Our Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated individuals who share a common desire to advance the Alice Ferguson Foundation’s mission and goals. Our volunteer leaders use their diverse backgrounds and experience to guide the work of the Foundation as we seek to fulfill our vision of a world where all people are connected to nature and inspired to take actions that sustain our world.
Seeking New Board Members
Steve is a professional general contractor and owner of American Engineered Solutions, Inc. He is a 17-year resident of the Moyaone Reserve, and friendly neighbor of the Foundation.
Dan is currently the Senior Director with Markon Solutions. His affiliation with the Alice Ferguson Foundation began in 2000 as a stream cleanup site leader in Fairfax and has served as a board member since 2010.
Michael Berger currently serves as the COO of Neapolitan pizzeria chain Pupatella, and is one of its owners. Formerly, Michael was one of the founders of the Elevation Burger chain of restaurants until its acquisition in 2019.
Ashlea Smith Sabeti
Port Tobacco, MD
Joining the board feels like a homecoming for Ashlea, who cut her teeth as an environmental advocate early in her career as a Program Coordinator for AFF’s Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative from 2010-2012. Still an advocate, she is currently a Senior Consultant for Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. where she helps communities nationwide solve their greatest solid waste management challenges.
Joanne moved to Washington, DC in March 2023, following a distinguished 28-year career as an international corporate banker.As someone deeply connected to nature, she actively participates in environmental initiatives, particularly the cleanup of wetlands and waterfronts.
Kate is a National Accounts Project Manager with a focus on renewable energy. She currently serves as the East Coast Sub-Chapters liaison (elected VP for 2024) for the Women’s Advocacy Group within my organization’s DE&I initiative. Kate is originally from Annapolis, now residing in Baltimore, MD.
Daniel is an active member of the agricultural community in Prince George’s County and Southern Maryland. He lives on the same property he grew up on in Accokeek, raising Black Angus cattle and hay.
Fort Washington, MD
Kate is the Head of US Federal Affairs for C40 Cities, networking with nearly 100 mayors collaborating to advance federal policy that supports cities in the instrumental role in achieving our national climate goals.
Brian is a registered landscape architect with Place Matters Landscape Architects, specializing in the design of landscapes that value and enhance ecological relationships within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Tanya comes to the Moyaone by way of South Africa, having enjoyed a multifaceted career in the arts management and not-for-profit sectors. She currently serves as a Senior Consultant at the DeVos Institute for Arts Management where she assists clients in strategy development and implementation across all areas of operation.