The Emerita Board allows us both to honor and to draw on the collective wisdom and experience of members who have helped lead Many Hands in the past. All previous Board members are invited to join the Emerita Board. The Emerita Board meets periodically with the Board of Directors but does not play a governing role.

Elizabeth Bausch
Elizabeth Bausch
Elizabeth served on the Many Hands Board in a variety of capacities from 2014 to 2020 and remains deeply committed to the organization. Elizabeth is a trustee of the…

…Children’s Law Center, where she serves as board secretary and chairs the Program Committee. She is a reading tutor in the DC public schools with Reading Partners and, together with her family, delivers meals and groceries to medically vulnerable members of our community for Food & Friends. Previously, Elizabeth served as trustee and board chair of Concord Hill School and trustee and president of the Nord Family Foundation, a leading grantmaking organization in northeast Ohio. She is a former television and interactive media producer for WETA and was a producer on the flagship PBS weekly news program, “Washington Week.”

Susie Berenson
Susie Berenson
Susie is the founder of Many Hands.
Ana Collins
Ana Collins
Ana’s professional career was in commercial real estate finance with Morgan Stanley, CS First Boston, and Cassidy & Pinkard before she retired to raise her three children…

…on a full-time basis. She is a founding Board member of Many Hands and served as Treasurer during her 15 years of board service. In addition, she chaired the Education, Health, and Housing Focus Area Committees numerous times. Ana is a native Washingtonian and was an active volunteer at Norwood School, Georgetown Visitation, and Landon School during her children’s school years, and today is a volunteer and active supporter at a number of local nonprofits.

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.

Regina Hall
Regina Hall
Regina, a co-founder of Many Hands, served on the Board from 2003 until 2017. During that time, she chaired multiple Focus Area Committees and was responsible for…

…marketing and communications.Her favorite things about being involved with Many Hands include: making site visits to inspiring nonprofits, working with committed women who want to make a difference in the community, and gathering at the end of the grantmaking cycle to hear the finalists’ presentations. Regina is incredibly proud that Many Hands has granted over $1.9 million to organizations helping women, children, and families in the metropolitan area. Prior to her involvement with Many Hands, Regina worked in advertising and publishing in New York and Washington and was an active supporter at her children’s schools. Since leaving the Many Hands Board, she has been a volunteer for Compass Greater Washington pro bono consulting, a grant reviewer for the Catalogue for Philanthropy, and an alumna interviewer for her alma mater. Regina resides in Potomac, MD with her husband and has four grown children.

Ellen Kay
Ellen Kay
Ellen served on the Many Hands Board for ten years. During her tenure, she chaired several focus area committees but her major contributions were in technology and…

…grantmaking. She took the lead in designing the first Many Hands website and moved the Many Hands donor management into DonorPerfect, an online CRM for nonprofits. Together with fellow Board member Jill Meyer, she also created an online grants management system using LOIs and a more equitable method of evaluating grant proposals. Prior to her involvement with Many Hands, Ellen was a development and fundraising professional at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Georgetown Day School.

Leslie Lawley
Leslie Lawley
Leslie is a founding member of Many Hands and served on its Board from 2004 until 2019. As a member of Many Hands, she chaired the Education and Health Focus…

…Area Committees and also served as Secretary and President of the organization. Leslie is an attorney whose practice focused on corporate transactions in the healthcare field. She served on the Board of Trustees of Holton-Arms School for nine years, four of those years as President of the Board. Leslie is an active volunteer with Greater DC Diaper Bank and Reading Partners.

 

Noni Lindahl
Noni Lindahl
Noni served on the Many Hands Board from 2006 to 2017 and founded the Membership Committee. Her professional career has spanned several decades and functions,…

…beginning in marketing, public relations, and fundraising in the performing arts, first with the Boston Ballet and later as a faculty member at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts. Early childhood education became her second career in the 1990s. After fifteen years of teaching, she is now the director of Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Nursery School.

Noni has held numerous board positions including with Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, VA , the Combined Cathedral Crew Rowing Club, and the Catalogue for Philanthropy.  She recently joined the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum Board.

Noni lives with her husband Rich in Chevy Chase, MD and has three grown daughters.

Sandi McCoy
Sandi McCoy
Sandi spent 15 years as an attorney specializing in general civil, intellectual property, trade secret and criminal litigation. In her last position, she served as Director…

…of Litigation, Apple Computer. Since then, Sandi has devoted her time to working on issues she cares most about, including advocating for African American boys and helping them through high school, college, and beyond. She has been actively involved on the boards of academic and nonprofit institutions, including Sasha Bruce Youthworks (Chair of Nominating Committee and member of Executive Committee), Catalogue for Philanthropy (Board Chair), Tegla Loroupe Peace Organization (Board Chair), Norwood School, Fremont Christian School, and the Churchill Club (Secretary).

Jill Rosenbaum Meyer
Jill Rosenbaum Meyer
Jill is an award-winning news and documentary producer. Her work has appeared on PBS, the New York Times online, CBS News, ABC News, and the…

…Smithsonian Channel. She spent 13 years on the Many Hands Board, and is a former board member and current member of the Council of Advisors at Levine Music. In addition, she mentors young women through Brown University’s Women’s Launch Pad and is a lifelong classical piano student.

Kim Pham
Kim Pham
Kim has been a member of Many Hands since 2013 and was the first minority member on the Many Hands Board of Directors. During her term, she raised over $50,000 in funds and recruited new…

members, co-chaired the Education Focus Area Committee, and conducted research and made recommendations on how to improve the process to nominate new Board members. Kim advocated for diversity, equity, and inclusion at Many Hands, which led to training and education initiatives at the Board and member levels.

Kim holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Boston University and studied wealth and risk management at the College for Financial Planning. She is the director at a boutique intellectual property law firm in Potomac, MD, where she is responsible for business, compliance, and human resources matters.

Kim is a former refugee from South Viet Nam. She is a parent of three independent, kind, and respectful young adults. Her proudest achievement is successfully creating a school equipped with a team of specialists, evidence-based curriculum, and teaching approaches that catered to the strengths and needs of her nontraditional learner child. He is currently thriving at an Honors College on a merit scholarship. In her spare time, Kim enjoys learning, working outdoors, and engaging in her community.

Tara Brennan Primis
Tara Brennan Primis
Tara has been a member of Many Hands since 2010 and served on the Board in various capacities from 2014 to 2020. Tara is an attorney who previously worked at the…

…law firm of Shaw Pittman Pillsbury Winthrop, where she specialized in public and private equity work. She has also served as trustee at Norwood School for six years and on the board of Kenwood Citizens Association for 10 years. She currently serves on the College Advisory Committee of Brown University as well as serving on the Brown Annual Fund Leadership Committee. Tara also volunteers on a variety of committees at Sidwell Friends School, where she is a current parent.

Tara lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband Craig and their three children.

Julie Smith
Julie Smith