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.  
 
David Hofmann: KCA Interim President
 
David and his family settled in Kentlands in 2006 following an extended 18 year residence in China and Hong Kong. He lives in the Hill District with his wife Tara and their 2 dogs, Milo & Minnie. Their son Jonathan is a Junior at the College of the Holy Cross where he is studying Economics and their daughter Caitlin is a sophomore D1 swimmer at Lehigh University studying Civil Engineering. David has been an active member of the community during his time here, having served as a member of the Board of Trustees for 6 years from 2016-2022 when he served as Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair prior to which he served on the BFAC. He also serves as a member of the Board of the Kentlands Community Foundation. Both Jonathan & Caitlin swam 12 seasons with the Kingfish and David & Tara were active volunteers. David has extensive business management experience, which he looks forward to continue sharing with the community in his role as Interim President.
Asya Smith: 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.
Haslyn Hunte: Vice Chair
 
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.
Jean Foschetti: Treasurer
 
Jean has lived with her family in Kentlands for over 10 years, and they enjoy the many different activities and events the community has to offer. She is currently a Senior International Media Program Officer for the Department of State, where for the past 20 years she has served both as a diplomat and in the civil service. Her work has always emphasized the importance of effective communication, and she has continuously engaged and connected with people from many different cultures and backgrounds.
 
As a Board member, her goal is to utilize her communications background to serve her community, to actively listen to each voice that wishes to be heard, to take the time to understand different viewpoints and to effectively find common ground and positive solutions. 
Charlie Shull: Secretary
 
Charlie is a lawyer and policy professional focusing on federal environmental, energy, natural resources, and mining laws and policies. 
 
For over 13 years, he has held commercial, government relations, and legal roles while working in Pittsburgh, Houston, New Orleans, and now Washington, DC.
 
Charlie earned his juris doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Houston and his Bachelors in Politics & Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh’s Honors College. He is licensed to practice law in Texas and Pennsylvania. 
 
Charlie enjoys volunteering as a Tee-ball coach for the City of Gaithersburg and providing pro bono legal services to indigent, out-of-state clients. He also sits on the Kentlands Community Foundation’s Board of Directors as the KCA Board of Trustees’ liaison.  
 
Charlie and his family are thrilled to establish their long-term roots in Kentlands’ very welcoming, charming, and engaged community!
 
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.