NAWBO Richmond Chapter Board is composed of volunteer board members. Members of the Board serve a full term of one year, beginning at the start of NAWBO Richmond’s fiscal year. The Board is responsible for carrying out NAWBO's mission, building partnerships, conducting and supporting various educational and networking events, governance and public policy throughout the year.
Caryn Foster Durham
Communications & Marketing
With a keen understanding of market research, trend analysis and customer-driven business solutions, Caryn consistently provides clients solid communications strategies that help successfully grow their businesses. Time and again she has assisted clients in capturing consumer attention and leveraged existing dollars through traditional and social media channels to increase market share and brand power. Her client management expertise includes tourism, telecommunications, hospitality, energy, retail and health care. Recognized countless times for creative and strategic excellence, Caryn has received awards from organizations including the American Advertising Federation, Public Relations Society of America, U.S. Travel Association and Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International.
Consumer & Small Business Bankruptcy
Deanna H. Hathaway is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. She is a founding partner of Hathaway Adair, P.C., a boutique law firm that focuses on consumer and small business bankruptcy with particular emphasis on improving the client’s financial health going forward. Deanna is licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, is admitted to practice before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Immediate Past President
CEO, Transformation Consulting, LLC
Lee is President & CEO of Transformation Consulting LLC, a firm that specializes in organizational development, research, consulting and human capital investment. She has twenty years of management consulting and organizational leadership experience, and has worked with all aspects of business development and supply chain management. She is the former Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of Richmond, where she designed programs and developed business opportunities and career paths for women and adults. She is a Consultant for MGT of America for Disparity, Educational and Evaluations Divisions nationally. Lee has served on numerous state, local government, business and nonprofit boards.
Michelle T. Fowler is President of Fowler & Company, LTD. Michelle left public accounting and founded the company in 2001 when she realized there were limited options for smaller financial institutions seeking traditional internal audit and control consulting services in an outsourced environment. Michelle graduated from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and has been actively involved in the internal audit and consulting business since that time. Michelle holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Information Systems Officer and holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.
Pamela Gavin, Esq.
Pam Gavin is the Founder and Managing Member at Gavin Law Offices, PLC (GLO). Prior to that Pam was a member of the Corporate and Intellectual Property practice groups of two "mega" firms - McGuireWoods LLP, and ReedSmith, LLP. She has extensive experience in U.S. and international trademark registration and enforcement, entertainment/music law, as well wide ranging experience in copyright registration and enforcement, Internet, domain name and e- commerce issues, technology development and licensing, technology transfer, software and related agreements, website development, deployment and compliance review. Ms. Gavin was ranked #3 in the nation in numbers of trademark filings in the U.S. for 4th quarter 2007, she was named as one of Richmond's Best Lawyers in 1999, and has earned recognition as Virginia's "Legal Elite" eight times out of nine since 2002. Pam is frequently invited as a keynote speaker at various professional events. In 2013 Ms. Gavin was invited as a featured speaker at the networking event organized by the Organization of Women in International Trade, Central Virginia Chapter; Asian and Latino International Trade Summit, organized by the Commonwealth of Virginia; VI Astana Economic Forum (Kazakhstan), organized by the Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists representing 100 countries along with the major international organizations, such as UN, WB, IMF, etc. This Forum is attended by more than 8,500 delegates from 100 countries, including Heads of States and Governments, prominent politicians and public figures, leaders of international organizations and business corporations, top thinkers and Nobel laureates, and representatives of the global media. The recommendations of the Forum will be presented to Heads of G-20 countries for discussion at the G20 Summit. Gavin Law Offices has been recognized in both in U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek magazines.
Kathy Dolan, VA Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
Kathy Dolan is a native Virginian with over twenty-eight years of experience in economic development. Ms. Dolan’s strong interest in global business opportunities, the changing dynamics of the world economy and the impact it has on Virginia, has made her a vital member of government services for more than 27 years. Currently Ms. Dolan assists small businesses, specifically women-owned businesses, through the United States Small Business Administration (SBA.) Ms. Dolan has a degree in Business Administration Management with graduate work in Public Administration and International Business.
