Chair: Tricia Duncan
Vice Chair: Bernie Horn
Treasurer: Marilyn Nowalk
Secretary: Jeremy Joseph
Chuck Elkins - 3D01
Chuck worked for the Federal Environmental Protection Agency for 25 years where at various times he directed each of the nationwide programs on air pollution, pesticides, toxic chemicals, radiation, noise, and stratospheric ozone. Chuck then worked for 20 years as an environmental consultant focused on trying to persuade agencies to make sound policy decisions. He has lived in Wesley Heights for over 36 years with his wife, Betsy White. Together they have three grown children.
Chuck is focused on preserving the wonderful residential character of Wesley Heights, developing a constructive and effective relationship between the neighborhood and American University, and reducing crime and unsafe driving throughout Wesley Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Tricia Duncan- 3D02
Tricia Duncan has lived in the ANC3D for over 20 years with her husband, Gary Duncan, where they are raising two boys (15 and 18yo). She served as the PTO President at Key Elementary for two years and then was the president of the Palisades Community Association before being elected as an ANC Commissioner. Her family is a member at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church and she serves on the board of the Palisades Community Fund. She has worked on securing funding for neighborhood improvements at our parks, strengthening our neighborhood public schools, and keeping an eye on transportation and commercial development in the neighborhood. Prior to having children her professional career was in commercial real estate development and management. She also co-founded Eagle Eye Tutoring, a thriving small business in Glen Echo.
QUENTIN COLÓN ROOSEVELT - 3D03
Quentin is a lifelong resident of Spring Valley and was born at Georgetown University Hospital in 2004. He currently lives with his father and two sisters on Massachusetts Avenue. Quentin and his sisters have attended public and public charter schools throughout the city, including Horace Mann Elementary, Hardy Middle School, and Jackson-Reed High School. Quentin is committed to strengthening the public school network in Ward 3 and DC to ensure every child in Washington can access an excellent education. He also knows that the best way to ensure this is to keep neighborhoods safe and accessible through reliable public transportation and by reducing crime and reckless driving.
Quentin has worked for both national and local-level political campaigns and saw serving as ANC as the best way for him to create positive change in his community. He is a first-term commissioner excited to serve his neighbors and the District in this capacity. Quentin believes that DC can do more to be environmentally friendly, sustainable, and safe and hopes that the city can serve as a model to the rest of the country in its diversity, strength, and achievement. He loves Spring Valley and its green spaces, small businesses, and residents, and he wants to ensure that it remains a safe, healthy, and strong community that welcomes and supports new and current families.
JEREMY JOSEPH- 3D04
Jeremy Joseph has been a committed public servant for most of his career, including working in every branch of the federal government. Before graduating from Dartmouth College Jeremy decided against taking a job in a prestigious Wall Street firm in favor of joining the United States Marine Corps in 2000 as an intelligence officer. Following graduation from Georgetown University law school, Jeremy served as a federal law clerk before working in private practice in the Washington office of an international law firm. In 2013, Jeremy returned to federal service as Deputy Counsel to then-Vice President Joe Biden and continued as General Counsel for the national service agency AmeriCorps and then Chief of Staff to a Member of the House of Representatives. In 2018, Jeremy joined In-Q-Tel, Inc. and currently serves as its Deputy General Counsel. In-Q-Tel is a not-for-profit, strategic venture capital investor chartered by the U.S. government with a mission to identify, adapt, and deliver cutting-edge technologies and technology-related insights on behalf of the U.S. intelligence and national security communities.
As residents of Washington, DC since 2004, Jeremy and his wife jumped at the opportunity to relocate to the Palisades in 2008 to start their family. Jeremy and his wife have two children in DCPS, and are champions and advocates for DCPS to provide the very best education and experience of any school system in America to its many students across the city.
Jeremy was inspired to become involved in local issues and serve on the ANC by other local residents who demonstrated how much can be achieved to improve our community with focused collaboration.
Bernie Horn has worked on public issues for the past 30 years as a lawyer, a lobbyist, and a policy director for nonprofit groups. Currently, he’s the Senior Director for Policy and Communications at the Public Leadership Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on state and municipal issues from schools, housing and transportation to healthcare, civil rights and criminal justice.
A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the Georgetown University Law Center, Bernie has led efforts to defend abortion rights, lower prescription drug prices, and strengthen gun laws. He and his wife have lived on Reservoir Road for the past 20 years.
Marilyn Nowalk - 3D06
Marilyn lives on Salem Lane NW with her husband, Steve Kirk, and recently became an empty-nester as her twin sons headed off to college in the Fall of 2022. As a first-time ANC commissioner, Marilyn is excited for the opportunity to serve the community in this volunteer position. She looks forward to finding new ways to make the neighborhood more welcoming to new and existing families, more accessible by public transportation, safe, and environmentally friendly. As the parent of DCPS and DC charter school graduates, she cares profoundly about publicly-funded schools and making an excellent education accessible to all District children.
Professionally, Marilyn has served in leadership positions in financial services and high-tech firms, and for 10 years, managed a DC-based consulting firm which she founded. Her experience as a project and program manager provides much-needed skills for the ANC commissioner position: data analysis, communications, stakeholder management, negotiation, conflict resolution, and risk management, among others.
While this is her first civic position, Marilyn has served on several non-profit boards. She is the Co-Chair of the St. Etienne Partnership, which supports a school and village in Haiti. She is a founding adult for Troop 248, the first all-girls BSA troop in the nation's capital, and serves as the adult Treasurer of Boy Scout Troop 666, in which her sons earned their Eagle Scout awards. She also served for many years on the Vestry of St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, and continues to be active in several church ministries.
Marilyn is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in Economics and English, and an MBA from Seton Hall University. When not working, volunteering, or spending time with family, Marilyn can be found traveling the world, reading, cooking, camping, and snuggling her two dogs.
J.P. Szymkowicz - 3D07
J.P. is a Fifth Generation Resident of the District of Columbia who lives in Foxhall Village with his wife, Lauren. J.P.’s parents also live in Foxhall Village and Lauren grew up on Sherier Place in the Palisades. J.P. graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Finance and is a lawyer who practices law with his father in Szymkowicz & Szymkowicz, LLP. J.P. is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, the State of New York and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Lauren is a graphic designer who owns Abstract Orange Design. J.P. is a member of the Board of Directors of the Foxhall Community Citizens Association and is the FCCA’s representative to the Georgetown Community Partners’ Environment and Landlord Initiatives Working Group. In their spare time, J.P. and Lauren enjoy going to movies and are currently on a tour of the Fifty State Capitol buildings and have visited 34 capitols in their quest to learn more about our great country and the people who live there.