Jubilee Association Board
Jubilee Association Board of Directors: Back row standing from left to right: Earl Zimmerman, Daniel Miller, Charles Abell, David Deal, Steve Keener, Becca Walawender, Tim Wiens, Bill Swenson: Front row standing: Carol Fried, Rhonda Cunnigham Holmes, Peg Kolm, (seated) Tyler Munson, Karrie Peterson, Jeanette Stoltzfus, James Cudjoe, Geoffrey Flaherty
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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.
Rhonda Cunningham Holmes, Board Vice President, the former Deputy Director of the Washington Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. She has worked as a litigator at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and was a Vice President at Chevy Chase Bank. She has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, an MBA from the University of Rochester, and a law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Rhonda is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, the past Board President of Montgomery Housing Partnership and also serves on the board of directors of the Montgomery Parks Foundation.
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
Daniel Miller, Board Secretary, commitment to serving persons with disabilities 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.
Charles Abell, Board Past President, 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.
Lynda Flowers, JD, MSN, RN is a Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for the Health Team in the Public Policy Institute (PPI) at AARP. Her work is focused on issues related to Medicaid, health disparities, public health and prevention, health care quality, and telehealth. Prior to joining AARP, Lynda held senior policy positions with the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and the Medical Assistance Administration (Medicaid) of the Government of the District of Columbia. Prior to joining D.C. Medicaid, Lynda advised state legislators and state legislative staff on Medicaid and immigration issues at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Before NCSL, Lynda worked for the League of Women Voters where she was responsible for the implementation of a 50-state consumer awareness program. Lynda has over 20 years of clinical experience as a Registered Nurse. Lynda has authored numerous reports and issue briefs on topics related to Medicaid, racial and ethnic disparities, medical errors, and public health. She received an undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin; a master’s degree in Nursing Administration from Georgetown University (where she was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau—the International Nursing Honor Society); a JD from Golden Gate University (where she was a member of the Woman’s Law Review); and a Certificate in Public Health Leadership from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Lynda is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
Carol S. Fried 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.
Steven Keener is Staff Attorney and Assistant Secretary for Special Olympics International. He worked at L’Arche of Greater Washington D.C. as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for three years. Before that, he worked for three years as an attorney at King & Spaulding LLP in Washington D.C. He worked for a year as a live-in caregiver at Mennonite Disabilities Committee-Goldenrod in Goshen, IN. His law degree is from Notre Dame and his Bachelor’s degree is from Eastern University. Steven, his wife, Bethany, and their children attend Washington Community Fellowship, a Mennonite Church in Washington, D.C.
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.
Becca Walawender holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University and Bachelors Degree from George Washington University. She is a deputy director in the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) at the United States Department of Education. OSEP is responsible for administering the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA; the federal law responsible for ensuring that infants and toddlers with disabilities receive early intervention services in natural environments, and that children and youth with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. Becca and her wife are the parents of twins and are active members of 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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