LearnServe Staff

Sabine Keinath – Director and COO +

Sabine is an economist who has worked for international development agencies – primarily the European Commission – in the design and evaluation of education programs in many countries, including India, Egypt, and Tanzania. Sabine has lived in Germany, Mexico, the UK, India, and now the United States. Sabine joined LearnServe in 2008.

Scott Rechler – Director and CEO +

A Washington, DC native, Scott graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in social anthropology. He wrote his senior thesis on social entrepreneurship and social change in southern Chile, and co-founded Harvard’s Race, Culture, and Diversity Initiative to improve campus inter-cultural relations. Scott worked for five years at Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, strengthening Ashoka’s dynamic global community of social entrepreneurs. Scott was selected a 2009 winner of the Linowes Leadership Award of the Community Foundation of the National Capital Region. He received his M.B.A. from George Washington University’s School of Business in May 2012. Scott serves on the board of ScholarCHIPS, a LearnServe venture that offers college scholarships to children of incarcerated parents. A fluent Spanish speaker, Scott has lived in Chile and Bolivia. Scott joined LearnServe in 2006. 

Lauren Jordan – Director of Seeding Social Innovation +

Lauren, originally from Michigan, earned a BA from the University of Michigan in Sociology and went on to complete a year with City Year, an educational Americorps service program. Afterwards, she completed her MA in Higher Education from New York University. Lauren’s self-designed concentration at NYU was in Critical, Cultural, and Creative Pedagogies which influenced her design of The Poly Project, a civic engagement initiative at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. After graduating, Lauren took on an internship with Ashinaga, a non-profit in Japan that provides educational funding and support to students who have lost parents. She most recently comes from Lawrence Technical University in Michigan where she worked with Robofest, an autonomous robotics competition aimed towards middle and high school students.

Alessandra Clara Vega – Programs Manager +

Alessandra is a social entrepreneur. She is a founding partner and social enterprise consultant at Strategic Good. She is originally from El Salvador and has experience designing, leading and managing high-impact projects in the DC metropolitan area and Latin America. She has also taught Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford, and at Georgetown University’s Summerfuel program. She believes that social enterprises bring out the best of human nature ‒ innovation and social empathy ‒ and that they are the perfect combination of social responsibility, sustainability, and business efficiency. She obtained her an M.A. in Social Enterprise from American University and a B.S. in Business Management from Johns Hopkins University. Alessandra joined the LearnServe team as leader of the Incubator program in 2016.

Emma Strother – Development Manager +

Both new and old to LearnServe, Emma is the first full-time staff member to also be an alum of the organization (Fellows ‘10, Zambia ‘10). At Brown University, she studied state-sponsored music education as a development tool in Latin America and received a BA in International Relations. After graduation, she designed and piloted an undergraduate fellowship program at Brown’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, helped produce the first American-Cuban music festival in Havana since the reopening of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and returned to DC to run a fundraising campaign for an interfaith arts activism collective, The Sanctuaries. Her journal article “Political Economy and Global Arts for Social Change: A Comparative Analysis of Youth Orchestras in Venezuela and Chile” has been published in the Arts Education Policy Review.

Florence Rivkin – Office Manager and Programs Coordinator +

Florence is passionate about social entrepreneurship and the power of youth. She earned her BA from the University of Michigan in Organizational Studies, with a minor in Social Work, and a focus in Entrepreneurship. Throughout her college career Florence was a part of the Detroit Entrepreneurship Network, an organization that mentored Detroit high schoolers on their own social ventures. She acted as the head of curriculum and co-lead three social justice initiatives. Florence also taught part-time in Detroit elementary schools for three years, organized 60+ Michigan residents to attend the Women's March on Washington, and started her own college prep workshop for low-income high school students with a local non profit. She is a global citizen, having been raised in Belgium, France, England, Egypt, & the USA, as well as studying abroad in Havana, Cuba. Florence joined LearnServe in 2017.

LearnServe Fellows

Shari Boyce – Fellows Cohort Leader +

Shari is a consultant at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in stakeholder communication and outreach initiatives. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Health from George Washington University. Prior to joining HHS, she worked at the International Monetary Fund providing support to country mission teams in the Asia and Pacific region. She has volunteered with adolescent/youth programs in the D.C. metro-area, particularly those focused on health and supporting and empowering young people to be agents of change in their personal lives and communities. Shari joined LearnServe in 2015 as a Venture Mentor, and in 2016 as a LearnServe Fellows Cohort Leader.

