Board Leadership

CaringMatters is governed by a Board of Directors that sets policy, monitors finances, and oversees the strategic direction of the organization and a Board of Trustees that serves as ambassadors, fundraisers and champions out in the community.​

Board of Directors


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Vivian G. Bass

Vice Chair

CEO Emeritus,
The Jewish Foundation for
Group Homes
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Erin Blanding, CPA


Senior Manager

Board Members

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Retired, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chevy Chase Bank
Complliance Officer

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Al Johnson
Founding Partner & Financial Advisor, Reveal Wealth
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Director, Business & Community Outreach, Workforce Development & Continuing Education,
Montgomery College

Senior Pastor,

Seneca Community Church

Board of Trustees

Lois K. Aschenbach
Community Advocate

Tamara Barclay
Vice President, Sales, ALKS and Associates

Kenneth A. Braunstein, CPA
Braunstein Group CPAs

Bernard Buteau
Community Advocate

Kenneth C. Cook
President, Revere Bank

Lisa Creamer
Hospice Caregiver

Linda M. Ellington
Vice President, Sales and Marketing 

Mitchell & Best Homes

Joseph F. Gaffigan, Esq.

Gerald K. Gimmel, Esq.
Gimmel, Weiman, Ersek, Blomberg & Lewis, PA

Hope Gleicher
Nonprofit Consultant

The Honorable Bruce A. Goldensohn
Commissioner, Maryland Governor's
Commission on Service & Volunteerism
Former Mayor of Gaithersburg

Anna-Maria Izquierdo-Porrera, MD, PhD Executive Director

Care for Your Health, Inc

The Honorable Cheryl Kagan
Maryland State Senator (District 17)

Thomas Keller, Esq.
Community Advocate

Henry Lee, DDS


Lynne Lewis
Community Advocate

Mark Mann, Esq.
Associate, Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.


Cara Marks
Senior Tax Associate, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Lisa McKillop
Community Advocate


Joan Heller Miller, MEd
Author, Public Speaker, Grief Counselor

John Moyer
President and CEO, Moyer and Sons Moving and Storage

Jackie Ogg, MSW
Community Advocate

Steven Ornstein
Owner, EDGE Floral Event Designers

Karen Paul
Principal, Catalyzing Philanthropy

Judith R. Peres, LCSW-C
Expert Consultant, Long Term Care and Palliative End-of-Life Care


Toni Robinson
Volunteer / Community Advocate

Ernest "Chico" Rosemond

Volunteer / Community Advocate

The Honorable Jeffrey Slavin
Mayor, Town of Somerset

Sovan Tun, PhD
Senior Economist/Statistician at EEOC

The Honorable Steve VanGrack
Stephen VanGrack Law, P.C.;
Former Mayor, City of Rockville

Broderick L. Young

Founding Partner and Financial Advisor, Reveal Wealth


CaringMatters provides social supports and community education so that no one dies or grieves alone.  


Phone: 301-869-HOPE (4673)

Registered Charity: 52-1591455

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CaringMatters is a 501(c)(3) non-profi­t organization registered with the State of Maryland, and our EIN is 52-1591455. A copy of our current ­financial statement is available by contacting CaringMatters, Inc. at 518 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 or at 301-869-4673. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary.