Board of Directors

Board members are responsible for the overall policy, direction, and financial health of ATC.

Yvonne Folkerts, Board Chair

Former communications and public relations executive; former Chair of the Board of the Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS).

Frank Stiff, Board Chair- Elect

President of Cheval Capital and a Managing Director of Cheval M&A.  Director and former Board Chair of the I2Coalition.

Dick Christenson, Vice Chair

Former Foreign Service Officer with 35 years of service; current ATC tutor. 

Allyson Hazzard, Secretary

Assistant to the Director of the Meeting House Cooperative Preschool; active member and current trustee of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House; former pediatric nurse.

Mary Anne Salmon, Treasurer

Former Director of Operations at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, former non-profit consultant.


Paul Bea

Retired Washington Representative of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; policy advisor on port transportation matters; current ATC tutor.

Suzanne Lank

ACPS English Learner Assessment Specialist; former ACPS teacher and literacy coach as well as division literacy curriculum and instruction specialist.

Bobbi-Jo Pankaj

Risk Management professional.

Tania Ryan

Director, Meeting House Cooperative Preschool; former Director St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Lower School.

Ajashu Thomas

Outreach and Communications Specialist, Office of Human Rights and Equity Programs, Fairfax County.

Linda Thoms

Former K-3 and early childhood teacher; current ATC tutor. 

Emily Wilson

Leasing Coordinator at Asana Partners; MPA candidate at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.