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Isaac Asare - President and Director, area of interest: Technology Development

Isaac Osei Asare’s love for community media lead him to establish Mystical Poets Productions with clients ranging from education, government, small business, corporate, medical, and legal firms. Isaac takes pride in fatherhood and being involved in the DC Metropolitan community. Some of his community involvement includes being a board member of the Montgomery County Community Action Board, active role at Idylwood Presbyterian Church, and a previous board member of Montgomery Community Television. Isaac is an award-winning producer recently being recognized for his work in 3 public access stations in the DC Metro area. Isaac’s resume includes work with the City of Rockville, City of Takoma Park, Prince George’s Community College, DC Public Television, and Montgomery Community Television. Solo productions include over 20 projects throughout his public access involvement (5 of which are series) and currently produces a radio show here at FPA.

Ingrid Parris-Hicklin - Vice President and Director, area of interest: Promotional Development

Ingrid Parris-Hicklin has been a member of Fairfax Public Access since 2012.  Since becoming a member she has produced and hosted 65 television episodes of Ingrid's World and 5 episodes of Take Charge.  Ingrid retired from Fairfax County Government as the Deputy Director for the Office of Public Private Partnerships.   As a Fairfax County employee she was the recipient of numerous awards.  Most notably she received the A. Heath Onthank Award for merit which is the highest honor that Fairfax County Government awards to its employees. In 2017 Ingrid was honored by Miss Greater Prince William County Scholarship Program with the "Women of Courage" Award. She is past president of the Rotary Club of Tysons Corner, National Capital Region Society of Certified Public Managers, and Jack and Jill of America, Inc., Prince William County Chapter.  She is currently serving as Chaplin of the Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.  Ingrid is a graduate of City College of New York, Bachelor of Arts in Education.  She received her certification as a Certified Public Manager (CPM) from the Institute for Regional Excellence, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and George Washington University.

Steve Mullen – Treasurer and Director, area of interest: Finance Operation Development

As a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Cost Analyst, Mr. Mullen serves the FPA Board of Directors as its Treasurer and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Steve has a MS in Industrial Management and a BS in Accounting, and is a Senior Systems Analyst for Coleman Research Corporation. He served as an officer in the Air Force Officer for over 22 years, principally in financial management, program management, budget, cost analysis, and audit. Steve previously served on the Board of Directors for a Non-Profit in Illinois, with the last 3 Years as Chairman. His experience with FPA Channel 10 includes contributing to "Sports Scope" (starting in 1997), initially on audio and camera, then as Co-Host and Assistant Producer, Editor, and Occasional Director. He also worked on "Fantasy Football Review" as Director and Editor; "Non-Profit Network" as Editor; and assisted in numerous other Studio and Field Production Shoots at Channel 10 in earlier years. He has worked at radio and television stations in Colorado and Illinois with sportscaster play-by-play experience in football, basketball, baseball and ice hockey at both high school and college level. He also worked as sports director and sportscaster with Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).

Gayle Yiotis - Secretary and Director, area of interest: TBD

Gayle Yiotis is a producer at FPA. Her talk show, Potluck: the anything and everything talk and entertainment TV show, is now in its 11th year.

Gayle is a retired archivist from the Smithsonian Institution and a former member of the Society of American Archivists (2003-2010) and Academy of Certified Archivists (2004-2010). Gayle can be found in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women. Her vocation is historical research and writing.

She has a Master’s in anthropology (1992, George Washington University) and a Master’s in American history (2010, George Mason University). She has spent decades conducting in-depth genealogical, documentary, and historical research; and for years she conducted a research class in genealogy at the Vienna Community Center in Vienna, Virginia.

Her publications include:

Edward Palmer: The Man and His Family. Independently published, 2017.

“The Powhatan,” in Native Peoples of the World, Steven L. Danver, ed., Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, (November 2012).

“Henry L. Dawes” in Treaties with American Indians. Edited by Donald Fixico. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC- CLIO, December 2007.

“William F. Cody ‘Buffalo Bill’” in Encyclopedia of American Indian History. Edited by Bruce Johansen and Barry Pritzker Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, August 2007.

A Research Guide to the Native American Collections in the National Anthropological Archives/Human Studies Film Archives. Privately published by the Smithsonian Institution Native American Repatriation Review Committee. Washington, DC: 2002.

A Project Team Member for Native Language Preservation: A Research Guide for Establishing Archives & Repositories (2004–2005)

Kevin McFarland - Director, area of interest: Financial Management

Kevin McFarland is a financial advisor with Edward Jones whose office is in Falls Church, VA.  He has been involved in the financial services industry for 20 years. 

