Bob Grimmett, Chair
Virginia Roofing Corporation
Bob Grimmett is the President of Virginia Roofing Corporation, one of the leading commercial roofing contractors in the DC metropolitan area since 1925. His entire 30 year career has been with the company and he has worked his way up the ranks to his current position. He oversees the roofing operation, a custom sheet metal fabrication shop, and rental properties in both Maryland and Virginia. He is a member of the Washington Executive Association, Property Management Association, Roof Consultants International, and Virginia Association of Roofing Professionals.
Mani Qazi, Vice Chair
Mani Qazi is the Founder/Principal of Lion Federal, an Information Technology consulting provider to the federal government. He has volunteered in Washington D.C. homeless shelters and other charity organizations such as Hands on D.C., since the early 2000s. In 2013, he was in search of an organization that made a difference in his local community, so he and his wife could give back. Mani found FACETS to be that organization, where he could see the difference they were making around him. He, his wife, and daughter live in McLean, Virginia. He has a bachelors in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University.
Cristian Erazo, Treasurer
Cristian has worked in the housing industry for over 10 years, primarily working with the federal government in programs that help homeowners avoid foreclosure and stabilizing the country’s housing market. His current responsibilities include management oversight on governance, finance, and affordability. He graduated from Virginia Tech with a double major in Finance and Business Management. He has been involved with FACETS working at hypothermia shelters at various churches across Northern Virginia as well as volunteering in other capacities in his local community and church. He lives with his wife and three children in Herndon, VA.
Marcy Bartlett, Secretary
Rebuilding Together – Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church
After a rewarding career in technology, engineering, business and program management, Marcy had an opportunity to take early retirement allowing her to devote her time and energy to a new mission. Now she is the program manager for the local nonprofit, Rebuilding Together Arlington/ Fairfax/ Falls Church (RT-AFF), where she works with low income homeowners and volunteer teams to make repairs and home modifications so the families can live in safe and healthy homes. In addition to working at the nonprofit, Marcy previously served as a volunteer at RT-AFF. She also spent years working with scouting, is currently serving on her HOA board and is an active STEM professional in the schools working with after-school programs for children.
Cushman & Wakefield
Andrew grew up in Fairfax County and attended W.T. Woodson High School locally. The concept of giving back to those less fortunate was instilled in Andrew from a young age. His father’s perseverance through life taught Andrew the potential strength of the human will in challenging times, and his mother’s selflessness has taught Andrew the importance of helping others. Andrew works for Cushman & Wakefield as a commercial real estate broker, primarily representing tenants and designing real estate strategies to accommodate their operational needs. He attended the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce with a concentration in Marketing. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the City of Falls Church.
OAR of Fairfax County
Nidiah currently works as a Case Manager for OAR of Fairfax County where she supports community members in taking steps towards obtaining employment, and in coping with the emotional impact of having a family member incarcerated. Nidiah also serves as a member of the Motivational Interviewing Committee and as OAR’s Mentoring Program ambassador, playing a vital role in building meaningful relationships which helps to reduce the challenges associated with release and builds a foundation for ongoing success. Committed to providing a helping hand to those in need, Nidiah serves as the CEO of Building Futures, a program which provides support to troubled and pregnant teens who are homeless or unemployed. Nidiah is currently studying Business Management at the University of Potomac.
Michael has 19 years of experience in technology and business. He is currently with Accenture, LLP, as a Sales Capture Senior Manager focusing on the State and Local Government 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.
John C. LaPorta
Brandywine Realty Trust
John LaPorta serves as Brandywine’s Vice President of Construction. He has been with Brandywine/Prentiss since 1997 and has over 28 years of engineering/construction management experience. Throughout his career, John has been involved with the design and construction of more than 8.0 million sq. ft. of Class A office base building work and has directly managed over $56 million of building capital/tenant improvement projects. Additionally, while at Brandywine/Prentiss, John has had leadership roles in building acquisition due-diligence, sustainable building processes and energy saving initiatives for Brandywine/Prentiss. Before joining Brandywine/Prentiss, John was a Principal at GRD Construction Consultants and a project manager at KCE Structural Engineers. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University. John is also a member of Northern Virginia NAIOP, a member of the golf committee for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fundraiser and a volunteer for the Duffy House.
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.
Marie-Christine L. (Rumohr) Webster
Blankingship & Keith, PC
Chris Webster has been a legal assistant/paralegal in Fairfax County for over 25 years starting out in workers’ compensation, and then civil litigation. In the last 5 years Chris has undertaken administration law in education and is currently working for a group that represents many of the local school systems. From the age of 15, Chris began volunteering in the community and has participated in numerous races – bike, foot, triathlons, marathons, etc. for various causes. Chris has lived in Fairfax County for over 50 years and is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and serves on the board of the Northern Virginia Community College Paralegal Advisory Committee. She is a wildland firefighter and part-time employee of the Department of Forestry and The Nature Conservancy of Virginia, and also serves as a volunteer search team member for two rescue groups and is a certified wilderness first responder.