Kentlands Citizens Assembly

Board of Trustees

The Kentlands Citizens Assembly (KCA) is governed by an elected President and a five-member Board of Trustees, who serve staggered two year terms and set policies for the Kentlands. The Board functions as a legislative branch that adopts an annual budget, levies and collects assessments, appropriates funds, and takes other actions as permitted by governing documents.
 
The President serves as a one-person executive branch. Elected for a two-year term, the President oversees the Assembly's management staff, implements Board initiatives, and administers the management and operation of the Assembly on a day-to-day basis. The KCA Board of Trustees can be emailed at board@kentlands.com.

Board of Trustee meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month at the Kentlands Clubhouse or via Zoom and are open to all Kentlands Citizens Assembly residents. Please check the calendar for meeting dates. Approved minutes are available for resident review.  
 
Chris Campbell: KCA President
 
Chris moved into the Kentlands in 1999. His wife joined him on the Bluff starting in 2011 and they have three children. He served on the KCA Board of Trustees from 2013-2017 and as Chair from 2014-2017. In addition, Chris also served as the interim Executive Director of the Kentlands Community Foundation (KCF) in 2016. He also served on the Kentlands Condominiums Board for many years. 
 
Chris has worked with high school or college students for over 25 years. He has coached a variety of sports in MCPS and at the university level, winning several state and conference championships. He was a women’s basketball coach and a golf coach at the collegiate level from 2004-2013, working at The Catholic University of America, Marymount University, University of Delaware and University of Maryland. He has also coached at Churchill, Sherwood, and Quince Orchard High Schools. He currently works in the English department at Quince Orchard High School.
Ken Dretchen: Chair
 
Ken Dretchen was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2019 and currently serves as the Treasurer. For the last four years he has also chaired the Budget and Finance Advisory Committee which gives him an excellent understanding of the financial underpinnings of the community. During 2019 he was the Treasurer of the Kentlands Community Foundation Board of Directors. In addition, he is a member of the (Building 140) Condominium HOA Board and serves as the Treasurer.
 
Ken and Johann Dretchen moved to the Kentlands seven years ago. Prior to that they lived in the Fox Hills Green Community behind Quince Orchard High School where he was elected as the President of the HOA. Ken retired from Georgetown University Medical Center in 2016. During his 44 years of service to the university he served as the Dean for Research, the Chief Operating Officer of the Medical Center, Senior Vice President of the Medical Center and Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. He continues to teach second- and fourth- year medical students.
 
As a member of the Board of Trustees his goal is to foster greater interactions and dialogue between the Board and the Kentlands community.
Asya Smith: Vice Chair
 
Asya has more than 20 years of executive and senior management experience for award-winning government contractors and other companies. She is currently a Vice President at Favor TechConsulting. Prior to that, she served as VP of Public Sector at Acxiom, Chief Operating Officer at both SysArc and VariQ. Earlier in her career, she was vice-president and director at Zenith-American Solutions, Energy Enterprise Solutions, and Fannie Mae.
 
Asya earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in information technology at the Technical University of Sofia. Asya received her MBA in international business at Johns Hopkins University. Asya has lived in the Kentlands for 6 years, with her husband and their three children. She has served on BFAC and the Green Team and is returning to the Board after a couple of years break after acting as Secretary and liaison to KHT and BOCC for 2 years.
Jeff Buchsbaum: Trustee
 
“The Kentlands is a wonderful place that I care about deeply. The capacity of Kentlands to enable social interaction is one of the reasons this community, to me, shined and shines still during the pandemic.”
 
Jeff is a physician scientist by training and has worked at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Indiana University and now at NIH. Having served on many academic and medical committees, both internal and international, he is prepared to now represent homeowners on the Kentlands Board of Trustees.
 
Jeff has been an active member of KHT for about three and a half years and looks forward to:
·         Helping the Kentlands simultaneously adapt to new challenges and technologies while maintaining its special charm and character.
·         Serving the Community.
·         Defending and expanding the capacity for people in Kentlands to enrich each other’s lives through interaction, art, and education.
 
Jean Foschetti: Treasurer
Haslyn Hunte: Secretary
 
Haslyn, his wife Anne, and two sons who are currently attending Quince Orchard High School, moved to the Kentlands in 2016 from Morgantown, West Virginia. 
 
Currently, Haslyn is an Associate/Senior Research Scientist at Booz Allen. Prior to doing the government contracting circuit in the area, he was a graduate Public Health faculty member at both West Virginia University and Purdue University. Haslyn holds a PhD in Health Services Organization and Policy from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and master's degrees in Public Health and Public and International Affairs both from the University of Pittsburgh (Hail to Pitt). 
 
Haslyn has served as a key volunteer helping to organize and execute Kentlands Under the Lights each year since 2016, a key volunteer on the Kentlands Kingfish Swim Team co-managing Concessions (and cooking the pulled pork and jerk chicken) and most recently served as a course marshall for the Kentlands 5K. 
 
As a Board Member, his goal is to lead in growing a stronger sense of community by improving or adding opportunities to come together.