National Council of Arts & Sciences

CCAS National Council for Arts and Sciences

The National Council of Arts and Sciences serves as a volunteer advisory board to the dean of the Columbian College. Comprised of distinguished national and international alumni, parents and friends of the college, the National Council works to address issues impacting the college’s growth and development.

 

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Elissa Wernick, national council

 

 

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"My time at GW was one of the most pleasurable and formative periods of my life. Not only did I immensely enjoy living in D.C., but the campus' diversity and surrounding city exposed me to a variety of cultures and people who I otherwise would have never met."

Elissa Wernick
BA '85, Psychology
Former Member, National Council of Arts and Sciences

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Current Members

 

In the lists below, "P" denotes parent; the year that follows denotes graduation year of the child.

  • Anthony W. Arias, BA ’11 – Managing Director & Founder, Sada Capital
  • Colleen C. Asada, BA ’00 – VP, Senior Relationship Manager, Bank of America
  • Hale Behzadi, P ’23 – Managing Director, Citi Private Bank
  • Elizabeth Craig, MPA ’83 – Vice Chair, NCAS – Director (Retired), Climate Protection
  • Partnerships Division, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Andrew L. Dixon, III, Esq., BA ’92 – Administrative Law Judge, Social Security Administration
  • Sheryl A. Jacobs, BA ’91, MA ’93 – VP, Global Development Operations, AmGen Foundation
  • Randall K. Packer, PhD ’71 – Professor Emeritus of Biology, The George Washington University
  • James J. Quinlan, BA ’00 – Partner, Blank Rome LLP
  • Patrick Q. Sheridan, BFA ’99 – Co-Founder and Managing Director, Modus Create Inc.
  • Julianne H. Thomas, M.D., BA ’67 – Pediatrician (Retired)
  • Sandra Tropper, MA ’86 – Fine Art Appraiser, Artemis Inc.
  • Henry Veguilla, BS & BA ’90, P ’22 – Lead Transformation Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Sandra J. Weiss, Esq., BA ’80, JD ’83 – Chair, Health Care & Life Sciences Practice Group, Norris McLaughlin

 


Emeriti Members

  • Mahmoud M. Abdallah, P ’04, P ’10 – Founder and Managing Partner, MMA Global Investments LLC
  • Marc E. Albert, Esq., BA ’70, JD ’73 – Partner, Stinson LLP
  • Lois F. Alperstein, BA ’77, P ’12 – Proprietor, Country Shoppes of Culpeper
  • Jason B. Blank, BA ’02 – Chair, NCAS – Founding Partner, Haber Blank LLP
  • Jerry R. Bloom, BA ’74, MA ’76 – Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Greg A. Blue, BA ’90, JD ’95 – Of Counsel, Lachtman Cohen P.C.
  • Yawen L. Chiang, PhD ’83 – Director, Strategic Planning and Scientific Collaboration, Genentech Inc.
  • The Hon. Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr., BA ’94 – U.S House of Representatives (D-CA 39th District)
  • Bert H. Deixler, Esq., BA ’73 – Partner, Kendall Brill & Kelly LLP
  • Nancy G. Daunton, PhD, BA 64, MA 66- Scientific Investigator (Retired), NASA Ames Research Center
  • Michael R. Feinsod, BA ’93 – Executive Chairman & CEO, General Cannabis, Managing Member, Infinity Capital LLC
  • Axel I. Freudmann, BA ’68 – Chairman and CEO, A.I.F. Consultants LLC
  • John T. Gaffney, Esq., BA ’82, P ’10, ’13, ’14 – Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Candace G. Kaplan, CFP, BA ’70 – CEO and President, Kaplan Financial Group
  • Benjamin B. Klubes, Esq., BA ’87 – Partner, Buckley LLP
  • Bennett L. Lavenstein, M.D., BS ’66, P ’03 – Physician, Neurologist, Children's National Medical Center
  • Pamela L. Lawrence, BA ’76 – Senior Vice President (Retired), North Shore Medical Center
  • Richard D. Legon, BA ’70, MA ’73 – President (Retired), Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
  • Richard Marmaro, Esq., BA ’73, P ’08 – Partner (Retired), Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Melissa H. Maxman, Esq., BA ’84, P ’10 – Managing Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP
  • John D. McGurl, M.D., BS ’84 – Internal Medicine, Virginia Hospital
  • Alan S. Nadel, Esq., BA ’71, JD ’76 – Partner (Retired), Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP
  • Sheldon J. Rapoport, BA ’70 – Foreign Service Officer (Retired)
  • Marsha Y. Reeves, BA ’91 – Executive Director, KIPP Baltimore
  • Michael W. Thacher, BA ’70 – General Manager, Public Relations & Communications (Retired), Unocal Corporation
  • Yonni M. Wattenmaker, BA ’93 – Executive Director, Breast Cancer Alliance
  • William Warren, BA ’67 – Foreign Service Officer (Retired)
  • Kevin A. Werner, Esq., BA ’82 – Founder and President, Abalone Capital Advisors LLC

 


Affiliated Advisory Councils