Jubilee Association Board
Karrie Peterson, Board President, is an International Relations Officer at the Bureau of International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor where she manages a $30 million portfolio of cooperative agreements to work with foreign governments to address child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Social Science from Bethel College in Kansas, and a Master of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She is an active member of Hyattsville Mennonite Church and a member of Allegheny Mennonite Conference’s Leadership Council. In her spare time she enjoys rowing with Capitol Rowing Club located in Washington, D.C.
Daniel Miller, Vice President, is committed to serving persons with disabilities. He was shaped by his parents’ work in drug and alcohol rehabilitation during the heroin epidemic of the 1960s and ‘70s. Daniel and his siblings shared in their parents’ subsequent care-giving for disabled and elderly individuals. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Princeton University, is a Program Director at the National Institutes of Health, and attends Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Geoff Flaherty, Board Treasurer has a B.S. in Business Administration from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He is Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer at the Chevy Chase Land Company. Geoff has served on the Board of Directors of Bethlehem House in Washington D.C. and is currently on the board of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. Geoff’s brother Andrew receives services from Jubilee
Carol S. Fried, Secretary holds a Master’s in social work from the University of Michigan and works as an adult psychotherapist in private practice. She brings to Jubilee extensive background in the field of service to persons with disabilities, having served for several years as president of the Board of the Arc, Maryland. Carol is already well integrated into Jubilee, having served as a member of the Jubilee Housing Advisory Committee since 2012.
Charles Abell has an A.B. from Princeton and a J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law. He is a partner at Furey, Doolan & Abell LLP and focuses primarily on estates and trusts and corporate advice, particularly for nonprofits. He has served on the Boards of Directors of both the Kennedy Institute and Catholic Charities. He has an aunt who has a developmental disability. Charles is married with three children, and is a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
James Cudjoe has a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Technology Management, both from American University. He is a management consultant for a not-for-profit Federally Funded Research and Development Center that serves the public interest in providing technical advisory services to the U.S. Government. He is also on the Board of Rosaria Communities, Inc. and attends St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. His son, Kobi, receives services from Jubilee.
David Deal is a founding partner at Build Consulting, where he IT and information system strategy for nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining Build Consulting, David was at Community IT for 21 years as founder and CEO. At Community IT, he led a team providing IT services, database development, and system selection for nonprofit organizations. He is currently Chairman of the Board at Community IT. David is a graduate of Duke University and the Entrepreneurial Master’s Program sponsored by the Entrepreneur’s Organization and MIT. David and his family are active members of Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Neil Ellis is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in DC and is an experienced international trade attorney. Neil’s wife Bonnie participated on the 2013 Roast Planning Committee, and we serve their daughter Asher. The family and the law firm were sponsors of the Roast for the past four years. He was one of the co-chairs of The 2019 Jubilee Gala.
Tammie Howard is a Registered Nurse, who is passionate about public health and health advocacy. Her nursing career spans 27 years, and she is recently retired from the United States Public Health Service after 20 years of service. Her experience includes direct patient care, teaching, leadership, research coordination, case/project management, human resource management and coaching. A major goal in her retirement is to become more active in the disability community as an advocate/supporter. Her interest are both personal and professional. She has a son and a sibling with disabilities, for whom she enjoys advocating and supporting. In her previous professional roles, she’s worked with many adult individuals to help them become aware of possible learning differences and to support them as they learn to advocate for themselves. She is comfortable with leading/mediating discussions, developing policy, presenting workshops, peer mentoring (other parents, colleagues, students), and leading brainstorming sessions. Overall, she truly enjoys walking alongside individuals/families dealing with disabilities to help share the load and hopefully, strengthen the outcome for everyone involved. Tammie lives in Virginia with her husband Mike, son Ashton (14) and dog Leia. She also has an adult daughter, Chantal, and a grandson Milo. She looks forward to becoming more closely involved in advocacy work, and utilizing her skills as a nurse/advocate for the community/organization.
Cindy Lapp Cindy is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. She is a Pastor at the Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Jeanette Stoltzfus has an MSW from Catholic University. She is the Senior Director of Corporate Alliances for the Epilepsy Foundation. Jeanette has worked in a variety of social work positions doing fund raising, events management and public policy. She lives with her husband and two young children in College Park, Maryland and they are active members of the Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Earl Zimmerman has a Ph.D. in Religion and Culture from The Catholic University of America and an M. Div. from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He has done church work and international development in The Philippines, India and Nepal. He has also worked as a Mennonite Pastor and served as an Associate Professor at Eastern Mennonite University. He is a member of Hyattsville Mennonite Church and is presently serving as a chaplain intern at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center and an interim pastor at the Northern Virginia Mennonite Church. He is the author of Practicing the Politics of Jesus: The Origin and Significance of John Howard Yoder’s Social Ethics and various journal articles on religion and social ethics.
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