Charlene “Chazz” Wilson (Board Chair)
Charlene “Chazz” Wilson, our Board Chair, 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.
Chris Andracsek, CPA (Treasurer)
Dembo, Jones, Healy, Pennington & Marshall, P.C.
Arthur H. Bill
A resident of Bethesda for over 40 years, Art retired as a partner in the D.C. office of the law firm of Foley & Lardner in early 2009. A former attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission in D.C. and author of The Audit Committee Guide (published by Bowne & Co). his law practice focused on the federal and state securities laws. Art currently serves as a mediator for several organizations, including the Maryland District Courts in Silver Spring and Rockville. He has served on the Board of Bethesda Cares since early 2010.
Barbara joined the Board as a representative of Bethesda United Methodist Church, one of Bethesda Cares’ founding congregations. Prior to retiring, she co-owned Electronic Learning Facilitators, Inc., a computer training and interactive multimedia training development company in Bethesda.
Thomas G. Hohman
A Rochester NY native and graduate of Holy Cross College. He retired from Xerox Corporation as Regional Marketing Manager. He is a member of St. Elizabeth Parish and lives in North Bethesda. Tom came to Bethesda Cares as a volunteer ten years ago. He has assisted in the marketing and financial planning for Bethesda Cares. Tom is also the founder of our long-running Breakfast Roundtable.
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.
Sharon joined the board of Bethesda Cares in 2013. She is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary's University and has worked at non-profits for the past 12 years. Sharon currently works at the American Red Cross in the Development Department Managing fundraising campaigns in response to domestic disasters.
Rev. Dr. Robert W. Perry (Vice President)
Our current Board Vice President, Robert is the Senior Minister of the Inter-Faith Chapel at Leisure World in Silver Spring. Prior to that, he served as the Senior Minister of North Chevy Chase Christian Church for over 18 years. He is actively involved in multiple ecumenical, denominational and community activities, and serves on numerous boards.
Kathy has lived in Bethesda for over 30 years. Kathy served on the Alzheimer Board for six years, and also currently serves on the board of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe and is president of the Museum’s National Council. Kathy is Director of Finance for EMJ of Colorado.
Rabbi William D. Rudolph
Rabbi Rudolph has been with Congregation Beth El, a conservative synagogue in Bethesda, since 1983. Previously he served as Associate International Director of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. At Beth El, Rabbi Rudolph has created the Community Torah Institute, a burgeoning seniors program and several interfaith dialogue groups. His volunteer work in the community has earned him the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Matthew Simon Rabbinic Leadership Award.
John A. Whitney (Secretary)
John A. Whitney has been on the Board of Bethesda Cares since 2008, served as vice-president in 2009, and as secretary since 2012. He retired as a lawyer after 47 years of private and governmental law practice. His federal service consists of 3 years as an officer-lawyer in the office of the Navy’s judge advocate general, and 3 years as NASA’s Assistant General Counsel for Procurement Matters. His state and local service included a term in the Maryland House of Delegates, and work on several committees of the State and Montgomery Country Government. He volunteers with Learning Ally, and is a member of Bethesda Presbyterian Church.