David King – President
David is the current president of Bethesda Cares’ Board. He is also 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.
Bonnie Beavers – Vice President
Bonnie is the current vice president of the board. She 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.
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 North Bethesda. His pastimes include gardening and walking.
Charlene Wilson – Secretary
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.
Stacey Matthews is an information and data systems management expert with nearly 20 years of experience working with non-profit and homeless services organizations to advance analytic capabilities. With a background in service delivery, project management, and human services data management, Ms. Matthews has worked with dozens of communities to implement data-driven management systems to help communities make homelessness a rare, brief, and one-time occurrence.
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.
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.
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.
Sherri Cafritz has been a resident of Bethesda for the past 20 years. She worked with Bethesda Cares as a volunteer while her children went to Sidwell Friends School and joined the board in 2019. She has a doctorate in Epidemiology and Gerontology from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters in Medical Sociology from McGill University.
John Mendez – Executive Director (ex officio member)
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