Board of Directors


Erika Noyes

PSA, Inc.

Erika has over 18 years of meeting planning experience throughout the industry. She has focused primarily on government meetings for the past 13 years. As a Senior Meeting Planner at PSA, her clients include the HHS Office of Minority Health, NIH and the Ida P. Rolf Research Foundation. She has been an active member of NATCAP since 2009. She lives in South Riding, VA with her husband, young daughter and Tessie, the poodle.

1st Vice-President
Susan Blaine
1st Vice-President
Necoya Tyson
American Traffic Safety Services Association
2nd Vice-President

Cheryl Gordon

B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

Cheryl has been working in the Hospitality industry for the last 27 years, with the last 13 years focused on the Government market segment, where she has developed many cherished relationships that she hopes will benefit our Chapter. Presently Cheryl works for the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group representing their 15 DC Metro Area Hotels in the position of Regional Director of Government Sales.   Cheryl lives in Arlington with her adorable Yorkie Benny. She has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.


Helene Lippe

Impaq International

Helene Lippe is currently a Meeting  and Project Manager at IMPAQ International. She is serving on the NATCAP Board for the first time. She has 25 years of progressive and successful experience in all phases of meeting and conference management, and 11 years of project management. She has held the CMP since 2003, earned the CGMP, and recently earned the CMM. Since 2005, Ms. Lippe has worked in the goverment sector as a contractor serving clients such as the Office of Adolescent Health, the Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Defense. 

Shano Kapadia
Government Director
Ruth Murphy
U.S Department of State
Supplier Director

Brittany Callahan

National Account Director
Visit Tampa Bay

Since 2011, Brittany has been marketing and selling the beautiful city of Tampa to international and SMERF groups (social, military/government, education, religious and fraternal). During this time she has also been an active member of SGMP; only missing one NEC for the birth of her daughter. Visit Tampa Bay continues to be a key sponsor for NEC’s and NATCAP events.  Brittany was born and raised in Tampa, FL., where she graduated from the University of South Florida and started in the hotel industry as a Concierge at the age of 17. During her studies, she attended a study abroad program at University of Cambridge in the U.K. focusing on British Literature. Brittany is a contributor in Amazon’s #1 bestselling leadership book, “To: The Ambitious From: The Experienced.”

She is excited to bring her sales and networking experience to increase membership and revenue to the NATCAP chapter.

Director at Large

Shannon Gallagher, CGMP

Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor

I started in hospitality in 2003, as a lifeguard, with Hilton and worked every department until I found my home in sales. My 15 years of experience, in hotels, has given me the knowledge and background to further my career while utilizing the skills gained through education. I enjoy meeting new people and helping them find creative ways to execute their events while exceeding the expectations of their attendees. I take tremendous pride in my career and have a solid track record for diligently developing and maintaining outstanding client relationships. 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matt, and 2 furbabies, Bentlee and Bella.