Meet Us

Emily Zeigenfuse

Vice President, Director of Digital Strategy

As a digital expert, Emily has honed her skills stalking the Internet’s most adorable pet celebrities. When she’s not watching cute dog videos, Emily enjoys running, reading, and the occasional DIY project.

Emily Zeigenfuse

Ngozi Ihenacho

Account Coordinator

When adventure calls, Ngozi is ready to go with her backpack in hand!

Ngozi Ihenacho

Melissa Spade Cristler

Vice President

Melissa debated between three college majors: social work, communications, and political science. All three came together in her career and united with her passion for education at Hager Sharp.

Melissa Spade Cristler

Charlie Butler

Account Executive

As a proud owner of shoes that have been on four continents, Charlie revels in international travel and interacting with different cultures. He’s also a strong supporter of electronic music, video games, and coffee.

Charlie Butler

Christina Nicols

Senior Vice President, Director of Strategic Planning and Research

Christina never met a white board she didn’t love. As Hager Sharp’s brainstorming expert, her infectious smile and gift for interacting with people helps draw out team ideas and insights that make her an invaluable strategic planner.

Christina Nicols

Beatrice Hoppe

Director of Human Resources

Beatrice believes employees are an organization’s most valuable asset , inspiring her to provide HR services that attract, develop, and motivate a diverse workforce. She enjoys reading, good conversation, family time, and traveling.

Beatrice Hoppe

Martin Nugent

Production Coordinator

A true local, long-suffering Bullets/Wizards fan, and self-proclaimed “outgoing introvert”, Martin enjoys other people’s children and pets, and an appetite for travel, screenwriting, YouTube-inspired appliance repairs, and European board games.

Martin Nugent

Allyson Harkey

Digital Content Writer

A professional actor/singer, Allyson became a writer/editor through her compulsive need to delete double spaces after periods. She loves scuba diving, social media, Waffle House, women’s issues, kitten GIFs, and fast cars.

Allyson Harkey

Audrey Clegg

Junior Digital Strategist

Ask Audrey about her time studying the media landscape in China!

Audrey Clegg

Gabrielle Bush

Account Coordinator

Outside of work Gabrielle is an avid reader and loves to travel.

Gabrielle Bush

David Neidlinger

Senior Multimedia Producer

David’s skills make him the Swiss Army Knife of video production at Hager Sharp. He’s actively involved in every step of our video projects and loves to collaborate with his brilliant teammates on how to take a good project and make it great.

David Neidlinger

Sergio Vigas

Account Executive

When he isn’t working, you’ll likely find Sergio on a basketball court, tennis court, in a movie theater, or in the comfort of his home, exploring the depths of Netflix and all it has to offer.

Sergio Vigas

James Elias

Vice President

James’ ideal dinner party guests: Warhol, Halston, Liza, Mick, and Bianca. He has played blackjack in Las Vegas with Geoffrey Rush. He does not know how to ride a bicycle.

James Elias

Natalya Maltseva

Senior Art Director

Natalya’s power to alter reality makes her most sought-after. She comes equipped with a Magic Wand that can turn a frog into a prince and a prince back into a frog.

Natalya Maltseva

Candace Kent

Account Supervisor

In her “me” time, Candace enjoys good music, horseback riding, and reminiscing about shooting free throws with Michael Jordan. When she’s with her family or friends, it usually involves good food and better conversation.

Candace Kent

Jennifer Wayman

President and CEO

Jennifer leads Hager Sharp with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit. She enjoys traversing the United States in search of adventure with her husband and four children, and is a die-hard fan of the Washington Nationals.

Jennifer Wayman

Cecily Dumas

Vice President

Clients love her for being a health communications enthusiast, grammar nerd, and partnership facilitator. Her co-workers love her for her quick wit and constant smile. She loves working with experts who have fun while developing ideas that make a difference.

Cecily Dumas

Laura Koehler

Account Supervisor

A self-proclaimed optimist and morning person, Laura takes each day head-on. She is also a proud cat mom, North Carolinian, public health nerd, and nature lover.

