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, has an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and a B.A. from Bethel College in Kansas. She is an international relations officer in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs. She is an active member of Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Rhonda Cunningham Holmes, Board Vice President, is the 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. She is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery and is the past Board President of Montgomery Housing Partnership.
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 his brother Andrew receives services from Jubilee.
Daniel Miller, Board Secretary, Daniel’s 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 and works at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 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 partner at Build Consulting which works primarily with nonprofits on large IT project management contracts. Prior to joining Build Consulting, David started Community IT and served as the CEO for 21 years. At Community IT, he worked with over 100 nonprofit agencies helping them grow their IT functions and solve problems. He is currently Chairman of the Board at Community IT. David is a graduate of Duke University an Entrepreneurial Master’s Program sponsored by the Entrepreneur’s Organization and MIT. David and his family are active members of Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Carol S. Fried holds an MSW 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.
Peg Kolm is a parent and advocate whose daughter is receiving personal supports from Jubilee. She is also a member of the Jubilee Pubic Policy Committee and the Jubilee Model Housing Advisory Committee. Peg is the former Coordinator of the Office of Ministry for Persons with Disabilities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Prior to that, she worked in communications in many roles, including a science news editor at National Public Radio. Peg is also serves on the Spirit Club Foundation, Rosaria Communities, Inc., and Bethlehem House. Peg is an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Cindy Lapp Cindy is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Board. She is a Pastor at the Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
Tyler Munson serves as a representative for the Client Council, a self-advocacy group for Jubilee individuals, and lives at the Scott Drive. He is a graduate of Montgomery County Public School and during his last year of high school Tyler attended Challenge Classes at Montgomery College. Picking fire safety as his class of choice, Tyler became the Fire Marshall at this home. He later attended Learning for Independence classes and worked at the Coke Cola bottling plant two days a week. A lover of sports, Tyler was a member of the JCC swim team, a basketball player at Potomac Community Center, and a member of Challenger Little League for years. Tyler’s favorite teams include the Baltimore Ravens, the Orioles, the Washington Wizards, and the University of Maryland Lady Terrapins.
Jeanette Stoltzfus has an MSW from Catholic University. She is the Manager of Corporate Partnerships 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 daughter in College Park, Maryland and they are active members of the Hyattsville Mennonite Church.
William Swenson is Vice-President of Inclusion Research Institute and the Center for Disability and Special Needs Preparedness. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Studies from the University of Chicago. He has been a faculty member at several universities prior to coming to the Washington D.C. area. His late son, Charlie, received services from Jubilee.
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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