Members of the Fairfax County Park Authority Board unanimously approved the re-election of Chairman William Bouie, who will serve his fifth term in the top spot.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appoints the Park Authority Board, choosing one representative from each of the nine magisterial districts, plus three at-large members. The board then elects its officers for the new year.
Elected vice chairman is Dranesville District representative Kevin Fay. Kala Leggett Quintana, an at-large member of the Park Board, will serve as secretary, and Providence District representative Ken Quincy as board treasurer.
“The challenges of public service are daunting, but we are up to the task and proud to be part of this nationally acclaimed organization,” Bouie said. “The people in this community love their parks and we are here to ensure that they get the high level of customer service, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and protection of our community’s natural and cultural resources that they expect.”
Bouie, a senior telecommunications executive, has represented the Hunter Mill District on the board since 2005. He works with youth sports organizations throughout Northern Virginia, is active with Little League Baseball, and serves on the boards at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and Reston Hospital Center.
Since Fay’s appointment to the board in 2003, he has worked to provide new recreational amenities and to preserve historic and natural resources. These efforts have resulted in new turf and synthetic turf athletic fields, Clemyjontri Park, miles of trails, new equestrian facilities and the preservation of historic Salona. He is president of Alcalde & Fay, a government and public affairs firm, has been president of McLean Little League, and has coached baseball, softball and soccer for 14 years.
Quintana of Burke was appointed to the board in 2010. Earlier she served as an at-large representative to the Fairfax County Trails and Sidewalks Committee. She also was president of the Board of Trustees for the Burke Centre Conservancy from 2008 to 2011 and a board member from 2006 to 2011. Since 2002 Quintana has been director of Public Outreach for the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. She also serves as interim public information officer for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority.
Quincy of Vienna was named to the board in 2007. He chairs the Administration, Management and Budget Committee, as well as the Park Operations Committee, and serves as vice chairman of the Planning and Development Committee. He retired from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 1977 after 31 years in bank supervision and regulatory compliance, and has been involved in redevelopment planning for Tysons Corner.
United Community Ministries elected its officers and four new directors at its recent annual meeting. Elaine Kolish was chosen as president of the board of directors, with Anne Marie Kavanaugh-Coggins as secretary. David Barbour was re-elected as vice president and Bruce Engelmann as treasurer.
New members of the board are Joseph Conti, The Hon. Christine Gigi Hyland, James Seeley and Diane Tollefson. All board members live in Alexandria.
“We are grateful for past president Doug Kennett’s leadership,” Kolish said, “particularly during a challenging year when we were faced with the sad and difficult task to replace Executive Director Cynthia Hull after her sudden passing.”
Kolish has served on the board since 2008. A nationally recognized expert on advertising and consumer protection issues, she is a vice president of the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Earlier she was a partner at a national law firm, and prior to that, spent 25 years at the Federal Trade Commission as a senior executive service official and head of the Division of Enforcement. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kolish earned her juris doctor degree from the Western New England College School of Law.
Barbour has served on the UCM Board since 2011. An administrative law judge at the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a bachelor of laws from The George Washington University.
Engelmann returned in 2009 to serve on the UCM Board. He is a certified public accountant who operates a tax and accounting practice, serving small businesses and individuals. He earned a master’s degree from Virginia Tech.
Kavanaugh-Coggins joined the UCM Board in 2011. A longtime educator, she has served as director at St. Luke’s Day School since 2005. She earned a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.
Conti retired in 1992 as a senior vice president at Bankers Trust Co. He is a member of the Emeritus Board of the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in business management, Conti earned his M.B.A. from the Bernard Baruch College of the City University of New York.
Hyland most recently spent seven years as a board member of the National Credit Union Administration. Earlier she served the credit union community for 14 years as an executive, attorney and advocate. She was also a managing partner of the family law firm, Hyland and Hyland. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Hyland earned her juris doctor degree from George Mason University School of Law and an advanced diploma in international law from McGeorge School of Law.
Seeley retired in 2010 after serving for 35 years as the chief federal lobbyist for the city of Los Angeles in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he worked for the state of Illinois for seven years after working for the federal government for eight years.
Tollefson is president of the Friends of UCM, a membership organization that builds community spirit through fundraising and public awareness activities. Semi-retired, she worked as a human resources professional and for nonprofit organizations, with a special interest in start-up and early development. She is a graduate of the University of South Dakota.
United Community Ministries is one of the largest providers of human services in Fairfax County, helping families meet basic needs and find opportunities for self-sufficiency and community engagement.
The University of Richmond’s Office of Alumni and Career Services has named Brad Nicklin and Cate Padgett, both of Vienna, to serve new terms on its Career Services Advisory Council.
The council advises the university on design and implementation of best practices and ethical guidelines for campus recruiting, as well as market and employment trends. Members also help develop and enhance student and alumni programming for career preparedness and networking.
Nicklin is a partner at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, an accounting firm in Tysons Corner.
Padgett is a program assistant for Education Outreach at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum, a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization at 11200 Fairfax Station Road in Fairfax Station, is looking for volunteers to serve as docents, work in the gift shop Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., and more. Training is provided. Call Michael Chinworth at 703-506-0753 or 703-945-7483, or visit www.fairfax-station.org.
Green Spring Gardens needs friendly, independent volunteers to help at the Front Desk and in Children’s Education Programs. Front Desk shifts are available seven days a week during office hours, and opportunities to assist teaching children’s programs are available Tuesday to Friday mornings and some Saturdays. Training is provided. Contact Kristine at 703-642-5173 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/volunteer/gsgpvol.htm.