Board of Directors
June Linowitz is an artist, business owner, past gallery director, and active member of the Washington Art Community. She has been working as a professional artist for more than 30 years. In 1996 Linowitz founded ArtSeen, Inc., which represents more than 300 fine artists and sells and leases artwork to businesses. In addition to her art, Linowitz works as a freelance curator, exhibitions juror and judge, and art critic.
I.J. HudsonExecutive Vice President
I.J. Hudson is a former general assignment reporter for News 4 DC, covering breaking news, politics, and technology for over 30 years. Hudson began his broadcasting career working at WKRO-AM while he was still in high school. He then worked in radio and television during college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. After graduation, Hudson entered the U.S. Navy, spending a year in the Tonkin Gulf, followed by assignments in San Diego and New Orleans. I.J. came to DC in 1985, after reporting/anchoring stints in Green Bay, Milwaukee, Columbus, New Orleans, San Diego, and Chicago. He has six Emmy awards and numerous others for general assignment and feature reporting. I.J. has also served as Communications Director for a Bethesda law firm, and as part of the Communications team at the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
Christopher BarclayVice President
Christopher Barclay is an artist and photographer who has spent most of his professional life in public service. He has served as the District 4 representative on the MCPS Board of Education, twice as president of the Board in 2010 and 2013, and vice president in 2009 and 2012. He has also been Chair for the board’s Strategic Planning Committee. In 2010, Barclay was appointed by the Governor to the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness. He has served in a number of volunteer leadership roles with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs, including Montgomery Blair Cluster coordinator and Nominating Committee chair. He also has served on the NAACP Parents’ Council. He was an active member of the Downcounty Consortium Base Area Study Committee. Barclay has been in leadership roles on the Takoma Foundation Board of Directors and the Takoma Park Department of Rec. Advisory Committee. Barclay has worked in telecommunications since 1993 and is a graduate of Columbia College of Chicago.
Leslie Grizzard is a recently retired Corporate Banker. She spent her thirty year career providing senior capital to support the growth of small and medium size businesses in the D.C. Metro area. She brings a wealth of expertise in design and executing financial strategies. She received her undergraduate degree in Finance and Marketing from the University of Florida, an MBA from University of Tampa and a Masters in Liberal Studies with a focus on Public and Social Policy from Georgetown University.
Jason Hofberg, CPATreasurer
Jason Hofberg is a tax senior associate at BDO, USA LLP and graduate student at the University of Baltimore’s school of public administration. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in accounting and government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. In Jason’s years at BDO, he has worked on and managed a variety of client engagements including several well-known local nonprofits. Additional experience includes work on large public company audits, partnership tax returns, and individual tax filings.
Edgar AlvaradoBoard Member
Edgar Alvarado is the alumni representative of the board, having completed an apprenticeship in 2009 and having served as a Teaching Artist from 2015 to 2017. He is an architectural designer and project manager, and a lifelong resident of Silver Spring.
Kathy Lally-BearesBoard Member
Kathy Lally-Beares, former Deputy Executive Director for Data Quality Campaign, is the Vice President for Growth and Impact at Communities in Schools. There she acts as a thought partner to the executive director on all strategic matters, including current and future direction and management. She builds and nurtures relationships with stakeholders, including policymakers, data managers, funders, and partners. Prior to joining DQC in 2011, Kathy held a number of roles leading children and family programming, including the District of Columbia Public Schools’ Office of Out-of-School Time, the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families, the United Way of Central New York, and the National Association of Children’s Hospitals and Related Institutions. Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Gretchen SchermerhornBoard Member
Ms. Schermerhorn is currently the Artistic Director at Pyramid Atlantic, an art center dedicated to the creation and preservation of hand printmaking, papermaking and the art of the book, in Silver Spring, Maryland. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Arizona State University in 2004, and since then has completed artist residencies at Women’s Studio Workshop in New York, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper in Chicago, Seacourt Print Workshop in Northern Ireland, and California State University. Her prints, installations and works on paper works have been exhibited in New York, Boston and DC, and is featured in national and international collections.
Lucia TangBoard Member
Lucia Tang is a Project Designer at Hickok Cole Architects in Washington DC. Recent professional involvement includes an award winning interior renovation project at Liberty Place, a commercial office building in DC and new construction project for Hillel, a Jewish student center at The George Washington University. Lucia’s background includes experience with digital fabrication and installation art. Lucia Tang earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley and her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. While in graduate school she participated in the design and construction of art and commercial storefront installations. Her previous employment includes Washington, DC’s Gordon Architects, where she worked on residential, retail, and historic renovation projects.