The Board of Directors 2014
The Lake Barcroft Association (LBA) is a homeowner's association and the governing body for the Lake Barcroft community. The LBA Board of Directors consists of 13 directors, elected by the membership of LBA for two-year terms, with a three term limit.
Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Lake Manager's office at 6425 Lakeview Drive. All regular Board meetings begin at 7:30pm and are open to community members.
Director, (term/term expires), assignments:
Rick Aldrich, (2nd term, 2nd year), Architectural Review Committee
Anne Cullather, (1st term/2nd year), Secretary
Sally Determan, (3rd term/1st year), Vice President
Jim Kilbourne, (3rd term/1st year), President
Eva Kosztarab, (3nd term/2nd year), Legal
Bill Lecos, (1st term/1st year), Security
Shane Oleson, (2nd term/1st year), Publications & Communications
Pat Payne, (3rd term/1st year), Water Safety/Beach
Frank Phillippi, (2nd term/1st year), Maintenance & Improvements
Lee Price, (1st term/2nd year), Treasurer
J. Warren Russell, (3rd term/2nd year), Membership
Diane Smalley, (2nd term/2nd year), Special Events
Betsy Washington, (3rd term/1st year), Environmental Quality
Photos/Election statements of Board members:
RICK ALDRICH and his partner Javier moved to Lake Barcroft in 2005. Rick has been active in the community participating in the Happy Hour group, GLOB, Newcomer’s Club, Labor Day Games and more. On any given weekend you will see Rick and Javier swimming, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, biking, running or otherwise enjoying the benefits of living on Lake Barcroft. You probably have seen them on their boat, which sports American, Spanish and United Nations flags. Rick is an attorney who works for Booz Allen Hamilton providing consulting on cyberlaw issues to the Department of Defense and members of the Intelligence Community. Rick previously served a twenty-year career as an Air Force Judge Advocate which included submitting briefs to the Supreme Court and participating as an amicus in the first televised case of a federal appellate court. Rick was also a White House Fellowship Regional Finalist. A graduate of the Air Force Academy, he volunteers his time as a board member to help a local Congressman select nominees to the Service Academies. He is also active in the local chapter of the UCLA Law School Alumni Association. He is a published author and adjunct faculty member. Rick previously served as President of a homeowners association in Colorado and so is very familiar with the types of issues he would face if elected to the Lake Barcroft Board of Directors. Rick hopes to use his background and experience, along with his love for Lake Barcroft, to seek to ensure its safety, preserve its beauty and retain the value of our homes and community.
ANNE CULLATHER felt she was destined to live in Lake Barcroft since she was a wee-child. In 1960, her family was moving from San Francisco to the DC area, and her parents' Navy friends advised that, after living in Hawaii and San Francisco, if they were destined for DC, they should live in Lake Barcroft. And so the family headed out. But in the 60s, this was the wilderness...and the family got lost...her father wouldn't ask directions... and they ended up in North Springfield, where her dad rented and eventually bought a house! It took many years, and several moves, for Anne to finally get to Lake Barcroft in 2000, where she resides on Lakeview Terrace. Lake Barcroft is such a unique and embracing community -- where neighbors both know each other and look out for each other. Over the years she’s lived here, Anne has come to realize how much work it takes to make a community thrive, and she is devoting her energy to make a contribution to the board and the community.
By way of career background, Anne spent most of her life working in telecommunications, both for MCI and later for Qwest. Anne is employed by Alcalde & Fay, a lobbying firm which represents municipalities across the country. She’s both an advocate for her clients with the Congress, as well as Director of the firm's grant services division. And when she’s not doing that, Anne is dragging her nieces and nephews around on the boat, teaching them to fish and appreciate all that the lake has to offer!
SARA-ANN (Sally) DETERMAN moved to the Lake in 1969 and to her present Pinetree Terrace home in 1973. Her sons went to Baileys Elementary, Glasgow and JEB Stuart. (Her youngest son was a student at Baileys when he died of leukemia.) Sally was on the original committee which created the Watershed Improvement District (WID) after the dam rebuild was required following Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. She served for four years as the first Chair of the WID Trustees. Sally worked primarily on the myriad legal problems involved in establishing the WID, issuing the bonds to rebuild the dam, identifying and contracting for the engineering and construction of the dam, working out agreements for a major silt removal program, and helping to set up the preliminary relationships between the WID and the primary community organizations.
