The Board of Directors is the day-to-day governing body of the Rollingwood Citizens Assocation. Board members serve three-year terms. Approximately one-third of the board is elected each spring by the general membership at RCA’s annual meeting. All dues-paying RCA members are eligible to run for the Board. Officers are elected to executive positions by the Board each year. Current directors and officers are:
Jenny Dowling has lived in Rollingwood since 2013. Though currently a stay-at-home mother, Jenny is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who worked for many years as a therapist and social advocate in Baltimore City. She volunteers locally at Chevy Chase Elementary School and the Manna Food Center. She is delighted to reside in the neighborhood and is invested in preserving and enhancing the beauty, vitality and social connectedness of the Rollingwood Community. (Term through May 2020)
Molly Mullally is a 21 year resident of Rollingwood. She lives on Woodbine Street with her husband, John, three sons, and Beagle, Winnie. She and John ran the Rollingwood Halloween Party for many years when their kids were young. Molly is a local real estate agent. (Term through May 2020)
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 2021)
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 Affairs 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 2021)
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 2021)
David Putnam has lived with his wife, Shirley, on Pomander Lane since 1995. He has been on the RCA Board since 1996 and has served as Treasurer for many of those years. Coming to Chevy Chase from 16 years in small town Stowe, VT, David recognizes the value of local community. It is all too easy in our hectic suburban lives to not know our neighbors. David believes RCA provides the primary vehicle in the Rollingwood area for neighbors to connect, join together in activities, and build a sense of small town community. David’s background includes law and finance. (Term through May 2019)
Lydia Logan is the Executive Director of the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative, a program providing technology, internet access and professional development to over 150 select middle schools around the nation. Lydia was born and raised in Washington, DC near Rollingwood in the Colonial Village neighborhood. After graduating from National Cathedral School, she attended the University of Pennsylvania where she eared a B.A. in English Literature. Following graduation, Lydia embarked on a career in non-profit management, education philanthropy and education policy. She has held executive leadership positions at regional and national foundations and national education organizations. Throughout her career, Lydia has been committed to serving the Washington, Maryland and Virginia region. She was a member of Leadership Greater Washington’s class of 2005 and has served on the boards of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers and Communities in Schools. She and her husband, Scott moved to Rollingwood in 2013 and live on Greenvale Road with their son and rescue dog, Collins. (Term through May 2019)
Judy O’Grady has lived in the Washington area since graduating from college and moved to Rollingwood in 2013 with her husband and two children. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Maryland. Judy is an attorney at Pepper Hamilton where she represents pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers in products liability actions and counsels clients regarding compliance with FDA regulations, the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, and healthcare laws. Judy has volunteered with the National Association of the Deaf Law Center and DC public schools. She has also represented pro bono clients in a variety of matters, including family, immigration, housing, and criminal matters. Judy has served on RCA’s Halloween party planning committee. She and her family love living in Rollingwood and she enjoys the opportunity to serve the RCA community. (Term through May 2017)
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.
She has served on the PTA board for Bayview Elementary where her children attended school. She has also co-chaired the Chevy Chase Elementary school Fall Festival for two years. Her career background is in conference and conversations travel planning.