Meet the Board

100% volunteer. 100% dedicated to Sterling.

Meet the Board

100% volunteer. 100% dedicated to Sterling.

Cheryl Villalobos


Cheryl Villalobos moved to Sterling Park in 1993 with her husband, Matt, to raise their family. While her six children attended Park View High School, she jumped in to help wherever was needed- feeding the football team, the drama club, girls soccer, the volleyball team, girls lacrosse, cross country, and the track team. She worked on Project Graduation for 12 years, leading it for three of those years. She organized the bi-annual craft & vendor shows and still runs them in March and November. As each of her kids headed off to college, she wanted to get more involved in the Sterling community. She founded the Sterling Park Neighborhood Exchange (SPNE) Facebook group to help keep neighbors informed of local happenings. Through the SPNE, she met Aaron Gilman, who was actively volunteering to make Sterling better. He invited her to join the Sterling Foundation Board and later encouraged her to manage the vendors for Sterling Fest. She is a receptionist/assistant at the Glass Door Salon and attends Chantilly Bible Church. 2019 will be Cheryl’s fifth year on the Sterling Foundation Board of Directors but her second year as chairman of the board. She loves the collaboration of her 15 board members to make the community a better place for all.

Sterling Foundation Chair Cheryl Villalobos
Vice Chair & Fundraising Chair Amber Kerico

Amber Kerico


Amber Kerico is a born and raised resident of the Sterling Park community. She has been actively involved in community leadership her entire life, spending much of her life as a coach at the summer league and high school level. She is a former All-American swimmer from the University of Mary Washington where she completed her biology degree. Last year, she fundraiser 32,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Campaign, where she was won the community service award for the DC chapter of LLS. She is currently Vice Chair for the Sterling Foundation, and head of fundraising. In her free time, Amber loves lifting heavy weights, family time, and cuddling with her dog Bear.

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Rebecca Fanning


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Sterling Foundation Secretary Nancy Gallagher

Nancy Gallagher


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SHHPC Chair Todd Gallant

Todd Gallant


Todd and his wife of 26 years, Tracy, moved their young family into the Sterling area in 2004. His two children, both graduated of Park View, are now grown and married with kids of their own. Todd is a doting grandfather, a graduated of Penn State University, and currently works as a real estate agent with the Weichart Group. Although he’s slowed down a little in his middle-aged years, Todd still enjoys most outdoor activities and can regularly be found at many of the county vineyards and breweries with his wife and friends on the weekends. He enjoys wood working and is also a member of several community organizations, including VFW Post 1177, American Legion Post 150, and has been a member of the Sterling Foundation for several years.

Gardens Chair Jonathan Carter

Jonathan Carter


Jonathan is a long-time volunteer and a third generation member of the Sterling Foundation. He has owned the local business Bull Dog Contracting LLC, which specializes in residential remodeling and repairs, for almost six years. He is a Dominion High School graduate, and enjoys fishing and being outdoors in his free time.

Marketing & Social Media - Charlotte Gallant

Charlotte Gallant


Charlotte was raised in Sterling Park, and has been involved with the community her whole life, working at local establishments as well as being involved with the band department while at Park View. She went to school at George Mason University and works as a Foster Parent Training Specialist at For Children’s Sake of Virginia. She loves working with the Sterling Foundation, helping the community and sharing their story with the community, and is blessed to have Ms. Lawver working with her to help modernize the Sterling Foundation’s brand. She lives with her husband, cat, and dog, and enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time.

Heather Lawver


Heather firmly believes in the strength and support that comes from a true hometown, whether you’re born and raised, or have adopted yours by choice. As a military brat, Heather moved around a great deal before finally settling here in Sterling. She was honored to contribute her time and talents when recruited to be the organization’s new webmaster in 2018. Her role soon grew, partnering with Ms. Gallant to completely overhaul the Foundation’s branding, marketing, mission statement, and website. Heather brings a wide variety of skills and experience to her work, having founded her first community organization at age 7, and her first non-profit at age 13. In her private life, Heather enjoys writing, photography, painting, jewelry making, and spending time with her big white fluffy dog, Tyberius. If you should have any questions or concerns about the website, feel free to contact her at

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Melissa Browning

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Brandon Buchholz-White

Brandon Buchholz-White

Brandon and his husband moved to Sterling in April 2015. He has worked in our community at the
Dulles Lowe’s since 2012 and has been with the company for 14 years.
He grew up in Lakeland, GA, a small town in South Georgia and enjoys the fact that Sterling reminds him of hometown values and hospitality.
Brandon attended Valdosta State University and graduated with a Bachelors in Political Science. There he participated in Model UN and championed many fundraising projects to send his team to
competitions in Atlanta, New York and China.
His volunteer career started in his hometown where he organized many community beautification
projects, tutored students after school, and worked with the local 4-H office.
He has served as an election officer for 14 years, currently serves on the Forest Ridge Homeowners Association as the Vice President, is a member of the Loudoun County Democratic Committee, and is currently in his second year as a Sterling Foundation Board Member.
He joined the Sterling Foundation to make positive lasting impacts on our community. He is passionate about keeping the hometown feel Sterling has and making it a destination for diversity and family values. As he and his husband look to expand their family, he wants Sterling to be a friendly, inclusive environment to raise their children for many years to come.

Rony Coker

Rony Coker

Rony Coker and her husband, Darren, moved to Sterling Park in 1992. They raised 3 children here, while volunteering on the Guilford PTA, the Lower Loudoun Football League, the Lower Loudoun Baseball League and the Lower Loudoun Softball League. This is Rony’s fifth year on the Sterling Foundation Board of Directors and leads the Sterling community stream clean up. She works at Park View High School and is known as an environmental enthusiast. She cares about the planet, our waterways and being able to enjoy fresh blue crabs. Her favorite place in all of Sterling is her front porch. A porch like no other. Darren brought Rony a piece of her beloved West Virginia by building a very unique porch for their home here in Sterling.
Rony is known as the woman who could sell a comb to a bald man. She likes doing what she does and enjoys being with people.

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Julie Kerico

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Joan Kowalski

Joan Kowalski

Joan went to Herndon High School and James Madison University, and has been the owner and president of Bob Ross Inc since 1988. She has been a huge part of marketing Bob Ross and keeping his art alive today! She is very active in the community, and is involved in the Loudoun County NAACP, Loudoun County Art Advisory Committee, League of Women Voters Loudoun Chapter, Loudoun County Democratic Committee, Saint John Neumann Catholic Church, and has been on the Sterling Foundation since 2014.

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Jason Testerman

Jason has been a part of the Sterling community for the last 8 years as the Park View High School Athletic Director. During his time in Sterling, he has worked hard to improve the overall facilities and participation of all of the Park View cluster schools. Mr. Testerman is excited to work on the Sterling Foundation board and his goal to bring together and galvanize the Sterling community and alumni as much as possible. When not working, Jason enjoys spending time with the running community, as he has participated and finished 8 marathons. Growing up for most of his early years in the Midwest, he attended Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Mr. Testerman is passionate about the Sterling community and wants to make a real difference to our rising youth. Go Patriots!!

Nick Wilt

Nick Wilt

Nick is the Manager at the Sterling Community Center and has been a Sterling Foundation Board Member since 2011. He has worked for Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services for 15 years. He enjoys working with the foundation to help plan Sterlingfest each year. Nick is a baseball and basketball coach in his free time and likes to play golf.

Additional Leaders

Matt Villalobos

Matt Villalobos


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Kevin Chroninger


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