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Branda, Ilana

Branda, Ilana

Commissioner Branda is the Policy and Neighborhood Development Manager at Montgomery Housing Partnership. Ms. Branda has over 12 years of experience in urban planning and community development. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of neighborhood revitalization and housing policy, and is an emerging leader in the area of transportation oriented development. She received her Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Maryland in 2006. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition, and on the board of the Community Development Network of Maryland. Ms. Branda has been active on the CCOC since 2016. She is Chair of the Legislative Committee and a member of the Budget & Policy, and Education & Outreach Committees.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/2018; partial term starts 7/19/16

 

Gardner, David

Gardner, David

Commissioner Gardner joined the CCOC in 2016. He is a practicing attorney in Rockville, Maryland specializing in family law and homeowners’/condominium association law. Mr. Gardner also handles cases involving personal injury, criminal, real estate, general civil litigation, and appellate practice. He served as a volunteer Panel Chairman for the Commission from 1991-1998. Since 1987, Mr. Gardner has been the principal in his own law firm: The Law Office of David C. Gardner.

Commissioner Gardner has been a member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) since 2010 and has authored articles for its publication, Quorum. From 1985-1987 he served as the President of the Greater Olney Civic Association.  Between 1993 and 1997 he was a Member of the Ashton Sandy Spring Master Plan Citizens Advisory Committee.

Term: 1st term expires1/31/2018; partial term starts 7/19/16

 

Gelfound, Staci

Gelfound, Staci

Commissioner Gelfound is the President of Association Integrated Management Services, LLC. She has been involved with managing community associations in the Washington Metropolitan area for more than 29 years. Staci is a Professional Community Association Manager through the Community Associations Institute (CAI). She has been actively involved in both local and National CAI, including serving as Chapter President in 2006 and serving on the National Manager Board (2010-2012). She is a speaker at the local chapter sponsored educational programs, a contributor to Quorum Magazine and a member of the National Faculty since 2007 teaching management courses nationwide. Ms. Gelfound previously served on the Montgomery County Commission on Common Ownership (2006-2012) and was a past Chairperson of the Commission.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/2017; partial term starts 7/19/16

 

Majerle, Chris

Majerle, Chris

Commissioner Majerle is CEO of Majerle Management, Inc. (MMI) with a portfolio of both Community Associations and residential rentals. Chris entered real estate in 1975 and MMI has been in business since 1987. He serves on the Community Association’s Institute’s Maryland Legislative Action Committee (CAI-MDLAC) as well as the local chapter’s Legislative Committee and was the recipient of the Maryland Legislative Advocacy Award from the CAI-DC Chapter in 2016. He is a Realtor Emeritus with both the Prince George’s and Greater Capital Area Associations of Realtors. He holds the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation. MMI is an Accredited Association Management Company (AAMC).

Term: 1st Term expires 1/31/2019

 

Oxendine, Andrew

Oxendine, Andrew

Commissioner Oxendine is a consultant who provides all levels of consulting services for HOAs and Condominiums in the DMV. He retired from Montgomery County three years ago where he was a Director of Housing and worked with over 350 HOAs and Condos in Montgomery County. This is his third term serving on the CCOC.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/2019; partial term starts 7/19/16

 

Radcliffe, John

Radcliffe, John

Commissioner Radcliffe is a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Maryland since 1971. He has served on the Governing Board of Directors of Leisure World Maryland Corporation and as president of his condominium Board of Directors. Commissioner Radcliffe retired from the U.S. Army in 1984 with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years of services. He is an Instructor for the College of American Pathologists, trained residents in pathology and immunohematology and blood banking. He has managed two large real estate offices and conducted numerous classes in real estate.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/2017; partial term starts 7/19/16

 

Winegar, Aimee

Winegar, Aimee

Commissioner Winegar is the Director of Community Management for Community Association Services, Inc. and large-scale manager (LSM). Currently, she is a trustee for the national Association of Professional Community Managers and is active in the local chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) as a member of both the Legislative and Quorum Editorial Committees.

Currently, Commissioner Winegar is serving her third term as Vice-Chairperson of the CCOC. As former Chairperson of the Education Committee, she was the principal author of the Online Directors’ Training program, mandated by Montgomery County bill 45-14 and enacted into law in 2015. This landmark course is the first of its kind in Maryland. Ms. Winegar also serves on the CCOC’s Process and Procedures Committee, Education Committee and Information Technology (IT) Committee.

Term: 2nd term expires 1/31/2019

 

 

Resident/Lot Owner


Koonin, Susan

Koonin, Susan

Bio coming soon.

 

Burrows, Michael

Burrows, Michael

Commissioner Burrows joined the CCOC in 2016. He serves as Chair of CCOC Information Technology (IT) Committee and as a member of the Legislative, Lift/Stay and Interview Committees. Mr. Burrows first became active in COC activities in 1999, serving on their community’s Architectural Committee where he still serves. He was elected to the Board of that community in 2012 and has served as Director, Treasurer, Secretary, and President, and continues to serve. In addition, he serves as a Director on the Board of another Montgomery County condominium.

