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 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.
Dave Hofmann: 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 of the Kentlands Community Foundation. David looks forward to continuing to support the community in his role as Vice-Chair. 
John Ingrassia: Vice Chair
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 it's distribution, pricing, channel management, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, or price gouging compliance.
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.
Asya Smith: Secretary
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.