NVFS Adds New Directors to its Board

(Oakton, Va., October 6, 2014)  At its first meeting of the fiscal year, Northern Virginia Family Service welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors:

  • Susann Bresnahan, chief human resources officer for Accenture Federal Services (AFS), which serves clients across the U.S. Federal Government’s civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies. She is responsible for AFS’ human capital strategy and the full employee life cycle for all AFS staff, including recruitment, onboarding, training, performance management, engagement and retention, succession planning and transitions. Her 35-year career with Accenture began in systems integration and consulting, and continued with global HR leadership roles serving a variety of industries. Bresnahan earned her B.A. and M.B.A. from Trinity College.
  • Juan Pablo Gonzalez, partner at Axiom Consulting Partners, brings 25 years of senior corporate leadership and management consulting experience to NVFS’ Board. His expertise spans a range of issues, including strategic planning, organization restructuring and post-merger integration, employee and executive compensation, performance measurement and HR strategy. He is the co-author of Shockproof – How to Hardwire Your Business for Lasting Success and is well published in association and trade magazines. Gonzalez earned his B.S. from Cornell University and an M.A. from Columbia University, and serves on Cornell’s Organization Development Advisory Committee.
  • Edward Sturms, vice president and general manager of the Civil division within Northrop Grumman’s Information Systems sector. The Civil division offers its customers technical expertise in civil financial systems, public safety command and control, secure wireless communications, data analytics, fraud detection and prevention, and mission-critical applications.  His career with Northrop Grumman spans 30 years, with positions at three of the company’s sectors and corporate office, focusing on program management, business development, international system integration, and hardware and software development programs. Sturms earned a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Richmond and an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech.

These three business leaders bring a total of 27 directors who provide oversight and governance of the nonprofit organization, and serve as the organization’s community ambassadors. Last year, the NVFS Board was recognized for its excellence by the Center for Nonprofit Advancement with its 2013 Board Leadership Award. Full biographies for NVFS board members and officers can be found here.