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The ALS Association - DC/MD/VA Chapter's Board of Directors

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Paul Ingholt, President, Vienna, VA,

Paul has served as a member of the Chapter’s Board of Director’s since 2014; he was appointed President of the Board in February 2016. Paul has more than two decades of experience in financial and budget management and strategy as a government executive and business leader.  Currently a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, Paul manages financial performance, ensures the development of effective business strategies, and promotes the integration of capabilities to address emerging client challenges. Paul was inspired by seeing people with ALS compete in endurance events and will bring his expertise to the fight against ALS by helping to ensure the Chapter’s vision, embodied in its strategic plan, is both ambitious and achievable. His involvement with the Chapter is further strengthening the great relationship between the Chapter and Booz Allen Hamilton.  Paul has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Washington and a J.D.  cum laude from the Washington College of Law at The American University.  He is an avid triathlete with multiple Ironman finishes. He lives with his wife Dana Bauer in Vienna.

Judy Bailey 

Judith Bailey, Past President, Washington D.C.

Judy has been a member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors since 2006 and served as its President from 2012 through January 2016 when her term expired.  She now serves as Past President and Chairman of the Governance Committee.  Retired as a Deputy Director at the Federal Trade Commission, Judy has been a Washington lawyer for more than 35 years - in private practice and serving on Capitol Hill and at federal agencies.  She holds a law degree from UCLA Law School, master’s degrees from the University of Chicago and University College London, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.  In 2005, Judy was profoundly affected by watching her beloved uncle’s struggle with ALS and has been passionate about fighting this disease ever since.

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Robert D. Roseman (Bob), Vice President, Potomac, MD

Bob joined the Chapter’s Board of Directors since April, 2009, serving on the Development Committee.  Bob has been an attorney in private practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia for more than 39 years, specializing in transactional commercial real estate, general corporate and business transactions, not-for-profit corporation and association representation.  He has served as Chairman, President, Treasurer, Director, and outside legal counsel for a number of charitable and other not-for-profit-corporations.  Bob lost his beloved wife of nearly 34 years to ALS in August 2008 and has since focused his charitable efforts on the cause of fighting ALS.

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Scott Golden, Treasurer, Bethesda, MD

Scott has been a member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors since 2003 and served as President of the Board from 2007 through 2009. He is currently chair of the Development Committee. Scott is recognized as an industry leader in the small to mid-size insurance market and ranks among the area’s top producers according to the Washington Business Journal’s Annual List. He received a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland in 1985, an MBA from George Washington University in 1990, and later a JD and LLM in taxation from the University of Baltimore. Scott lost his first cousin to ALS and has been a dedicated Chapter volunteer ever since.

 

Andrew Berman

Andrew Berman, Assistant Treasurer, Rockville MD

Andrew joined the Chapter's Board of Directors in 2013 to try and help to make a difference.  As the President of Spectrum Printing & Graphics he is proud to be able to help the fight against this disease by donating printing/mailing/design services to the ALS Association but felt that wasn't enough and he needed to get more involved.  Andrew's mother-in-law was diagnosed with ALS in 2011 and he was constantly awed and inspired by her strength, courage and dignity as she continued to fight her losing battle against ALS. He is committed to supporting the mission and work of the ALS Association because he and his family have seen first hand the tremendous amount of support, resources, information and the comfort they provide for those suffering with the disease and their families.

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Steven M. Wellner, Secretary, Washington D.C.

Steve first served as a member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors from 1999 to 2008 and was President from 2002 to 2006.  He returned to the Board in 2011. Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Michigan Law School. He was an environmental lawyer in private practice until joining the District of Columbia government in 2006. Steve and his family have been supporters of The ALS Association since his father’s death from ALS in 1989.

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Alethia Baggett, Alexandria, VA 

Alethia joined the Chapter's Board of Directors in December 2014. She is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at the American Bankers Association.  She has over 20 years’ experience in the field of Human Resources, working in the Media, Healthcare and Finance industries.  Alethia became connected to The ALS Association in 1999 when her step-father was diagnosed with limb onset ALS. Experiencing first-hand the devastation this disease can bring to a family, Alethia became a committed advocate. Since then she has been an active fundraiser, Chapter member and Walk participant in Atlanta, GA, NYC (where she was a Walk to D’Feet Chair), and now the VA/DC/ MD Chapter.

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Richard Bodson (Dick), McClean, VA 

Dick joined the Board of Directors in January 2014 to join the fight against ALS. He brings over 30 years of federal contracting large and small business leadership experience to help further the ALSA programs. Dick is also the proud son of Henry Bodson, one of the founding leaders and an Honorary Director of today’s DC/MD/VA ALSA Chapter. Dick and Henry are highly motivated by the brave fight of their mother/wife, Belle, who passed away from ALS in 1984 after a 12-year battle. Dick is a graduate of the University of Virginia and lives with his wonderful wife, Barbara. Their two children, Beth and Jim, support the Association in their respective Virginia and Florida communities. The extended Bodson family including Dick’s niece, and her husband and children (Dawn, Dave, David, and Henry McCarthy) gather in Washington, DC each autumn and Walk to Defeat ALS!

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Jeff Brainard, Washington D.C.

Jeff joined the Board of Directors in May 2017 to join the fight against ALS in a greater capacity. Jeff is currently the Area General Manager with Two Roads Hospitality based at the Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington DC, a Two Roads Hospitality managed property. Jeff’s scope of responsibility includes oversight of the Liaison Hotel as well as Area responsibility for two additional properties in Washington DC and a fourth property in Bedford, MA. In addition he participates in multiple industry groups and panels. Jeff was initially motivated to join the fight against ALS when his stepfather was diagnosed with the disease in 2011, a fight he is continuing today. Jeff was also touched by ALS with the loss of two of his hotel associates. Jeff’s wife Beth and son Joseph are also active in supporting the efforts of the Chapter and are a tremendous source of on-going support.

