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Frances Brock and her husband Albert have been residents of the Stonegate Community for more than 48 years, where they raised their four children. In addition, their family presently includes six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Over the years, Frances and her husband have been actively involved in the Stonegate Community. At this time, Frances is active as a Board Member and volunteer for the Greater Stonegate Village. She is very interested in learning more about the Village concept of helping senior citizens to age in place. Frances' career as an educator includes that of being a science teacher, a Supervisor of Instruction for Science, and the Supervising Director of Science for the Washington D.C. Public School System, where she retired in 1994. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Science Teachers Association as the District III Director. After she retired from DCPS, Frances taught for nine years as an Adjunct Professor at Bowie State University. She also supervised teachers who were in the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program and mentored teachers new to the teaching profession.
Geri Cooperman moved to Stonegate in 1969, where she and Richard raised three children. At present, they share their home with a beloved Schapendoes (Dutch Sheepdog). Over the years, she has been active in the Stonegate Citizens Association, serving as a block captain, member of the neighborhood directory committee, and SCA membership chairperson. Geri worked as an organizational psychologist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she was Director of the Employee Assistance Program and the Work Life Programs for HHS employees in Washington, D.C. She later served as Director of the Business Transformation Team on a very large Departmental financial management project. After retiring, she became aware of the Village movement and realized there was a need for one in Stonegate. She is very gratified to be part of this important organization, which is helping our older residents meet new people and forge relationships to help us age in place.
Richard Cooperman moved to Stonegate in 1969, where he and his wife Geri raised three children. Over the years, he has been active in the Stonegate Citizens Association serving years ago as Vice President and helping launch the Stonegate Swim Club. He worked for many years as an executive in the satellite industry at Johns Hopkins University, COMSAT, Sirius Radio, and Gannett. For the past thirty years, he has actively managed an independent consulting firm focused on mobile satellite communications. During this period, he contributed to the development of GPS, wideband satellite communications, satellite radio, and satellite phones. He brings a strong background in planning, project management, and finance to GSV.
Thomas (Tom) Finch
Tom moved to Maryland to attend graduate school at the Catholic University of America to pursue a Masters of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Tom married Patty and had four children (3 boys and one girl). Tom retired from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services as Director of Training and Services Division after 43 years. He also worked for the Maryland State Department of Education and Georgetown University. His hobbies include playing golf and participating in church activities and committees.
Harvey graduated from George Washington University in 1964 with a BSEE and from Berkeley, California, with an MSE in 1966. Harvey's principal career was with Hewlett Packard as a Sales Manager in the Computer Systems Division. After H.P. he worked for smaller companies that were H.P. Business Partners that took H.P. products, added value (could be software or services). He provided a total turnkey solution to his customers. He finished his business career as V.P. of Customer Relations for one of those Business Partners. He was active in many organizations in college and even earned recognition and awards based on "service" to G.W. He has lived in the Stonegate/Naples community for 50 years, was President of the Stonegate Citizens Association and the Stonegate PTA, and he volunteered on many committees and in many capacities with those organizations.
Joan has been a Stonegate resident since 1977. She and her husband, Dick, have two sons and five grandchildren. Joan was an Art Teacher (K-12) for over thirty years. She also served on various Stonegate Elementary School committees and as President of the PTA. She was a Den mother and a Pack Master for the Stonegate Cub Scouts. When her sons were on the Stonegate swim team, she volunteered on committees and at meets. Presently, she is a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer for children in foster care with Montgomery County DHHS. In retirement, she has been fortunate to be active in her grandchildren's lives and to pursue her interest in painting.
John and his wife Lyn, moved to the Stonegate neighborhood in 2015 from Madison, Wisconsin. They had been active in many local and regional volunteer organizations including Community Support Network, a non-profit providing support and work opportunities for physically, emotionally and mentally challenged adults; Middleton Soccer Club; and the Fulton Chain of Lakes Association, an environmental-centric non-profit focusing on the protection of the ecology of the watersheds of several Adirondack Park lakes in New York. John and Lyn have also been very active in foster care, having had over 36 children in their home in Middleton, WI over 30 years. They are proud parents of three adult children and five grandchildren. Relatively new to the area but near their grandchildren, the Stonegate community has been an incredibly welcoming neighborhood. The Greater Stonegate Village allows them an opportunity to learn more about and give back.
Amos T. Matthews
Amos Matthews has been a resident of Stonegate for over 35 years. He is married and has two adult children and two grandchildren. He graduated from Howard University, School of Law, in 1973. Amos was a Trademark Examining Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He is a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam. He joined Greater Stonegate Village and serves as Legal Advisor. He is particularly interested in and supportive of the role played by GSV in helping seniors maintain an active lifestyle and remain in their homes.
Kendell and her husband, Amos, have lived in Stonegate for 38 years. As a co-founder of Greater Stonegate Village, Kendell has brought years of experience as an educator and supervisory leader in the Montgomery County Public School to her work in helping to build GSV. She has have volunteered with a variety of nonprofits, Boys Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America, Meals on Wheels, and Trinity Volunteer Corp. Her passion is to make a positive difference in her community.
Robert (Bob) Ramsey
Bob Ramsey and his family have lived in Stonegate for 27 years. He has served on the boards of the Naples Homeowners Association and of the Stonegate Citizens Association. He joined the Greater Stonegate Village for the opportunity to meet more neighbors and make new friends. He is a retired Army physician.
One of Linda's first memories of Stonegate Drive is planting daffodils in the woods in preparation for building her contemporary home there (and getting a bad case of poison ivy because she didn't wear gloves!) She and, her late husband, Gene became residents in 1973. With the help of the Greater Stonegate Village, Linda plans to age in place here for the indefinite future. Linda taught English at High Point High School before becoming its first magnet school coordinator. After her retirement as an educator, she became the Executive Director of the Mead Family Foundation, which funded programs for children, families, and the arts in the District and Montgomery County. Thanks to appearing in over two dozen community theater productions, Linda has been a queen (Eleanor, Lion in Winter), a President's wife (Abigail Adams, 1776), a psychic (Helga, Death Trap), charmingly eccentric (Mame) and cannily insane (Ethel, Curious Savage).
Jane has lived in the Stonegate community on Piping Rock Drive since 1991 with her husband, Ed. Ed is a retired federal employee. Jane is a retired nurse from Adventist Healthcare Home Care. They have one daughter. She has been a volunteer with Greater Stonegate Village monitoring the GSV phone and provided rides before COVID-19. She also volunteers at a food pantry and participates in the Smart Saks program for a local elementary school.