Annual Meeting and RCA Board Elections

At the annual meeting on May 17th @ 6:30pm, members will vote for five candidates to RCA’s Board of Directors, for five seats on the board. Directors serve three-year terms. The following individuals are seeking election or re-election to the board:

Jennifer Iras grew up in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University.  Upon graduation, Jennifer moved to the DC area and began her extensive career in media and entertainment holding various executive leadership roles at Discovery Communications, Comcast/NBCU and Turner Broadcasting.  An active volunteer wherever she lived, Jennifer co-founded the Dress for Success Chapter in Philadelphia and has held numerous board positions including Vice President, Michigan State Alumni (Atlanta); President & Chapter Mentor, Women in Cable (Atlanta and Michigan); Girls on the Run (Atlanta).  She also mentors new college graduates and volunteers with Big Family of Michigan where she recently re-designed their website.  She also co-chaired several RCA Halloween parties. (Term through May 2018)

 
Ganon Rich and his wife and moved to Lenhart Street in 2008. Ganon has been on the board since 2009.  He grew up in Kensington, MD and attended Westland Junior HS and Bethesda Chevy Chase HS.  Ganon and his wife Karin have three young children.  He has been in commercial real estate in Washington, DC for almost 20 years and given Ganon’s deep roots in the area and community, he’s committed to maintaining all the attributes that lured his family to this wonderful area and neighborhood.  Ganon has been the RCA representative overseeing the Chevy Chase Lake Redevelopment through membership with the Connecticut Avenue Corridor Committee as well as the RCA representative involved with the Bethesda Redevelopment Plan through the Coalition of Bethesda Area Residents.  Additionally, Ganon enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams.  He is committed to making Rollingwood the best community for his family and neighbors.   (Term through May 2018)
 
Sue Ducat has lived on Brooklawn Terrace since 1994.  She has been an RCA board member for most of that time.  After helping organize a town meeting a few years ago with Pepco officials about the frequent power outages, Sue continued serving as the neighborhood Pepco liaison, getting information for residents about the status of repairs, the removal of poles not in use, and other matters. In addition, she regularly interacts with staff members of the International School about community affairs.  Sue is the director of communications for health Affairs, a health policy journal with offices in Bethesda. Before joining Health Affair in 2009, Sue served as communications director at several organizations, and was producer at WETA-TV, overseeing “Washington Week” and other PBS news programming.(Term through May 2018) 
 
Mike Hottel has lived in Rollingwood since 2010 and has been a member of the Board for 3 years.  He is a CPA and is a partner in a national accounting firm.  Mike and his wife Lauren have three children, attending Chevy Chase Elementary, Rosemary Hills Primary and the Outdoor Nursery School.  Mike coaches a number of his children’s sports team and is very focused on maintaining a great community for his neighbors and family. (Term through May 2018)
 

Lionette Carty is originally from Gonaives, Haiti. Since being in the United States, she has lived between South Florida and the DC metro area. Her most recent move to the Rollingwood neighborhood was in 2014 with her husband Barry and their two children from Fort Lauderdale, FL.  Prior to her family relocation, she worked as a preschool teacher for Mailman Segal Institute at Nova Southeastern University. She also served on the PTA board for Bayview Elementary where her children attended school. She holds a Batchelor of Science in marketing. She started her career working for a conference and conversations housing company and held various positions with nonprofit organizations such as American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (ASHP) and Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society(RAPS). She enjoys planning school and community events and hopes to contribute to the Rollingwood Citizens Association in that capacity. (Running for empty seat)

Jenn Fogel-Bublick and her family are long-time Montgomery County residents who have lived in Rollingwood for almost nine years, spending the previous nine years just east of here in Takoma Park.  Jenn has two daughters- a sophomore in high school and a 7th grader at Silver Creek Middle School. Jenn is a Partner at a DC-based government relations firm where she works on financial services, affordable housing, and gun violence prevention. Previously, she spent over seven years as Counsel to the Senate Banking Committee, where she had the good fortune to work for our home state Senator, former Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland. Jenn is married to a Montgomery County High school teacher and writer. Since living in Rollingwood, Jenn frequently brings her neighbors together for social, political and other gatherings, helping to foster a sense of community in her area.  Jenn helped organize and lead the effort for over two years working with local and state officials to advocate for a light or crosswalk to allow those of us in the Rocton part of the neighborhood to safely cross East-West highway (an effort that has not seen success but with the Purple Line, Jenn is hoping our arguments are stronger). Jenn served on the Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland, is a Member of the Maryland Bar, and can be frequently found walking her dog with her husband, chatting with neighbors in the yard, or more frequently driving her kids to Joy of Motion and other activities. (Running for empty seat)

 

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