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We proudly serve door security + safety professionals and their dynamic companies. Our members’ needs and values are important to us and we seek to build relationships, not just memberships.  Below is information about your team, we encourage you to reach out contact us any time.  We’ve also provided a FAQ of topics and questions we are frequently are asked about. We offer this as another way to find quick answers and clarify your point of contact for your need. 

We look forward to hearing from you! 


Management Team


Jerry Heppes, Sr., CAE
Chief Executive Officer

Direct: 703.222.0972
Strategic direction, policy, finance, governance, organizational relationships, and staff management.

Sharon Newport
Director of Operations

Direct: 703.766.7009
Operations planning and management, including oversight of communications and services to membership.

Laura Frye, AHC, DHT, CSI, CDT, CCS, FDAI
Director of Education and Certification

Direct: 703.766.7016
Certification strategic initiatives and program management.

Julie Walter
Director of Events

Direct: 703.766.7036
Event planning, management and logistics for convention- DHI conNextions, Technical Schools, Board and committee meetings.

Chuck J. Molina, CCD

Chief Financial Officer

Direct: 703.766.7008
Financial administration and reporting, budget development and investments management.
Information technology strategic planning, management and administration.

Education


Laura Frye, AHC, DHT, CSI, CDT, CCS, FDAI
Director of Education and Certification
Direct: 703.766.7016
Certification strategic initiatives and program management.

Audrey Wyser, AHC, DHT, CSI, CDT
Technical Manager
Direct: 703.766.7035
Responsible for the currency and relevancy of education content as well as DHI technical resource materials.

Hanne Sevachko
Education Manager

Direct: 703.766.7034
Manages education and certification programs as well as education business development.

Valerie Heh Gardner
Education and Certification Coordinator

Direct: 703.766.7013
Chapter education and in-house training programs, online education, certification exam coordination.

Member and Chapter Relations

Coordinated by Sharon Newport, Director of Operations

Jackie Bessette
Membership Development Manager
Direct: 703.766.7021
Corporate membership and chapter development.

Paige (Purdum) Horton
Membership and Chapter Relations Manager

Direct: 703.766.7019
Individual membership recruitment and retention, chapter support.

Member Services

Coordinated by Sharon Newport, Director of Operations

Carla Mangone
Operations Assistant
Direct: 703.766.7039
Supports projects within membership, communications, education and events.

Events

Coordinated by Julie Walter, Director of Events

Julie Walter
Director of Events

Direct: 703.766.7036
Event planning, management and logistics for convention- DHI conNextions, Technical Schools, Board and committee meetings.

Communications

Coordinated by Sharon Newport, Director of Operations

Denise Gable
Communications Manager/Managing Editor

Direct: 703.766.7018
Manages all DHI communications programs, online and in print; Managing Editor of Door Security + Safety magazine and all DHI publications.

Molly Long
Advertising Manager

Direct: 703.766.7014
Responsible for print advertising in Door Security + Safety magazine and all digital opportunities that include: www.DHI.org,
IndustryWatch News Feed and IndustryWatch E-newsletter.

Chris Jones
Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Direct: 703.766.7020
Supports all marketing and communications projects with a focus on implementing digital communications.

Finance and HR

Coordinated by Chuck J. Molina, CCD, Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Denner, CPA
Staff Accountant

Direct: 703.766.7002
Supports financial maintenance and reporting.

Cathy Milchak
Accounting Specialist

Direct: 703.766.7004
Accounts receivable and financial maintenance and reporting.

Kay Billman
Accounting Assistant

Direct: 703.766.7007
Provides administrative support to the accounting department.

Information Technology

Coordinated by Chuck J. Molina, CCD, Chief Financial Officer

Denise Childs
Database Administrator

Direct: 703.766.7033
Database administration, report writing and information systems support.

Brad Charnetski
Network Administrator

Direct: 703.766.7015

Responsible for the design, planning, installation, operation, security, and supporting the information technology infrastructure.