Meet the Advisory Board and E-Council that are inspiring our young people to find their paths to success!


NFTE DC Region Advisory Board

Monish Kundra
Advisory Board Chair
Principal Partner
Columbia Capital

Rene Salas
Advisory Board Vice Chair
Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Assurance
Ernst & Young LLP

Wanda A. Alexander
President and CEO
Horizon Consulting Incorporated

Patty Alper
The Alper Portfolio Group, Ltd.

Christopher Arabia
Senior Vice President | Mid-South
TD Bank

Sid Banerjee
Chief Executive Officer

Sig Behrens
Stratasys, Inc

Terri Copeland
Community Development Market Manager
PNC Bank

Minal Damani Kundra
Managing Director
NextGen Capital Ventures, LLC

Jonathan Desjardins
Director, Sales & Marketing
AdvantEdge Business Centers



Alka Dhillon
Chief Executive Officer
Technalink, Inc.

Ken Doyle
Managing Director
The Halifax Group

Tucker Foote
Head of US Government Affairs

Chante Goodwin
Owner & CEO
Way IT Solutions

Davon Kelly
President & CEO
Novad Consulting

Michael Lustbader
Arlington Capital Partners

Shane Jenerette
Bank Treasury Analyst
E*TRADE Financial

Stefan Nicholas
Senior Wealth Planner, Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo

Bryan Pynchon
Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Capital One Bank

Randy Segal
Hogan Lovells

Laine Shakerdge
WhiteStone Property Group



NFTE Baltimore Advisory Board

Eric Abel
Advisory Board Chair
Managing Director, CFO
ValStone Partners, LLC

David Cahn
Chair, Franchise & Business Law Group
Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP

Steven Canaras
Partner, Assurance Services

Dean DiMattia
Chief Excecutive Officer
The CFO Advisory

Keenan Geter (Alumnus)
Founder & CEO
Young Men With POWER

Brian S. Meritt
Managing Director

William H. (Hassan) Murphy, III
Managing Partner
Muphy, Falcon & Murphy

Christopher Nixon
Assistant Vice President
PNC Bank

Al Pearson
VP, Community Development Manager-Maryland Region
SunTrust Bank

Karl Perry
Chief School Supports Officer
Baltimore City Public Schools

Roland Shelley

Michael Thomas
Executive Director, Office of Learning to Work
Baltimore City Public Schools

Frank R. van Vliet
Executive in Residence
University of Baltimore






NFTE DC Region E-Council

Jonathan Desjardins
E-Council Chair
AdvantEdge Business Center

Maryam Ajayi
Hogan Lovells

Dustin Canter

Andrea Dashiell
Honeecakes Bakery
NFTE Class of 2007

Alicia Fuller
Silicon Valley Bank
Justin Harrison

Angeline Jusino

Tara Lewis

Kayma Liburd
Jones Lang LaSalle

Mike Malloy

Melissa McConell

David Meritt

Philip Reeves
DC Department of Small and Local Business

Alicia Rodrigues

Haley Russell

Laura Simmons

Samir Singh
Adelphi Capital

Katie Tedrow
Capital One

Jhonathan Umanzor
Sice Crew Productions
NFTE Class of 2013

Amber Wason