Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Current Members
Contact: Ken Hartman, 240-777-8206
Jane B. Boynton
Jane Boynton retired June 2011 with 41 years of teaching experience - 10 years in elementary classrooms and 31 as an educational technology coordinator. Her last 17 years of teaching were at Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda. Ms. Boynton was a pioneer in elementary school technology education, designed curriculum, and worked with teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum. She has been listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in Education, and Who's Who among America's Teachers.
Ms. Boynton has lived in Bethesda for the last 44 years, has served as an officer on the Bethesda Cares Board 10 years. Ms. Boynton has been active in the Womanâ€™s Club of Chevy Chase, Junior League of Washington, Daughters of the American Revolution, Delta Gamma sorority, and the Edgemoor Club. Ms. Boynton is a Graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio. She has traveled extensively.
Margaret (Peggy) Dennis
Peggy Dennis grew up in Princeton, New Jersey then attended Smith College (BA) and UCLA (MA in Latin American Studies). She joined the U.S Foreign Service as an officer and served at our embassies in Mexico City and London. Since then, she has made a career of mothering, designing and building a passive solar timber frame home and civic activism.
A past president of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association, she is currently serving her third term as President of the Montgomery County Civic Federation. She lives in Potomac with her husband and two sons and enjoys Scottish Country Dancing, bicycling and occasional outbursts of theatrical singing with the Victorian Lyric Opera Company and the Potomac Theater Company.
Heather Dlhopolsky (Chair)
Heather is a representative to the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board on behalf of the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. She is the Co-Chair of the Chamber's Economic Development Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Chamber. She is an associate at Linowes and Blocher, LLP, a law firm in Bethesda, and resides in North Bethesda.
James A. "Jad" Donohoe, IV
Jad Donohoe is a Vice President of Donohoe Development, a division of The Donohoe Companies. Donohoe Development has six current development projects in Montgomery County and has recently completed several others. Jad began his career with Donohoe working at the front desk of Donohoeâ€™s Holiday Inn Capitol, in Southwest Washington, D.C., leaving to teach English and pursue graduate work at The University of Virginia. Since re-joining Donohoe, Jad has worked on public-private partnerships in D.C. and Maryland, and on office, residential and hotel projects. Project credits in Montgomery County include North Bethesdaâ€™s Sterling at the Metro Condominiums (2008), Bethesda's upcoming Woodmont Central project (breaking ground in early 2012) and the upcoming Silver Spring Library Residential project (in partnership with DHCA; seeking approvals in late 2011).
He is the fifth generation of the Donohoe family to work at The Donohoe Companies. Jad earned his B.A. in English and Philosophy from Boston College, and his Master's in Literature from the University of Virginia. Jad is an eighth-generation Washingtonian; he was raised in Bethesda.
Tara M. Flynn
Tara M. Flynn has lived in Montgomery County since 1997 and the Town of Garrett Park since 2003. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the Garrett Park Nursery School and for the last several years has worked with various state, county, and local officials to preserve and renovate the Garrett Park Community Center. She is an attorney with a solo general law practice that includes consulting with parents of children with special education needs. Prior to starting her own practice, she worked as a staff attorney and manager at the Federal Trade Commission furthering its consumer protection mission and fighting fraud for over a decade. She joined Shaw Pittman (currently Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman) as an associate in its litigation practice after graduating from the State University at Buffalo School of Law in 1992. She is a 1989 graduate of the University of Rochester.
Livleen Gill has resided in Bethesda with her husband and three children for almost 15 years. She was born in India and graduated with a Masters in 1990. She is a Dietitian in Private practice for the last 10 years with concentration in Geriatrics. Livleen has also been active in the county PTA and civic organizations in Montgomery County.
Scott represents the business community on the Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board. In 2006 at the age of 24 he founded Streamline Management, LLC, a residential real estate leasing and property management firm headquartered in downtown Bethesda that services Montgomery, Frederick & Prince George's Counties as well as the entire District of Columbia and parts of northern Virginia. An active participant in the community, Scott has been a basketball coach with the Long Branch Athletic Association, is an Eagle Scout, was President of the Montgomery County Young Democrats and frequent blood donor. In 2004, Scott graduated from the University of Maryland with two bachelor's degrees; one in government & politics and another in international business. He is scheduled to graduate from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2012.
Scott enjoys spending time with his wife Dara, and pug, Gus.
Jeffrey Hearle is a residential representative and a local in every sense of the word as he was born at Suburban Hospital. He is a Certified Financial Planner, a professional with Chevy Chase Bank and graduated from Maryland Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. He also holds an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University. Mr. Hearle has been involved in public service for over 20 years. He served as the President of the Glen Echo Fire Department and is a Life Member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. He is Vice Chair of the Deacon Board at his church, has been happily married for almost 5 years, and is the proud father of 5 month old twins.
Mr. Hirst is a residential representative to the Western Montgomery Citizens Advisory Board. He serves as president of the Rollingwood Citizens Association where he has been actively involved in promoting transportation improvements and quality of life issues in the Chevy Chase community and countywide. Previously, Mr. Hirst served two terms on Montgomery Countyâ€™s Downcounty Recreation Advisory Board, including two years as Chairman.