Sally was the first woman partner at Washington’s largest law firm, Hogan & Hartson and was very active in many professional and charitable matters, including serving on the boards (often as an officer) of the Ronald McDonald House, the National Partnership for Women and Families, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (local and national), the ACLU (local and national), the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington. She was elected President of the D.C. Bar and chaired a section and several committees of the American Bar Association.
Sally’s son, Dann, and his family are temporarily living with her, renting out their Pinetree Terrace home while daughter-inlaw Ada takes time out from her career to focus on their young children and additional graduate work. Dann is an attorney with the EEOC. Second son, David, lives with his family in Spotsylvania.
Sally is a recent widow and also recently retired and is looking forward to becoming more involved in Lake Barcroft activities. “Except for my family and other loved ones, there is nothing that enhances my blessed life more than living in Lake Barcroft. And it’s time once again to do what I can to give back.”
JIM KILBOURNE and his wife Diane have lived in Lake Barcroft since 1985. Their two children went to the local public schools (elementary, middle, and high school) that serve Lake Barcroft, were active in sports at the schools, and worked as lifeguards and managers at the Lake.
Jim and Diane love to get out on the Lake as often as they can, be it kayaking or canoeing, bird watching, swimming, or participating in the Spring Beach Cleanup, or end-of-summer Labor Day games. Jim has worked as an attorney for more than 30 years at the U.S. Department of Justice in the environmental area. Water quality, fish and wildlife, and land management issues are but a few of the areas his legal work has focused on.
For the past two years, Jim has been on the LBA Board and served as the Chair of the Architectural Review Committee. He was previously on the Board of Directors from 1990 to 1997, during which he worked on the environmental quality and legal committees and held several officer positions, including President for two years.
EVA KOSZTARAB, and sons Greg and Matt moved to the Lake in 1994. Both of her sons attended Stuart High School, and Eva served as the Volunteer Coordinator and then President of the crew team at Stuart. Currently, Eva is a co-chair of Downtown Attractions for the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club and helps to coordinate the monthly outings to museums, historic houses, etc. for the club. She previously served as Vice President and for two years as a Co-President of the Woman’s Club.
Eva has retired from a 25 year career as an attorney in her own real estate law firm Kosztarab & Clark, and now practices law part-time. She also serves on the Board of Directors for a condo association in Charlottesville, Virginia. Eva participates in many of Lake Barcroft’s activities, such as the Evening Book Club, Barcrofters, Newcomers, Woman’s Club and Barcroft Ladies Investment Program. She enjoys walking in the mornings around the neighborhood, swimming, pontooning and kayaking around the Lake. For two years, Eva served as Secretary on the Lake Barcroft Board. Currently she serves as the Legal Chair and is interested in pursuing the Board’s priorities in collection of delinquent dues, enhancement of neighborhood security and superior maintenance of our common areas.
BILL LECOS moved to the house on Beachway (then Jo Allen) Drive in 1962. Bill began his community leadership development at Bailey’s Elementary School as chalk board monitor in 2nd grade and audio-visual captain in 5th grade. At Glasgow Middle School, Bill served in student government and at Stuart High School was elected SGA President in his senior year. Bill’s service to Lake Barcroft began as a lifeguard for two years and one year as a guard manager. Bill also served as a guard/manager at the late, lamented Barcroft Recreation Center. During these formative years, Bill served as an unpaid intern (manual labor) to his parents and their neighbors as they created many of the great community institutions and traditions that define Lake Barcroft today. In 1998, Bill, his wife Judy and their three daughters assumed ownership of the family homestead. His daughters have followed the family path by attending the same schools, guarding at the same beaches and actively participating in the same community events – although, sadly, none ever served as a chalk
SHANE OLESON As a military dependent, Shane was born in the Philippines, went to high school in Korea and traveled and lived in many places before settling into the D.C. area in 1990. He was first introduced to Lake Barcroft by his wife, Alison Ruh Oleson, in 2000 when he visited her parent’s house on Barger Drive where she grew up. In 2003 they bought her parents’ house and moved into the community to start a family.
Eight years later they moved to the other side of the Lake and have four kids who all enjoy growing up in Lake Barcroft with the water, beaches, parades and all the great people and friends. There really is no other place like it in the world and they feel very fortunate to be part of it.
Shane's formal education is in business and marketing, but after college he went into the technology field and started his own web/software and creative services firm, Keymind. In 2001, he merged his company with a larger full-service consulting company, Axiom Resource Management, Inc., and continues to run it as a division.
