Advisory Team

Kimberly Hall

Kimberly Hall began her career as an Information Technology (IT) Consultant at Andersen Consulting which would later become Accenture LLC. There she worked with government clients to build Technology solutions. After leaving Accenture she joined Fannie Mae where she was responsible for the software development of key financial systems used in determining lending for homeowners across the nation. After almost a decade in the private sector, Kimberly joined the federal government. She was a Senior Manager at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where she had responsibility over applications used by the taxpaying public on a daily basis. Kimberly then went onto work at the Securities & Exchange Commission as an Assistant Director where she oversaw IT solutions for a broad range of clients in the financial services arena. After more than a decade, Kimberly left the federal government and became Vice President of Technology Transformation at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She was responsible for designing and implementing the new technology strategy focusing on technology investments, innovation, talent and the organizational structure. Kimberly is currently Vice President of Technology Delivery at Capital One. Kimberly is very active in her community currently serving on the Prince Georges County, Maryland, Local Development Council. She is a board member of Teach for America DC Region. She also served as a PTSA President and School board Liaison at her children’s former public school in Prince George’s County. Kimberly received the Parent Involvement Matters Award from the Maryland State Department of Education on behalf of Prince Georges County Public Schools. She also served as a Parent Council Member on the MD State Department of Education Board. Kimberly has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Hampton University. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is a member of the National Harbor, Maryland Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated. She is a member of Women in Technology (WITI). Kimberly enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family. Kimberly resides in Fort Washington, Maryland with her husband William and their three children (Gray, Billi and Chase).

Lauren Burke

Lauren Burke is a Data Scientist at CoverMyMeds, a healthcare technology company that helps people get the medicine they need to live healthy lives. She began her data science career in the retail space, where she developed solutions across several areas including supply chain, inventory management, and enterprise business. At CoverMyMeds, Lauren implemented forecasting solutions to support new and renewal business opportunities before transitioning into the product space. As Director of Operations of Women in Analytics, a global community that promotes visibility to women making an impact in the analytics space, Lauren’s primary focuses lie in marketing, strategy, and community growth. She has launched multiple initiatives including the Ambassador Program, Women to Watch, and merchandise while expanding numerous others. Lauren is an avid supporter of initiatives that foster enthusiasm for STEM and encourage the development of creative problem-solving skills. She serves as a member of TECH CORPS’ Regional Steering Committee, Vice Chair of COSI’s Kinetic Emerging Leaders Board, and an Advisor for Built By Girls. Lauren holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from The College of Wooster and lives in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Nancy Gough

Nancy R. Gough is the Owner and CEO of BioSerendipity ( and Visiting Scholar at The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. After 17 years with AAAS, Dr. Gough stepped down as the Editor of Science Signaling (a weekly multidisciplinary journal) and launched her company. She is dedicated to helping scientists communicate effectively. She has a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from the University of Maryland Medical School. After graduating, she joined Johns Hopkins University, first as a postdoctoral fellow, then as a research associate, in the lab of Dr. Douglas Fambrough in the Biology Department. She performed research in cell biology, as well as taught undergraduate and graduate courses. As a former professional editor and now as owner of BioSerendipity, she has decades of experience providing training and guidance on scientific editing, scholarly publishing, and careers in science editing and writing.

Nanci Schimizzi

Nanci Schimizzi is a Senior Technology Executive with over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. As founder and principal at Fair Oaks Strategies, Nanci has served as a Management Consultant at large financial services firms, non-profits and professional associations. Nanci has extensive experience in IT strategy, business continuity and resiliency planning, business relationship, program management, and software development. She is actively engaged in championing programs supporting STEM Initiatives.

Becky Kenemuth

Becky Kenemuth is the Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach for the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Maryland. She holds an M.A. in Counseling and Personnel Services and a B.S. in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland and is passionate about empowering girls and women to pursue careers in STEM-related fields. Becky enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons outside – biking, hiking, and skiing!

Maya Yovcheva

Maya Yovcheva is a R&D Scientist in Cell Biology at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Frederick, Maryland. Maya focuses on the development of novel tools for protein and viral vector expression in insect cells. She has a strong background in cell culture, molecular biology, and protein expression. Maya has obtained a BSc in Molecular Biology from Sofia University, St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria and an MSc in Medical Biotechnologies from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Dr. Rhonda Farrell

Dr. Farrell is a Fortune 500 leader, multi-industry technologist, consultant, cyber and change evangelist, innovator, entrepreneur, author, researcher, marketer, and high performance / business breakthrough coach. Additionally, she is a global community-building champion, youth, student, women, and veteran advocate actively making the world a better place through heart-centric, soul-inspiring, and life-transformative service.

Stephanie Woolson

Stephanie Woolson is a seasoned leader with a proven track record delivering Cloud-Enabled Services and integrated Enterprise IT solutions for organizations. Stephanie’s energy and goal-oriented character enable her to combine technical and business acumen to deliver progressive business solutions for a broad range of customer challenges. She helps organizations embrace change through strong business relationships and her ability to convey the business value of deliberate transformation. Recently Stephanie joined Med Tech Solutions as their Chief Product Officer. In this role she leverages deep knowledge of IT, process, and management expertise to deliver innovative product for the organization.

Luba Gloukhova

Since 2009, Luba Gloukhova has been leading and executing advanced machine learning projects for high tech firms and major research universities in Silicon Valley. And beyond hands-on execution, Luba also holds an influential position in industry thought leadership. She serves as the founding conference chair of Deep Learning World – the premier conference covering the commercial deployment of deep learning – and delivers highly-rated talks at many other events as well. She’s the Editor-in-Chief of The Machine Learning Times, the learning professionals’ premier resource for news and content. Luba previously supported Stanford faculty as an internal consultant at the university’s Graduate School of Business, generating innovative solutions to accelerate research. Before that, Luba gained industry experience in high frequency trading analysis, catastrophe risk modeling, and marketing analytics. She received her master’s in analytics from the University of San Francisco and two bachelors degrees from Berkeley: applied mathematics and economics. Luba also teaches yoga and enjoys an active lifestyle.

Sona Sharma

I have been a middle school science teacher for 20 years. Prior to becoming an educator, I worked in the biotechnology industry. I always wanted to inspire the young minds of students and I become an educator. Being an educator has been a fulfilling experience for me and I have loved the opportunity to share my passion for science with students.