Board of Directors | KEEN Greater DC

Board of Directors


Richard G. Blumenreich
Community Representative

Richard G. Blumenreich, now retired, was a principal in the Washington National Tax Practice of KPMG LLP. He focused on federal taxation involving partnerships, real estate, depreciation, tax credits, amortization of intangibles, and leasing.

He joined KPMG in 1993. Before that, he was in the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Chief... more...
Barbara Guterman
Vice President
Community Representative
Kevin Gallagher
Host Hotels & Resorts
Ashley Bovino
American Farmland Trust
Ashley Bovino joined American Farmland Trust in March of 2017 as the CFO and VP of Finance & Administration. She currently oversees internal operations including Finance, IT, Human Resources, and administration of all offices.

Ashley began her career as an auditor with Tate & Tryon, located in Washington, DC. After... more...
Jessica C. Abrahams
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Jessica C. Abrahams is a partner and the Chair of the Government Contracts Practice at the law firm of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP.  She has practiced law for almost thirty years and is recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the nation’s leading government contracts lawyers.  Jessica was named DC Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2000... more...
Darren Bernstein
Bernstein Management Group, Inc.

Darren Bernstein, native Washingtonian, graduated from Tulane University, The A.B. Freeman School of Business in 1990 with a degree in Management and a concentration in Finance. He continued on to American University, the Kogod School of Business, where he earned his MBA with a concentration in Real Estate Planning and Urban Development in 1992... more...
Burt Braverman
Davis Wright Tremaine
Karen Brinkmann
Telecom, Media & Technology Law

Ms. Brinkmann launched her own law practice after an extensive career with the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, and U.S. government service with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  She specializes in Washington representation for companies in the telecommunications, media and technology sector. 

A recognized... more...
Liam Brown
Marriott International


Sara Beiro Farabow
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Sara Beiro Farabow is the leader of Seyfarth Shaw’s International Dispute Resolution Group and former national co-chair of the Construction Practice Group. For more than 30 years, she has been serving clients around the world involved in large-scale development, renewable energy, hospitality, mixed-use, retail, multifamily, infrastructure and... more...
Jennifer Engel Fisher, MS
Weinfeld Education Group

Jennifer Engel Fisher, MS, is the associate director of Weinfeld Education Group. She serves as an educational consultant, primarily focusing on the elementary to high school years. She oversees 12 educational consultants and provides training to consultants, teachers, and parents on the special education process, including crafting appropriate... more...
Toni Ghazi
Compass Real Estate

Your typical heart-warming immigrant story, from humble Lebanese beginnings to a successful & well-respected Real Estate Agent in the Washington Metro area serving the International & Local Communities. Some of Toni’s clients have included discerning buyers & sellers from the World Bank, IFC, IMF, IBD, UN, Amazon, US State... more...
David Hish
Joyce Koons Honda Buick GMC
Colleen M. Kennedy

Department of Justice, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1980-2018
Senior Counsel for Mental Health Litigation, 2008-2018
Prosecuted over 200 cases in the District of Columbia local and Federal Courts. Twenty cases appealed and upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. Drafted D.C. and federal legislation regarding... more...
Hillary Lerner Komma
Annie McDonald
Montgomery College
Karen Migdail
Community Representative

Karen Migdail has been a KEEN volunteer since the summer of 1992.  Over the last 29 years, Karen has helped start and run a number of KEEN’s programs, and she is now the program coordinator for KEEN Young Adult Fit and KEEN Family Fit.  Karen attended Syracuse University and works for the U.S. government. 

Cindy Miley
Community Representative

Cindy Miley is the former Chief Financial Officer for Melwood... more...
Drew Mucci
HITT Contracting

With more than 20 years of experience, Drew has made a career managing both the projects and the people that define DC construction. In 2012, after 10 years with HITT as a senior vice president, Drew left to lead the Mid-Atlantic operations for a national competitor. In 2017, he returned to HITT, bringing his signature persistence and passion... more...
Lloyd M. Mustin II
Stephanie Scarola
Expense Reduction Analysts
Robin Shaffert
Community Representative

Robin Shaffert is a Senior Policy Associate and Adjunct Instructor at the Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.... more...
Noah J. Silverman
Marriott International

Noah Silverman is Global Development Officer, US & Canada for Marriott International, Inc. He is responsible for the development of all Marriott brands in the United States and Canada.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Silverman served as Chief Development Officer, US & Canada Full Service Hotels, where he was responsible for... more...
Sowande Tichawonna

Sowande Tichawonna is an award-winning, independent filmmaker and actor from Washington, D.C. He is CEO of RMTAP, a digital media content and distribution company.
As a member of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) based in New York, Tichawonna co-founded the AIVF-DC salon where he served as chair of the... more...
Elliott Portnoy
KEEN Founder, Honorary Board Member

Elliott Portnoy is the Global Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dentons, the largest law firm in the world.

As Global CEO, Elliott is responsible for management of the global Firm and its unwavering commitment to integrated client service across 158 offices in 66 countries. Under Elliott’s leadership, Dentons is experiencing a period of... more...
David Trone
Honorary Board Member
Total Wine & More

David has been a KEEN supporter for many years, becoming a Presenting Sponsor of KEENFest. David notes that "Year after year the organization (KEEN) helps more and more children. There is no greater reward than the smiles of accomplishment on their faces.”

Michael Zeldin
Honorary Board Member

Michael Zeldin is an American attorney and CNN legal analyst. He is a retired principal with the firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Washington, D.C.[1] He was the global leader of the anti-money laundering/terrorist financing and economic and trade sanctions practice until his retirement on June 1, 2013. He was Special Counsel to the Buckley... more...