Officers, Committee Members & Representatives

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Officers of the Meeting 

(1 year terms)

Co-Clerk Gene Throwe
Co-Clerk Betsy Bramon
Recording Clerk Debby Churchman
Treasurer Robert Meehan
Assistant Treasurer David Miller
Financial Coordinator Bill Foskett
Recorder Barbara Briggs

 

Special Positions

(1 year terms)

Librarian                           Michael North  
Historians Chris Wickham    Hayden Wetzel

 

Administrative & Maintenance Staff

Administrative Secretary     Barbara Briggs                             
Acting Event and Rental Manager Brian Lutenegger  
Property Manager Ken Orvis  
Bookkeeper Jo-anne Williams-Barnes  
Youth Program Coordinators Michael Beer Cait Hone

 

Board of Trustees

(Six year terms run through the years specified)

2019

2021

2023

2024
Jim Bell Virginia Avanesyan Dan Dozier (Clerk) Elaine Wilson
Mary Campbell John Scales William Foskett Chris Wickham
  Robin Appleberry Mark Haskell Bruce Kellogg
    Martha Solt  
    Faith Williams  

 

Standing Committees

Visit our committees page to learn more about our committees. Consider volunteering your talents by joining a committee!                      

(3 year terms run through the years specified)

Child Safety Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Nicole Else-Quest Virginia Avanesyan, Clerk   
  Kim Acquaviva  
  Ken Forsberg  
  Tom Yonker  
     
Ex-officio members: Michael Beer, Youth Program Coordinator
Ex-officio member: Shannon Hughes, Clerk, Religious Education Committee (through 2019)
 
 
Finance & Stewardship Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Merry Pearlstein Letty Coffin Bill Foskett, Clerk
Neil Froemming Bill Strein Chris Mitchell
    Jennifer Jenkins
    John Bluedorn
    Grant Thompson
     
Ex officio member: Bob Meehan, Treasurer (through 2019)
Ex-officio member: Bill Foskett, Financial Coordinator (through 2019)
Ex-officio member: Barbara Briggs, Administrative Secretary
 
 
Healing and Reconciliation Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Ken Orvis, Clerk Janet Dinsmore Betsy Bramon
  Ylene Larsen  
  Zoe Plaugher  
     
Hospitality Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Clerk - VACANT Kathy Lipp Farr Andrea Bryant
Margot Greenlee Susan Nelson  
Jane Edgerton, Friendly Office Presence Coordinator    
     
     
Library Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Faith Williams, Clerk Judy Hubbard Lucy Norman
  Ana Rodriguez Frank Weiss
     
Abby Thomsen, emeritus
Patrick Lynam, emeritus
     
Ex officio member: Michael North, Librarian (through 2019)
Ex officio member: Elizabeth Nyman, Liaison member from Records and Handbook
 
 
Marriage and Family Relations Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Gray Handley, Clerk  Carrie Mitchell Debby Churchman
James Bell   Diane White
     
     
Membership Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Janet Dinsmore Robert Farr, Clerk  
Marcia Reecer Gray Handley  
Joe Izzo Judy Hubbard, Recording Clerk  
Zoe Plaugher    
     
     
Ministry and Worship Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Bill Foskett Greg Robb, Clerk Steve Chase
Malachy Kilbride Bertie Rossert Nicole Else-Quest
  Marsha Holliday Sabrina McCarthy
     
     
Nominating Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Byron Sandford Megan Telfair Todd Harvey, Clerk
Martha Solt    
     
Ex officio member: Rebecca Nelson (Young Adult Friends Co-convenor)
 
 
Peace and Social Concerns Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Elaine Wilson, Clerk Beth Cogswell  
Rashid Darden Scott Breeze  
Victor Freeman Gerry Fitzgerald  
Susan Meehan Barbara Briggs  
Galina Sergen Chad Dobson  
  Debby Churchman  
     
Ex officio member: Jean Capps, American Friends Service Committee Liaison (through 2019)
Ex officio member: Elaine Wilson, Friends Committee on National Legislation Liaison (through 2019)
 
 
Personal Aid Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Mary Melchior, clerk Tom Libbert  
  Hayden Wetzel  
     
     
Personnel Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Marsha Holliday   Bill Strein, clerk
    Justin Kwong
    Ed Hustead
 
Ex officio member: Gene Throwe, Presiding Clerk (through 2019)
 
 
Property Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
David Miller Merry Pearlstein, Clerk  
  Justin Kwong  
  Matt Higgins  
     
Ex officio member: Ken Orvis, Property Manager 
Ex officio member: Event and Rental Manager
Ex officio member: Finance & Stewardship committee member
 
