Dr. Tina Woodard, CEO
Dr. Woodard, a seasoned human resources executive, is a fervent activist for girls and women. She brings passion, energy, and creativity to her leadership role at I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L., combined with over 20 years of management experience in manufacturing, government, and higher education. She believes in living a purpose aligned life, as evidenced by her transition from a career in quality engineering to human resource organizational development early in her career.
Dr. Woodard’s personal vision and purpose fueled her decision to leave the comfort of a full-time executive job in education to launch her own successful talent management and leadership development consulting firm, Capstone Performance Solutions, Inc. to help organizations develop and engage employees as leaders and create healthy workplace cultures, as well as to lead the global expansion of I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. to continue her advocacy for girls and women.
Dr. Zenobia Edwards, CFO
Dr. Edwards is an advocate for social justice and a notable figure in the field of education. From science teacher to alternative school principal; from college dean to a business owner, Dr. Edwards’ 20 plus years of educational contributions and initiatives have distinguished her as one of the leading authorities on school leadership and program development, especially as it relates to marginalized students
Dr. Edwards established the first full-day comprehensive alternative program in Darlington County School District in 1999. This program, Sonovista School, was the first alternative program in the state of South Carolina to have a fully established Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). Within three years of the program, this JROTC unit earned “Gold” status with honors. In addition, under Dr. Edwards’ leadership, Sonovista School was highlighted as an Exemplary Dropout Prevention Program by the National Center for Dropout Prevention.
Kajal Jain is a Product Management Executive at Florence Healthcare, a leading software company that helps advance Clinical Research through Software so that cures can reach the market faster. She has over 20 years of experience in the software industry in both software engineering and product management.
Kajal has a degree in MS in Computer Science from the University of Florida, and an MBA from the University of Georgia. She believes in giving back to the community and volunteers her time for several non-profit organizations and philanthropic endeavors affiliated to both Atlanta and India.
Kajal has been a mentor and a volunteer for IAB since 2008 and joined the IAB Board of Directors at the beginning of 2011.
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Board Leadership Team
Dr. Helen Figge
Dr. Helen Figge, BS, Pharm.D. MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and Lean Sensei, is an experienced and passionate healthcare innovator and futurist with expertise in partnering with c-suite executives and peers supporting team development. She excels in strategic planning supporting global governance programs while building international collaborations, client loyalty programs and helping to formulate global best practice solution portfolios. She has served in three Fortune companies and not for profit organizations such as Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Additionally, she has supported, consulted and guided several start-ups and stealth mode health IT companies to successful next steps. Helen has achieved HIMSS fellow status and certification. Helen has served on several national committees and Boards such as HIMSS, CHIME, The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation, WEDI, State University of New York’s Global Institute for Health and Human Rights and the School of Public Health supporting cybersecurity. Helen currently serves in several senior advisory roles including the Albany College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences President’s Council, the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved, Inc. based in Washington, D.C., Board Member at Large and HIMSS National Liaison for the State of New York and past Chair, Health 2.0 Boston. Helen has secured service and career awards including recognition by Health 2.0 as a “Ten Year Industry Leader”, named four consecutive years, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, as “Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT” by Health Data Management and named in 2018 and 2019 on Becker’s prestigious “Women to Know in Healthcare IT” listing. She publishes and lectures extensively and regularly presents and authors on healthcare technology. She holds academic appointments, holds a Baccalaureate in Science, a Doctorate of Pharmacy, an MBA in healthcare administration, completed a drug information research fellowship, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma Lean Sensei. Helen is a career coach, mentor and passionate about supporting the environment. She volunteers her time for several philanthropic organizations including the Alzheimer’s Association. In her spare time, Helen cultivates organizations interested in positioning product development and go to market strategies for innovative products supporting healthcare. Helen is Chief Strategy Officer for MedicaSoft based in Arlington, Va.
Dr. Sharaé Meredith
Dr. Meredith delights in sharing her passion for science and engineering with the next generation. Her goal is to pique the untapped fascination of young minds to the possibilities of what excitement awaits them in the exploration of a STEM field. Through her employment at Georgia Tech Research Institute as a Senior Research Engineer, she is able to bring hands-on experiments and activities to engage IAB participants.
With all degrees in Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Meredith is a graduate of Tuskegee University (B.S.), Georgia Tech (M.S.), and the first black woman to graduate from Penn State’s Aerospace department with a Ph.D. She has worked as a Thermal Analyst in Environmental Control Systems on the Global Hawk team at Northrop Grumman Corporation and as a Staff Research Scientist in Signature Management within Skunk Works at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Corporation. She enjoys utilizing her experiences to cultivate the talents of future scientists and engineers.
Victoria Norment is a life-long educator, both as a teacher of others and as a student herself. She is most in her element when guiding students in learning new skills and in discovering their
Following a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Furman University, and a Master of Education degree in Secondary Guidance Counseling from the University of South Carolina, Victoria has spent more than seventeen years working with young people. After teaching elementary school music in Irmo, SC, she was an admissions counselor for Wofford College, and also became Director of the Wofford Scholars’ Program. She then accepted a position as Director of Counseling and Placement at Florence-Darlington Technical College, where she set-up and maintained the operation of the Career Center, as well as assisted with federal grant writing. After a move to North Carolina, Victoria was named Director of Counseling and Placement at Mount Olive University. In addition to her responsibilities for all counseling services, she taught classes covering time management, study skills, and future career choices.
Upon returning to South Carolina, Victoria was a high school Guidance Counselor for several Darlington County Schools and continued to make a difference in the lives of students through active listening, accurate record-keeping and documentation, and career assistance. During this time, she also became an experienced Community Liaison and helped to develop and execute all aspects of public marketing exposure and outreach initiatives.
Victoria’s participation in musical activities is ongoing. She trained as a classical pianist for much of her life and has played for numerous church choirs. She also enjoys teaching piano and continues the study of classical singing. She was instrumental in organizing the Hartsville Chamber Ensemble and sang as a member of that group for over twelve years. She served as a board member of the Hartsville Community Concert Association and was the booking agent for that organization. Promoting cultural activities, both in her church and throughout the community, continues to be one of her greatest ambitions.
Victoria resides in Hartsville, SC, where she and her husband spend their free time enjoying their two children, their spouses, and five grandchildren.