Board of Directors

Martha Cutts +

Head of School, Washington Latin Public Charter School, retired
Martha retired in July 2016 after 47 years in secondary education. Most recently she served for eight and a half years as Head of School at Washington Latin Public Charter School, some of whose students took part in LearnServe programs. In 1991, Martha moved to Washington, DC from Connecticut for her position at National Cathedral School as Assistant Head and Director of the Upper School. Her husband Steven teaches history at Holton-Arms School. Board member since 2017.

Jason Downs +

Partner, Murphy, Falcon, & Murphy
Jason Downs is a partner at Downs Collins, where he oversees the criminal law and civil rights practice groups. His practice focuses on cases involving police brutality and cases where his clients face parallel civil and criminal proceedings. Prior to entering private practice, Jason served as the Training Director for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where he represented individuals that could not afford to hire a private attorney. Jason was also responsible for training private attorneys in the District of Columbia on the latest trends in expert testimony and advances in trial techniques. A 2007 graduate of of the University of Maryland Law School, Jason joined the LearnServe Board of Directors in 2017 to continue the mission of helping the next generation of leaders engage in today’s most important social issues. Board Member since 2016.

Philip Eliot +

Managing Director, Paladin Capital Group
Philip is a Managing Director at Paladin Capital Group, a venture capital firm focused on early stage software companies. He has been working with entrepreneurs as an investor and advisor since 2000, and he has served on the boards of numerous private companies at stages of growth from pre-revenue startups through $100M+ acquisitions. Prior to working in venture capital, Philip worked at Dean and Company, a strategy consulting firm. Philip is an active supporter of social entrepreneurship through volunteer work and was one of the founders of Phoenix Bikes, a non-profit organization teaching social entrepreneurship to students through the operation of a community-focused retail bike shop. Philip has been a volunteer for LearnServe as a Mentor in the Fellows and Incubator programs since 2012 and joined the board in 2017.

Scott Gilman – Chair, Finance Committee +

Managing Director, Japan Quest Journeys
Scott Gilman is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of JapanQuest Journeys, a Washington, DC and Tokyo-based destination management firm specializing in bespoke “tailor-made” luxury journeys to Japan. Scott is a recognized expert on Japan and the luxury segment of the market. He is an entrepreneur and has also held senior positions as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in the financial services industry in both the US and Asia for firms including SMG Capitol Investors, Goldman Sachs and State Street Bank. Scott was the Vice Chairman and Treasurer of the Board for The Washington International School and Board of The American School in Japan. Board Member since 2008.

Richard Hall – Chair, Programs Committee +

Head of School, Washington International School, retired
Dick retired as the head of the Washington International School in July 2007. When he was at WIS, Dick, Kathy Kemper, and Hugh Riddleberger formed the Center for International Education, the core activities of which grew into LearnServe International. Dick’s main interest centered on the collaboration of public and private schools and of teachers and students, all in the interest of social entrepreneurship. Dick is Chairman of the Board of Assist. Dick is married to Carol Hall, a classical musician and teacher. He joined the LearnServe board in order to continue to support its important work as LearnServe expands as an independent organization. Board member since 2008.

Martin Kalin +

Founder, MK Technology LLC
Marty is the founder of MK Technology LLC and chairman of the MK Group, which includes MK Technology, MK Data Services, and Spark Media. His business experience focuses on export-controls and trade-controls consulting, training, and compliance tools for the international trade community. Marty founded the monthly magazine The Export Practitioner, and he has served as a consultant on a number of business projects in Russia and other countries within the Former Soviet Union. Prior to founding MK Technology, Marty served as a trade consultant with specialties in commodity and technology classification, quantitative analysis, and negotiations for Commerce Department advisory opinions. Marty and his wife Andrea are the parents of Yoni Kalin (Fellows’ 11 and Paraguay ’11). Marty holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. He is an active member of EO, the “Entrepreneurs Organization,” in the Washington-area chapter, where he serves on the Board of Directors. Advisory Board member 2011-2013. Board Member since 2013.

