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Mount Pleasant Village, Washington, DC: Celebrating the opportunities and meeting the challenges of aging

The Mount Pleasant Village Board of Directors


Katharine Tyler, President

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 30 years.   B.Sc (Sociology) and MA (Human Resources).  27 years’ experience in Human Resources at the World Bank and 15 years previous experience in HR in the UK. Volunteer Social Working in London and former officer and director; Historic Mt. Pleasant.


Bonnie Cain, Vice President and Events

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 35 years.  B.A. M.A. and PhD.  Former DC Council education advisor. Former DC ANC commissioner and publisher, for 9 years, of local newspaper for Ward One communities.  Involved in civic engagement training for adults newly resident in the District and is currently chair of the Multicultural Community Service. 

Rebecca Shannon, Treasurer

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 32 years.  B.A and M.A.  25 years’ experience as a proposal and marketing writer, editor and manager.  Contributed to the community as a volunteer by writing articles for local publications, organizing art events and supporting a range of progressive programs to address social issues.


Mary Hill Rojas, Co-Secretary

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 15 years.  Former school administrator and teacher in Montevideo, Uruguay for 13 years; faculty member at Virginia Tech in international studies for 15 years and president of her professional association.  President, Rojas International, Consultants.  Officer and board member All Souls Unitarian church.  She is a Master Naturalist.


Bob Hoffman, Co-Secretary

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 40 years.  B.A. and LLD.  Attorney licensed in Washington, DC and New York.  Retired attorney and administrator for national AARP.  Credentialed volunteer for DC public schools serving as reading mentor and chess program director/coach.  Former Board Member, DC Stoddart Soccer League and is theCommunity Representative on the Bancroft Elementary School Local School Advisory Committee. 


Rob Fleming

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 39 years. B.A., MPA in Science Policy.  Former US Department of Commerce employee doing White House policy support, planning and program evaluation, and grants administration.  Three-term ANC commissioner.  Officer and director of community-based organizations. Recovery advocate and substance abuse policy advisor to DC Council, two mayors, Councilmembers and Committees, and government agencies, and founding Board Member and Vice Chair of Neighbors' Consejo, Mount Pleasant's homeless services organization.


Elinor Hart, Volunteer Services Chair

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 40 years.  Officer and director; Mount Pleasant Main Street, Historic Mount Pleasant, Neighbors’ Consejo, League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area. 


Sharon Hart

Recent resident of Mount Pleasant.  Degrees in Education, business and anthropology.  Former public school teacher and administrator.  Previous volunteer with foster children, seniors and environmental organizations.  Current volunteer at Smithsonian, Library of Congress, National Park Service and American Association of University Women.


Linda Low

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 45 years.  14+ years’ experience teaching in Europe and Bethesda, Maryland.  Former member and chair of the ANC.  Served as president for the Rapidan Camp from 1984-1989.  Former preservation consultant.  Officer and board member of Historic Mt. Pleasant.  Real estate agent for the past 32 years.


Darlene Meskell, Communications Chair

Resident of Mt. Pleasant for 26 years. B.S., M.S., MBA. Retired from the US General Services Administration.  Previously worked as a management consultant, reporter and editor.  Former board member of Mt. Pleasant Main Street, American Council for Technology, and (currently) Katie Johnson Fellowship International.


Susan Rees, Partnership Chair

Resident of Mount Pleasant for 23 years.  B.A and M.A.  30 years’ experience in non-profit work.  Former Executive Director and board member, Coalition on Human Needs.  Former director of policy for McAuley Institute and Wider Opportunities for Women.