Board Of Directors

Stephanie Dilworth

Stephanie Dilworth

Chair

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Stephanie Dilworth has worked at the University of Minnesota for 20+ years, initially as Internal Auditor and currently as Chief Financial Manager for the College of Design. During her tenure, Stephanie served as Chair of the Civil Service Committee. In that capacity she was instrumental in the creation of the Staff Appreciation Day and the President’s Emerging Leaders program. She also represented the College of Design Professional and Administrative (P&A) employee group as a P&A Senator on the University Senate. Stephanie received the Civil Service/ Bargaining Unit Service Award, the President’s Award for Outstanding Service and the Outstanding Professional & Administrative Award from the College of Design. Stephanie is the 22nd National President of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated. She is currently serving on the Give MN Board as Treasurer and the Pilgrim Baptist Church Board of Trustees as Chair. Stephanie Dilworth has a BS in Zoology from the University of Michigan and a BS in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. She also obtained her Certified Internal Auditor designation.
Nicole Ford

Nicole Ford

Vice Chair

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Nicole Darden Ford is an IT Strategic leader with 20+ years of success spanning the Federal Government and Corporate Venues. Nicole has held a variety of leadership roles within the private sector and federal government, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She has extensive knowledge and application experience in cyber security, cyber forensics and homeland security practices. In her most recent role, as the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Carrier she is responsible for Information Security and Product (IOT) Cyber security, globally. Prior to joining Carrier, Nicole was the Vice President of Information Security and the Chief Information Security Officer for Baxter International Inc. where shehad global responsibility for Information Security, as well as Information Governance and IT Quality Compliance. Nicole joined Baxter in December 2016 as the Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer from Venable LLP, an AMLAW 100 law firm, where she was Director of Information Security. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia. She holds the C|CISO, CISM, CEH and CISSP certifications. She served in leadership roles for various Baxter employee groups, including the Global Inclusion Council, African American Leadership Council and Baxter Women Leaders.She has held board roles on the H-ISAC, NTSC and Evanta Governing Board
Shantanoo Govilkar

Shantanoo Govilkar

Programs

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Shantanoo is a natural leader with a passion for Customer Service and ‘getting things done’! For the last 30 years, he has successfully demonstrated his revenue generation, leadership, relationship, delivery management, and community contribution skills throughout his career. He brings high-energy, excellent work ethics, and a ‘can do’ attitude backed by a solid track record. He is often invited to speak at industry events on the topics of IT Strategy, Analytics, and Cybersecurity. His beliefs center on ‘Creating Value through Trust and Integrity’ principle whether it is for the customer or for personal relationships. In addition to LMPF, he contributes to the causes of ImprovingMinds, Gary Community Partnership project in USA, as well as Orphan Girl Care Homes in India. His family includes his wife, Tanuja, and daughter, Shweta. Shantanoo likes reading books, playing chess, and traveling as his leisure activities.
Pamela Kearse

Pamela Kearse

Governance

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Pam Kearse is a seasoned corporate lawyer with a passion for mentoring and inspiring youth from various backgrounds.  She joins the LMPF board with over 15 years of experience as a business transactions attorney.  She received her LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center and her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.  She also obtained a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.  Her professional experience includes careers at two major law firms in Boston, MA and Washington, D.C., a Big4 public accounting firm and a Fortune 7 healthcare company.
Cory Milam

Cory Milam

Executive Director

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Cory Darden Milam is a California native with a passion for technology and leadership development. As the Director of the Office of Innovation within the Office of Information Technology & Management at The Food and Drug Administration her focus is on enabling leading edge technologies, providing strategic direction to the agency’s scientific computing program and delivering collaborative knowledge management designed to enhance the agency’s ability to execute its mission to protect the public health. Ms. Milam has served in a wide array of Federal Government and private sector positions providing her extensive knowledge, experience, and application of project and program management practices. Ms. Milam has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems Management (University of the Potomac) and a Master of Science (Project Management) from The George Washington University. Currently, Cory celebrates more than 10 years of continuous service as she serves in the role of Chapter President for the award-winning Glamorous Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., the first African American Sorority created for business and professional Women. She is honored to serve on the National Headquarters Committee and continues in her role as a contributor to the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation, the Sorority’s non-profit arm. Cory shares the legacy of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. with her sister, Soror Nicole.
Antoinette Murphy

Antoinette Murphy

Marketing

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Antoinette brings over 13 years of extensive communications experience from marketing to stakeholder engagement. She has broad expertise in branding, marketing, social media, book marketing and implementing integrated communications plans. Her experience also includes management positions for entrepreneurs, start-up communications & PR agencies, local government and 8a government contracting companies.

Most recently, she served as a senior program and project manager at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she oversaw payment communications for the 9/11 Victims Fund. Prior to joining DOJ, Antoinette served as a senior project manager and marketing & communications strategist at NeighborWorks America, where she was the lead publisher and marketer of the book, “NeighborWorks Works.”  Antoinette led project based strategic communications and book marketing messaging counsel to NeighborWorks America 250-member networks. She also provided high-level communications support to leadership for overall visibility, branding alignment and messaging.  She has also held management positions at TCBoutik, NucoreVision Inc. and the International Life Sciences Institute. 

Antoinette holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration, with a marketing focus from the University of Phoenix. She is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. Antoinette enjoys watching movies, remaking her favorite foods into healthy versions, spending time with her family and hosting game night with her husband. 

Cheryl Scott

Cheryl Scott

Secretary

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My name is Dr. Cheryl L. Scott. I became a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Gamma Tau Chapter 33 years ago in 1987. I am the immediate past President and the current Recording Secretaryfor Gamma Tau Chapter in the Central Region. I am also the Assistant Regional Director, Regional Scholarship Chairperson and Regional representative for Toys U Can’t Return and the Iota Mother’s Assistance Program.My education includes two undergraduate degrees 1) Zoology (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and 2) Medical Technology (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). I have also earned a Master’s degree and Ph. D in Plant Biology both from the U of MN-TC. I am a Professor at the U of MN-TCin the Biology Teaching and Learning Department and teach general biology. My hobbies include: reading, tennis, music and IOTA. As a member of the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation Board I seek to promote initiatives that support African-American women, youth and familiesin education, financial stability and generational wealth.
KaShauna Spratley

KaShauna Spratley

Programs

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KaShauna G. Spratley, M.Ed., has over 15 years of experience as an Educator and working with youth with expertise in the areas of curriculum development, legal aspects & policies of special education, instructional strategies, program evaluation, transition and career guidance. KaShauna has served as a Special Education Teacher, School Case Manager, Graduation Facilitator and Career & Technical Education Resource Teacher.KaShauna is a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., and is the Immediate Past Chapter Presidentof the Gamma Zeta Chapter in Newport News, Virginia. During her administration, the chapter won numerous awards, recognition for programming and implementation of the sorority’s programs and projects. The most memorable achievements during her administration was earning the National Outstanding Chapter Award, National Outstanding Chapter President, and the National Youth Literary Award all for the 2017-18 sorority year, and the implementation of the chapter’s Toys “U” Can’t Return Workshops.KaShauna is the Founder & CEO of Kouture Events & Graphics, LLC where she also serves as a Freelance Graphic Designer.KaShaunaholds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Averett University in 2001.KaShauna is also a license Nail Technician and enjoys all things beauty and fashion during her spare time. In addition to the beauty industry, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and experience new things.
Patricia Walker

Patricia Walker

Treasurer