Our Team

DennisBragg

Dennis Bragg

Chairman and CEO
Dennis Bragg- Linkedin

dennis.bragg@agilecharities.org

Leadership, Software Development, Management Consulting
Previous:  ADP, Attotek, Xerox, Rising Equity, LLC, Health Informatics
Education: MBA-VCU,  BS Computer Engineering-ODU

As Chairman, CEO and founder, I lead this non-profit organization with a passion for helping the under-served. As a proven organizational leader, I have a 20+ year track record of organizational development involving analytic technical solutions, implementation and delivery of software and hardware, sales, marketing, product development, and management. My strengths lie in understanding stakeholder needs and leading development of organizational solutions using software, analytics and personnel to address unique requirements.

Martin Poteralski  MartinP

Vice President of Strategy

Martin Poteralski-Linkedin

martin.poteralski@agilecharities.org

Previous: Capital One; Culp, Elliott & Carpenter PLLC
Education: University of Virginia – Darden Graduate School of Business Administration
I am a quantitative analytical manager experienced in financial management, marketing, product development and project execution. I have a proven track record leading teams to use design thinking in order to understand customer needs and to deliver profitable in-market solutions at a Fortune 200 company. I have expertise in designing strategies for an innovative business, in leading effectively across a matrixed organization, and in developing junior associates through leading and coaching teams.
At Agile Charities, I am responsible for defining the long-term organizational strategy, including community outreach and program offerings.

DanielWDaniel Wroblewski

Operations Manager

Daniel Wroblewski-Linkedin

daniel.wroblewski@agilecharities.org

SIX SIGMA BB – PMP – ANALYST (in transition) Chemicals
Previous: DuPont, Sears Holdings Corporation
Education: Strayer University

Project Manager and skillful Analyst eager to focus on business improvement opportunities and cost savings through problem solving, requirements gathering, collaboration, data analysis, and strategy development in the global market. Skilled at extracting, analyzing, manipulating, and interpreting data from various sources including SAP. Competent in statistics, research and surveys, as well as possess superb organizational along with analytical and presentation skills.

My core competencies include:
Six Sigma, Data Analysis, Market research, Decision Analytics, Project Management
Transforming data into information,Technical Writing including proposals & documentation

Technical skills:
Microsoft Office suite, Visio, Linux, Lotus Notes, Outlook, SharePoint, and Project
SAP, Xcelsius, Think Cell, Minitab, SAS system, Python, ProModel, and Survey Monkey
Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)

 

ProfileTerry Ashby

Program Director 
Terry Ashby-Linkedin

terry.ashby@agilecharities.org

Financial Services / Information Technology / DevOps

Previous: Capital One
Education:  Information Systems degree from Virginia Commonwealth University; Economics cum laude from Colorado College

I am a technically capable Business Systems Analyst, Developer, Certified Scrum Master, and Web Developer with over 15 years’ experience in IT and operations.  A committed team player, I am known as a “rare outside-the-box thinker (who) funnels creative recommendations into practical applications …”.  I combine a unique blend of deep technical and development expertise as a big-picture thinker skilled in translating business intent into practical IT solutions.  I am a creative, hard-working team player who seeks pragmatic win-win solutions to the business’ problems.  I seek to become an influential internal consultant and developer who works as a liaison between the business, operations, and IT departments to arrive at solutions that work best for everyone.

With Agile Charities I use this expertise to oversee the programs we develop and to ensure that they are practically driven business value additions to the established MOOCs (Massive Open Online Coursework) which we leverage. My goal is to develop an overall program that is both valuable as well as consistently applied and grown to other communities within both the Richmond community and throughout the United States.

Chris McCowenChris McCowen

Program Developer

Chris McCowen-Linkedin

chris.mccowen@agilecharities.org

Previous: Chiang Rai Rajabhat University, IT4Causes, Nonprofit Learning Point, Synapse Hubs
Education: MBA Regis University, B.A. Business Administration Fort Lewis College

An inventive program developer, with educational, cultural and organizational knowledge, who applies principles across disciplines and takes a long-term view of historical events, current trends and future impact. My experience includes 8 years as a University faculty member and language center teacher in Thailand and MBA earner. During that time I’ve taken on a diverse set of roles: Humanities English teacher, Faculty of Education facilitator, course designer, quality control overseer, researcher, workshop leader, student adviser, events planner, logic model developer and consultant.

With Agile Charities, I’m responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and coordination of educational programs. This includes curriculum research, outreach activities, program evaluation, fund development and strategic initiatives. I’m seeking to a full-time opportunity to use these skills with a socially driven organization.

Allen Jones

Agile Coach

Allen Jones: Linkedin
allen.jones@agilecharities.org

Engineering Management, Agile Project Management, Embedded Product Development
Previous:  Schneider Electric, Invensys, Litton
Education:  BS in Electrical Engineering – Virginia Tech

As an Agile Coach, I introduce students to the concepts of agile software development that they will encounter in the workplace. I am a Certified ScrumMaster and have over 20 years of experience using agile development methodologies to build leading edge products and the collaborative teams that make those products possible. I am skilled at bridging the communications gap that can exist between non-technical management and engineers, at analyzing complex problems, and at anticipating and mitigating potential product development roadblocks.

ChitBhatnagar Chitrangad, Ph. D.

Specialized Programs Director

Bhatnagar Chitrangad: LinkedIn
bhatnagar.chitrangad@agilecharities.org

Previous:   E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Inc; UNB; UMASS (Amherst)
Education:University of Rochester, NY (Ph. D.);
Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (B. Tech)

Cross-functional team leader aiming to develop and globally commercialize market-leading solutions rejuvenating business, and  raising the industry performance bar.  Strategist with vision to introduce the needed short-term products while focusing for long-term solutions.  Six Sigma Black Belt committed to actively promote and elevate lives by mentoring and building skills in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) thus helping the underserved gain employment and increase diversity in the workforce.

AnneMcAnne McMillan

Art Director

Anne McMillan-Linkedin

anne.mcmillan@agilecharities.org

Graphic Designer- Virginia Department of Health
Marketing and Advertising – AnneMcMillanDesign.com
Previous: South Suburban Parks & Recreation, Cahoots Communications Inc., United Way of New Mexico
Education: BFA-Graphic Design Colorado State University

An award winning graphic designer with over 15 years experience in marketing and creating exciting visual storytelling solutions for print or digital media.

 

David Elliott, Ph. D.

David Elliott, Ph. D.

Director of Desision Analytics
David Elliott- Linkedin

david.elliott@agilecharities.org

Data Science | Biological Research | Higher Education
Previous: John Tyler Community College; Virginia Commonwealth University; University of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies

Education: College of William & Mary (PhD); University of San Diego (MS); Oklahoma State University (BS)

I am an experienced research scientist, data analyst, and statistician with particular interest in using data to solve real world problems. My passion lies in the process and rewards of discovery, specifically through applying the principles of data science to develop relevant questions, discover and manipulate data, and develop products that yield valuable insight into the way our world works. My strengths include my diverse technical capabilities, an unfailing work ethic, strong active-listening skills, a natural focus on increasing the efficiency of various processes, and a well-developed sense of curiosity about how the world works.

At Agile Charities, I teach computer coding classes and serve as the director of the Decision Analytics (data science) program. I share Agile Charities’ vision of aiding unemployed, underemployed, and otherwise underserved individuals in reaching their goals by actively encouraging, educating, and building skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).