About IMPACT Silver Spring

Nanette Alvey

Nanette Alvey

Board Member

Director of Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, EnCompass, LLC 

John Landesman

Nanette Alvey serves as the Leader of Transformative Educational Programs for at-risk youth at EnCompass, LLC. In this role, she has developed award winning leadership and organizational effectiveness programs for global organizations, including UN, USAID, CARE. Prior to her work at EnCompass, Ms. Alvey also co-founded the Training for Development (traDE) in Burkina Faso, an organization that focused on transforming the educational system and building management capacities among African cadres working on economic and social development. She also served as the program coordinator for health and education at Care International, where she managed educational programs in the country of Mali. Ms. Alvey received a Masters degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, and a BA in psychology from Brandeis University. Additionally, Ms. Alvey is an alumnus of Leadership Montgomery.

Dolores Chavez

Dolores Chavez

Board Member

Realtor and Member of East County Circle

Dolores Chavez

Dolores E. Chavez is an active member of IMPACT’s East County Circle, and leads the Circle’s Community Clean-Up initiative. Professionally, she is an enthusiastic business professional with over 14 years in combined Mortgage Sales, Lending, Real Estate Sales, Housing, Customer Service and Sales Excellence. She is a native of El Salvador and has lived in the Maryland Area for 20 years. Dolores is fluent in English and Spanish. She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and loves Salsa Dancing. In addition to her involvement with IMPACT’s Circle, her other community activities include her involvement with the Greencastle Elementary School PTA, where she served as Vice President for the last school year of 2014-2015. She also enjoys educating people in the financial field, and holds Home Buying Seminars at SEED, INC in Riverdale MD, at Village Settlements, INC in Greenbelt MD and at KNOT6 Real Estate Services in Columbia MD.

John Landesman

John Landesman

Board Member

Program Coordinator, MCPS Study Circles Program

John Landesman

John Landesman has almost 20 years of experience developing and organizing dialogue to action programs that address the effects of racism and racial barriers. He is currently the coordinator of the Montgomery County Public Schools Study Circles Program, an initiative that engages diverse students, parents, staff, and district leaders in facilitated dialogue to impact racial and ethnic barriers to student achievement and parent involvement. Under John’s leadership, over 8000 people have participated in the program. John also serves as a Senior Associate for Everyday Democracy and consults with school districts, foundations, and companies to create dialogue programs to dismantle structural racism in these institutions. He has developed numerous curriculum guides, dialogue formats, and facilitator trainings that help many different kinds of organizations, corporations, and communities develop the trust and structures needed for long term change. Originally from New Jersey, John lives in Silver Spring, MD, with his wife Linda Aldoory, daughter Abby, and son Ben.

Brad Stewart

Brad Stewart

Board Secretary/Treasurer

Vice President and Provost, Montgomery College

Brad Stewart

Dr. Brad J. Stewart has served as Vice President and Provost of the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus of Montgomery College since May of 2005. He oversees all campus operations and serves as the chief academic officer for the Communications, Heath Sciences, Health and Physical Education and Humanities (CHSHPEH) unit. Dr. Stewart has been heavily involved in the planning and construction of several new campus facilities including a student services center, a visual arts building, and a cultural arts center. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce and he has served terms as Board Chair and Secretary/Treasurer. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Purple Line Now, a mass transit advocacy group, and he serves on the Silver Spring Arts and Entertainment District Advisory Board and the Committee for Montgomery, a county-wide political advocacy organization. Most recently, he served as co-chair of Montgomery College’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Governance and is currently a member of the steering committee of the Achieving College Success and Excellence project. Dr. Stewart is a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery Class of 2014.

