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Executive Committee:

Nora Barnes, President, Chair
John Dannon, Vice President
Sandra DeLoatch, Secretary
Patrick Callahan, Treasurer
H. Rodger Harvey, Liaison Trustee
H. Lee Beach, Committee Member
Doug Weiss, Committee Member                           


Nora A. Barnes is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in the UBS Portfolio Management Program.  She has over 24 years experience in bond portfolio management and product development.  In the mid-1980’s, Ms. Barnes devised a government bond portfolio management strategy, F2I2, which has been successfully employed by a wide range of large and small investors to achieve their long term investment objectives.

For many years Nora has been a popular speaker on issues related to the fixed income markets and financial planning in general. Within the UBS Financial Services organization, she has served on the Investment Executive Advisory Council to the President of UBS Financial Services and is a current member of the Hanover Forum Advisory Council, which has oversight responsibility for the Firm’s advanced broker education and professional development programs. 

Nora earned her degree from Old Dominion University where she has served as President Emerita and Trustee of the Old Dominion University Research Foundation as well as current President of the Norfolk Drug Court Foundation.  Ms. Barnes also has served on the Board of the YWCA of Hampton Roads with special interest in the issues affecting women and their children.  She continues to give back to the community by funding an academic scholarship in Political Science at her Alma Mater.  She is a licensed airplane pilot and an avid student of history.  She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia.

Oktay Baysal is a Professor and Eminent Scholar of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.  He currently serves as the Dean of the College of Engineering & Technology at Old Dominion University.  He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Dr. Baysal was awarded the NASA Public Service Medal, has received three NASA Certificates of Recognition, and the NAMTAC Outstanding Project of the Year Award for technology transfer.  He is a Fellow of ASME, an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a member of Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Epsilon Mu Eta Engineering Management Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and Ph iEta Sigma National Honor Society. 

Dr. Baysal served as an Associate Editor of ASME J. Fluids Engineering, Guest Editor of ASCE J. Aerospace Engineering.  Dr. Baysal served his community as a member of Virginia Board of Education, Board of Virginia Air & Space Center, Board of Technology Hampton Roads, NASA Aerospace Support Team, Trustees of ODU Research Foundation, Regional Board of Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, and Executive Board of Virginia Microelectronics Consortium.

John Broderick was named the eighth president of Old Dominion University in May 2009 and served in an acting capacity since June 2008.

As president, Broderick guides the university's six colleges, more than 10 economic development and research centers, and numerous partnerships with government and business organizations and agencies. He oversees an operating budget of $441.3 million and more than 2,500 faculty and staff members.  He served as acting president for one year before being named president.

Prior to becoming president, Broderick served as vice president of institutional advancement and admissions and chief of staff to the president. His areas of responsibility included admissions, athletics, community and governmental relations, marketing, media relations, military affairs, special events and student financial aid.

In addition to his administrative duties, Broderick annually teaches graduate courses in the Darden College of Education. He also lectured on leadership at The University of Bologna, Italy during the summer of 2009.

He has been recognized for his contributions to higher education and the Hampton Roads community with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities' Humanitarian Award, the Urban League of Hampton Roads' Marian Palmer Capps Award, the College Communicators Association Distinguished Service Award and Lead Hampton Roads' Julian F. Hirst Award for excellence in community, civic and professional leadership. He was a finalist for the national PR News' Professional of the Year Award.

Throughout his career, Broderick has been actively engaged in numerous community and professional organizations. He currently is a board member of the Hampton Roads Partnership, Urban League and Virginia Beach Vision, and has served for many years as a youth soccer league coach in Chesapeake.

Prior to joining Old Dominion University, Broderick was a faculty member in the University of Pittsburgh system and an administrator at St. Bonaventure University. He received a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University and a graduate degree from St. Bonaventure.

