Officers

Maria Barry, Director of Community Relations, American University
President

Maria Barry is the Director of Community Relations at American University. She has worked for numerous nonprofits and campaigns in senior development and external affairs roles over the past 20+ years. Maria serves on the boards of Northwest Little League, Wilson Tigers Athletics, and Tenleytown Main Street and is the 4C02 Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner.

Debbie Sliter, community member
Vice President

Debbie Sliter is a long-time resident of Tenleytown with more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management and public engagement. She has worked as a campaign consultant, on Capitol Hill, and held senior management positions in the non-profit sector. In addition, she has served on non-profit boards including the Friends of the Tenleytown-Friendship Library, Northwest Neighbors Village and the Institute for Conservation Leadership, as well as volunteered with numerous other community organizations.

Dan Rosenthal, CFO, HONK Technologies, Inc.
Treasurer

Dan Rosenthal has lived in Tenleytown for more than 20 years and has previously served as the treasurer of both the Janney and Deal PTAs, a member of the School Without Walls LSAT, and on the DCPS Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Panel. After working in and around technology firms as an engineer, management consultant, and venture capital investor, Dan has spent the past 15 years in various CFO roles in small, high-growth startups.

Karen Harris, community member
Secretary

Karen Harris is a performing artist, educator, and theater director. She has produced shows at schools in the DC metro area including at Jackson-Reed High School, Janney Elementary School, and Alice Deal Middle School. As a parent and staff member, she has served on multiple LSAT, PTSO, and citywide education committees. In her spare time, she consults as an attorney and project manager for individuals and organizations. Karen has lived in AU Park/Tenleytown for 23 years.

Directors

Marilyn Charity, Realtor, Washington Fine Properties

Marilyn Charity was born and raised in Washington, DC. She is a product of DC public schools and a magna-cum-laude graduate of Howard University. A 10-year veteran of law firms prior to entering the real estate profession in 2001, Marilyn became a full-time agent in 2002 and was her previous firm’s Rookie of the Year in 2003. She is proud past PTA President of Janney Elementary School and a Deal Middle School and Jackson-Reed High School parent alumni. First and foremost in everything that Marilyn does is her commitment to client service and satisfaction.

Michael Fitzpatrick, Director of Strategy & Innovation, Google

Michael is a lifetime Washingtonian who grew up in Friendship Heights and has been an AU Park resident since 2006.  For several decades, Michael has worked at the intersection of law, policy, and regulation at GE, the White House, and currently, at Google where he is Director of Strategy and Innovation.  Michael has a deep commitment to Washington’s arts, culture, and history, currently serving on the board of Woolly Mammoth Theater and as past board chair of Cultural Tourism DC.  Michael published an historical analysis of the emergence of the U Street corridor as America’s first great African-American business neighborhood.

Rink Battiata Kunk, Associate Broker at Compass

Rina Kunk has been selling real estate in the DMV since 2004 and is a Realtor/Associate Broker at Compass. She has lived in the American University Park neighborhood since 1992 with her husband Steve, where they raised their (now grown) three sons (4th generation AUPark family), who attended various DC local schools, including Janney, Deal, Wilson, School Without Walls, and The Lab School. Rina is a former teacher and social worker and brings those skills and more to her work with her clients.

Rob Wolcheski, Acquisitions & Development, Roadside Development

Rob Wolcheski works in acquisitions and development for Roadside, a Washington, DC based real estate company that specializes in catalytic urban redevelopment projects and community focused placemaking. He is currently managing the firm’s City Ridge project, a mixed-use redevelopment of the former Fannie Mae headquarters just south of Tenleytown on Wisconsin Avenue.

Interim Executive Director

Kyle Todd

Kyle previously served as the Executive Director of the Friends of Rhode Island Avenue for 10 years and comes to TMS with more than 15 years of experience in managing non-profit organizations. The TMS Board of Directors and staff look forward to working with Kyle during the organization’s leadership transition, while TMS conducts its search for a new Executive Director.