Board of DirectorsElaine Costanzo Duke (President) joined the Board in August 2010. She is currently the Principal, Elaine Duke & Associates, LLC. Elaine retired from federal service in April 2010, a career serving the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Navy and other federal agencies. Her position at retirement was Under Secretary for Management at DHS. She also served as the Chief Procurement Officer at DHS and the Assistant Administrator for Acquisition at DHS Transportation Security Administration.
S.E. Nunamaker (Vice President) joined the Board in October of 2009. Professionally, S.E. worked for the Marriott and Sodexo organizations for 47 years. Since moving to Northern Virginia in 1991, he has taken an active role in various Community Service programs, service organizations, Pender United Methodist Church's outreach ministries and WFCM. He serves on several committees and is the Vice Chair for the Pender Hill School Board. S.E. attended the University of Pittsburgh and Shenandoah University, majoring in education and business.
Paul Karstetter (Treasurer) joined the Board in April 2012. He is a CPA practicing with his firm, Stitely and Karstetter, CPAs, originating back in 1989. Paul works mostly on corporate and personal taxes, advanced tax planning and is certified as a PFS (personal financial specialist) to offer financial planning services to his clients. Paul holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Clarion University in Pennsylvania. Since moving to Northern Virginia in 1980, Paul has taken an active role in various service organizations and his church, Centreville United Methodist Church (CUMC). He is currently serving his eighteenth year as a Board Member on the Herndon Dulles Chamber of Commerce and has had two stints as Treasurer and one as Secretary. At CUMC, Paul is currently active in Grace Ministries, the Finance Committee and as an Offering Teller.
Ted Argleben joined the Board in early 2009. Ted teaches a budget and financial planning course called “Financial Peace University” for WFCM clients and other interested participants. He is currently a commercial loan officer with Access National Bank, a community bank serving small to medium-sized businesses in the Greater Washington DC area. He is an SBA loan expert and specializes in lending to religious organizations for such purposes as land acquisition and construction.
Dawn Barbee joined the Board in April 2012. She is an adjunct professor at Valley Forge Christian College, Woodbridge Campus. She holds a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology from Regent University and teaches a variety of classes in that field, including interpretation, biblical languages, and theology. In addition, she has served as a hospital and corporate chaplain. She and her husband serve as elders in their church and are looking to plant a church in the outskirts of the Northern Virginia area in the near future.
Wagner Garces joined the Board in January 2011. Wagner is the Vice President of the Commercial Lending Group with First Virginia Community Bank. His role as commercial lender is to provide financing options to small to medium-sized companies in the Washington Metropolitan area. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Finance. Wagner and his wife Cristina were born in Quito, Ecuador. As a result, a few years ago, he and his family decided to open a successful restaurant in Chantilly, VA, which features authentic South American cuisine.
Jeff Robertson joined the Board in June 2012. He is currently a Principal with Catalyst Maritime, LLC. Jeff retired from the U.S. Coast Guard in August 2005, served as the Assistant Commissioner of Public Affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection from 2007 to 2009, and has served in industry as a Vice President, Director, and consultant. He holds a Bachelors degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Masters degree from the National Military Intelligence College. Since 2008, he has served as an elder at the Fairfax Church of Christ.
Melissa Jansen (WFCM Executive Director) joined WFCM in January 2008, with over 18 years of experience in management, both corporate and non-profit. Previous to her leading WFCM, she was Director at Sanctity of Life Ministries, opening two crisis pregnancy centers. In addition, Melissa previously taught high school and volunteered in the jail ministry and as a youth group leader. She has a B.S. in Education from the University of Kansas, and is pursuing a Masters in counseling.