Chief Executive Officer
Meghan joined Dog Tag Inc. as Chief Operating Officer in early 2012. She has more than six years of experience in the financial sector, having worked for Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital, and Macquarie Group in management, administrative organization, and human resources.
She 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's responsibility is the daily management of Dog Tag Inc., including all business decisions, hirings and strategic vision for the future of the organization.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Lolly Rivas joined Dog Tag Inc. as Director of Development in October 2016. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, management, and implementation of Dog Tag’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.
Director of Operations
Rebecca Clerget began her work with Dog Tag Inc as a consultant in May of 2014 and as Executive Pastry Chef in August of 2014. Her responsibilities include the management of bakery operations, execution and implementation of menu items for our retail bakery and overseeing the baking and pastry training for our veterans and their spouses.
Previously, Rebecca has worked in Five Star restaurants, Relais and Chateaux properties and luxury hotels both here in the United States and in Europe. Rebecca has worked hard to be able to train with some of the most accomplished pastry chef’s in England, France and Spain. She won “best young pastry chef” in the United Kingdom in 2006 from the Academy of Food and Wine and represented England in the first ever Roussillon Dessert Trophy in the south west of France. Rebecca has worked part time at The White House since the end of the Bush administration and spent the last 4 years as Executive Pastry Chef and beekeeper for The Fairmont Hotel, Washington DC, Georgetown where she ran a successful and creative pastry department.
director of Strategy & Finance
Chris Yedibalian joined the Dog Tag Bakery team in 2013. He helps to oversee the organization's finances and bookkeeping, working on projections and budgeting for the non-profit. Chris works with the organization's strategic direction, and with the Director of Operations to streamline various aspects of the bakery's operations. Within the non-profit, he leads Dog Tag's fellows through an analysis of the business' financials, identifying trends in expenses and areas for growth in the bakery's profitability. Chris is a 2013 graduate of Georgetown University.
senior program director
Kyle Burns joined Dog Tag Inc. as the Senior Director of the fellowship program, which calls on her combined background of organization development, leadership development, and adult learning. She is responsible for designing and delivering the Dog Tag Inc. fellowship program whose mission is to enable wounded warriors and care givers in their transition from the military into the civilian workforce.
Previously, Kyle was at Georgetown University as the director of custom education, designing custom learning solutions for organizations, non-profits and government entities. Kyle holds a master’s degree from George Mason University in Organization Development and Knowledge Management, a B.S. from Johnson & Wales University in Colorado, and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.