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Bridges to Independence Welcomes New Board of Directors

Bridges to Independence Board Members

Bridges to Independence is excited to announce its 2024 Board of Directors and Officers, which includes six continuing and five new Directors, whose 3-year terms began on January 1st.  Three long-time volunteers rolled off the Bridges to Independence Board: Dina Land (Past President; Director since 2017), Jennifer Mulchandani (Past President; Director since 2016), and Scott Milam (Past Treasurer; Director since 2020). 

“The 2024 Board of Directors represents a diverse and accomplished group dedicated to furthering our mission. Their collective expertise and commitment to social change will steer Bridges to Independence towards a transformative era, implementing innovative strategies and fostering collaborations that will impact the families in our community,” said Fraser Murdoch, CEO. 

“The start of a new Board year is always an important milestone, and I am excited to work with this 2024 Board of Directors to further our commitment to combating homelessness and spearheading community-driven solutions to end systemic poverty in Arlington.”


  • President – Kenneth Moore 
  • Vice President – Scott Pedowitz
  • Secretary – Marc Flemming
  • Treasurer – Hope McCreary


  • Elizabeth Farrell
  • Aaron Fleisher
  • Pastor Craig Harcum
  • Shina Majeed
  • Ryan Murphy
  • Mike Pickett 
  • Cara Santos Pianesi 

“I chose to become a Board member so that I could participate in a mission that has a significant positive impact on people’s lives,” said Mike Pickett, a new Board member. “I hope to be able to bring my experience and professional skill set to assist the board and staff in executing the Bridges mission.”

Some new Directors had previously volunteered for Bridges at the programmatic level. “I chose to serve on the Board of Directors at Bridges to Independence after volunteering with Kickstart Kids over the summer,” said Elizabeth Farrell. “With a focus on families, Bridges to Independence helps people of all ages and backgrounds.”

Bridges encourages individuals who are interested in board-level leadership to join a committee and/or become active in engaging as a volunteer. More information on volunteer roles, including committees, is available on the Bridges website.