The Board of Directors 2011
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:
Mark Cavich, (3rd term/2nd year), Publications/Communications
Photos/Election statements of Board members:
MARK CAVICH is a second-generation Barcrofter who, after living in Maryland for 10 years, knew he had to return to its tree-lined shores. While living in his parents’ home on Duff Drive, Mark attended Baileys, Glasgow, Gonzaga, George Mason and the Corcoran College of Art & Design. When he is not fishing or otherwise enjoying the Lake with his wife, Dominique, and three daughters, Mark chairs the LBA publications Committee.
During the past two terms as Publications Chairman, Mark acted as the catalyst for the redesign and re-launch of the Lakebarcroft.org website. With the help of indispensable community volunteers, he coordinated the design and production of the 2007-2009 LBA Directory (with the 2010 edition in production). Under Mark’s leadership, the LBA Newsletter also underwent changes to its editorial and production staff, beginning with the February 2008 issue. In collaboration with Jill Anderson, Mark built our new community blog, blog.Lakebarcroft.org.
In his professional life, Mark is Co-Principal of Cavich Creative, LLC. Over the past fourteen years, Mark has designed, produced and art directed numerous award winning magazines, web sites, ad campaigns and commercials.
REGINA DERZON Regina Derzon and her husband, Jim moved to Lake Barcroft in June of 1999 from the suburbs of Nashville. Their son, Jacob, is a first-year student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and their daughter, Katya, is a junior at The Howard Gardner School in Alexandria. Additionally, the family shares their home on Grass
Hill Terrace with 2 Australian Cattledogs, 4 cats, an Amazon parrot and assorted fish in their front yard pond. Regina served on the PTA/PTSA of Sleepy Hollow, Glasgow and Stuart and volunteered as treasurer for the JEB Stuart Crew.
Currently, Regina is an adjunct professor of business at Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale campus) and a bookkeeper for The Curious Grape wine store in Shirlington village. Regina and Jim have spent the past year re-building a former Franciscan Friary in Emmitsburg, Maryland and turning a very “primitive” structure into a second home. Jim and Regina host bluegrass concerts in their home and Regina is actively involved as treasurer of the DC Bluegrass Union – a non-profit association promoting bluegrass in the greater DC area. She also serves on a scholarship trust board in her hometown of Crossville, Tennessee. The Derzons are avid boaters. The family loves back-country canoeing in the Temagami and Algonquin regions of Ontario, Canada. Regina is also a whitewater kayaker and the family can often be found paddling on Lake Barcroft in their restored circa 1910 B.N. Morris Canoe. Weekends always find the Derzons at their construction site near Ski Liberty where Jim is a volunteer patroller.
Regina served on the Lake Barcroft Board from 2003-2005 and is looking forward to the possibility of once again actively serving the Lake Barcroft community.
SARA-ANN (Sally) DETERMAN moved to the Lake in 1969 and to her present Pinetree Terrace home in 1973. Her sons went to Baileys Elementary, Glasgow and JEB Stuart. (Her youngest son was a student at Baileys when he died of leukemia.) Sally was on the original committee which created the Watershed Improvement District (WID) after the dam rebuild was required following Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. She served for four years as the first Chair of the WID Trustees. Sally worked primarily on the myriad legal problems involved in establishing the WID, issuing the bonds to rebuild the dam, identifying and contracting for the engineering and construction of the dam, working out agreements for a major silt removal program, and helping to set up the preliminary relationships between the WID and the primary community organizations.
Sally was the first woman partner at Washington’s largest law firm, Hogan & Hartson and was very active in many professional and charitable matters, including serving on the boards (often as an officer) of the Ronald McDonald House, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (local and national), the ACLU (local and national), the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. She was elected President of the D.C. Bar and chaired a section and several committees of the American Bar Association.
Sally’s son, Dann, and his family are temporarily living with her, renting out their Pinetree Terrace home while daughter-inlaw Ada takes time out from her career to focus on their young children and additional graduate work. Dann is an attorney with the EEOC. Second son, David, lives with his family in Spotsylvania.
Sally is a recent widow and also recently retired and is looking forward to becoming more involved in Lake Barcroft activities. “Except for my family and other loved ones, there is nothing that enhances my blessed life more than living in Lake Barcroft. And it’s time once again to do what I can to give back.”
JIM KILBOURNE and his wife Diane, have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1985. Their two children went to the local public schools (elementary, middle, and high school) that serve Lake Barcroft, were active in sports at the schools, and worked as lifeguards and managers at the Lake. Jim and Diane love to get out on the Lake as often as they can, be it kayaking or canoeing, bird watching, swimming, or participating in the Spring Beach Cleanup, or end-of-summer Labor Day games. Jim has worked as an attorney for more than 30 years at the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), in the environmental area. Water quality, fish and wildlife, and land management issues are but a few of the areas his legal work has focused on. Jim previously served on the Lake’s Board of Directors from 1990 to 1997, initially when the Lake organization was BARLAMA, and then when it became LBA. During his previous tenure, he worked on the environmental quality and legal committees, and held several officer positions, including President for two years. Jim looks forward to working with the other Board and committee members, and the community, to keep Lake Barcroft a special place to live.
STEVE KLEIN and his wife, Burma, have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1981. In 1993, they realized their dream and moved to a Lakefront home. Burma is active in the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club, and is an associate broker with Re/Max Allegiance Realty. Steve has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is employed by the Center for Naval Analyses, where he specializes in the areas of cost analyses, program planning and program management for the U.S. Marine Corps. During his first term on the Board, Steve served as chairperson of the Improvements Committee, responsible for coordinating the maintenance and improvement of the Lake’s common areas. During his second term, he was elected by the Board as Treasurer, and continues to serve in that capacity.
EVA KOSZTARAB, and sons Greg and Matt moved to the Lake in 1994. Both of her sons attended Stuart High School, and Eva served as the Volunteer Coordinator and then President of the crew team at Stuart. Currently, Eva is a co-chair of Downtown Attractions for the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club and helps to coordinate the monthly outings to museums, historic houses, etc. for the club. She previously served as Vice President and for two years as a Co-President of the Woman’s Club.
Eva has retired from a 25 year career as an attorney in her own real estate law firm Kosztarab & Clark, and now practices law part-time. She also serves on the Board of Directors for a condo association in Charlottesville, Virginia. Eva participates in many of Lake Barcroft’s activities, such as the Evening Book Club, Barcrofters, Newcomers, Woman’s Club and Barcroft Ladies Investment Program. She enjoys walking in the mornings around the neighborhood, swimming, pontooning and kayaking around the Lake. For two years, Eva served as Secretary on the Lake Barcroft Board. Currently she serves as the Legal Chair and is interested in pursuing the Board’s priorities in collection of delinquent dues, enhancement of neighborhood security and superior maintenance of our common areas. If re-elected, Eva will strive to further these priorities and continue to help the Board with legal matters.
PAT PAYNE has lived in Lake Barcroft since 1987. Pat and her partner Nancy were originally introduced to the community by (former) long-time residents John & Gena Simpson, and were completely bedazzled by the beauty of the Lake, and the warmth and congeniality of the residents. Pat, Nancy and daughter Amanda Firestone (now a freshman at Catholic University) have made their home on Mansfield Road since 1996.
J. WARREN RUSSELL, and wife, Bonnie Blyth moved to Lake Barcroft 5 years ago. After retirement from the Army, he and his family left Arizona, telling their realtor to look for houses only in this neighborhood. They had been visiting friends who lived around Lake Barcroft since 1984 and knew this was an ideal place to live and call home. Since moving here, Bonnie has been active with the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club, leading and teaching the Craft Group each month. Warren is an active member of the Newcomers Club and privileged to serve as their Treasurer for the last three years. Warren understands service. He was a career military officer, serving worldwide in the Army for 30 years, and where he commanded intelligence units at the company, battalion and brigade level. Upon retirement from the military, he went to work as the Vice President for Department of Defense Activities at HSA, a Six3 Systems Company. Warren spends most of his time as a Senior Policy Consultant for the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence at the Pentagon. With leadership assignments in diverse locations throughout the United States and Europe, he’s gained first-hand experience in resolving community issues and vows to review any and all issues facing our community with a fresh perspective, take a reasonable, common sense approach to problem solving and be open to new ideas that represent today’s environment. Warren appreciates the value of active volunteers, open communication and is willing to promote these values to keep Lake Barcroft a great neighborhood.
DIANE SMALLEY: Diane Smalley and her husband, Ralph, and their children, David and Claire, (now grown and living on their own) moved to Lake Barcroft in 1990. Ralph and Diane became grandparents for the first time three years ago. Diane began her career as an elementary school teacher in New Jersey, but after her family moved to Northern Virginia in 1980, she and Ralph started their own child care business, Creative Play School. After thirty years Diane continues to actively manage the two centers that are located in Alexandria. The two schools employ 35 staff and serve 200 children between the ages of 1 and 10 and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition, Diane has been an adjunct professor in Early Childhood Education at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.
Diane has always been active in her community. She was on the board of her local beach community in Westbrook, Connecticut for three years. Diane served on the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Committee when it was formed by her husband Ralph. She was PTA President of Abingdon Elementary School in Alexandria and Treasurer at Belvedere Elementary for two years. She was chair of the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission and a member for twelve years. Diane has been chair, treasurer and board member of the Alexandria Child Care Directors Association as well. She continues her interest in early childhood education as a governor- appointed Commissioner on the Virginia Child Day Care Council.
Diane grew up on the beach in Ventnor, New Jersey. As a 20- year resident of this community, she loves the Lake, boating, the people and the community. In addition to Diane’s extensive management skills as a businesswoman over the past thirty years, she is particularly interested in programs for families and children that enhance the spirit of the Lake Barcroft Community.
KIMBERLY SMITH: I moved to the lake with my partner, Kim Mills, in 2005 and I believe that we have settled in the best community in the D.C. metro area. We have, lucked into not just the lake, but the incredibly welcoming and inclusive neighbors who make up Lake Barcroft. I am passionately interested in the environment and an avid nature-watcher (logging more than 60 bird species around the lake so far and a life list of hundreds of bird species around the world). I sponsor a girls’ softball team and I am active in the Newcomers Club (having served as a judge of the Beach Day Sand Castle competition and for the first Festive Home Holiday Lights contest). I also participated in the planting of the Beach 5 RPA garden. I make extensive use of the lake (“pontootling,” canoeing and swimming regularly), and delight in watching the wildlife. On the professional side, I spent 20 years in the high-tech field, specializing in managing large-scale programs and organizational turnarounds. I now enjoy the creative aspects of professional landscape design. I am using these creative and management skills as we renovate our home on Waterway Drive. After so many kind and generous people have welcomed us into the community, I would like to give back by serving on the LBA Board. There are three general areas where I would offer strong contributions: 1) helping to preserve the character of Lake Barcroft, both in terms of the nature (water, trees and wildlife) and its distinctive, eclectic architecture; 2) working to retain the unique social and cultural aspects of Lake Barcroft, and, 3) enhancing the safety of both the lakeside and street-side “waterways” by helping to institute methods to quell the hastening speed at which drivers travel. I am chairing the effort to reduce the speeding and the number of accidents on and around Waterway Drive. To those ends, I look forward to reviving the board’s Civic/External Affairs Committee to work with the county and the local high schools to reduce traffic and speeding on our streets as well as working with the Environmental Quality Committee on external matters of concern to the lake and the Lake Barcroft community, especially after the deluge of debris washed into the lake during the June/July 2006 rains. I also look forward to resuming my stone-sculpting hobby now that my studio is complete.
BETSY WASHINGTON has lived in Lake Barcroft since 2001, along with husband Kevin Howe, and son Joshua Howe. They were drawn to this unique community because of the Lake, and the incredible natural beauty and wildlife. Once here, they fell in love with the great sense of community that is so unique to Lake Barcroft. Betsy has served on the Newsletter staff since 2003, where she enjoys sharing her passion for horticulture, conservation landscaping, and wildlife. She has also been an active member of the Maintenance and Improvements Committee and designed and helped implement the Beach 5 Resource Protection Area Garden that recently won the Chesapeake Conservation Landscape Council’s first -place prize for best community/association garden. You can often find Betsy there doing a little weeding, pruning, and wildlife gazing. She is currently working with fellow designer Kim Smith on new interactive landscape plans for the community Garden, as well as other planning community plantings and proposed rain gardens.
Betsy pursues her twin passions for landscaping and teaching at George Washington University where she is head of the plants curriculum in the Landscape Design and Sustainable Design Programs. In a “former life”, Betsy was a marine biologist and illustrator, and worked on larval fishes of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts as well as of the Amazon. She feels that her background in biology has given her a unique perspective on conservation landscaping and wildlife enhancement. When not teaching or gardening, Betsy’s favorite pastimes are swimming in the Lake with her two dogs, Lucky and ‘Pupsqueak’, aka Kayak; hiking with her family; cross country skiing; sea kayaking; yoga and beading. Betsy would love to give back to this wonderful community by working to protect our Lake and urban forest, and working with others to create a comprehensive community resource of detailed information on Lake Barcroft’s natural history, conservation landscaping techniques, and promoting and protecting our amazing wildlife.
CINDY WATERS, husband George and daughter Caitlin have lived in Lake Barcroft for 11 years. Cindy retired from the federal government in 2003 after serving almost 30 years, most of it in the Capitol Hill office of then-Senator Bill Cohen. Since retiring, Cindy has been president of the PTAs at Belvedere and Glasgow. She was president of the Woman’s Club and is now its program chair. With a B.S. in child development and family relations from Cornell, and continued interest in education issues, she serves on and was recently elected chair of the FCPS Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee. Cindy believes the greatest mistake any of us could make would be to take Lake Barcroft for granted. She feels that the Board is an important component of this community, and wants to continue the policy of LBA having a close working relationship with WID. If elected, Cindy will work hard to keep our neighborhood the amazing place it is.