Kathy Kemper +

CEO, Institute for Education
Kathy is founder and CEO of the Institute for Education (“IFE”), a non-profit foundation that promotes leadership and civility locally, nationally, and worldwide, and educates youth for global citizenship. A former professional tennis player, Kathy served as head Women’s Tennis Coach at Georgetown from 1978 to 1990. Kathy and her husband James Valentine have two daughters, Kelsey and Christina, both of whom participated in LearnServe summer trips to China and Paraguay. Kathy helped create the Center for International Education, and based on that and on her professional work over many years, nothing could have been more natural than for her to become a founding member of the LearnServe Board. Board Member since 2008.

Nancy Kuhn +

Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, retired
Nancy is an attorney, whose eclectic career has spanned 20 years in private law practice, as well as non-profit and government service. She chaired the National Capital Region Advisory Board of College Summit, a national non-profit dedicated to building a diverse pipeline of first generation college-going students. She previously was Director of External Relations for the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), a national non-profit composed of Fortune 500 CEOs, university presidents, and foundation leaders dedicated to addressing U.S. education and workforce challenges, particularly in STEM. Prior to joining the non-profit sector, she was a partner in Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, an international law firm, where she counseled and litigated on behalf of Fortune 200 corporations and national non-profit organizations. She is a former President of Wake Forest University’s Alumni Association and Chair of the Wake Forest annual College Fund, and is a member of the Wake Forest Law School Metropolitan D.C. Externship Program Board. She previously served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Washington International School. Board Member since ____.

Ricardo O. Neal – Vice Chair of the Board +

Director of Strategy and Innovation, The Literacy Lab
Ricardo Neal is the Director of Strategy and Innovation at The Literacy Lab and has over 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership and governance and public education. Before joining The Literacy Lab, Ricardo worked for the District of Columbia Public Schools for almost six years as a staff member at Eastern Senior High School. While at Eastern, Ricardo served in various roles including Parent Coordinator, Twilight Academy Director (Envision@Eastern), Director of Programs and Strategy, and finally as Director of Strategy and Logistics. Ricardo was a leader in developing and leading mentoring programs for young men of color at Eastern. He co-authored Eastern’s successful application and program development for Eastern Empowering Males of Color Innovation Grants. Ricardo lead the design and implementation of Eastern’s evening academy that is focused on re-engaging and supporting off-track students to earning a high school diploma. Ricardo left his role in the summer of 2017 to train and recruit young men of color to teach in early childhood education. Ricardo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Boston University School of Social Work. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Ricardo currently lives in Northeast, Washington DC with his wife and two children. Board member since 2013.

Hugh Riddleberger – Founder; Emeritus +

Founder, LearnServe International, retired
Hugh is a career educator, first as a teacher and then in a number of senior administrative capacities, including at schools in Boston and New Orleans, as well as Washington. He served as head of Sheridan School in D.C. and interim head of Langley School in Virginia. His father, his wife Louise McIlhenny, and one of his daughters were or are currently career educators. He founded LearnServe because of his interest in international community service and in broader community service curriculum in American schools. Board member since 2008.

Craig Rocklin – Chair, Development Committee +

Director of Development, OSI-Baltimore
Craig Rocklin has served as a fundraising professional for over twenty-five years in the Baltimore/Washington community, raising money for small and large, local, national and international non-profits alike. Organizations for which he has worked include the Children’s Defense Fund, the American Red Cross National Headquarters, Human Rights Campaign, and Children’s National Medical Center. He served as Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations for the George Mason University School of Public Policy. Craig has served as a long-term volunteer with the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He received  his master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management at George Mason. Board member since 2013.

Irasema Salcido +

Founder, Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy
In 1998, Irasema founded Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy in Washington, D.C. Prior to founding the Chavez Schools, Salcido worked for nine years in the DC Public School system. In 2009, Salcido developed the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative (DCPNI) to replicate the Harlem Children’s Zone in the Parkside-Kenilworth Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Salcido received the “Use Your Life Award” from Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network for her dedication to the students of the Chavez Schools. Most recently, in 2013, Ms. Salcido was recognized as a Washingtonian of the Year for using her life to help make the Washington area a better place to live. She serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of the DC Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the YEPDC (Young Education Professionals). She received a M.A. in Education, Administration and Social Planning from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is retired and spending time with her husband and five children. Board member since 2015.

