Campaign Team

anc_photo_shot.jpgMonica Roaché, Campaign Chair: Dr. Monica Roaché was elected a Commissioner on Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E. She has been an Assistant Principal of a middle school in Northern Virginia for the past thirteen years, as well as an Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University and Trinity College. Her family has resided in Georgetown for five generations and was featured in the book and video Black Georgetown Remembered and the 2004 Washington Post article “We’re Still Here.” She has served on the Parish Council for Epiphany Catholic Church in Georgetown, originally founded by her ancestors. She has been a Co-Block Captain for the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) and organized and championed the concerns of her Georgetown community. Recently she led the effort to rename the Rose Park tennis courts after two African AmericanGeorgetowners and tennis stars—sisters Margaret and Matilda Roumania Peters. Throughout her career Dr. Roaché has had a passion to work with children, developing mentoring programs and serving as President and current Treasurer for the DC Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children. Currently, she serves as member of the Ward2 Ed Network. Dr. Roache' has served on multiple planning committees and boards of organizations who provide services for children with special needs. Recently she was selected to serve on the Empowering Males High School Community Cabinet. She attended Hampton University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Dr. Roaché received her Doctorate Degree from The George Washington University in Bilingual Special Education with an emphasis in administration.

 

John Sonsalla, Campaign Manager: John has spent nearly a decade in the District and is an active member of the community. A first generation college graduate, John attended American University where he built on his passion for politics, policy, and education. After graduating, John helped organize grassroots engagement across the city for David Grosso's successful bid for an at-large seat on the DC Council and has been involved in other Council and Board of Education races. He is also deeply involved in Capital Partners for Education (CPE), a local nonprofit that works with motivated, low-income DC area youth to get to and through college. John has spent four years mentoring for CPE and helped found its Mentor Fundraising Council, through which John and other mentors raised over $13,000 in 2015. He also remains involved with American University, serving on the Young Alumni Board. John lives with his wife in Mount Vernon Triangle and works nearby for a law firm in Ward 2.

 

Jon Caley, Treasurer: Jon has been a DC resident since 2004 and has been lured into politics to serve as Jack's campaign treasurer for the second time. Jon graduated with a bachelor's degree from James Madison University in 2001 and a master's from George Mason University in 2005. He lives in Columbia Heights after recently moving from Dupont Circle, and is the President and CEO of FireTrail, Inc, a small business Information Technology consulting firm.


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