Image Impact International 2019-2020 Board of Directors
The expertise and diversity of our Board of Directors enables our Non-profit 501(c)(3) to make a measurable impact. Meet the people behind Image Impact International.
Brad Angevine, President
Brad Angevine is an experienced organizational leader on the private sector side, with a 30+ year background in consumer-packaged goods (CPG) marketing and innovation. He began his career at large multinational companies, where he learned a classical consumer marketing approach. Later, he moved on to working for more entrepreneurial companies, developing deep experience in working in lean work environments. In 2018-19, he chaired the Mentoring 4 Impact Pilot at CUNY John Jay College, leading a successful initial career training and mentoring program, which is now being expanded within the CUNY system.
Prior to working with Image Impact, Brad served as Chief Marketing Officer for CYC (Consult Your Community), which is a not-for-profit that focuses on helping college students get consulting experience while still in college through working with local businesses in the college community. This is a win-win in that it helps the students in their job search (it gives them “real world” experience), and also helps strengthen and grow local small businesses in college towns.
Brad has also been an adjunct professor at LIU, teaching entrepreneurship, and has spent over 20 years interviewing students for college admission as a volunteer alumnus interviewer. In addition, he consults with start-up businesses generated out of university settings, serving as an industry mentor to help universities and professors who have patented new technology to commercialize their inventions.
Brad has an Economics degree from the College of William & Mary in Virginia and received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He has a long legacy of teachers and educators in his family and is an avid runner/marathoner
Jay attar, chief information security officer
Jay Al Attar is a Head of Technology Audit at LendingClub Corporation. Jay has nearly 16 years of technology and audit experience. Jay joined LendingClub in December 2018. He began his career as an IT executive managing and supporting a wide range of databases, network, and IT infrastructure management and moved into a leading and managing IT functions as an IT Manager. Also, he led a team of IT, professional trainers, with the US Army in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom Mission.
He has extensive experience in managing and auditing various information technology environment (e.g., Network and Server infrastructure, Databases, Business Applications, Data Center, DevsecOps, SDLC, Information Security program, vulnerability & patch management, Penetration testing, and Identity & Access Management, etc.) Knowledgeable in IT Audit and risk management best practices (e.g., COBIT, NIST, PCI DSS, ITIL, ISO, FFIEC, etc.).
Jay is very engaged in the audit community and other volunteering activities. He has served as a board member on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) in Chicago. He has also volunteered in a food bank as part of the Feed My Starving Children organization.
BETSY CONTANT, VP MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
Betsy Contant is a marketing executive with extensive experience in the beauty industry. She spent 14 years at L’Oreal USA, where she covered every beauty category across a variety of brands. After L’Oreal, Betsy was the VP Marketing & Channels at a startup oral health care company and has since been working as a consultant. Her consulting has led her to assignments for American Express and Boots, a year as the acting VP of Marketing at Shiseido, and she is currently working with Serucell, a groundbreaking new skincare line. With her ability to deftly navigate the changing marketing landscape,
Betsy has a reputation for creating and executing brand strategies by understanding her target and adopting instrumental programs with added value. Betsy holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business. Prior to business school, Contant worked in market research as a consultant for Unilever Personal Care. Betsylives in New York City with her husband, John, are their two sons. In her spare time, Betsy loves to play golf, read, ski and most recently is attempting to tackle bridge.
JIM Hauschildt, VP GOVERNANCE
Dr. Hauschildt’s career in healthcare and education spans over 25 years in a variety of clinical &
academic roles to his current position as Co-Founder and Board Chairman for Global Education
Ministries Foundation. The ministry provides financial support to individuals seeking greater
fulfillment in life through service on short-term mission trips in the US and Internationally. In
his most recent role as President at Good Samaritan College, he oversaw all operational,
financial, and strategic aspects of the institution for over 100 faculty and staff, and nearly 500
students. He is a lifelong advocate for learning and a faithful and committed Christian. He’s
also served our nation’s Armed Forces as a Captain in the Air Force Nurse Corps and earned
Department of Defense certifications in Healthcare Quality Improvement and Clinical Education
and Safety Program Administration.
His educational achievements include an earned doctorate in Education from the University of
Northern Iowa, postdoctoral preparation in Education Leadership from Penn State University,
and has published and spoken internationally on the topic of applying inductive teaching and
learning strategies in adult education. He maintains an active RN license, board certification in
Nursing Informatics, and active status as an HLC Accreditation Peer Reviewer.
