Why Join a Committee?

  • Learn about trends in estate planning.
  • Meet interesting colleagues and companies that support estate planning professionals.
  • Guide and support the work of the Council.


Which Committee is Right for You?

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Promote inclusiveness and diversity in the Council’s recruitment, membership, leadership, speakers, vendors, sponsors, and affiliates through awareness and education. Cultivate and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Committee Members:

     Chair: Jennifer Stone
     Tania Eggleston
     Colleen Lussier
     Sharda Setia
     Vera Golenzer



Develops governance documents and practices. Nominates individuals to serve as potential candidates for the Executive Committee.

Committee Members:
     Chair: Colleen Lussier
     Patience Alexander
     Colleen Lussier
     John Morgan
     Erica Swanton



Develop & implement a membership marketing & retention plan, along with staff. Promote membership in the Council. Engage and retain current members. Greet visitors and new members when they arrive, answer their questions, and introduce them to other NVEPC members.

Committee Members:

     Chair: Michael Byman
     Samira Farmer 
     Reid Dunavant



Create engaging and informative educational sessions for our members and guests. The Council has four (4) educational luncheons and two (2) educational webinars per year. 

The committee is responsible for setting educational objectives for the year, determining trending topics, and securing the speaker for each program. Follow-up with speakers is handled by NVEPC staff.

Committee Members:

     Chair: Christopher Pintauro 
     Blair Ege
     Deb Gandy
     Tania Eggleston
     Nancy Klain
     Anne Meltzer
     Melinda Merk



Market & secure new sponsors for the educational programs and networking events for the Council. Develop relationships with sponsors to ensure their complete satisfaction, obtain feedback and promote continued sponsorships.  Staff handles administrative work after sponsors are secured.

Committee Members:

Chair: C. Ware Palmer
Nick Kiniry
Rebecca Matecjek-Chang
Gregory Smolen


Do You Have the Time?

It’s less work than you might expect. Committees meet by phone, either monthly or quarterly. The work typically takes only 1-2 hours a month. For additional details, speak with the co-chairs of the committee that interests you or contact the NVEPC office.


Ready to Join a Committee?

Call 703-370-7435 or send an email to