So What Else Team

Executive Directors

David Silbert Co-Founder So What Else; See SWE Founder’s

Robert Schless – Co-Founder, So What Else; See SWE Founder’s

Director of Programs and Operations:

Rachael Eichner – raeeichner@gmail.com

Expansion Team:

Daphne Clark – daphne.g.clark@gmail.com

Alexandra Williams – williams.aj.91@gmail.com

Volunteer and Social Media Coordinator

Amy Santis – amysantis@gmail.com

Director Of Operations – Baltimore

Patti Spady Ross – A native Washingtonian and alum of The American University, Patti Spady Ross has lived in the Baltimore area for nearly 15 years. Prior to her current work with Montgomery County Public Schools, she held several corporate and non-profit positions in marketing; her last as the Regional Director for the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Patti is an enthusiastic supporter of equitable access to education, and as a life-long learner she holds a Master’s degree in management. Patti has passion for homeless services and has been an active volunteer at Sarah’s Hope, Mount Street, an emergency shelter for women and children in West Baltimore. She will be coordinating activities in the city of Baltimore with our extended arm @SWEBmore. Follow us on Twitter!

Youth Development Team:

Brandon Jackson Mills
Doug Remer
Naomi Lang
Davey Rogner
Jayne Matt
Roshan Hodge
Heather Martone

So What Else, Inc. Board Members

Brett Bernstein, President of the Board
Principal and COO, X M L Financial Group
board member since April 2010

Brent Cash
Electrical Engineer
board member since December 2013

Gary W. Day
Principal, DB Capital Management, LLC
board member since December 2013

Brian Feldman
Principal, Robert Joseph Group
board member since April 2010

Ross Fierman
Operations Manager, Skye Associates, LLC
board member since September 2014

Jimmy Fragoyannis
Owner, Mamma Lucia
board member since December 2012

Abby Frimpong
Chief Fundraiser, Mines Advisory Group
board member since December 2012

Scott Mendelson
Principal, EDGE Commercial Real Estate
board member since June 2012

Josh Ross
President, RE/MAX Pros
board member since June 2012

Matt Rosenblatt
Marketing Director, Network for Good
board member since July 2013

Samantha Ross, JD
Prince Georges County Special Education Teacher and Attorney
board member since December 2013

Robert Schless, CPA
Treasurer and Co-Founder of So What Else
Principal, Robert Joseph Group
board member since April 2010

Robert Stien, JD
Vice President and General Counsel, Artemis
board member since April 2010

Advisory Council

Jesse Breslerman – Jesse is a member of our youth development team and the chair of our yoga and integrative wellness department. He is a certified yoga instructor and the director of yoga classes at Lifetime Fitness.

Arthur Butcher – Management and Organization Consultant; Web Designer; IBM Engagement Manager for Information Technology and Services; Senior Vice President of Research and Development at International Business Academies of Learning.

Brent Cash – Brent is an engineer, Ron Brown Scholar and Founder of Project Child at Duke University. Brent serves on our Education committee and chairs our mentoring and STEM program.

Daphne Clark – an avid bodybuilder and health professional, with a considerable background and experience in working with at-risk youth.

Robert Coppock, Ph.D. -– Author “Arithmetic for Rocket Scientists”; Mathematics Teacher, Fairfax County, VA Schools; Scientist National Research Center.

Kathleen “Kathy” Corey – IBM Human Resources Management; IBM Marketing Representative; Georgetown Univ. Hosp. Director Employment; Corey Consulting Group Principle; NAMI, MC Pro Bono Management & Organization Consultant.

Benjamin Dalley – Ben is one of the founders of www.biketothebeach.org, a yearly race that raises money for autism, and an experienced professional in the not-for-profit arena.

Michael Fellerman, J.D – JD-Partner in the Business Transactions & Tax Group at Linowes and Blocher LLP; has a LLM in Taxation from NYU; has formed and worked with numerous tax-exempt entities on numerous matters and exposures to unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) and various special taxes and penalties.

Thomas Eley – Consultant; IBM Marketing Executive.

Philip Flynn – HR Consultant; IBM Human Resources Manager; Recruiter for PGA.

Leah Garabedian, JDContract Attorney; Criminal Defense Attorney; Personal Injury Attorney; Missouri State Public Defender Office Trial Division Attorney.

Clynthia Graham – Director, DC Department of Parks and Recreation Ward 6; Owner and Operator at CBG Consulting; Director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Southern Maryland; Teen Women in Action Director at The Young Women’s Project.

George Graves, Jr. – Volunteer and Supporter since our inception and active in our Operations Team.

