Jaleh Moslehi has had over 25 years of public sector and nonprofit experience as a senior level strategist, planner, organizer, executive officer and engineer. She has held different level positions with the Fairfax County Government since 1990. She is currently a senior level manager with the Department of Administration for Human Services. She has served on the board of a number of non-profit organizations including Fairfax Partnership for Youth (FPY) and Leadership Fairfax Inc. Jaleh has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia tech. and is fluent in English and Farsi. She and her family have lived in Fairfax County since 1988.
Sherry Dana, President of USA Groups. Created over 30 years ago, promotes in-bound hotel services for groups traveling to DC, Maryland and Virginia. Ms. Dana has been serving two terms as the Mount Vernon representative on the Fairfax County Public Schools' Family, Life & Education Advisory Committee. She was also elected as an officer and subsequently as a Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee Deputy Chair and Vice Chair-Precinct Operations from 2012-2014 managing all field operations, logistics and communication for 26 precincts. Additionally, Ms. Dana served as a Board Member of the Friends of the Fairfax County Commission for Women and continuing her tenure on the Board of the Center for Improving Women’s Lives, is now serving as Vice-Chair. Her decade of volunteer service in grassroots organizing earned her the Mount Vernon District Democratic Committee Membership Award and the Sally Kiefer Volunteer Award. Ms. Dana received her B.A. from Catholic University of America.
Melanie Trottman is a longtime journalist-turned-public-relations-specialist in Washington, DC., where she is a Vice President and Senior Editor of Storytelling & Media Strategies at global communications firm Edelman. Before joining Edelman in 2017, she spent two decades as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where she covered and commentated on a range of topics including economics, labor, travel, and consumer-product safety. Melanie has written about the tensions over increasing minimum wages; gender pay equity; workplace safety, and the pharmaceutical and airline industries. Her volunteer work has often focused on the betterment of girls and women. In New York, she mentored teen girls through the organization Dreams Into Action. In Dallas, she volunteered at the Genesis Women's Shelter. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Melanie is a self-described "lifelong storyteller." That led her to Northwestern University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in journalism.
Ann Landrum was a founding partner of ITR LLC (now merged with Marks Paneth LLP), a consulting firm specializing in international trade litigation support. She left ITR LLC in 2013 but continues to do international trade litigation consulting under her firm Landrum Consulting Inc. Ms. Landrum has consulted for law firms and their clients in numerous countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia in trade remedies proceedings (antidumping and subsidy). Prior to founding ITR, she was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP, a national accounting and consulting firm, where she specialized in international trade engagements. Ms. Landrum received a B.A. in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. in accounting from New York University.
Ellen Nasanow Ph.D.
Founder / Past-Chair
Dr. Ellen Nasanow is a Clinical Psychologist who relocated to northern Virginia from San Francisco, CA six years ago. Her practice, where she sees children, adolescents, adults and couples, is located in Tysons Corner. In California, Dr. Nasanow was in private practice; directed a Clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology Service at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco for 10 years; and worked as a psychologist in the public school system and in community mental health facilities. Dr. Nasanow also taught for many years at the university level at the Christopher Newport University and the California State University at Northridge. She has served on numerous boards, including most recently, the Safe Community Coalition and as Vice Chair and Chair of the Friends of the Fairfax County Commission for Women; the California Psychological Association and California Preferred Medical Associates. She received her B.A. from City College of the City University of New York, an M.A. from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Alliant International University, Los Angeles, CA.
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