Board of Directors
Tom is the current President of the Bethesda Cares Board. He also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Phillips Collection, as Chair of the Board of Bethesda Metro Area Village and the Board of FOI Services. Additionally, he is actively engaged in various Think Tanks, he belongs to the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute, he is a member of the Social Justice and the Caring Committees at WHC, and volunteers at the Charles E. Smith Life Communities. Other current activities include, writing a novel, participating in book and retirement clubs, traveling throughout the world, playing tennis and golf and enjoying with his wife Claudia their family, including nine grandchildren.
Tom retired from the law firm of Kleinfeld Kaplan and Becker (KK&B) at the end of 2012. He joined KK&B in July 1969 and became a Partner in January 1974. Tom was Managing Partner of KK&B for approximately two decades. Immediately prior to joining KK&B he was a law clerk for the Honorable David T. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. During his tenure at KK&B he was the recipient of several honors, including FDA Commissioner’s Special Citation and Wiley Bronze Medal, FDLI Distinguished Service and Leadership Award, Best Lawyers in America FDA Law, Chambers USA FDA Law, Washingtonian Best Lawyers FDA Law, Washington DC Super Lawyers-FDA Law, AV Preeminent Attorney-Martindale & Hubbell and International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers FDA Law.
Tom received his J.D. law degree from the University of California Law School (Boalt Hall) in 1968. He received a B.S. degree (magna cum laude) and a Certificate in International Relations from the University of Utah in 1965. Tom was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies upon graduation from University of Utah.
David (Board Vice President) is the owner and president of Apexis Solutions, LLC an information technology company providing services to public and private sector clients across the country. Maintaining a commitment to public services, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Regency Estates Citizens Association and is the Chair of the Outreach and Advocacy Committee at Bethesda United Methodist Church, where he is a long-time member. David attended Hampton University, where he received his degree in Political Science, then received his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. In his free time, David enjoys coaching his sons in soccer, basketball, and his true passion, rugby.
Kathleen has lived in Bethesda over 35 years and has served on the board of Bethesda Cares for more than 15 years. She has also served on the boards of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, NM, The Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area , the Walt High School Whitman PTA and the Save the Children Education Advisory Board. She has served on committees for the Washington Tennis Foundation, and chaired the Alzheimer’s Association’s Washington Monuments luncheons. Currently she is the Eagle Ridge representative for the Avenel Home Owners Advisory Committee, on the board of the West Montgomery County Citizens Association, and an owner and board member for the family owned Coastal Plain League, LLC. She enjoys travel, skiing, fishing and time with family.
Chris Andracsek, CPA
Chris is a partner at the accounting firm Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Marshall, P.C. He is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s University. Chris is a licensed CPA in Maryland and the District of Columbia and has spent his career helping businesses and not-for-profit organizations grow and work through their regulatory requirements. Chris joined Bethesda Cares’ board in 2011 and served as the board treasurer through 2014.
A Bethesda resident for over 45 years and a Bethesda Cares Board member for more than 15 years, Teresa has held multiple leadership positions on our Board, including Secretary, Vice President and from 2005-2009 Board Chair. She is a Program Analyst at the US Department of Agriculture and works on developing budgets for the headquarters’ building fund. Teresa is a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church and participates in on their Social Justice committee.
Clay Miller (Treasurer)
Clay is a retired MCPS middle school math teacher (36 years) and a retired summer swim team coach (46 years). He is in his 12th year of doing volunteer taxes for AARP. He is very involved in many Outreach concerns and other groups at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in N. Bethesda. His pastimes include gardening and walking.
Charlene “Chazz” Wilson
Charlene “Chazz” Wilson attended Syracuse University where she studied finance, economics, and managerial statistics. She also holds an M.S. in statistics from American University. Chazz has spent her professional career working on housing policy and mortgage finance.
John is Managing Director of Lynch Retirement Group, LLC. He has over 31 years experience in finance and financial services. A leader in his field, John has been named by Barron’s as one of the top 1,200 advisors in the country in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011 and 2010. John received his BS degree in accounting from George Mason University in 1980 and has carried a Certified Public Accountant (nonpracticing) designation since October 1983. John previously served as a senior accountant with Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, and as an internal auditor with Gray International Corporation. He is also a member of the D.C. Institute of CPAs. In his spare time John enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Noelle, and their three children.
Bonnie is a native of Dallas, Texas, and a Chevy Chase resident for 22 years. Her interest in Montgomery County’s neediest residents deepened after participating in the Leadership Montgomery Core Program, Class of 2014, and as part of her membership at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. She has been a partner in the D.C. law firm of Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP since 1992, and has a B.A. in political science from Duke University, and a J.D. from the University of Texas. Bonnie is married and has two adult children. She enjoys travel, politics, yoga, and reading.”
Patrick is Southeast Region Head and Senior Investment Strategist at Bessemer Trust. In these roles, he is responsible for Bessemer’s client relationships in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Naples. He is a member of the firm’s Investment Policy and Strategy, and Asset Allocation Committees. Prior to joining Bessemer, Pat was Senior Portfolio Manager and a director of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, where he was a member of the Private Client Investment Policy Group. Before that, he was Senior Portfolio Manager at Meridian Investment Management (advisor to ICON mutual funds). Pat earned an M.S. in finance from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver and a B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Denver. He is a CFA® charterholder and a CFP® professional.
Recent Past Board Members:
Arthur Bill, Esq.
Barbara Hilberg (deceased)
Tom Hohman (deceased)
George Huckabay (deceased)
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry
Rabbi William D. Rudolph