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Reygan Freeney

Reygan currently serves as a Division Chief at a test center within the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC). ATEC’s unique mission is to support military readiness. Through comprehensive independent test and evaluation, ATEC ensures Soldiers are fielded effective, suitable and survivable equipment. Reygan leads a team of highly skilled engineers, scientists, and technicians, who perform comprehensive developmental testing and training for equipping today's and tomorrow's warfighter. She also coordinates a quarterly women’s leadership series that engages almost 1000 participants yearly. Early in her Federal service career as a physical scientist, Reygan served as a subject matter expert and worked with a collaborative team of engineers and scientists on technological development efforts in testing personal protective equipment (i.e. body armor). She co-authored articles on research efforts to improve test methodologies including the development of a novel ballistic polymer used for body armor qualifying tests.  Reygan was awarded Technical Innovation in Governemnt Award at the wom recognized for her achievements is STEM and was a recipient of the Women of Color STEM Conference Technical Innovation in Government Award. Prior to joining the government, she served as an inaugural executive board member for a bipartisan, non-profit organization to increase women representation in elected offices at the local, state, and federal levels. The board's aim was to achieve political parity for women by the women’s suffrage centennial in 2020 through programming, training, and support for women as they ran or prepared to run for political offices. Upon graduating with her master’s degree in chemistry, she directed a college preparation STEM program for high school students that prepared first-generation college students for post-secondary education. She returned to school to pursue doctoral studies in chemistry, where she researched surface properties of and molecular transport within nanoporous materials. Reygan worked to develop a quantitative method for monitoring molecular transport within nanopores. She is a mother of three young men and she enjoys cooking, reading a good book, and spending time with her family. Reygan actively recruits recent college graduates to fill the pipelines with the next generation of engineers and scientists for the Army T&E community. She is strong advocate for mentoring and leadership development.

Khalilah M. Harris

Khalilah M. Harris is managing director of the K12 education policy team at the Center for American Progress and is a non-resident senior fellow with the Maryland Center on Economic Policy. Harris brings a unique perspective to American Progress from an extensive career working to expand access to opportunity through a racial equity lens in community organizing, education, education policy, youth advocacy, and building an inclusive workforce. Dr. Harris is a regular contributor on network news and has published in a variety of news outlets including the Washington Post, Forbes, Vox, Education Week, The 74 Million and others. She conceived and implemented the first ever White House Summit on Diversity and Inclusion in Government and served as the first Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African-Americans. A proud alum of Morgan State University, Khalilah also obtained her doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, and her law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. She understands her most important role is mother to her three daughters.

Sofia Clark is a multiple New York Emmy nominated filmmaker with a background in branded content, scripted digital series, and podcasts. At WNET Group, Sophia directed and produced the Emmy nominated series, First Person, as well as short-form documentaries for the Emmy award-winning series, Treasures of New York. produces commercial and branded content. Recent clients include Hulu, Netflix, and Black Public Media. She produced the award-winning digital series, Giving Me Life in the Land of the Deadass and These Thems. Each series enjoyed successful film festival runs (i.e. Inside Out, Outfest, Newfest) earning them multiple audience awards.

As a podcast producer, Sophia has created shows for Gimlet Media, Audible, and Spotify. Most recently, she released Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba and will premiere an unannounced Will Smith podcast at the end of 2022.

Sofia Clark

Gillian Gregory


Gillian Gregory is a licensed clinical social worker who provides therapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and groups.  Gillian's primary clinical expertise is in cognitive behavioral therapy with a strength-based approach.  She is also trained in EMDR and other trauma informed treatment modalities. For over 15 years, she have been committed to helping clients explore and develop insight into their thoughts & behaviors, restore & improve relationships, enhance communication & develop coping strategies to move forward in their lives in a healthy manner. Gillian's  aim is to use the innate strengths that clients possess to guide the therapeutic process to promote optimum mental health while fostering empowerment, self-sufficiency, and prosperity in all areas of life.  As a Maryland approved Clinical Supervisor, Gillian provides clinical supervision to licensed graduate social workers who are in process of obtaining their clinical hours for advance licensure as well as to LCSW-C’s. Additionally, Gillian am an experienced trainer who facilitates groups for practitioners, para-professionals and clients.

From 2010-2015, Gillian Gregory has served as faculty with the University of Maryland School of Social Work as a field instructor. In this role, she trained graduate social work students to meet field based competencies while in internship. Currently,  Gillian is a member of faculty in the Family Studies & Community Development at Towson University and teaches experiential learning courses for undergraduate Human Service students. She is also the internship coordinator and manage over 70 community partnerships. While working in academia, I have continued my clinical work through my private practice which was established in 2012.  Gillian earned a MSW from University of Maryland, School of Social Work.


Beverly D. Johnson

Beverly D. Johnson is the Owner/Advisor of BDJ Wealth Management a registered independent financial advisory firm, and the managing partner of PJS Tax Services. She has over 20 years’ experience as a business leader in the areas of finance, marketing, supply management, and manufacturing operations, and has worked as a consultant in Fortune 500 companies, as well as major franchises. She has spent over seven years as an educator teaching personal finance and business in colleges and universities, to underserved communities, and to corporate partners. She is originally from Illinois and spent over sixteen years (active and reserve) as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers where she served in Virginia, Missouri, Europe and the Hawaiian Islands. She is the first African American Women to graduate from the ABET accredited program at the U.S. Military Academy with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Systems. She also holds an M.S. in Engineering Management from Missouri University of Science and Technology, an Executive M.B.A from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Master's Degree in Personal Financial Planning with a certification in Charitable Planning, from Texas Tech University. She is on the board of The Dickey Foundation, which supports first responders, is a Congressional Military Liaison to the U.S. Military Academy, where she helps lead, motivate, inspire, and guide high school youth interested in attending West Point. She also serves as a chairperson for West Point LEADS (Leadership Ethics and Diversity in Stem)/STEM CEO, an annual program that partners the U.S. Military Academy with high schools to teach middle school and high school students about STEM careers, ethics & leadership, and entrepreneurship. She has authored of a book of poetry entitled, “Written Amongst the Tears” and is the mother of two adult sons, Cole & Randy. Cole is a sales associate at Sewell Automotive and Randy is an MBA student.

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