Patrick S. Callahan, CPA, is a senior partner of Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, where he serves as Quality Review partner for the firm’s ten offices.  He served on the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs, which is responsible for establishing auditing standards in the United States, and the Accounting and Review Services Committee, which is the senior technical committee of the AICPA responsible for setting standards for unaudited financial statements.  Other professional service includes the Technical Issues Committee of the Private Companies Practice Section, AICPA Council member, and past president and director of the Virginia Society of CPAs.  Mr. Callahan’s service with community nonprofit organizations includes the Portsmouth Community Foundation, Child and Family Service of Eastern Virginia, American Red Cross, and the Maryview Foundation.  Mr. Callahan is a 1969 graduate of Old Dominion University.

Stephen M. Carmel is Senior Vice President, Maritime Services at Maersk Line, Limited (MLL), responsible for all technical and operating activities.

He previously held positions in operations and finance for U.S. Marine Management, Inc. and Maersk Line, Limited.  Steve began his career sailing as a deck officer and Master primarily on tankers.

Mr. Carmel graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1979.  He also holds an M.A. in Economics and a M.B.A. from Old Dominion University.  Steve is currently a PhD Candidate in International Studies with an emphasis in International Political Economy and second emphasis in Conflict.  He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and is Certified in Financial Management (CFM).  Steve’s research and publishing interests are in maritime security, trade and conflict, and arctic regional issues.

Mr. Carmel is a 2009 Senior Fellow at the Homeland Security Policy Institute at  The George Washington University, a  member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel (N00k), and a member of the Marine Board of the National Research Council.  He is also a member of the North American Committee for Det Norske Veritas,  the Special Committee for Vessel Operations, American Bureau of Shipping, and on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Maritime Association.  He is also a member of the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology Advisory Board, The Advisory Board of the Ship Maintenance, Operation, and Repair Institute,  The China Institute, and the Advisory Council of the International Maritime, Ports and Logistics Management Institute,  at Old Dominion University.

Mr. Carmel is also a member of various industry and academic associations including the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads,  and the American Economic Association.

Steve, his wife, Alison, and son, John live in Norfolk, Virginia.

  William H (Bill). Colden Jr., P.E. is a native of Hampton Roads and is currently Vice President of Richard Brady & Associates in charge of their Virginia Beach office. He received a BS in Engineering from ODU and a Master of Engineering Administration from The George Washington University. Mr. Colden retired from the Atlantic Division, Naval Facilities Engineering Command after 32 years of Federal service before entering the private sector. He has served on various boards for community and non- profit organizations. Mr. Colden is a registered Professional Engineer in Virginia.

John H. Dannon joined Lockheed Martin in November 2004 and currently serves as a Systems Integration Business Analyst, Principal for Lockheed Martin's Center for Innovation.

Mr. Dannon is responsible for the design and execution of modeling and simulation based Human-In-the-Loop experiments and wargames; the strategy and implementation of knowledge management projects at the Center for Innovation; and the adoption and use of Social Media to extend the collaborative environment at the Center.  Mr. Dannon serves as the Center for Innovation’s liaison to Lockheed Martin’s Space Systems Company line of business.

Mr. Dannon is a retired career U.S. Army Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer. The latter part of his military career was dedicated to leading both Joint and Army experiments focused on the development of future warfighting concepts and their enabling capabilities.

John Dannon holds a B.A. in Geography, and M. Ed. from Old Dominion University and an M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University. Mr. Dannon is a 1996 graduate of the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College.  John Dannon is a Chairman Emeritus, Old Dominion University Virginia Modeling Simulation and Analysis Center and currently serves as the Vice President, Board of Trustees Old Dominion University Research Foundation.  John also serves as an advisory board member for Old Dominion University’s Modeling, Simulation & Visualization Engineering Department.  Mr. Dannon is a member of the LEAD Hampton Roads class of 2014.

