Board of Directors

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, SECRETARY

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 Houston, TREASURER

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.

Joshua Mindlin 

Joshua Mindlin is a skilled problem solver with a passion for disruptive innovation. For the past 4.5 years, Joshua has been a key difference maker at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. He is currently supporting the payment and practice transformation team as a senior population health strategy consultant and medical market lead for Montgomery County, MD. In this role, Joshua wears many hats, but his primary responsibility includes working closely with physicians and health systems enrolled in CareFirst’s value-based programs to understand patterns in their population’s health data and effectuate practice transformation strategies that improve quality and reduce global healthcare costs.  

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. 

Thomas Squire

Thomas Squire currently works for TV One and is the Executive Assistant of the Minority Business Economic Council. He is an experienced mass media professional with more than 10 years of experience in the television and radio industries, including work with the branding solutions department with the during the 2018 BET Awards. He has worked on Democratic campaigns as a staffer, most recently with Tom Hucker’s successful County Council bid in 2014 and with the Honorable Herman Taylor in 2007 and 2008. Thomas is Interim President for the African American Democrats of Montgomery County, a 2017 fellow and the Co-Director for NLC Maryland and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated where he mentors young men of color.