Prior to starting his company, he held a variety of jobs including auto mechanic, construction, watchmaker apprentice, and restorer of automobiles, planes and other antique vehicles. He has also been a faculty member at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and served on the board of the Washington, DC Advertising Club and other local technology startup companies.
PAT PAYNE Patricia Payne has lived in Lake Barcroft since 1987. Pat and her partner Nancy were originally introduced to the community by (former) longtime residents John and Gena Simpson and were bedazzled by the beauty of the Lake and the warmth and congeniality of the residents.
Pat, Nancy and daughter Amanda Firestone (now a junior at Catholic University) have made their home on Mansfield Road since 1996.
Pat is a lawyer serving as outside general counsel to a wide range of businesses and nonprofits (as well as individuals) in business, finance, employment and regulatory matters. Pat brings to the community a strong background in communications (BA, University of Michigan), law (JD, Georgetown University Law Center) and finance (MBA, Johns Hopkins University).
With a career now spanning 30 years, Pat prides herself as being a “solutions provider” with unique skills to address – and resolve – the various thorny and unpleasant business and legal issues that occasionally pop up as clouds on the horizon and threaten to darken our day.
In addition to helping resolve business and employment problems, Pat has also been called upon to provide pro bono assistance to community projects including the formation of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Program (providing college scholarships to seniors at JEB Stuart High School demonstrating academic and leadership excellence) and The Wellness Community of Greater Washington, DC (with its outstanding programs that provide hope, education and support for people with cancer and their caregivers) where she now serves on the Board of Directors. Pat has also served as a Member of the Fairfax County, Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance Exception Review Committee (Term: 2006 -2008).
Until now, FRANK PHILLIPPI thought the most valuable contribution to Lake Barcroft was a sturdy wheelbarrow, a pitch fork and a strong back to help out during Beach One’s annual cleanup. After living here for 13 years with his wife, Sandy Udy, and daughter, Jessica, it seemed time to step up his efforts with a chance to serve on the LBA Board.
By way of professional background, Frank is an independent video producer and writer currently working on a documentary on juvenile justice in Missouri. His freelance career has included production work on the Muhammad Ali Center, the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and The Newseum in Washington, D.C. For nine years he was managing editor of video production for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and before that he taught journalism in the School of Communication at American University.
Closer to home, he has served on the board of Lincolnia Park Recreation Club and was treasurer of the PTA at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
Having lived in several other neighborhoods in Arlington and Alexandria, he has found that none of them compare to Lake Barcroft when it comes to a sense of community spirit and cooperation. This is certainly reflected in the hard working volunteers on the LBA Board who have been doing the planning for our community and implementing the many maintenance, beautification and public safety projects that make this such a great place to live.
The challenge for the LBA Board over the next few years is to maintain the high standards of transparency and governance that have served our community so well and made Lake Barcroft the envy of other community associations in Northern Virginia.
The Board has set an example of listening to our needs, researching options and presenting solutions that has served us well. Frank appreciates the opportunity to help continue that tradition by serving on the Board.
LEE PRICE and his wife Kathy have lived in Lake Barcroft for five years. They enjoy walks in the woodsy neighborhood, crossing to Beach 3 to picnic for dinner in summer, watching the wildlife from their kayaks and shared pontoon boat, and the many social activities organized by lake residents. They had lived in the DC area 24 years before learning that Lake Barcroft existed. After discovering it in 2007, they quickly sold their home of 18 years to move to the neighborhood. They first rented for a year in Area 1 and still enjoy socializing with many friends there. They bought a home across from Beach 3 which is convenient for Kathy's morning swim in summer, jumping in a kayak on nice weekend days, watching the fireworks, and enjoying the parades and games.
After growing up in a small Texas town, Lee went to Stanford (where he met Kathy), and then to study economics and law at the University of Michigan. Their two grown sons have pursued their interest and talents in computer science and math. Lee was treasurer of a neighborhood association in Bethesda for a year.
Lee is now a senior risk officer at the FDIC. He has worked for more than 20 years as an economist in government, including stints as Chief Economist at the Commerce Department and several congressional committees. He was research director at a DC think tank and worked a year in New York funding economic research. He adjusted to New York by renting near Prospect Park and walked through the park's woods or botanic garden most days.