Sandra Jean DeLoatch is Professor of Computer Science and Dean of the School of Science and Technology at Norfolk State University (NSU). During her thirty-two year tenure at Norfolk State University has also served as Instructor of Mathematics, Computer Science Program Coordinator, Computer Science Department Head, and chair of numerous special committees and working groups. She worked for many years as a team chair and program evaluator for the Computer Science Accreditation Commission of the Computing Science Accreditation Board. She received her Ph.D. from Indiana University and Masters' degrees from University of Michigan and the College of William and Mary. Dr. DeLoatch has been awarded more than $11M in external funding for computer science and mathematics research and educational projects from agencies such as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, Department of Education, NASA Langley Research Center, Department of Defense (National Security Agency), Army Corps of Engineers, and others. She has authored mathematics textbooks and computer science research articles and technical reports. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received the following honors and awards: NSU Roy A. Woods Teacher of the Year; National Technical Association Technical Achiever of the Year; NSU Administrator of the Year; and Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast Woman of Distinction Award. Through her efforts NSU's School of Science and Technology was awarded the Urban League of Hampton Roads Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. Dr. DeLoatch is currently a member of the Board of Zoning Appeals in the City of Suffolk. She is a member of the board of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast and Chair of its Technology Task Force and Nominating Committee.

  Timothy J. Lockhart has over 33 years of leadership and management experience in public and private sectors.  He is a law firm partner and retired Navy captain.  Tim was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to serve at Senior Executive Service level on Trademark Public Advisory Committee of U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  He is a Partner in Charge for the Intellectual Property Group of Willcox & Savage. He  trains and supervises lawyers and staff personnel with respect to transactions and litigation involving copyrights, patents, trade secrets, and trademarks.   Tim also is an Adjunct Instructor with the Department of English at Old Dominion University teaching undergraduate courses in English composition.

Dr. Juan M. Montero, II is a retired General/Thoracic surgeon, after 35 years of successful practice in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the first recipient of the ACS Surgical Volunteerism Award given in 2003. He has received numerous humanitarian awards to include the Outstanding Community Physician in 1992 by the Medical Society of Virginia, the gold Governor's Award for Volunteering Excellence[ G.A.V.E.] in 1992 and the Philippines 'Linkapil' humanitarian Presidential award in 2000. Dr. Montero was Chesapeake's First Citizen in 1991 and was accorded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters by Old Dominion University in 1997. He founded Chesapeake Care Free Clinic in 1992 to take care of the uninsured population, and which is now one of the most comprehensive free clinics in the nation.

He has served on many boards, to include the Virginia Board of Medicine and the Board of Health Professions, Physicians for Peace, Norfolk Sister Cities Association, Coalition for Hearing Education and Research and currently on Towne Bank Corporate Board, the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation and the ODU Research Foundation Board. The creation of the Montero Medical Missions in July, 2011 is his final fling in domestic and international volunteerism.

Jerry L. Nadler, MD, FACP, FAHA, FACE, is Professor and the Harry H. Mansbach Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine and Vice Dean of Research. Dr. Nadler had been Director of the Strelitz Diabetes Center (SDC) at EVMS but he stepped down from that post in the fall of 2013 to devote time to his new added role overseeing research at EVMS. He remains a key member of the SDC team.

Dr. Nadler has been a member of a Special Advisory Committee on Type I Diabetes with the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has research funding from the NIH as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Dr. Nadler has been a standing member of the ADA, American Heart, and NIH grant review committees. He has over 190 peer-reviewed publications in major scientific Journals in the field. He also has been an invited speaker at the American Diabetes Association, Australian Diabetes Association, World Diabetes Congress and International Meetings of the European Association of Diabetes.

His primary interest is the role of lipid and immune inflammatory pathways leading to pancreatic beta cell damage and better understanding of the cardiovascular complications of diabetes and obesity. He is also very active in developing new therapies to help prevent inflammatory damage to pancreatic islets and stopping the complications of diabetes. He holds 11 patents and has been involved in biotech start-up companies.
One of the genes he is working on is called the 12-Lipoxygenase gene. This gene has been associated with the heart, kidney and nerve damage complications of diabetes, and Dr. Nadler is now helping to develop new medications that can halt the damaging effects of this pathway. He also is studying new medications that can halt the inflammatory damage to pancreatic islets and reduce atherosclerosis.

