Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of eight professionals, bringing a broad range of skills and experience to the organization, including legal, research, human resources, accounting, IT, and development. They are committed to expanding Board membership, adding members who have skills and experience that would add to the strength and diversity of the Board and that would extend our contacts in the community.

Jane Kerschner

Board Chair

Jane Kerschner is an educator, facilitator, and coach focusing on retirement and aging. She is affiliated with Newfield Network as a program coach, a member of the International Coach Federation, a National Board of Certified Health Coach, the Lead Wise Aging Facilitator at Temple Micah, a member of the of the Chautauqua Property Association Executive Board and the Board Chair of Career Catchers.

" I joined the board because CareerCatchers invests the time and care in people to make real and lasting change in their lives. After 10 years of serving citizens of Montgomery County, CC is sharing its winning formula with other agencies in the County and beyond."

Donna Boxer


Donna Boxer is now retired; she formerly served as the finance officer for several public sector organizations and she is a Maryland CPA (inactive). She is currently on the Board of two other organizations: Scotland Community Development, Inc (SCDI), the community organization at Scotland Townhomes, a low and moderate income community; and Housing Opportunities Community Partners (HOCP), which supports programs for  residents of the County housing programs.

"I joined because I wanted to be part of an organization that has developed a career coaching system that has transformed the lives of the people that it serves."

Chase Engel


Chase Engel is a seasoned HR professional with secondary expertise in quality management and business process management. As a former member of the armed forces, he has extensive connections with military organizations.

“I joined CareerCatchers because I want to give back to society. I’m committed to the level of investment the organization has in expanding the personal and professional development of our local community.”

Melissa Barrington

Melissa Barrington founder of M3 Consulting Services, LLC, a woman owned small business, which operates in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area. M3 CEO & President, Melissa Barrington has over an 18-year career providing Management Consulting services across multiple federal agencies, state and local government, private and public sectors. Ms. Barrington a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and possesses advanced graduate level coursework in Operations Management and Education.  She’s also a former professional educator.  She was recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in her areas of client delivery.

Carol O'Connell

Executive with writing, management, and analytical experience across the federal government at senior levels. Expertise in leading, mentoring, teaching, and executive communication.

"I am convinced that the vital work of CareerCatchers is our best model for the future."

Karen Shaines

Karen Shaines is a retired information professional with a background in communications and editing, who has worked across departments at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Prior to joining the Board, she served as volunteer coordinator for CareerCatchers. She has
been a Board member since  2019.

“I have been the Volunteer Coordinator for CareerCatchers for the past year, and have seen firsthand the invaluable and unique work of the organization.”

Charlene Goodman

Carlene Goodman is in training to become one a Registered Behavior Therapist at Behavior Framework to work with autistic children.  She has three children from elementary to college.  As a former client of CareerCatchers and now a Board Member, she knows how CareerCatchers makes a difference in people’s lives.

Faith Burns

Faith Burns lives in Washington, DC, and is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company where she is affiliated with the SHaPE (Societal, Healthcare and Public Entities) and Organization practices and advises public and private sector clients on strategy and organizational topics including workforce strategy, organizational design, and culture change. Faith received a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2020. Outside of work, Faith enjoys spending time with her husband, John, her son, Shepard, and their dog, Bailey.
"I joined Career Catchers because I believe in its model of supporting the full person in achieving meaningful employment. I'm excited to help support its next phase of growth as it continues to serve the Montgomery County community"

Emeritus Board Members

Ronnie Haber
Mier Wolf
Sara Mazie
Ivana McNeill