Trudy Harsh founded
The Brain Foundation in 2003 and chairs the board of directors.She understands the needs of those challenged
by brain injury and disease based on her experience with her daughter Laura who
suffered a brain tumor at age 8 and survived until age 38. Read more...
Dotti became an active advocate
for persons with mental illness when her son became ill with schizophrenia
during his senior year in college.She
is the founder of Wings House, Inc., which joined with The Brain Foundation in January 2007 to form
one dynamic team to purchase and maintain homes for adults
with brain disease. Read more...
James joined the Board in 2013 and is the Foundation’s
Treasurer, working closely with the other board members to ensure that all
finances and financial reporting are in order. He is a Certified Public
Accountant and provides tax compliance, consulting, and business advisory
services to closely held businesses and high net worth individuals. James
received his BBA and Master of Accounting from The College of William and Mary,
and lives in Alexandria with his wife and son.
Jim joined the Board in 2014 as the Recording
Secretary. Originally from Lockport, New York, Jim has lived in
Centreville, Virginia since 1988. He retired from Lockheed Martin
Corporation in 2012. As a business planner, he has extensive
experience in cost estimating, budgeting, cost proposals, and pricing for
John joined the Board of Directors in 2006 bringing a diverse set of skills in information systems, knowledge management, organizational management, process engineering, and communications. John retired from the MITRE Corporation in 2014, and the US Army as a LTC in 1992.
Photo of and bio for Les Parish coming soon.
Gloria Kozich serves on the Board of The Brain Foundation in the capacity of Community Relations Chair. Born in Tacoma Washington, Gloria arrived in Fairfax County in 2000 by way of New York City and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Read more...
David joined the Board in 2013 as the accountant/bookkeeper. Following graduation from Penn State University, he became a CPA with Ernst & Ernst in Philadelphia. He has since been serving non profit organizations as the chief financial officer; first with the Devereux Foundation and most recently with the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. David and his wife Audrey have lived in Centreville since 1988.
After retiring from the US Army, Dick worked in real estate with Long and Foster. He currently manages multiple property investments and serves as the property manager for Laura's houses insuring all are well maintained.
Norma joined the Board in 2013.She spent her entire career in banking beginning at a small bank in rural Virginia.She moved to the Northern Virginia area and worked for the First Virginia Bank as a secretary in the Executive Offices.After 10 years at home with her young children, she returned to the First Virginia bank as a senior Trust Administrative Assistant until her retirement.She was active in her children’s schools and in the Boy Scouts, chairing many committees and fund raising events.Since retirement, she and her husband have travelled to all fifty states and most of Canada.She has three children, four granddaughters and one great-grandson.