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.
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
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.
Julie Hill is the Senior Vice President and Director of P.O.W.E.R. at Sonabank, where she works to provide financial tools, business resources and networking opportunities to women business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Virginia. Prior to joining Sonabank, Julie served 19 years as the Vice President of Business Development for the Retail Merchants Association. In addition to her role as Director of P.O.W.E.R., Julie serves as the Chair for the National Kidney Foundation of Central Virginia and is the Secretary/Treasurer for NAWBO (National Association Women Business Owners). Julie, her husband Rich and her two children, Quinn and Emilee reside in Fredericksburg, VA.
Board Member At Large
Jean Hines, Director, Strategic Sourcing & Payments, University of Richmond
Jean C. Hines, the Director of Strategic Sourcing & Payments at the University of Richmond, has over 30 years of higher education experience. Prior to joining the University of Richmond in 1997, Jean spent 17 years at VCU - first as a student and then as an employee; therefore, she considers herself a “Spider” and a “Ram”. In her role at UR, Jean oversees Procurement, Accounts Payable, Purchasing Card Administration, and Supplier Diversity. Under her leadership, the University as earned four awards for its supplier diversity initiative: Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce’s Champion of Business Diversity Award (2013); Carolinas/Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council’s Best New Program Award (2013); Metropolitan Business League’s Vision of Excellence Award (2014); and Metropolitan Business League’s Social Vision Award (2016). Jean has served on the Metropolitan Business League’s Board of Directors from 2011 - 2017 and Secretary to the Board from 2014 - 2017. She is a graduate of VCU where she earned her BS in Management Information Systems.
Stinson Mundy, Linden Legal Strategies
C. Stinson Mundy, Esq. is the founder of Linden Legal Strategies PLLC, a Richmond based law firm that focuses on business law and development. Stinson has spent her career helping companies solve business problems. After earning her degree at the University of Richmond School of Law, this Richmond native started her career at one of Richmond’s preeminent boutique law firms, helping businesses of all sizes. After that, she served as General Counsel for a national transportation company headquartered locally where she helped solve complicated business and legal problems every day. In 2016 she founded Linden Legal Strategies to remove the obstacles many businesses face when seeking legal services. Her distinctive approach and flat-rate pricing opens the door to big-picture thinking, deeper relationships and open communication with clients.
Elizabeth Coffey, E. Strategic Design
Elizabeth Coffey is the founder of E. Strategic Design, where she helps businesses identify what they’re all about, then creates powerful marketing that communicates their message. She has over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of clients, and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.
Michelle Fowler, President (CPA, CIA, CISA, CRMA) Fowler & Company, LTD.
Michelle T. Fowler holds the title of President for 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. Michelle’s experience includes three years in public accounting, and four years with James River Bankshares. Michelle also spent two years in the internal audit department of the Neath Borough Council in Neath, Wales, UK.
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.
Cheryl Matt, Owner, CBM Business Consulting
Cheryl Matt is the Owner and principal consultant of CBM Business Consulting. She works with growing businesses to bring structure and organization to day-to-day operations to ensure continued success, growth.
With over 25 years of operations, project management and training experience she uses her wealth of knowledge and strategies to serve as an operations productivity consultant.
In addition to individual consulting, she also conducts professional development seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics focused on personal productivity and business operational efficiency.
Marketing & PR
Katie Hellebush, NAWBO Chapter Administrator
Katie Hellebush founded Hellebush Consulting, LLC to provide innovative solutions for association management and government affairs for profit and not-for-profit organizations across industry sectors.
Her work is rooted in her experience in association management and government relations, successfully advocating on a wide array of legislative and regulatory policy issues at the local, state and federal level.
Outside her work, Katie is an active member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Katie enjoys spending time in her garden, running, cooking and exploring all things Richmond. A graduate of the University of Richmond and a native of North Carolina, Katie has made her home Richmond, Virginia.
Helen Ames, NAWBO Communications Specialist
Helen Ames launched Honu Digital Marketing Services to provide marketing management and consulting services to small brands and businesses. Her vision has steadily grown to incorporate larger brands and associations across the United States.
Helen Ames brings experience in digital marketing and creating and executing social media strategy plans. She produces content for a variety of social media platforms, and ensures that messaging is consistent. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and a Minor in Marketing from California State University, Long Beach, she moved to Richmond where she serves on the Communication Board for Friends of the James River Park System running their Facebook page. Helen received her Social Marketing Certification through Hootsuite, an online social media management tool. She has also earned her Inbound Marketing Certification through HubSpot, an inbound marketing and sales software and customer approach. Through these programs, Helen monitors social media feeds for engagement and day to day analytics as well as develops ways to increase sales and memberships for clients.
When she is not working as a social media guru or staying up-to-date on the latest digital marketing trends, Helen explores all the history and local coffee shops Richmond has to offer.