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Mark Scarano:  Executive Director, Community Business Partnership

Kathy Wheeler: President & CEO, Community Business PartnershipMark Scarano is the Executive Director of the Community Business Partnership (CBP), a non profit business assistance organization servicing Fairfax County and Northern Virginia; one of America’s fastest growing and ethnically diverse regions.

As Executive Director, Scarano oversees the CBP’s high impact divisions including the South Fairfax Small Business Development Center, the Women’s Business Center, the Business Finance Center, the Business Incubation Center, and the Veterans Business Outreach Center. Together, these award winning centers provide training and counseling services to thousands of entrepreneurs and small businesses annually... To read Mark's full bio click here!

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Sheina Waddell:  Training Coordinator, Community Business Partnership

Sheina of Waddell Entertainment Consultants, LLC started out volunteering for the Women’s Business Center in 2004.  As the training coordinator, she interacts with start-ups and established businesses daily. She manages the training schedule for the five CBP programs, maintains the Business Finance Center’s micro loans, and is an instructor. She also does light bookkeeping and handles client relations. Her event management, organizational, and communications background comes in handy for CBP special events.


Tori Swann:  Manager, Business Incubation Center

Tori SwannTori Swann is the Manager of the Business Incubation Center at CBP. She brings to CBP many years of providing top-notch client services and fostering engaging and collaborative spaces. Her experience aids in connecting our incubator clients with necessary resources and providing them with the most efficient space to help them grow. She holds a BA in Communication and Tourism and Events Management from George Mason University, and is currently pursuing her MA in Strategic Communication and Public Relations there, as well. Tori was the first in her family to earn a college degree, and is very passionate about inspiring other first generation college students to pursue their dreams through higher education and entrepreneurship.

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson:  Assistant Director, Business Finance Center

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson is the Assistant Director of the Business Finance Center (BFC) here at CBP. She had been a long time client and volunteer herself from as early as 2005 before joining CBP's  Business Finance Center in April 2012 in the role of Director. Karlene facilitates clients’ requests for financial review, financing needs, loan packaging and counseling services. She also instructs a number of workshops designed to help our client through the financing process. Karlene is a business owner herself with a background in healthcare, finance, and management. She is also a bestselling author, speaker and instructor, and is considered a foremost expert on Alternative Business Financing. Karlene is originally from sunny, Jamaica.

Juli Monroe:  Director, Women’s Business Center

Juli is the Director of the Women’s Business Center, a program of the Community Business Partnership. Before beginning with the WBC, she was an entrepreneur, and her business focused on coaching clients in growing their business through effective networking and word of mouth marketing. Juli continues that work with new business owners from pre-start-up to two years in business. Through the WBC, she also counsels clients and teaches classes in all aspects of starting and growing a new company. Her approach to life and business revolves around building relationships, both in person and online. She uses Twitter, Facebook and other online platforms to maintain the relationships she makes in-person and to find new friends she’s yet to meet “in real life.” Juli is excited to have published a book entitled, The Enthusiastic Networker, which helps readers find their unique networking presence and voice.

Jessica Smith:  Business Counselor, Women’s Business Center

Pauline Leitch: Director, Women’s Business Center

Jessica joins the Women’s Business Center at Community Business Partnership with 6 years of experience in women’s empowerment initiatives. She is passionate about connecting people to resources that will best position them for success. As a business counselor, Jessica seeks to instill in her clients methods to reach their goals in a timely, affordable, and honorable manner. Jessica is always looking for ways to expand her reach, so she regularly contributes to online publications on business development and women’s empowerment topics. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Communication, magna cum laude, from George Mason University and is proud of to be a part of the Mason family once again.
Charles W. McCaffrey: Director, Veterans Business Outreach Center - National Capital Region

Charles McCaffrey joined Community Business Partnership in 2012 as Director of the Business Incubation Center, and also served as Director of the South Fairfax Small Business Development Center SBDC). In 2015, CBP was designated as the Veteran Business Outreach Center for the National Capital Region and Charles became the VBOC Director. He completed his MBA at George Mason University with a concentration in entrepreneurship in 2012, and was selected as the 2011 Emerging Business Student of the Year from Mason’s School of Management.  Also in 2011, he started his own management consulting company that assists organizations (small and large, public and private) in developing plans and strategies that promote creative and innovative growth ideas and business solutions.  Charles has 12 years military experience as a Naval officer and 5 years defense contracting experience.  He has a B.S. in History, Technology and Society from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Maribel Feliciano: Assistant Director, Veterans Business Outreach Center - National Capital Region

Maribel Feliciano is the Assistant Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center.  Her passion for economic development and helping people start their businesses began showing when she was about five years old in her native Puerto Rico.  She earned a degree in Finance and International Business from Illinois State University in 1996.  Upon graduation, she relocated to Querétaro, Mexico where had the opportunity to experience up close this vibrant country and the changes that were taken place during that time. Her passion for cultures, languages, and economic development lead her to earn a MBA from Thunderbird, AGSIM in year 2000.  Soon after, she joined a small consultancy firm in London, England that helped new businesses in the “dot com” era. Now, after having spent some years raising her family, she is focusing her efforts on helping Veterans start their businesses.

Cachet Prescott:  Director, South Fairfax Small Business Development Center 
Cachet Prescott is the Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). This proud military spouse is a former SBDC Business Consultant and former Director of Business Development of a five-star Chamber of Commerce who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in business development and consulting to our business growth clientele. A double-certified HR professional, Cachet shares expertise in organizational, career, leadership and professional development; learning and development and training and development. Her passion for helping others extends beyond the walls of the CBP into her own business, Shift Matters, a boutique personal coaching and training firm specializing in personal and leadership development. Cachet's academic background includes a BA in Sociology from the University of Virginia, an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairfield University and an MA in Sociology from the University of Georgia.

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