Board of Directors

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Board of Directors2018-11-30T14:32:55+00:00

Board of Directors

John Taylor
John TaylorPresident
Derwood, MD
Former CFO, Inspire.com
Brings big-business perspective; lends financial expertise to several nonprofits
Melissa Steele
Melissa SteelePresident-Elect
McLean, VA
CEO at E&G Group
Loves visiting camp and the IREM Gala, helping put A/C at camp
Shari Jones Fisher
Shari Jones FisherImmediate Past President
Fairfax Station, VA
UnitedHealth
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Magellan Health Services
Experienced in medical field; innovative team builder
Mary Prosser “MP” Brock Zimmerman
Mary Prosser “MP” Brock ZimmermanSecretary
Seattle, WA
Partner at Get-to-Market Health
Behind-the-scenes planner for several camps; showers positive energy on projects
Brian Graney
Brian GraneyTreasurer
Towson, MD
Portfolio Manager, Brown Advisory
Long-time supporter who provides level-headed financial advice and is a quick learner
Mark Atherton
Mark AthertonCEO, ClearLogic
Vienna, VA
Former board president, lending financial advice to board
Rob Daubenspeck
Rob DaubenspeckSr. Executive, CACI
Ashburn, VA
Sports fanatic and reliable golf tournament participant
Caroline Goon
Caroline GoonDirector of Recruitment and Career Services, Georgetown University
Silver Spring, MD
Leads the Fall in Love 5/10K fundraiser; energetic camp counselor
Jack Hanson
Jack HansonRetired, General Electric
Rockville, MD
Long-time Special Love advocate; great at gathering event volunteers
Maria Kenney
Maria KenneyRetired EVP, Chief Development Officer at DFT (DuPont Fabros Technology)
Potomac, MD
Long-time supporter of Special Love with a wealth of business experience and a passion for our scholarship program
Jim Michelson, MD
Jim Michelson, MDProfessor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Vermont
Williston, VT
Helps lead high ropes and challenge activities at Camp Fantastic
Taylor Miles
Taylor MilesAttorney, Jordan Coyne LLP
Fredericksburg, VA
Former sibling camper, now counselor at Camp Fantastic and BRASS Camp; leads exciting “Lion Hunting” expeditions at campfire.
Dan Moore
Dan MooreArchitect and Partner, Perkins+Will
Herndon, VA
Networker extraordinaire; represents Special Love at countless fundraisers
Jay Robinson
Jay RobinsonBAS Owner Direct System Specialist, Damuth Trane
Elizabeth City, NC
Usually found in the woodworking shop at camp; cancer survivor
Lisa Schmidt
Lisa SchmidtParent Rep
Fairfax, VA
Mother of four, including campers Amelia and Charlie, with lots of gala ideas
Bill Tomoff
Bill TomoffCFO, InstallNET International, Inc.
Crofton, MD
Father to marathon camper Ryan (a 12-time camper at Camp Fantastic); inspirational social media user who exudes positivity.
Lee Weiner
Lee WeinerExecutive Counsel
Bethesda, MD
Advises on legal matters; a dependable runner in the Fall in Love 5/10K
Ed White
Ed WhiteSr. VP, Agency Mgr at BB&T Insurance
Winchester, VA
Long-time supporter of Special Love’s Camp Fantastic Golf Tournament and part of the Winchester Rotary Club’s camp barbecue crew.
Stephen Chanock, MD
Stephen Chanock, MD (Federal Liaison)
Bethesda, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Oversees Camp Fantastic med staff and checks on every camper three times daily; brings a sense of humor to all situations
Tom Baker (1938-2018)
Tom Baker (1938-2018)Our Beloved Founder
Winchester, VA
Tom founded Special Love with his wife, Sheila and never missed Camp Fantastic
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