Mr. Hirst served in senior staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives and currently works in government relations. He has a B.A. from Gettysburg College and an M.A. in political science from American University. Mr. Hirst and his wife have lived in the Rollingwood community of Chevy Chase since 1998. His three children attend Montgomery County public schools.
Ms. Hopkins served two terms as president of the East Bethesda Citizens Association which represents the approximately 1200 homes between East-West Highway and Jones Bridge Road East of Wisconsin Avenue. She serves on the county BRAC Implementation Committee and is the Chair of Bethesda Green (2011). She has been an active volunteer with the Rosemary Hills and North Chevy Chase PTAs and previously with the Audubon Nature Preschool. Currently she is the Executive Director of Maryland Leadership Workshops which provides leadership development training to middle and high school students throughout Maryland. Previously, she served a PMI with the United States Information Agency (USIA) in the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, assistant director of external affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and an organizational development consultant to high-tech companies. She earned her Masters degree in international relations at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Bethesda with her husband and two sons.
A native of Washington D.C., Aileen Klein started her career in the early 1970s in the inner-city D.C. Public School system as part of the Urban Teacher Corps. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of Maryland and her MA in Elementary Childhood Education from Catholic University. After starting her own family, Ms. Klein joined the IBM Corporation where she worked in the Federal division for 27 years before retiring. As an active volunteer throughout the County, Ms. Klein is on the board of the Friends of the Library Montgomery County and as such is the chapter relations coordinator for the 16 Friends of the Library chapters. She is a graduate of Senior Leadership Montgomery class of 2010 and a board member of the Rose Hill Falls HOA, She has been a supporter of local activities, as evident in her roles as a founding member of Rockville's Bicycle Advisory Committee, former co-chair and current member of the Rockville Town Center Action Team, and member of the Buy Rockville committee. Ms. Klein has also completed training as a Montgomery County Study Circle Facilitator, Youth Life Coach, and Mediator.
Mr. Korman is a Montgomery County native and has lived in Bethesda since 2003. He is an elected member of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee and an active member of the Action Committee for Transit. Mr. Korman also serves as the CABâ€™s representative on the Bethesda Urban Partnership Board. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, he currently works as a transportation and communications regulatory attorney at Sidley Austin. Virginia Miller Virginia Miller is a long-time Bethesda resident and past president of the Wyngate Citizens Association. She is currently chair of the NIH Community Liaison Committee and serves as vice president of the Bethesda Fire Department.
Virginia MillerVirginia Miller is a long-time Bethesda resident and past president of the Wyngate Citizens Association. She is currently chair of the NIH Community Liaison Committee and serves as vice president of the Bethesda Fire Department.
An attorney with Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P. A.; Nancy P. Regelin enjoys a broad real estate practice with an emphasis on land use and development where she uses her skills as a strategic thinker, communicator, and manager to implement the vision of land owners, developers, and creative consultants to create great places for us to live, work and play. Ms. Regelin is on the Board of Directors of the Rockville Chamber of Commerce where she served as the 1998 President, and Vice President of Legislative Affairs in 1996 and 1997. She was recognized as a 2008 Citizen of Year by the Chamber for service to the Rockville business community. In 2000, she was President of CREW-Suburban MD (Commercial Real Estate Women). In 2003, she was bestowed the Athena Award for business leadership from Women Business Owners of Montgomery County (WBO-MC). She was appointed by the Mayor and Council of Rockville to the Zoning Ordinance Revision Task Force (RORZOR), the Art in Town Center advisory committee, and Imagine Rockville visioning project.
In 1999 Ms. Regelin founded, and has chaired for the last 10 years, the Women in Business Conference and Tradeshow held annually in Montgomery County.
A business representative on the WMCCAB, Mr. Salahuddin and his wife own a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Store in Congressional Plaza on Rockville Pike, Rockville. Mr. Salahuddin also works with Washington CQI Institute Inc. He previously worked for the Association of American Railroad in Washington D.C for 20 years as a Communication Specialist. After the Association outsourced his department to GEIS in Rockville, Mr. Salahuddin was hired by GEIS for five years as a contract support specialist. The work involved the setup of a data center in Ohio; training for GE's existing employees; and development of operations (Systems) manuals. After GE lost the Railroad contract to ACS, Mr. Salahuddin was offered a position with ACS but instead chose to work independently as a consultant. Mr. Salahuddin is involved with his community center located on New Hampshire Avenue as a director, chairman of membership Committee, chairman of by-laws committee, secretary of the board of directors and helped Sunday school as vice president. He is a resident of Olney, Maryland.
John Thomas is the Director of the Community Assistance and Research Division in EPA's Office of Sustainable Communities. He received a Masters in Urban Planning from Cornell University and a PhD from UC Berkeley. Over the past 15 years he's worked on sustainable transportation and land use planning issues at the Federal level, provided technical assistance to state and local governments, and taught graduate courses related to smart growth. More recently, John has been spending significant time on the HUD DOT EPA Sustainable Communities Partnership, managing technical assistance programs and leading performance measure development efforts. He also serves as an adjunct professor in George Washington University's Sustainable Urban Planning Program. John has lived in the Glen Mar Park area of Bethesda with his wife and two daughters since 2005.