Moley Evans

President

Moley Evans grew up in Wilmington, Delaware.  After graduating from Wake Forest University she moved to Washington, DC to teach.  She has taught at Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School, Bullis and St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School.  While at Bullis, Moley pursued her master's degree in reading education and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004.  

 

Moley founded EverWonder Camps in 2010 and currently oversees curriculum development and marketing for the company.  She lives in the Alcova Heights neighborhood with her husband Nicholas and their two children Charlotte (12) and Will (11).  Charlotte attends The Sycamore School and Will attends Burgundy Farm Country Day.  Prior to attending their current schools, Charlotte and Will attended Campbell Elementary School where Moley served as PTA president from 2012-2014. Moley was a 40 Under 40 Honoree for the Leadership Center for Excellence in 2015. Moley also serves on the board of Aspire!, a non-profit offering after-school tutoring for low income students in South Arlington.  

 

In her spare time Moley enjoys watching her children play sports, cooking, exercising, traveling and reading.  Her favorite children's book is Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary.  

Stephanie Hopkins

Secretary

Stephanie is the Opportunity Neighborhood Strategy Manager at United Community Ministries in Alexandria.  She directs a community-wide collective impact effort to bring measurable change to the Route One corridor.  Prior to this, Stephanie spent 7 years directing programs and volunteers at The Reading Connection.  Stephanie has a BA in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the George Washington University.
 

Stephanie and her husband live in Springfield, VA with their cat, Godric.  Stephanie enjoys playing sports and board games and attempting to grow vegetables. She volunteers at the Arlington Food Assistance Center and the ARHA Ruby Tucker Center.  Her favorite book is Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.

Natalie Roisman

Treasurer

Natalie G. Roisman is a partner in the Washington, DC office of the boutique law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP. She assists clients in the communications and technology sector, as well as other industries, to navigate strategic advocacy challenges at the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and before the executive branch. Natalie chairs her firm’s women’s initiative and co-chairs its diversity task force. 

 

Natalie has served on various nonprofit boards, including four years as Vice President of Education at her synagogue and a decade on the Federal Communications Bar Association executive committee and FCBA Foundation board of trustees.  She is a membership committee co-chair for the Women’s Bar Association of DC and active in her local chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, which promotes friendships and dialogue among Jewish and Muslim women. She taught as an adjunct at the George Washington University Law School for eight years. 

 

Natalie and her husband, Rich, are 15-year residents of Arlington, Virginia and parents of three children, the oldest a 4th grader in Arlington Public Schools. She is passionate about social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and actively engaged in Arlington County and APS discussions on these issues. Natalie loves ice cream, pandas, tennis, great conversation, and escaping with a good book. 

Her favorite children's book is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Nadya Abu-Rish

Nadya Abu-Rish is a teacher at Beech Tree Elementary School in Fairfax County. She taught kindergarten for six years at Beech Tree before moving on to second grade, which she has taught for six years. Nadya won Most Outstanding Elementary Teacher of Fairfax County’s Region Two for the 2017-2018 school year. She recently graduated with her MA in English Language Learning from Western Governors University. Nadya was selected to be on Scholastic’s Teacher Advisory Board starting in March 2019.

Nadya is passionate about reading and instilling a love of reading in her students. Her favorite time of the school day is reading aloud to her students. In 2012, Nadya began running Beech Tree’s Summer Library, in which she leads weekly visits to two local community centers and gives out books to students. In the summer of 2018, she volunteered with HELPS International and provided professional development in literacy strategies to teachers in St. Avelina, Guatemala.

Nadya was born and raised in Falls Church, Virginia. When she’s not at school, you might find her hanging out with her eight nieces and nephews ages 3 to 19. She loves spending the summer traveling and has been to more than 18 countries. Nadya also loves Jazzercise and writing hand-written notes.

Her favorite children's book is Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems.

Jeff Joseph

Jeff Joseph is the founder and CEO of Starlight Public Affairs, a strategic communications and positioning firm. Prior to founding Starlight, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Strategic Relationships for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 technology companies. CTA also owns and produces CES®  – The Global Stage for Innovation held each year in Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously, Jeff ran communications for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the world’s largest biotechnology trade association. He began his career in public affairs and strategic communications at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide/Washington. Joseph also has been involved in several political campaigns and served as a media consultant and speechwriter for Washington, D.C. Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly.

In his free time, Joseph finds joy in spending time with his wife Lisa and their two teen daughters. He also enjoys sports, discovering new music, debating politics, playing guitar, cooking, traveling, reading, inquiring, and rooting for the Dallas Cowboys and the Princeton University Tigers and Georgetown University Hoyas men’s basketball teams. He is a founding member of a six man semi-acoustic Dad’s rock band which received an Honorable Mention, Best Bands in Arlington, VA from Arlington Magazine.

Joseph is a 1986 graduate of Princeton University where he received a bachelor’s degree in religion.  

His favorite children's book is Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes.

Eby Okonkwo

As a first generation  Nigerian-Cuban American, Eby grew up in Clearwater Florida alongside her two younger brothers and parents. She moved to Washington DC in 2007 to attend George Washington University, where  she studied Biological Science.  Upon graduating, she began teaching as a nursery school teacher at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School and currently teaches Spanish to children in Nursery to 2nd grade. 

 

In 2016, Eby founded Kids Contigo, a childcare service company that provides for the Washington Metropolitan Area.

In her spare time, Eby plays semi-professional women's tackle football. As a member of the Washington Prodigy, she has won  two national titles in United States Women Football League. She currently lives in Washington DC with her dog, Jodie. 

Her favorite children's book is The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen.

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