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2018 Annual Meeting

The 2018 NOYS Coalition Meeting was a huge success thanks to our captivating speakers and enthusiastic attendees! Registration for the 2019 NOYS Annual Coalition meeting will open this fall. We look forward to seeing you there!

2018 Featured Speakers

Barbara O'Reilly, CFRE

Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting, LLC

Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, has twenty-five years of annual fund, major gifts, and campaign fundraising experience at major non-profit organizations including Harvard University, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Oxford University in England, and the American Red Cross. Whether it was leading record-setting reunion classes, securing tens of millions of dollars from global corporations following some of the most devastating natural disasters around the world, or overseeing a team that grew donor engagement of major individual donors committed to historic preservation, Barbara understands that fundraising is much more than just raising money. It’s about enabling donors to realize their philanthropic dreams for issues that are most important to them and to be part of the change they want to see in the world.

Joseph B. Richardson, Jr., PhD

Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology and Criminology, University of Maryland at College Park

Joseph Richardson is an Associate Professor in the Department of African-American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Richardson is a criminologist trained in urban ethnography and medical anthropology. He received his doctorate from Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice and has completed post-doctoral research fellowships at the University of Chicago and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Richardson is the Director of the National Capital Border Area-Violence Intervention Program, an emerging hospital-based violence intervention program at the Prince George’s Hospital Trauma Center.

Katie Stover

Vice President, HighRock

After studying marketing in France at the École Supérieur de Commerce à Clermont, Katie began renovating the brand for her family's small business, Stover Hearth & Patio. In 2013, she joined HighRock as Assistant Project Manager, and shortly became a Marketing Executive and user experience specialist. She's worked with DC-based national nonprofits, Forbes-ranked corporations, and, of course, our local small businesses. She chairs the Marketing Committee for Leadership Washington County, Economic Council of Washington County, and has founded sexual assault support groups in conjunction with She spends her weekends renovating her mid-1800's "little" house and perfecting the chocolate chip cookie.

Christine Storm

Regional Director of Student Assistance, Caron Treatment Centers

Christine Storm has been a member of the Caron Treatment Centers Student Assistance Program department since 2004. As Regional Director of Student Assistance, she is responsible for ensuring that quality education, prevention and intervention services are provided to school systems and youth agencies in the Greater Philadelphia and Washington D.C regions.  Her areas of expertise include adolescent nicotine use trends, drug and alcohol trends, nicotine cessation, psycho-educational support groups, curriculum development, SAP certification trainings, prevention programs and adult educational programs. Prior to her employment at Caron, she utilized her teaching degree from the University of Scranton to deliver health and safety education to youth through the American Red Cross. Christine completed her Masters of Public Health degree from West Chester University in 2011.

Gayatri Ankem

Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

Gayatri Ankem is a Research Associate at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). She is an engineer, a biochemist and a public health researcher. She is passionate about addressing the public health burden of motor vehicle crashes (MVC) involving teenagers. Her goal is to approach this public health issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective to 1) identify risk factors, causative factors of teenage MVCs, 2) develop effective counter measures and inform policies. She joined the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in 2015. She previously worked in not-for profits advocating for women’s and children’s health. She received her M.P.H from UNC, Chapel Hill and M.S. from Virginia Tech. She is originally from India, and loves to dance and do yoga with her toddler!