Our Board and Advisory Committee

2016-2017 Governing Board

The Rt. Reverend Mariann Edgar Budde
Bishop of Washington

James R. Woody
Executive Director/President

Top Row from Left: Robert Pinkard, James Lowe, Rev. Preston Hannibal, James Woody, Peter Lee, Anthony Parker and Thomas Barnett
Middle Row: Samuel Reid, Julia Berry, Sara Thorne, Catherine McDonald, Richard Beatty, Stephanie Cromwell and Concha Johson
Front Row: Maria Walker, Evie Rooney, Rev. Stuart Kenworthy, Tricia Pinkard, Jalene Spain Thomas, Sandi Hannibal, Valana McMickens and Barbara Van Allen
Photo by Valerie Woody


Peter Lee, Chair
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Catalyst IT Services, Inc.

Jalene Thomas, Vice Chair
Lower School Director, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes

Jane Dana, Treasurer
Community Volunteer



Thomas Barnett
Partner, Covington & Burling LLP

David Booth Beers
Counsel, Goodwin Procter

Julia Berry
Head of School, St. Columba's Nursery School

Calvert S. Bowie
Principal, Bowie Gridley Architects

William H. Byrd
Psychologist, Private Practice

Dory Clark
Attorney, Retired 

Andrew Clarke
President, Asia Pacific Offset

Stephanie Cromwell

Reid Figel
Partner, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Figel

Peter Gerry
Managing Partner, Sycamore Ventures

Robert Griffen
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon

The Rev. Canon Preston Hannibal

Sandi Hannibal
Educator, Retired

Alease Jackson
BWS President of Parent Association

Concha Johnson

The Rev. Canon Stuart Kenworthy

Nicole Solomon Mitchell
Community Volunteer

Charles B. Molster, III
Attorney, Private Practice

Annette L. Nazareth
Partner, Davis Polk

Anthony W. Parker
Owner & President, Parker Tide

Robert Pinkard
Principal, The Pinkard Group

Evie Rooney
Community Volunteer

Margot Semler Shorb
Community Volunteer 

Nancy Sidamon-Eristoff
Community Volunteer

Robert E. Steele
Executive Director, Retired

Sara Thorne
Community Volunteer

Barbara Van Allen
Senior Director of Stakeholder Relations, Center for Audit Quality

Maria Walker
Community Volunteer


The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu, Honorary Chair
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and 1984 Nobel Laureate

Kathleen and Oliver T. Carr, Jr.
Chairman, The Oliver Carr Company

Timothy C. Coughlin
Managing Director, Edgemoor Investment Advisors

The Rev. John H. Finley, IV
Head of School, Epiphany School, Dorchester, MA

Bruce S. Gordon and Tawana Tibbs
Past President, Retail Markets Division of Verizon Communications; past President of the NAACP

The Hon. C. Boyden Gray
Partner in Gray & Schmitz; former ambassador to the European Union and Counsel to the President

The Hon. Amory Houghton
Former CEO, Corning Glass Works; former Congressman from New York's 29th District

Colbert I. King
Columnist, Washington Post

The Rev. Anthony J. Motley
Commissioner, Commission on African American Affairs for the District of Columbia

Alma J. Powell
Chair, America's Promise Alliance

The Rev. Kwasi A. A. Thornell, D. Min.
First Chaplain, Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys

Agnes C. Underwood
Vice President, Carney Sandoe & Associates; former Headmistress, National Cathedral School for Girls

The Rev. Dr. Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
President & Co-chairman, Lockhart Companies Incorporated