BOARD OF TRUSTEES
PRESIDENT, Ms. Simone Bellamy
VICE PRESIDENT, Ms. Madelyn Hilbert
SECRETARY, Ms. Vashti Johnson
McKenna Mersier, Member
Simone Bellamy, Chief Executive Officer
Simone is passionate about informed parents that have resources to assist their child to succeed, and is inspired by great organizations that use technology to move their mission forward. "To me athleticism is a talent, just like one having a talent for dance, art, math or technology. A student whose academically and athletically talented can secure a better future for themselves. SAO was founded because we, as parents, are the first to foster "talent" in our children. All we need is the information to do so."
Simone completed undergraduate studies in Criminal Justice at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and graduate studies at Pepperdine University in the field of Learning Technologies. She's found her niche in the area of Board Administration and Governance and uses her expertise to manage SAO initiatives. She holds certificates in both Board Leadership and Non- Profit Management from the Non- Profit Research Institute at Seton Hall University's Center for Public Service.
Simone is the mother of three adult children, two of whom were recipients of athletic and service learning scholarships at universities in North Carolina.
Madelyn Hilbert, Chief Human Resources Officer
Madelyn Hilbert has over 20 years of experience in leading organizations and transforming talent management in the private and public sectors. Since 2009, she has served as Satori’s chief human resources officer, responsible for the company’s talent strategies and programs. In this role she leads a of human resources professionals responsible for recruiting, learning and development, compensation, benefits, equity programs, engagement and retention, and employee relations. She is also a member of Satori’s Board of Directors.
Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Hilbert has utilized her HR consulting, operations, projects, and information system experience in driving full-scale organizational change assignments in challenging domestic and international settings. She has successfully managed large-scale projects requiring cost-effective and innovative solutions to support startup, consolidation, downsizing, and reengineering efforts in both emerging and mature markets, including academia and healthcare arenas.
Ms. Hilbert joined Satori in 2008 and became an unbelievable asset to the organizations culture and growth. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Averett University, a Master’s of Business in Human Resources Management/OD from the University of Phoenix, and she is completing a Doctorate degree in Education leadership also from the University of Phoenix.