Kimberly Letteer, Lettier Event Planning Studio
Kim is President of Lettier, an event planning and design studio focused on bringing balance and harmony to the event planning process. She found her passion in the events industry at an early age. She quickly fell in love with the logistical aspects of events; making sure all of the moving parts are working together to ensure a successful event. She has over thirteen years of experience in the events industry, as well as a strong background in strategy, planning and analysis. She teaches Corporate Event Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University and Wedding and Event Planning and Event Design at the University of Richmond. She is also a mentor and guest speaker for the Wedding Planning Institute.
Deana Oseguera, PrideStaff Staffing & Recruiting
As a marketing executive with over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, Deana worked for Fortune 500 companies such as Capital One and HSBC Bank. During that time, she most enjoyed roles that were entrepreneurial in nature. In time, it became clear that she was ready to start, run and grow her own business. She chose PrideStaff because of the culture and growth-based business model, and because she knew that her efforts would benefit area employers and job seekers, every day. Her goal is own and grow a business valued by both her customers and the community. Over the course of her career, Deana had the pleasure of recruiting, coaching and leading high-functioning, award-winning teams. She enjoys working in an environment where all parties can work together to accomplish great things. In 2016, PrideStaff was awarded the Best of Staffing Diamond Award from both it's clients and job seekers for the 3rd year-in-a-row.
Janine Randazzo, Janine Randazzo Dentistry
Dr. Janine Randazzo, DMD at Janine Randazzo Dentistry is originally from NY and attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After graduating she went on Active Duty in the Army for 3 years. Dr. Randazzo practices dentistry in Midlothian. The strength of her practice is a friendly, knowledgeable, and compassionate team who works together in harmony to create an exceptional dental experience. Her patients enjoy high quality dental care delivered with comfort and clarity in a lighthearted atmosphere. At Randazzo Dentistry, they endeavor to inspire happiness, encourage well-being, and build lasting relationships with their patients, who ultimately become ambassadors for the practice.
Board Member At Large
Zee Worstell, Accelerateher LLC
Zee Worstell is Founder and CEO of AccelerateHER a business development organization focused on providing women business owners with the tools and training needed to scale effectively. AccelerateHER runs The JunipHER Project a virtual business growth accelerator for mid-stage women.
Marketing & PR
Lauren Cox Sweeney, Dotted Line Collaborations
Lauren Cox Sweeney is an accomplished business leader with a passion for partnering with business owners to grow their businesses. She serves as principal of Dotted Line Collaborations, a marketing and public relations firm based in Richmond, Virginia. Lauren uses her experience leading varying-size programs and initiatives, coupled with her passion for marketing and social media, to deliver exceptional results for her clients. Lauren is known for her strong collaboration skills, creative ideas, and results-focused attitude. Lauren is a native of Richmond, Virginia and graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland Virginia. She lives in the West End with her family and cockapoo puppy.
Robin Hogge, NAWBO Executive Director
Robin Hogge, Founder and Principal of M3Events, has over 30 years of experience in hospitality and association management. Through the years she has worked in all aspects of the industry for Omni Hotels, Chambers, various non-profits, and numerous festivals. She earned a degree in Business Management from the Virginia Commonwealth University. Robin has a passion for creating one-of-a-kind events and has a unique gift of collaborating with clients to make their vision a reality.
In her role as Executive Director for Non Profit Trade Associations, Robin is passionate about understanding organizations’ challenges and customizing consulting services to meet their needs. The key to success lies in the best practices of association management that M3 Events promotes for our clients.
When she’s not planning fabulous events around the city, you can find her practicing her culinary talents, training at the gym, paddle boarding on the Chesapeake Bay, contributing to various non-profits, or spending time with her large extended family and wonderful friends. Robin resides in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two sons.