Katie Davis, Chair

A Northern Virginia native, joined the JFD Board in September 2015. She grew up performing in a variety of classical dance styles, including ballet, jazz, and lyrical, and continues to add new styles like hip hop and modern to her repertoire. As JFD secretary, she looks forward to sharing her love of dance and artistic […]

Shelby Hettenbach, Secretary

She is an alum of the University at Albany where she graduated with a B.A. in Linguistics and Psychology. Shelby has a background in sexual violence advocacy and prevention and has worked with survivors of Human Trafficking in various roles for the past 2 years. She has a passion for dance and grew up performing […]

Christine Tarrago, Treasurer

She was raised in Germany where she enjoyed an education in classical ballet and piano. After graduating with her MBA from the Universitaet Augsburg, she lived in multiple European countries pursuing her professional finance career before relocating to the United States in 2005. Christine is a strong believer in the performing arts as an expression […]

Dr. Robert Rudney

He is a retired Defense Department official and disability advocate. He also serves as Board Secretary for the DC Center for Independent Living and volunteers at the DC Rehabilitation Services Administration. He is co-author of four books on defense policy and author of a disability novel, “Lovers Lame.” He has a PhD in History from […]

Jan Canterbury

He is an Environmental Scientist who worked at USEPA over 25 years as a Project Manager on Global Climate Change projects. She did public speaking at the Pentagon, at national conferences with various corporate and non-profit organizations (e.g., USCM, ICMA, OECD, etc) and at international trainings (i.e., including in Russia, South Africa and Poland.) Jan […]

Diane Dorius

She is a retired attorney whose legal career focused primarily on housing, community development and energy conservation policies through her service with the U.S. House of Representatives and the Federal Housing Finance Board. She started dancing as soon as she found her balance for the first time, swirling in front of her parents to the […]

Brandyn Alexandr Snyder

He is originally from Elizabethtown Pennsylvania. After high school, he attended East Georgia State College where he acquired an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice & Psychology. Then, in 2019 Brandyn obtained a Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies in Fashion Merchandising, Law and Legal Studies, and Event Planning from West Virginia University. While there he […]

Stephanie Deason

She earned a BBA in Accounting and an MBA from Georgia Southern University. She has a decade of experience in nonprofit finance and is currently the Controller for the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Public Accountant. She enjoys the DC area and its many opportunities to […]

Cynthia Orjih

Cynthia Orjih currently works at JP Morgan Chase as a Data Developer, Senior Associate/AVP. She graduated from Bells University of Technology, Nigeria with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and also has Data Science for Business certification from Harvard Business School. She is presently doing a post graduate program in Data Science at Purdue university, USA. Growing […]

Philip Baraoidan

Native of Arlington County, Va, is alumni of Virginia Commonwealth University. Performance Credits include Company E, Priore Dance, Sinclair Dance, and Clancyworks. Performance venue highlights include The Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Ed Mervish Theater (Canada), The Ballet Theater of Astana (Kazakhstan) and Richmond Dance Festival. He has performed in works by Robert Priore, Scott […]