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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 and still practices as a Red Cross volunteer physician at the Pentagon.

Geri Cooperman


Geri Cooperman moved to Stonegate in 1969 where she and Richard  raised three children.  At the present time, 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 that 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.

Amos A Mathews


Amos a 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, Inc., 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 in helping neighbors remain in their home.

Lesley Rogers

Lesley has been a resident of Montgomery County since high school, graduating from Walter Johnson High School and then the University of Maryland. Her career at National Geographic magazine spanned 47 years, where she started as a fact checker in the Research Division and ended as Managing Editor before retiring in 2012. In between she held various editorial and management positions. She and her husband, Elie, raised their two children in an old farmhouse, which they bought in 1976, on the north edge of Stonegate. Lesley is an avid gardener on the property’s acre and a half of land. 

Always an active volunteer, Lesley worked with her children’s school PTA and Scout troops when they were young, and today sings in her church choir and volunteers at the church thrift shop in downtown Silver Spring. She is also a trained Weed Warrior helping to control nonnative invasive species in county parkland, and was part of the initial group that launched GSV, believing in the importance and power of community in all phases of one’s life.

Richard Cooperman

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.

Harvey Flatt

A graduate of George Washington in 1964 with a BSEE and  MSE from Berkeley, Calif in 1966.  Harvey’s principle career time was with Hewlett Packard as a Sales Manager in the Computer Systems Division.  After HP he worked for smaller companies that were HP Business Partners that took HP products, added value (could be software, could be services) and provided a total turnkey solution to his customers.  He finished his business career as VP of Customer Relations for one of those Business Partners.  Active in college in many organizations and even earned recognition and awards based on "service" to GW.  Past President of both the Stonegate Citizens Association and the Stonegate PTA and volunteered on many committees and in many capacities in those organizations before becoming President.

Linda Smith

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, and 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)

Sue Winakur

Sue and her family moved to Stonegate forty years ago.  Sue is currently active volunteering for Greater Stonegate Village, JSSA Hospice, and Junior Achievement.
 

Sue, a CFA, retired as a securities analyst, team manager and department trainer from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) after twenty years. Prior to FINRA, Sue worked at the Office of Comptroller of the Currency, Center for Economic Understanding (as a business owner with her husband, Ira).  Sue began her career as a Registered Nurse working at the Washington Hospital Center and later at a pediatrician’s office.

John Jeffery


John, his wife Lyn and Labrador Retriever, Bailey moved to the Stonegate neighborhood in 2015 from Madison, Wisconsin where he and his wife had been active in many local and regional volunteer organizations including: Community Support Network (Madison, Wisconsin), a non-profit providing support and work opportunities for physically, emotionally and mentally challenged adults in the greater Madison area; 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 (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 a 30-year period.   They are proud parents of three adult children and 5 grandchildren.  New to the area but near their grandchildren, the Stonegate community has been an incredibly welcoming neighborhood.  The Greater Stonegate Village gives them an opportunity to learn more about and give back to a very diverse and welcoming neighborhood.