Board, Staff, and Ambassadors

Executive Committee

Denise Harrover
Van Metre Homes

Vice President
Cyndi Shanahan
VP Freddie Mac, RET

Shona Bell, CPA
Beyond Accounting & Tax

Lauren Vanni Kinard
First Excel Title, LLC


Terri Stagi
The Stagi Group & Ms. Fixit
WGB Founder (Previous President)

Leslie Strittmatter
New Homes Guide (ret.)
WGB Founder

Diane DuBois
The Washington Post (ret.)

Cindy Dwyer
Weichert Realtors

Cecilia Hodges
President, Greater Washington M&T Bank

Lisa Geraci-Rigoni
The Organizing Mentors

Jane Lyons
Lyons & Sucher Advertising

Deepti Malhotra
VMD Corp.

Rachel Rubenstein, Esq.
The Geller Law Group

Rebecca Taylor
Model Homes Interiors

Eve Weber
Long and Foster

Vanessa Williams, LCSW
Cornerstones, Inc.


Fiona Hughes
WGB Founder

Pat Leader
Watermark Group


Shay Onorio
Red Thinking
Volunteer Social Media Manager

Carah Abod
Volunteer Social Media Manager

Young Executive Committee

Women Giving Back’s Young Executive Committee serves as a platform to raise awareness among the next generation of working women and men – supporting WGB’s mission, fundraising and volunteer goals.

If you are interested in learning more or joining the Young Executive Committee, please email your full name and contact information to

Carah Abod – Co-Chair

Jessica Saleck – Co-Chair
Long and Foster Realtors

Brooke Allewelt
Software AG

Shannon Plante
KL Discoveries

Brittney Stowe