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FAR Board Election Results for 2018-2020

Leila Green, CPA (Re-elected for a second term)
Leila Green is the Vice President, Business Operations at RTCA, Inc., a DC non-profit organization focus on aviation standards. In her role with RTCA, Inc. Leila manages the Finance/Accounting, Human Resources and Operations for the organization. Leila joined the Finance and Administration Roundtable in 2013 while working as the Controller at the Institute for Industrial Productivity. She has almost twenty years of experience, focused in both non-profit and aviation manufacturing environments. Leila is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, and earned both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from American University in Washington, DC. Since joining FAR she has participated on both the Membership and Program Committees and is currently FAR’s Treasurer.

John Roane (Re-elected for a second term)

I’ve served as the Vice President of Operations for AIDS United and held other executive level positions in the DC association community for over 18 years. I immensely enjoy the association environment, especially when connected to a dynamic and motivating mission. My experience includes strategic plan creation, execution and evaluation, association communications and marketing, constituency relations, federal advocacy, and association compliance and operations. Other senior level positions have been held in the private and government sectors. I have eight years of volunteer board experience that straddled two community-based non-profits, and extensive front-line volunteer experience.

Over the years, FAR programing and networking opportunities have enriched my professional capacity and effectiveness and provided abundant fun! I joined the board two years ago, and this experience amplified my respect and appreciation for FAR. I seek re-election to the board to continue contributing to FAR’s transformative strategic plan.


Mark Hornby, CPA
Mark joined the FCCLA national staff as Director of Finance in March 2014 after being the Sr. Accounting Manager at the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc, (ABC). Prior to working with ABC, Mark was a Manager at Johnson Lambert LLP, (JL) a public accounting firm, that specializes in auditing non-profit organizations. Mark joined JL back in 2006, after he received a Masters in Accounting (2006) and Bachelors in Accounting (2005) from James Madison University. In August 2016, Mark’s title changed to Director of Operations to better reflect the role he plays in overseeing the finance, IT, HR and building aspects of the organization. 

Mark was the recipient of the Rising Star award at the 2017 Non Profit CFO of the Year Awards.

In his spare time, Mark serves as the Treasurer for Food For Others, a food pantry serving the Northern Virginia community. Mark also enjoys playing golf, working out and spending time with his wife, Brittany, daughter, Leigh, and dog, Tucker.

  Carolyn Lanham, CAE

Carolyn is an association leader with over twenty years of association management experience. She served in various roles with the American College of Cardiology from 1991 to 2006 and then joined the American Institute of Architects where she served as Sr. Director of Executive Office Operations. In 2011, she joined the American Society of Addiction Medicine as the Chief Operating Officer. Carolyn’s portfolio of activities includes finance, governance, operations, information technology, human resources, membership and marketing.

Carolyn has been a FAR member since 2016. She has participated in and hosted breakfast briefings, attended monthly luncheon meetings and recently enjoyed the first FAR Conference. Carolyn earned her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in 2009 and is active in the American Society of Association Executives, having served on both the Executive and the Finance & Business Operations Section Councils. Carolyn is also a member of the national and local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a founding member of a self-forming network of Chief Operating Officers.

Carolyn received the 2017 Washington Executive Management Award Winner from SmartCEO Magazine.

  Nathan Perrine, CAE, CGMA, CPA

Nathan Perrine has occupied the Chief Financial Officer role at the Auto Care Association for the past two years. In his role as CFO, Nathan is responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting, as well as all human resource functions and office operations. Auto Care Association is a trade group representing motor vehicle aftermarket suppliers, distributors, and parts installers.

Before his time at Auto Care Association, Nathan was the CFO and VP of Administration for the American Coatings Association.

Nathan also was a member of the board of directors for Professional Examination Service (ProExam), a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. Nathan served on the board for six years, included three years as Treasurer, helping to guide ProExam’s business model transformation which culminated in a merger with ACT, a testing company.

Nathan resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife and five children. Nathan’s interests include sports (both watching and playing), music (a trained cellist, he played professionally), auto maintenance (he turns his own wrenches whenever he can), and filling his commutes with podcasts about science, business, psychology, and more.

