Officers & Directors

2019 - 20 Board of Directors

The Metropolitan Washington Chapter is structured with a Board of Directors, an Advisory Board, and active committees.  Key focal responsibilities for these committees are:   Membership, University Relations, Development, Activities, Communications, Finance, and Administration.  Our fiscal year extends from the period starting July 1 through June 30.


Co-Presidents                                                        Danielle Robinson & Patricia T. Sparrell

Co-Vice Presidents University Relations       Miriam Erickson & Anne Wingo

Vice President Development                             Kristen Bloschock

Co-Vice Presidents Membership                     Michelle Bailey & Susan Trice

Vice President Finance                                       Sharon Gross

Vice President Administration                         Sarah Doverspike

Co-Vice Presidents Activities                            Marie Carr & Mary Jo Ruane

Co-Vice Presidents Communications              Elli Nesbitt & Ashley Rehr

Treasurer                                                                Silvija Strikis

Secretary                                                                Karen Finkbiner

Directors At Large

Lynn Dillon

Nita Hoernig

Rebecca McNeilly

Beth Parker

Doris Pierson

Other Postions of Leadership

Endowment; Jane Riddle

Assistant Treasuer; Marlene Bekey

Heartline; Beth Parker


Metro Washington Chapter Online Silent Fundraising Auction

Support STEM in the US!

The ARCS Metro Washington Chapter is hosting an amazing Silent Auction! All of our traditional events have been cancelled but this is a great opportunity to have some fun supporting our cause online. Please share this auction with your friends and family and bid bid bid to help support our scholars!  

ARCS Silent Auction - Bidding Owl

We are also accepting donations to our FUND A SCHOLAR drive. Click HERE to Fund a Scholar. 100% of this donation goes to support our scholars.  If interested in providing Corporate Support, please email us at:

 ARCS® Foundation is a nationally recognized nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started and run entirely by women who boost American leadership and aid advancement in science and technology. To address the country's need for new scientists and engineers, we provide unrestricted funding to help the country's brightest graduate and undergraduate students create new knowledge and innovative technologies. The Metro Washington Chapter has been active for over 50 years and supports the following universities: Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Georgetown University, George Washington University and University of Virginia. Click HERE to learn more about ARCS/MWC.