NVFS Welcomes New Board Members

(Oakton, Va. – July 1, 2015)  Four new members joined Northern Virginia Family Service’s Board of Directors, effective July 1. All were unanimously voted to three-year terms:

  • Jennifer Aument, Group General Manager North America, Transurban
    Aument leads Transurban’s business operations in North America, providing effective infrastructure solutions to support urban growth and well-being.
  • Carrie Dooher, Vice President, Social Change Marketing Practice, Ogilvy Public Relations
    Dooher is an advocate for public health, especially concerning food insecurity and nutrition, and provides strategic communications counsel.
  • Steve Gladis, Ph.D., CEO, Steve Gladis Leadership Partners
    An executive coach, Gladis is an authority on the subject of leadership, and his leadership development company works with businesses, associations, and U.S. government agencies.
  • Marc Katz, CEO, CustomInk
    Katz co-founded CustomInk in 2000 and has led it from inception to become a $200M+ community commerce innovator, recognized for marketplace and workplace excellence.

Incumbent board members also approved a new slate of officers for the 2016 Fiscal Year:

  • Joe Fay, Chair
  • Barbara Rudin, Senior Vice President at ICF International, Vice-Chair
  • Warrenetta Baker, Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel, Tax, at Capital One, Treasurer
  • Steve Alloy, President of Stanley Martin Homes, Secretary

In the past year, NVFS board members have given hundreds of volunteer hours to grow and support the agency, including leading NVFS’ national CEO search that led to the selection of Stephanie Berkowitz, previously NVFS’ Senior Vice President of Programs. “But what’s truly inspirational,” says board member and former Chair Misti Mukherjee, “is the passion our board members have to fulfill NVFS’ mission and serve Northern Virginia’s most vulnerable populations.”

Board members demonstrate that passion by participating in local budget hearings, accompanying the CEO on visits with elected officials, and meeting with state senators and delegates to advocate for Virginia’s underserved. In 2013, the NVFS Board was recognized with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Board Leadership Award for their excellent agency infrastructure planning, leverage of resources and due diligence processes. Full biographies for members and officers can be found at www.nvfs.org/board.