BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Ms. Armstrong currently serves as chief of operations and Vice President – Administration, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel for Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. As a member of the executive management team, Beverly heads up Paratek’s day-to-day business operations and oversees the company’s general and administrative, operations, legal and governance functions, among other things. Prior to taking on her expanded role, Beverly served as Chief Financial Officer for Paratek from 2000 to 2005. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of three not-for-profit organizations and has consulted for other organizations in the areas of finance, accounting and control, marketing strategy, strategic alliances, operations strategy and organizational design and management.
Beverly received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Government from Harvard University, an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Harvard Law School.
Bev has played rugby for Beantown RFC, based in Boston, MA, since 1995 and continues to play and serve on Beantown’s Executive Board. In her rugby career, Bev has played with the Northeast Rugby Union (NRU) Select Side 15s and 7s teams, been a member of the US Women’s National Team player pools in 15s and 7s, been a reserve for the US Women’s 7s Hong Kong Squad and toured internationally with the Atlantis 7s select squad.
Lisa M. Durham
Ms. Durham is President & CEO of Lilly’s LLC, a restaurant development and venture corporation. With over 20 years in the restaurant industry, Lisa has operated or owned several restaurants. She is currently owner of Taco Mac - Stockbridge, GA.
Lisa is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the NFL Yet (Boys & Girls Club) of Atlanta. She has an Associates of Science degree in Business from Clayton State University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Physiology from Georgia State University.
Lisa is a 20-year rugby veteran who started as a flanker for the former Atlanta Valkyries. She finished her competitive career as a lock for the Southeast Harlequins (renamed Atlanta Harlequins). She serves in an advisory capacity for the Harlequins annual Golf Classic.
Ms. Knox is an Engineering Manager responsible for a $10M Installation & Field Services business unit for GE Energy. The international business team acts as the service division for industrial and turbine products for GE. She is involved with GE’s African American Forum and Women’s Network. She started with GE in 1995 and graduated from Southern Polytechnic State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology.
Danita is on the USA Rugby Congress, 2004 – present. She served as Women’s Director for USA Rugby South 1999 - 2007. She is Vice President of the USA Rugby South and serves on the Executive Board of the Georgia Rugby Union. She is a retired player and officer of DI Women’s Team - the Atlanta Harlequins and is currently a Forwards Coach for the Atlanta Bucks - a Dlll Men’s Team.
Suzanne Rosen, PT
Ms. Rosen is the Owner and President of Fit Forever - A consulting firm specializing in the health and fitness needs of the senior population. She provides fitness and rehabilitation programs tailored to the specific needs of aging adults. Services range from developing programs for individuals to designing wellness programs for retirement communities.
Her degrees include a Masters of Physical Therapy – University of St. Augustine Health Sciences; a Master of Science in Leisure Services – Florida State University; and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – Florida State University.
Suzi was a player, captain and coach of the four-time National Champions Florida State University Women’s Rugby Club 1974-1983, co-coach Beantown Women’s Rugby Club 1989-1990, the Head Coach of USA Rugby East Women’s Select Side, 1985-1991; Founder of the USA Rugby East Women’s Select Side Program; and Member of WIVERN - 1st USA Women’s representative team England/France Tour.
Ms. Holmes is a Sourcing Specialist in the Global Sourcing / Procurement Department of MF Global Inc. Her responsibilities include contract negotiations, systems and vendor management, and process development.
Mary graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Secondary Education.
Mary has been coach of the New York Village Lions, a perennial Div II national contender, for the last 10 years. She was a player, captain, and coach of the four-time National Champions Florida State University Women’s Rugby Club as well as player with the Houston Heathen Hearts. She was also a participating member during the founding of the West Territorial Union during her time with Houston. After graduation, she was a founding member of the Atlanta harlequins and coach during their first years. She played for the Eastern Rugby Union Select-Side, 1985-1991 and was a Member of WIVERN - 1st USA Women’s representative team England/France Tour.
Ms. Heffernan is the Director of Faculty Engagement at the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University and directs the Royce Fellowship and Sport and
Society Fellowship. She holds a faculty position in the Department of Education and is the co-editor of The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women’s Studies,
co- editor of The Introduction to Service-learning Toolkit: Readings and Resources for Faculty and author of The Fundamentals of Course Construction.
Kerri lives in Providence Rhode Island with her partner and 2 children.
Kerrissa received her Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University, a Masters of Education Degree and Doctor of Education from Boston University.
Kerri has coached the Brown University women’s rugby team for 9 years. In that time, Brown has reached the Round of 16 four times, the Round of 4 twice,
produced 7 national team players, (including the 2008 College Player of the Year) and 8 All Americans. Kerri played for Beantown RFC 1981-1990,
Houston Heathen Hearts 1980-1981 and Florida State University 1978-1980. She was a member of the New England Select Side, the Eastern Rugby Union Select,
WIVERN tour and US Women’s National Team 1987-1989.