Laura Koehler

Ariadne Manikas

Account Coordinator

Ariadne is often found cheering on VT’s football team. Go Hokies!

Ariadne Manikas

Emma Burchfield

Account Executive

Outside of work, you can find Emma visiting local ice cream shops. She’s on a mission to find the best ice cream in DC. Any recs?

Emma Burchfield

Lauren Prowse

Account Coordinator

Lauren is holding one of her favorite insects, a Paper Kite Butterfly!

Lauren Prowse

DeAnna Rich

Digital Strategist

When not working, DeAnna can be found cheering on her Washington Nationals.

DeAnna Rich

Michelle Copeland

Staff Accountant

Michelle enjoys spending time with family and friends but prefers lazy days at the beach. Some close to her say she has a Cleaning OCD. She just believes “a place for everything, everything in its place”.

Michelle Copeland

Natausha Adamson

Project Accountant

Natausha enjoys spending time with family, shopping, and cooking recipes passed down from family members. In her spare time, she pursues her passion of planning special events.

Natausha Adamson

Hannah Hume

Account Coordinator

Hannah’s favorite Harry Potter movie marathon partner is her dog, Stella.

Hannah Hume

Susan Bhandari

Accounting Manager

Susan enjoys spending time with her baby daughter, mom, and sister hiking, cooking and traveling. She loves dancing, gardening, and decorating. We love that she’s easily amused; laughing at her own jokes even before saying them out loud.

Susan Bhandari

Samantha Prior

Account Supervisor

Whether it be for the latest policy development or the latest trend in wellness, Samantha is your go-to girl. Just don’t look at the sheer number of tabs she has open on her browser if that’s the kind of thing that stresses you out.

Samantha Prior

Chelsea Spring

Account Supervisor

When she’s not tinkering with messages, Chelsea can be found relaxing on a sunny patio, baking something sweet in her kitchen, or attempting yet another recipe to achieve the perfect latte.

Chelsea Spring

Jimena Rotondi Bouzan

Account Coordinator

Jimena loves playing with her dog, Lula, who can be admired in Teams meetings!

Jimena Rotondi Bouzan

Mike Gallagher

Senior Vice President, Creative Director

Mike is an Emmy-winning writer who gained his knack for storytelling from his history teacher mom, his appreciation of multiple perspectives from his diplomat father, and his love of beer from those two years stationed in West Germany.

Mike Gallagher

Megan Mills

Senior Account Executive

A true nomad, Meg has lived in six US states and overseas. She’s thrilled to finally be putting down roots in DC, even if it means never having a great fresh fish taco again.

Megan Mills

Samantha Stocksdale

Business Development and Marketing Coordinator

Sam’s favorite pastime: hiking and cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Samantha Stocksdale

Tatiana Catellanos

Junior Digital Strategist

Tatiana is an expert houseplant caregiver and a novice fisherwoman.

Tatiana Catellanos

Anya Kaszubowski

Designer

In addition to loving dessert, traveling and all things spooky, Anya’s greatest passion, aside from art and design, is and will forever be cats.

Anya Kaszubowski

Cailin Jason

Senior Account Supervisor

Despite her inability to whistle, knack for sarcasm, and tendency to over-quote movie lines, Cailin has a get-it-done attitude and is dedicated to meeting her clients’ needs.

Cailin Jason

Joanne Lim

Vice President

Joanne is obsessed with culinary experiments in her kitchen, scouting places on Lonely Planet to explore with her husband, concocting stories with her Star Wars potato heads, and Zumba. She’s quite a character.

Joanne Lim

Katherine Nicol

Executive Vice President, Health Practice Director

Katherine is driven by making a difference and passionate about public health. Though a D.C.-area resident for 20+ years, she stays true to her N.J. roots—she’s a die-hard Yankees fan and gets satellite radio solely for the E Street Band channel.

Katherine Nicol

Lindsey Young

Senior Account Executive

Lindsey is a go-to for all things Disney, Virginia vineyards, and Alabama football—if she’s not too busy reading the news or talking about The Office.

Lindsey Young