Many Hands is an all-volunteer organization with a working board that includes women from a range of backgrounds and stages of life. In recruiting board members, we seek to reflect the diversity of our membership, as well as to meet our needs for specific skills. 

Board members are appointed for three-year terms and may serve two consecutive terms. Board members who have served two three-year terms are eligible for re-election to the board after a hiatus of one year.

Tara Brennan Primis
Tara Brennan PrimisPresident
Tara worked as a corporate and securities attorney at the Washington, DC law firm Shaw Pittman (Pillsbury Winthrop), specializing in public and private equity…

…work. She has been an active volunteer at Norwood School for 15 years, including six years of service on the Board of Trustees. She serves on the Annual Fund Leadership Council at Brown University and does development work with leadership donors at Sidwell Friends School. Tara recently finished a 10-year term on the board of Kenwood Citizens Association, a civic organization in her neighborhood. She enjoys volunteering at her family’s temple, Washington Hebrew Congregation.

Elizabeth Bausch
Elizabeth BauschVice-President
Elizabeth is a former television and interactive media producer for WETA, the public television station in Washington, DC. She was a producer on the flagship PBS…

…weekly news program, “Washington Week,” and served in a variety of capacities on many other news and public affairs programs, documentaries, and live broadcasts. She is a former trustee and board chair of the Nord Family Foundation and Concord Hill School. She serves on the board of the Children’s Law Center and as a reading tutor in DC public schools.

Wendy Lynn Gray
Wendy Lynn GrayTreasurer
For over 20 years, Wendy was a Senior Associate with the Center for the Support of Families, where she worked with the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and…

…many states on projects including business process improvement; strategic planning, performance measurement; training; meeting facilitation; development of outreach materials; technical assistance; and program assessment. Prior to rejoining CSF in 2005, Wendy was the first Executive Director of the Center for Mental Health Outreach at Georgetown University Hospital.

Melissa Rose Dennis
Melissa Rose DennisSecretary
Melissa is a regulatory attorney in the United States Federal Government. For more than a decade she has worked to help assure…

…the security of retirement, health, and other workplace-related benefits of America’s workers and their families. Melissa serves as treasurer for her neighborhood association and on the board of the Parents Council of Washington.

Lynne Battle
Lynne Battle
Lynne worked for many years as Manager of Legal and Governmental Affairs for the College Placement Council (now the National Association of Colleges and Employers).

… She has also been a litigator in private practice. A native Washingtonian, she has lived in the DC area since returning to attend Georgetown Law School in 1974. Lynne has been and remains an active volunteer with various schools and many other nonprofit organizations.

Tracy Ganti
Tracy Ganti
Tracy is Director of Development at Horizons Greater Washington, a local nonprofit that provides out-of-school-time programming. She previously developed e-commerce…

and consumer marketing programs at Marriott International, American Airlines, and USAirways. A native of Connecticut, Tracy is an active community and school volunteer.

Mary Kwak
Mary Kwak
Mary worked as an editor at the Brookings Institution Press, where she acquired books on a wide range of public policy issues. She has also been a freelance writer and…

… editor for business publications. Before moving to Washington, DC, she co-authored numerous case studies, articles, and a book on competitive strategy as a research associate at Harvard Business School. She serves on the board of Horizons Greater Washington.

Jill Rosenbaum Meyer
Jill Rosenbaum Meyer
Jill is an award-winning network television news and documentary producer. Her investigative and feature work has appeared on PBS Frontline, The New York Times…

…online, CBS News, ABC News Nightline, and the Smithsonian Channel. Her new program, “Retro Report on PBS,” will debut nationally in fall 2019. She is a member of Levine Music’s Council of Advisors.

Katy Moore
Katy Moore
Katy has spent 15+ years in philanthropy helping hundreds of grantmakers and individual donors effectively invest in the causes and communities they care about.

In 2019, she joined Orr Group, a full-service fundraising firm that helps nonprofits increase and diversify their revenue streams and enhance their development strategies. Previously, she worked at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, where she founded the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility in partnership with Johns Hopkins University. Katy serves on the board of Leadership Greater Washington, is a member of Miriam’s Kitchen’s Corporate Leadership Council, and serves on Kaiser Permanente’s Regional Grants Committee.

Karen Murrell
Karen Murrell
Karen is founder and president of Higher Heights Consulting and Training, a consulting firm in Silver Spring, Maryland that helps develop programs, products, and policies…

…that improve the financial well-being of all Americans. She previously served as Senior Research Fellow at the New America Foundation and held leadership positions at Fannie Mae. Karen is co-author of  You and Your Money: A No-Stress Guide to Becoming Financially Fit, published by Financial Times Press.

Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer
Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer
Anna built her career in sales and marketing with AT&T. She has served on the boards of various local and national nonprofit organizations, including Duke University…

…the National Symphony Orchestra, the Washington National Opera, the Capital Speakers Club, the Parents Council of Washington, Holton-Arms School, and St. Francis Episcopal Day School. Anna graduated from Duke University with a degree in economics and earned her MBA in marketing from the George Washington University.

Kim Quyen Pham
Kim Quyen Pham
Kim oversees finances and tax compliance for a boutique IP law firm in Potomac, Maryland. She participates as a parent and informal advisor in a Washington, DC-area…

…youth social entrepreneurship nonprofit. She also supports two local STEM educational nonprofits and Rice 360 Institute for Global Health, whose mission is to mentor undergraduates to design inexpensive, life-saving medical devices to reduce infant mortality in Malawi. Kim is a former refugee. She holds a degree in electrical engineering.

Dianne Rudo
Dianne Rudo
Dianne is principal of Rudo International Advisors, a consulting firm based in Washington, DC that supports the financing of private sector infrastructure…

 …investment in developing countries. She was previously a vice-president at the Export-Import Bank and a partner at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Dianne chairs the risk committee for the Private Infrastructure Development Group, which mobilizes private investment in infrastructure, and serves on the board of Energy 4 Impact, a nonprofit supporting businesses that offer energy access to off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. She is an active volunteer at Temple Sinai in Washington, DC.

Susan M. Sarver
Susan M. Sarver
Susan is a program officer with a national philanthropic organization, where she has developed a portfolio of projects that support community-based efforts to…

…improve financial security, particularly among vulnerable populations. Susan holds a degree from the George Washington University School of Law, where she developed a passion for consumer protection.

Kathryn Zecca
Kathryn Zecca
Kathryn is a partner in a boutique litigation firm in Washington, DC. She has lived in the Washington area nearly continuously since moving here in 1987 to attend Georgetown…

…University. Kathryn is an active school volunteer. She resides in McLean, Virginia with her children.

…1987 to attend Georgetown University. Kathryn is an active school volunteer. She resides in McLean, Virginia with her children.

Past Board Members

Sydney Bath*

Susie Berenson*

Ana Collins*

Regina Hall*

Ellen Kay

Leslie Lawley*

Noni Lindahl

Betsy Marmet*

Sandra McCoy

Lisa Opsahl

Madeleine Said*

Julie Citren Smith

* Founding Board member