Board of Supervisors - Sully District

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

4900 Stonecroft Boulevard
Chantilly, VA 20151

Kathy Smith,
Sully District Supervisor

Sully Appointees

 

Citizen participation in local government is essential. Advisory bodies play a very important role in county government. If you are a Sully District resident interested in serving on a county Board, Authority, or Commission (BACs), please contact our office at sully@fairfaxcounty.gov to learn about available opportunities.

 

If you would like to contact any of our current appointees, please call 703-814-7100 or email sully@fairfaxcounty.gov.

 

A. Heath Onthank Award Selection Committee:

Mike CoyleMichael Coyle

Mike was reappointed to the A. Heath Onthank Award Selection Committee in 2018. His term is for one year. Mike has worked in the Sully District Supervisor's office since 2000. He received his Bachelor's degree from George Mason University. Mike is also a basketball coach at Westfield High School. He has served on this committee since 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Advisory Social Services Board:

Alice Foltz

Alice Foltz

Alice was appointed to the Advisory Social Services Board in 2016. Her term is for four years. Alice is the Chairman of the Centreville Immigration Forum (CIF) and founded the Centreville Labor Resource Center. She is an instructor of history at Northern Virginia Community College. Alice received a Bachelor's degree in History and English from Catawba College.
 
 
 
 

Airports Advisory Committee:

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Frank Leser

Frank was appointed to the Airports Advisory Committee in 2016. His term is for three years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Searle

Mark Searle

Mark was reappointed to the Airports Advisory Committee in 2018. His term is for three years. Mark works in the Sully District as a business development leader for DXC Technology. He is a past member of the Architectural Review Board and long-time mentor serving Centreville youth through FACETS Family Enrichment Services program. Mark grew up in Fairfax County. He graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Economics. He lives in Chantilly with his wife and daughter. Mark has served on this committee since 1998.

 

Animal Services Advisory Commission:

Jennifer Christiansen

Jennifer J. Christiansen

Jennifer was appointed to the Animal Services Advisory Commission in 2018. Her term is for two years. Currently a school librarian, Jennifer's educational background is in the fields on education and psychology. Her graduate and post-graduate work focused on adult learning, senior citizens, and pet therapy. She is a volunteer district leader for the Humane Society of the United States where she works with the purpose of advancing legislation for animal protection.

 

Athletic Council:

Gary Flather

Gary Flather

Gary was reappointed to the Athletic Council in 2017. His term is for two years. Gary has been a lifelong Fairfax County resident and has lived in Centreville since 1986. A retired USPS employee, Gary is now the General Manager at G&C Tire and Auto. He has played adult softball, volleyball, baseball, basketball, and soccer for over 30 years. He has served as the President of Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) since 2002. Gary was named Lord Fairfax for the Sully District in 2005 and Volunteer of the Year in 2016.

 

 

Mark Abbott

Mark Abbott

Mark was appointed to the Athletic Council in 2017. His term is for two years. He had previously served on the council from 2003-2007. Mark holds the position of Executive Director with the Chantilly Youth Association, Inc. (CYA). He has a Bachelor's degree in Government and Politics from George Mason University. 

 

 


Barbara Varon Volunteer Award Selection Committee:

Debbie Kilpatrick

Debbie Kilpatrick

Debbie was appointed to the Barbara Varon Volunteer Award Selection Committee in 2018. Her term is for one year. Debbie is a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools, and is currently the District Director for the Northern Virginia District PTA. She is also a founding member of the Fairfax County Coalition - Invest in Fairfax.

 

 

Board of Building and Fire Prevention Code Appeals:

Amado Fernandez

Amado Fernandez

Amado was appointed to the Board of Building and Fire Prevention Code Appeals in 2016. His term is for four years. Amado is an architect with the Hughes Group, an architecture firm with a reputation for quality work here in Fairfax County and across the nation. In Fairfax, the Hughes Group has received recognition for their work on Oak Marr RECenter, Edison High School, the Korean Central Presbyterian Church, George Mason's Performing Arts Building, Thomas Jefferson Library, and James Lee Community Center. Amado attended Cooper Union University and has over 30 years of experience with the Hughes Group.

 

Rob Fisher

Rob Fisher

Rob was appointed to the Board of Building and Fire Prevention Code Appeals in 2018. His term if for four years. Rob is the owner of Fisher Custom Homes and manages all facets of home design, purchasing, sales, and onsite construction management. He won the JDPower & Associates annual award for new homeowner satisfaction in the Washington DC market five times between 2004 & 2009. Rob received his Bachelor's degree from James Madison University.

