Executive Team


 Meghan Ogilvie, CEO

Meghan Ogilvie, CEO

MEGHAN OGILVIE

Chief Executive Officer

Meghan Ogilvie is Chief Executive Officer of Dog Tag Inc (DTI), a 501c3 that empowers service-disabled veterans, military spouses, and caregivers through an innovative five-month fellowship program. Hired as DTI's first employee in 2012, Meghan partnered with DTI's co-founders to bring their shared vision to life: to create a place that equips transitioning veterans and military families with knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their career goals, post service.

Meghan assumed the role of CEO in 2015 and oversees all aspects of DTI's unique, multi-faceted social enterprise including: managing the Fellowship program, growing Dog Tag Bakery, and guiding the development and implementation of DTI's long-term strategic vision. Prior to joining Dog Tag, Meghan spent several years working in finance in New York; first in equities with Lehman Brothers and Barclays and later within executive management at Macquarie Group.

Meghan comes from a military family, with both her father and sister graduating from the Naval Academy and serving in the United States Marine Corps. Meghan is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and a recipient of the U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award. 


 Rebecca Clerget, Director of Operations

Rebecca Clerget, Director of Operations

REBECCA CLERGET

Director of Operations

Rebecca Clerget is a founding staff member of Dog Tag Bakery. Her first two and half years were in the role of Executive Pastry Chef, and she transitioned to DTI's Director of Operations in early 2017. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the café, kitchen, catering and wholesale operations, human resources, employee development, budgeting, and new business development. In addition, Rebecca serves as an instructor in Dog Tag’s Fellowship Program, teaching Operations Management.  Previously, Rebecca worked as a pastry chef in five-star restaurants, Relais and Chateaux properties, luxury hotels in the United States and Europe, and in The White House during the Bush and Obama Administrations.  Rebecca received her culinary training at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.


 Jaime Lunny, Director of Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives

Jaime Lunny, Director of Business Operations and Strategic Initiatives

JAIME LUNNY

Director of Finance & Strategy

Jaime Lunny joined the Dog Tag team in June 2017 as the Director of Finance and Strategy. In this role, Jaime builds out the strategy, operations, analytics, performance management, and financial reporting for the organization. She works to gather, interpret, and deliver the insights that shape smart financial and strategic decisions throughout the organization.

Previously, Jaime worked at Deloitte as a Strategy and Operations Consultant in the Federal practice. With Deloitte, Jaime provided business analysis and project management services to multiple clients. Specifically, Jaime developed strategic plan documents, business process maps, and business case analyses for several Federal agencies. 

Jaime holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.  


 Lolly Rivas, Director of Development

Lolly Rivas, Director of Development

LOLLY RIVAS

Director of Development

Lolly Rivas joined DTI as Director of Development in October 2016. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, management, and implementation of DTI’s fundraising efforts and strategic partnerships, as well as oversight of communications and public relations.

Previously, Lolly served as Manager of Principal Gifts, Foundations, and Grants with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), where she developed and executed measurable, multi-dimensional partnerships with individual, corporate, and foundation donors to help NRAEF achieve record fundraising revenues year over year. Lolly served as project lead on NRAEF's winning bid for a $1.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration, with an option to renew funding for a total of five years.

Lolly holds a B.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.


 Claire Witko, Senior Program Director

Claire Witko, Senior Program Director

CLAIRE WITKO

Program Director

Claire Witko started at Dog Tag Inc. in December 2017 as Program Director. In this role, Claire manages the fellowship program, from recruitment through alumni relations and everything in between. Most recently, she was the Director of Programs at AGB, where she was responsible for the association’s national programs, seminars, and other programmatic initiatives for governing boards and institutional leaders. Previously she was the Director of Summer and Non-Degree Programs at The George Washington University, managing over 600 international and domestic high school, undergraduate and adult students each summer. Prior to her work at GW, Claire was the Executive Director of the South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP), a non-profit that brings together diverse university students from South Africa for leadership development and peace building.

Originally a native of Chicago, Claire graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Cultural Studies, received an MA in International Education from American University, and has also completed her MBA at Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. Previously, Claire ran international student programs at the UNCF Special Programs Corporation and American University's Washington College of Law, and was the Assistant Manager of Development for the National Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband love working on their house and cuddling with their adorable pup, Hubert.


Head Bakery Team


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SHANEL ADAMS

Catering and Wholesale Manager

Shanel developed and currently leads the catering side of our business, which has allowed our products and mission to reach much further than just our location in Georgetown. Shanel joined the team in 2015, after working for two years as a pastry cook and studying baking and pastry arts at The Art Institute of Washington. Shanel has a passion for catering and working closely with our customers to create unique and well-executed events, as well as searching for new wholesale venues to showcase our products. Shanel enjoys sharing this passion and hard work with the Dog Tag Fellowship program.  


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CHRIS LICCIARDI

Head Chef

Chris leads the kitchen in delivering great tasting pastries and savory treats, both in Dog Tag Bakery's shop and for catering and events. He also serves as an instructor for back of house operations in the Dog Tag Fellowship program. Educated at L’Academie de Cuisine and Mercer University, Chris was previously a founding staff member at Bread Furst bakery, serving as pastry sous chef and pastry chef there. He also worked at the Fairmont Hotel and supported the White House pastry team. Chris enjoys the opportunity to apply high quality standards to comforting American classics, and he and the kitchen team are all active supporters of the Dog Tag Fellowship program.


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McCEALAIG O'CLISHAM

Events and Sales Manager

McCealaig has long been the social concierge for her friends and family. Her strength has always been planning the best events and knowing where to go and what venue to host. She knows what it takes to make any event a great event. It was no surprise when McCealaig took her passion, creativity, and experience from the hospitality industry to Dog Tag Bakery. At Dog Tag she uses her marketing and communications background, combined with her passion for great customer service, to provide a wonderful experience for our customers. In addition to her management of the front of house and event space, McCealaig shares her customer service experience, creativity, and marketing skills with the Dog Tag Fellowship Program. Prior to joining Dog Tag Bakery, she worked as Director of Marketing and Events for two expanding restaurant groups, served as a communications manager for AARP and Share our Strength, and worked in the large marketing practice for Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide.