The Board of Directors 2005
The Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) is a homeowner's association and the governing body for the Lake Barcroft community. The LBA Board of Directors consists of 13 directors, elected by the membership of LBA for two-year terms, with a three term limit.
Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Lake Manager's office at 6425 Lakeview Drive. All regular Board meetings begin at 7:30pm and are open to community members.
Director, (term/term expires), assignments:
Frank Aukofer, (3rd/Feb'07), Publications
Carolyn Coldren, (1st/Feb'07), Membership
Diane Davidson , (2nd/Feb'06), Environmental Quality
Stuart Feldstein, (1st/Feb'07), President/Legal
David Goslin, (1st/Feb'06), President
Kevin Howe, ( 1st/Feb'06), Architectural Review
Lark Lovering, (1st/Feb'07), Secretary
George McLennan , (3rd/Feb'06), Vice President
Jerry Mendenhall, (1st/Feb'07), Treasurer/Finance/Audit
Mike Stahl, (1st/Feb'07), Water Safety/Beach
Shirley Timashev, (2nd/Feb'07), Special Events
Pete Walker, (2nd/Feb'07), Community Watch/Security
Karen Wehner , (2nd/Feb'06), Treasurer, Chair Finance & Audit
Photos/Election statements of Board members:
FRANK AUKOFER has served two terms as a member of the LBA board. As Publications Committee chairman, he reorganized the LBA Newsletter in 2002 with a new staff of volunteers, then supervised the publication and distribution by volunteers of a new community directory in 2004. Frank is a Milwaukee native and has been impressed by how closely Lake Barcroft resembles many of the lakes in Wisconsin.
A newspaperman, he retired in June, 2000, after 40 years-the last 30 in Washington-as a reporter for The Milwaukee Journal and its successor newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where he ended up as the Washington bureau chief. Frank served as president of the National Press Club in 1978, president and chairman of the National Press Foundation from 1980 to 1985, president of the Washington Automotive Press Association in 1987-'88, and as a member and secretary of the Standing Committee of Correspondents-the governing body of the daily press and wire service galleries of the U.S. Congress-in 1975-'76.
During his years in Milwaukee and Washington, he covered the 1960s civil rights movement, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the White House, politics and national political conventions, the Persian Gulf War in 1990-'91, the near-impeachment and resignation of President Richard Nixon, the impeachment and trial of President William Clinton, and many other stories in the United States and overseas. He still writes DriveWays, a weekly automobile column for newspapers around the country. Frank's wife, Sharlene, has been active in the Woman's Club. They have four grown children and nine grandchildren.
CAROLYN COLDREN and her husband John moved to Lake Barcroft in 1987 from Northwest D.C., when John's office moved to Skyline. A historian by training, Carolyn works at the U.S. Department of Transportation negotiating air transport agreements.
Carolyn has been active in Lake Barcroft and community affairs. She has served on the boards of the Bailey's, Glasgow and JEB Stuart PTA's. Currently she serves as treasurer for the Newcomer's, participates in the evening book club and the Barcrofter's, tutors for the Fairfax County Volunteer Learning Program and works with the Naomi Project, a one-to-one volunteer program for high-risk pregnant women.
Born in New York City, Carolyn spent ten years in Mexico City as a child, learning Spanish and gaining a life-long interest in Latin America. She returned to New York to attend Hunter College, moved to Texas for a master's degree at the University of Texas and then to Washington.
Carolyn's son Mark, now stationed in the Middle East with the Navy, attended Bailey's, Glasgow and JEB Stuart. As an avid swimmer and kayaker, Carolyn loves Lake Barcroft and will work to preserve and enhance this unique community.
DIANE DAVIDSON joined the LBA Board of Directors in 2002. She has been quite active, chairing the Environmental Quality Committee and assisting the Finance Committee in developing new policies for, and the establishment of, LBA Reserve Accounts. She has also been a member of the Task Force on the Community's Future that was established last year by WID and LBA. The Task Force developed new policies for selecting nominees for replacement WID Trustees, and recently has also compiled a set of recommendations for LBA and WID developed to improve efficiency and interaction between them.
