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Board of Directors and Staff

The organization is governed by a dedicated Board of Directors who are committed to the organization’s mission.  The Board provides guidance and support to the professional staff as well as promotes the organization to funders, volunteers and the public.

Board of Directors and Staff ImagePresident
Demetri Datch, Esq., Foulger-Pratt

Vice President
Diane Mars, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Johnnie Mae Armstrong

Debra Dillon, On Our Own of Montgomery County

Immediate Past President
Russell Phillips, CPA, CohnReznick LLP

President Emerita
Nancy Y. Cohen

Board of Directors
Cindy Elliott-Amadon, On Our Own of Montgomery County
Tania Hernandez-Andersen, Graduate Management Admissions Council
Colonel Armstrong, Retired
William N. Chalfant, Jr.,TD Bank
Jack Croarkin, Grossberg Company LLP
Kurt Denchfield, Denchfield Landscaping
Ethan Handelman, National Housing Conference
Marc Lande, NAMI Montgomery County, Volunteer
Peter Meier, PEPCO
Robyn S. Raysor, United States Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Retired
Timothy Saunders, Polinger Company
Janis Smith, MERSCORP Holdings, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Abe M. Schuchman, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer
Marcy Fisher

Director of Property Development
Lisa Y. Cook

Director of Development
Marjorie Goldman, CFRE

Director of Office Operations
Kathy Bui

Director of Property Management
Aaron Fenster

Property Managers
Josh Neirman
Andrea Sales 

Property Manager and Avodah Corps Member
Ellen Schwartz   

Program Associates

Kathleen Gleason
Ian Jackson                                                                                                                        
Diane Nowak
Adam Pinchuck
Reginald Rainard
Daisy Thompson


Carmela Boncore-Singer
Rosemary Dircks
Lynne Ladarola, RA, Archeus Studio
Mary Kundrat, Alliance on Mental Illness of Montgomery County, Retired
Senator Laurence Levitan, Esq., Rifkin, Livingston, Levitan, & Silver, LLC
Edward L. Lublin, Blank Rome LLP
Brian M. McLaughlin, Bank of America
Rita Mhley, Mhley/Davis & Associates, Inc.
John R. Orrick, Jr., Esq., Linowes and Blocher LLP
Judy Ratner
Elias Rizkallah, Capital One Bank
Catherine F. Scott, Professor Emerita, Montgomey College
Lauren Spiro, M.A., National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Miriam Yarmolinsky, Peer Wellness & Recovery Services, Inc.

Corporate Affiliations are for Purposes of Identification Only

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