Board of Directors

It takes a great deal of dedication, passion, compassion, and yes – time to lead a nonprofit organization.  Through their service and sacrifice, a Board of Directors oversees the governance of the organization, guided by and united in the mission.  We are grateful for the dedication of the following men and women, and recognize them for their work to represent and serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


Board Officers

Christine Plummer
Parent, Advocate
Term ends: 2019


1st Vice President
Elizabeth John
Associate Partner
Term ends: 2020


2nd Vice President
Marisa Laios
Lost Dog and Cat Rescue Foundation , Volunteer
Term ends: 2019


John Wyatt
Chief Technology Officer, Apple Federal Credit Union
Term ends: 2020


Beth Curtis
Fairfax County Special Education Teacher
Term ends: 2020



Board Members

Mark Albert
Term ends: 2020


Cheri Belkowitz
Attorney, Belkowitz Law, PLLC
Term ends: 2020


Doug Church
Chairman, Foundation of The Arc of Northern Virginia
Term ends: 2019


Sharon Cummings
President, SLC, Inc.
Term ends: 2020


Scott Dulman
Marketing Professional
Term ends: 2020


David Egan
Community Relations Specialist, SourceAmerica
Term ends: 2020


Mary Campbell Ford
Executive Director, Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia
Term ends: 2019


Steven Hall
Consultant, Ascend Planning & Consulting, LLC
Term ends: 2020


Craig Heizer
Senior Director, Creedence Management Solutions, LLC
Term ends: 2020


Matt Leland
Past President
Attorney, King & Spalding, LLP
Term ends: 2019


Alisa Macht
Term ends: 2020


Kevin Paluszak
CEO, ECCO Consulting Services
Term ends: 2020


Susan Pollack
Partner, Needham Mitnick & Pollack, PLC
Term ends: 2020


Michael Thomas
Term ends: 2019


Heidi Travis
Certified Care Manager, ElderTree Care Management
Term ends: 2020


Libby Yost
Associate Professor, Washington College
Term ends: 2020


Serving as a board member can enrich your life and make a difference in the lives of others.  If you want to get involved in a variety of projects and help our organization grow over time, this is the opportunity for you.  While it will require a good deal of responsibility, you’ll reap a ton of rewards: In addition to strengthening various skills that are beneficial regardless of your field—such as fundraising and project management—you can grow your network by connecting with and through your fellow board members.  If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to join our Board of Directors,  please contact our Executive Director, Rikki Epstein, via email.



(List updated 7/11/2019)