Clean Fairfax Board for 2015
Mark Moody: President
Mark received his Master of Environmental Science work from Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis. He has a long history of commitment to environmental work and energy saving solutions as seen through the various companies he has worked for (Green American Resources, Critical Power Group, Energy Sherlock) and founded (Viva Robotics, Environmental Healthy Solutions, Moody Environmental Solutions). He is the president of Clean Fairfax Council and founder of Reston Adopt-A-Spot. He is also the Marketing & Membership Coordinator at the Association of Energy Engineers and a member of the US Green Building Council-Maryland. In his free time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and coaches little league.
Pete Hohm: Treasurer
Pete Hohm is the Manager of Development for First Potomac Realty Trust in Bethesda, MD. His responsibilities include managing and supervising all development projects within the company’s portfolio. Pete also oversees all major renovation projects and continues to work on increasing the portfolios LEED buildings total. Pete is interested in the environmental aspects of construction and development and achieved LEED, AP status in 2008.
Pete received his under graduate degree in 1998 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he studied Property Management. He is the father of two children and resides in Fairfax County.
Mario Vasquez: Secretary
Mario Vasquez began studying Computer Science at Syracuse University in 1994. The burgeoning IT marketplace drew him out of studies and into his career. In 2000, he joined Microsoft Corporation and relocated to the Washington, DC, area. He is now a Senior Technical Account Manager in their Federal Civilian line of business. Mario grew up in New York, where diverting bottles and cans is second-nature due to the state’s container deposit system.
Shortly after moving to Virginia in 2002, Mario met his wife, Kate, who works in the solid waste and recycling field. As a member of the Clean Fairfax board, Mario hopes to work with his colleagues and promote litter prevention and recycling to his neighbors in Fairfax County as easy ways they can protect our environment every day. He is especially interested in reducing the impacts of campaign signs and cigarette butts and in increasing access to recycling for people when they are at work and on the go. He and his wife have a busy life in Fairfax with their daughters, Aria and Lane, and Mario’s parents—all avid recyclers.
Joe Chudzik: Board Member
Joe Chudzik is an environmental activist and retired U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Officer. He the Mason Neck Lions Club Vice-President and the Secretary of Friends of Meadowood.
Helen L. Winter: Board Member
An environmental activist who attends all of the conservation groups and green breakfasts, etc., Helen has proved her commitment to the well being and conservation of the Northern Virginia area by being an active member of the Annandale Woman’s Club, Annandale Planning Committee, and Annandale Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Beautification/Business Recognition Committee (Annandale), Board Member of HTOC Civic Association, and Pinecrest Golf Course Women’s Group, volunteer at Home Instead, and a neighborhood watch coordinator. She earned her Masters from George Mason University in Guidance and Counseling.
Amy Hubal: Board Member
Amy is the operations coordinator for Food and Nutrition Services, Fairfax County Public Schools. She has been a board member of Clean Fairfax since 1985 and has served as a past president and treasurer. She has a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Amy and her husband Mark have lived in Herndon for 26 years and enjoy visiting their grown children, gardening, hiking, cooking and caring for their dog, Auggie. Amy participates in the Northern Virginia Food Coalition and is interested in Farm To School, and sustainable food and agriculture. Nutrition education is also a passion as well as environmental stewardship.
Cynthia Mercer: Board Member
Cynthia is an environmental enthusiast who works for VDOT.
Clean Fairfax Staff
Jennifer Cole: Executive Director
Jen is the Past President of the Virginia Council on Litter Prevention and Recycling, a member of the Beekeepers Association of Northern Virginia and serves on the County’s Trash Team. She has also served as Vice President of Awards for the Community Appearance Alliance and currently fosters and socializes litters of kittens for Animal Allies and Tree of Life Rescue.
Jennifer holds a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis on Urban Environmental Policy from Norwich University, a Certification in Advanced Sustainable Business Practices from University of Vermont, and is PADI Open Water certified. She originally hails from Providence, RI, where she worked as the Executive Director of Groundwork Providence, an agency whose programs include street tree plantings, recycling education, neighborhood cleanups, and “green collar” job training. Jen now lives in Prince William County with her husband, dog, cats and bees.
Wendy N. Cohen: Program Manager
Wendy started her career at environmental non-profits including the League of Conservation Voters, Environmental Action, and Clean Water Action Project. Then, during a long career as a specialist in gifted education, she stayed environmentally involved by co-founding Till and Tend, a volunteer group that builds and plants raised bed vegetable gardens at area shelters. She also created a large organic vegetable garden at her school in Arlington to provide fresh produce for needy families. Wendy has an undergraduate degree in Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University and a M.Ed. from the University of Hartford. Wendy grew up in multiple countries, and currently enjoys reading fiction, riding her scooter, and hiking.
Clean Fairfax Emeritus
Erin Mitchell: Program Developer
A recent graduate from George Mason with a BS in Public Administration, Erin takes great interest in environmental nonprofit work at home and abroad. Her special interests in the field of environmentalism center around sustainable architecture and environmental education.
Harry Floyd: Program Coordinator
Harry Floyd is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. He received both his B.A. and his Master of Public Administration from VCU where he focused on organizational theory and public policy analysis. Prior to joining Clean Fairfax, Harry spent four years with Apple Inc. and wrote a book on the topic of anxiety. He was born and raised in Fairfax County and enjoys giving back to the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Hala Elbarmil: Communication Coordinator
Hala Elbarmil recently graduated from George Mason University (GMU), majoring in Communication, concentrating in Media Production and Criticism, and minoring in Film and Media Studies. She has a keen passion for wildlife and conservation. Hala formerly worked for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) as a Junior Tech Representative, and currently works at Clean Fairfax Council as a Communication Coordinator. Furthermore, Hala is a member of the Green Patriots at GMU and a NWF Eco Leader. She is collaborating with local non-profit bike stores to create an up-cycling project during Earth Month in April.
Mehvish Rashid: Program Assistant
Mehvish Rashid is a senior at George Mason University (GMU), majoring in Criminology, Law and Society. Her passion is working with students. In the past, she has worked at NOVA’s Business Office where they assisted students in how to register, apply, and pay for classes. Previously, she worked at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute. She helped facilitate their department in promoting learning and education. They contacted students from all over the world for an opportunity to study aboard in the U.S. Currently, she’s working at Clean Fairfax Council as a Program Assistant. Furthermore, she is also a member of the Pakistan Student Association (PSA) at GMU. Their mission is to collaborate with students and conduct activities that promote peace, culture, and entertainment. They welcome people of all nationality and race to join them at their events and spread the message of tolerance and love!