Mr. Burrows is the President of Burrows Consulting, LLC, a 23 year old consultancy specializing in development and implementation of new communication technologies, and owner of Alert Publishing, a producer of law enforcement training material. A 50 year veteran of the publishing services industry, he brings special understanding of conventional and digital media to his practice. Before forming his consulting practice he worked for several local and national printing media and technology companies. Commissioner Burrows is a native Washingtonian. He and his wife have resided in their Silver Spring HOA community since 1988.

Term: 1st Term expires 1/31/2018; partial term starts 7/19/19

 

Ethier, Marietta

Ethier, Marietta

Commissioner Ethier has served on the Commission since 2014. She is Chair of the Process and Procedures Committee and a member of Budget and Policy, Education and Outreach, Lift/Stay and Commissioners’ Training Committees. Long active on the Board of her condominium community, Ms. Ethier served as president of the association for several years.

Ms. Ethier had a long and distinguished career as Assistant General Counsel and a managing partner of the Digital Equipment Corporation. She supervised a legal staff of twenty attorneys in the company’s corporate office in Massachusetts until her retirement. Born in Presque Isle, Maine, Ms. Ethier graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rivier College in 1959. She received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law Center in 1967. Commissioner is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Women Lawyers, National Association of Women Lawyers, and the Commercial Law League of America.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/17

 

Fine, Mark

Fine, Mark

Commissioner Fine has been a member of the CCOC since July, 2015. He serves as Chair of the Education Committee as well as a member of the Legislative Committee, the Process and Procedures Committee and the Information Technology (IT) Committee. Previously, Commissioner Fine served for six years as Chairman of the Charles County Homeowners’ Association Dispute Review Board (similar to the CCOC). It is one of only three HOA/Condo review boards in Maryland. He is President of the White Oak Village Homeowners’ Association as well as President of Fairland Estates Association, his principal residence in Montgomery County. Mr. Fine also serves as the Acting President of the Maryland Homeowners’ Association (MHA).

In his professional life, Commissioner Fine is an Adjunct Faculty Member of the College of Southern Maryland, teaching Hospitality Management classes. He also is co-owner of JOSHUASYSTEMS, Inc. the largest hospitality training company in Maryland. He holds a degree in Business Administration from American University and a graduate degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/2019

 

Fishbein, Rand

Fishbein, Rand

Commissioner Fishbein is serving his third term as Chairperson of the Commission. He has overseen the 2016 reassignment of the Commission to the County’s Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) and is leading the drive to dramatically improve the efficiency, outreach, accessibility, and educational and training offerings of the CCOC. In 2006 he and his wife were successful litigants before the CCOC in a landmark 2006 case upholding the right of County HOA residents to fire-safe roofs. Since 2011 Dr. Fishbein also has served as the Vice-President of the Maryland Homeowners’ Association (MHA).

Dr. Fishbein is President of Fishbein Associates, Inc., a public-policy consulting firm based in Potomac, Maryland. His company advises government and industry clients on a wide range of national security and foreign policy matters. He is a former Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Special Assistant for National Security Affairs to the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), and a former Foreign Policy/Intelligence Analyst on the Senate Committee investigating the Iran-Contra affair. Dr. Fishbein received his doctorate with distinction from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and is the recipient of Fulbright Fellowships to both Oxford University and the University of London.

Term: 2nd term expires 1/31/2019

 

Fonoroff, Bruce

Fonoroff, Bruce

Commissioner Fonoroff is an engineer and a retired member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in the Department of Defense, where he was the Associate Director of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). He also spent several years as the head of the R&D Management practice at the consulting firm Booz, Allen and Hamilton. Subsequently, he ran his own consulting business where he focused on technology forecasting, program management, and military research & development.

Commissioner Fonoroff is a long-time member of the Community Associations Institute (CAI), and has served as President of the Park Potomac Master Association, the Park Potomac Homeowners Association, and the Park Potomac Condominium I Association for many years. He was first appointed to the CCOC in July, 2010, and currently serves on the Education and Information Technology Committees.

Term: 2nd term expires 1/31/2018

 

Valley, Dallas

Valley, Dallas

Commissioner Dallas Valley is serving his first term on the CCOC, and currently serves on both the Education and Legislative Committees. He is a member of the Community Association Institute’s DC and Chesapeake Chapters, and is a member of the Maryland Homeowners Association and the Maryland Housing Partnership. He is a member of both the Washington Chapter and Chesapeake Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) and serves on the Maryland Legislative Committee of the CAI. He has also been a member of the board of his condominium association and its volunteer site manager. Commissioner Valley is enjoying his retirement having fulfilled a career as a licensed facilities engineer for over 40+ years in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He lives in Silver Spring.

 

Viney, Kathleen

Viney, Kathleen

​Commissioner Viney has been a resident of Leisure World resident since 2007 and served on her Association’s board of directors since 2014. She is a retired administrative assistant (investment firms), office manager, bookkeeper, & personal money manager.

Term: 1st term expires 1/31/2018; partial term starts 7/19/19

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