Board Bios

Executive Board

President: Michael Brown, AICP, is planner supervisor with Montgomery County Planning Department where he leads the comprehensive planning and implementation team for communities within the Washington DC metropolitan urban ring. He has held previous leadership positions within APA including treasurer and president-elect of APA National Capital and student representative of APA Illinois. Brown is also an active member of Washington Urban Land Institute and sits on the board of directors for Leadership Montgomery, an organization that educates, inspires, convenes and connects leaders to advance Montgomery County. An AICP member since 2009, Brown holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Hampton University, Virginia and master degree in urban planning and policy from University of Illinois at Chicago.

President-Elect: Bobby Boone, AICP, currently serves as a Senior Research Strategist at Streetsense, an experience focused design and strategy firm. In this role he leads research, analysis, and strategy tasks for a variety of retail, restaurant, and hospitality projects throughout the world with a primary focus of creating equitable retail districts. Prior to assuming the role as President-Elect, Bobby served as Director-at-Large for the National Capital Area Chapter. Additional discretionary time is spent writing about retail issues in blogs and magazines, and serving as the co-chair for the Communications Committee for the local Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumni chapter. At FAMU is where he received his Bachelor of Architecture, and later went on to receive a Masters of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.

Professional Development Officer: Matt Ladd, AICP, is a principal planner with the Arlington County’s Planning Division. He has more than ten years of public sector planning experience in Northern Virginia, including work on the  nationally-recognized Comprehensive Plan for Tysons Corner. Matt has served on the board of the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association since 2012, and he has managed the annual chapter conference and chapter nominations to the AICP College of Fellows. He holds a bachelor’s degree in urban studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and a master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.

Professional Development Officer-Elect: Clark Larson, AICP, is the GIS Specialist for the City of Rockville, MD Planning Department where he crafts visual representations and data analyses for the city’s planning initiatives. He returns to the Board as the Professional Development Officer – Elect from his previous two terms as a board member at-large. Prior to moving to the DC area in 2011, Clark worked as a planner in California’s Monterey Bay Area and an associate at the University of Virginia’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation.  He received his Master’s Degree in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia in 2007 and Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2003. Clark is an avid cyclist, outdoorsman, and father (not mutually exclusive).

Vice President for Communications: Erkin Ozberk, AICP, is a Community Planner with the District of Columbia Office of Planning in the Neighborhood Planning Division. Erkin worked as a Planner for the City of Takoma Park managing projects at the intersection of transportation, land use, and economic development, and has also worked for the Toronto City Planning Division. He holds a Master’s degree in Planning from York University in Toronto and returns the NCAC-APA board for his second term as VP for Communications.

Vice President of Diversity & Outreach: Radhika Mohan is a Principal Planner in the Neighborhood Planning and Community Development Division of the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s Department of Planning and Zoning. In this role, she leads complex, interdepartmental projects and their engagement with the community. Prior to working for the City of Alexandria, Radhika was Senior Program Manager for the Mayor’s Institute on City Design (MICD), a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural Foundation and the US Conference of Mayors. At MICD, Radhika worked with over 100 mayors and design professionals around the country on urban planning challenges and opportunities. Radhika holds Master’s Degrees in City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Architecture from the University of Minnesota.


Secretary: Paul Moyer


Treasurer:
 After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, Joshua Sloan turned his interest in plant ecology toward the design world obtaining a Masters of Landscape Architecture.  He is now a registered landscape architect and certified planner with over two decade’s experience in public and private practice.  After starting in the design-build realm of landscape design, he spent several years at the Montgomery County Planning Department where he supervised development review along the I-270 corridor and worked on the Zoning Rewrite published in 2014.  He is now director of Planning and Landscape Architecture at VIKA MD focusing on interdisciplinary planning and urban design of smart growth, infill, and TOD projects through sustainability practices such as LEED ND and SITES.

At-Large Director: As a community planner and consultant at Brailsford and Dunlavey, Kayla Anthony‘s work has focused on public K-12 facilities planning, parks and recreation planning, market analysis, and economic impact analysis. Kayla received a Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Regional Planning and Communications from The University of Alabama.

