Board of Directors & Community Advisors

2018 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair
Partner, Venable, LLP

Adam R. Hess, JD

Chair
Partner, Venable, LLP
Vice Chair; Chair, Audit Committee
Assistant General Counsel, CareFirst

Carly Kelly

Vice Chair; Chair, Audit Committee
Assistant General Counsel, CareFirst
Secretary
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, Virginia Hospital Center

John W. Rhee, MD

Secretary
Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon, Virginia Hospital Center
Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee
Chief Financial Officer, Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC

John Couric

Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee
Chief Financial Officer, Promontory Interfinancial Network, LLC
Chair, Governance Committee
Director, Library of Congress

Dianne Morse Houghton

Chair, Governance Committee
Director, Library of Congress
Chair, EROC Committee
Advisor, Weber Shandwick

Jennifer Sosin

Chair, EROC Committee
Advisor, Weber Shandwick
Chair, Development Committee
Past Acting Executive Director, 2014 Special Gifts Chair, Clinic Volunteer

Diane Naughton

Chair, Development Committee
Past Acting Executive Director, 2014 Special Gifts Chair, Clinic Volunteer

Board

Principal, Firekeeper Coaching

Meredith E. Anderson

Principal, Firekeeper Coaching
Executive Director, VACOLAO; Senior Lead Organizer, Legal Aid Justice Center

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, LLM

Executive Director, VACOLAO; Senior Lead Organizer, Legal Aid Justice Center
Clinic Volunteer; 2017 & 2018 Gala Chair

Katy Banks

Clinic Volunteer; 2017 & 2018 Gala Chair
Principal, Kathleen Buto Consultants, LLC

Kathleen Buto

Principal, Kathleen Buto Consultants, LLC
Partner, PMA Health; Director, Lung Cancer Center & Pulmonary Special Procedures Unit, VHC

David Duhamel, MD

Partner, PMA Health; Director, Lung Cancer Center & Pulmonary Special Procedures Unit, VHC
Partner, Willard Retail Partners

Grant M. Ehat

Partner, Willard Retail Partners
Dentist/Owner, Clarendon Dental Arts

Danine Fresch Gray, DDS

Dentist/Owner, Clarendon Dental Arts
Lobbyist, Loper Consulting

Ginger Loper

Lobbyist, Loper Consulting
Partner at Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.

Joseph Lynch, JD

Partner at Epstein, Becker & Green, P.C.
Assistant Director of Case Management, Virginia Hospital Center

David Ogilvie

Assistant Director of Case Management, Virginia Hospital Center
Blackfin Real Estate Investors, Managing Partner

Douglas Root

Blackfin Real Estate Investors, Managing Partner
Office Managing Director, Washington DC, Andersen Tax

Keegan Stroup

Office Managing Director, Washington DC, Andersen Tax

Medical Director

Internist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Joan Bowes Ritter, MD

Internist, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Community Council

Joseph A. Backer, MD

Founder, Arlington Free Clinic; AFC Past President; Radiologist and Physician Volunteer; Northern Virginia Radiology Consultants (retired)

John F. Benton

Deputy Undersecretary for Finance & Administration, Smithsonian; Past Board Chair

David W. Briggs

Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP (retired)

Lawrence Cheng

Lawrence Cheng Photography, LLC

James B. Cole

President & CEO, Virginia Hospital Center

N. Thomas Connally, MD

Internist (retired); AFC Medical Director 2005-2010; Physician Volunteer

Stephen Fedorchak

Restaurateur; Liberty Tavern, Northside Social, Lyon Hall

Loren Friedman, MD

Palliative Care Specialist, Virginia Cancer Specialists

Raymond Hoare, MD

Cardiologist (retired); Physician Volunteer

Julissa Marenco Otero

Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution

Rev. Andrew T.P. Merrow

Rector, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

John Murphy

President, Washington Workplace

Christopher J. Nassetta

President & CEO, Hilton Worldwide, Inc.

Timothy J. Naughton

President & CEO, AvalonBay Communities

Mary Ann Nirschl

AFC Board of Directors 1996-2008; AFC Board Chair 2000-2001

Patricia Rodriguez, MD

Oncologist, Virginia Cancer Specialists

Matthew D. Shank, PhD

President Emeritus , Marymount University

Allison Shay

20th Anniversary Gala Chair

Matthew Shay

President & CEO, National Retail Federation; 20th Anniversary Gala Chair

Thomas Shooltz

Partner, Ironwood Realty Partners, LLC

Mark Silverwood

Silverwood Investments, LLC

Andres Tobar

Executive Director, Shirlington Employment & Education Center

Kristian & Chuck Todd

Community Volunteers; Moderator, Meet the Press

David N. Townshend

Senior Vice President - Global Sales, Marriot International (retired); 20th Anniversary Gala Chair

Kathy Townshend

20th Anniversary Gala Chair

Reuben Varghese, MD, MPH

Health Director, Arlington County Public Health Division