Rosalie Berk served as the board's Vice President 2009-2011 and chaired the Development Committee 2008-2011. As congregation representative from Washington National Cathedral, she facilitated the use of the Cathedral's Pilgrim Gallery for the annual Benjamin E. Cooper Awards. She led volunteers in providing meals to our Welcome Center and recruited a team for the Help the Homeless Walkathon. After her years as a realtor, she is delighted to serve the homeless in our city.
Kate Belinski served as the board's secretary from 2009-2011 and serves as the congregation representative from St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She is also on the advisory committee for the St. Paul's Mens Shelter, one of the small shelters within the Friendship Place network, and regularly provides meals for the shelter residents. Kate has served as a mentor to Friendship Place consumers and has been active in Friendship Place Partners. Kate's interest in homeless issues goes back many years, and she is thrilled and honored to be on the board of such an exceptional homeless services organization right in her neighborhood. Kate is a an attorney at Nossaman LLP, where she specializes is election law.
David has been a member of the Friendship Place board since 2006. He now chairs the development committee and recently guided the organization's 5-year strategic planning effort. David has taken a special interest in Friendship Place's new Homeless Veterans Initiative and has been working with others in the DC business community to ensure its full funding.
David serves as Executive Vice President and Partner at TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, having joined the firm in September 2007. Prior to his affiliation with the firm, David served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing for PN Hoffman, one of Washington’s DC’s preeminent builders of luxury multifamily housing and mixed-use property.
Sally Craig is the secretary of the board and has served as the congregation representative from St. Alban's Episcopal Church. A former human resource executive with the DC government, she also advises the Executive Director on personnel matters. She currently teaches yoga to older people, and is getting to know her new community of Takoma Park, MD, where she lives around the corner from her daughter and her four grandsons.
Tom Patterson has been a Friendship Place supporter since 1996 and previously served on the Executive and Finance committees of the board. He practiced commercial real estate law for over 30 years, and is currently active as an organizer and director of a new community bank. After a sabbatical, he has returned and we are glad to welcome him back to both roles.