Project Description

LM Class year: 2011

Hometown: Warwick, RI

Title/Company: Principal/Jade Solutions, LLC

Describe what your company does:  Jade Solutions is a Woman-Owned Small Business that provides marketing, business, and consulting solutions to customers. 

Describe what you do in your role at the company: As Principal of Jade Solutions, I serve in many roles: business development and strategy, marketing, compliance, accounting, and acquisition.

Describe your community involvement:   I’ve been involved in volunteer efforts and leadership efforts related to human rights for almost two decades; I currently serve on the County’s Human Rights Commission. I also serve on the  BlackRock Center for the Arts Board of Trustees,  Montgomery Women’s Communications Co-Chair. I have a blog on MyMCMedia about my experiences a single diner (Technicolor dining) and I’m a notary. 

Below is a summary of my activity for  the past five years: 

  • 2008 – present, Commissioner, Montgomery County Human Rights Commission
  • 2010-2012, Board Member, Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
  • 2011-2014, Advocacy Co-Chair Zonta Club of Washington, DC
  • 2012, 2013, 2014, Montgomery County Grants Advisory Group Volunteer
  • 2012, Board Member, Montgomery Women
  • 2013 -present, Communications Co-Chair, Montgomery Women
  • 2013,2014 BlackRock Center for the Arts, Gala Committee member
  • 2013 -2014 Board member, Zonta Club of Washington, DC
  • 2014, Board member, Black Rock Center for the Arts

Favorite LM memory: I have two favorite memories. The first is flying in the County Airplane.  The pilot was a former flight attendant who followed her passion and became a pilot.  She encouraged me to take flying lessons – which I have since done. I also enjoyed the public safety Ride-Along ; this led to me enrolling and completing the Montgomery County Department of Police Citizen Academy.

Favorite way to spend your free time/recharge:  I like to do a variety of things to recharge: read, crochet, cook, travel, dance (swing, hand dance, some ballroom and Latin), meditate, garden,  play golf, and work on my blog. 

Name a leader that inspires you:  It’s a tie between Ruth Simmons, former President of Brown University and first African-American female to serve as President of an Ivy League institution and Eleanor Roosevelt-  a primary contributor to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.