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National Capital Area Chapter Staff

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Chapter President and CEO
Kate Rooper
703.766.9029
 
Vice President of Programs and Services
Ana Nelson
703.766.9006

Vice President of Development
Rebecca Caldwell
703.766.9004 

Senior Director, Communications and Marketing
Cindy Schelhorn 
703.766.9005

Executive Assistant
Candice Wilkerson
703.766.9022

PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Vice President of Programs and Services
Ana Nelson
703.766.9006

Programs and Services Manager
Virginia: Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William, Rappahannock, Stafford, and Warren Counties
Jane Priest 

Programs and Services Manager
Virginia: Arlington and Fairfax Counties and the City of Alexandria
OPEN. In the interim, contact Ana Nelson at 703.766.9006

Programs and Services Manager
District of Columbia
Maryland: Montgomery County

Sheila Griffith

Programs and Services Manager
Maryland: Prince George's County 
Nancy Quarles

Programs and Services Manager
Maryland: Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties
Virginia: King George County

OPEN. In the interim, contact Ana Nelson at 703.766.9006

Physicians Outreach Specialist
Karen Fagan

Program Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
Tara Kumara Rama

Volunteer Manager
Ben Donnelly
703.766.9007

Database Coordinator / Analyst
Priya Patilkulkarni
703.766.9030

DEVELOPMENT

Vice President of Development
Rebecca Caldwell
703.766.9004

Senior Director, Constituent Events
Molly Gascoigne
703.766.9019

Director of Walk to End Alzheimer's - Washington, DC
Stefanie McHugh
703.766.9009

Manager, Constituent Events
Walk to End Alzheimer's: Northern Virginia, Virginia Tri-Counties, and Northern Shenandoah Valley
Sonya Amartey
703.766.9025
 
Manager, Constituent Events
Walk to End Alzheimer's: Charles County, Prince George's County and Southern Maryland
OPEN. In the interim, contact Molly Gascoigne at 703.766.9019

Constituent Events Manager
The Longest Day, Blondes vs. Brunettes, marathons, and third party events
Carrie Myatt
703.766.9031.

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING

Senior Director, Communications and Marketing
Cindy Schelhorn 
703.766.9005

PUBLIC POLICY AND ADVOCACY

Senior Director of Government Affairs
Virginia and Region 14 (DC, MD, VA)
Carter Harrison
804.967.2580 

Director of Government Affairs
Maryland and the District of Columbia
Eric Colchamiro 
443.632.9722 

Senior Advocacy Manager
Maryland and the District of Columbia
Sadaf Ahmad
703.766.9027

Advocacy Manager
Virginia
Karen Garner
757.334.5701 

FINANCE AND OPERATIONS

Assistant Director, Finance and Operations
Nuvia Zelaya
703.766.9001 

Accounting Supervisor
Suzanna Mendoza
703.766.9011