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STEERING COMMITEE

 


Chair 
Fran Randolph


I worked for the federal government as a Division Director until I retired in 2014.  Seeking ways to help others has always been an important part of my life.  I, along with a group of committed volunteers, started the Village in 2016.  My vision is for the Village to provide social connectedness and cultural enrichment in a place where neighbors help neighbors to age at home.



Vice-Chair
Ann Drum


I am a retired officer of the U.S. Public Health Service where my primary focus was on maternal and child public health policy. I was a founding member of the Village’s planning committee and currently serve on the VKL Steering Committee. It is my hope that the Village creates a vibrant network of friends and neighbors working together to make the Kentlands & Lakelands a better community in which to live regardless of age or disability. 


Treasurer
Linda Wiesman


I worked as a CPA for 43 years and during that time I was unable to commit to volunteering but I looked forward to doing so in retirement.  While trying out volunteer opportunities that were not hitting the mark, I heard about the Village concept and was immediately drawn to it.  I know that the efforts of the Village directly touch the lives of others and it is my hope that the VKL will be helping members to stay connected and in their homes years after I am gone.



Secretary
Deb Trunzo


For 36 years I worked as statistician at a number of federal agencies.   I joined the Steering Committee after I retired in order to spend my newly available time in a meaningful way.  It has been enormously rewarding to have helped the Village grow from an idea to a functioning reality.  My vision is that everyone who participates in the Village will experience the same sense of belonging, community, and availability of supportive friends that I have.





Administrator
Jean Mocarski


Until retirement I worked as a Director of Operations for a nationwide IT company.  I have volunteered for most of my adult life and saw the Village as an opportunity to use my skills to connect volunteers with members who need help and to develop social opportunities for members who might feel isolated.



Events and Program Chair
Linda Natale


As a former educator with over 42 years’ experience, I have had a lifelong calling to work with children and adults.  I became interested in providing support to seniors after seeing how the people who helped my mother made a difference in her later life.  Volunteering for the Village gives me the opportunity to reach out to seniors in my own community so that they may feel connected.


Communications Chair
Alex Stavitsky-Zeineddin


I got interested in the Village and its mission to age in place because I love my community and neighbors and imagine aging here myself. As a former news editor and TV producer I love developing the Village's communications so that more people can benefit and  know all about what  the Village has to offer.



At Large Member Jack McCarthy

For thirty years I worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, assisting in the implementation of programs funded under the Older Americans Act.  Years ago, I learned about a community around the Boston Commons which was the first to organize neighbors helping older neighbors to age at home as long as possible.  I am delighted that the Kentlands and Lakelands communities have organized to do the same.



 
At Large Member
Bonnie Swerdlow


Until retirement in 2016, I was a laboratory research scientist in biotechnology, focusing on the physical science of human life and how to control or cure disease. Now, I am focusing on the emotional side of life, equally important to well-being, as a VKL volunteer.


Nancy Pirt


I am an attorney who began her career with a general law practice before deciding to focus on public health. After that, I worked for the Food and Drug, from which I retired as an Office Director in 2018.  My vision for the Village is to continue the good that has been accomplished to this point and to help the Village to bring more people together so that we can do even more to help each other.