President & Chief Fear Conqueror
“Shoot for the moon, get the moon. Nothing else is acceptable.” Since starting with the Center in 2006, Darcella has served all the roles of the VBRC including business counselor, outreach coordinator, presenter and currently Executive Director. She has over 18 years of experience in operating nonprofits, corporate communications, government and military administration and training.
Senior Business Consultant
A results driven and pragmatic operations and sales leader, Damon is skilled at growing businesses through innovation, creativity, strong financial acumen, and flawless customer service. He uses these skills to consult and mentor business startups and acquisitions, as well as existing organizations interested in growing. He is bottom line oriented with P&L experience in 7 different industries, including restaurant, franchising, retail and long-term care pharmacy, strategic alliances, pharmaceutical and biotech, and facilities services.
Regional Volunteer Manager & Trainer
As an experienced communications administrator, Danielle is skilled in written and verbal communications, website management, event planning, team leadership, and customer support. She joined the team in 2019 and is looking forward to many years of growth with the VBRC.
Regional Digital Marketing Manager and B2B Trainer
Evyn is a St. Louis native and daughter of two army veterans. She started her career with VBRC in 2010 as a volunteer helping to initiate the centers social media presence. After graduating from Southeast Missouri State University in 2015 and moving to Chicago, Evyn has returned to the center to take on the role of Regional Digital Marketing Manager and B2B trainer.
Regional Training Manager and B2B Trainer
Former civilian and member of the service industry turned U.S. Army noncommissioned officer. Kansas City native with leadership skills cultivated by a military lifestyle. Always in pursuit of more learning opportunities and ways to better myself and the organization. Joined the organization in 2020 and is looking forward to making a positive impact as the outreach coordinator and B2B trainer.
Regional outreach Coordinator
St. Louis native Army Veteran and Reservist, Allie Pike joined the VetBiz team in 2022. As Regional outreach Coordinator looks forward to helping her fellow Veterans meet their entrepreneurship goals. She brings her own brand retail and military leadership experience, along with her own brand of enthusiasm to the role.
Incoming Board Chair
CEO, CEdge Software Consultants, LLC
Entrepreneur/Early Stage Investor, One Salute
Retired Banker, CPA
Executive Director- Community Health Operations, Mercy
Assistant Director – New Markets & Historic Tax Credits U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation
Management Consultant, Freddie Mac
Principal, RSM Federal
Fraud Investigator, Department of Justice
Roderick Gilliam II
Director, Fundraising Committee Chair
Broker, The Guardian Life Insurance Company
Physician-Attorney, Gritstone Professional Services, LLC
CEO – Principal, P/Strata
Bob Scharff, Jr.
Owner/Managing Partner, The Todd Organization
Emeritus, Board Chair (2015)
Attorney / Entrepreneur, Bucci Industries
Frank B. Curtis
Sheperd, Taylor, Shepherd, Taylor, Korum & Curtis, L.L.P.
Chief Administrative Officer – Mortgage Servicing at U.S. Bank
Secretary, Board Chair (2012-2015)
CIO, Principal Consultant, Brinex
Emeritus, Board Chair (2004-2010)
Regional Partner at Face to Face Live
Emeritus, Board Chair (2016)
Government Marketing Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management
President, TSi Engineering, Inc.
Emeritus, Board Chair (2010-2012)
Principal at Ashwood Consulting, LLC
Financial Advisor at Edward Jones
Mission Assurance Manager, ATK Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Emeritus, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair, & Fundraising Committee
Chief Development Officer at MHD, Comprehensive Health Services, Inc
Community Development & CRA Officer, Midland States Bank
Director, Fundraising Committee Chair
Real Estate Expert Ponce Realty Group
Vice President and General Counsel, Dover Development, LLC and Dover Capital LLC
Managing Partner, Grant Cooper & Associates
VP, Operations/Administration, Major Brands
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