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OUR PEOPLE

C. Marie Taylor

PRESIDENT & CEO

Alison Levingston (Ali)

VICE PRESIDENT, LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Dana Pauley

VICE PRESIDENT, PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENTS

Sarah Burnett

DIRECTOR, CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

Kaarmin Ford

DIRECTOR, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP

Carol Ippolito

MANAGER OF FINANCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Angelina Cho Tracey

MANAGER, EXECUTIVE AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
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OUR BOARD

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

David A. Hill (CORE 2005)

Board Chair

PRESIDENT 
DHill Professional Services, LLC

Monica Escalante (CORE 2009)

Finance/Treasurer Chair

CFO/VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Montgomery Hospice

Michael Brown (EL 2015)

Membership Chair

PLANNER COORDINATOR, MONTGOMERY COUNTY
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission

Crystal C. Townsend (CORE 2015)

Programs Chair

PRESIDENT
Healthcare Initiative Foundation

Beth Davis (EL 2018)

Development Chair

MANAGING DIRECTOR
BD Contractor Services 

Lisa Mandel-Trupp (CORE 2013)

Secretary

CHIEF OF STAFF
Office of Councilmember Sidney Katz

William A. Goldberg (CORE 2015)

Governance & Ethics Chair / At-Large Member

LITIGATION ATTORNEY
Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Bobbitt (CORE 2010)

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Adventure Theatre MTC

Kelly Caplan (CORE 2013)

COMMUNITY OUTREACH MANAGER
Washington Gas

Dona Deutsch (CORE 2013)

PRINCIPAL
Deutsch & Associates, LLC

Michael S. Gottlieb (CORE 2011)

PRINCIPAL
Momentum Law Group

Cassandra Hairston (CORE 2018)

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
NIH Federal Credit Union

Mabrouka I. Hassanein (SLM 2011)

SENIOR FELLOW & MIDDLE EASTER COMMUNITY LIAISON
County Executive’s Office of Community Partnerships

Shelly Heller (SLM 2018)

PROFESSOR
George Washington University

Shondra B. Jenkins (CORE 2016)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Sodexo/Sodexo Foundation

Jay Kenney (CORE 1997)

CHIEF, AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES
Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services

Lawrence W. Kotchek (CORE 2013)

SALES MANAGER
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Marilyn D. Lynk (CORE 2017)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Adventist HealthCare Center for Health Equity & Wellness

Natalia Norko-Mathura (CORE 2018)

MANAGER, ELECTRIC SERVICES
Pepco

DeRionne P. Pollard (CORE 2012)

PRESIDENT
Montgomery College

Kelly M. Price (CORE 1999)

VICE PRESIDENT, RETAIL ASSET & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
The Peterson Companies

Courtney B. Schaefer (EL 2017)

ATTORNEY
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy Ecker

Greg Smith (2019 CORE Class Participant)

REGIONAL MANAGER
M&T Bank

Jean Sperling (SLM 2016)

URBAN POLICY ANALYST

Debbi L. Jarvis (CORE 2012)

Alan B. Sternstein (CORE 1999)

LITIGATION COUNSEL

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