We are excited to introduce you to the 2021 WWPR Board of Directors slate. With these women at the helm, we know WWPR will be successful in reaching its mission to create a member-based professional society that cultivates and inspires female communicators to reach their full potential in the DC market and beyond. We’re looking forward to a momentous year full of programming and networking! 

The formal induction of the Board will occur on January 27, 2021 virtually. To attend, please register here.



Christina Francisco

WWPR President - Christina Francisco

Director, Digital Marketing and Strategy

Vice President

Jacqueline Wilson

Vice President - Jacqueline Wilson

Vice President

Past President

Sarah Beth Cloar

WWPR President - Sarah Beth Cloar

Under Armour
Senior Director, Global Brand Communications


Julie Malveaux

WWPR Secretary - Julie Malveaux
Communications Consultant


Susan Matthews Apgood

WWPR Treasurer - Susan Matthews Apgood

News Generation, Inc
Executive Vice President, Client Engagement & Founder of News Generation, Inc. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chair

K. Kim Atterbury

WWPR Professional Development Co-Chairs - K. Kim Atterbury

Recording Industry Association of America® (RIAA)
Senior Vice President, Media Relations

Sponsorship/Partnership Chair

Avelyn Austin

WWPR Sponsorship/Partnership Chair - Avelyn Austin

Executive Vice President, Strategy & Development

Content Marketing Co-Chair

Melinda Tolliver

WWPR Membership Co-Chair - Melinda Tolliver

North Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Senior Manager, Digital Strategy

Lillie Zeng

WWPR Content Chair - Lillie Zeng

Public Affairs Specialist

Creative Direction/Design Chair

Amber Lopez

WWPR Creative Direction/Design Chair - Amber Lopez

Senior Manager, Marketing & Digital Communications

Digital Marketing Chair

Florence Sumaray

Digital Marketing Chair - Florence Sumaray

Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)
Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Social Chair

Chelsea Echavarria

WWPR Digital Engagement Chair - Kasey Lum Condra

ICF Next
Health Communications Manager

Membership Co-Chairs

Ianthe Metzger

WWPR Pro Bono Co-Chair - Ianthe Metzger

The Collective PAC
Communications Director

Stephanie Miceli

WWPR Pro Bono Co-Chair - Stephanie Miceli

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Media Relations Officer

Professional Development Co-Chairs

Stephanie Wight

WWPR Professional Development Co-Chairs - Stephanie Wight

JPA Health
Account Supervisor

Emily O’Brien

WWPR Professional Development Co-Chairs - Emily O'Brien

Delta Dental Plans Association
Director Of Strategic Communications

Pro Bono Co-Chairs

Zorie Valchev

WWPR Pro Bono Co-Chair - Zorie Valchev

PAC Manager

Elynsey Price

WWPR Pro Bono Co-Chair- Elynsey Price

Marriott International
Manager, Media Relations

Emerging Leader Awards Co-Chairs

Jennifer Dunn

WWPR Content Chair - Jennifer Dunn

News Direct Corp.
Vice President, Regional Sales

Erika Dyer

WWPR Emerging Leaders Awards Co-Chairs - Erika Dyer

Congressman Rob Wittman (VA-01) at United States House of Representatives
Communications Director


PR Woman of the Year Co-Chairs


WWPR PR Woman of the Year Co-Chairs - Hillarie Turner

Van Eperen
Vice President


WWPR PR Woman of the Year Co-Chairs - Colleen Gallagher

Curley Company
Vice President