About our Board

 

Board of Directors 

Dianna Colasurdo - Coming Soon!

Jordan L. Forney

Jordan Forney

 

Jordan is a Client Advisor at Bernstein Private Wealth Management, a global investment management and  research firm. In addition to supporting the philanthropic efforts of Georgetown Lombardi   Comprehensive Cancer Center through Friends of Lombardi, he also serves on the Board of Directors for Strive, a non-profit dedicated to spreading the power of character-driven leadership to student-athletes and coaches. Jordan earned his B.A. in Economics from Yale University

 

 

Matt Gugino

Matt Gugino

 

Matt is currently Vice President of Investor Relations at Danaher Corporation, a multi-industry science and technology company, based in Washington, D.C.  Prior to joining Danaher, Matt was an Equity Research analyst at both Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital in New York City after graduating from Villanova University.  Matt is excited to be part of the Friends of Lombardi organization – both he and his wife, Courtney, have been impacted by loved one’s having cancer and feel it is important to give back through such a great organization as Lombardi.  Matt and Courtney reside in Georgetown and have two young daughters, Emery and Cecily.  He enjoys spending time with his family, Buffalo sports, Villanova basketball, golf, and hockey.

 

Scott Grouten - Coming Soon!

Eric Islinger - Coming Soon!

Michael D. Lopes

Michael LopesMichael is a Vice President and Financial Advisor in Bernstein Private Wealth Management. He advises high-net-worth families, foundations and business owners on all aspects of wealth planning. For business owners, this includes pre-M&A planning and execution. Michael also works extensively with officers and executives of publicly traded companies on wealth planning matters related to stock-based compensation. Michael received a BA in political science from Lynchburg College and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Michael resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife Rachel and their two young children, Luke and Alexandra. When not spending time with his clients or working with FOL, Michael enjoys kiteboarding and playing guitar.

 

Adam Schindler

Adam is a founding partner and principal at Serten Advisors, a boutique commercial real estate advisory firm headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He serves on the boards of several local companies and professional organizations including Best Buddies, Friends of the Lombardi Cancer Center, the Jewish Social Services Agency, and the Rock & Roll for Children Foundation, Inc. Adam is also an active volunteer at the DC Capital Area Food Bank and Bread for the City and thoroughly enjoys supporting the community he was raised in. Adam was 2015 “Broker of the Year” in Maryland for Commercial Real Estate and has been one of Real Estate Bisnow’s “35 under 35” multiple times.

 

Brett Schweitzer

Brett Schweitzer

A native Washingtonian, Brett graduated from University of Maryland in College Park and now resides in downtown DC. Brett is a commercial real estate broker at CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services and investment firm in the world. Brett focuses on tenant and landlord representation throughout the Northern Virginia region. Brett’s father, Paul, was one of the pioneers of the Men’s Event for Prostate Cancer in 2000, and continues to play a major role in the Cancer Center’s efforts. Brett has been exposed and involved with Lombardi since an early age, and remains committed to making a difference in the fight against cancer. Cancer has had a direct impact on the Schweitzer family, which fuels and motivates Brett to raise awareness and advance the research that Lombardi excels in. Brett is an avid (and loyal) Washington sports fan, but has yet to witness any of his teams win a championship.

 

Alex Sevilla

Alex SevillaAlex is a Senior Vice President at Houlihan Lokey, a global investment bank, where he specializes in providing merger and acquisition advisory services to public and private companies in the government services and technology sector. He serves on the awards committee for multiple industry organizations that recognize leaders in the government contracting and technology sector, including the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, the Maryland Technology Council Industry Awards, and the ACG National Capital Corporate Growth Awards. Alex joined the Friends of the Lombardi Cancer Center Board of Directors to take a more prominent role in the fight against cancer which affects the lives of some many people every day. Alex went to the University of Miami and graduated with a B.A. in Business Management and Finance. He is married to his wife Kelly and has a two year old daughter named Charlotte. Alex enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, scuba diving, and offshore fishing.

Kelly Shires

Kelly ShiresKelly is a DC native who got involved with the Lombardi Gala through her parents, Mark and Molly Decker, in high school. Lombardi holds a special place in her heart, as her late sister-in-law was treated at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, Kelly was eager to join Friends of Lombardi and begin to give back on her own.  She and her husband, Patrick, have become deeply engaged in this wonderful organization, and try to bring in as many young professionals as they can. Kelly is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. She is the Alumnae President of her high school, Connelly School for the Holy Child, and volunteers for Catholic Charities. She is an avid reader, and loves to spend time with her seven nieces and nephews whenever she can.

Patrick Shires

Patrick ShiresPatrick is a DC transplant from down south in Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and bleeds orange and white year round. Shortly after graduation he moved to the DC area in January 2011 and began his career in the consulting world. Patrick became involved with Friends of Lombardi when he met his wife, Kelly, and began attending different events. He is currently a Senior Consultant with Dun & Bradstreet's government team in Reston, VA. He enjoys Tennessee athletics, jogging with his dog Peyton, and pick-up basketball games.

Mark Wooters - Coming Soon!

Jennifer Zutz

Jennifer works in State Government Affairs at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). She engages public sector purchasers and regulators to improve health care quality and drive accountable care. She works extensively on state delivery system reforms sparked by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Jennifer received a BA in communications from Loyola College in Maryland and an MHSA from Georgetown University. Jennifer grew up nearby in Potomac, Maryland and currently resides in Glover Park. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling and playing golf.