Board of Directors and Board of Associates


Board of Directors

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Ruthann Bates, Board President

I am skilled in business development, program development, project management, customer service, and strategic planning—including mergers and acquisitions. My background includes more…

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Paul Manca, Board Vice President

I am a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Hogan Lovells. My practice encompasses a wide variety of corporate and securities matters for U.S., including both domestic and multinational companies. I have…

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Sam Kilpatrick, Board Treasurer

I, Sam C. Kilpatrick, was the Controller of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for forty years and retired in March, 2016. The National Trust provides leadership and advocacy to save America’s…

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Paula Blair, Board Secretary

I relished a wide-ranging career as a management professional, starting with the AT&T Corporation for 25 years, followed by 11 years with the Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). I retired in 2009…

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Tom Bowles

I received my medical degree, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha, from Duke University’s School of Medicine. I respectively pursued my residency in general surgery and thoracic surgery at Bellevue…

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Derrick Chin

I am a philanthropist first and a sales engineer second in information technology business for the past 30 years. I worked for a number of innovative companies such as Dell EMC, Hewlett-Packard and SAIC…

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Jennifer Disharoon

I am a seasoned marketing professional with nearly 25 years of results-oriented experience in leading professional services firms and nonprofit organizations. As an accomplished MBA, I provide…

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Corinne Dougherty

I am a managing director in KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice in Washington, DC. I have spent over 15 years performing full scope financial statement audits of Federal agencies, as required under the…

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Patricia A. Earnest

Patricia A. Earnest

in her 25-plus year career, Patti has executed over $5.2 billion of equity and debt transactions across all structures and all real estate product types both as intermediary and as principal…

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Shawn Mcleod

I am a seasoned professional with nearly 40 years of experience in customer and client service, provider service and credentialing, training, project management and workforce optimization. My leadership…

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BB Otero

I currently serve as Special Assistant to Montgomery County, MD Executive Marc Elrich providing advice and direction on health, human services, early childhood and immigrant integration strategy. I…

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Jeneen Y. Ramos

Most of my professional career I have been involved with protecting the American public from exploitation, and unfair or fraudulent treatment. Most of my personal and private endeavors involve…

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Claudia Schlosberg

Claudia Schlosberg

Claudia Schlosberg is a health policy expert, creative problem solver and experienced program manager, with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on Medicaid and Medicare…

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Sharon L. Smith

After graduating from Wellesley College in 1982, I began my career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch in Stamford, CT. I relocated to Washington, DC in 1992, received the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL…

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Elena Tscherny

I am a tax advisor in Washington, D.C. and Spanish language tutor to members of Congress at the U.S. House of Representatives. I taught physics and mathematics to high school students in Peru. Later, I…

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Board of Associates

The Board of Associates is made up of past members of the Board of Directors and other close friends of Iona who continue to offer support and advice to Iona. Active members include:

John Goodman, Chairman
Sam Alward
Deb Englert
Wendy Feldman Block
Elizabeth Fox
Mary Frances McGuiness
John Giacomini
Jeff Gordon
Ann Marshall Schweitzer
Mary Lou McGee
James (Jim) Nathanson
Joe Oppenheimer, Esq.
Brian Rodgers
Frank Ross
Richard W. Snowdon
Elinor Stillman
Chapman Todd
Debra Yogodzinski