Board & Advisors

The Advisory Board is composed of prominent business leaders and entrepreneurs who have leant their support and guidance to the organization in a significant capacity.
The Baltimore Advisory Board is composed of prominent members of the Baltimore community in a variety of sectors. Baltimore Advisory Board members support VFA in an official capacity by helping to fund our work in Baltimore, make introductions to the community, mentor Fellows, and advance VFA's mission.
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Chanell Scott Contreras

Executive Director, ProsperUS Detroit

Clarinda Barnett-Harrison

Co-Founder and Community Experience Design Lead, City Innovations at Ford Motor Company

Dug Song

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Duo Security and General Manager, Cisco

Edi Demaj

Co-Founder & COO, KODE Labs

Gabriel Rodriguez-Garriga

Senior Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, Detroit Regional Partnership

Hassan Bazzi

Director of Community Innovation, Forward Cities

James Edward Feagin IV

Director of Entrepreneurship, Rocket Community Fund

Kelly Boatright Sexton, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Research, University of Michigan Tech Transfer Center

Lisa Katz

Senior Program Officer, William Davidson Foundation

Lisa McLaughlin

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Workit Health

Patti Glaza

Managing Director, Invest Detroit Ventures

Steven Mazur

Co-Founder & CEO, Ash & Erie and 2013 VFA Fellow

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