 
Records and Handbook Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Beth Cogswell, Clerk   Chris Wickham
Mark Kawar   Elizabeth Nyman
    Mary Lou Schram
     
Ex officio member: Hayden Wetzel, Historian (through 2019)
Ex officio member: Barbara Briggs, Recorder (through 2019)
 
Religious Education Committee
Term expires end of:
2019 2020 2021
Shannon Hughes Rob Vaughn  
Jacob Ritting, Co-Clerk Allen Fawcett, Co-Clerk  
Susi Remold Marissa Yeakey  
  Julie Johnson  
     
Ex officio members: Michael Beer and Cait Hone, Youth Program Coordinators

 

Special Committees

          (unspecified term length unless indicated otherwise)

Garden Committee    
(one year term)    
Mark Haskell, Clerk    
Bruce Kellogg    
Gene Throwe    
     
     
Mary Jane Simpson (D.C.) Scholarship Fund
Terms expire end of 2019:
JE McNeil Barbara Monahan Anne Kendall, Clerk  
Abby Thomsen   Bill Strein  
     
     
Mary Walcott-Lucy Foster Educational Fund
Terms expire end of 2019:
Bruce Kellogg, Clerk    
     
     
Search Committee (One year term, October to September)
Arne Paulsen Michael Beer  
Ex officio member: Gene Throwe, Presiding Clerk (through 2019)
Ex officio member: Barbara Briggs, Administrative Secretary
     
     
Capital Improvement Task Force
(no specific term specified)
Neil Froemming, Co-Clerk C.J. Lewis  
Merry Pearlstein, Co-Clerk Ylene Larsen  
     
Ex officio member: Ken Orvis, Property Manager
     
     
Capital Campaign Committee
(no specific term specified)
Byron Sandford Susan Griffin, Co-Clerk Meg Greene, Co-Clerk
Mark Haskell Merry Pearlstein Neil Froemming
Ylene Larsen Susan Nelson Elise Storck
  Dante Bucci  
     
     
Committee Structure
Meg Greene Chris Wickham Todd Harvey, clerk
    Beth Cogswell
     
     
Friendly Office Presence Coordinator
Jane Edgerton    
     
     
Harrassment, Ad Hoc
Elaine Wilson, clerk Zoe Plaugher    
Betsy Bramon Gray Handley    
Greg Robb    
Liz Pomerlau    
     
     
Hunger and Homelessness Task Force
Gray Handley Brad Green Steve Brooks, Co-clerk
C.J. Lewis, Co-Clerk Betsy Bramon  
     
     
Information Technology    
Neil Froemming, Clerk Katie Breslin Brian Lutenegger
Andrew Hall Brad Green Daniel Dozier
C.J. Lewis Mackenzie Morgan Bill Foskett
     
Ex-officio member: Barbara Briggs, Administrative Secretary
Ex-officio members: Ken Orvis, Property Manager
 
     
     
Pastoral Care Working Group
Marsha Holliday    
     
     
Race, Taskforce (under Peace and Social Concerns Committee)
David Ethridge, clerk Debby Churchman   
     
     
Sanctuary Taskforce (under Peace and Social Concerns Committee)
Rebecca Harris, co-clerk Rebecca Nelson, co-clerk  
Jim Bell    
     
     
Sustainability and Climate Action Taskforce
Brian Lutenegger    
     
     
Young Adult Friends    
Rebecca Nelson, co-convenor Joe D'Antonio, co-convenor  

 

Representatives to Other Organizations

(One-year or three-year terms, as indicated)

 

Quaker Organizations

 
Meeting Liaisons    
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) - 2 year term through 2019 Ylene Larsen
American Friends Service Committee-DC - 1 year term through 2019 Steve Chase
Baltimore Yearly Meeting Ministry and Pastoral Care Committee - unspecified term Blair Forlaw
Friends Committee on National Legislation - 1 year term through 2019 Elaine Wilson
Friends United Meeting - 1 year term J.E. McNeil
Right Sharing of World Resources - 1 year term through 2019 Karen Grisez
Interfaith Council of Metro Washington - unspecified term Chad Dobson
     
Friends Non-Profit Housing, Inc. Board - 3 year term
Dan Dozier    
     
School for Friends Board (3 year term, July-June)
Through June 2019      
Michael Cronin    
     
     
William Penn House Board - 2 year term
Vacant    
     

Non-Quaker Organizations

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2-D - 1 year term
Michael North    
     
DC Council of Churches (Representative to Annual Meeting)
Susan Meehan