Lee believes that Lake Barcroft offers the friendliness and familiarity of a small town, the cultural access of the big city, and remarkable natural beauty. When time allows, he enjoys gardening, theater, and travel.
J. WARREN RUSSELL, and wife, Bonnie Blyth moved to Lake Barcroft 5 years ago. After retirement from the Army, he and his family left Arizona, telling their realtor to look for houses only in this neighborhood. They had been visiting friends who lived around Lake Barcroft since 1984 and knew this was an ideal place to live and call home. Since moving here, Bonnie has been active with the Lake Barcroft Woman’s Club, leading and teaching the Craft Group each month. Warren is an active member of the Newcomers Club and privileged to serve as their Treasurer for the last three years. Warren understands service. He was a career military officer, serving worldwide in the Army for 30 years, and where he commanded intelligence units at the company, battalion and brigade level. Upon retirement from the military, he went to work as the Vice President for Department of Defense Activities at HSA, a Six3 Systems Company. Warren spends most of his time as a Senior Policy Consultant for the Under Secretary of Defense, Intelligence at the Pentagon. With leadership assignments in diverse locations throughout the United States and Europe, he’s gained first-hand experience in resolving community issues and vows to review any and all issues facing our community with a fresh perspective, take a reasonable, common sense approach to problem solving and be open to new ideas that represent today’s environment. Warren appreciates the value of active volunteers, open communication and is willing to promote these values to keep Lake Barcroft a great neighborhood.
DIANE SMALLEY: Diane Smalley and her husband, Ralph, and their children, David and Claire, (now grown and living on their own) moved to Lake Barcroft in 1990. Ralph and Diane became grandparents for the first time three years ago. Diane began her career as an elementary school teacher in New Jersey, but after her family moved to Northern Virginia in 1980, she and Ralph started their own child care business, Creative Play School. After thirty years Diane continues to actively manage the two centers that are located in Alexandria. The two schools employ 35 staff and serve 200 children between the ages of 1 and 10 and are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. In addition, Diane has been an adjunct professor in Early Childhood Education at George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.
Diane has always been active in her community. She was on the board of her local beach community in Westbrook, Connecticut for three years. Diane served on the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Committee when it was formed by her husband Ralph. She was PTA President of Abingdon Elementary School in Alexandria and Treasurer at Belvedere Elementary for two years. She was chair of the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission and a member for twelve years. Diane has been chair, treasurer and board member of the Alexandria Child Care Directors Association as well. She continues her interest in early childhood education as a governor- appointed Commissioner on the Virginia Child Day Care Council.
Diane grew up on the beach in Ventnor, New Jersey. As a 20- year resident of this community, she loves the Lake, boating, the people and the community. In addition to Diane’s extensive management skills as a businesswoman over the past thirty years, she is particularly interested in programs for families and children that enhance the spirit of the Lake Barcroft Community.
BETSY WASHINGTON Betsy Washington has lived in Lake Barcroft since 2001, along with husband Kevin Howe, and son Joshua Howe. They were drawn to this unique community because of the Lake, and the incredible natural beauty and wildlife. Once here, they fell in love with the great sense of community that is so unique to Lake Barcroft.
Betsy has served on the LBA Board for the past three years as Environmental Quality Chair and been a member of the Newsletter staff since 2003, where she has enjoyed sharing her passion for horticulture, conservation landscaping and wildlife. She has also been an active member of the Maintenance and Improvements Committee and designed and helped implement the Beach 5 Resource Protection Area Garden that won the Chesapeake Conservation Landscape Council’s first place prize for best community/association garden. You can often find Betsy there doing a little weeding, pruning, and wildlife gazing.
Betsy pursues her twin passions for landscaping and teaching at George Washington University where she is head of the plants program in the Landscape Design and Sustainable Design Programs. In a “former life,” Betsy was a marine biologist and illustrator and worked on larval fishes of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Gulf coasts as well as of the Amazon River. She feels that her background in biology has given her a unique perspective on watershed protection, and wildlife enhancement.
When not teaching or gardening, Betsy’s favorite pastimes are swimming in the Lake with her two dogs, Lucky and ‘Pupsqueak’, aka Kayak, hiking with her family, cross country skiing, sea kayaking, yoga, and beading. Betsy loves giving back to this wonderful community by working to protect our Lake and urban forest and working with others to create a comprehensive community resource on Lake Barcroft’s natural history, conservation landscaping techniques, watershed protection, and promotion and protection of our amazing wildlife.