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Meet Our Board of Directors and Officers

Anniversary Celebration - December 2018

Strategic Planning - Saturday, June 15th

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, and granddaughter.

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.

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.

Martine de Lusignan,Secretary
I was born in Bruxelles, Belgium. In 1972, upon finishing high school I came to the US with Experiment in International Living as a guest of Lebanon PA Rotary Club. A year later I volunteered at the Lebanon hospital as clerk worker. Back in Belgium, I worked as a secretary at Monsanto Petrochemical dept. In 1979, I came to work at the World Bank. I married Guy in 1981. We moved to New York (UN) for 2 yrs. and were back in Georgetown in 1983. Eleonore was born in 1985. Guy traveled extensively in Asia, Africa, Middle East.

We lived in Washington, Kinshasa, Paris, Bloomington IN. Over the years I have been a volunteer in different capacities: at the Washington International School; treasurer for the World Bank Book Project and two investment clubs. For five years, I was a docent at the Library of Congress. Upon learning that Guy developed Alzheimer disease, I stopped all activities. It is around that time that the Village came into being and that we joined it as founding members. Eleonore lives with her French husband in Paris. I am the proud grandmother of a wonderful grandson named Alec.

John Bradshaw (Photo Coming Soon)
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.  

The Reverend Elizabeth F. Keeler, Assistant to the Rector

The 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
With almost forty years of successful advocacy work, Carol A. Kelly is the founder and CEO of Kelly Advocacy Outcomes which assists clients in Washington and across the country with their legislative and regulatory needs for healthcare matters. 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 has worked twice for the public sector and has represented companies and trade associations, giving her a wide-ranging view of the advocacy and policy environments of Washington. She joined the Board and Executive Committee of the American Benefits Council serving as its first Chairwoman from 2002-2003. 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 

Henri is a native of Pennsylvania who moved to the Georgetown neighborhood in 2010. She raised two children on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she was involved in numerous nonprofits focused on education, children, the arts and social services including the United Fund, the Girl Scouts, the Art Academy Museum, the Aspen Institute and a community foundation.

Henri has a B.A. in French from Boston University and an M.S. in Nonprofit Management from the New School University. She joined the board in 2015 and believes Georgetown Village provides great value to the local community for the services it offers and the sense of community it fosters.

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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. 

Nancy Regan (Photo Unavailable)
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.

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.