Board of Directors Member Profiles

Regiuel DaysRegiuel J. Days

Title: President
Term Expires: 2017
Member Type: Open Criteria 1
Tel: (301) 808-0544

Regiuel Days is a Principal Technology Strategist in Microsoft’s US Public Sector organization. A 16-year Microsoft veteran, Regiuel began his career as a software engineer at the company’s Redmond headquarters and contributed to the design and development of several major Microsoft products and services. He now works exclusively with public sector organizations to help them realize the full value of their information technology investments and optimize the delivery of services to their constituents.

Regiuel also serves as the lead for the company’s Partner Diversity Program, an initiative which aims to accelerate the growth and development of minority-owned technology firms. In this capacity, he sits on the board of directors of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, as well as several other organizations that have a keen focus on business development, education and workforce readiness, in historically underserved communities.

A native Louisianan, Regiuel is a graduate of Grambling State University where he earned a degree in Computer Information Systems. He currently resides in Bowie, Maryland with his wife Ayanna and their two children.

Maisha Thorpe

Title: Vice-President
Term Expires: 2015
Member Type: Community Criteria 3
Tel: (301) 808-4003

Maisha Thorpe, who currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors, is a human resources specialist with a focus on learning and development and staffing for a federal government agency. She has 10 years of experience working in the nonprofit and higher education fields and, in her current role, Thorpe manages professional development for staff at all levels, including the design and management of leadership development and career enrichment programs. She also supports managers and employees on staffing matters. Thorpe is a certified Career Management Coach and a Federal Career Counselor, working with clients pursuing private, nonprofit or federal sector job searches. She also holds certificates in Leadership Development and Executive Nonprofit Management, both from Georgetown University.Thorpe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and a master’s degree in social and public policy from Georgetown University. Thorpe says she has a strong passion for workforce and job training matters, which includes the early educational preparation of young people for higher education and the world of work.Thorpe lives in Upper Marlboro with her husband (who is a native of Prince George’s County and a graduate of Largo High School) and their three young children.

Colette GreshamColette R. Gresham, Esq.

Title: 2nd Vice-President
Term Expires: 2017

Colette R. Gresham, Esq. is a Legislative Officer with the Prince George’s County Council. Her chief duties are to serve as Legislative Counsel to the Council Members where she drafts and reviews legislation, edits the County Code, conducts legislative and legal research, advises on personnel matters and staffs various Committees and workgroups. Ms. Gresham earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a minor in Government from the University of Virginia, and a Juris Doctor from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Ms. Gresham began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Sheila R. Tillerson Adams, Prince George’s County Circuit Court, 7th Judicial Circuit. Pursuing her interest in public service, Ms. Gresham later served as Assistant Legal Counsel to then Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening in the Office of Legal Counsel and Regulatory Affairs. She also served as Associate County Attorney for the Prince George’s County Office of Law and Government Affairs Specialist for the Maryland Judiciary. Dedicated to community service, Ms. Gresham is an active member of the Iota Gamma Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Inc., The National Harbor Chapter, and Leadership Prince George’s, Inc.,. She has served as a past officer for the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, as well as, Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee, and mentors students interested in the legal profession through various programs including the William and Mary Law School Co-Counsel Program. Born and raised in Hampton, Virginia, Ms. Gresham has been a resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland since 1996. She currently resides in Upper Marlboro with her husband, Dr. Doran V. Gresham, and their two daughters, Madison and Nina.

Catrina MurphyCatrina Murphy

Title: Treasurer
Term Expires: 2018

Catrina Murphy is a Certified Public Accountant with over 15 years’ experience in financial management, program management and accounting. Ms. Murphy has worked both within the federal government and the private sector. Her key areas of focus over those years have been with auditing, financial reporting, improvement of financial operations, and implementation of financial systems.

Ms. Murphy is currently a Department of Defense Program Manager overseeing a funds distribution system. Her responsibilities include the management of the program staff, budget, schedule, and system performance. Ms. Murphy holds a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act, Program Management Level III certification from the Defense Acquisition University.

Ms. Murphy earned both her Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary. She strongly believes in the value of education. Through her volunteer work and community involvement, she strives to help encourage youths and to help enhance their learning environments.

Ms. Murphy is from Troy, VA but currently resides in Bowie, MD where she has lived for 12 years. She and her husband, Joe, are the proud parents of two fun and exciting boys, Joe Jr. and Joshua.