Who We Are
Board of Directors
David Black is from Northern Virginia outside Washington, D.C., where he currently lives with his family. David graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 and Georgetown University Law Center in 1996. Since 1996, David has practiced law and is currently the Co-Chair of the Government Contracts Team at Holland & Knight LLP, working in its Tysons Office. David practices in the Episcopal tradition and participates in St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls, Virginia, where he has served on the Vestry and as an acolyte.
Janna is the Head Duck at J. Duck Solutions. As a StoryBrand Certified Guide, paired with years of consulting, she sees first-hand how clear messaging, goals, and a strategic path create a brand experience that transforms customers and businesses. Janna thrives when working with visionaries, impossible projects, and crazy ideas. She has helped business leaders, owners, and nonprofits clear the roadblocks and reignite passion for their business by bringing clarity to their ideas and brand message. She is known for her creative solutions, bringing order to chaos, and implementing a path forward, leading to growth and increased customer retention.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration and tourism administration from New Mexico State University and a Master of Science in tourism from The George Washington University. She currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area but gets on a plane for adventures like hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro every chance she gets.
Dr. Teddy Reeves is a curator of religion at the Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture (NMAAHC), and is a multifaceted, award-winning producer that uses his many strengths to capture and curate cultural moments. Poised at the intersection of culture, spirituality, and digital media, Teddy’s work explores Black culture and history through tv, film, web series, docuseries, documentaries, and more. His work has been featured on the Root, CBS News, Washington Post, NPR, Religion News Service, Revolt tv, and other outlets.
Sought after as a cultural expert on Black spirituality and faith, Teddy helped to establish the Betsey Stockton Center for Black Church Studies at one of the oldest theological institutions in the United States. Dr. Reeves earned his B.A. from Hampton University, M.Div. from Princeton Seminary, and Ph.D. from Fordham University.
Teddy hails from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and now calls Baltimore and Brooklyn home.
Tammi J. Schneider holds the Danforth Chair of Religion at Claremont Graduate University. She specializes in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. She received her BA is in Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota and her doctorate in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania. Her books include: Sarah: Mother of Nations published by The Continuum International Publishing Group, Judges in the Berit Olam series published by Liturgical Press Mothers of Promise: Women in the Book of Genesis by Baker Academic Press, and An Introduction to Ancient Mesopotamian Religion by Eerdmans Publishing Company. She has participated in archaeological excavations in Israel and is presently the field manager at the excavation of Tel Akko in Israel. She serves as the secretary for Council for the Society of Biblical Literature and is a past President of the Pacific Coast Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. She is writing a book on “peripheral” men in the book of Genesis.
Darin Lowder is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Finance Practice and the Energy Industry Team. Darin focuses his practice on energy, project finance, project development, and related tax and public financing. He works to assist clients to efficiently address unique challenges in developing and financing renewable, alternative and conventional energy projects. Darin has focused on incorporating risk mitigants such as the growing energy-related insurance products and public-private partnerships (P3) as part of the ownership and financing structures evolving in this space.
Darin has negotiated innovative energy output and investment tax credit insurance policies for solar power projects, helped to finance numerous community solar and other distributed generation portfolios, and managed diligence efforts, financing negotiations, and documentation for large utility scale renewable and conventional fuel projects. He also regularly represents lenders in other significant non-recourse project finance transactions.
He speaks regularly on project financing, structuring renewable energy transactions, negotiating power purchase agreements, and related community solar issues. In the past two years, he has assisted clients on projects totaling over 5,000 MW (5 gigawatts) worth more than $3.2 billion.
Mr. Lowder has a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a JD from George Mason University School of Law. He resides in Bristow, Virginia with his family.