JT Montross is a senior Business Management major with a concentration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship with a minor in Global Supply Chain Management. JT is from Pittsburgh, PA and joined JMU ASCM to expand his knowledge in supply chain management, network, gain leadership experience, and impact lives in a positive way. JT is also the Vice President of SIE a JMU National Honorary & Professional Management Society. Fun fact about JT is that he likes to run Spartan Races.
Position: Student Executive Director
Katie Dorey is a junior Computer Information Systems major with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. Katie is from Northern Virginia and joined the project to implement the inventory management system through Odoo. She currently manages this system and creates related learning resources for members of the JMU ASCM. Katie is also a part of Beta Gamma Sigma and the Marching Royal Dukes. Fun fact about Katie is that she has lived in four different countries.
Position: Vice President of Marketing
Brittany is a fifth year dual major in Marketing and Independent Studies, along with minors in Business Analytics, Global Supply Chain Management, and Music. Brittany got involved in the supply chain minor when she couldn’t wrap her head around how Starbucks knows how much more coffee to order during finals. She was introduced to ASCM through the minor and officially joined when helping load a container of medical supplies for Ukraine. Fun fact about Brittany is that she’s a member of the Marching Royal Dukes and marched in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2018.
Position: Director of Strategic Communications
Cameron Kerr is a senior Intelligence Analysis major with minors in Geography and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. As Director of Strategic Communications, Cameron is responsible for producing press releases and other written documents. He has a passion for current events and international relations, keeping him in tune with the club’s initiatives. Cameron is also a member of the club baseball team where he serves in a leadership position as the team’s secretary. His interests outside of his education include foreign affairs, personal finance, and history.
Position: Vice President of Risk Management
Paul Nicholas is a junior Management major from Pennsylvania with minors in Global Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics. As our VP of Risk Management, Paul is involved in inventory control, regulatory procedure, and LEAN initiatives. Outside ASCM, he is involved in Sigma Iota Epsilon, and serves as Assistant President (previously Recruitment Chair and Prospective Member Class President) for Pi Sigma Epsilon. His professional interests include supply chain management, analytical consulting, and project management.
William Ritchie is the CSX Professor of Management at James Madison University, where he teaches Strategic Supply Chain Management and Strategic Management. He is the JMU Faculty Advisor for the Africa Medical Relief Project. He earned his Ph.D. in Strategic Management (Research Methods concentration) and his MBA (International Management concentration), from Florida State University. His research focuses on quality standards, strategic performance measurement, spatial analytics, and nonprofit organization performance. He has published more than 40 manuscripts on these topics in premier scholarly journals such as Strategic Management Journal, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Journal of Business Logistics, Transportation Research, Management International Review, Journal of Healthcare Management, and Nonprofit Management & Leadership. His hobbies include sprint triathlons, sailing, restoring a classic car, and snow skiing.
Dr. Tilahun Goshu is Mihret Medical Supply’s Treasurer and one of their board of directors. He has over 27 years of healthcare, business, and community leadership experience. He is a successful entrepreneur, public speaker, poet, and an influential writer. He was a refugee from Kenya. In 2007, the U.S. government resettled him in Charlottesville, VA, through the help of the International Rescue Committee. He received his doctorate in nursing practice, a post master’s certification in adult-gerontology acute care NP, and a master’s degree in public health nursing leadership from the University of Virginia. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Liberty University. He is a proud member of the University of Virginia Health System and is in the process of joining the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond.
Mark serves as Mihret Medical Supply’s Executive Director and Chairman of the Board. He has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia Tech. His family includes two adopted sons from Ethiopia. Dr. Smith has served 30+ years as a career veterinarian in multiple roles and businesses, and has recently taught and assisted in development work in Africa. He has served in the past as a charter member of three other nonprofit humanitarian groups, helping them become established as ongoing entities today.
Dr. Mert Tokman holds a Ph.D. degree in Marketing and Supply Chain Management from the University of Alabama, Culverhouse College of Business. He is currently the Kenneth R. Bartee endowed professor in the marketing department at James Madison University (JMU). At JMU, he teaches Marketing and International Logistics at the undergraduate level and International Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Master’s level. Dr. Tokman’s research focuses on the intersection between marketing and supply chain management – for instance, he has explored how logistics performance of suppliers affects consumers’ brand perceptions at the retail level. His work has been published in internationally esteemed journals such as Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Business Logistics, International Journal of Logistics Management, International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, and Journal of Marketing Channels.