At-Large Director: Jose Carlos Ayala, CNU-A, is an Urban Planner and Designer with the City of Alexandria’s Department of Planning and Zoning in the Neighborhood Planning and Community Development Division.  His duties as an Urban Planner/Designer include providing community-based long-range planning and analysis regarding development and advising other City agencies on land use, design and other planning issues. Ayala has been an active accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the American Planning Association since 2011. He served on the City of Orlando’s (FL), Zoning Adjustment Board and as Planning and Zoning Commissioner-at-Large. Additionally, Ayala served the City of Orlando Main Street Program on a pro-bono basis. Ayala holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental and Growth Management Studies and a Master’s degree in Planning in Civic Urbanism, both from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida.

At-Large Director: Lindsay Oluyede has more than a decade of experience in multimodal transportation and sustainability. She is a consultant at ICF, and previously worked in the non-profit sector at Rails-to- Trails Conservancy and American Rivers. She received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Tech and a BA from Tulane University.

At-Large Director: Elena Romero

At-Large Director: Kimisha Sellers, LEED AP BD+C, is a Community Planner with the Department of the Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC). She has worked in both architecture and urban planning for over ten years in the private, non-profit, local and federal government sectors. Throughout her school and professional careers, she has been an active member and/or served on a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Planning Association NY Metro and Maryland Chapters. She hopes to bridge both architecture and urban planning to tackle growing issues in metropolitan areas both within the US and abroad. Ms. Sellers has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Urban Planning from New York University.

At-Large Director: Lindsay Smith, AICP, is a planning and food systems consultant; currently working with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) to launch a Regional Food Systems Program. She is serving her second term as an At-Large-Director for NCAC APA after joining the Board in January 2015. Prior to independent consulting, Lindsay practiced planning in the Prince George’s County, MD. She’s also consulted on land conservation, served as a coordinator for the Montgomery County Food Council, and consulted with philanthropy on strengthening regional food systems and improving food access. Lindsay holds a master’s in urban planning and a master’s in environmental policy from the University of Michigan. She is a member of several local agriculture organizations and part of the current cohort of VALOR, an agricultural leadership development program in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Faculty Representatives

Bob Brosnan, The Catholic University of America, City and Regional Planning Program

Andrew Bernish, AICP, GISP, is a member of the faculty in George Washington University’s Sustainable Urban Planning Department where he teaches a Principles of Urban Planning course and co-leads an annual international planning studio in South Korea and Bangladesh. He holds a master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Maryland and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Andrew has worked as an Associate Planner with Ayers Saint Gross and also as a state planner with the Maryland Department of Planning. Andrew served in South Africa with the US Peace Corps in the Education and Community Resource Program. Andrew serves as George Washington University’s Faculty Representative to the National Capital Area Chapter of the American Planning Association and the webmaster for the Maryland Chapter of the American Planning Association.

Peter James Kralovec is Program Director of Georgetown University’s Urban & Regional Planning program. Prior to Georgetown, Peter served on the White House Council on Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2), an inter-agency initiative created by President Obama in 2012 to spark economic rebound in distressed urban communities across the country. In addition to SC2, Peter supported HUD’s research mission as an author and co-editor for Evidence Matters, HUD’s quarterly publication covering new research in housing and community development. Peter has also served as Legislative Assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice and Director of Policy and Development for Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, Peter received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his Master of Urban Planning from the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.

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

Student Representatives

(Vacant), The Catholic University of America, City and Regional Planning Program

Rick Reyor, George Washington University, Sustainable Urban Planning Program,

Emily Russell is a Major Gifts Officer at African Wildlife Foundation and the Georgetown University student representative for the National Capital Area Chapter of the APA. In Georgetown’s Urban and Regional Planning masters program, Emily is pursuing her passion for engaging and advocating for communities in the planning process. Her post-undergraduate career has focused on fundraising efforts related to international development and conservation. Emily is also a member of Georgetown URP’s Student Life Committee, where she strives to connect and promote shared learning among fellow students, faculty, and planning practitioners.

Andrew Seguin is a Master of Community Planning Student at the University of Maryland. Andrew is also a Graduate Assistant for the UMD Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and is Treasurer of the UMD Student Planning Association. Prior to his time at UMD, Andrew served in Morocco as a Youth Development Volunteer for the Peace Corps. Andrew received his Bachelor of Arts in History of Public Policy and Political Science at University of California, Santa Barbara.