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)

 Lauren Jay Pacuit moved to Rollingwood in 2012 from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, having also lived in Palo Alto, CA, and Brooklyn, NY.  Originally from Westport, Connecticut, she holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MA in Educational Psychology from New York University. Over the course of many moves with her family, she has worked as a private practice therapist, group therapy leader, and most recently as a Yoga Instructor. After years of living in many places and working in a variety of jobs, Lauren has chosen a life centered around child-rearing, family, community and part-time work.She has served on Blossom Birth’s Board of Directors, a non-profit organization serving new and expectant parents in the bay area. She currently serves on the Child Center of NY advisory board. She loves volunteering in the community and helping to bring people together. For the past two years, she co-chaired the RCA Halloween party. (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)

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