National Capital Chapter

PRSA NCC Leadership 2024

Chapter Officers and Board of Directors

Our chapter is governed by a board of directors, which includes chapter officers and directors. The immediate past president also serves as a voting ex-officio member of the board.

Chapter Officers

Karin Drinkhall, APR & PMP
Director of Communications, CNA Corporation
Crystal Borde
Vice President and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practice Lead, Vanguard Communications
Rakeem Mosey, APR
Communications Lead, The Bowen Group
Megan Sweeney
Public Relations Director, American Staffing Association
Jaya Koilpillai Bohlmann, APR
Vice President
Founder and Chief Consultant, Designing Communication
Thomas Campbell, APR
Vice President
Communications Consultant, Deloitte Consulting, Customer & Marketing Group


Adiya Mobley
Senior Vice President and Partner, FleishmanHillard
Southerlyn Marino Reisig
Founding Partner, Newport Partners Public Affairs
Mike Smith
CEO, GreenSmith PR and MSBD, Inc.
Carol Wilkerson
Assistant Vice President for Communications & Media Relations, American University
John Yaglenski
Director of Communications and IT, IEEE-USA

Erika Boenisch
Strategic Advisor, U.S. Air Force
Tara Clements
Director of Strategic Communication, U.S. Army
Alicia Davidson
Corporate Marketing and Communications, Barbaricum
Denise Douglas
Director of Communications, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office
Larry Parnell
Associate Professor, The George Washington University
Amy Hudson
Communications Director at the Air & Space Forces Association
Leah Dergachev, MBA
Immediate Past President (ex-officio)
Chief Storyteller, Austley


Committee Leaders:

Accreditation (APR) Committee Co-chairs:

Mark Erwin, APR

Jennifer Strohm, APR

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-chairs:

Crystal Borde

Carol Wilkerson

Ethics Officer:

Samantha Villegas, APR

Hall of Fame:

Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Marcom Committee Co-chairs:

Alex Budzynski

Zane Landin

Membership Committee Co-chairs:

Elizabeth Edel

Remi Lederman

Mid-Atlantic District Representative:

RJaya Koilpilai Bohlmann, APR

Nomination Committee Chair:

Leah Dergachev

Professional Development Committee Co-Chairs:

Jackie Gulley

David Rodewald

Programming: Assn-Nonprofit Co-Chairs:

Laura Gross

Diana Olson

Christie Phillips, APR

Alysa Reich

Scott Ward

Sponsorship Committee Co-chairs:

Lisa Chensvold

Philicia Thompson

University Relations Committee Co-chairs:

Bianca Prade

Rhyanna Wiethe


To contact any of our Officers or Board members, please email them at

Past Presidents

Chapter Sponsors