OUR PEOPLE

Dana Pauley

(DAY-nuh. POL-lee) : (she/her)
INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alison Levingston (Ali)

(AL-lee. Lev-ing-stun) : (she/her)
VICE PRESIDENT, LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS

Wylea Chase

(Why-LEE-uh. Cheys) : (she/her)
DIRECTOR, PARTNERSHIPS & CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Kaarmin Ford

(CAR-men. Fohrd) : (she/her)
DIRECTOR, MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING

Jani Zhu

(JEN-knee. ZH-u) : (she/her)
DIRECTOR, INTERNAL OPERATIONS & FINANCE

Alison McLaughlin

(AL-luh-son. Muh-GLOCK-luhn) : (she/her)
MANAGER, EVENTS AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Channon Sicard

(CHAN-nuhn. sick-ARD) : (she/her)
MANAGER, EXECUTIVE AND PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION
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OUR BOARD

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Marilyn D. Lynk (CORE 2017)

Board Chair

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Adventist HealthCare 

Monica Escalante (CORE 2009)

Finance Chair/Treasurer

CFO/VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Montgomery Hospice

Jean Sperling (SLM 2016)

Membership Chair

URBAN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

Jennifer Hester (CORE 2017)

CVC Committee Chair

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
The Emmes Company

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

Michael S. Gottlieb (CORE 2011)

General Counsel

PRINCIPAL
Momentum Law Group

David A. Hill (CORE 2005)

Immediate Past President

PRESIDENT 
DHill Professional Services, LLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kal Attia (CORE 2019)

LARGE GROUP COMMERCIAL ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

Bola Audena (CORE 2019)

MANAGING PARTNER
MBA Growth Partners

Holly Bozeman (EL 2020)

SENIOR STUDY DIRECTOR
Westat

Greg Coleman (CORE 2019)

PRESIDENT & COO
Nexercise, Inc. 

Crystal Carr- Townsend (CORE 2015)

PRESIDENT
Healthcare Initiative Foundation

Dona Deutsch (CORE 2013)

PRINCIPAL
Deutsch & Associates, LLC

Cassandra Hairston (CORE 2018)

VICE PRESIDENT, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
NIH Federal Credit Union

Mabrouka I. Hassanein (SLM 2011)

Lawrence W. Kotchek (CORE 2013)

SALES MANAGER
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Tina Patterson (CORE 2011)

PRINCIPAL
Jade Solutions, LLC

Leon Seemann (CORE 2019)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Adventure Theatre, MTC

Richee Smith Andrews (CORE 2018)

CHIEF ADVANCEMENT OFFICER
The Universities at Shady Grove

Doug Sunshine (CORE 2020)

SENIOR MANAGER
Accenture
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