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

Board Chair

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Communities

Chris Sale

Chris Sale is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Global Communities. Ms. Sale is responsible for overseeing the integration of planning, management and oversight systems across the organization. Ms. Sale served as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for 12 years before joining the organization as Vice President of Development Finance in 2008, leading Global Communities' team of finance professionals, providing guidance and informing policy with regard to the organization’s microenterprise, housing finance and SME lending programs. She brought over 20 years of experience in finance and development to Global Communities, having served as Deputy Director for External Relations at the Inter-American Development Bank, Deputy to the Chairman and CFO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and COO of the US Small Business Administration, among other positions.She received a B.A. from Boston University and an M.B.A. at American University. Ms. Sale is Finance and Investment Chair for the National Partnership for Women and Families, and is a Fellow for the National Academy of Public Administration.

William C. Smith, Jr.

Will Smith

Board Member

Attorney and MD State Delegate for District 20

William C. Smith, Jr.

William C. Smith, Jr. is an attorney and Delegate for District 20, Maryland, representing Takoma Park and Silver Spring. Previously, he was a presidential appointee in the Obama Administration, serving at the Department of Homeland Security as a Director of the Homeland Security Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. Will also served as a direct commission officer in the United States Navy Reserve working in the intelligence community. Before coming to the Department of Homeland Security, Will worked in the general counsel’s office of a government relations firm and at a civil rights law firm handling employment discrimination cases. Delegate Smith completed his bachelor’s degree from The College of William & Mary, earned a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University, and a law degree from William & Mary. After graduation, he enrolled in Americorps, where he worked at IMPACT Silver Spring as a Community Engagement Leader. Will serves on several boards, including: IMPACT Silver Spring, GapBuster Learning Center, The Barrie School, The Gandhi Brigade, and the NAACP Montgomery County Chapter. He is the chair of the Public Safety Committee as a member of Montgomery County’s Nighttime Economy Task. He has also served as Chair of Montgomery County’s Victim Services Advisory Board and Chair of the Community Development Block Grant Board.

Christy Swanson

Christy Swanson

Board Vice President

Director, Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation

Christy Swanson

Christy Swanson currently serves as the Director of the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation, which provides philanthropic support for the Hospital. She brings to this work over 20 years of leadership experience within nonprofit organizations and in the community health field. Previous positions in the health sector include work with the Violence Intervention Program at the Borinquen Health Center in East Harlem, New York and as Director of Operations at the Washington Free Clinic in Washington, DC. Additionally, she was the Senior Manager for Health Programs at CASA de Maryland, from 2001 to 2005, before becoming CASA’s Director of Services in 2005. In 2007 Ms. Swanson became the Director of Programs at Through The Kitchen Door, International, an organization dedicated to healthy cooking, family stability and community economic development. She has served on the board of La Clinica del Pueblo, in Washington, DC; the steering committee of the Montgomery County Maryland Latino Health Initiative; the boards of Washington Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation and the board of the Dance Exchange in Takoma Park, MD. .

Paul Tiao

Paul Tiao

Board Member

Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP

Christy Swanson

Paul Tiao is a partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, where he is a member of the Litigation, White Collar Defense, and the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Groups, resident in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. He is a founder and co-chair of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Cyber and Physical Security Task Force. He works in a wide range of sectors, including energy, financial, communications, transportation, healthcare, defense, retail, manufacturing, and other areas.

Prior to joining Hunton & Williams in 2013, Paul spent sixteen years at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he held a number of different positions. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Senior Counselor for Cybersecurity and Technology to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Robert S. Mueller. Paul is an adjunct professor of cybersecurity law and policy at George Washington University and an instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council, and Chair of the Montgomery County Criminal Justice Coordinating Commission. Paul is also active in the community as board member and pro bono general counsel for OCA-DC, Chair of the Missions and Social Concerns Committee of the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, and board member of the Asian American Action Fund.

Paul began his legal career as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and has a J.D. from Columbia University, M.P.A. from Princeton University, and S.B. from MIT.

Tia Taylor

Tia Taylor

Board Member

Brand Marketing & Sales Representative, Organic & Natural Foods
Member, East County Community Circle

Tia Taylor

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