He resides in Mason, OH with his wife of 22 years, Kianna, their 19 year-old daughter Lauren,
and 17 year-old son Andrew.
Pamela Judd, Immediate Past President
Pamela Judd helped to found Image Impact International, a global Non-profit 501(c)3 whose vision is to powerfully impact the careers of first-generation college students by preparing them to succeed in the workplace. Her commitment to first-generation college students began with her own family – her mother immigrated but never got the chance to attend college, despite being an exceptional student and successful entrepreneur. Ms. Judd earned her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master’s degree in Disability Studies from the City University of New York. Her research on Disability and Fashion Advertising is showcased in Disability 4 Impact’s ground breaking curriculum. As a former Disability Employment Manager at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ms. Judd spearheaded a Disability Champions pilot for regional managers and staff. Diversity initiatives under her leadership included career development for women and mature workers. She chaired an internship outreach program with City College of New York and designed inter-generational workshops for Federally Employed Women. Ms. Judd is active in a local Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) University Relations committee. Past board experience includes Toastmasters International, where she received a Presidential Citation, the organization’s highest honor. A certified Myers-Briggs® practitioner, she is a past president of the New York Myers-Briggs® chapter. She served on the Executive Board of the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) and received an IMMIE award for philanthropic service. Ms. Judd earned Image Consulting and Color Specialist certifications from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Charnette Lewis, Treasurer
Charnette Lewis is the author of Time Out 4 Me, an inspirational book on how to keep yourself on track and develop yourself, spiritually, professionally, financially and mentally. She has also developed the audio CD, Hurdling Life’s Obstacles. Ms. Lewis is employed by New York Life Insurance Company, where she has worked for 25 years as an Accounting Analyst. She attained a B.A. degree in Accounting and Finance from Rutgers University. Ms. Lewis has also served on the Board of Doors of Hope, where she provides accounting expertise. Ms. Lewis has been a member of the Minority Interchange for over 15 years. Throughout her membership, she has participated in uplifting and motivating Career Conferences to enhance personal and professional career development.
As a Minority Interchange New York Chapter Representative, Charnette works diligently for the organization and continues to grow as a public speaker and mentor. Ms. Lewis is a long-standing and active member of Toastmasters International, where she has chaired district conferences and organized Youth Leadership programs to help teens to develop their speaking and leadership skills. Ms. Lewis takes time out of her schedule to be a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NY. It is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you can help to develop and mold future leaders.
rachel sacco, VP Human Resources
Rachel Sacco currently works at BASF in their Human Resources Rotational Program, where she has held positions in both Human Resources and Product Management. Prior to joining BASF, Rachel worked in the Human Resources functions of companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Rodan & Fields, and HNTB. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s ILR School and currently resides in Hoboken, New Jersey. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Susie Schainost, Secretary
Susie Schainost has over 30 years of experience in the art of teaching students at all levels, from pre-school to graduate school. A leader in Non-profit organizations, she oversees Image Impact International’s Training 4 Impact and Disability 4 Impact programs. She is well-versed in Bloom’s Taxonomy, hands-on learning, Montessori and independent education philosophies and approaches. Ms. Schainost’s specialty is helping talented minds who learn differently (many through the lens of Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Tourette’s syndrome, ADDs, OCDs, and invisible impairment). Ms. Schainost has taught middle school students in urban districts. As the founding head of the Independent School, she served as a middle school principal and teacher for 18 years. As a university professor of education and literature for over 10 years, Ms. Schainost has addressed conference audiences at Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, Wichita State University, and Pace University, as well as national and international organizations. Ms. Schainost earned post-secondary degrees from the University of Nebraska (Elementary Education and English), Wichita State University (Educational Administration and Leadership) and CUNY (Disability Studies).
Craig Weitzel, VP Audit
Craig Weitzel is a bank examiner whose duties include evaluating management, internal controls and audit. He has experience managing operational risk in the wholesale mortgage sector. Mr. Weitzel spent thirteen years in active and reserve status in the United States Army and was assigned to a Federal law enforcement task force for several years. Mr. Weitzel is a Certified Fraud Examiner with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia. He has been an active volunteer for Lekotek of Georgia, a Non-profit for children with disabilities since 2003. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife of 23 years and three children. He enjoys cooking and the outdoors.