Katherine is the Principal and Founder of Beckett Square, which works primarily with private equity funds and other financial sponsors on topics including commercial due diligence, acquisitions and integrations, long- and short-term strategy, and performance improvement. Prior to starting Beckett Square, she was a Partner at Lock 8 Partners and a Manager at Bain & Company.
Katherine joined the DASH Board of Directors in 2021 and previously served as the treasurer and board member of 826DC, an organization dedicated to building the writing skills of DCPS students. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Vice Chair & Treasurer
Amon is a Senior Vice President at Neuberger Berman investment firm. Previously, he served as the Vice President at Franklin Templeton Investments and a Senior Research Analyst at Gabelli Asset Management. He joined the DASH Board of Directors in 2021 and currently serves as the Treasurer. He has also volunteered with the Ferocious Readers Center for Struggling and Dyslexic Students and Beyond the Boroughs, which focuses on scholarship opportunities for students.
Amon earned a BS and MA in electrical engineering from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Beth is the Director of Practice at CollaborateUp, an international consulting firm which advises businesses, governments, and non-profits on how to work together to solve big problems. She is a skilled facilitator, co-creator, and designer of inclusive approaches to international development and social innovation.
Previously, she served as a Communications and Advocacy Consultant at UNICEF and the National Emergency Response Council on HIV/AIDS. Beth joined the DASH Board of Directors in 2021. She earned a BA in journalism from Marquette University and an MPH in Health Communication from The Johns Hopkins University. She is trained in design thinking at the Stanford Design School.
AJ Dhaliwal is Special Counsel at Sheppard Mullin LLP with over 12 years of experience helping lenders, non-bank financial institutions, and other companies providing financial products and services in a wide range of matters including government enforcement actions, civil litigation, regulatory examinations, and internal investigations.
AJ has extensive experience as a board member of mandatory, voluntary and affinity bar associations, and 501(c)(3) non-profits. AJ is a past treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the DC Bar and is a volunteer with the Bar’s Advice and Referral Clinic and Landlord Tenant Resource Center. He has also served as pro bono counsel in cases through The Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and Kids in Need of Defense (KIND).
AJ is also a past-president of the South Asian Bar Association of Washington DC (SABA-DC). More recently, AJ serves on the Executive Board of the South Asian Bar Association of North America and on the Board of Directors of the Washington Council of Lawyers.
Jason is the Director of Business Development and Marketing at Mueller Associates, specializing in mechanical and electrical engineering, plumbing, and fire protection services. Previously, he held various leadership roles at multiple firms across the corporate commercial, architecture, engineering, and construction industry.
Jason has served on the DASH Board of Directors since 2020. He earned a BA in English and literature from Stevenson University, an MLA from The Johns Hopkins University. He’s currently pursuing with MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurial Marketing from The John Hopkins Carey Business School.
Sara Gibson is Co-Founder and CEO of 20°, a management consulting company that helps nonprofits, childcare providers and social enterprises extend income beyond philanthropy. A Saint Mary’s College Alumni, Sara is a strategic, collaborative, and high-energy social investment broker skilled in securing the necessary resources, relationships, and systems to create meaningful change. Her subject expertise include homelessness, early learning, arts, youth development, and District of Columbia politics.
Sara has deep nonprofit governance experience, serving as a former chair of Jubilee Jumpstart’s Board of Directors, Sitar Arts Center Leadership Council, and National Speech & Debate Association Board member. From grassroots and grasstops advocacy efforts to ending legacy practices that no longer serve current needs, Sara challenges the status quo to ensure organizations evolve to realize their boldest goals.
She is an EnVest Foundation 40 Under 40 honoree and a proud member of the Leadership Greater Washington class of 2015. An avid Francophile, home cook, and Polka fan, Sara lives in the District of Columbia with her husband and daughter.
A graduate of Yale University, The Wharton School, and John Hopkins, adds her duties as a board member at DASH to her existing list of impressive accomplishments.
Rachel Schiller is a member of the Senior Executive Service at the United States Department of State where she currently works to advance U.S. interests through international organizations, including the United Nations. She previously worked as a humanitarian and conflict resolution practitioner for various international and non-profit organizations.
Rachel joined the DASH board in 2023. She has a Masters and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in international relations with a focus on international conflict resolution, as well as a BA in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania.
Throughout her 25+ year career, Jeanne has developed and implemented programs locally and internationally, partnering across organizations and sectors and communicating results to stakeholders. She has served on several nonprofit boards in the DC area, including leadership service terms as President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and participation in Finance, Governance, and Development committees.
Jeanne is currently the Global Corporate Citizenship Program Manager at Accenture. She serves on the board of Back on My Feet, a national organization that combats homelessness through the power of running along with employment and housing resources. A global citizen, Jeanne has lived and worked in South Africa and Cambodia, and she enjoys traveling and collaborating with international teams.