 

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. Board of Directors:

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John was appointed to the Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. Board of Directors in 2017. His term is for two years. John is the owner of 29 Diner in the City of Fairfax, and is an active supporter of the community.

 

 

 

 

 

Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee:

Chris Koerner

Chris Koerner

Chris was appointed to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee in 2016. His term is for four years. He worked in environmental strategy and planning, largely involving the remediation of complex Superfund sites, but also championing sustainability, waste minimization, and system optimization. He also received the 2001 Fairfax County Environmental Excellence Award, the 2007 Northern Virginia Regional Commission Community Appearance Award, and the 2010 Fairfax County Tree Commission Friends of Trees Award.

 

 

Child Care Advisory Council:

Gita Kumar

Gita D'Souza Kumar

Gita was reappointed to the Child Care Advisory Council in 2017. Her term is for two years. She is a local child care provider and has served on this council since 2012. She is also a member of the George Mason University Child Care Advisory Board. We appreciated Gita's willingness to serve on this council and Sully District is fortunate to have her involved with child care issues.

 

 

Citizen Corps Council:

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Caitlin Hutchison

Caitlin was reappointed to the Citizen Corps Council in 2018. Her term is for two years. Caitlin has served on this council since 2016.

 

 

 

 
 

Civil Service Commission:

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Nancy Rice

Nancy was reappointed to the Civil Service Commission in 2018. Her term is for two years. Nancy has served on this commission since 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

Commission for Women:

Barbara Lippa

Barbara Lippa

Barbara was reappointed to the Commission for Women in 2016. Her term is for three years. She has served on this commission since 2013, and is the Vice-Chair. Barbara also served on the Fairfax County Planning Commission from 1978 to 2013. She received a Master's degree in Administration from George Mason University. 

 

 

Commission on Aging:

Cathy Muha

Cathy Muha

Cathy was reappointed to the Commission of Aging in 2018. Her term is for two years. Cathy has served on this commission since 2016. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical Leadership End of Life Care from George Washington University. She has advocated for patients in Fairfax County Long Term Care Facilities and made patient visits on behalf on the Heartland Hospice Organization. Cathy is currently an Associate Faculty Member at Georgetown Medical School, facilitating a module for first and second year Medical Students in Bioethics.

 

Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB):

Jennifer Read Campbell

Jennifer Read Campbell

Jennifer was appointed to CAAB in 2016. Her term is for three years. She has dedicated the last 16 years of her professional career to serving Fairfax families as an FCPS substitute teacher and as an advisor at Westfield High School. She received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

 

 

Consumer Protection Commission:

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Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB):

Eric Clingan

Eric Clingan

Eric was appointed to CJAB in 2016. His term is for three years. Eric is an attorney, and founded The NoVa Law Firm. He was recently appointed to be a Commissioner on the Fairfax County Ad Hoc Police Practices Review Commission by the Board of Supervisors. Eric received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Arizona, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona, College of Law.

 

 

Economic Advisory Commission:

Bob Tsien

Robert Tsien

Robert was appointed to the Economic Advisory Commission in 2016. His term is for three years. In 2015, he retired from Freddie Mac, where he was Chief Credit Officer. He has served on the Inova Health Care Services Board of Trustees since 2006, and since 2012 has served as the Chairman of the Inova Fairfax Hospital Quality Board. Robert earned a Master's degree in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Brown University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

 

 

Environmental Quality Advisory Council (EQAC):

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Richard Weisman

Richard was reappointed to EQAC in 2016. His term is for three years. He has served on this council since 2008. Richard is an Environmental Engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He also is a soccer referee for CYA.

 

 

 

 

Fairfax Area Disability Services Board:

Sailesh Panchang

Sailesh Panchang

Sailesh was appointed to the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board in 2018. His term is for three years. Sailesh is a Principal Accessibility Consultant with Deque Systems Inc. He provides technical consultation to companies across many business segments advocating for removal of barriers to digital content to aid users with disabilities. Sailesh has an MS from the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife are Centreville residents and have lived in Fairfax County since 2002. 

