Leadership Team

Tracy Bentley Jagiello
Network Director

NA Software Services Sales Manager and Delivery Executive for Watson Work, Social Collaboration and Cloud Solutions

IT/BUSINESS EXECUTIVE skilled at driving results by building high performing teams, mentoring talent on career progression and most of all driving Cloud/SaaS and on-premise software revenue results with top talent. She teams directly with executives and key senior leaders to drive business value and software services sales revenue. She drives strategy, leads top priority software services sales plays and develops frameworks to integrate software services sales business strategies across the Sales, Tech Sales, Solution Architects, Marketing, Channel and Business Partners organizations.

Over 19yrs as a top performer at IBM, Tracy has gained experience from multiple different areas of the business including Software Group, Sales, Marketing, IBM Global Services, North America SWAT Team and Regional Technical Sales Manager. Since 2009 she has focused on leading sales and technical sales teams to drive Cloud/SaaS software revenue and customer satisfaction - deployment/activation for Healthcare, Financial Services and Retail Industries.

She has established herself as a Social Business Thought Leader and is often asked to speak about Women in Technology and Social Business. In fact, she was chosen to be 1 of 19 Faces of Technology http://bit.ly/yNkVXz - published video, magazine, and email. And internally at IBM, she was recognized on the Wall of Fame for IBM Super Women's Group.

She is a published author of an IBM Redbook: Deploying a Secure Portal Solution on Linux using WebSphere Portal V5.0.2 and Tivoli Access Manager V5.1.

Virginia Farrens
Social Media Chair

Ginny Farrens is an Account Manager with Randstad Technologies. She started her career with Randstad over six years ago in the Manufacturing/Engineering division and moved to Technologies two years ago when she relocated to Tallahassee. She previously served on the Volusia Manufacturing Association Board to promote STEM programs with local manufacturers and students. Randstad Technologies was able to introduce her to the WITI organization where she is excited to continue her passion to promote STEM here in North Florida.

Ginny is a mother of two children - one eleven year old girl and one nine year old boy. When she is not working, she spends most of her time watching them play volleyball, softball, football, basketball, and baseball.

Mindy Waters
Sponsorship/Partnerships Chair

Mindy Waters is an Application Development Practice Manager with over 30 years of experience developing software and leading teams. In 1986, after serving in the US Army, Mindy entered software development working for CDCI in Atlanta, first in support and then as a developer. Mindy spent the next 15 years developing Accounting, HR and Payroll systems. She then managed ISV products and custom services extending Microsoft Dynamics products for Healthcare and other industries. During the past 8 years, Mindy has co-led an Agile-based practice by guiding teams through best practices and continuous improvement, resulting in higher-quality deliverables. Based on a recent acquisition of Tribridge, Mindy works for DXC Technology, and prior to that she worked for ePartners, EYT and Signature Systems.

Mindy has been married for over 35 years and has two-grown children both in STEM fields. For fun, Mindy is very active in Porsche Club of America, she also loves to garden and read. Mindy is passionate about encouraging and educating women and girls to pursue STEM careers, through WITI, Mindy hopes to make a positive impact for our future workforce.

Cheryl LaChapelle
Membership Chair

Cheryl LaChapelle is a resident of North Florida and a relative newcomer to the technology industry with over 2 years experience in technical support. She has an extensive background in customer service and prides herself on always providing the highest quality personal assistance.

Currently, she works with Capital Area Technology and Realtor® Services as a system administrator and provides software training for the Multiple Listing Service as well as other ancillary programs available to Realtors. In addition, she provides premium training for all technologies on the market and tech support services to the public. She handles services and issues ranging from smartphones and tablets to office networks and servers. Her services are available not only for Realtor® members but the general public as well.

As a passionate, hard-working mother of two rambunctious little boys, she is ready to take on and adapt to the challenges of the ever-changing technology industry. In her spare time Cheryl enjoys spending time with her family. You can often find her at a local park, studying current technologies and playing with her kids.

De'Bria Payne
Marketing/PR Chair

De'Bria Payne is a graduating senior majoring in Public Relations at Florida A&M University. She is originally from Prince Georges County, Maryland but has made Florida her home. De'Bria will be continuing her education to pursue a master's degree in communications. She aspires to be a communications director. She is the current PR Chair for the Omega Xi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, Inc., the oldest and largest business fraternity in the world.

In her spare time, De'Bria enjoys visiting museums and art galleries and playing word games. She spent her summer as a PR Practitioner representing a Leon County's School Board, District 3 candidate. De'Bria was one of 46 interns selected in the country to work with TEKsystems.

Schelley Cassidy
Event Logistics Chair

Schelley Cassidy is a professional technical writer and editor, currently working at HNTB, a transportation infrastructure firm, and has over 22 years of experience in the Information Technology sector. After graduation from Florida State University with a B.S. in Communications, she worked for a variety of Florida state agencies as a technical communicator. While working at the Florida Lottery, Schelley was appointed as a "Computer Wizard" to help her department learn how to use personal computers, which were replacing old mainframe terminals. This experience led to a career move, going from Communications to the Information Technology sector.

After heading up the IT help desk for the Florida Executive Office of the Governor, Schelley moved to the private sector, to work for (then) Hummingbird, which was bought out by OpenText in 2005. Surviving several rounds of layoffs, Schelley lost her original team of eight technical writers and remained as the sole technical writer for the OpenText eDOCS DM software suite for over a decade. She worked a total of 17 years for the company.

For five years (2006-2011), Schelley served on the Board of Directors for Big Bend Cares, a local non-profit agency serving the Big Bend region's community affected by HIV/AIDS. Elected as the Public Relations Chairperson, she helped organize all fundraising events, particularly the main fundraising event, Artopia, and ended up more than doubling the revenue from this yearly art auction.

Schelley's latest adventure as an entrepreneur has been starting her own business, DocChic, where she provides documentation services to the folks and businesses in the Tallahassee, Florida, area. In the past she owned Moonrise Bath and Body, where she made homemade soap and lotions with all-natural ingredients. She generated over $9,000 in profit in just three years.

As an artist, Schelley loves photography, dirty pour painting, jewelry making, and restoring old furniture (just to name a few). She also loves debating with her 16-year old son, and playing with her dog, Thea, and cat, Spirit.

Wanting to give back to the community again, Schelley decided that serving on WITI is a win-win situation for all parties involved!

Marcia Feldman
Programs/Speaker Chair

Marcia Feldman is a Business Systems Analyst that found her passion in creative solutions, change management and continuous improvement. Inspired by many opportunities to facilitate positive transition in business and help others embrace change she felt that she could offer so much more. After a long break from FSU she returned to get her Masters in MIS on the pathway to fulfilling a personal goal.

She has recently transitioned into a healthcare, project management organization where she finds inspiration and enjoys seeing the impact of her work on the lives of others. She loves participating in events within her community and spending time with family. Being outdoors from gardening to hiking trails with friends and paddle boarding are just a few of her happy places. She is excited to join WITI and engage other women in finding their strength and unlocking their purpose.