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Meet the Team

Good companies adapt to shifting market trends.
Great companies shape them.

Our Team

We're a incubator that works "with" you to help get the dream off the ground and scaling.

We partner with funders to ensure they have the play by play on how to build a successful Digital Services firm that stands out from the pack.

Our Team
Stephanie Chin

Stephanie Chin

Program Manager

Ecosystem builder Stephanie serves as the Hutch Program Manager, working alongside our team of expert coaches, partners, and board members to strategically build successful and impactful government digital services firms

Stephanie Chin
Take your time, focus and be intentional with where you are placing yourself and your business.
Delali Dzirasa

Delali Dzirasa

Lead Coach

Serial entrepreneur, civic tech founder, connector, and thought-leader, Delali Dzirasa, serves as the Hutch Lead Coach. He is also the founder/CEO of the largest software developer and 5th minority-owned firm in the greater Baltimore area, Fearless. Delali provides our cohorts with the tools, resources, and knowledge to be successful in government.

Delali Dzirasa
Hutch has always been about the intersection of government, digital services, and community.
John Foster

John Foster

Operations Coach

Successful program delivery in civilians, HHS, DoD, DHS, and the Intelligence Communities is John's sweet spot. With 5+ years of experience in government digital transformation, John serves as the Hutch Operations Coach working with our cohort companies to build value into their businesses. He is currently the NSBA Leadership Council Appointee.

John Foster
The money will come. Don’t get worried. Don’t chase the dollars. Chase the passion.
Greg Godbout

Greg Godbout

Sales / Business Development Coach

Government digital transformation expert, co-founder, and the first Executive Director of 18F, Greg Godbout, serves as the Hutch Sales/Business Development Coach. He shares his experiences as the former CTO of EPA with our cohorts to maximize each company's ability to scale and grow in government.

Greg Godbout
Just remember to please leave government better than you found it, continue to help us with transforming government
Bethany Halteman

Bethany Halteman

Brand & Storytelling Coach

Brand expert and the force behind the Fearless brand, Bethany serves as the Hutch Storytelling and Brand Coach. With 10+ years of experience in people-centered design across software, interiors, and digital, she has coached 18+ digital services brands, including the Digital Services Coalition.

Bethany Halteman
A brand has to know who it is, and why, before it can convince anyone else of it.
Ryan Hemminger

Ryan Hemminger

Finance Coach

Budgeting, financial management, and proposal pricing are the core of Ryan Hemminger's work as the Hutch Finance Coach. As an experienced CFO of 150+ organizations and the Budget Director for Baltimore City Schools, scaling $1.3B, Ryan teaches our cohort founders how to avoid common financial mistakes in government contracting.

Ryan Hemminger
Most of the time businesses are focused on the wrong thing. They worry about profit for example, but profit isn’t necessarily the thing that is going to determine if your business is successful.
Kate Papadopoulos

Kate Papadopoulos

People Operations Coach

Human-Centered Design Coach and Employee Experience (EX) strategist, Kate Large, serves as the Hutch Peoples Operations Coach. Kate works with our cohort companies to understand recruitment and how to build culture within their businesses. She has worked with organizations across the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Kate Papadopoulos
We want to evolve and continuously improve in everything we do [...] ‘never stop iterating’ is part of my credo.
Will Seamans

Will Seamans

Strategic Planning Coach

Seasoned entrepreneur, founder, and chief facilitator of eFacil, Will Seamans, serves as the Hutch Strategic Planning Coach. Will helps our cohorts create vision, systems and strategy within their businesses by creating peer to peer accountability to execute until results are achieved.

Will Seamans
Entrepreneurship is, in essence, a Masters degree in failure. Successful entrepreneurs learn how to turn failure into iteration. Embrace failure wholeheartedly and you will find the path to success.
Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

Incubator Coordinator

Former STEM career coach and advisor, Matthew serves as the Hutch Incubator Coordinator for the program, acting as a catalyst between the cohort companies and program instructors and coaches to ensure the success and alignment of our cohort companies. He is a 2020 graduate of UMD-College Park with a Master of Professional Studies degree in Technology Entrepreneurship.

