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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Director, Business & Community Outreach, Workforce Development & Continuing Education,
Montgomery College

Senior Pastor,

Seneca Community Church

Program Director

McDonough School of Business

 Georgetown University (Retired)

Board of Trustees

Lois K. Aschenbach
Community Advocate

Tamara Barclay
Vice President, Sales, ALKS and Associates

Kenneth A. Braunstein, CPA
Braunstein Group CPAs

Kenneth C. Cook
Executive Vice President, Sandy Spring 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

Anna Maria Izquierdo-Porrera, MD, PhD Executive Director

Care for Your Health, Inc.

The Honorable Cheryl Kagan
Maryland State Senator (District 17)

Kevin Kane

M & T Bank (Retired)

Thomas Keller, Esq.
Community Advocate

Henry Lee, DDS


Lynne Lewis
Community Advocate

Colleen Luzier, MPA

Principal, HRsolutions

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

Jeffrey W. Rubin

Retired Attorney, Shulman Rogers


The Honorable Jeffrey Slavin
Mayor, Town of Somerset

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

Broderick L. Young

Founding Partner and Financial Advisor, Reveal Wealth