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Government & Nonprofit Symposium 2018

Are you interested in a career that will not only allow you to make a living, but also to make a difference? Be sure to attend the Government & Nonprofit Symposium. You'll meet professionals who work in the government and nonprofit sectors, learn about their careers, and get advice for pursuing a similar career path.
Where: Cohen Career Center (Presentation Room and Atrium)
When: Saturday, April 7; 1-3:30pm


The Schedule:
Time Event Participants
12:45-1:05pm Check-in Attendees
1:05-1:55pm Government Panel Khaki LaRiviere (Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Virginia Association of Counties); Steven Bond (Assistant City Manager, Hampton City Attorney's Office); Hector Rivera (Director of Human Resources, Virginia Department of Forestry)
Nonprofit Panel Erika Dillard (Volunteer Specialist, American Red Cross); Kim Dellinger (Executive Director, Bacon Street Youth and Family Services)
2-2:50pm Government Panel Katharine Corcoran (Senior Program Coordinator-Probation and Pretrial Services Education, Federal Judicial Center); Buzz Hawley (Associate Vice President and Counsel, Van Scoyoc Associates)
Nonprofit Panel Betsy Dougert (Communications Manager, SCORE Mentors); Pam McGregor (Executive Director, The Arc of Greater Williamsburg); Alex Guzman (Director of Fair Housing, Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia)
3-3:30pm Networking Reception Everyone
Panelist Bios:
Panelists will be updated regularly, so make sure to check back for the most up-to-date list.
Steve Bond: 

Steven Bond is the Assistant City Manager primarily overseeing Public Safety and Youth, Education and Family Services Operations for the City of Hampton.  The city departments supervised by Mr. Bond include but are not limited to the Hampton Police Division, Fire and Rescue Division, Emergency Management, Office of Youth and Young Adult Opportunities and Human Services.  Prior to being appointed as Assistant City Manager he served as a Deputy City Attorney with primary responsibilities for Public Safety and Employment Law. Prior to his employment with the City of Hampton, he was in private practice in the City of Norfolk and served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the cities of Norfolk and Newport News.  Steven graduated from William & Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in Government and went on the earn his Juris Doctor from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary.

Katharine Corcoran:

Katharine Corcoran currently serves as Senior Program Coordinator in the Probation and Pretrial Services Education group at the Federal Judicial Center, an independent agency in the judicial branch, developing educational and training programs for the federal judiciary. Previously, she worked on district judge education at the Federal Judicial Center. Katharine served two appointments at the Supreme Court of the United States, including Aide to Chambers for Justice Elena Kagan. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2014 with a Master of Arts in Public and International Affairs and William & Mary in 2008 with a double major in Government and Psychology.

Kim Dellinger:

Kim Dellinger came to Bacon Street in February of 2015 and is thrilled to be able to work with such a dynamic and dedicated group of prevention and treatment professionals and is eager to work with the greater Williamsburg community in growing the services that we provide for teens and their families. Kim is originally from Arizona and did her undergraduate work at Northern Arizona University in history/social studies education after which she continued on to graduate school at James Madison University and graduated in 2003 with her Masters of Education degree in College Student Personnel Administration.  Kim has worked in substance abuse prevention with teens for the past 14 years and is passionate about empowering youth and families to lead healthy and successful lives. A recent transplant from Vermont, she’s enjoying being closer to family and friends in Virginia. She and her husband Scott have twin daughters, Kaylee and Claire who are in fourth grade at J. B. Blayton Elementary School. In her free time she loves gardening, reading, hiking and is passionate about Broadway musicals and the arts.

Erika Dillard:

Erika Dillard is a Senior Volunteer Services Specialist with the American Red Cross Virginia Region: Coastal Territory. Ms. Dillard recruits, on-boards; and manages volunteers for the organizations in its 3 major departments of Disaster Services, Biomedical Services, and Services to the Armed Forces. Ms. Dillard started with the Red Cross in 2000 in New London, CT as an assistant coordinator in the Volunteer Services department. Ms. Dillard has an associate’s degree from Tidewater Community College in Social Science, minor in Human Services. And she is the proud mother of one daughter.

Betsy Dougert:

Betsy Dougert currently serves as Communications Manager for SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, where she is responsible for national public relations and social media. Her eight years of experience in marketing and communications have mainly focused on messaging, branding and media relations for educational institutions and nonprofits. She holds a master’s degree in strategic communications with a certificate in public relations from Villanova University, and a bachelor’s degree in literary and cultural studies from William and Mary.

Alex Guzman:

Alex graduated from William & Mary in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Hispanic Studies. Currently, he serves as the Director of Fair Housing at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME), a Richmond-based nonprofit working to ensure equal access to housing for all people. He oversees the organization’s investigations of housing discrimination across the Commonwealth of Virginia, and advocates at the local and state level for more inclusive housing policies. He also sits on the Board of Directors for RVA Rapid Transit, a nonprofit advocating for a regional public transit system. Prior to his time at HOME, Alex worked as a claims investigator in the insurance industry and as a human rights advocate in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buzz Hawley:

Buzz Hawley is Associate Vice President and Counsel at Van Scoyoc Associates, a Washington, D.C.-based Government Relations firm.  Mr. Hawley has over 20 years of experience and represents his clients before Members of Congress and their staffs and within Federal agencies.  His practice areas include Higher Education, Defense, Homeland Security, Information Technology, Government Procurement, and Veterans Affairs. Prior to joining Van Scoyoc Associates Mr. Hawley worked on Capitol Hill for over 6 years for former Congressman Frank R. Wolf (R-Virginia), serving as a Legislative Assistant. Mr. Hawley is a 1991 graduate of the College of William and Mary earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Government and English.  He is a 1997 graduate of the Scalia Law School at George Mason University.

Khaki LaRiviere: 

Khaki LaRiviere is the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo). Khaki joined VACo in January 2018 after serving as Policy Advisor to Governor Terry McAuliffe. She advised the Governor on Commerce & Trade, Natural Resources, and Technology policy, provided analysis on legislative and regulatory issues, and served as the local government liaison. Prior to joining the Administration in December 2015, Khaki worked in the House Clerk’s Office, and served as a session aide and legislative intern for two Senators. Khaki was a 2013 Governor's Fellow and received the 2012 Governor's Award for Volunteerism. She graduated from The College of William & Mary with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Economics, and received her Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Tech.

Pam McGregor:

Pam McGregor, The Arc of Greater Williamsburg; Born in Washington State; Gonzaga University - Go Zags!; Married 42 years to Mike - Navy JAGC Officer (retired); Navy brought her to Williamsburg; Mother of 5; Served as Executive Director for the Arc from 2006-2011; Returned as Arc's Executive Director in 2015; "Thrilled to be back - I feel like I have come home!!!"

Hector Rivera

Mr. Rivera’s record echoes over two decades of distinguished service in public administration while leading and guiding human resources, workforce development, financial management, federal/state budgets, supervision, policy formulation, nation-state security and continual enforcement of federal, state, and local laws, rules or mandates. He is a proven Operational, Managerial, and Strategic Leader with extensive experience that is highlighted by service in our Nation’s Capital as senior staff officer under the Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff at The Pentagon providing advice to The White House and National Security Council; thus ensuring the operational efficiency of US Armed Forces and their service members engaged in security and stability operations at home and abroad. His non-profit experiences include planting Hispanics ministries in Florida, Wisconsin, and Virginia while aiding free-care health clinics to sustain operations amid financial constraints. His education includes a Bachelor in Business, Masters of Public Administration, Masters in Political Science and International Development, and ongoing Doctoral Studies at William & Mary. Today, he is a senior executive and leader of the Virginia Department of Forestry, serving as the chief officer directing Human Capital, Strategic and Safety management throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia while advising state leadership in the development of effective succession plans to prepare its workforce to succeed amid 21st century challenges.

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