Who We Are

The 21-member board is responsible for organizing NCAC-APA events, such as local planning conferences, awards ceremonies, social happy hours, volunteer opportunities, and CM & AICP training. The board also promotes planning in the community and encourages professional development within the industry.

Terms are two years in duration and require attendance at monthly board meetings and participation in chapter activities. Elections occurred in 2018 for the January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2020 term.

NCAC-APA 2019 to 2020 Executive Board


President: Paul Moyer, Jacobs

President-Elect: vacant

Professional Development Officer: Clark Larson, City of Rockville Community Planning and Development Services Department

Professional Development Officer-Elect: Mark Lewis-Degrace, M-NCPPC, Prince’s George’s County Planning Department

Vice President for Communications: Lindsay Smith, Planning and Food Systems Consultant

Vice President of Diversity & Outreach: Radhika Mohan, City of Alexandria Neighborhood Planning and Community Development Division                                              

Vice President of Membership: Kayla Gail Anthony, Brailsford and Dunlavey                   

Secretary: Laura Searfoss, Enterprise Community Partners

Treasurer: Lee Dwyer, Golden Triangle Business Improvement District

At-Large Directors

Jose Ayala, City of Alexandria, Neighborhood Planning and Community Development Division   

Erkin Ozberk, District of Columbia Office of Planning

Natalie Patterson, The Institute for Community Economics and the National Housing Trust Community Development Fund       

Christian Pulley, City of Laurel, MD, Department of Economic and Community Development                  

Elena Romero, Axis Architects                                                                                                                          

Allie Thompson           

Faculty Representatives

Andrew Bernish, George Washington University, Sustainable Urban Planning Program

Uwe Brandes, Georgetown University, Urban and Regional Planning Program

Casey Dawkins, University of Maryland, Urban Studies and Planning Program

Student Representatives

Becca Garman, George Washington University                                                                 

Shayna Goldsmith, Georgetown University                                                                                

Carlos Pazmino, Georgetown University                                                                        

Russell Ottalini, University of Maryland