Board of Directors
MUM’s Board of Directors are a group of professionals from varying backgrounds, who generously donate their time and expertise to guide the mission, vision and finances of the organization to ensure that the needs of its clients and staff are met.
Dewey Reeves became the Executive Director of MUM on October 1, 2020. He is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, a graduate of Jackson State University, Cleveland State University and Advanced Leadership at Kent State University and George Washington University.
Derrick Owens joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2016 and became Vice President in 2017. Derrick regularly helps with MUM’s Mobile Pantry and canned food drives…
Board Vice President
Tara Z. Kern
Tara Z. Kern, DC, CCSP® joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2019. Dr. Kern relocated to the DMV area from Rochester, NY in 2017.
Rosemary “Ro” Clarke joined the board of MUM in 2017. Professionally, Ro is a projects coordinator, and accounts receivable and payable administrator for Capitol Pool Service, Inc…
Marge Higgins joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2020. She retired in early 2019 after a 33-year career with the federal government...
Past President / Board Member
Elizabeth (Betsy) Binckes
Betsy Binckes first became involved with MUM by volunteering in the Joseph A. Mattingly Jr. Food Pantry in 2011 and joined MUM's Board of Directors a year later.
Sanita DeBose joined the board of MUM in 2016. She came with a long and diverse history of community service and volunteering...
Ben Ferrell started working with MUM as a volunteer in 2017, working at the mobile food pantry and fundraising events.
Abbe Levin showed up to volunteer at a Sunday mobile pantry during the early days of the COVID crisis, and never stopped showing up.
William Moore joined the board of MUM in 2013. Bill lends his expertise and support to a number of organizations including the Wheaton Urban District Advisory Committee, where he serves as Secretary.
Jules O’Rear, Ph.D., joined MUM’s Board of Directors in 2012. Jules moved to the Washington, DC area in 1999 when he accepted a position with the FDA where he works currently as a Supervisory Microbiologist...