Ursula Hermann, Ph.D. – Coordinator, Department of Instructional Leadership Support, Office of Superintendant of Schools, Montgomery County, MD; Principal, Westland Middle School, Bethesda, MD.

Diane Kupelian, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist; President of Board, NAMI, MC.

Hrant Jamgoshian Hrant currently serves as the Executive Director for Dialysis Patient Citizens and the DPC Education Center, where he works to improve the quality of life for some of America’s most vulnerable patients.  He brings nearly 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, as well as a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Catholic University Columbus School of Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Global Health Law from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Tracy Lewis – Owner of Robert Lewis Salon; Actress and serves in our Arts & Culture department as Acting Director.

Catherine Lopez – Catherine is from Falls Church, VA. Her parents are immigrants from El Salvador and have lived here for over thirty years. She is a first generation college graduate from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Catherine is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion Management at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. She is excited to begin working with SWE and form part of the Advisory Board!

Michael Mallory – Executive Director, Ron Brown Scholar Program and President, Ron Brown Scholar Fund;  University of Virginia’s Director of Minority Recruitment and Assistant Dean of Admissions; co-founder of the Walter N. Ridley Scholarship Program;  Board of Directors  the National Scholarship Providers Association; Trustee of the College of Arts and Sciences Foundation of the University of Virginia.

Donnie McKethan – Radio Host for “The American Songbook”; Board of Directors, Member at Large for Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Inc.; VP for HR at Greater Washington Boys & Girls Club; IBM Human Resources Manager.

Terri Mitchell – Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Fundraiser, Not-For-Profit experience.

Douglas Remer – Teacher at Springbrook High School, Coach and Owner of Backyard Sports; Doug serves in our Athletic Department.

Dale RimmeySr. Staff Campus Relations Manager, Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, MD;Senior Staffing Representative, Lockheed Martin; Telecommunications Specialist, United States Air Force

Clare (YeYe) Sheng – Program Officer, International Research & Exchange Board (IREX); Primary Consultant, Apparel Lesotho Alliance to Fight AIDS; Communication and Development Officer, Population Services International (PSI), Yunnan, China Princeton-in-Asia Fellowship.

Glenn Stern – is from Philadelphia, PA and is a graduate of Temple University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences.  Shortly after graduating in 1981, Glenn moved to the Washington, D.C. metro area and began his career in sales for a variety of technology companies including Tekronix, Telecommunications Techniques Corporation, 3Com, Adtran, and Paradyne Corporation.  Within these years, Glenn’s focus was solutions selling and business development providing information technology solutions to Federal Government end users, telecommunications service providers, systems integrators and value added resellers.  In 2010, Glenn became VP of Global Public Sector for CALIENT Technologies as part of the executive leadership team providing next generation solutions and technology to government, service providers and education markets globally. Glenn is a member of AFCEA (VA) and BICSI and spoke at the PTC13 Conference in Hawaii in January on “Emerging Networks” including the use of fiber optic physical level switching technology for SDN (Software Define Networks) in data center and cloud architectures. As a youngster, Glenn sang for the All Philadelphia Boys Choir and traveled to Russia, Sweden, Finland and Denmark on a 21 day concert tour.  As an adult, Glenn is a band called Last Known Whereabouts (Olney, MD) on guitar and vocals.  The band’s genre includes classic rock, folk, country and jam music.

Professor David Sloan Wilson, Ph.D. –  Evolutionary Biologist; Distinguished Professor of Biology with  joint appointment in Anthropology at Binghamton University; President & Co-Founder The Evolution Institute, SUNY ;  author, ‘The Neighborhood Project”; Designer of the Regent’s Academy, Binghamton NY; author, “The Evolutionary Basis of Risky Adolescent Behavior: Implications for Science, Policy, and Practice”.

David Winokur – Community Outreach and Social Media Volunteer – dwinokur69@aol.com

Michelle Wong – Personal Training Assistant Department Head, Registered Dietitian; MPH, BS, RD (ACSM-HFS, NASM PES, NASM CES).

Ashley Woodhouse – serves on the Operations Committee as Health and Wellness Director. Ashley is a wellness, fitness and health advocate with a passion for motivating and inspiring. Ashley is the Supervisor of Events at Wellness Corporate Solutions, a nationwide health and wellness company, where she is fortunate to bring health awareness to thousands of lives a year. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys anything that gets her moving – spinning, hiking, yoga, group exercise classes, walking, you name it! With a strong belief that knowledge is power, Ashley will seize any opportunity to  share her learning’s with friends and family!