Good Shepherd Housing announces four new board members

Headshots of four new members side-by-side
Lisa Sales, LaShaunda Ford, Stephen Hartell and Peter G. Gartlan

Good Shepherd Housing announced earlier this week that it has elected four new members to its Board of Directors.

The new board members currently work high-level jobs at local and national companies including Amazon, Dell and Booz Allen Hamilton, and have experience in the non-profit and volunteer sectors as well.

Founded in 1974 and headquartered on Richmond Highway in the Mount Zephyr area, Good Shepherd is a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to reduce homelessness and enable self-sufficiency for families in Fairfax County. According to its website, Good Shepherd helps more than 1,000 families in need and recently acquired its 70th unit.

The new board members:

LaShaunda Ford is a Senior Technology Services Manager for Dell Technologies, a licensed realtor and the owner of Edible Bliss – A Southern Cake Bakery. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Junior League of Northern Virginia, Women in Technology – Girls in Technology Program, National Society of Black Engineers, and National Black MBA Association, Society of Women Engineers, and the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria.

Pete Gartlan is President of Donohoe Development Company, as well as Vice President of The Donohoe Companies, Inc. He is a former Board and Executive Council Member of the D.C. Building Industry Association; an Advisory Board Member for the D.C. Coalition for the Homeless; an Advisory Board Member for the Alexandria-based Child & Family Network Centers; and a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Steve Hartell is a Director of Public Policy at Amazon and leads its Congressional Affairs. Hartell leads Amazon’s public policy engagement on a number of priorities including intellectual property, workforce, and corporate taxation. Before joining Amazon, Hartell worked at Cisco Systems, Inc., EMC Corporation, and for former Sen. Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC). He recently served as the President of the Board of New Hope Housing, and is currently on the Board of the Alexandria Soccer Association.

Lisa Sales is a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and the Chairman of the Fairfax County Commission for Women, where she serves as the Mount Vernon District Commissioner. Sales also sits on the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Prevention, Policy and Coordinating Council. She has been active with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and is a Task Force Member of Supervisor Storck’s Moving On Safe Haven Project. In March 2019, Ms. Sales was part of the team that brought a new domestic violence shelter to the Route 1 corridor.

The other members of the Good Shepherd Board of Directors:

  • Chair: Alexis Feeney Tallman, Director of Strategy and Planning, Anthem, Inc.
  • Vice Chair: Willie Tate, Vice President – Relationship Manager, TD Wealth
  • Treasurer: Michael E. Bennett, Chief Financial Officer – Ourisman Automotive Group
  • Secretary: Joyce Zoldak, Retired, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Dick Alderson, Retired, Director Strategic Programs — EMC Federal
  • Kelly M. Atkinson, AICP, Senior Staff Coordinator, Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning
  • Les Baer, Retired business executive and current Fairfax County Public Schools teacher
  • Emily Ford Cooksey, Former governmental and political staff member with the White House, Department of Treasury and multiple political organizations
  • Betty Del Toro, Chief Financial Officer at SBG Technology Solutions
  • Gary Hall, Partner, PRASAM LLC Consultant
  • Sanjiv Mahan, Managing Director, SmartPitch Ventures
  • Sara Mariska, Attorney at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley & Walsh, P.C
  • Erica C. McCants, Business Development Manager, UPS
  • Kelly Sewell Nagel, Vice President of Development, Aimco
  • Christopher Reddick, CPA, Vice President and Director of Mortgage Sales, The National Capital Bank