Meet Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of seven 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

An educator and professionally certified coach on the challenges and delights of becoming an elder. Jane studied Wise Aging with the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, Conscious Aging with the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

" 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

CPA and consultant, Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance of Virginia Railway Express, the City of Rockville and Budget Officer of the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County.

"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."

Melissa Barrington

Former CareerCatchers client. She is now a Senior Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, specializing in IT and budgeting for government clients.

Sara Mills Mazie

Served as a member of the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service, and as the Research, Education, and Economics Mission Area (REE) in the Department of Agriculture.

"I believe in the power of CareerCatchers and its individualized program to help low-income and disadvantaged clients along a path to meaningful employment."

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

An information professional with a background in communications and editing, who has worked across departments at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

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

Chase Engel

Former military officer. Chase is now a professional human resources practitioner specializing in training & development, strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, and systems design/implementation.

“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.”

Mier Wolf

Board Member Emeritus

Former Mayor of the Town of Chevy Chase, served County Sister Cities Program to help create partners in different countries.

"I joined the board of CareerCatchers because I discovered that CC has the unusual mission of not only finding positions for low income people, but guiding them along the way in their professional and educational lives. I've stayed on the board because Mana McNeill, the director, is impressively committed to serving our clients and growing the organization in the process."

Ronnie Haber

Board Member Emeritus