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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
 
Steve Kitrell Steven D. Kittrell, Presidentwas a partner at the international law firm of McGuireWoods LLP for the last 25 years of his legal career. At the firm, Steve was the managing partner for the DC office and served as the chair of the tax department and on the firm’s board of partners. His practice focused on tax law, especially employee benefits and executive compensation. Steve worked with many public companies and their boards of directors. He and his wife Susan Hattan have lived in the Dupont Circle area since the 1980s. 
   


Lois F. Berlin Lois F. Berlin, Immediate Past President. Lois has been an educator for 37 years, in the United States and the United Kingdom, focusing on children with special needs. For seven years, she was the superintendent of the Falls Church City Public Schools. Since her retirement, she continues to be involved in education as a consultant with several public schools systems. She and her husband, Larry Stuebing, have lived in Dupont Circle since 1986. 
   
              
Kathy Cardille photo Kathy Cardille, Vice President. Kathy was a public school English and American History educator at the high school, GED and college levels in Pennsylvania and Ohio for over 30 years. After initiating the Leaving a Legacy project, she and her students compiled eight volumns of oral history interviews of World War II veterans.  A recent transplant to the area, Kathy savors DC's theaters, art and museums.
   
Linda Harsh photo Linda Harsh,Treasurer. Linda retired from the Council on Foreign Relations after 36 years, first at the headquarters in New York City, and then in the Washington office as it grew from a two-person operation into an organization with its own building. 
   

Mary McIntosh photo Mary McIntosh, Co-Secretary. As president of Princeton Survey Research Associates International, a nonpartisan survey research firm, Mary specializes in international public and elite opinion on a range of socio-economic topics including health care, democratization, religion, social unrest, government performance and media usage. She has lived in Dupont Circle since 1988. 

   
Jane Pierson photo Jane PiersonCo-Secretary. A Founder of the Washington firm of Cavanaugh, Hagan, Pierson and Mintz (CHPM), Jane has a nationwide consulting practice. Her clients include universities, corporations, non-profits and government organizations. Jane and her husband, John VerSteeg, have lived for more than 25 years in the Wyoming Condominium on Columbia Road. She has served on the Wyoming Board. 
 
BOARD MEMBERS
Andres Doernberg photo Andrés Doernberg, a native of Santiago, Chile, moved at age 20 with his family to the U.S. He lived on Eastern Long Island, an unlikely place for a career in international development. His inevitable move to Washington, DC, and Dupont Circle, 28 years ago, happened upon returning to the U.S. after two years living in Indonesia. Ten years before retiring he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Numerous trips to Ukraine, Romania, and later the former Yugoslavia, ensued, mainly working on the transformation of their large and technically advanced electricity sectors into regulated stand-alone companies. He lives with his partner, Michael Lavers, a staff writer for the Washington Blade.
   
Michael Gould photo Michael Gould was an executive at the World Bank for 30 years working in Asia and countries of the former Soviet Union. Since retirement, he is actively involved in local community affairs having founded the Adams Morgan Community Camp and After-School Program and New Futures, which assists DC-area, low-income youth complete post-secondary school. He has served as President of the Kalorama Citizens Association, and the Fund for Kalorama Park, and founded Escapades, a successful bike tour company, which helped fund New Futures. He and his wife Davye have lived in Adams Morgan since 1994.



   
Lindsey Holaday photo Lindsey Holaday had a 20-year career in strategic planning at Yale University, with a focus on creating private-public partnerships and new media development. Prior to that she lived and worked in several countries and has a particular interest in women’s issues. She has served on multiple boards and commissions, most recently as vice president for the Nooristan Foundation with projects in Afghanistan, vice president for krma-US Partners with projects in Uganda, and as a member of the Smithsonian Council for American Art.
   
Michael Kain Michael R. Kaina generous donor to DCV, is CEO of Kain & Associates, a commercial real estate business in Dupont Circle. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and has a JD from the Golden Gate School of Law, and a LLM in Taxation from Georgetown Law. Kain was a long-time Board member of the Washington Metropolitan YMCA and served as Chair of the Board.
   
Zainab Khan is Assistant Vice President and Manager of the TD Bank Financial Group, Dupont Circle Branch. She is a 2012 graduate of the University of Maryland with a BA in economics, and is a member of the Board of Dupont Circle Main Streets.
 
Ann McFarren Ann McFarren spent her early career leading nonprofit health care and advocacy organizations, including Planned Parenthood and AIDS Action. For the past 20 years she served as a principal of HealthMark Multimedia offering health and decision-making information to people with serious health challenges. She has served on numerous boards, taking the lead on advocacy issues, promoting organizational growth, managing constructions projects, and expanding musical opportunities for communities. Ann has lived in the Dupont Circle area since 1986. 
   


