Board of Directors


WETATi Board of Directors


  • Ms. Anne R. Carswell, Associate Director, Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland,
    College Park, Maryland
  • Mr. David Seyler, Senior Vice President, Old Line Bank
  • Ms. Lucretia Freeman-Buster, Chief of Business Development, Charles County, Maryland, Chairwoman, Board of Directors
  • Ms. Jamela Des Vignes, CPA, President & CEO, Accurate CPA Services
  • Ambassador Dr. Margaret Dureke, WETATi President & CEO



WETATi Advisory Board


  • Luis E. Borunda, Deputy Secretary of State of Maryland
  • Her Excellency Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United States
  • Dr. Florence Etop, Professor of Physics, Dept. of Natural Sciences, Bowie State University & WETATi Director of Entrepreneurship – STEM (E-STEM) Programs
  • Mr. Charles (Chuck) Martin, Senior Vice President, Regional Community Reinvestment Manager, M&T Bank
  • Princess Gelila Selassie, Social Activist & Entrepreneur, Ethiopian Royal Family
  • Mr. Patrick Boateng, Vice President, Capital One Bank
  • Ms. Jainaba Ceesay, Vice President, M&T Bank and WETATi Strategic Planning & Execution Specialist
  • Honorable Walter Lee James Jr., Mayor, Town of Bladensburg, MD
  • Yanick Rice Lamb, Chair, Howard University School of Communication & WETATi Advisor Media Relations
  • Ms. Janice Walker-Emeogo, Small Business Resources, Maryland Department of Commerce



WETATi Ambassadors


  • The Honorable Alonzo Washington, Maryland State Delegate, Prince George’s County, District 22
  • The Honorable Monroe Dennis, Mayor Pro Tempore, College Park, Maryland



WETATi Executive Officers


  • Ambassador Dr. Margaret Dureke – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Brenda Burruss Chavis Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Lucretia Freeman-Buster Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)
  • Jamela Des Vignes Chief Financial Officer (CFO)



WETATi Staff


  • Ambassador Dr. Margaret Dureke – Executive Director
  • Brenda Burruss Chavis Director of Operations
  • Celeste Johnson Director of Community Relations
  • Linda Hembry Director of Grant and Fundraising Development










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