Friends of White Flint is a Maryland nonprofit organization, started in September 2007 by Barnaby Zall, a tax lawyer with an office in White Flint. Friends of White Flint is an independent, non-profit organization, and has no connection to any government entity.
Friends of White Flint is dedicated to implementing the White Flint Sector Plan as approved by the Montgomery County Council and overwhelmingly supported by the community. We represent a broad diversity of backgrounds and interests. Representatives of residential communities, business interests and landowners all participate in Friends of White Flint. Members include the largest employers and businesses, homeowners and residential community organizations, and landowners and developers in the White Flint area, but we value all our members equally. Friends of White Flint attempts to carry on the successful positive but sensitive, consensus-building approach used to create the Sector Plan. The Board of Directors is elected by the membership and most have been involved with developing the Sector Plan.
Membership in Friends of White Flint is open to any person interested in building the new White Flint. Residence in the White Flint area is not required, though only residents or organizations in the White Flint area are eligible for membership in certain membership classes. Friends of White Flint has four classes of membership: Residents and Community Organizations, Business, Property Owner/Developer, and Associate.
Our Board of Directors
Just as the Friends of White Flint membership is comprised of three categories of stakeholders, so is our Board of Directors. Our current Board of Directors is as follows:
Resident RepresentativesChad Salganik (Co-Chair of the Board) Eric Grosse Suzanne Hudson Todd Lewers Amber Tedesco (Secretary of the Board)
Business RepresentativesDavid Frieshtat, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce (Co-Chair of the Board) Bill Carey, Strathmore Howard Feldman, Agent, State Farm Insurance Companies James Schaeffer, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission Barnaby Zall, Law Offices of Barnaby Zall (Treasurer of the Board)
Property Owner/Developer RepresentativesEvan Goldman, Federal Realty Investment Trust (Co-Chair of the Board) Brian Downie, Saul Centers Rob Eisinger, ProMARK Realty Kristi Smith, JBG Companies Francine Waters, Lerner Companies
Amy Ginsburg is the Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. Amy, who has lived within two miles of White Flint for most of her life, possesses three decades of pragmatic experience in advocacy, nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising. She previously served as the Executive Director of Neediest Kids, Executive Director of Manna Food Center, and Executive Director of the Low Vision Information Center. Amy has also been the Director of Development and Director of Marketing for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Amy is part of Leadership Montgomery and was formerly the President of her HOA. She graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations and Psychology from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland University College. You can reach Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rebecca Hertz is the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts in 2012. She completed her Master’s Degree from Clark University, as well, in Community Development and Planning in 2013. She is interested in how built environments impact the health and growth of communities. Prior to this role, she worked as a youth worker and mentor for several non-profit organizations in Maryland and Massachusetts. She grew up in Rockville, MD and has recently moved back to the region.