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ABOUT MCCA

Montgomery Child Care Board Members

Montgomery Child Care Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is registered in the state of Maryland and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are distinguished professionals and experts in the fields of early care, education, health, nonprofit management, recreation, business, law and finance.

 

 



OFFICERS

2015-2016

President
Stephen F. Riley


Vice President and Interim Secretary

Rhian McGrath
Treasurer

Pam Wilson


Executive Director
Michelle Martineau Green



MEMBER AT LARGE

Stefanie J. Powers, MS

 

 


BOARD BIOGRAPHIES

PRESIDENT
Steve Riley: Steve Riley is the Executive Director of Potomac Community Resources, Inc. (PCR), a Maryland nonprofit corporation that provides a range of award-winning therapeutic social, recreational and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences in Montgomery County, Maryland.   He was among PCR’s founders in 1994, served on the its Board of Directors from 2001 through 2008, and as its President from 2001 to 2007.  For information about PCR and its programs, please visit www.pcr-inc.org.

Steve is a member of the Montgomery County Commission on People with Disabilities, and its Housing Task Force.  Commission members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council.  He is also a member of the boards of directors of Rosaria Communities, Inc., a special-purpose nonprofit corporation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington that develops homes for persons with developmental disabilities.

An attorney, Steve’s twenty-five year international law and government relations practice focused on Southern African matters. He is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America and Georgetown University.  He and his wife Joan Burggraf Riley are the parents of two adult children, both of whom are alumnae of MCCA Beverly Farms.

 



VICE PRESIDENT AND INTERIM SECRETARY

Rhian McGrath:

Rhian McGrath is a divorce attorney in the Family Law group at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland. Well-versed in all aspects of divorce law, including matters involving custody, complex litigation, child support, alimony and domestic violence, Rhian brings significant trial and courtroom experience to her practice. Rhian’s strength is her ability to work with her clients to assess the best course of action for their particular circumstances, weighing the cost of litigation against the likelihood of success with alternative dispute resolution. Known for her energy, empathy and talent, Rhian represents clients with complex legal issues such as multi-jurisdictional property cases, valuation of unique real estate, and high-conflict custody cases. She also works on issues that confront business owners and their spouses, such as valuing corporate assets, complex tax issues and stock distributions. Prior to joining Lerch Early, Rhian practiced complex civil litigation, including contract, commercial and real estate disputes, giving her a background in business and litigation that is important when looking after her clients’ business interests.
Rhian also works with young professionals looking for a fresh start without costly divorce litigation. She often represents people involved in domestic violence disputes, helping clients seek protective orders, and defending those accused of domestic violence.
She remains up-to-date on the latest developments in family law with her work with the Montgomery County Bar Association, as a member of several Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County committees, and as a Barrister of the Inns of Court of Montgomery County. Rhian is the current chair of the Montgomery County Bar Association’s Professionalism & Quality of Life Committee and previously co-chaired its Family Law Section.
Rhian received a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University and her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Upon completion of law school, she served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable James L. Ryan in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Md., She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Rhian is listed in the Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and was named a “Rising Star” by Maryland Super Lawyers magazine. When she’s not helping clients, she enjoys reading, being outdoors and traveling.

 

 



TREASURER

Pam Wilson:  Pam has been a Montgomery County resident and business leader for over twenty years. Pam began her career in banking and is now Senior Vice-President of Colombo Bank. Pam is a very active community volunteer. She is Past President and a current Board Member of the Kiwanis Service Club of Wheaton, and is a member of the Wheaton/Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce. She has served on several community committees and boards, including the Wheaton Community Revitalization Project. Pam loves children, and has raised two wonderful daughters.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Michelle Martineu Green:

Michelle joined Montgomery Child Care Association (MCCA) in February 2012 as its Executive Director.  She developed her understanding of the importance of early care and education and passion for making a difference for young children during her tenure as the Chief Operating Officer for ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, a national nonprofit dedicated to the health and development of children and families.  At ZERO TO THREE she led the organization's financial, development, communications and publishing functions and provided finance and accounting oversight, individual fundraising, brand management and media relations expertise to the organization. She was also the Publisher and business executive for the Zero To Three Journal and Press, the organization's commercial book and journal publishing function.
Michelle started her career at Marriott Corporation and was a corporate officer and member of executive staff at HMSHost, a former operating division of Marriott. At HMSHost she was responsible for prioritizing business line objectives, deploying capital resources to improve competitive positioning and increase shareholder value; identifying acquisition targets, strategic partners and growth options for the company's world-wide base of airport food, beverage, retail and duty-free concessions.
Michelle graduated from Bentley College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She is married and has three children.



BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE

Stefanie Powers:

 

As Parent Council President at MCCA’s Kensington/Forest Glen location from 2004-2006, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care and longtime Montgomery County resident, Stefanie brings an exciting mix of subject matter expertise and direct experience to the Board of Directors at MCCA. 
Stefanie is the Editor-in –Chief for the Zero To Three Journal, an authoritative periodical that showcases research and best practices for early care and education professionals worldwide published by ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families.  Prior to leading the Journal, Stefanie worked as a Senior Program Associate at ZERO TO THREE where she provided training and technical assistance to Early Head Start programs serving low income pregnant women and families with infants and toddlers. She has also worked as a Child Development Specialist for a number of organizations where she focused on providing family focused early intervention, training and treatment strategies.
A graduate of the University of Colorado, Stefanie holds Masters of Science degrees in Human Development and Family studies and Special Education, Infant Mental Health from Colorado State University and John Hopkins University – School of Continuing Education, respectively.  She is married and has two children.





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