Jerry Breslow, Esq
Jerry is a retired business executive. From 2001 to 2012 he served as a director, and also served as Secretary and Parliamentarian, of the Strathmore Hall Foundation. He also was a director and President of the predecessor organization of the National Philharmonic. Jerry was a founding director of the Suburban Hospital Foundation and serves on the hospital’s Research Review Committee. A musician and composer, Jerry has established and conducted choruses and choirs in the Washington area, and has written songs for the annual Hexagon musical comedy revue since 1964. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Harvard Law School.


David Phillips
David is the Associate Dean for the Arts at Montgomery College. He plays French horn in the Virginia Grand Military Band and was previously a member of the United States Marine Band and the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is currently the Board Chair of the Maryland Humanities Council.


Michael Lemov, Esq
Michael is an attorney and author who has lived in Bethesda for 35 years. He was counsel to the House Commerce and Banking committees and was General Counsel of the National Commission on Product Safety. He was recently appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the state’s Consumer Council. He has written extensively on consumer protection and freedom of information issues; including his new book, “People’s Warrior”. Mike is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and Colgate University.


Nathan Bresee
Nathan is a native of Silver Spring, MD and an attorney at the law firm of Jackson & Campbell in Washington, DC. His practice focuses primarily on the areas of insurance coverage and real property litigation. He previously worked for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. He is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Georgetown University Law Center.


Bette Eberly-Hill
Bette is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. She is a retired MCPS instrumental music teacher and presently serves as conductor of the New Horizons Band at Montgomery College


Helene Granof
Helene retired from the Montgomery County Public Schools in 2010 after teaching for 27 years at Burning Tree Elementary School. She is a 1999 Presidential awardee for excellence in science teaching. In 2011, she completed the Senior Leadership Montgomery program. Currently, she volunteers at the Discovery Room and Insect Zoo at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum and is the teacher sponsor for the Robotics Lego Club at Burning Tree. Volunteerism has always been a big part of her life in the Bannockburn Community, Temple Micah and in the schools. Helene grew up in Montgomery County, and is a graduate of Bethesda Chevy Chase High School and the University of Michigan.


Jane Kirksey
Jane is President and CEO of Hearing Health Care, Inc., a multi-office audiology practice that she founded in 1996. She is an active traveller and outdoors enthusiast, enjoying fly fishing, boating and hiking. She received a Bachelor of Music (piano major, violin minor) from Otterbein College, and a Doctorate of Audiology from A. T. Still University of Health Sciences.


Marilyn Massey-Ball
Marilyn is a graduate of Morris Brown College (biology) and Yale University (public health administration), Ms. Massey-Ball has devoted her career to the public health field, providing services in the health and human services sectors of the Federal Government. A major portion of her background includes serving as CEO and President of MasiMax Resources, Inc., the technical and administrative services company she founded in 1993 and led to its recognition among Inc. 500’s fastest growing small businesses. Following the company’s acquisition in 2009, she turned her attention to Massey-Ball Enterprises, Inc., a consulting practice devoted to serving the management and development needs of small non-profit agencies and for-profit businesses. She currently contributes time to the boards of directors of several non-profit agencies, including Stepping Stones Shelter (Board Vice-President), YWCA National Capital Area (Board member), The People’s Community Baptist Church (Trustee Board Chair), and Aunt Hattie’s Place. She is an avid tennis player and fan, and maintains her longstanding enthusiasm for instrumental music as a clarinetist in her church orchestra.