2017-18 Board

  Executive Committee

  Board Chair
  David A. Hill (Core 2005)
  Vice President & General Counsel
  WH Administrators
  Development Chair
  Helaine B. Guilliams (Core 2012)
  Vice President, Team Leader
  M&T Bank
  Finance/Treasurer Chair
  Susanne G. DeGraba (Core 2008)
  Membership Chair
  Kelly G. Caplan (Core 2013)
  Community Outreach Manager
  Washington Gas
  Programs Chair
  Crystal C. Townsend (Core 2015)
  President
  Healthcare Initiative Foundation
  Secretary
  Lisa Mandel-Trupp (Core 2013)
  Chief of Staff
  Office of Councilmember Sidney Katz

  Board of Directors

  Ian A. Barry (EL 2016)
  Sales & Business Development
  Innovative Business Interiors, Inc.
  Mayra J. Bayonet (Core 2015)
  Founder, President & CEO 
  Communities Connect
  Michael A. Brown (EL 2015)
  Planner Coordinator, Montgomery County 
  Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission
  Dona Deutsch (Core 2013)
  Principal
  Deutsch & Associates, LLC
  William A. Goldberg (Core 2015)
  Litigation Attorney
  Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.
  Michael S. Gottlieb (Core 2011)
  Principal
  Momentum Law Group
  Mabrouka I. Hassanein (SLM 2011)
  Senior Fellow & Middle Eastern Community Liaison
  County Executive's Office of Community Partnerships
  Shondra B. Jenkins (Core 2016)
  Executive Director & Director, Community Relations
  Sodexo/Sodexo Foundation
  Aaron Kaufman (EL 2015)
  Senior Legislative Associate
  Jewish Federations of North America
  Lawrence W. Kotchek (Core 2013)
  Sales Manager
  Print 1
  Marilyn D. Lynk (Core 2017)
  Executive Director
  Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity & Wellness
  Jeff Miller (Core 2014)
  Certified Business Coach
  Jeff Miller Consulting Alliance
  Michael C. Parsons (Core 2017)
  Chairman/Mortgage Banker
  Apex Home Loans, Inc.
  Maurice Philogene (Core 2017)
  Manager
  Accenture
  DeRionne P. Pollard (Core 2012)
  President
  Montgomery College
  Kelly M. Price (Core 1999)
  Vice President, Retail Asset & Property Management
  The Peterson Companies
  Thomas L. Ransom (Core 2011)
  Market President
  BB&T
  Courtney B. Schaefer (EL 2017)
  Associate
  Miles & Stockbridge, PC
  Richard A. Wieczorek (Core 2010)
  President & CEO
  NIH Federal Credit Union
  Debbi L. Jarvis (Core 2012)
  Immediate Past Chair

  Vice President, Corporate Relations
  Pepco Holdings
  Alan B. Sternstein (Core 1999)
  Of Counsel

  Partner
  Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC
  C. Marie Taylor (Core 2012)
  President & CEO

  Leadership Montgomery

Note: Years listed after individuals' names indicate the year in which they graduated from Leadership Montgomery, Senior Leadership Montgomery or Emerging Leaders Programs

Founding Board

  • Fran L. Abrams
  • Paul G. Adams, III
  • Allen Bender
  • Adrianne L. Carr
  • Susan Hedling Evans
  • Joan Finnerty
  • Michael A. Freedman
  • Frederick C. Gale*
  • Barbara G. Golden
  • William H. Hussmann*
  • Blair Lee
  • Dr. Noreen A. Lyne
  • Carolyn S. Meakem
  • Esther B. Newman
  • Eliot Pfanstiehl
  • Lawrence F. Pignone*
  • Kenneth P. Reichard
  • Warren P. Rothe
  • Barry F. Scher
  • Roberta F. Shulman
  • The Hon. Carlton R. Sickles*
  • Andrew M. Stern
  • Gladys L. Young

Past Board Chairs

  • Frederick C. Gale* (1989-1991)
  • Eliot Pfanstiehl (1991-1993)
  • Mita M. Schaffer ('90) (1993-1995)
  • Sheldon I. Grosberg ('93) (1995-1997)
  • Robert L. Jones ('92) (1997-1999)
  • Charles A Lyons ('95) (1999-2000)
  • Marion H. Hull ('95) (2000-2002)
  • Bradley L. Westpfahl ('97) (2002-2004)
  • William G. Robertson ('02) (2004-2005)
  • Solomon Graham ('03) (2005-2007)
  • Debra L.C. Liverpool ('99) (2007-2009)
  • Michael L. Mael ('05) (2009-2011)
  • Marvin Dickerson ('07) (2011-2013)
  • Bradley H. Colton ('00) (2013-2015)
  • Debbi L. Jarvis ('12) (2015-2017)

*Deceased