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MEET OUR
BOARD MEMBERS

The WFCM Board is a team of dedicated individuals who donate their time and talent to provide guidance and support for the organization’s long term goal of eliminating food insecurity in western Fairfax County.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

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Deborah Forbes
President, FY 2024

Deborah Forbes, President

Deborah Forbes seeks to connect those eager to serve with those in need our community.  As a Girl Scout leader for 10+ years she participated in and organized numerous service projects benefitting our neighbors near and far.  She’s also been active in mission, fellowship, grief support, and Christian education at Clifton Presbyterian Church.  Her knowledge of the non-profit sector has been enhanced by 20+ years of supporting her husband Mark’s humanitarian work, including 3 ½ years in Lusaka, Zambia, where she volunteered as an English teacher. Deborah graduated from Duke University and holds a PhD in English Literature from Harvard University.  She's a writer and professor in the Honors College of George Mason University.

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Nathan Robertson, Treasurer

Nathan Robertson
Treasurer, FY 2024

Nathan Robertson is the Vice President of Financial Operations at Apple Federal Credit Union and is excited to use his expertise to serve on the Board of WFCM. He graduated with a Masters Degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and is a CPA with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He served a two-year church mission in Argentina for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and is an active volunteer in his local congregation. He is currently serving with the children and youth and also volunteers his time as a local congregation auditor for his church. Nate enjoys cycling, soccer, pickleball, and being outdoors. He and his wife, Katie, live in Herndon, VA, with their four children.

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Kim Skotzko, Vice President

Rachel Nonaka is married with three kids. She earned her law degree and uses this experience in her role at Macrae  connecting lawyers with careers in private practice. Rachel is a Deacon at  Little Falls Presbyterian Church.  In her free time she serves as an assistant softball coach and a 4th grade room parent. She is thankful for the blessings of a well-rounded life surrounded by family, work, and community. Rachel is happy to join the WFCM board in 2022 as another way to give back to her local community and further her personal and professional goals. 

Rachel Nonaka is married with three kids. She earned her law degree and uses this experience in her role at Macrae  connecting lawyers with careers in private practice. Rachel is a Deacon at  Little Falls Presbyterian Church.  In her free time she serves as an assistant softball coach and a 4th grade room parent. She is thankful for the blessings of a well-rounded life surrounded by family, work, and community. Rachel is happy to join the WFCM board in 2022 as another way to give back to her local community and further her personal and professional goals. 

Kim Skotzko
Vice President, FY 2024

Kim Skotzko is a former federal government attorney, retiring at the end of 2020 after 29 years of federal government service. She is an active member of Ox Hill Baptist Church, having served in a variety of mission-oriented and leadership roles, to include teaching English in the ESOL program for 20 years and now as Director of the ESOL program. She has also served as a deacon and now serves on two congregational church committees.

Kim is a Certified Executive Coach (ICF/ACC credential) and focuses on supporting leadership and career transitions. She holds a BA in Political Science, a JD from the University of Georgia, and an LLM from Georgetown University. She also currently volunteers with the Metro DC chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) to offer coaching for leadership in nonprofit organizations who otherwise are unable to afford professional coaching services. Having traveled extensively and lived abroad, she has a passion for helping the less fortunate in our population.

Kim and her husband have been long-term supporters of WFCM’s work. By joining the Board of Directors, she hopes to help WFCM achieve its mission of supporting the community in need around us.

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BOARD MEMBERS.

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Susan Cady, Secretary

Susan Cady
Secretary, FY 2024

Susan Cady is a long-time supporter of WFCM’s work.  She has been the Church Champ at the Church of the Ascension for 27+ years.  Having needed support from organizations like WFCM in the past, she is grateful for the opportunity to pay it forward and work with an organization that helps provide for those who need assistance.

Susan is actively involved with activities at her Church and loves working with the children. She has been the “Sargent Mom” at the Church’s Summer Camp for 25 years. 

Susan has lived in the Chantilly area since 1981 with her husband of 42 years.  She has three grown children and one grandchild.

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Ruth Pearson
Director

Ruth Pearson, Director 

Ruth Pearson holds a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and an MBA from Arcadia University (PA). She has over 25 years of experience working in the public interest and government sectors,  holding positions as both a Deputy City Solicitor for the City of Philadelphia, as well as a Truancy Hearing Officer with the First Judicial District Family Court System. Ruth currently works as corporate counsel for Barber Holding in Chantilly, VA. Ruth has authored several Bible studies and radio dramas for Christ to the World Ministries, and her work has been included in several compilation books. Ruth has discovered the beautiful topography of Virginia by hiking the State’s scenic trails with her two daughters. 

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Rev. Mary McKey
Director

Rev. Mary McKey, Director 

Rev. Mary McKey’s life has been an interweaving of mass communications, business ownership experience and a passion for service to others. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and worked first a reporter and then section editor for the Tampa Bay Times.  That experience helped her understand the importance of sharing stories to improve lives.

The work of her husband John took them to the Middle East for seven years, where they lived in an area with 47 nationalities, a truly life-changing experience. 

Once back in the U.S. Mary became the owner/publisher of a magazine and honed her business experience and skills.  During those five years she realized she felt a call to be a pastor and sold the business to attend Princeton Theological Seminary.  She is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament and was trained to be a spiritual director.  Being involved in a Christian ministries’ organization has always been a part of her service to the area churches she served.

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Nadia Pedersen
Director

Nadia Pedersen, Director 

Nadia Pedersen is a dedicated and passionate advocate for youth development, currently serving as the Senior Regional Director of Operations for The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington. With a rich professional history spanning over 15 years within The Boys & Girls Clubs, Nadia oversees the management of all clubs situated in Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland. In her impactful role, she orchestrates strategic initiatives to foster the growth and well-being of young individuals in her clubs.

 

Nadia brings a wealth of expertise in the nonprofit sector, and her commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond her professional responsibilities. Eager to contribute even more to her community, Nadia is thrilled to join the WCFM board, where she aims to leverage her nonprofit experience to address the pressing issue of food insecurity in Fairfax.

 

A proud resident of Northern Virginia her entire life, Nadia resides in Manassas with her husband, daughter, and two sons. Beyond her professional commitments, she finds joy and balance in her life through activities like gardening and yoga.

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BOARD MEMBERS
EMERITUS
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Heather Koppe Flanagan

Heather Koppe Flanagan, Board Member Emeritus

Heather is an audit partner in KPMG’s Federal Audit Practice in the Washington, DC office. She has more than 30 years of experience providing financial statement audits, performance audits, and auditability services primarily in the government sector. Heather is a proud Duke, graduating with a BBA in Accounting from James Madison University. She enjoys giving back to her community through board service and various volunteer activities, and she is a long-time member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Burke, VA. Heather is blessed with a loving-husband and two amazing children.

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Rev. Lynn Miller

Rev. Lynn Miller, Board Member Emeritus

Pastor Lynn Miller is senior pastor of King Of Kings, Lutheran Church in Greenbriar/Chantilly. She has enjoyed serving on the board of WFCM and serving our community since her arrival in the area in 2015.  Pastor Lynn is originally from Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and the Pennsylvania State University.
 

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Andrew Casteel

Andrew Casteel, Board Member Emeritus

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