Diane has been in the DC area since 1984, practicing communications and corporate law in private practice, at the Federal Communications Commission, Discovery Communications (The Discovery Channel), and at The Walt Disney Company. Diane is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation, a charitable organization that, among other things, awards scholarships to deserving area students.
Diane has lived in Lake Barcroft for almost nine years; her husband Seth grew up here and returned to the neighborhood in 1986. They currently reside on Pinetree Terrace, where they have recently completed a major renovation of their home. They and their two dogs, Gidget and Moondoggie, spend as much time as possible on their barge, enjoying the lake, wildlife and of course the community. Diane is also a member of the Women's Club, Newcomers, Barcrofters and the Marching Kazoo Band.
Diane is an avid conservationist, and would like to return to the Board to continue her efforts on behalf of those concerned with protecting, maintaining and improving the incredible wildlife resources and lake habitat of Lake Barcroft. She wishes to continue and expand upon various community projects to keep Lake Barcroft a wonderful place to live for years to come.
STUART FELDSTEIN has recently retired from a 40-year career as an attorney in Washington. His path took him from the Federal Communications Commission, to General Counsel of the National Cable Television Association, to senior partner in a communications law firm. Since his retirement he has taken on an increasing number of volunteer activities. He supervises a children's chess club and teaches beginning computer skills to adults at Woodrow Wilson Library. He is active at his Alexandria synagogue, currently serving as chairman of the budget committee. Stuart is also doing pro bono legal work for a non-profit consortium of international conflict resolution organizations. (Could there be a need for conflict resolution in Lake Barcroft?!) Stuart and his wife Ellen, the associate editor of the Lake Barcroft Newsletter, moved to the community in 1972 - just five weeks before Agnes took away the Lake. Their children Dan and Karen attended Belvedere, Glasgow and Stuart.
DAVID GOSLIN and his wife, Nancy McGirr, moved to Lake Barcroft in 1989 from Georgetown. A sociologist by training, he retired from his most recent position after fourteen years as President and CEO of the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in 2001. He has just published his fifth book (on motivation in schools) and, in addition to writing, currently is teaching part-time at George Mason University, painting, and learning to play golf. He serves on several non-profit Boards and was a member of the LBA Board from 1994 to 2000 and President of the Board from 1996 to 1998. During his tenure on the LBA Board he helped design a community survey that revealed, among other things, the demographic changes that have characterized the community in recent years and the extraordinary extent to which members of the community have been investing in improving their homes. The latter phenomenon clearly has continued and is an important indicator of the commitment of LBA members to their community. Dave shares this commitment and believes that the highest priorities for the LBA Board must continue to be the health of the lake, improvement of the community's resources, and security. Dave and Nancy have two teenage sons in our local public schools, and are very enthusiastic about the opportunities this area offers for their academic, social and cultural development. All members of the family make extensive use of the lake: swimming regularly, fishing, kayaking, boating and windsurfing.
KEVIN HOWE is presently a member of the Lake Barcroft Architectural Review Committee. Growing up surfing, rock climbing and backpacking in California, he never thought the eastern US could be a place he would live - times change. Drawn to the Lake for the incredible natural beauty of the Barcroft community (nature and people) and the ability to kayak every day, he moved here three years ago with his wife, Betsy Washington and their son Joshua (14). Academically, he has graduate degrees in Biology and has taught and done ecological research at various Universities in the US before coming to the Smithsonian Institution to do research. Then fifteen years ago a major career shift to construction and he now owns a construction company named after his dog (now deceased). He also teaches kayaking part time for L.L. Bean. Betsy, also educated as a Biologist, took a career change into Landscape Design (she has her own firm) and teaches in the Landscape Design graduate program at George Washington University. Aside from work and when not kayaking on the Lake, he may be off whitewater kayaking, cross country skiing, snowboarding, climbing snowy mountains or some other extreme quest. Kevin wishes to become a member of the Board to give something back to this great community and assist in maintaining and enhancing the appreciation of its natural beauty.
LARK LOVERING grew up in Northern Virginia and first saw Lake Barcroft when it was very new and she was only 12 years old. She managed to move here quite a bit later, in 1985, after living in Cyprus, India, and Glover Park. She has a Masters degree from Virginia Tech in Urban Planning (Undergraduate work at Brown and George Washington was punctuated by two years in the Peace Corps, in Gujarat.)