 

 

Fairfax County Convention & Visitors Corporation Board:

Holly Williamson

Holly Williamson

Holly was reappointed to the Fairfax County Convention & Visitors Corporation Board in 2018. Her term is for three years. Holly has served on this Board since 2015. She earned a Bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Holly is a Public Affairs Specialist at the National Air and Space Museum and is based at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. She serves as an ambassador to the tourism industry and the community, helping to increase both attendance at the Museum as well as advocating for Fairfax County as a prime tourism destination. A native of Wisconsin, Holly has called Fairfax County home for the last ten years.

 

Fairfax County Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees:

Kevin North

Kevin North

Kevin was appointed to the Fairfax County Employees' Retirement System Board of Trustees in 2017. His term is for four years. Kevin is a Sully District resident and has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from George Mason University. He has previously served on this board from 1999 to 2011, and is a former employee of Fairfax County Public Schools.

 

 

Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board (CSB):

Adrienne Walters

Adrienne Walters

Adrienne was appointed to the CSB in 2017. Her term is for three years. Adrienne is a Program Associate with the Council on Social Work Education. She is a resident of the Sully District and has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Social Work from George Mason University.

 

 

Health Care Advisory Board (HCAB):

Phil Beauchene

Philippe Beauchene

Phil was appointed to the HCAB in 2018. His term will expire in 2020. Phil comes to the HCAB after a long career in health care, most recently as a researched and lecturer for a DC based health care analytics firm. In addition to being a Registered Nurse, Phil holds a Master of Health Care Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia (VCU).

Phil and his wife have been Fairfax County residents since 1983 and have lived in the Sully District since 1995.

 

Health Systems Agency Board:

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Birgit Retson

Birgit was appointed to the Health Systems Advisory Board in 2017. Her term is for three years. She is a Public Health Nurse Care Coordinator in FCPS, working for the Fairfax County Health Department. She is responsible for overseeing the health of approximately 4,500 students in five schools. In the past, Birgit was the military community health advisor for about 25,000 people while stationed at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. She received a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from George Mason University.

 

 

History Commission:

Deborah Robison

Deborah Robison

Debbie was reappointed to the History Commission in 2016. Her term is for three years. She runs a NoVA history website, and serves on the Historic Centreville Society. Professionally Debbie also works with historic preservation, and has been a member of the History Commission since 2007.

 

 

 

 

Human Services Council:

Audrey Morton

Audrey Morton

Audrey was appointed to the Human Services Council in 2016. Her term is for four years. She is an important community leader in Centreville, and served as a member of the Civil Service Commission for 22 years. She has a deep knowledge of local government and will be overseeing some of the most important programs for the sick, elderly, poor, and other vulnerable populations.

 

 

 

Jerry Foltz

Rev. Jerrold Foltz

Jerry was reappointed to the Human Services Council in 2017. His term is for four years. He has served on this council since 2014. Jerry has served as Pastor to the United Church of Christ in Centreville. He is also Chaplain of the Centreville Station 17 of the Volunteer Fire Department. He received a Bachelor's degree from Catawba College, a Master's degree in Divinity from Eden Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Seminary. He founded the Centreville Labor Resource Center with his wife Alice.

 

 

Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee:

Dennis Carlton

Dennis Carlton

Dennis was appointed to the Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee in 2016. His term is for three years. He is a Principal for Effectual Consulting, and Information Technology (IT) company in Chantilly, VA. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT field in Fairfax County having served in senior positions at IBM, TRW (now Northrop Grumman), and SAGEM Morpho (now Safran). A former naval officer, Dennis received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from California State University Long Beach, a Master's degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.

 

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Citizens Advisory Council:

Caroline Kerns

Caroline Kerns

Caroline was reappointed to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Citizens Advisory Council in 2017. Her term is for two years. She has served on this council since 2002. Caroline and her family have lived in Centreville for more than 27 years. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Welfare/Social Work and worked seven years for public service agencies. Caroline also holds a law degree from George Mason University's law school and worked at the Fairfax County Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs for 23 years, retiring in 2013.

 

 

 

Library Board:

Stella Pekarsky

Stella Pekarsky

Stella was appointed to the Library Board in 2018. Her term will end in March 2020. She is a child advocate, civic leader, and business owner. Stella began her professional career as an ESOL teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. She co-owns a local air charter company and oversees its business operations. Stella is active in many community organizations and has served on the boards of various nonprofits. She holds a BA in American Government & International Politics and a Master's of Education in Multicultural & Multilingual Education. Stella and her husband have been Sully District residents for 17 years and have 6 children.

