KIM CHI HA
Executive Director of Finance and Communications
Kim graduated from JMU in 2007 with a B.A. in English and Political Science. After a stint of internships on Capitol Hill and at The Hill, she moved to Italy to attain her M.A. in Political Science. She also has an M.A. in Communication from American University. She's freelanced for the Washington City Paper and the Washington Post. She currently works as an Executive Assistant at Grant Thornton, loves all things bread and pasta, watching ESPN and exploring cities she's never been.
Executive Director of Marketing and Community Outreach
Ivana graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Business and Liberal Arts. After undergrad, she moved back to the D.C. metro region and works as a Management Consultant. Throughout her life, she sought to help others leading various volunteering projects in her community. She loves a good cup of coffee, pushing her limits, and her favorite story is The Little Prince.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Samantha was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She has interned with the Smithsonian several times doing various plant research projects and is now a Plant Healthcare Specialist at Bartlett Tree Experts. Her hobbies are cooking, volleyball, and falling asleep during movies.
Liz graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Communications in a concentration of Media Productions in 2017. She is now a Project Coordinator at Tech Data working with the best team a gal can ask for in the Public Sector. Helping others has always been a passion of hers, Liz is excited how far Me&You has gotten since the beginning. Liz's hobbies are eating buffalo wings, singing karaoke, and cuddling with her massive dog on rainy days watching re-runs of Friends.
Rita Hsieh holds a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Roanoke College. She has spent fifteen years in the accounting profession, the last ten of which in nonprofit. She has a passion for education and helping others. Her three big loves are family, food, and pool (in no particular order).
Lauren took a less traditional path in life, opting to jump straight into the workforce to start a career in government contracting and ultimately landing a career in the world of personal security. Helping others is something that has been instilled in her from a young age, growing up her family was quick to help others in their time of need, taking in whole families at various times! After experiencing a huge personal loss, Lauren realized that helping others was not only a passion of hers, but was also the only thing that could help fill a void left in her life. Outside of that, she has two spoiled dogs, gets her sunny disposition from a healthy addiction of large amounts of espresso.
Nina is beyond thrilled to join Me & You as a volunteer, Brand Ambassador, and as one of the newest members of its Board of Directors. A dental professional by day who moonlights as an event stylist & owner of her own event styling biz Confetti Memories, this former teacher is truly passionate about helping people and making them smile. When she's not volunteering or working, you might find Nina writing poetry, listening to some good old 90's Hip Hop and R&B, or just cozied up on the couch watching movies with her husband and their dog Scruffee, who's also a Me&You Ambassador repping for all our fur friends!
Madison Bondoc is a Maryland local, who works as a clinical engineer/Government contractor in the Navy. In addition to being a Me & You Ambassador, she leads the DMV chapter e-NABLE D.C., a volunteer group that 3D prints upper limb prosthetics for those in need. Her hobbies include watercolor painting, bouldering, and dancing. She has two tuxedo cat furbabies Morgana, and Daimyo.
Philippines born, Northern Virginia grown. Michelle holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Design from JMU. She currently works as a Project Manager at a local residential architecture firm and teaches Vinyasa Yoga on the side. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling around the world with her husband, hiking with their adorable pup, flipping houses on the side, and fishing at local ponds.