She spent most of her career at the Department of Housing and Community Development with some stints with associations and local government as well. Work at HUD included positions as land use planner in the flood insurance section (before that was transferred from HUD to FEMA), a long period as an analyst in the housing policy office which served the Assistant Secretary for Housing, and a final stretch in the office of the Chief Financial Officer of HUD where she worked on risk assessment, performance measures for the annual plan, and the annual performance report for the agency.
Her son, daughter in law are now in Ukraine doing economic development work and helping with the US contribution to the multinational election monitoring.
Lark really loves this place and the people in it and would welcome the chance to contribute by working on the board.
GEORGE MCLENNAN and his wife Debra Lee have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1987. George brings to his LBA service over 35 years of professional engineering and business management experience. George manages his own consulting business, which specializes in market studies and business analyses for environmental and engineering service firms. George has been on the LBA Board of Directors for four years (1999-2003) -- the past two years serving as its President. During his LBA Board terms, George opened channels of communications among community households through his implementation of Lake Link and the community web site. He established a task force to examine where organizational improvements and cost savings might be realized at WID and LBA. George also mobilized resources to revitalize the community newsletter and ensure its positive cash flow; develop guidelines for the use of LBA reserve funds; establish area captains who look after community property; to conduct a community center feasibility study; to review community traffic problems; and to restore the architectural review committee.
GERALD (Jerry) MENDENHALL initially moved to Lake Barcroft in 1977. He married Randa in 1980, and they lived here until 1983 when business moved them to Westchester County, New York, for the next five years. At the first opportunity they returned to Lake Barcroft, and they have lived here since 1988.
Jerry was a consulting partner in a large international accounting firm, and, since 1986 he has managed his own consulting practice specializing in improving operations and organizations. He is a Mechanical Engineer (Purdue University) with an MBA (University of Chicago) and a Certified Public Accountant (no longer active). He has assisted clients in developing business strategies and related business models. He has experience in designing and installing financial management systems and continuous improvement programs. He has also developed best practices programs for several clients.
Randa is a licensed tour guide of Washington, DC, and she is active with several community groups. Randa and Jerry continue to renovate their Mansfield Road home and plan to spend their retirement there.
Jerry is a native of Indiana and was brought up living very close to a lake where he spent all his summers. Since then, as with many Lake Barcroft residents, he has traveled and lived many places throughout the United States and the world. His travels and experience make him recognize that Lake Barcroft is a very unique place. He now wants to serve the community to help retain that special character of Lake Barcroft.
Jerry's experience in applying engineering and economic analysis to a variety of problems should be useful to the LBA Board of Directors. Jerry supports improving communications between the Board and the Lake Barcroft community and continuing to improve lake and beach management practices.
MIKE STAHL Mike Stahl and his wife, Ann Pontius, moved to Lake Barcroft in July 1998 and were active in the Newcomers Club in their first three years in the neighborhood. Mike has a thirty year career in public management in state and federal agencies and would like to apply his commitment to public service to his home community, Lake Barcroft. He is a currently a member of the Senior Executive Service at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where is serving as the Director, Office of Compliance. In this capacity, Mike leads strategic planning and performance measurement for EPA's enforcement and compliance assurance program, directs programs to provide information to help regulated industries and facilities comply with federal environmental laws, oversees the operation of ten national data systems that monitor industry compliance, and operates a national institute to train federal, state, and local environmental enforcement personnel.
In recent years, Mike has led or participated in missions sponsored by the World Bank, the U.S, Department of State, and the U.S. Agency for International Development to promote performance-based management among environmental agencies in Egypt, Brazil, Argentina, and, in early 2005, in China. In 2002, Mike received a Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service for his work at EPA. For the past six years, he has served as an adjunct faculty member of the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, where he teaches a course on program planning and implementation in the Master's in Public Administration (MPA) program. He earned an MPA degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1980, after which he entered federal service as a Presidential Management Intern.
