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Executive Board

Virginia Hill, President
During her day job at the National Institutes of Health, Ms. Hill serves as Agency Coordinator for the Presidential Management Fellows program in which she supervises the NIH At-Large fellows, oversees agency-wide PMF hires, and designs and implements training activities. Ms. Hill joined the National Institutes of Health in August 2007 as a Presidential Management Fellow, focusing her rotations on management analysis and communications. Ms. Hill then spent two years at the NIH Clinical Center working on improving strategic planning, partnerships and communications. Ms. Hill earned her Master of Social Work from Louisiana State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois.

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Tyler Robinson, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Robinson is the Portfolio Risk Officer at the Export Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) and a former Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). In addition to his duties as Chairman of the Board, Mr. Robinson is the Director of the YGL Institute for Public Policy. Prior to his appointment as a PMF, he received an MBA from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon with a focus on Finance and Public Administration. He graduated Valedictorian and was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team while a member of the varsity golf team at Willamette.

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Elizabeth Fischer Laurie, Chief of Staff
Mrs. Fischer Laurie currently serves as a Program Analyst for the Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources, Office of Budget where she works on a portfolio including the Indian Health Service, the Public Health Services Evaluation Fund, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. She is a former Presidential Management Fellow. She received her undergraduate degree in International Business and History from Illinois Wesleyan University and graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law. In her spare time, she enjoys reading as a member of several book clubs, travelling with her husband, and exploring Washington, D.C.

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Isaiah Joo, Chief Information Officer
Mr. Joo is a Program Analyst in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of eDiplomacy. He is the Engagement Coordinator for the Diplomatic Innovation Division and is responsible for organizing the Tech@State program, a quarterly conference series that brings together U.S. diplomats, technologists, civil society leaders, academics, and entrepreneurs to explore innovative ways technology can address global diplomatic and development challenges. Mr. Joo received a B.A. with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy and a certificate in Public Affairs and Advocacy at American University. He was born in Incheon, South Korea and grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois. In his free time, he is an avid ultramarathon runner and enjoys cooking.

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Miguel Joey Aviles, Chief Learning Officer
Mr. Aviles is a Recruitment & Outreach Strategist (HR Specialist – Recruitment) for the Department of Defense (DoD) – DCPAS and a Professional Speaker. Recognized by DoD-DCPAS as the Rookie of the Year, Miguel Joey has advised more than 20,000 college students, professionals and other job seekers on how to achieve their career goals. He has been featured as a Keynote Speaker in National and International Conventions, covering topics related to Diversity, Personal Branding and Development. Mr. Aviles holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez. Mr. Aviles has been recognized by his colleagues as “Charisma on Steroids” and a “Power House of Energy”.

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Lillian Amaechi, Director of Partnerships and Events
Lillian Amaechi is a Management Analyst in the Special Initiatives Group at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Human Resources (OHR), which is the world’s premier biomedical research institution. In that role, she provides strategic support to help OHR Director and Deputy Director achieve its mission: to recruit and retain a highly skilled and diverse workforce for the NIH. Lillian graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from the American University School of Public Affairs, where she served as Vice President on the student counsel. Shortly after graduation, she was appointed Director of Partnerships and Events for the Young Government Leaders (“YGL”) National Board in Washington, D.C., a non-profit organization that strives to educate, inspire, and transform the current and future leaders of government. In her spare time, Lillian tutors and mentors students in the DC metro area. Lillian also practices yoga and hopes to complete an international yoga retreat.

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William Uditsky, Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer of Young Government Leaders, William Uditsky, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. William was highly involved at Cabrini where he held roles as the Executive Board Treasurer of Student Government Association, President of the Finance Club, Campus Ambassador of Becker Professional Services, and numerous other roles. In addition to being involved on campus, he was inducted into five Honor Societies, made the Dean’s List every semester, made the President’s List, and attained the Departmental award for the top Finance major in the Cabrini College class of 2013. After graduating, William participated in the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars where he interned with the United States International Trade Commission as a compliance intern, took a class on entrepreneurship, and volunteered his time with Veterans. William, currently, works for the Department of the Navy – Naval Audit Service as an auditor who collaborates with others in a team setting to perform complex audits on applicable systems, processes, and procedures throughout the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. He, also, is working on improving his public speaking skills in Toastmasters International and currently holds the role as Vice President of Public Relations for the Naval Audit Service Thursday Toastmasters Club in District 27. In addition, he is a graduate of the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council’s Associates program, which brings government and industry leaders together to improve information technology in the public sector. William has professional memberships with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Association of Government Accountants.

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