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Frank L. Finamore, Jr.,  Executive Director. Frank brings two essential qualifications to his role: a background in organization development and a passion for service to older adults. “Leading the Village is the job I have been preparing for all my life but didn’t know it.” He lives with his family and mother (a Village member!) in Woodley Park. You may pass Frank in the neighborhood walking his rescue pups, Lucy and Rosie.

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Claire Thompson, Assistant Director. Claire graduated from the University of Mary Washington in 2013 with a BA in English Literature and began working at the Village in the summer of 2016. Though she lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, she also considers herself part of the Cleveland and Woodley Park community. Claire is passionate about serving our members and is proud to be part of the Village movement!

Our Board of Directors

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Joan Dailey. Joan is a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and lives in McLean Gardens.  “The Village has connected me to my neighbors, and I love knowing that I’m helping to build a community where older adults are valued and can age well.”  Joan began serving on the Village Board in 2020 and chairs the Communications and Outreach Committee.

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Thomas Fox. Tom Fox has been committed to public service for more than 50 years, as a teacher, a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa for seven years, inside government and with non profit organizations. He was an early believer in the Village model and a founder of the Cleveland and Woodley Park Village where he has served as volunteer, board member, and Treasurer.

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Paul Frick. Partner at the communications and government affairs firm Subject Matter, he and his family are long time residents of Woodley Park."I first learned about the Village at the farmers market and I was immediately hooked. Enlisting neighbors to support our seniors is a brilliant concept for both the seniors and volunteers."


Elizabeth Keeley. A Principal at Taconic Capital Advisors, an alternative investment firm based in New York, Elizabeth has had a distinguished career providing legal advice to a variety of investment entities. Betsy and her husband Mike live in Cleveland Park with their four children. “I learned about the Village from my friend and fellow Board member Marjorie Dick Stuart, and was eager to help the Village grow to further its mission to serve our neighbors in Cleveland Park and Woodley Park.” Betsy focuses on development and governance issues. 

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Joe Oppenheimer. A partner in the law firm Oppenheimer, Fleischer & Quiggle, Joe has served  on the Village Board since 2014 including terms as Co-Chair and Treasurer. “The Village does what no one else does as well– provide our neighborhood’s older residents access to social activities and services that are critical to their well-being.”


Sandy Rubin, Co-Chair. After a 20-year teaching career in New York City, Sandy relocated to DC where she owned several neighborhood shops, including the Woodley Park card and gift shop All Wrapped Up. She is delighted to observe the vital role the Village has had in building a spirit of community - of "neighbors helping neighbors" - among its members, volunteers and supporters.

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Carla Saenz. A bioethicist at the Pan American Health Organization, Carla lives with her family in Cleveland Park. "I started volunteering for the Village with my kids, who were in high school then. I thought it was a great way to promote intergenerational dialogue and support in our community." Carla has served on the Village Board since 2019. 

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Marjorie Dick Stuart. Marjorie and her husband, Bill, are empty nesters (their son, Rhett, is at film school in Atlanta). She is the leading Coldwell Banker agent in the region, specializing in Cleveland & Woodley Park. Marjorie supports our annual ‘Spring Fling | Summer Spritz’ as co-chair, fundraiser and major donor. “I love co-hosting the monthly ‘Lunch Bunch’ because it’s such a cool way to connect with the remarkable lives of our members.”


John Wiecking, Co-Chair.  A Washington area native and State Department retiree, John moved to the Woodley and Cleveland Park area in 1981. An early believer in the Village mission, he has been a devoted volunteer and supporter since its founding. He sees the creation of social connection as the Village’s most important mission.


Pat Wittie. Pat is a retired lawyer who represented contractors in their disputes with the US government for more than 40 years. "I first learned about the Village when a member -- a fellow gardener at the Newark Street Community Gardens -- invited me to Lunch Bunch; I decided right away that this would be a major part of my volunteer endeavors after retirement."  Pat has served on the Board since 2019 and is active with communications, fundraising, and planning, as well as assisting several Village members.


Mary Worstell. Mary is a retired senior public health advisor who for 40 years directed health and safety policy and programs to protect people with chronic diseases and disabilities. "Actively engaging with our community and neighbors, of any age, helps all of us maintain our sense of self, feel alive and is a safety valve when we are older.  Volunteering with the Village is a joy because I meet new friends and help my community at the same time."  Mary, a founding board member of the Village, focuses on Village governance and partnerships.