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.

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.

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

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.


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, Partner, Brunswick Group

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.

Tim Lyons, Director of Innovation & Technology, Georgetown Day School

Tim Lyons has been working at the intersection of innovation, education, technology and the arts for more than 20 years. Tim currently works as the Director of Innovation at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC where he manages the information technology team and serves as the chair of the Innovation & Computer Science department, and is the owner of Winged Anvil Productions. He has designed and implemented technology infrastructure for learning environments, developed interdisciplinary honors music curricula for high school students, facilitated leadership development and Design Thinking professional learning opportunities with small business leaders in developing nations, and toured the world playing pop, punk, rock, country and traditional Irish music.

Jamie Koppersmith, Real Estate Agent, McEnearney Associates, Inc.

Jamie Koppersmith has lived in Washington, DC since 1989, and has practiced real estate in DC, Maryland and Virginia since 2008. Originally a rocket scientist with NASA, he also holds an MBA from the University of Maryland and has owned several small businesses throughout his varied career. Jamie has lived in AU Park for the past two decades along with his wife, two kids and a snow dog (several actually).  His kids have attended local DCPS schools and he is an active member of the AU Park/ Tenleytown community. Jamie also is lead singer and rhythm guitarist for popular neighborhood band Growler.  Playing rock hits on both sides of Y2K and some classics from the 70’s and 80’s, Growler has played many parties and local establishments for the past decade.

Executive Director

Noah Getz

Noah Getz is an entrepreneur and musician. In 2012, he co-founded Pictures on Silence, a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. As the Executive Director, he was responsible for programmatic oversight including developing, planning, and evaluating music and educational programming. In addition, he managed the organization’s finances including developing and monitoring the budget, maintaining government compliance documents, and creating progress and financial reports to assist the Board of Directors in governance, strategy, and accountability. He has significant experience in grant writing and has received funding from government and private granting organizations.