OUR PEOPLE

C. Marie Taylor

PRESIDENT & CEO

Alison Levingston (Ali)

VICE PRESIDENT, LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Dana Pauley

VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENTS

Gregory Covington

DIRECTOR, INTERNAL OPERATIONS AND FINANCE

Wylea Chase

DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIPS & CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Kaarmin Ford

DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING

Alison McLaughlin

MANAGER, EVENTS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Channon Sicard

EXECUTIVE AND PROGRAMS ASSISTANT
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OUR BOARD

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Marilyn D. Lynk (CORE 2017)

Board Chair

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity & Wellness

Monica Escalante (CORE 2009)

Finance Chair/Treasurer

CFO/VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Montgomery Hospice

Beth Davis (EL 2018)

Membership Co-Chair

MANAGING DIRECTOR
BD Contractor Services 

Jean Sperling (SLM 2016)

Membership Co-Chair

URBAN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Kelly Caplan (CORE 2013)

CVC Committee Chair

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGER
Washington Gas

Courtney B. Schaefer (EL 2017)

Secretary

ATTORNEY
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy Ecker

Greg Smith (CORE 2019)

Programs Chair

REGIONAL MANAGER
M&T Bank

Lisa Mandel-Trupp (CORE 2013)

At-Large/ Governance and Ethics Committee Chair

CHIEF OF STAFF
Office of Councilmember Sidney Katz

Lynn Arndt (CORE 2016)

Development Chair

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BlackRock Center for the Arts

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kal Attia (CORE 2019)

LARGE GROUP COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Bola Audena (CORE 2019)

SENIOR MANAGER
Accenture

Crystal Carr- Townsend (CORE 2015)

PRESIDENT
Healthcare Initiative Foundation

Dona Deutsch (CORE 2013)

PRINCIPAL
Deutsch & Associates, LLC

Michael S. Gottlieb (CORE 2011)

PRINCIPAL
Momentum Law Group
GENERAL COUNSEL

Cassandra Hairston (CORE 2018)

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
NIH Federal Credit Union

Mabrouka I. Hassanein (SLM 2011)

Shelly Heller (SLM 2018)

PROFESSOR
George Washington University

Jennifer Hester (CORE 2017)

VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
The Emmes Corporation

David A. Hill (CORE 2005)

Immediate Past President

PRESIDENT 
DHill Professional Services, LLC

Shondra B. Jenkins (CORE 2016)

Lawrence W. Kotchek (CORE 2013)

SALES MANAGER
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Natalia Mathura (CORE 2018)

MANAGER, ELECTRIC SERVICES
Pepco

Tina Patterson (CORE 2011)

PRINCIPAL
Jade Solutions, LLC

Leon Seemann (CORE 2019)

MANAGING DIRECTOR
Adventure Theatre, MTC

Richee Smith Andrews (CORE 2018)

CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
The Universities at Shady Grove

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