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

Board of Directors and Staff ImagePresident
Ethan Handelman

Vice President
Janis Smith, National Housing Conference

Treasurer
Johnnie Mae Armstrong

Immediate Past President
Demetri Datch, Esq., Foulger-Pratt

President Emerita
Nancy Y. Cohen

Board of Directors
Cynthia Elliott-Amadon, On Our Own of Montgomery County
Tat-Lin Angus, Pepco
Tania Hernandez-Andersen, Graduate Management Admissions Council
Judith Calamari
Jake Emerson, EagleBank
​Peter Kimbis, Independent Nonprofit Consultant
Marc Lande, NAMI Montgomery County, Volunteer
Alexis Peters, Shulman Rogers
Russell Phillips, CPA, CohnReznick LLP
Robyn S. Raysor, United States Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Retired
Timothy Saunders, Polinger Company
Audralina Sherman, On Our Own of Montgomery County
Michael Smith, Wells Fargo

 
STAFF

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 Development
Marjorie Goldman, CFRE

Property Manager
Linda Akunwafor
Herman Knight III
Shana Marshall

Property Manager and Avodah Corps Member
Beth Yudelman  

Program Associates
Janice Chune
Bianca Fryer
Ian Jackson   
Jason Miller                                                                                                                     
Diane Nowak
Adam Pinchuck
Reginald Rainard
Daisy Thompson

ADVISORY BOARD

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
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