Mike and Ann enjoy the "nature preserve" outside their own back door on their property bordering Tripps Run, and you can find them on many weekends on the lake in Barcroft's only double sea kayak. As a Board member, Mike will work to preserve the natural beauty of the community, ensure effective management of community resources, and maintain Lake Barcroft's standing as Northern Virginia's greatest community.
SHIRLEY TIMASHEV is a second generation Barcrofter, and lives on a lot forested with trees planted by her father in the 1970's. Shirley and her husband Slava moved into the family home in 1999 after the death of her mother, Carolyn Jones Lyons, who had been energetically involved in the formation of many activities that are Lake Barcroft traditions today.
Shirley served as president of the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club in 2002 - 2003, and was co-president with Jane Legault the year before. She is currently helping maintain the Contractor's List for the community.
Shirley is a licensed tour guide in Washington, D.C. She has also organized five international tours - two alumni group tours of Europe, one to the Far East, and one student group tour to Russia.
Before settling here Shirley was in Russia for six years, teaching marketing and management at Urals State Technical University in Ekaterinburg. Prior to that she was at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, serving as Director of Development for the College of Business. Her civic involvement included leadership positions with the Children's Science Explorium, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center at Cape Canaveral. She has also been a newspaper columnist, moderator of televised political debates, and contributor to the e-zine Spiral Sea.
Although born a Midwesterner, Shirley spent four years as a Texan, attending Rice University in Houston. She did graduate work at San Jose State University and soon after moved to Florida, where she lived until her departure for the teaching job in Russia.
Shirley has a son and a daughter, both living in Atlanta. The extended family includes three granddaughters in Atlanta, stepson Dima in Ekaterinburg, and a grandson and granddaughter also in Ekaterinburg.
PETE WALKER Pete Walker and his family have been residents of Lake Barcroft since 1981. His wife, Anne, a past president of the Lake Barcroft Woman's Club, has a PhD in linguistics and presents seminars to people in the juvenile justice system on how to question children involved with the legal system. They have three grown children, two daughters in the local area (one of whom is a graduate of JEB Stuart) and a son who is a retired naval aviator now working in San Diego.
Pete is a Naval Academy graduate who served in the Navy for twenty-seven years. During his career, he commanded two ships and served in the American Embassy in Tokyo. Since retiring he has been employed by several firms providing services in the areas of ship repair, electronic commerce, and the environment.
For the past two years, Pete has been a member of the LBA board and serves as chairman of the LBA Security Committee. Previously, he was appointed to the Lake Barcroft Community Association to complete the term of a member who left the Lake. Pete's vision for Lake Barcroft is that it remain a quiet and secure neighborhood where residents can enjoy living in the "best kept secret in Northern Virginia". He also wants to insure that the community continues to maintain good relations with surrounding communities and with local governmental agencies.
KAREN WEHNER: During the two years she has served as LBA Treasurer, Karen has been working to improve the financial health of the community. The greatest challenge she has faced has been the dramatic increase in insurance costs the community has experienced. With LBA President George McLennan, Karen has contacted insurance agents, insurance companies, insurance bureaus, advisory offices, legal and financial advisors, and other community associations seeking lower-cost alternatives to our current insurance coverage. She is continuing her quest to find a solution to this problem. Karen also led the effort to establish a Reserve Fund for the community so that funds are available when it is necessary to replace community assets and infrastructure, finance community improvements, and cover emergency expenses. She arranged for and is overseeing the first audit of the community's finances in many years. Additionally, she organized several coffees with the Board to welcome new residents to the community and provide them an opportunity to learn about the community's activities, policies and procedures. Karen remains committed to ensuring that all members of the community are informed of current issues, have an opportunity to express their priorities and concerns, and have a voice in the decision making process. While operating within our financial resources, she hopes to find creative means to further enhance and beautify our community. Karen has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Law Enforcement at the Treasury Department, and is currently Assistant Counsel with the Department of Justice, Office of Professional Responsibility. During her 25 years with the Federal government she has gained experience with a variety of financial, management and law enforcement programs. Avid gardeners and do-it-yourselfers, Karen and Jim have put lots of time and energy into remodeling their Blair Road home since moving to Lake Barcroft in 1992. They love the uniqueness and beauty of the community and plan to make this their permanent home.