and the Metropolitan Police Department. Edmund completed his BA and MEd degrees at Howard University.


Al Lichtenstein

As the Founder and Principal, HR RESULTS, LLC, Al Lichtenstein is a former senior human resources executive who has worked for companies in the professional services and life sciences industries as a contributing member of their senior management teams.

Prior to starting HR RESULTS, Al served as chief human resources officer for a range of organizations.

Al has a Master's Degree in Industrial Relations from Loyola University of Chicago, IL and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. He maintains memberships in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the Leadership Breakfast of Maryland.

Craig Muckle

Director, Marketing and Communications

Craig Muckle is a public relations manager and strategist who is passionate about ensuring companies remain transparent in the face of socially controversial matters.

Craig is the Director Of Communications for the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. Prior to CRN, Craig spent nearly three years as manager of public policy for the Archdiocese of Washington following an 18-year tenure as Safeway’s Eastern Division Manager, Public Affairs and Government Relations.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Dayton.

Qaddafi Sabree

Director, Information Technology

Qaddafi Sabree has over 20 years of experience as an information professional, having spent most of that time at Howard University.

Before becoming a board member at 40Plus of Greater Washington, Qaddafi served on the District of Columbia Library Association board, where he was the systems director.

Qaddafi has a Bachelor of Science in English from Radford University, a Master of Fine Arts in Film from Howard University, and a Master of Information Management from the University of Maryland, College Park.



     

Carla Taylor-Pla 

Carla Taylor-Pla is results-driven Marketing and Business Development Leader with extensive experience in growing brands through integrated marketing communications, audience engagement, content creation, and collaborative campaigns.

She is a customer-centric strategic marketing professional with 10+ years of experience and a commitment to leveraging the power of communications to create positive change. Carla has extensive expertise in cultivating and maintaining relationships with diverse teams and organizations through effective communication, leadership, problem-solving and a passion for collaboration.



Millree Williams

Director, Speaker Engagement

Millree Williams is a communications strategist, consultant, and coach. Millree is the Senior Director of Communications at the DC Charter School Alliance, where he leads the overall advocacy and brand communications strategy and execution on behalf of more than 121 DC public charter schools. He is also Principal of Willekop Consulting and Coaching, LLC.   

Millree has a BA in English and Philosophy from Bowie State University, a graduate certificate in leadership development from the Harvard University School of Graduate Education, and a certificate in change leadership from Northwestern University.