Chief Executive Officer
Meghan Ogilvie is Chief Executive Officer of Dog Tag Inc (DTI), a 501c3 that empowers service-disabled veterans, military spouses, and caregivers through an innovative five-month fellowship program. Hired as DTI's first employee in 2012, Meghan partnered with DTI's co-founders to bring their shared vision to life: to create a place that equips transitioning veterans and military families with knowledge, skills, and confidence to pursue their career goals, post service.
Meghan assumed the role of CEO in 2015 and oversees all aspects of DTI's unique, multi-faceted social enterprise including: managing the Fellowship program, growing Dog Tag Bakery, and guiding the development and implementation of DTI's long-term strategic vision. Prior to joining Dog Tag, Meghan spent several years working in finance in New York; first in equities with Lehman Brothers and Barclays and later within executive management at Macquarie Group.
Meghan 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 is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar and a recipient of the U.S. Army's Outstanding Civilian Service Award.
Catering and Wholesale Manager
Shanel developed and currently leads the catering side of our business, which has allowed our products and mission to reach much further than just our location in Georgetown. Shanel joined the team in 2015, after working for two years as a pastry cook and studying baking and pastry arts at The Art Institute of Washington. Shanel has a passion for catering and working closely with our customers to create unique and well-executed events, as well as searching for new wholesale venues to showcase our products. Shanel enjoys sharing this passion and hard work with the Dog Tag Fellowship program.
Phillip leads the front of house as our Cafe Manager. He brings to the team experience from large-scale restaurant management, event planning/coordination and military non-profit operations. Originally a native of Miami, Phillip is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. He enjoys music, the outdoors and spending as much time as possible with his pups (children), Atlas and Mia. Phillip is excited to bring his passion and skills to the Dog Tag team!
Director of Operations
Rebecca Clerget is a founding staff member of Dog Tag Bakery. Her first two and half years were in the role of Executive Pastry Chef, and she transitioned to DTI's Director of Operations in early 2017. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the café, kitchen, catering and wholesale operations, human resources, employee development, budgeting, and new business development. In addition, Rebecca serves as an instructor in Dog Tag’s Fellowship Program, teaching Operations Management. Previously, Rebecca worked as a pastry chef in five-star restaurants, Relais and Chateaux properties, luxury hotels in the United States and Europe, and in The White House during the Bush and Obama Administrations. Rebecca received her culinary training at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.
Marybeth Krajcik joined the Dog Tag team in April 2018. As Dog Tag’s Bookkeeper, Marybeth supports the Director of Finance and Strategy, manages Dog Tag’s accounts payable and receivables, and maintains the organization’s files and documentation.
Marybeth moved to the DC area from Cleveland where she managed LaunchHouse, a coworking community. At LaunchHouse, she wore many hats, and focused on growing the organization and building a more connected network of Cleveland entrepreneurs. Her passion for entrepreneurship and small business combined with her love of baked goods drew her to Dog Tag.
Marybeth holds a B.S.B.A. in Accountancy from John Carroll University.
Chris leads the kitchen in delivering great tasting pastries and savory treats, both in Dog Tag Bakery's shop and for catering and events. He also serves as an instructor for back of house operations in the Dog Tag Fellowship program. Educated at L’Academie de Cuisine and Mercer University, Chris was previously a founding staff member at Bread Furst bakery, serving as pastry sous chef and pastry chef there. He also worked at the Fairmont Hotel and supported the White House pastry team. Chris enjoys the opportunity to apply high quality standards to comforting American classics, and he and the kitchen team are all active supporters of the Dog Tag Fellowship program.
Director of Finance & Strategy
Jaime Lunny joined the Dog Tag team in June 2017 as the Director of Finance and Strategy. In this role, Jaime builds out the strategy, operations, analytics, performance management, and financial reporting for the organization. She works to gather, interpret, and deliver the insights that shape smart financial and strategic decisions throughout the organization.
Previously, Jaime worked at Deloitte as a Strategy and Operations Consultant in the Federal practice. With Deloitte, Jaime provided business analysis and project management services to multiple clients. Specifically, Jaime developed strategic plan documents, business process maps, and business case analyses for several Federal agencies.
Jaime holds a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.
Director of Development
Lolly Rivas joined DTI as Director of Development in October 2016. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, management, and implementation of DTI’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.
Program and Office Coordinator
Kiki is excited to join Dog Tag Inc. this year to assist with the fellowship program and office operations. She brings a strong background in public policy, non-profits, and equity and leadership programs. Adopted from China and raised in Massachusetts, she recently graduated from Washington and Lee University. As reflected by her B.S. in Business Administration, B.A. in Politics, minors in Studio Art and Poverty Studies, and Certificates in Middle Eastern Studies and International Immersion, she enjoys pursuing diverse interests and experiences. Her military ties include a grandfather who served in WWII, as well as being a delegate to the Student Conference on US Affairs at West Point.
Development and Marketing Coordinator
Elizabeth is a recent graduate of George Mason University, where she obtained a B.A in English with minors in Spanish and Computer Game Design. She started as an Intern at Dog Tag in September 2017, and formally came on board as Development and Marketing Coordinator in January 2018. Elizabeth assists with DTI’s fundraising strategy, grant writing, administrative tasks associated with development, and management of Marketing and Communications––including helping run DTI’s website and social media presence.
Claire Witko joined Dog Tag in January 2018, where she manages the fellowship program from recruitment through alumni. Claire has over a decade of experience working with higher education programming, leadership development training and non-profit management. She has developed programs for The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, working with governing boards and institutional leaders; managed international and domestic high school, undergraduate and adult students programs at The George Washington University, the UNCF Special Programs Corporation and American University, Washington College of Law; led The South Africa-Washington International Program (SAWIP), a non-profit that brings together diverse university students from South Africa for leadership development and peace building; and managed fundraising efforts for the National Symphony Orchestra.
Originally a native of Chicago, Claire graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Cultural Studies, received an M.A. in International Education and Training from American University, and her MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. She and her husband love working on their house and cuddling with their adorable pup, Hubert.
Kyle has been with Dog Tag since it first opened, helping to develop the menu and get the storefront running. Since then, he has since moved to become the Sous Chef as of January 2017. Trained at L’Academie de Cuisine, he started his career working the line and moved to Dog Tag to learn Pastry. He works with the Fellows teaching knife skills and works with the Head Chef in instructing the back of house operations.