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Sally Horner, Montross, VA 

Sally has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008.  She currently serves as Chair of the Patient and Family Care Services Committee.  Sally is a Nurse Practitioner with the Gastroenterology Group of Naples, Florida where she practices seven months of the year, and then resides in Virginia for the other five months. She has had personal experience with ALS -- her husband died of the disease in 2006.

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Betsy Lichtschein, Annapolis, MD

Betsy's most recent career was in the world of Licensing for Panini S.p.A. with its headquarters in Modena, Italy. After celebrating her thirty years with colleagues in Italy in 2016, she is now working with them on a Special Projects basis. During those 30 years she worked with major corporations and sports leagues both in the USA and abroad to obtain rights for the products created by Panini; collectibles including trading cards and sticker albums as well as memorabilia.  Her focus now is to raise awareness for ALS in the DC/MD/VA by working on various committees and events to assist those families suffering from ALS. Betsy lost her husband, Howard Mont to ALS in September 2013. He was a creative force in the world of Industrial Design and to her, that special love and other half of a great team. Betsy holds a Master's Degree in Italian from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. She has been a Sponsor for Walk to Defeat ALS in Baltimore raising funds for her team as well as working on the ALS Artisan Boutique Event in Annapolis, and the DC Dine to Defeat ALS Dinner with silent and live auction items.

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Jill P. McGlaughlin, Harrisonburg, VA 

Jill has been a member of the Chapter’s Board since 2011.  She is the owner and President of Classic Kitchens, Inc., a kitchen and bath specialty dealer, in Harrisonburg, Virginia.  She is also cofounder and Vice President of Classic Distribution, Inc. and River Run Cabinetry located in Mount Crawford, Virginia.  Jill has been blessed with a loving husband of 12 years, two healthy children and is therefore a strong advocate of giving back.  She supports many other organizations besides the ALS Association such as: Harrisonburg Children’s Museum, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Boys and Girls Club, March of Dimes, United Way, R.E.F.I., Habitat for Humanity, Wayne Harper Charities, Denton Foundation.  Following her father in-law’s ALS diagnosis in 2007, Jill and her husband, Chad, founded the annual “Evening of Hope” fundraiser for Chapter.

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Thomas Mohler, PE, Baltimore, MD

Tom became a member of the Chapter’s Board of Directors in 2018. He is a Partner at RK&K with 34 years’ experience as a leader, mentor and designer overseeing transportation planning and design in 23 offices throughout the East Coast.  In 2002 he was named Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Maryland Section for his exemplary work on the Woodrow Wilson Bridge project. A native of Baltimore, Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Lafayette College in 1984. He is a registered professional engineer in Maryland, and 12 other states, and has been an active member of the American Consulting Engineers Council of Maryland, serving as President in 1997, and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Tom is a passionate ALS advocate, supporting the cause in honor of his brother Emile who lost his battle to ALS in 2017. In addition to his duties on the board, Tom also participates in the Baltimore Walk to Defeat ALS® as team captain of The E-Team

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Keith A. Segalman, MD, Baltimore, MD 

Dr. Segalman has been a member of the Chapter's Board since 2018. He earned his medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital and completed his fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the Curtis National Hand Center. Dr. Segalman is an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is an attending hand surgeon who is actively involved in surgical education, didactics, anatomy and research for fellows and residents. Dr. Segalman sub-specializes in wrist, elbow, shoulder and brachial plexus disorders. His research interests include anatomy, biomechanics of the wrist and forearm and small joint disorders. He is active in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and currently chairs its public awareness committee. In 2015, Dr. Segalman lost his wife Paula to ALS--in her memory the Segalman Family created the Paula Kovarick Segalman Family Scholarship Fund for ALS. The scholarship helps to alleviate the additional financial burden that ALS families face when paying for college. 

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Kathy Thompson, Virginia Beach, VA 

Kathy has been involved with the Chapter for several years and began serving on the Board of Directors in 2016. Kathy’s son Josh was diagnosed with ALS in 2006 at the age of 32. Since then, she has been a passionate supporter for the ALS community, consistently advocating for the unmet needs and rights of people with ALS. Most notable, Kathy was a strong voice in the efforts to push forward compassionate use of potentially helpful drugs for people with ALS. In addition, Kathy is President of Quilters Dream Batting, an organization that helps spread awareness for ALS and brings comfort to people battling the disease. In 2015, Kathy was awarded The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter’s ALS Achievement Award. 

 

Kurt Weigart

Kurt Wiegert, Towson, MD

Kurt joined the board in February 2015. He is a Certified Financial Planner and the President of Towson Wealth Management, a private wealth management firm specializing in helping individuals and families prepare and successfully transition into retirement. He became connected to the ALS cause when introduced to a client who was battling the disease. In 2009, he co-founded the “4 Pete’s Sake ALS Foundation” in honor of Pete Catucci. The mission “We are your Voice” was created with the hope that the foundation could help advance research endeavors as well as bridge the gap between service care providers and ALS patients in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. communities. Since 2009, the 4 Pete’s Sake ALS Foundation has worked closely with the ALS Association in identifying patients in need of assistance. After seeing firsthand the impact that the ALS Association has on local ALS patients, he was inspired by the cause and was compelled to join the board to assist further.

Honorary Directors

Crystal Marcus August, MSW
Henry Bodson
Carolyn Hax
Joshua Javits
Wilson Krahnke
Suzanne Malveaux
Nancy Peery Marriott

Medical Advisers

Elham Bayat, M.D.
Director, ALS Center of Excellence at The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington DC