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Gail Nordheimer, Co-President:

Since her teens Gail has actively volunteered for non-profit organizations.  She worked in the Office of the President of the U.S. for two years; then volunteered actively until her two boys were in school full time.  Later as a certified fundraising executive, she headed development offices at the Jewish Community Center, League of Women Voters of the US, American National Red Cross and Washington Hospital Center Foundation.  As President of Gail Nordheimer Associates, she provided fundraising and organizational development counsel to close to 100 non-profit organizations.  In 2009 the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) named her Fundraising Executive of the Year.  During four terms on the AFP board, she headed committees that established an annual Mid Atlantic educational conference and National Capital Philanthropy Day.  Most recently she was active in the founding of Georgetown Village and now serves as its President and is a board member of the Hillandale Homeowners Association.  She and Gary share the pleasure of five grandchildren who live in Bethesda. 
James Smith, Co-President/Treasurer:

Jim was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Jim and his wife Ellen moved to Georgetown (Hillandale) from Cleveland, Ohio in 2002. Jim has a B.S. and an M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. Jim retired in 2006 after a 34-year career with AT&T and related companies where he held the positions of President, Ohio Bell in Cleveland, Ohio and Senior Vice President, Federal Regulatory in Washington, DC. Jim has been actively involved as a volunteer for Georgetown Village for three years and is also the Chair of the Architectural Covenants Control Committee for the Hillandale HOA. Jim and Ellen enjoy spending time with their two daughters who also live in the DC area.

Pam Godwin, Vice President:

Pam has lived in DC since 1986, having been born in NYC and lived in NY, CT, TX and VT. She graduated from Boston College, NYU and Catholic University. Her life's work of over 50 years has been nursing, hospital, university professor, LTC in Army Nurse Corps and co-owner of a primary care medical office, as an adult nurse practitioner and certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist. Her second love is animals. She has 4 grandchildren, ages 3 to 9 years old, in NYC and another daughter in Boston. In addition to serving on the Georgetown Village Board she volunteers weekly as a reading tutor in Anacostia. Her interest is the overall mental and physical health of neighbors in Georgetown.

John Bradshaw:

John lives on 33rd Street with his wife Angie and their 3 children.  John has been a volunteer with Georgetown Village since 2012 and became a board member in 2016.  He and his wife Angie own Georgetown Home Care, a private duty nursing company with 300 employees and offices in Maryland, DC and Virginia.  John is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has completed a Fellowship in Hospital Readmission Prevention.  He is a member of the DC Long Term Care Coalition and sits on the DC Department of Health Care Finance In Home Support Task Force.  The Bradshaw's are members of Holy Trinity Church.  

Motrya Hanas Calafiura, Assistant Treasurer:

Motrya Hanas Calafiura was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.  Motrya attended Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA where she was an Economics major and studied Chinese abroad in Beijing, China. Throughout her career, Motrya has held various positions in Finance, Operations, IT, and Government.  In addition to her volunteer service hours with Georgetown Village, Motrya currently works at City First Bank of DC in Finance and Facilities Management. Motrya lives in Georgetown with her son and husband Peter, who has lived in Georgetown for over 20 years working with his own firm in Commercial Real Estate.


Reverend Elizabeth Keeler:

Rev. Elizabeth Keeler was honored to be invited to join the Georgetown Village Board. She immediately saw a fit between the Village's services and her ministry with older parishioners at Christ Church, Georgetown where she has been assistant to the rector since May 2014. A graduate of the Virginia Theological Seminary and Davidson College, she lives in Georgetown with her husband and three children. 

Carol Kelly:

Carol A. Kelly is the founder and CEO of Kelly Advocacy Outcomes, organized in the District of Columbia. With almost forty years of successful advocacy work, Ms Kelly is well positioned to help clients with their strategies, tactics, knowledge base, points of view, and contacts.  She also serves on the board of directors for the Society for Women's Health Research and as adjunct faculty to George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health. Ms. Kelly was named by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) to a newly created position of Senior Vice President for Government Affairs and Public Policy in January of 2008, a position she held until September of 2016.  

In 2007, Ms. Kelly served as the Senior Executive Advisor for External Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) She advised the Secretary and other senior officials at HHS on policies related to ongoing outreach activities and served as the Departmental liaison to the Office of Public Liaison at the White House.  In 2005 to 2007, Ms. Kelly served as the Director of the Office of Policy and the Executive Director of the Policy Council for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In this role, she headed an office which functioned as the agency’s crosscutting policy and strategic planning staff within the Office of the Administrator and served as the Executive Director of the Policy Council, the entity charged with examining a number of key strategic planning matters for the agency.  
Ms. Kelly has an MA from the University of Virginia and a BA from the University of Delaware.  

Joshua Kuhnert:

Josh grew up in South Louisiana and has lived in Georgetown since 2007 on Volta Place and Q Street. He holds a BA in Economics and Philosophy from Northwestern, MS in Financial Engineering from Columbia and studied in the Finance PhD program at UT Austin. He has focused professionally on investment management and currently works in Private Banking at SunTrust. Josh and family are devoted to the Georgetown community, volunteering with Georgetown Village, Citizens Association of Georgetown, Friends of Volta Park, Concerts in the Park and other neighborhood groups. 

Henrietta Q. LaMotte:

Nancy Regan:

Nancy Regan was born and raised in Massachusetts and moved to Georgetown three years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana.  She has two daughters living here who both work for USAID contractors and a grandson, Nate, who she cares for two days a week. Nancy has a BS in Chemistry from Boston College and worked for Chevron Chemical mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to her many service hours with Georgetown Village, Nancy volunteers with THIS for Diplomats as Chair of the Art Committee and Member at Large to the BOD, edits and publishes a monthly community newsletter, The Hillandale Herald, and organizes the Hillandale Book Club.

Bill Plante:

Bill Plante and his wife Robin Smith have lived in Georgetown for more than 30 years. Bill is a former correspondent for CBS News, where he covered the Presidencies of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. He retired at the end of 2016 after 52 years with CBS News 32 of which he served as White House Correspondent.  Robin is founder and President of Video Action, a non-profit video production service specializing in women's and children's issues. They are founding members of Georgetown Village who believe deeply in the importance of its mission.

Toni Russin:

Toni joined the board in September 2014. She and her husband Jonathan have lived in Capitol Hill, Cleveland Park, finally settling in Georgetown in the 1990's. During many of these years they worked overseas, in Turkey, the Dominican Republic, Spain and Russia. They raised four sons in Santo Domingo and Washington. In 1990, Toni was the co-founder and head social worker of Hope Housing Inc. providing affordable cooperative housing to formerly homeless families. She also worked as a social worker in the Washington Head Start programs and community organizing at Howard University. She is committed to the village concept of neighbors helping neighbors of all income levels. Toni has a BA cum laude from Smith College and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University in 1963. She currently heads the volunteer recruitment committee and co-chairs the membership committee for the Village.

Elizabeth Verville:

Elizabeth is retired as the Acting U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Narcotics and the Bureau of Law Enforcement Affairs. Elizabeth led the U.S. Delegation to develop the United Nations Transnational Organized Crime Convention. Prior to that assignment, she was director for global affairs on the National Security Council staff for international crime, counter-narcotics and counter-terrorism and deputy director of the first U.S. inter-agency office to protect the nation's critical information infrastructure. Elizabeth received her B.A. from Duke University in 1961.