Cathy Tinsley – Chair of the Board +

Assist, Board of Directors
Cathy is a Texan born and raised who was bitten by the international bug in high school on the Experiment in International Living, spending a summer in France. She and her husband Tom have lived and raised their family in Denmark, The Netherlands and the U.S. Here in Washington she has devoted time to teaching ESL and volunteering in many school and church activities. At Washington International School she was chair (twice) of the principal annual fundraising event, president of the Parent Association, and the chair of the 40th anniversary celebration. Cathy is on the Board of Assist. Cathy joined the LearnServe board because of the diversity of the participants and the depth of learning that happens in both the Fellows program and on the international trips. Board member since 2008.

Richard Weiner +

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Richard is a partner in Sidley Austin LLP’s Brussels and Washington, D.C. offices and a member of the firm’s International Trade and Arbitration Group. He practices in the areas of EU and US regulatory law, international trade and international arbitration and litigation. He served as Chairman of International Dispute Resolution Associates, based in Washington, D.C., and was named an “Honorary Citizen of Mexico City” for devising a debt-for-environment swap for Mexico City, which was signed at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. Richard has written and lectured on international relations, international trade, and international environmental affairs. He is the father of Stephen (Fellows ’11) and Josh (Fellows ’08 and Zambia ’07), and Naomi (Zambia ’12). Board Member since ___.

Maurice D. Wilkins Jr. +

Program Manager, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Maurice Wilkins is a former urban education and nonprofit leader, turned “techie” who has a distinct passion for diversity and inclusion. He joined the team at Outco Inc, a job search and interview prep accelerator for software engineers, where he led Outreach and Relationship Management. Prior to his position at Outco, he served as the Director of Outreach for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) at ZeeMee. Maurice is also a former leader in the LearnServe Fellows Program. Maurice is a first generation college graduate from Morehouse College, where he studied Africana Studies and Political Science. Board Member since 2016.

 

Advisory Board

Tammy Bah +

St. Mary’s College; Sandy Spring Friends School (alum)
Tammy grew up in suburban Maryland and graduated from Sandy Spring Friends School in 2011.  As captain of two high school teams, she won League First Team All-Star for volleyball two years in a row and All-Star Honorable Mention for basketball. Tammy was a LearnServe Fellow (2011), and based on her interest in international health and development, joined 2011 LearnServe Zambia trip. Upon returning to the states, Tammy collected clothes and materials for the children she met in Zambia. Tammy now attends St. Mary’s College, the public honors college in the Maryland state system, as a member of the Class of 2015. Her academic interests include economics and international health. Advisory Board Member since 2011.

Sam Black +

Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP, retired
Sam is a retired attorney at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP. He was a long-time volunteer at Lowell School in D.C., where his children started school, and there he served as the board chair. He later helped, with Hugh Riddleberger, to found the Latino Student Fund.  In his law practice he has worked extensively with universities, school finance, and with public charter schools. Sam joined the LearnServe Board because he believes that students who gain experience in social entrepreneurship will become even better leaders in their college years and in their future communities. Sam was a LearnServe Board member from 2008-2013, and joined the Advisory Board in 2013.

Richard Hall – Chair, Programs Committee +

Head of School, Washington International School, retired
Dick retired as the head of the Washington International School in July 2007. When he was at WIS, Dick, Kathy Kemper, and Hugh Riddleberger formed the Center for International Education, the core activities of which grew into LearnServe International. Dick’s main interest centered on the collaboration of public and private schools and of teachers and students, all in the interest of social entrepreneurship. Dick is Chairman of the Board of Assist. Dick is married to Carol Hall, a classical musician and teacher. He joined the LearnServe board in order to continue to support its important work as LearnServe expands as an independent organization. Board member since 2008.

Anna Gemolas +

FourWords, LLC
Anna is founder of FourWords, LLC, which consults on communication tools for social change.  Her clients include the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education.  Anna worked for ten years as an executive at Lockheed Martin, serving as Director of Communications and Public Affairs.  Before starting at Lockheed, Anna worked in communications in agency, healthcare, non-profit, and university settings.  Anna has served on the Board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and helped to found the Chamber’s Community Foundation, which works to enhance veteran-owned business’ ability to win government contracts.  While at Lockheed, she worked extensively with Project Thanksgiving, which annually helped 80 local charities provide 2,700 families Thanksgiving dinners. She is a director at Interfaith Works, a Washington region nonprofit that unites more than 165 congregations of many faiths to pursue social justice and identify and meet the needs of the poor.  Anna has an M.S. in public relations from Syracuse and a B.A. from the University of Seranton.  Advisory Board Member since 2011.

