Jubilee foundation board
Front Row: Melissa Siegel, Joyce Lipman, Robert Zimmermann, Joan Fidler Back Row: Steve Keener, Graciela Sanz, Ben Apt, Maite Ballestero, Steve Brent, Rolando Santiago, John Munson
Not Photographed: Kathy Ulman, Chris Urban, Margie Billian, Eivind Bjerke, Gal Mesika, Linda Mericle, Terry Gyi, John Darvish, Carolyn Post, Paul Sexton, Detta Voesar
John Munson, President –
John Munson is the father of Tyler Munson, a Jubilee Association of Maryland client for four years. John and his wife, Julee, and daughter, Honorine, are time-tested advocates for all persons with disabilities. John has served on several advisory boards, Maryland city and county commissions, as well as several private, nonproft boards of directors. Mr. Munson’s most recent board memberships include the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and CHI Centers. Previously, John served as a parent advocate with the Jewish Foundation for Group Homes and the Jewish Social Services Agency. In addition, Mr. Munson has directly advocated with elected officials and agency leadership, and, on occasion, testified on behalf of the disability community to the MCPS School Board, County Council and several Maryland General Assembly hearings.
Before retirement, Kathy’s career was in public and media relations in both the Federal government and private sector.
Margie Billian – is the Sole Proprietor of The Studio of Colour and Design by Margie Billian. She is a member of the Women Business Owners of Montgomery County. She served on the Roast Planning Committee for the past four years. She is the mother of James, who receives services from Jubilee.
Eivind Bjerke – a hairdresser by profession at Eivind and Hans of Georgetown. He was introduced to Jubilee by newly appointed Foundation Board member, Graciela Sanz. Eivind served as an essential committee member on Jubilee’s 40th Anniversary Gala committee. He learned that others volunteering on the committee had a mission and were dedicated to making the Gala a success.
Steve Brent, Client Council Representative – is the Receptionist at Jubilee Association of Maryland.
John Darvish – is President and CEO of DARCARS Automotive Group. He attended Valerie Ervin’s Roast and met Curtis Cooper and has been a strong supporter of Jubilee ever since. He has funded our staff awards lunch, held a birthday party for Curtis, made the “ask” at this year’s Roast and has been a Roast sponsor of the last five Roasts. John and his family are very committed to what Jubilee is about.
Joan Fidler – retired from the US Government serving the last 11 years as a member of the Senior Executive Service at the Environmental Protection Agency in its Office of International Affairs. She has a B.A from Osmania University in Hyderabad, and a M.A from Panjab University in Chandigarh, both in India. She also has a master’s in public administration from The American University in Washington, DC. Joan Fidler and her husband, Bethesda residents of 40+ years, have three sons who live in the Washington area, one of whom lives in a Jubilee residence.
Linda Mericle – is an attorney at Cameron Mericle P.A. (formerly Linda Mericle P.A.). She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and has been a licensed attorney in Maryland since 1991. Linda has been in private practice for over 25 years with a concentration in Homeowner and Condominium Association work (including collections, ACC, easements, Board matters, bankruptcy, and most issues confronting Boards and Associations). Her practice employs 28 people in Greenbelt, Maryland. Linda is a member of CAI and author of two lead articles for Quorum Magazine. She has also taught paralegal classes at the University of Maryland, University College.
Carolyn Post – is the parent of Kirsten, who receives services from Jubilee. She also serves on the Board of the Aid Association for the Blind.
Paul Sexton – is a financial advisor with Edward Jones Inc., with an office in Kensington. He is a former member of the Kensington Town Council, on the Board of the Kensington/Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and on the Good Counsel Alumni Committee. He has served on the Jubilee Roast advisory Committee for the past three years.
Detta Voesar – is Vice President of Susan I. Wranik Associates. The firm specializes in communication skills training. Previously, she directed commercial banking policy at FDIC. During her tenure there she conceived of, and helped to implement, the establishment of the International Association of Deposit Insurers based in Basel, Switzerland. Detta is a member of The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce, eWomen Network, GROWS, and DCSRG. She lives here in Kensington. Detta also serves on the board of the Kensington Historical Society. She has served for five years on the Roast Planning Committee and has been responsible for selling all the ad space in the program book. Detta enjoys travel, performing arts, and reading. Her proudest moment is the re-establishment of Estonian independence.
Robert Zimmermann, M.D. – is a parent of Lisa, who receives services from Jubilee.
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