Co-Founder and President Emeritus
Allan Steinhardt along with his wife Suezette Steinhardt created Family PASS and currently serves as the President of the Board. He is Chief Engineer at Aeye Inc. of Pleasanton California. Allan holds a BA, MS, and PhD in the area of Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado.
Allan has been involved in various philanthropic activities, including USACO, a computer Olympiad for pre-college students; FIRST Robotics, a program to inspire students to become science and technology leaders; and the Northern Virginia chapter of Technology Student Alliance.
Allan believes that families need the stability of decent housing so that all members, especially children, can flourish. This was the main motivating factor to start Family PASS. Allan also serves on the Boards of the Society for the Prevention of Violence.
Michael Waddell began conceptualizing a professional services firm that would deliver superior IT solutions to clients with unparalleled integrity. He visualized this organization being one that would offer IT professionals technically challenging work along with the support to successfully pursue their own goals as professionals and as members of families and communities. INTEGRITYOne Partners (IOP), originally founded as Prizum in 1995, is the realization of this vision.
A strong believer in life-long learning, Mr. Waddell has successfully completed The Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program, as well as The Harvard Business School’s Leading Professional Service Firms. Mr. Waddell invests much of himself with fellow employees by sponsoring and participating in numerous charities, encouraging open dialogue, participating in mentoring and initiating a reverse-mentoring program, coaching, and other relationship- and team-building activities.
IntegrityOne has received numerous awards including the HeliosHR Apollo Award for Community Outreach for its philanthropic work and volunteerism in the community.
Pam Krulitz is a Managing Partner with Paravis Partners, an executive coaching and leadership development firm that helps leaders achieve positive change in performance and presence. She has twelve years of experience in one-on-one coaching, facilitating leadership team retreats, and facilitating cohort-based leadership learning programs and workshops. She specializes in working with CEO’s and senior leaders of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with a strong mission orientation Her clients have included organizations such as MITRE, Marriott, the DC Public Defender Service and the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Pam holds a BS in Computer Science from the College of William and Mary and is a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program where she now serves on the faculty. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband of twenty-seven years and has three children who are at various stages of leaving the nest and becoming global citizens.
Pam appreciates that Family PASS has been an integral part of the community services that assist homeless families in becoming self-sufficient. She is committed to raising awareness that even in an affluent area such as ours, there are still people who require support in times of need.
David Brunori, is a journalist, author, educator, and lawyer who specializes in tax and government issues. He is a Research Professor at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at The George Washington University where he teaches courses in state and local public finance and fiscal federalism. He also teaches state and local tax law at the George Washington University Law School. He has published numerous books and articles on state and local tax policy. He served as an appellate trial attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and practiced with a Washington DC law firm.
He is a partner in the law firm of Quarles & Brady. David has long been committed to public service. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Main Street Child Development Center. He has previously served on the board of several other nonprofit organizations.
He is particularly committed to the mission of Family PASS – assisting working families to be self-sufficient through affordable housing and comprehensive support services.
Lori Wood is the Executive Director of the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund located in Fairfax, Va. The Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund is a $4 billion, labor-management defined benefit pension plan with approximately 140,000 participants nationwide. Lori has 24 years of experience in working with Taft-Hartley benefit plans, plan sponsors and organized labor. She grew up in the Washington, DC area. After graduating from Marymount University with a degree in Business Administration, she joined the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) where, throughout her career, she served in a variety of senior management roles for SEIU and its funds, including serving as Deputy Chief of Staff.
Lori also worked from 2013 to 2015 at the Children’s Defense Fund where she served as Vice President for Field and acting Chief Operating Officer. Working side by side with the organization’s founder, Marian Wright Edelman, Lori was responsible for the day to day operations of CDF as well as overseeing seven state offices across the country providing guidance and counsel to tireless child advocates serving as Executive Directors in the field.
In addition to her degree from Marymount University, Lori holds the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) and the Retirement Plan Associate (RPA) designations from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Lori lives in Vienna, VA with her husband, Joe, and their three sons, Jake, Jared, and Justin.
Lori has spent her entire career in positions where she is helping working families and children. She understands the impact that homelessness, or the fear of homelessness, can have on children in our community and on their education. Lori is excited to serve on the board of Family PASS and carry out the organization’s mission which will help children and their families avoid the devastating impact of poverty.
Special Events Committee Chair
Jodi Bentley is a Realtor with Weichert Realtors, in Vienna, VA. Jodi services the Northern Virginia residential markets, specializing in Vienna/Oakton and serves as a Relocation specialist. She received a BA in English from the University of Florida. Jodi relocated to Northern Virginia after spending 11 years in New York City. She has since been very active in the community volunteering with Fairfax County Public Schools, Girl Scouts, and various community organizations. Jodi is very active serving as Co-Chair in the fundraising efforts for CBCares Vienna Office. Jodi and her husband George reside in Vienna, VA with their three daughters.
Given the countless opportunities that I have to counsel families on their housing decisions, I am keenly aware of the psychological comfort, identity and even spiritual grounding that housing provides. For the marginalized families that lack permanent housing in our affluent northern Virginia counties, Family PASS has been able to literally resuscitate lives.