Michael Kimsey +

Kimsey Foundation
Michael is Executive Director, President, and a Trustee of the Kimsey Foundation, a family foundation supporting educational and cultural initiatives to offer opportunities to youth from the Washington, DC area. Mike serves as chairman of the Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital DC Task Force. He is a founding member of the Place-Based Funders Group, a board member of KIPP DC/Key Academy, and a trustee of the Federal City Council. He also serves on the advisory board of several other regional organizations including the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship-Greater Washington, Charity Works, and the Center for Corporate Citizenship of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his philanthropic work, Mike commanded the Main Support Medical Company of the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division in Germany.  He also served as the office in charge of Patient Administration and Logistics at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe medical facility in Belgium, and as a personnel advisor to the U.S. Army battalion commander in Bosnia. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy at the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. at George Mason. Advisory Board Member since 2011.

Don Kozusko +

Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh LLP
Don is a founding partner of his law firm, Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh LLP, which specializes in private client legal representation. He counsels international and domestic entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and privately-held businesses on tax and legal issues relating to investments, business, estate planning and charitable endeavors. Don is a director of a non-profit production company that uses theater to inspire change in family wealth management and philanthropic endeavors, and serves as a director of several foundations involved in education, art, family planning. Don and his wife Adele live in Vienna, Virginia and have two sons, Chris and Drew. Chris participated in LearnServe’s Ethiopia trip in 2006.  Don joined the LearnServe board because he was impressed with the quality of the programs and the impact they had on his son. Don served on the LearnServe Board from 2009-2013 where he served as Treasurer of the Board and chaired the Finance Committee. He joined the Advisory Board in 2013.

Anthony Shop +

Co-Founder and Director of Client Services, Social Driver LLC

Social Driver LLC works with clients in the for-profit, non-profit, and political fields on communications consulting, website design, and new media training. Anthony’s work focuses on unique applications of social media, including private-label social networks for employees or customers, or custom social media applications for conferences or other live events. Before Social Driver, Anthony served as founding principal of Liftoff Solutions LLC, a firm that developed strategic communications campaigns for nonprofit and governmental organizations.  He also served as press secretary for a congressional campaign. As editor of his campus newspaper, Anthony launched its first website. Anthony has a B.A. in International Relations from William Jewell College in Missouri, and an M.B.A. from the George Washington University School of Business. LearnServe Advisory Board Member 2011-2013, Advisory Board Chair 2013-2015.

Sam Taussig +

Sewanee University; Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (alum)
Sam is a member of the Sewanee University Class of 2015, a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (BCC), and an alum of the LearnServe Fellows Program, LearnServe Zambia, and LearnServe Paraguay.  At BCC, Sam was active in student government and was nominated as a Distinguished Scholar by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.  Sam has served as both an active participant and leader in Children’s International Summer Villages.  He served as a LearnServe Ambassador in the Fellows Program, and in a coordination capacity during his second trip to Paraguay.  In 2010-11 Sam worked as an intern at Development Finance International, Inc. in Bethesda.  Advisory Board Member since 2011.

Martin Tillman +

Marty is President of Global Career Compass, an international consulting practice focused on global workforce trends and the impact of education abroad experiences on student career development. The International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership named him a Distinguished Fellow, and he was cited as a pedagogical pioneer in the field of cross-cultural education and service-learning in Service-Learning: A Movement’s Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins, Practice and Future. Marty consults and conducts workshops with leading international education organizations and universities, including Central College, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the International Partnership For Service-Learning & Leadership, The Washington Center, American Institute for Foreign Study, SIT Graduate Institute, CEA Global Education, State Department EducationUSA, CET Academic Programs, among others.  He holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook; M.A. from Colgate University in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education and an M.A. in Intercultural Management from World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute.

Growth Council

Lee Finkel +

is the CEO of Brave UX, a user experience design agency. He has founded, advised, and invested in multiple startups in both Washington, DC and New York City. Lee studied Marketing, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland.

