In celebration of the 20th anniversary of our founding in 1996, City Kids Wilderness Project launched an Associate Board, and its impact to the organization has already made a critical difference. The Associate Board is made up of talented young professionals who share an interest in youth development, philanthropy, and the outdoors.  Associate Board members participate in social events, outreach and fundraising, and have the opportunity to volunteer and participate in City Kids activities.  The Associate Board is a fun way to network and connect with outdoor adventures, as well as gain board experience and connect with City Kids youth, staff, and Board of Directors.

If you would like to learn more, or apply for membership in the 2019 Associate Board class, please contact Vinette Brown, City Kids’ Development Director, at Vinette@citykidsdc.org.

2019 Associate Board

Kirby Henslee

Director of Government Relations, Basic Education Coalition

Associate Board Member

Michael Chavira

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Axiologic Solutions

Associate Board Member

Anya Lagasse

Senior Construction Manager, KCI Technologies

Associate Board Member

Sarah Reardon

Director of Corporate Strategy, Hilton

Associate Board Member

Diane Davoine

Program Officer, Advisory Services, International Finance Corporation, World Bank

Associate Board Member

Ali Hoffman

Social Worker, Children’s National Health System

Associate Board Member

Jen Adach

Assistant Director of Marketing, The American Academy of Actuaries

Associate Board Member

Hanna Koerner

Special Advisor for the DC Housing Authority’s Office of Resident Services

Associate Board Member

Alex Tilsley

Communications Manager for Education Policy, The Urban Institute

Associate Board Member

Emma Westerman

Associate Director, Acquisition and Development Program, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation

Associate Board Member

Ashley Fox

Digital Media Coordinator, The Brookings Institution

Associate Board Member

Franz Rassman

Staff Consultant, The Kenrich Group

Associate Board Member

Melissa Pewett

Manager, Council Engagement, The Wilderness Society

Associate Board Member

Katherine Chesson

Director, Grants and Program, National Parks Foundation

Associate Board Member

Audrey Borisov

Corporate Counsel, Vmware, Inc

Associate Board Member

Fred Schutt

Associate, Morris, Manning & Martin LLP

Associate Board Member

Paige Shirk

Owner, Paige Shirk Design

Associate Board Member

Peter Burnes

Co-Founder, Eastern Outdoor Rep Association

Associate Board Member

Ambreen Tariq

Founder, @BrownPeopleCamping

Associate Board Member

Jordan Haferbier

Executive Director, Uptown Main Street

Associate Board Member