Leadership

Lynne Battle

Lynne is a native Washingtonian and has lived in the DC area since returning to attend Georgetown Law School in 1974. Her legal experience included private practice as a litigator with a small law firm and many years as Manager of Legal and Governmental Affairs for the College Placement Council (now the National Association of Colleges and Employers). She has been and remains an active volunteer with various schools and many other nonprofit organizations in the DC area.

Elizabeth Bausch

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 later shifted her focus to interactive media, helping to develop the station’s online strategy and producing content and overseeing website production for all news and public affairs programs.  She is a former trustee and board chair of both the Nord Family Foundation (based in Amherst, Ohio) and Concord Hill School.

Ana Collins

Ana is a founding member of Many Hands; she is a native Washingtonian who has worked in commercial real estate finance and investment banking at Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston. She has co-chaired three Many Hands sub-committees during her time as a board member and is responsible for the organization's finances.

Melissa Rose Dennis

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 the community as an active volunteer and parent representative. She resides with her family in McLean, Virginia.

Tracy Ganti

Tracy is a seasoned marketing professional with experience in ecommerce and consumer marketing programs. She has worked at American Airlines, Coopers & Lybrand LLP, USAirways, and Marriott International. A native of Connecticut, Tracy is an active community and school volunteer.

Wendy Lynn Gray

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 numerous 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.

Ellen W. Kay

Ellen had a 25-year career in fundraising and development. She was co-chair of the Next Generation Committee for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.  At Georgetown Day School, she was Special Events Coordinator and a Senior Development Associate, helping to raise $30 million for GDS's new High School building.

Mary Kwak

Mary is a writer and editor with expertise in political science and business. As acquisitions editor at the Brookings Institution Press, she published books on a wide range of public policy issues. Before moving to Washington, DC, she conducted research on competitive strategy at Harvard Business School and co-authored numerous case studies, articles, and a book. She serves on the board of Horizons Greater Washington.

Leslie Lawley

Leslie is a founding member of Many Hands. She is an attorney who worked at Hogan & Hartson, primarily for clients in the health care field. Leslie has been actively engaged in her daughters' schools and has served as the chair of many book fairs, auctions and other fundraising and community building efforts. She served as the President of the Holton-Arms board of trustees where she was involved in strategic planning, financial oversight and fundraising. Leslie has also served on the board of the Noyes Children's Library Foundation.

Jill Rosenbaum Meyer

Jill is a national news and documentary producer. Her films with the group Retro Report have been distributed on line by The New York Times, PBS, and The Atlantic Magazine. Her television work has appeared on PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, the CBS Evening News, and ABC News Nightline. Jill's work has received numerous awards, including for her 2012 PBS Frontline film "Dollars and Dentists." She is a member of Levine Music's Council of Advisors.

Anna Gunnarsson Pfeiffer

Anna graduated from Duke University with a major in Economics and earned an MBA in Marketing from the George Washington University. Upon graduation from GW, she built a career in sales and marketing with AT&T. Over the past twenty years, 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.

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.

Tara Brennan Primis

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. Tara has been an active volunteer at Norwood School for the last 14 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.

Kathryn Zecca

Kathryn is a partner in a boutique litigation firm in Washington, DC. Kathryn 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.

Past Board Members

​Sydney Bath*
Susie Berenson*
Regina Hall*
Noni Lindahl
Betsy Marmet*
Sandra McCoy
Lisa Opsahl
Madeleine Said*
Julie Citren Smith

*Founding board member