Prior to joining EVMS in 2008, Dr. Nadler was Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Virginia, Co-Director of the Diabetes and Hormone Center of Excellence and Associate Director of the school’s NIH-funded Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center.

Dr. Nadler received his medical degree from the University of Miami, followed by specialized training at the University of Southern California. In 2011, he won the Dean’s Outstanding Faculty Award and was appointed in 2013 by the Governor’s office to sit on the Planning and Oversight Committee of the new Virginia Biosciences Health Research Corporation.  In 2014, Dr. Nadler was given the Laureate Award of the State Chapter of the American College of Physicians.


Mark A. Nelson, CPA is a resident of Chesapeake and a co-founding member of Cavanaugh Nelson PLC, Certified Public Accountants.  He has over twenty years of diversified public accounting experience serving businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the greater Hampton Roads region, including eleven with the local office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.  He received his Masters Degree in Accountancy from Virginia Tech and his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Liberty University.

Mark is a member of the American Institute and the Virginia Society of CPAs, and serves as a board member of the Hampton Roads Tax Forum. Mark has previously served the local chapters of the American Heart Association and United Way, the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation, and the planning committee for the Old Dominion University Tax Conference.  Additionally, during his career, Mark has taught continuing education programs sponsored by the Virginia Society of CPAs and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and was a graduate teaching assistant while attending Virginia Tech. 

Chris D. Platsoucas, an immunologist who is known throughout the world for his contributions to our understanding of how the human immune system functions in health and disease, is the Dean of the Old Dominion University College of Sciences. He is also director of the University's new Center for Molecular Medicine and Professor of Biological Sciences.

Dr. Platsoucas came to Old Dominion in fall 2007 from Temple University, where he was since 1993 the L.H. Carnell Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Carol Simpson joined Old Dominion University in January 2008 as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Professor of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences. She obtained her Ph.D. at the ETH-Zurich, Switzerland in 1981, and taught on the faculty of Brown University, Oklahoma State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Johns Hopkins University before moving to Boston University in 1995 to chair the Department of Earth Sciences. She became Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Education at BU in 1999 and in January 2005 moved to Worcester Polytechnic Institute as Provost and Senior Vice President. Dr. Simpson is an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America. She has authored over 50 refereed publications and 80 conference papers with her students on the application of material science principles to deformation, kinematics and vorticity analysis of rocks. She has served on the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy's National Solar Observatory oversight committee and was a 2-term Program Director at the National Science Foundation in addition to her service on numerous federal, professional, and academic review panels and editorial boards.

Douglas A.  Weiss is Chief Operating Officer of WHRO, Hampton Roads’ public media organization including WHRO television, WHRO-FM classical radio and WHRV-FM an NPR affiliate. Previously, Mr. Weiss was Vice President of Web Development for ForRent Media Solutions, and General Manager of Apartment Web Tools.com. and Resite Online. 

Mr. Weiss brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his current position. As the Senior Vice President of System and Station Development, for The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), where he served for more than a decade, Weiss oversaw the transition of the 367 US Public Television Stations to Digital Broadcast, founded OnCourse, an online education and professional development resource in partnership with major universities, teachers associations and state departments of education and managed a 65 million dollar R&D fund investing in revenue producing and operational initiatives on behalf of Public Broadcast radio and Television stations.

Prior to joining CPB, Weiss was a vice president in the mergers and acquisitions branch of Triumph Capital, a private investment bank, and founder of three start-up companies: NDG/Phoenix a software development and networking company in Washington, DC, Capitol Video/CapDisc one of the US' leading interactive game companies, and Group Andre Perry, LTD a Canadian based CGI and Video Production firm.