Gaea L. Honeycutt +

is Founder and CEO of the Hypatian Institute, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization that combines conventional and innovative approaches to deliver leadership education and development to close the competitive advantage gapSM, focusing on women, people of color and people in low access communities.  The Institute addresses the unique needs of individuals and small organizations, while using proceeds to support programs for youth. Ms. Honeycutt is also Founder and CEO of G.L. Honeycutt Consulting, LLC, where she draws on diverse expertise in business development, diversity and inclusion, research, and communications to advise organizations on transforming goals into measurable, achievable action through tailored strategies.  She has served entrepreneurs, research and development companies, small businesses, government agencies and nonprofits. As Co-founder and Past Chairman of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, she has been a vital connector for the community, using her intuitive and results-oriented leadership to build a multifaceted vision for advocacy for black-owned business. She earned her MPP from the University of Chicago, and BA from Bentley University.  She is a member of the Inaugural Class of the Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders and the Leadership Fairfax Class of 2012.

Marisa Peacock +

Head of School, Washington International School, retired
Dick retired as the head of the Washington International School in July 2007. When he was at WIS, Dick, Kathy Kemper, and Hugh Riddleberger formed the Center for International Education, the core activities of which grew into LearnServe International. Dick’s main interest centered on the collaboration of public and private schools and of teachers and students, all in the interest of social entrepreneurship. Dick is Chairman of the Board of Assist. Dick is married to Carol Hall, a classical musician and teacher. He joined the LearnServe board in order to continue to support its important work as LearnServe expands as an independent organization. Board member since 2008.

Matt Scott +

FourWords, LLC
Anna is founder of FourWords, LLC, which consults on communication tools for social change.  Her clients include the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education.  Anna worked for ten years as an executive at Lockheed Martin, serving as Director of Communications and Public Affairs.  Before starting at Lockheed, Anna worked in communications in agency, healthcare, non-profit, and university settings.  Anna has served on the Board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and helped to found the Chamber’s Community Foundation, which works to enhance veteran-owned business’ ability to win government contracts.  While at Lockheed, she worked extensively with Project Thanksgiving, which annually helped 80 local charities provide 2,700 families Thanksgiving dinners. She is a director at Interfaith Works, a Washington region nonprofit that unites more than 165 congregations of many faiths to pursue social justice and identify and meet the needs of the poor.  Anna has an M.S. in public relations from Syracuse and a B.A. from the University of Seranton.  Advisory Board Member since 2011.

Anthony Shop +

Kimsey Foundation
Michael is Executive Director, President, and a Trustee of the Kimsey Foundation, a family foundation supporting educational and cultural initiatives to offer opportunities to youth from the Washington, DC area. Mike serves as chairman of the Communities in Schools of the Nation’s Capital DC Task Force. He is a founding member of the Place-Based Funders Group, a board member of KIPP DC/Key Academy, and a trustee of the Federal City Council. He also serves on the advisory board of several other regional organizations including the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship-Greater Washington, Charity Works, and the Center for Corporate Citizenship of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his philanthropic work, Mike commanded the Main Support Medical Company of the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division in Germany.  He also served as the office in charge of Patient Administration and Logistics at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe medical facility in Belgium, and as a personnel advisor to the U.S. Army battalion commander in Bosnia. He earned a B.A. in Philosophy at the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. at George Mason. Advisory Board Member since 2011.

Eduardo Ulloa +

Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh LLP
Don is a founding partner of his law firm, Kozusko Harris Vetter Wareh LLP, which specializes in private client legal representation. He counsels international and domestic entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists and privately-held businesses on tax and legal issues relating to investments, business, estate planning and charitable endeavors. Don is a director of a non-profit production company that uses theater to inspire change in family wealth management and philanthropic endeavors, and serves as a director of several foundations involved in education, art, family planning. Don and his wife Adele live in Vienna, Virginia and have two sons, Chris and Drew. Chris participated in LearnServe’s Ethiopia trip in 2006.  Don joined the LearnServe board because he was impressed with the quality of the programs and the impact they had on his son. Don served on the LearnServe Board from 2009-2013 where he served as Treasurer of the Board and chaired the Finance Committee. He joined the Advisory Board in 2013.