Board of Directors
Wayne Dunbar is a long-term DC area implant and has tirelessly volunteered and given back to his communities as a youth mentor and Big Brother with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Frederick County, MD and most recently as a running coach and team leader with Back on My Feet – Washington, D.C. Wayne joined Teens Run DC as mentor in 2013 and is very passionate and dedicated to running and spreading the joys and health benefits of running to others. He has run numerous 5Ks and 10Ks, 10 half marathons and 46 full marathons. Wayne has worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs since 2008 as a Supervisory Auditor with the Office of Internal Evaluation and Assessment. He is responsible for leading the office’s an internal review team that performs internal control testing under OMB’s Circular A-123. Prior to this, Wayne has worked for several consulting and accounting firms such as Booz Allen, Ernst & Young, and PwC. He is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Business where he holds a BBA – Accounting and the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School with an MBA. Wayne is also a Certified Government Financial Manager.
Ben Forman is Executive Director for the Center for Self Discovery and Teens Run DC. He is a clinical psychologist with a strong commitment to community mental health and work with children and families. For the past 25 years, he has worked with adults and children, individuals and families; in addition to his therapy work, he has consulted with professional and paraprofessional staff at community agencies in both Montgomery County and DC Ward 8. For the past twelve years he has chaired the Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Program, and for the past 8 years the Community Outreach Program, both at the Washington School of Psychiatry. In 2004, he developed Through My Eyes: the DC Photo Narrative Project. In 2009, he started Teens Run DC. Both these projects/mentoring programs reflect his conviction that positive change and growth occur within the context of caring relationships and a welcoming community that emphasize our clients’ strengths and problem-solving abilities to improve their lives. He is himself both a documentary photographer and a runner.
Bob Fleshner is former Chair of the Board for Teens Run DC and now serves as Organizational Advisor. He is a race director and personal trainer certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Bob directs the American Odyssey Relay (www.americanodysseyrelay.com) a 200 mile relay race from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC that is held every April. Additionally, he has coached numerous runners, helping them with everything from running their first race to qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Bob has completed 24 marathons and qualified for Boston three times. In addition, Bob has been a youth sports coach for 18 years and is certified as a high school coach in the state of Maryland. Bob’s earlier positions have included a number of senior corporate roles. Most recently he was the East Region President for a division of United Healthcare. Prior to that, Bob practiced law in private practice and within the corporate legal department of Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey.
Matt Frumin has advised companies, trade associations and governments on issues relating to international trade disputes, arbitration and trade policy. He has substantial experience litigating before the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, United States Court of International Trade, NAFTA panels, and the World Trade Organization. He served as Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs in 1998-2000 covering issues relating to democracy, human rights, labor, women and the promotion of the rule of law. He was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2000 in what was then Michigan’s 11th District. Matt also serves on the local ANC and is Chair of a Board relating to Wilson High School. He has been very active on DCPS issues generally.
Andrew N. Goldfarb is the Chair of the Board of Teens Run DC. He is a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, a Washington, DC law firm. He is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on food and drug law, as well as complex civil litigation. He is also an avid runner who has run races of all distances in and around Washington. Throughout Andrew’s 20+ years in the Washington area – in law school, at the Department of Justice working on an anti-tobacco lawsuit, and now in private law practice – running on the trails of Rock Creek Park and the roads of DC has been a constant source of strength, happiness, and health. Andrew has been involved in a range of community service and nonprofit organizations, and looks forward to helping to lead the valuable efforts of Teens Run DC at this exciting time for the organization.
Sonie Kalidindi is a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a multinational professional services network. Sonie supports the dedicated government practice that helps federal, state & local and multilateral development agencies address complex business issues; manage risk; improve financial measures; and improve the overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of public service through disciplined program oversight. Sonie is an avid believer in the social and emotional benefits of incorporating physical activity such as running into our day to day lives. Through her positive experiences, Sonie always looks for opportunities to inspire others to incorporate physical activity. Sonie received her Master’s in Computer Science from George Mason University and currently resides in Fairfax, VA where her family is active in county level cross country programs.
Gerry Stevens-Kittner serves as Beacon House’s Deputy/Development Director. He spent the first 25 years of his career as a lawyer and businessman in the telecommunications field. He became involved with Beacon House as a volunteer and Board member at its inception in 1991. He joined the staff of Beacon House as Development Director in May 2003 and became Deputy Director in May 2005. Gerry is a founding and current Board Member of the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates, a coalition of some 95 youth serving organizations that work for policies that better the lives of children and youth in the District.
Paul Meloan is a native Washingtonian and 40+ year resident of the metro area. By day, he is a partner at Aegis Wealth Management, LLC in Bethesda where he advises individuals and families on personal wealth issues such as investment, tax and philanthropic planning. His firm manages over $400 million in assets and advises families throughout the United States. For the past 16 years he has been an avid runner and triathlete, and is a multiple marathon and Ironman finisher. He is a RRCA-certified running coach who works with runners through the Montgomery County Road Runners Club and a cofounder of the Montgomery County Multisport Club. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from the American University in Washington, DC.
Laura Snebold joined Teens Run DC in fall 2010 because the program fosters personal development and connections through running, and is driven by a passionate vision and data. After running cross-country during her senior year of high school, Laura ran track in college and has made running a part of her life ever since. While running has health benefits and inspires personal growth, Laura most appreciates the friendships she has developed over the years through running.This is Laura’s fourth year with TRDC and is honored to have the opportunity to support both the youth and mentors in the program by serving as a Program Advisor and Board member. Laura has previous experience with community-based volunteer work and earned a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2009. Laura currently works as a Senior Program Analyst in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health at the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
Ilene Trachtenberg is the former executive director of the Weissberg Foundation of Arlington, Virginia. The charitable foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. that advance social justice for youth and adults in underserved communities, as well as international organizations that advance human rights in poor, environmentally vulnerable places in Latin America. Ilene is an alumna of the Georgetown University Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Staten Island-CUNY. She served on evaluation and steering committees of major philanthropic organizations in the Washington, DC region, including projects of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers. She has been invited to present and speak at annual meetings of regional and national nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, including Washington, DC-based Exponent Philanthropy. Ilene held senior management positions with large national associations, including the American Chemical Society and National Association of Realtors. She lives in Vienna, Virginia, and with her husband, enjoys regional and national car shows and driving events.