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April 2019 Chapter Program
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April 2019 Chapter Program
Presented by: Juliana Simmons, Robert Faison, and Ellen Dunagan

The program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM credits.

PARKING: Please be sure to take a parking ticket, as it will be validated at the event.

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
5:30 pm
Where: Valo Park Office Building - Conference Room B
7950 Jones Branch Drive
Mclean, Virginia  22102
United States

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

5:30 pm - 6pm: Registration

5:45 pm - 6pm: Structured Networking

6pm: Program Begins



  • Member: $25
  • Non-Member: $35
  • 3 FREE Student attendees


  • The program has been approved for 1.5 SHRM credits.

Program Details:

Are you seeking insight on how to network in order to find a new role, move up the Corporate ladder or for that matter, simply get better awareness of an area of HR that they are interested in? If any of these areas are of interest to you, join us for an incredible opportunity to hear a speaking panel who will address how to achieve these goals in 2019.




Juliana G. Simmons, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Managing Director

Human Capital Strategic Consulting


Juliana Simmons is the Managing Director of Human Capital Strategic Consulting, a certified woman owned management consultancy focused on providing human resources solutions. Ms. Simmons has extensive experience supporting the dynamic needs of clients in the professional services, technology, non-profit and government contracting industries. She has deep technical knowledge in the fields of change management, strategic planning, compensation/benefits administration, and leadership development.

Ms. Simmons is committed to the community in which she lives and works. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Board of Visitors at Marymount University and the Northern Virginia Workforce Investment Board. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Marymount University and Bachelor of Science in Management from George Mason University.



Robert Bobby Faison


National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (DCNAAAHR)


Robert “Bobby” Faison has almost 20 years of Human Resources/Employee Relations/HRIS experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors. Robert specializes in policy creation and administration, resolution of employee relations concerns, strategic and operational planning, benefits and payroll administration, training and development, recruitment, worker’s compensation, and safety in non-union work settings.

He received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Management from James Madison University and currently serves as the Director of Human Resources for a full service special events rental company in Prince Georges County, Maryland. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for DCNAAAHR, Robert serves on the Board of Empowerment Enterprise II, Incorporated (EEII) and Stand as Ten Thousand (STAND).




Ellen B. Dunagan

President & Founder

Traverse Career Solutions, LLC


Ellen Dunagan is a recognized expert in career management and a sought-after coach and facilitator. She specializes in helping individuals take a highly active role in creating their own career success and become more accountable for the results they produce. Ellen also helps organizations increase profitability through strategic career development solutions focused on recruiting and retaining talent.

Her background blends 15+ years of experience in organizational change, career development, and human resources. An entrepreneur at heart, Ellen founded Traverse Career Solutions in 2005 and has coached, inspired and empowered hundreds of individuals in discovering and enjoying greater career satisfaction. She has also helped top executives within a variety of organizations improve performance levels and build powerful personal brands.