Our Board brings a variety of viewpoints to the table reflecting the organiziation’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. A team of highly experienced community leaders, these strategic thinkers are committed to the long-term growth and mission of ATMTC.
With a professional background in both business and the food industry, Mitchell is President of Dana Creative Concepts Corp., a finance and management consulting company with a diversified client base. Prior to founding Dana Creative Concepts Corp., Mitchell Herman was Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Shoppers Food Warehouse. Mitchell currently serves on the Foundation Board of the Washington Hospital Center and is its Treasurer. Mitchell is a past Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Food Dealers Association. Mitchell also has served on the Board of Consultants of Riggs Bank, the Advisory Board of Eagle Bank, and the Board of the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Teresa Giral is the Managing Director of Bethesda/Chevy Chase Counseling and Assessment and has been in private practice in Maryland since 2010. Before beginning her studies in psychology, Teresa worked as a litigator for 6 years in Washington, DC. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the DC Bar, and the National Association of Trial Consultants.
Sherry Beamer has worked to support people with disabilities to lead quality, empowered lives for over 30 years in a variety of direct service, case management and leadership positions throughout the country. Her professional competencies are in program and staff development and management, and organizational operations. Sherry holds a Masters Degree in Social Work Administration from the University of Illinois Chicago. Sherry moved to Montgomery County Maryland in September 2019 to fill the role of Director of Services at SEEC, a growing $15 million nonprofit supporting 300 adults with disabilities to work, live and thrive in their communities.
Sherry loves the theater and delights in introducing others to the art form. She has been involved with many theatrical groups as a volunteer in running ticket booths, doing outreach, working in production, raising funds and supporting public school education. These organizations include the Free Shakespeare Company in Chicago, the Burbank California school district, and most recently the Tagore Music Group of Greater Washington D.C.
Iris is a dynamic, detail-oriented professional and scholar with comprehensive experience who imparts knowledge related to gender, cultures, and the history of the African Diaspora utilizing scholarly research, theoretical inquiry and policy analysis so that individuals will understand the experiences of people of African descent and others. As well as promote social justice within the global community. As it relates to delivering professional services, her background affords her the astute ability to critically analyze, research and negotiate on her client’s behalf and hone in on key information as it relates to delivering superior customer service accompanied with a keen attention to detail.
Prior to his arrival at CareFirst, Joshua studied Neuroscience and Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and earned a certificate in conceptual foundations of medicine. During his time in Pittsburgh, Joshua worked at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) as a neurosurgery research assistant, focusing mainly on stereotactic radiosurgery outcomes for patients with trigeminal neuralgia and acoustic neuroma. After his undergraduate studies, he went on to earn his MS degree in Healthcare Management at Johns Hopkins University.
Joshua is passionate about athletics, volunteer work, and cooking. At the University of Pittsburgh, he participated in Division I Track and Field where he broke two school records, set an American collegiate record, and was nominated for ACC scholar-athlete of the year. After college, Joshua traded in his track spikes for a pickleball paddle. Most days you can find him on the court practicing his dink after work.