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Board of Trustees

CaringMatters is proudly represented by a Board of Trustees, whose members serve as ambassadors, fundraisers and champions in the community.​

Tamara Barclay
Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist

BAE Systems

Debra Berner

Retired, Principal Lakewood Elementary School, Montgomery Public Schools

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

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

Hope Gleicher
Nonprofit Consultant

Stephen R. Halpin
Retired, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Chevy Chase Bank

Sara Harris
Community Advocate

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

Danny Krakower

Partner, Shulman Rogers, P.A.

Lynne Lewis

Community Advocate

Sam Lish
Founder / CEO

Advanced Nursing and Home Support

Colleen Luzier, MPA

Principal, HRsolutions


Cara Marks
Senior Tax Associate, CBIZ MHM, LLC

Lisa McKillop
Community Advocate


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

John Moyer, Jr.
Moyer & 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

Betty Romero

Consultant / Strategic Advisor

The Honorable Jeffrey Slavin
Mayor, Town of Somerset

Jacquie Tennant

Community Advocate

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

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