Tenants’ Association Officers

 

The Tenants’ Association creates a sense of community and shared responsibility, inspiring residents to take pride in their homes, and ownership of their quality of life. In addition to initiating social activities and educational opportunities, the Association gives residents a means to effectively express their opinions and play an active role in the community.

Sharon Best
President

Sharon Best was born and raised in Washington, DC to Edward and Gloria Marshall. She is their youngest daughter.

Upon graduating from Ballou Sr. High school, Sharon attended Nursing School in Pittsburg, PA. She joined the Navy while still in school.

Sharon met her future husband when they were both stationed in Norfolk VA. From that union, Kim Audrey was born. Sharon also has four grandchildren, Adrianna, Diara, Eric II, and Kelly.

Sharon earned her first Master’s Degree in theology, and another in psychology. She even became a ministe, working in the Prison Ministry at her church, as well as at CSOSA, where she matched returning ex-offenders with mentors from various churches in northwest DC.

Sharon is currently pursuing her Doctorate in theology.

Sharon is exceptionally active in the Cedar Lane Community, servng as chair of the 2018 Holiday Party. In 2019, Sharon was encouraged to become an officer in the Tenant’s Association, where she was elected President.

“What a humbling experience it is to be elected,” she said. “I would like to see more participation within the Association. I want to work closely with Tonya, the Activities Coordinator.”

Carol Drury
Vice President

Carol Drury served as a rehabilitation supervisor for 27 years, overseeing counselors. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in human resource development and a PhD in clinical counseling.

Kathy Moran
Treasurer

Kathy Moran was born in a small town in southern California, the oldest of eight children. She and her husband Jack were married 44 years, and had one beautiful daughter, Jennifer. “The light of my life,” Kathy says. She has three grandchildren – Brennan who is now in the Air Force, Cameron who is at the Air Force Academy and McKenna who is studying to become a nurse.

Kathy started working at the age of 17 and took college courses in business administration and accounting. She worked steadily in accounts receivable, accounts payable, cost accounting and payroll. “There were no computers back then, so we did everything by hand,” she added.

In 1995, she was offered a job in Washington State in the development office of a foundation, overseeing fundraising and foundation requests and supporting the foundation board of 25.

Kathy moved into Cedar Lane in 2017. “Since my daughter lived in this area, I was able to be closer to her and still be independent,” she said. “I have made many good friends here and am pleased to serve as Treasurer of the Tenants’ Association.”

Sally Lehman
Secretary

Sally Lehman grew up in Chappaqua, New York and attended the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where she met her husband. She worked as an executive secretary in New York City for several years until the birth of her children.

In later years, she was a bookkeeper for her husband’s lighting fixture business. She also taught piano in her home in the afternoons. She has two children, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Sally has done a great deal of volunteer work through the years including work as treasurer for two church organizations, serving as secretary and president of the Society Hill Garden Club in Breton Bay. She was also director and pianist for the Senior Vibes band and chorus for more than 15 years. She and her husband moved to Leonardtown in 1991.

After moving to Cedar Lane in June of 2016, she became involved in playing the piano for a weekly music hour. She has enjoyed being secretary of the Tenants Association and looks forward to achieving even more good work this year.