Suzanne Shomers, CAE, MBA
Currently is the Vice President of Finance and Administration for the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and the OPEI Education Research Foundation.

Prior to OPEI, Suzanne served as the chief financial and administrative role for the American Apparel & Footwear Association, Door and Hardware Institute and the Associate Director of Finance for the National Association of Federal Credit Unions.

Suzanne served on the ASAE Finance and Business Operations Council for three years and Chaired the Model and Samples Content Committee. She was a recipient of the 2017 Trending 40 Association and Non-Profit Finance Leaders. Currently, she serves on the FAR CPE Review Committee and the Finance Committee and would be honored to serve on the Board of Directors of FAR.

  Jennifer Zydney, MBA (Re-elected for a second term)
Jennifer Zydney is a Relationship Manager with PNC Bank and is seeking re-election to the FAR Board of Directors. As a Board member, Jennifer has actively participated in the important work of the FAR Board as it strives to build upon FAR's history as the premier networking and education forum for nonprofit business leaders and the resource members who support this vital segment of the greater DC business community. Jennifer has been working with the Association and Nonprofit business community in this area since 2002.

As a relationship manager, Jennifer’s goal is to make sure her clients’ banking and financial services resources are well-met. She truly enjoys being able to connect the hardworking professionals in the nonprofit business community with ideas and resources to help them be as effective as possible.

She was named a PNC Market AllStar, and has been asked to serve on numerous panels and leadership groups at PNC. She is a founding member and Communications Director for PNC’s Greater Washington Area Women Connect Employee Resource Business Group.

Jennifer is a Mentor with Higher Achievement, tutoring middle school students in math and the high school application process. She has served on the Board of Young Playwrights’ Theater and was Treasurer of the Old Town Greens Condo Association. Jennifer loves traveling, the Washington Nationals, and her corgi Amelia. When feeling motivated, she enjoys participating in 5K, 10K and 10 mile runs and sprint triathlons. Jennifer has a BA (Economics) from Trinity College and an MBA from Georgetown University.

Lucia Hedke, LEED GA

As a Senior Vice President of Cresa, Lucia F. Hedke, LEED GA, works with tenacity and passion in representing tenants through consultation, guidance and negotiating. Her consulting skills include strategic real estate planning and definition process, the procurement and site selection process, economic and space programming efficiency analyses, complex purchase, lease and sublease negotiations, and charting future expansions/retractions through flexibility.

Before joining Cresa in 2012 as a Vice President, Lucia was a consultant at a local commercial real estate firm where she specialized in representing non-profit organizations, trade and member-based associations and government affairs within the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.

Before WLS, Lucia spent five years consulting clients with residential real estate needs through acquisitions and dispositions as a seller and buyer agent in the District, Maryland and Virginia. Additionally, Lucia provided property management services to single users, families and universities.

Zeynep Orhan, CPA

Zeynep Orhan is a Senior Manager at Hertzbach & Company, P.A. Zeynep’s experience is in assurance, outsourced accounting, and consulting services. She primarily focuses on not-for-profit organizations, in addition to performing employee benefit plan audits. Zeynep is the Nonprofit Industry Group Leader of Hertzbach and leads the Uniform Guidance Subservice Line. She also is a leading member of Hertzbach's Leadership Development Group, Women S.O.A.R. Group (Supporting Opportunity Advancement and Retention), assurance committee, and a leader of the training development team in recreating a comprehensive training program for the firm. Zeynep serves as a director on the board of Breast Care for Washington, DC to reduce breast cancer mortality in the Washington, DC area by promoting access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment to all women regardless of their ability to pay. She is also serves as the Treasurer of DC Primary Care Association to create healthier communities through advocacy and the development of the infrastructure to support a high quality, equitable, integrated health care system that gives every DC resident a fair shot at a full and healthy life. Zeynep has attended a national conference as a speaker on Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing and speaks at webinars on technical matters. She is the recipient of GWSCPA Women to Watch Emerging Leader Award in 2016.

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