End Business Association
Board of Directors

Calendar Year - 2018



Board Member


Current Role




Indre Bauza 
Supporting Strategies - NOVA



  Indre is Owner and Managing Director of Supporting Strategies – Northern Virginia.  Indre is an expert in delivering accounting, bookkeeping and operational support services to growing small businesses. She enjoys developing long term relationships with small business owners who want to spend more time growing their business and less time managing company finances.


Enola Thaboun
     Branch Manager at          Andrews Federal Credit Union


Vice President

Enola has been providing excellent member service in the credit union industry since 2007. She is an avid traveler and has a passion for civic engagement. She is currently serving as a Board Member for the Greater Springfield Chamber, President of BNI-Prosper Alexandria Chapter and an active member of the Rotary. She is passionate about building trust, quality relationships and creating partnerships.




Jason Rodriquez
Hilton Springfield




Jason has over 15 years of hospitality management experience, and is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing for the Hilton Springfield.  Jason also serves on the Board of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, and the Transportation Association of Greater Springfield.  Jason is an active community leader, supporting numerous networking groups, non-profits, and industry related associations.


Joyce Jones
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Realtor




Joyce is a passionate and committed leader in helping herself and others to accomplish their professional goals.


            Abel Girmay               Vice President - M&T Bank

Abel is a Vice President and Relationship Manager with M&T Bank in Business and Professional Banking, with over twelve years of experience.  As a relationship manager, he works with local business owners to provide relationship-focused banking solutions unique to each client, industry, and growth goals, including making key connections among the individuals and organizations in his trusted network.  Businesses thrive in active communities, and therefore Abel emphasizes long-term relationships and community involvement.


Tonya Chappell
Vice President - Burke & Herbert Bank




More than 20 years in the banking industry (all at Burke & Herbert), motivates and manages staff on marketing/sales techniques to reach goals, initiates and participates in effective customer acquisition and retention practices, creates and sustains a positive branch office culture and work atmosphere.


Maureen Pendergast
Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria


Programs Committee Co-Chair

   Maureen has proudly represented the Comfort Inn & Suites Alexandria and the Comfort Inn Arlington Boulevard in a variety of management positions over the last 15 years. Currently as the Area Director of Sales, she is responsible for directing the sales efforts, growing existing accounts, and generating new business to improve revenue performance at the two hotels.


Joel Bernstein
ECCA Payroll Services




As President and operator of his own company Joel is a long-time resident of Alexandria’s West End. He has substantial business knowledge and is involved in many networking opportunities.


Anna Davalos
Alejo Media


Marketing Committee


Anna is a storyteller. It’s what drew her to journalism.Now she and the Alejo video team have turned their passion into a mission tolearn your company’s story, and craft a unique video that fits you.As owner of Alejo Media she works to make yourvision become a reality.


Mary Ann Burstein
Realtor at Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc./Christie's International Real Estate


Marketing Committee Co-Chair



As the resident of the City of Alexandria for over 24 years, Mary Ann Burstein is a passionate advocate for all Alexandria has to offer. Mary Ann serves Northern Virginia as a local volunteer and as an activeREALTOR®.


Gresham Harkless
Blue 16 Media


Marketing Committee


Gresham Harkless is the Founder and Media Consultant of Blue 16 Media, a full-service digital marketing company that provides website design, SEO and social media services. He is also the Blogger-in-chief for CEO Blog Nation (CBNation.co) a community of niche business blogs for entrepreneurs and business owners. 


Ariel Goldchain
New York Life Insurance Company




After 41 years as a New York Life Insurance agent, using Life Insurance, Investments, Retirement Products, and Long Term Care Insurance, we help provide financial security and peace of mind for individuals, their families, business owners, and their employees.


Sandy Modell
Wholistic Hound Academy


Government Relations Committee Chair
Sandy Modell, Canine Behavior Consultant and Founder and Head Trainer at Wholistic Hound opened the Wholistic Hound Academy in May 2017. Sandy has been training dogs using reward based positive reinforcement methods for over 20 years. Prior to opening the Academy, Sandy developed her program of group dog training classes that she taught through the City of Alexandria Recreation Department.


Christopher Burton
Kinneman Insurance



Chris has been working at Kinneman Insurance for 12 years. Offering home, auto and business insurance, Chris consults with clients to find the right coverages to fit their needs. He looks forward to cultivating and growing more relationships through networking.
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