Board Chair

Doug Garrou, Esq. is a lawyer with Hunton & Williams, LLP, and a member of the firm’s litigation team. Doug is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the state of Washington, and has litigated cases in numerous federal and state courts over the past 25 years.

Harry Alferink is retired from the private sector in chemical manufacturing. He is professionally trained as a chemical engineer and also possesses an MBA.


Don Busick is currently Senior Vice President of Digital at Capital One. He leads an enterprise team through digital strategy, product innovation, product management, and operations across online, sales, and servicing products.

Jessica is a Licensed Behavior Analyst. She joined CA in 2003 and has been President & CEO since July 2018. In this role she collaborates with the Board of Directors to develop strategy pertaining to mission impact and financial sustainability, provides oversight of the strategic plan implementation; directly supervises leaders of mission initiatives, operations, finance,

Board Member

René Massey is a principal at The SalesBoost Companies. She has over 25 years of experience in working with organizations to facilitate growth and meet client needs through dynamic market changes.

Board Member

Nikia Dower, MS, CCC-SLP/L, BCBA, LBA is President of Dower and Associates, Inc., a small private speech/language and ABA practice in Loudoun County and Manassas City.

Board Member

Ronald David, M.D., FAAP, FAAN, FANA is a pediatric neurologist who has practiced in Richmond, Virginia since 1970. He is an honors graduate of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and completed his fellowship in pediatrics and neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Neurology (with special competence in Child Neurology).

VP - Operational Support

Nan Pemberton began her association with CA in 2012. She served first on the Executive Board of Directors as the Treasurer. In January 2018, she transitioned from the board to Vice President of Operational Support providing leadership and strategic oversight for the Human Resources, Payroll and Information Technology departments.

Vice President - Mission Initiatives

Courtney is a Licensed Behavior Analyst. She started with CA in 2015 as the Director of The Founders Center. In January 2018, Courtney became the Vice President of Mission Initiatives.