Board of Directors

Jim Ritter (Chair, Executive Committee) is a Partner in the Corporate practice group of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.

Jennifer Baxter, M.D. (Chair, Governance) is an Anesthesiologist with US Anesthesia Partners.


Martha Blalock (Co-Chair, Auction Gala) is the Creative Director with Medical Arts at the National Institutes of Health, the nation’s medical research agency.

Zoë Charlton is an artist who creates drawings that explore the ironies of contemporary social and cultural stereotypes. 

Martin Ditto is chief executive and leads all development activities at Ditto Residential.

Ashley Givens, Ph.D., is an independent curator and academic.


Michael Hickok FAIA
(Treasurer; Chair, Audit Committee; Chair, Strategic Planning) is the founding principal and owner of Hickok Cole Architects, a ninety-person architectural and interior design firm located in Washington, DC.  
Lauren Hilyard (Co-Chair, Development; Co-Chair, Auction) is the founder of Hilyard Art Advisory. 

Angie Kang is Director of Marketing at Eaton Hotel.

Andrea Limauro is an artist and city planner born in Rome, and based in the U.S. since 2003. 

Deirdre Ehlen MacWilliams serves as public art project manager for Arlington’s nationally-renowned Public Art program.

Linn Meyers is an artist whose paintings, drawings, prints, and site-specific works have been exhibited nationally and internationally.  

Marvin Morris 
(Chair, Finance) is the Managing Partner of Bedrock Global (BG), a boutique firm that advises on project financing strategies, and connects the resources of governments, private companies and financial sponsors to structure successful projects. 

Mary Margaret Plumridge (Secretary) is the Executive Director for the Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater Washington, DC. 
Michael S. Pollack,  D.D.S. is a private practitioner in Washington, DC. 
José Ruiz is a Peruvian-born artist and curator who lives and works between Washington, DC, Baltimore, and New York. 
Judy J. Sherman is an independent curator and the Principal of j fine art, a corporate art consultancy that focuses on the role and importance of artistic works in organizational culture and branding.

Jocelyn Sigue 
(Co-Chair, Development) is a media producer and performer.

William C. Paley (Emeritus) is the founder of La Palina Cigars and the President of the William C. Paley Foundation.