Western Montgomery County Citizens Advisory Board Current Members 2013
Contact: Ken Hartman, 240-777-8206
John Bowis is President of Chevy Chase Cars automobile dealership in Bethesda. John resides in Potomac, MD.
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.
Jordan Cooper is a residential representative from the North Bethesda-Garrett Park Planning Area. Jordan was born and raised in North Bethesda, attended K-12 in MCPS, and currently serves as president of the Luxmanor Citizens Association. Jordan has extensive legislative experience in Annapolis, where he first worked a decade ago. Jordan is a health care professional with experience working on health policy in academic, legislative, clinical, non-profit advocacy, and private sector settings. This work includes the submission of public comments which were subsequently included in final federal regulations pertaining to Health Care Reform.
Jordan has a BA in Political Science from Vassar College and a MSPH in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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 post & beam home and civic activism.
A past president of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association, she recently served three years as President of the Montgomery County Civic Federation and has been the MCCF Newsletter editor since 2000. She lives in Potomac with her husband and two sons and enjoys Scottish Country Dancing, gardening, cooking real food, bicycling and occasional outbursts of theatrical singing with the Victorian Lyric Opera Company and the Potomac Theater Company.
Heather Dlhopolsky (Immediate Past 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 (Vice Chair)
Jad Donohoe is a Senior Vice President of Donohoe Development, a division of The Donohoe Companies. Jad has worked on office, residential and hotel projects. Project credits in Montgomery County include North Bethesda's Sterling at the Metro Condominiums (2008), Bethesda's Gallery Bethesda project (2014 completion), the upcoming Silver Spring Library Residential project (in partnership with DHCA; seeking approvals), and Bethesda's 8280 Wisconsin office building (now in pre-leasing). He is the fifth generation of the Donohoe family to work at The Donohoe Companies. Jad also serves on the Woodmont Triangle Action Group.
Jad holds a B.A. in English and Philosophy from Boston College, and a 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.
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.
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.
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.
Marc Korman (Chair)
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 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.
Lisa Neuder is a Montgomery County native and has lived in North Bethesda for five years. She is a lawyer with an MBA. A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and the R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She currently works as a Counsel for the Committee for Justice.
She has served in both the executive and legislative branches. Lisa has worked in several positions within the U.S. Department of Treasury and as a Legislative Counsel for several members of Congress, both in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. She also has served as a political appointee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Lisa is a graduate of the inaugural class of the D.C. Bar Leadership Academy (2013). She has also received a number of awards for her service in the county including, from the County Executive for service to Community Action’s VITA and Financial Education programs for three consecutive years. She is an active member of the Legislative and Communications Committees for the Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County. She has previously served as Treasurer and Board Member of Montgomery Women.
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 residential representative on the WMCCAB since 2012, Bob is, or has been, engaged in the following activities: Vice Chair/Councilmember, Friendship Heights Village Council, the elected local government of the Village of Friendship Heights, since 2003; Member/Two-Term Chair, Friendship Heights Transportation Management District Advisory Committee, which advises the County Executive and Council on area transportation matters, vehicular and pedestrian safety issues, promotes public transportation usage and resolves related local problems, 2006--2012; Hearing Officer, Corrective Action and Termination Proceedings, District of Columbia Courts, since 2004; and Participant, U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s selection screening of candidates for Administrative Law Judgeships, since 2010. Bob’s qualifications for the preceding two endeavors were gained during 27 years as a National Labor Relations Board judge, 1975-2002. That position, in turn, capstoned 43 years of Federal service. He has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and other such compendiums.
Bob and his wife, Sandra, live in Chevy Chase.
Gordon Smith joined the Board in 2013 as a residential representative from the Potomac Planning Area. A long-time resident of Montgomery County, Gordon attended Ohio Wesleyan and Harvard Business School and is a former Air Force pilot. Gordon is a founder of Miller and Smith home builders and currently managing director of Elite Energy in Carson City, Nevada. Gordon served on the Board of Ohio Wesleyan and now serves on the endowment committees of Ohio Wesleyan and Wesleyan Theological Seminary in Washington. Gordon is personally involved in significant charitable work in the United States and abroad.
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.
Jon Weintraub is a residential representative from the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Planning Area. A resident of downtown Bethesda, Jon is chair of the Downtown Bethesda Condominium Association and past chair of the Bethesda Urban Partnership Board of Directors. Jon serves on the Bethesda Metro Station Task Force and Woodmont Triangle Action Group. Jon retired from the Federal Government in 2002 with 21 years of service as senior staff in the House of Representatives and at the Department of Education. He served on the Transition Teams for Presidents Clinton and Obama and worked at the National Association of Counties for 12 years where he directed their legislative staff. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and worked for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee [SNCC] in Dallas and Macon County, Alabama, in the early 1960s.
Jason Yang, a business representative on the Board, is the founder and director of Digital Studios, a local web design and development company. A resident of Bethesda, Jason is a first generation Asian American born and raised in Montgomery County. Jason attended the University of Maryland.