John F. Martin, Chair
John Martin is the Vice President of L. F. Jennings, Inc., a Falls Church, Virginia-based general contractor. He has been involved with FACETS through church and work for several years.
David Fisher, Secretary
David Fisher has spent the last 28 years working in the commercial real estate industry. Over the years, he has done volunteer work through Big Brothers, Special Olympics, and coaching youth sports. Through FACETS, he began mentoring a 12-year-old boy several years ago and became so impressed with what FACETS does for the low income and homeless population that he decided to become more involved and as a result joined the Board.
Joe Burke, Treasurer
Joe Burke, his wife (Maura) and sons (Ian and Jed) have volunteered with FACETS since 2008 in the hot meals/Sunday breakfast program and hypothermia shelter at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Relocated to Fairfax County in 2005, Joe has previously served the homeless at Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless, South Bend Center for the Homeless and Lincoln Park Community Shelter in Chicago, Illinois. Joe is a Transaction Advisory Services Partner at BDO.
U.S. Department of State
Destiny works in the Office of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of State. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Maryland and graduated from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Blankingship & Keith, PC
Peter Everett is a trial lawyer who devotes his practice to representing persons injured by the reckless or careless acts of others. Mr. Everett represents clients seriously injured as a result of motor vehicle collisions, with special emphasis on tractor-trailer accidents, as well as individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries resulting from tractor-trailer crashes, defective products, motor vehicle collisions, bicycle accidents and other circumstances. He represents victims of violent crimes in inadequate security cases. Finally, Peter litigates on behalf of persons injured by defective conditions in buildings or real estate with a special emphasis on representing injured children. Peter received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Virginia.
ACS, A Xerox Company
Michael has 16 years of experience in technology and business. He is currently with Xerox Business Services as a Business Development Director, focusing on the transportation industry. He was introduced to FACETS through a pro-bono, strategic consulting engagement sponsored by Compass. Michael studied Engineering at Columbia and George Washington, and Business at Duke. He and his family are members of Floris United Methodist Church and live in Herndon.
J. Michael May
Mike has specialized in helping pre-retirees and retirees increase and protect their investments and retirement income for over 25 years. In addition, he has been invited to conduct numerous retirement and financial planning seminars for employees of corporations such as Marriott, Gannett and Price Waterhouse/Coopers. He also wrote a popular financial planning column, entitled “Financial Fitness”, for a local newspaper for over 10 years. He has earned both the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designations from The American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University. Mike has been the Chairman of the Christian Businessmen’s Connection (CBMC) of Reston and Herndon for over 20 years and teaches a financial planning course twice yearly at his Church. He lives with his wife, Dahri, in Reston, VA.
Mary Katherine Morn
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
Mary Katherine Morn received her Masters in Divinity from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1987. Before coming to Fairfax in 2005, she served two congregations: High Street Unitarian Universalist Church in Macon, Georgia, and First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville, Tennessee. Mary Katherine has also done consulting ministry, teaching ministry, community ministry, and interim ministry.
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water)
Sarah is the Water Communications and Marketing Coordinator for DC Water. She manages strategic communications for regulatory and non-regulatory drinking water issues. Her experience includes the management of public relations marketing campaigns in support of public water systems, public health protection, sustainability and critical infrastructure. Sarah received a Bachelor of Science in Bio-behavioral Health at Penn State University and a Master of Public Health from George Washington University.
Abdul Omar has over 17 years of experience in business operations, strategy development and implementation, financial management and reporting, accounting, treasury, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions. Abdul is currently the Vice President of Finance, Controlling and Administration for Software AG’s Americas Region, where he oversees the financial management and controlling functions of the company’s subsidiaries in the region. Abdul is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has lived and worked in the Fairfax County area for over 20 years.
laura b creative
Laura is a renowned thought leader, guiding clients through the changing electronic marketing and social media environment. Her public seminars have helped hundreds of business owners learn and employ affordable marketing solutions. Since 2000, her company, laura b creative, has managed clients’ online presence, maximized their social media and electronic marketing to positively impact their bottom line and enhance audience engagement. She has served as a Senior Marketing Analyst for international telecom company, Equant. Prior to that, she worked in the sporting goods industry for over 7 years directing a wide variety of marketing programs from logo design to catalog photo shoots to international billboard campaigns around the world. Laura serves on the Board of the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Advisory Board of ITT Technical Institute’s Chantilly campus. She is also the founder of the Great Falls Women’s Business Luncheon.
Sally A. Sibley
Sally Sibley spent 42 years as President & CEO of PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, a nonprofit serving youth with disabilities – retiring in 2011. A constant champion for children, Sibley was instrumental in the establishment of a community network of associations who work together in advocating for the rights of children and their families. This work included the creation of the Virginia Association of Independent Special Education Facilities, Northern Virginia Coalition (NOVACO), and the National Association of Private Special Education Centers (NAPSEC), of which she was the first woman president. Sibley maintains that given the current economic climate it is critical to keep the needs of these children and families in the forefront and continue to focus on providing the best educational opportunities.
Rutledge leads or is involved in significant transactions and initiatives related to acquisitions, investments, intellectual property, housing development, social media, public awareness campaigns, litigation management, employee relations, commercial contracts, and board governance. As a law firm lawyer, he managed or worked on public offerings, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, and technology start-up issues. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Columbia Law School.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.
Susan Stoney is a graduate of the University of Virginia and William & Mary Law School. She clerked for now retired Judge James W. Benton, Jr. on the Virginia Court of Appeals before beginning her career as a Legal Aid attorney. Susan has worked for programs throughout Virginia, including Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Potomac Legal Aid Society, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Most recently, Susan served as the executive director of Potomac Legal Aid Society, which merged with Legal Services of Northern Virginia in January 2010. She now serves as the Deputy Director for Client Services for Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV). Her duties include coordinating litigation efforts for lawyers at LSNV, and working with community agencies to identify needs and address systemic issues facing low-income individuals in Northern Virginia.
Arlene serves as the Neighborhood Outreach Specialist with Reston Association. She provides neighborhood association Board Members with a variety of resources to help them better serve their community. She has extensive experience in public relations and communications with national nonprofits. In addition to her work with FACETS, she is active in the Washington Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Society of America, and National Council of Negro Women.