Iris Molotsky photo Iris Molotsky, President Emerita. Prior to retirement in 2001, Iris served as director of membership development for the American Association of University Professors, a non-profit higher education organization. She is founder and co-chair of the Friends of S & T Streets Parks, formed to preserve two neighborhood parks; and she served on the Board of Directors of the Dupont Circle Citizens Association.
     
STAFF

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 

Eva M. Lucero photo Eva M. Lucero is DCV’s executive director and is responsible for the management of the organization on a day-to-day basis. She plays a major role in implementing member services, fund raising, advocacy, publicity, and marketing. She was the executive director of Arts for the Aging (AFTA) for nine years, and has also served as the program initiatives director for Ayuda, director of development for Humanities, DC, development manager for the former Corcoran Gallery of Art, and a consultant with EnTech Strategies, LLC. Eva has lived in Washington for more than 20 years, as well as in Santa Fe, San Antonio and New York City.

 
COMMITTEES
Activities Committee organizes an unusually broad variety and range of activities: lunch and dinner group meals, docent museum tours, art and cultural events, discounted theater tickets at various venues, and dance programs. The committee is chaired by a single individual who works with subcommittee chairs for each activity. Weekly e-blasts inform members of upcoming events and registration information. (Kathy Cardille, Chair and Coordinator)

 

Development Committee initiates programs and oversees ongoing fundraising efforts. These include an annual fund appeal, charitable giving programs, fundraisers large and small, and cultivating donor and grant opportunities. Subcommittees devoted to individual programs such as the Celeb Salons and the Silent Auction, report to this committee. (Jane Pierson and Iris Molotsky, Co-Chairs)

 
Finance Committee is charged with oversight of the budget and financial operations of the Village working closely with the Treasurer and President to shape future initiatives and fiscal policy. (Nancy Hartsock and Linda Harsh, Co-Chairs)

Governance Committee advises the Board to help ensure that existing and proposed organizational programs and policies conform to DCV governing documents, as well as Federal and local requirements.  It provides information on best practices and guidance to the Board regarding governance initiatives. (Burke Dillion, Chair)

 

Health and Wellness Committee introduces a holistic approach to health and wellness that includes physical fitness, medical awareness and illness prevention, mental acuity, social well-being and, and episodic and chronic issues relating to aging. It sponsors an eight-week Falls Prevention Program, and in 2014 produced a booklet to help members become knowledgeable advocates in their medical care. (Joan Ludlow, Chair)

 

Live and Learn Committee provides members with practical information they need to know as they age and is often referred to as the committee that enables you to “deal with things you don’t want to think about.” Once a month, specialists in many areas, including law, medicine, psychology, exercise physiology and home care share essential information and offer a forum for questions. Other topics of interest such as finance and Medicare open enrollment are covered yearly as regulations and requirements change. (Beth Merricks, Chair)

 

Membership Committee focuses on both membership recruitment and retention. It sponsors two types of dinners on alternating months throughout the year: an informational dinner for potential members and a new members’ dinner that welcomes and informs them about Village programs and volunteer opportunities. (Abigail Wiebenson, Chair)

 

Nominating Committee is appointed each year to review candidates for the Board of Directors, who each serve staggered three-year terms. In accordance with the Bylaws, the Board reviews the candidates advanced by the Nominating Committee and makes appointments to the Board in September.

 

Public Affairs Committee fulfills several areas of responsibilities including developing and implementing DCV's Communications plan to enhance recognition among local and national media, potential funding sources, local and national policy leaders, and, potential new members. The committee creates innovative programs to increase brand awareness, identifies key aging issues that need to be brought to policymakers and elected officials and develops education campaigns focused on possible solutions, and serves as the initial point of contact for media inquiries and responses. (Marty Davis, Chair)

 

Sunday Soup Salon Committee hosts a monthly program loosely modeled on earlier salons that involves many talented and fascinating Dupont Circle denizens in exciting evenings featuring soup and dialogues. We gather on the fourth Sunday of the month to hear from authors, scientists, historian, and locals who share their own fascinating memories and experiences. (Caroline Mindel and Lynn Lewis, Co-Chairs)


Volunteer Committee focuses on recruitment, development, and retention of volunteers.  In support of its goals, the committee defines policy, establishes training, and identifies/organizes opportunities for volunteers to perform on behalf of Dupont Circle Village, including an array of member-to-member and administrative tasks. (Michael Gould, Chair)


 

                     
     


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