WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT (WOA) RECIPIENTS - 2017 RECIPIENTS
2016 WOMAN OF ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENTS
Dr. JACQUELINE GRIFFITHS is Board Certified and began performing laser vision correction practically from its inception in this country. Dr. Griffiths served as Chief of Ophthalmology at Loudoun Hospital in Leesburg, VA. She was recently recognized for her stellar community work. Dr. Griffiths volunteers with Eye Care America to restore vision for seniors. Thanks to her sight-saving contributions and dedication, the national public service program has just received President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award.
Dr. Griffiths earned her undergraduate degree at Yale and her medical degree from the University of Michigan. Her Ophthalmology residency was completed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Griffiths started her own practice New View Eye Center, in 1999 where she serves as the Medical Director. New View’s mission is to provide Excellence in Ophthalmologic services by giving personalize attention to every patient. (Reston Chapter of Links, Inc.)
Dr. REGINA M. MILTEER-ROCK is a pediatrician, she is very actively involved in the local, state, and national communities as an advocate for children and for populations that are socially, educationally, and economically challenged. As a pediatrician, she is recognized by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a spokesperson and subject matter expert on the importance of play for children; especially for children who live in poverty. Dr. Milteer-Rock developed the Pediatric Hospitalist program and served as the program’s first Medical Director at INOVA Hospital for Children and received recognition as the Teacher of the Year from medical students from the Medical College of Virginia and the University of Virginia for four consecutive years.
Dr Milteer-Rock served as president of Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. While president the chapter developed new partnerships in order to have greater impact in the Northern Virginia Community. The Alexandria-Fairfax Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. recognized the Fairfax Alumnae of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for Project Give Back with their Community Service Award. In 2013 at the Deltas centennial celebration, Dr. Milteer-Rock was recognized as the South Atlantic Region Alumnae Soror of the Year for her leadership and service to the community. In 2014, South Atlantic Region of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recognized the Fairfax County Alumnae chapter as Chapter of the Year for a total of seven awards. Dr. Milteer-Rock is a passionate and energetic professional who clearly loves what she does for others. (Fairfax County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.)
Mrs. PHYLLIS J. RANDALL was elected as Chair of the Board of Supervisors in November 15. She serves on the Board’s Finance/Government Operations and Economic development Committee, the Joint Board Committee, and the transportation and Land Use Committee. Mrs. Randall’s commitment to public service began with her volunteer work in the Loudoun Public Schools. At the state level, Governor Tim Kaine appointed her to be the citizen representative on Virginia’s Fair Housing Board in 2009. Governor Bob McDonnell retained her position on the fair Housing Board where she eventually served as Chair. In March 2014, Mrs. Randall was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to the Virginia State Board of Corrections, where she serves as Chair.
By profession Mrs. Randall is a mental health therapist working with substance abusing offenders in a local Adult Detention Center, a position she enjoyed for over fifteen years. Her emphasis areas are substance abuse and offender services. Mrs. Randall served for two years (2008-2010) as Chairperson of the Loudoun County Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee, a subcommittee of the Loudoun County School Board. She has also served on various other community boards such as the Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing Advisory Board and Friends of Loudoun Mental Health. Mrs. Randall made history in Loudoun County by defeating a four-time Republican incumbent. Other African American woman and men were previously elected mayors of towns and cities in VA, but Phyllis Randall is the first to lead a large county. (The Loudoun County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.).
Michael L. Boyd
Board of Directors
DORRI C. SCOTT is a savvy Business Leader with a heart for women’s leadership. Mrs. Scott is the CEO of Rudy Red Press and Publisher of three Northern Virginia education publications including Loudoun WOMEN Magazine, Prince William County WOMEN and Arlington WOMEN. The publications educate, empower, inspire and inform and collectively serve a readership of 80,000+ and growing.
A life learner, Dorri is an Adjunct Professor and can be found weekly in the classroom where she teaches Culture, Sociology, Marriage and Family and Social Work. She is also the Founder of the Women’s Institute for Leadership and Life Learning (WILLL) a collegiate based mentoring/leadership program she started with only five students, three years ago. Today WILLL serves over 100 college-age women, ages 18 – 80 annually.
The author of three books, numerous articles and contributing writer to several publications, Mrs. Scott is a sought after speaker, who uses storytelling and her infectious personally to inspire audiences to be one’s excellent best. (The Northern Virginia Girlfriends’ Circle).
Mrs. PEGGY TATUM has been working for the Lord for a very long time and she is not tired yet! She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Christian care at Capital Seminar and graduate School. Mrs. Tatum has been a member of Heritage Fellowship Church for 17 years. In October of 2014, she was ordained as a deacon. As a member of the Deacon Board she assists the pastor in matters regarding spiritual welfare of the congregation, and with worship service, communion and baptism. When called upon to assist the pastor or in his absence, Mrs. Tatum provides ministry and consolation to members of the congregation and community as well as spiritual support and care to assigned members of the congregation through regular communication, hospital/home visits, and prayer.
Mrs. Tatum as a Mission servant Leader is responsible for all Heritage Fellowship Churches mission trips. Activities and partnerships with the help of the Missions Leadership team. She works closely with the Senior Pastor in selection and, tracking of Heritage Fellowship Churches’ ministry and missionary partners as well as communicating with these partners. There are currently over 20 partners serving and ministering in Northern VA, Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, Mozambique, Mali, Malaysia, and Central Asia. Mrs. Tatum is responsible for mentoring, training and leading the Outreach Servant Leaders in the area of leadership training, budget and calendar preparation, and implementing ministry activities and events. The following ministries are directly under her leadership: Academic Enhancement committee, Community Outreach Ministry, Evangelism Ministry, health & Wellness Ministry, Intercessory Prayer Ministry, Jail & Prison Ministry, Missions Ministry, and S.H.A.R.E Food Program. (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Phi Upsilon Zeta Chapter).