Patti Cooksey Patti Cooksey was born in Jacksonville, Florida to a military family and lived in California and Florida before relocating to Oakton, Virginia where she currently lives with her husband.
Patti held several managerial positions with a variety of companies before helping her husband launch his consulting business in 1995.
Patti Cooksey has been a Family PASS volunteer for 8 years and the Family PASS Volunteer Coordinator for 5 years. She is an active member in the community and does extensive volunteer work for several other local non-profit organizations. Patti has been the Outreach Coordinator for Vale Club for several years and served as their liaison to Family PASS. She has organized Vale Club’s Soldier Care Package Project for the last 10 years.
She spends her free time traveling the world.
Patti strongly believes in the Family PASS process of helping clients who are motivated to help themselves so they can become self-sufficient again. She thinks the best thing we can do for our clients is give them the tools they need to regain their ability to provide for themselves and their families.
Faith Community Outreach Liason
Bill Grossman is a Pastoral Associate with St. Mark Catholic Church in Vienna, Virginia. He received an MBA from George Washington University and BA from the College of William & Mary. Bill enjoys teaching and he spends countless hours coaching and mentoring young athletes at Oakton High School in baseball. Additionally, Bill overseas many volunteer activities and outreach programs. He resides in the Oakton/Vienna area with his wife, Christy, and their two beautiful daughters, Katie and Melissa.
Why Family PASS:
“I receive many phone calls from people in our community who are on the doorstep of homelessness, looking for financial help to keep on the heat or pay for rent. These are people who need guidance and direction and are desperate to get out of the cycle of having to ask for help to keep their family under a roof. Family PASS understands that the cycle can only be broken by working closely with the family, providing for their most basic need of housing and guiding them to a permanent solution to stability. It is my desire to continue to reach out to those in our community with the greatest needs and help them break this vicious circle.”
Bethany Reisinger has been a proud Fairfax County resident for over 20 years and currently resides in Burke VA. At 17 Bethany entered the Real Estate industry, accruing extensive experience over the past 10 years in the administrative support facet of the industry. In January she became CEO/Owner of MREAssistwhich is a Transaction and Listing Management company helping real estate agents in DC, MD and VA by providing leverage through administrative services.
Bethany attended school in Fairfax County, where she participated in pageants at the local and national level and advocated against cyberbullying. Bethany has seen/experienced first-hand the realities of homelessness in our community through experiences her family overcame. Bethany and her fiancé Erik spend time with family and friends, hiking, cooking and playing with their miniature dachshund, Max!
Bethany is passionate about helping others in her community…
Homelessness in our community is something I find many overlook and believe do not exist – mostly as a result of the desire to keep up the “appearance” of our society and area we live in. I want to break that cycle and raise awareness to this critical issue facing so many of our neighbors. Family PASS is a true example of how we can make a difference in the lives of families around us and I am proud to be a part of the changes we are striving for!
Nancy Socher has lived in the Vienna-Oakton community for 24 years and has been an active volunteer in the public school system. She most recently served as President of the Madison Athletic Booster Club where she led several successful fundraising events. She also spent many years at Thoreau and Madison as PTSA Chair of Parent Education, organizing and promoting seminars to educate parents on timely issues impacting children and their families.
She is excited to turn her passion and energies to Family PASS and other local non-profits. Nancy graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in Finance and International Management. She worked for Arthur Andersen Real Estate Services Group and Freddie Mac Multifamily, before staying home to raise her children. Her experience at Freddie Mac sparked her interest in affordable housing issues.
Nancy lives with her husband Larry in Vienna and has three grown children, Ben, Owen and Ellie. She loves to cook, read, and travel.
Family PASS gives me the opportunity to use my experience in community building, fundraising and education to work to improve the lives of the working homeless in our community. I am especially interested in helping our student homeless population. All children deserve to have food on the table and a safe and stable home.
Nominating Committee Chair
Mark Sweeney is aFinancial Advisor with Prudential Advisors,
Mid-Atlantic Financial Group. Mark Sweeney plays a major role in client engagement, business development, and community relations. Through his commitment to this role, he has helped improve his client’s financial and retirement outlook and encouraged them to engage within their local and global communities.
As an active member within the Northern Virginia Community, Mark has been a youth coach for over 25 years helping kids learn to love both lacrosse and ice hockey. He is Board Member for the Vienna Business Association and known for wearing a lot of hats. He currently heads both the Ambassador and Membership Committees. Mark also serves on the Membership Committee of the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.
He is proud alum of Washington College and the University of Maryland where he earned a BA and then a MS in Business.
Mark and his wife Khy have two children and reside in Oakton, VA with their dog Calvin and stray cat named Hobbes.
Co-Founder of Family PASS
Suezette Steinhardt, Co-Founder and former President of the Board. Suezette Steinhardt founded Family PASS along with her husband, Allan, in 2006. Mrs. Steinhardt earned her BA in Psychology from Gordon College, and her MA in Human Development & Family Studies from Cornell University. She served as Executive Director of Family PASS from 2006-2015.
Suezette and her husband, Allan, co-founded Family PASS in 2006.