His educational background includes the College for Financial Planning, Georgetown University, Greenville College and Kaskaskia College.  He maintains the AAMS and CRPC certifications. 

While originally from Illinios, he has been in Washington, DC and the Northern Virginia area since the mid-1990s and is a resident of Falls Church. 

When not in the office or aiding his clients, Kevin enjoys snow skiing, scuba diving, and international travel.  He is also an ardent supporter of the arts.  During his international travels, Kevin's love of scuba diving has inspired him on his journeys to many locations, both domesic and international, in order to dive, and in the process he has become passionate about the preservation of coral reefs for others to enjoy. 

Ruth Bennett - Director, area of interest: Member Development

I am honored to have been appointed to the Board in July of 2014 and then elected by the members in September 2015. I will do my best to be a productive Board member and serve the interests of FPA and our members. I want to contribute to keeping FPA in the top tier of public access stations in the country.

As Director of Membership Development on the Board, I want to hear your comments and suggestions. Here’s how to get in touch with me: Email - or Phone - 703-655-4959.

I retired recently, having worked almost 29 years as a Federal employee, first in a one-stop shop customer service office as a computer specialist and then as a computer trainer for a variety of software programs. Later in my career I became a program manager responsible for my Agency’s leadership programs and writing and presentation training.

I’ve been a member of FPA since 1991 and am an active producer of a monthly show On the Go with AAUW that a friend and I started in 1991. Besides FPA I’m active in the Alexandria Branch AAUW (American Association of University Women) where I’ve held a number of leadership positions, Daughters of the American Revolution where I served as Recording Secretary and now serve as Honor Flight Coordinator for the John Alexander Chapter, and the School of Living, a small non-profit land trust, where I serve as corresponding secretary.

I have a B.A. from Pasadena College and two M.A.s - one from the University of California at Riverside and one from George Washington University.

Dr. Mary Gillam - Director, area of interest: Strategic Development

Dr. Mary M. Gillam is the Board Secretary for Fairfax Public Access.  She is also the Director of Strategic Planning.  A graduate of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, Dr. Mary M. Gillam is the owner of Executive Leadership Enterprise & Management Services, LLC which is a woman-owned, veteran-owned small business located in the Washington DC metropolitan area.  With over 35+ years of leadership, management, and information technology experience, Dr. Gillam is a retired Air Force Colonel and former member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) Corps with the Department of Defense at the Pentagon.  She is also a former business consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton.

The recipient of several civic and military awards, Dr. Gillam has led numerous award-winning organizations.  As the host of the local television show, “Leadership Table Talk”, Dr. Gillam has a passion for helping people maximize their team performance, increase their organization productivity, and align their strategic goals with their revenue projections.  Having lived in Europe, Dr. Gillam is a distinguished international keynote speaker.  She is also a certified John Maxwell Team leadership, speaker, coach, and trainer.  Certified in Lean Six Sigma, Dr. Gillam is a Green Belt in management and organizational development.

 As a former Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Director of Technology, Innovation, and Engineering, Dr. Gillam is a strong proponent of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).  Using her technical prowess, Dr. Gillam invented the new corporate leadership training tool, "The Leadership Build Zone."  In addition to being named 1/6 finalists in a nation-wide Innovation Cup competition, Dr. Gillam was recently interviewed by Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup of the Soul series, describing the unique attributes of this innovative game. 

An Amazon #1 best-selling author of 12 books, Dr. Gillam is the author of "Gifted to Lead: 4 Steps to Releasing Your Leadership Potential."  She is also the creator of the C.O.R.E Leadership Development Model. 

Reggie Marston - Director, area of interest: Radio Program Development

Reggie Marston has been with Fairfax Public Access since 2008. Reggie is executive producer and host of the radio show, The House P. I., which is produced and broadcast at the FPA studios and distributed nationally by the Salem Radio Network.  Reggie for the past 22 years is owner and principal inspector of REM Home Inspections, a home inspection and training firm located in Springfield, VA. Reggie was the original house detective on the national HGTV television show The House Detective from 2001-2007. Reggie graduated from the Northeast School of Broadcasting in Boston, MA. Reggie served for 8 years as a board member on Virginia’s Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors Board. Reggie was appointed to the board by Past Virginia Governor Kaine and reappointed by Governor McDonnell. Reggie has also served as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Home Inspectors as well as Treasurer of the Virginia Association of Real Estate Inspectors.