Our Board is comprised of professional women with years of experience, who are deeply committed to strengthening the program’s effort and mission of MissFancyPants,Inc.
Latoya Asia is an Attorney and Human Resources professional. Latoya is currently a Human Resources Manager at NewMarket Corporation in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to joining NewMarket, Latoya practiced labor & employment law for four years at McGuireWoods LLP. This practice predominantly involved representing and counseling employers in the areas of employment discrimination, labor-management relations and general employment litigation. Aside from these concentrations, Latoya had the rare opportunity to be an integral member of a complex, federal trade secret misappropriation litigation team, culminating in a multimillion dollar verdict for the client.
Latoya has always valued her role in community involvement (local, national and global), diversity and inclusiveness. Ms. Asia has been engaged in several professional leadership functions. This includes, but is not limited to, Co-Director of the annual Oliver Hill and Samuel Tucker Pre-Law Institute, member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Board member of Excel to Excellence, Inc. education and service organization, Legal Advisory Committee member for Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME), Board member to William & Mary Law School Alumni Association and the recipient of a two-year fellowship with the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment.
Latoya brings to MissFancyPants, Inc. years of professional and philanthropic experience. She has been an invaluable member on the board and her commitment to serving others has aided in the continued success of the MFP mission.
Ms. Asia received a B.S. in Criminal Justice with Concentration in Spanish from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and a J.D. from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Aside from her legal professional and philanthropic accomplishments, she enjoys international travel, cooking, wine tasting and sports.
Patricia R. Selden-Black, a retired elementary school principal, served the children of Chesapeake Public Schools for 37 years. She began her career as a sixth grade teacher in Chesapeake, the culmination of a dream since childhood. One of the highlights of her teaching career was being among the first group of teachers in Chesapeake Public Schools, in 1983, to be recognized as “Teacher of the Year.”
In 1987, Pat became a school leader and was blessed to lead a supportive, unified staff who worked harmoniously as a team. As a school leader, her focus became one of instructional excellence and accelerating student achievement. Pat had the opportunity to mentor beginning principals, serve on various committees, served as leader of a Pilot School for Balanced Literacy instruction, as well as a model and host site leader for literacy training.
During her tenure as Principal of Portlock Primary, Pat received the James Mullins Literacy Leadership Award in 2006 from the Virginia Reading Association and the Chesapeake Reading Council, along with recognition for Outstanding Achievement and Performance from Chesapeake Public Schools and the Chesapeake PTA Council.
Since retirement in 2008, Pat has become a part-time University Supervisor for Old Dominion University. She has completed training at Hampton University’s Leadership Academy as a National Mentor for Principals, NAESP; served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship International in Chesapeake; began a liaison position in Chesapeake Schools assisting with school improvement and has the unique opportunity to serve on the board of Miss Fancy Pants, Inc.
Kimberly Selden serves MissFancyPants in their communication efforts. A veteran to the entertainment, television and events industry she brings her skills to the organization by consulting on all things media related. Kimberly trains and advises the MFP staff on social media and digital engagement. She develops and conducts storytelling workshops for the MFP summer camps and after-school programs. In addition, Kimberly works with the MFP team to develop long-term programming that includes media and technology initiatives.
Founder and Executive Director of the Global Media Project, Kimberly Selden is experienced in utilizing media and technology to address social issues and improve the quality of life for marginalized communities. Facilitating global media initiatives that foster cultural exchange and highlight the stories of the voiceless is her mission. Through her work at MFP Kimberly continues to empower young women with media education and skills that they can use to tell their story. She believes that communication leads to community and through community we can change the world.