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
Janis Smith, Montgomery County Public Schools

Vice President
Alexis Peters, Shulman Rogers

Johnnie Mae Armstrong

Timothy S. Kitt, Freddie Mac

President Emerita
Nancy Y. Cohen

Board of Directors
Cynthia Elliott-Amadon
Tat-Lin Angus, Exelon
Garth Bastian, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Judith Calamari
Michael Jaquith, M&T Bank
​Peter Kimbis, Independent Nonprofit Consultant
Marc Lande, NAMI Montgomery County, Volunteer
Sheila Mason Henry, Otsuka Pharmaceutical
John Pierce, Themis PLLC
Russell Phillips, CPA, CohnReznick LLP
Audralina Sherman, Mo.Co. Coalition for the Homeless
Michael Smith, PNC Wealth Management


Chief Executive Officer
Abe M. Schuchman, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer
Aaron Fenster

Director of Property Development
Lisa Y. Cook

Director of Office Operations
Rebecca Meade

Director of Property Management
Tiffany Lamin

Property Managers
Alexandra Kimble
Trevor Stephens
Jack Thorman

Property Manager and Avodah Corps Member
Ava Gurman

Program Associates
Nina Blecher
Bianca Fryer
Ian Jackson   
Stephanie Joseph
Jason Miller                                                                                                                     
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., Offit Kurman
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