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.
Ty Hardaway: President 
 
Hi I'm Ty.
 
I am an artist with a corporate history. I'm a California native. I discovered Kentlands while researching new urbanism for a federal housing revitalization project. My wife and I moved here in 2001. Our child attended both Rachel Carson Elementary and Lakelands Park Middle schools.
 
I have sat on the Kentlands Board of Trustees during two session and I am now your Assembly President. I am also a volunteer for the City of Gaithersburg Police Advisory Committee and I am a member of the city's Board of Supervisors of Elections among other things.
 
I hope to help all titleholders find meaningful and safe community here. In partnership with our Trustees and community management, I invite you to let us know how we can best serve the financial and social interests of Kentlands titleholders, their families and guests.
Board of Trustees
 
 
Greg Cohen: Chair 
 
Greg moved to the Kentlands with his wife in 2010 from the Lakelands. In 2016, he chaired the KCA's Budget and Finance Advisory Committee (BFAC). As BFAC Chair, he introduced a new snow reserve fund to mitigate the impact of large snowfall-related cost increases on titleholder assessments. 
 
You'll often find Greg at the Saturday market, or walking the neighborhood with his wife, son, and, daughter. As a private pilot, Greg also enjoys flying recreationally.
 
Greg's professional experience includes leadership positions in finance, strategic planning, and risk for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Dulles International Airport, Reagan National Airport, and the Dulles Toll Road. He has an undergraduate degree from Franklin & Marshall College, an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, and is a CPA.
 
Dave Hofmann: Vice Chair
 
David and his family settled in the Kentlands in 2006 following an extended 18 year    residence in China and Hong Kong where he ran several businesses involved in U.S.-   China trade and investment.  He lives in the Hill District with his wife Tara and  their    children Jonathan and Caitlin and 2 dogs, Mac & Minnie.  The family is a very  active  participant in the Kentlands Kingfish where Tara has served on the Board and  is  currently the Team Manager and David has actively supported the team behind  the  scenes for the last 6 years. David serves as the Treasurer of the Sports  Committee  at  Mary of Nazareth School in Darnestown as well as a member of the  Board of the  Maryland-China Business Council.  He is also active in supporting the  Villages  initiative, which is currently being established in the Kentlands.
 
David has extensive business management experience, which he looks forward to sharing with the community in his role as a Trustee.
 
Yamil Hernández: Treasurer
 
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 treasurer of the KCA, as well as the board liaison to the BFAC and Capital Projects Working Group (CPWG).
 
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.
 
Asya moved to the Kentlands with her family in 2015 after falling in love with the  neighborhood during a walk after a Vasilis lunch. In the last two years, she has  been a member of the KCA's Budget and Finance Advisory Committee (BFAC). She  has 2 kids in Rachel Carson Elementary School and a son in Quince Orchard High  School.
 
Asya's professional experience includes leadership positions in IT, operations,  strategic planning, and risk for government contractors, Fannie Mae, Zenith  American Solutions and Xerox. She has an MS in Computer Science and an MBA  from the Johns Hopkins University.
 
A native Washingtonian, Karen moved to the Kentlands Old Farm District near the Arts Barn. in July 2013 and fell in love with the community. She immediately started writing for the Kentlands Town Crier and became involved in Kentlands committees and activities, a good way to build toward a greater role in the community. You'll find Karen performing with Kentlands Acoustic Jam at community and Kentlands Foundation events including Kentlands Under the Lights, Kentlands 5K, and Oktoberfest. Her articles for the Crier raised awareness about key issues that impact the community, and she started a Homeowners Corner column that provided guidance to residents about roof replacement and other areas of interest.
 
Karen has extensive volunteer and community leadership experience, which she brings to the KCA Board of Trustees. She served on her prior community's Board of Directors, as well as on the Board for the Friends of Dyke Marsh and the National Grants Management Association. She was appointed to the Executive Board for Women of Achievement in Maryland History under the Governor's Office and First Lady of State Frances Glendening, and received a Mayoral appointment (in Alexandria) to the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Neighborhood Task Force. Professionally, Karen is a national consultant and subject matter expert in federal grants and compliance requirements.
 
Karen served on the KCA Communications and Elections committees in prior years. She participates in the Kentlands Film Society and Garden Club, and frequents the Saturday Farmers Market. She loves to take pictures, walk and jog in the neighborhood, although she admits to being the slowest jogger on the planet.