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 Board 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.
Yamil Hernández: Chair
 
Yamil and his wife moved to the Kentlands in 2016 from Germantown.  Soon after arriving, he joined the KCA's Budget and Finance Advisory Committee (BFAC) in 2017 for the 2018 budget planning cycle.  He is currently the Chair of the KCA Board of Trustees.
 
Yamil's professional experience has focused in the development and  commercialization of therapies for patients with rare diseases and the microbiome.   He has held leadership positions in business development & licensing, information  technology, project management and finance within the pharma/biotech industry.  He  also held a commission in the Coast Guard Reserves, with an activation to  the  Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
 
Dave Hofmann: Vice-Chair
 
David and his family have made the Kentlands their home since 2006 following an extended 18 year residence in China and Hong Kong where he ran several businesses involved in US-China trade and investment.  David lives in the Hill District with his wife Tara and their children, Jonathan and Caitlin. The family is a very active participant in the Kentlands Kingfish where Tara has served on the Board.  David actively supports the Kingfish behind the scenes and serves as a USA Swimming official.  David is a regular platelet donor to the American Red Cross.
 
David has served the KCA since 2015 originally as a member of the Budget & Finance Committee and then as a Board member since 2016 when he initially served as the Treasurer.  He has held the position of Vice Chair since 2017.  He also serves as a board member to the Kentlands Community Foundation.  David looks forward to continuing to support the community in his role as Vice Chair. 
Mary McClung: Secretary 
 
Mary moved to the Kentlands with her family in the summer of 1999 from Darnestown. She and her husband have three sons and four grandchildren. Mary is a retired CPA having spent the final 18 years of her career working in the hospitality industry concluding her time heading a group in accounting which recorded the capital improvements for the largest hotel REIT in the US.
 
As a Kentlands resident, Mary is especially concerned about maintaining the community as one of the premier locations in the county. The financial strength of the community is a critical interest given her background and the same for the capital structure of the Kentlands. She is also interested in improving the relationship with the business district in the Kentlands. Mary says, "It’s not just about the money, I want to support new and interesting events for our residents."  In retirement, Mary travels and spends time with her grandchildren, they are her top priorities except for the KCA board of course.
Ken Dretchen: Treasurer
 
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.
John Ingrassia: Trustee
 
John has lived in the Kentands since 2001 with his wife Dayna. They have raised their five children in the Kentlands and have served the community in a number of capacities. John has served as Chair of the Board of Code Compliance, Chair of the Kentlands Community Foundation and Chair of the Kentlands Downtown Working Group and made significant impacts and improvements along the way. John also currently serves as the Kingfish concessions manager and as co-chair of Kentlands Under the Lights.
 
John is a senior counsel at the international law firm Proskauer Rose and advises on a full range of foreign investment and antitrust matters across industries including, chemicals, pharmaceutical, medical devices, telecommunications, financial services consumer goods and health care. He is the first call clients make in matters relating to competition and antitrust, CFIUS or foreign investment issues.  For more than 20 years, John has counselled businesses facing the most challenging antitrust issues and helped them stay out of the crosshairs - whether its distribution, pricing, channel management, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or price gouging compliance.