Board of Directors

Board of Directors -- 2016

Kenneth B. Tecler – [Term expires 12/18]
1 Research Court #450, Rockville, Maryland 20850 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 240-403-4041; 301-580-0448 (cell)
The Law Office of Kenneth B. Tecler, LLC

Keneisha T. Roberts – [Term expires 12/17]
14840 Fireside Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 240-374-3332
KTR Designs Studios, Owner/Artist

Varun Dhawan – [Term expires 12/17]
3684 Sellman Road, Beltsville, MD, 20705 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 301-760-8618
Controller, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars

Andrew R. Marshall – [Term expires 12/16]
901 N. Nelson Street #511, Arlington, VA 22203 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 703-203-7970 (cell)
Portfolio Manager, Chevy Chase Trust, Bethesda, MD

Nicolas Sebastian Sere Ponce De Leon – [Term expires 12/16]
6445 Rock Forest Drive Apartment 206, Bethesda, MD 20817 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 240-543-8389
Senior Associate, KPMG LLP

HOC Senior Staff Liaison
Shauna Sorrells
10400 Detrick Avenue,Kensington, MD 20895 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
(Office) 240-627-9461; (Fax) 301-949-4690

Community Partners, still accepting new Board Directors

Community Partners was chosen by the Greater Washington Catalog of Philanthropy in 2011 as one the best small non-profit organizations in the greater Washington region.  We operate a wide offering of programs to serve low-income families in Montgomery County by fostering and building self sufficiency. Since 1999, Community Partners has served hundreds of low income families with job training, permanent housing for the homeless, refurbished automobiles for working families and thousands of hours of volunteer service.  The Board meets four times per year for quarterly board meetings and once per year for the annual budget meeting.

Mission

Community Partners strives to help low-income families, living in Montgomery County’s subsidized housing, to improve their quality of life, equip them to reach a higher level of self-sufficiency and to provide them the resources needed to break out of the cycle of poverty. 

Members of Community Partners’ Board of Directors  will support the work of Community Partners and provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance.  While day-to-day operations are led by volunteer staff of the Housing Opportunities Commission.  The Board –staff relationship is a critical  partnership that relies on input from both entities.  Specific Board Director responsibilities include:

Leadership , governance and oversight

  • Reviewing outcomes and metrics created by Community Partners for evaluating its impact, and regularly measuring its performance and effectiveness using those metrics; reviewing agenda and supporting materials prior to board and committee meetings.
  • Approving the Community Partners annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions, being informed of, and meeting all, legal and fiduciary responsibilities
  • Contributing to an annual performance evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Assisting the chief executive and board chair in identifying and recruiting other Board Members
  • Partnering with the chief executive and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out
  • Serving on at least one committee in addition to participating in  task forces and taking on special assignments
  • Representing Community Partners to stakeholders, acting as an ambassador for the organization
  • Ensuring Community Partners commitment to a diverse board and staff that reflects the community makeup of Montgomery County, MD.

Fundraising

Community Partners Board Directors will consider Community Partners a philanthropic priority and make annual gifts that reflect that priority.  So that Community Partners can credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals.   All Board Directors are expected to make an annual contribution that is commensurate with their philanthropic breadth.

Board terms/participation

Community Board Directors serve three year terms and are eligible for re-appointment for one additional term.  Board meeting will be held quarterly and committee meetings will be held in coordination with full board meetings.

Qualifications- General

Requires a passionate and energetic individual who cares about assisting low-income families in Montgomery County achieve a better quality of life.  A proven record of  leadership or community development are intangible qualities for this position.  Desired board directors will have a proven leadership record in business, government, philanthropy or the non- profit sector.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Extensive professional experience with significant  executive leadership accomplishments in business, government, philanthropy, or the nonprofit sector.
  • A commitment to and understanding of Community Partners client needs and family dynamics
  • Savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and endowments
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and a passion for improving the lives of low –income families living in Montgomery County, MD.

Service on the Community Partners Board of Directors is without remuneration, except for travel and accommodation costs related to official Board business.

Community Partners, established in 1999 strives to help low-income families, living in Montgomery County’s subsidized housing, to improve their quality of life, equip them to reach a higher level of self-sufficiency and to provide them the resources needed to break out of the cycle of poverty. Our programs help homeless families obtain permanent housing, assist lowincome working families with purchasing refurbished vehicles, teach unemployed residents the necessary skills for success in the job market and better prepare students for success in the classroom.

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Back to School Fest

 

 

Date:       August 25, 2017
Time:       11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Location: Rockin Jump
               18620 Woodfield Rd
               Gaithersburg, Md 20879

REGISTER HERE

Please contact Stephanie Semones for additional information:
stephanie.semones@hocmc.org