 

Oversight Committee on Distracted and Impaired Driving:

Peyton Smith, IV

Peyton Smith, IV

Peyton was appointed to the Oversight Committee on Distracted and Impaired Driving in 2017. His term is for three years. Peyton is a resident of the Sully District and currently attends Wheaton College where he is majoring in Political Science. He was also an intern in the Sully District office this past summer.

 

 

 

Park Authority:

Maggie Godbold

Maggie Godbold

Maggie was appointed to the Fairfax County Park Authority Board in 2016. Her term is for four years. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Park Authority Board Awards Committee and as a member of the Budget Committee, Administration and Board Management Committee, Resource Management Committee, and Strategic Planning and Initiatives Committee. She is also the Board liaison to the Environmental Roundtable/Land Trust. Maggie is a retiree and active community volunteer. Before she retired, she worked as a certified project management professional and was a consultant providing system engineering and management services for the federal government. She grew up in Northern Virginia and has been a resident of the Sully District for over 30 years.  She is passionate about increasing access to the outdoors and arts for all Fairfax residents.

 

Planning Commission:

Donte Tanner

Donte Tanner

Donte was appointed to the Planning Commission in 2018. His term will end in December 2019. Donte is an Air Force Veteran and small business owner. For the past decade, he has worked as a government contractor. Donte is the President and CEO of Forward Innovation Group, LLC. He has a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy. Donte lives in Centreville with his wife and daughter.

 

 

Redevelopment and Housing Authority:

Kevin Greenlief

Kevin Greenlief

Kevin was appointed to the Redevelopment and Housing Authority in 2016. His term is for four years. Kevin is the former Director of Fairfax County's Department of Tax Administration. He is currently the Assistant Director of the Revenue Division for the City of Alexandria. Kevin received a Master's degree in Public Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.

 

 

 

Route 28 Highway Transportation District Advisory Board:

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Scott Crabtree

Scott was reappointed to the Route 28 Highway Transportation District Advisory Board in 2018. His term is for four years. He has served on this board since 2004. Scott is the President of Pohanka Automotive.

 

 

 

 

 

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William H. Keech, Jr.

Bill was reappointed to the Route 28 Highway Transportation District Advisory Board in 2018. His term is for four years. He has served on this board since 2008. Bill is the President of The Keech Company, LLC. He is a member of the Westfields Business Owners Association (WBOA). Bill received a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from George Mason University. 

 

 

 

Small Business Commission:

Marvin Powell

Marvin Powell

Marvin was reappointed to the Small Business Commission in 2016. His term is for three years. He has served as Chairman of the Centreville Community Foundation. He is the Co-Founder and Director of Education for The Northern Virginia Business Referral RoundTable and CEO and Founder of Coach Powell Training and Development. Marvin received a Bachelor's degree from Kent State University.

 

 

Trails and Sidewalks Committee:

Karen Ampeh

Karen Ampeh

Karen was appointed to the Trails and Sidewalks Committee in 2018. Her term is for two years. Karen was previously a volunteer with local Boy Scouts and presided over many Eagle Scout review boards. For the past 10 years she has been a volunteer and youth leader with 4H. Karen has been involved with local equestrian groups, including: United States Pony Club and Hunter Valley Riding club. Karen earned her Bachelor's degree in Development Management from The American University. She has been a resident of the Sully District since 1998.

 

 

Transportation Advisory Commission (TAC):

Jeff Parnes

Jeff Parnes

Jeff was reappointed to TAC in 2018. His term is for two years. He has served on this commission since 2003. Jeff is a very active member of the community. He was named Lord Fairfax for the Sully District in 2003, and is a member of the Sully District Council. He has a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University.

 

 

 

 

Tree Commission:

Karen Campblin

Karen Campblin

Karen was appointed to the Tree Commission in 2016. Her term is for three years. She is a Community Development Planner specializing in transportation and community revitalization. She is the Founder and Manager of ktcPLAN, LLC. Karen has been a Sully District resident for over three years and is active in various community and professional organizations, including serving as Vice-Chair for the Transportation Committee for the Fairfax County Federation of Citizens Associations. She received a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University.

 

Water Authority:

Phil Allin

Philip W. Allin

Phil was reappointed to the Water Authority in 2016. His term is for three years. He has been a member of the Water Authority since 1992, and has served as Chairman for more than a decade. He is a Founding Director of John Marshall Bank. Phil is a Principal and Treasurer of Barrel Oak Winery. Phil serves as Chairman and CEO of the Systems Furniture Group as well as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SEI Furniture and Design. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park.