BRETT MCALLISTER TYLER
Brett M. Tyler is a recently retired veteran of more than 30 years in the transportation industry. A graduate of Morgan State University and the British Transport Staff College.
Brett M. Tyler is a recently retired veteran of more than 30 years in the transportation industry. A graduate of Morgan State University and the British Transport Staff College, he began his career with C&O/B&O Railroads (now CSX) in Baltimore, Maryland where he developed marketing plans to increase the railroad’s steel shipments. During his tenure with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), Mr. Tyler’s responsibilities also included expanding transportation and non-transportation uses of WMATA’s SmarTrip® Card technology, marketing and customer service. Mr. Tyler was with the New York City Transit Authority and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) prior to joining WMATA and was instrumental in the formulation of customer service, sales and marketing policies and programs at both organizations. Notably, he negotiated the agreement which gave travel agents automated access to Amtrak’s train inventory through the airlines’ reservation systems. Married with one adult son, Mr. Tyler is active in his community including board membership in several organizations. A veteran researcher with over 30 years of genealogical research, including extensive research in Albemarle, Amherst, Fauquier and Orange Counties, Virginia, Mr. Tyler also serves as president of Heritage Associates, a firm that conducts genealogical research and informational seminars.
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DONNA TYLER HOLLIE, PH.D
​A native Baltimorean, and a retired administrator with that city’s Department of Social Services, Dr. Donna Hollie is an Adjunct Professor at Sojourner-Douglass College.  She has researched her family history (the Blackwell’s, Chapman’s, Tyler’s, and Washington’s) for more than twenty-two years and has documented her Fauquier roots to approximately 1788. 
​A native Baltimorean, and a retired administrator with that city’s Department of Social Services, Dr. Donna Hollie is an Adjunct Professor at Sojourner-Douglass College.  She has researched her family history (the Blackwell’s, Chapman’s, Tyler’s, and Washington’s) for more than twenty-two years and has documented her Fauquier roots to approximately 1788.  As a result of her interest in genealogy, she returned to Morgan State University to formally study history and was awarded An M. A. in 1991 and Ph.D. in 2000.  She has contributed articles to a variety of historical and genealogical journals, has two entries in the Black Women in American: An Historical Encyclopedia and is currently researching for publication, “African American Women in Radio” and “A History of the African American Community of Sparrows Point, Maryland.”  With her brother, she is co-founder of HERITAGE ASSOCIATES, an association dedicated to the research, preservation, and celebration of African American history and culture.
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ANGELA HUGHES DAVIDSON
Although born in Washington, D.C., she grew up in Fauquier County and attended elementary and high school in Fauquier County. Angela received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and M. A. in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia.
Although born in Washington, D.C., she grew up in Fauquier County and attended elementary and high school in Fauquier County. Angela received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and M. A. in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia. Her work experience includes many years in health care delivery systems. She retired from Kaiser Permanente and is again living in Fauquier County. She is a member of the Board of Directors of AAHA and participates regularly in the organization’s activities. Although born in Washington, D.C., she grew up in Fauquier County and attended elementary and high school in Fauquier County. Angela received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and M. A. in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia. Her work experience includes many years in health care delivery systems. She retired from Kaiser Permanente and is again living in Fauquier County. She is a member of the Board of Directors of AAHA and participates regularly in the organization’s activities. Although born in Washington, D.C., she grew up in Fauquier County and attended elementary and high school in Fauquier County. Angela received her undergraduate degree from Howard University and M. A. in Counseling from the University of the District of Columbia. Her work experience includes many years in health care delivery systems. She retired from Kaiser Permanente and is again living in Fauquier County. She is a member of the Board of Directors of AAHA and participates regularly in the organization’s activities.
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