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Kim Greenfield Alfonso was born and raised in Washington, DC and is a fourth generation Washingtonian. Kim is currently employed at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind as Chief Operating Officer, where she followed one her passions which is serving people with disabilities. She has served on the Commission for People with Disabilities and the Montgomery County Collaboration Council. She was appointed by the Mayor of DC as a Co-Chair the Age Friendly DC Commission, was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to serve on the Board of the Maryland School of the Blind and is a Board Member of Maryland Works.
Kim obtained both a Bachelors in Economics and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, respectively and spent 25 years in the Corporate arena at Merck & Co., Inc. After a successful career as a Sales Executive, she transitioned to Immersion Medical in Gaithersburg, MD where she was Vice President of Marketing.
Kim is a strong proponent of women’s rights and women’s empowerment. She was selected as one of the “Women Who Mean Business” by the Washington Business Journal in 2014 and she is the recipient of the Mayor’s Washington Women of Excellence Award in Leadership in 2015. Kim is fourth generation Washingtonian who knows the inner-workings of our city and acts as an advisor for many leaders in our community.
Cherlyn Freeman-Watkins, is an attorney specializing in litigation. Her areas of concentration are adult and juvenile criminal defense, civil and family law. Cherlyn is a member of the District of Columbia and State of Maryland Bar Associations. She is also certified mediation counselor in Title 7 – EEOC employment matters. She works with corporations, non-profit organizations and state and local governments to provide prevention of workplace harassment training to employees and management. Cherlyn focuses on Harassment Prevention and Awareness (sexual harassment, hostile workplace, bullying) and Diversity and Sensitivity Training designed to enable employees to embrace diversity in the workplace through understanding and respecting other’s differences and increasing awareness of tolerance and sensitivity.
Cherlyn is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Howard University School of Law. She was awarded the post-graduate Walter Kaitz Fellowship with Times Mirror in Southern California. The fellowship, given by the Walter Katiz Foundation, promotes inclusion and participation of women and men of color in the cable television industry. Since its inception, Cherlyn Has been a full U.S. Panel Member under the Criminal Justice Act, appointed by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Cherlyn is a current board member of Dress for Success D.C.