Matthew Smith
Empowering and collaborating with our Hutch cohort members to make a positive impact in digital services, government sectors, and their communities is why we do the work.
Board Members
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Board Members

  • Andrea Wright-Snader

    Andrea Wright-Snader

    Vice President, Business Development Concept Plus
    Excited about the opportunity to support emerging minority-owned digital services firms growth and make a positive impact within the federal government.

    Andrea Wright-Snader

    Vice President, Business Development Concept Plus
  • Brent Maravilla

    Brent Maravilla

    Principal Agile Buying LLC
    Hutch is changing the face of digital services and giving minorities and women entrepreneurs the space to grow in an impactful way. It's an honor that I can assist in this process.

    Brent Maravilla

    Principal Agile Buying LLC
  • Carla Briceno

    Carla Briceno

    CEO & Co-Founder Bixal
    I am honored to join the Hutch Advisory Board to support its valuable mission of supporting the growth and diversity of small businesses

    Carla Briceno

    CEO & Co-Founder Bixal
  • Celestine Pressley

    Celestine Pressley

    Chief Information Officer Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
    I'm honored to be a part of the Hutch program which provides a transformational opportunity for start-ups to grow and expand their market.

    Celestine Pressley

    Chief Information Officer Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
  • Clair Koroma

    Clair Koroma

    Chief of Staff, Cloud Computing Program Office U.S. Department of Defense
    I joined the Board of Hutch because it is filling a critical gap in the digital services tech space.

    Clair Koroma

    Chief of Staff, Cloud Computing Program Office U.S. Department of Defense
  • George Davis

    George Davis

    Executive Vice President Evergreen Advisors
    Hutch will be the defacto MBA program for aspiring government tech services companies and will build an ecosystem of diverse, value and community based businesses.

    George Davis

    Executive Vice President Evergreen Advisors
  • Jason Cullum Jason Cullum Vice President, Federal Health Oddball
    When you are supporting a small business, you are supporting a dream. I am here to help overcome the inevitable challenges and enable success for the company, but more importantly the person with the dream.
    Jason Cullum Vice President, Federal Health Oddball
  • Koffi Harrison

    Koffi Harrison

    President & Founder UpLight
    I am overjoyed to represent Hutch alum and current participants, as we (the board) work to provide support, thought leadership, and roll up our sleeves to ensure continued growth of the impact Hutch is making locally, within the public sector and far beyond.

    Koffi Harrison

    President & Founder UpLight
  • Lauren Lockwood

    Lauren Lockwood

    Founder & Principal Bloom Works
    Right now the cards are stacked against small businesses looking to serve the public interest — how do you navigate procurement without a 10-person legal team?

    Lauren Lockwood

    Founder & Principal Bloom Works
  • Marc Jones

    Marc Jones

    General Counsel CivicActions
    Joining the advisory board of Hutch is exciting because it will give me a chance to have an impact on helping to promote new firms looking to increase the quality of civic tech.

    Marc Jones

    General Counsel CivicActions
  • Nichole Weems

    Nichole Weems

    Portfolio Director Fearless
    I joined the Hutch board because I believe in Hutch's mission and the value that it provides to women and minorities. By joining the board I wanted to be able to provide voice to how we can grow the program having a unique lens.

    Nichole Weems

    Portfolio Director Fearless
  • Robbie Holmes

    Robbie Holmes

    Director of Digital Services and Software Engineering Prince William County, Virginia
    Over the course of my career I have figured out my driving goal is impact and achieving that is only through delivering value. Hutch is trying to help build the next generation of organizations

    Robbie Holmes

    Director of Digital Services and Software Engineering Prince William County, Virginia
  • Traci Walker

    Traci Walker

    Executive Director Digital Services Coalition
    Hutch is a perfect example of how entrepreneurs can get a leg up in the competitive government digital service market in a safe environment.

    Traci Walker

    Executive Director Digital Services Coalition
  • Victor Udoewa Victor Udoewa Chief Experience Officer and Service Design Lead NASA SBIR/STTR
    I believe in the message and mission of Hutch and love that we are increasing the representation of women-owned and minority-owned digital services companies. The diversity isn't just a marketing advantage. Diversity actually affects the digital services we make and their outcomes.
    Victor Udoewa Chief Experience Officer and Service Design Lead NASA SBIR/STTR