Staff – BOD2019-01-05T19:12:19+00:00

TERRY TIERNEY
Chairman, Board of Directors

Terry has been a proud member of The NCC since June 2007 singing in the Baritone section. Terry returned to singing in 1992 when he was a member of the Portland (Maine) Symphony Choral Group, sang in the Little Rock (Arkansas) Catholic Cathedral Choir and since 1997 with the Hagerstown (Maryland) Choral Arts.

He and his wife, Kathy, of 38 years are proud parents of 5 children and 4 grandchildren. They are active members for the St. Ann Catholic Church in Hagerstown.

Terry is President of a 41-store footwear chain known as Super Shoes. He started out in the shoe business in Cincinnati, OH, selling shoes part time as a college student. Terry served in Wiesbaden, Germany, as an officer in the U.S. Army. Terry holds a Business Management degree from the University of Cincinnati.

“I have received so much by being a member of this wonderful organization. Serving on the Board of Directors is one way I can give back!”

REV. JOHN W. CUSHWA
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

John W. Cushwa was born and raised in Berkeley County, WV. He grew up on a dairy farm west of Martinsburg. After graduating from Shepherd College with a B.A. degree in Secondary Education, he taught for one year in Pendleton County, WV. In August of 1970 he married his wife Jeanie, who is now retired from teaching. In 1971 he returned to Berkeley County to become the band director at Hedgesville High School.

After teaching for several years, John resigned to return to manage the family farm and orchard. In 1982 he purchased the Martinsburg Printing Company, which he operated until 2002 when he sold the business and entered Wesley Theological Seminary as a full-time student in Washington, D. C. from which he graduated with a degree of Master of Divinity in May of 2005.

In March of 2006 he was called to the historic Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, where he served as pastor retiring in September of 2013. In May of 2008 he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree.

John continues to preach several times a month and is currently serving on several Shenandoah Presbytery committees and is a Commissioner to the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic of the Presbyterian Church (USA). John and Jeanie are the parents of three sons and seven grandchildren.

JOHN DALLAVALE
Treasurer, Board of Directors

John Dallavalle has been very active in his community, serving as President of the Frederick Rescue Mission, the Frederick Rotary Club, and Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Frederick County. He has been the Treasurer of the Frederick Community Foundation and is a continuing member of the audit committee of Frederick Memorial Hospital.  He has been a member of the Frederick Rotary for more than 26 years and is a member of the Estate Planning Council of Frederick.

John and his wife Kay have one child and three very active granddaughters. John and Kay are active members of The Frederick Church of the Brethren in Frederick, Maryland.

John is the founder of Dallavalle Financial in Frederick, Maryland, with more than 30 years of financial services experience. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Chartered Financial Consultant. John holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

ANNE MYERS
Secretary, Board of Directors

Anne Myers has been a member of the choir for more than three years, singing in the Soprano I section, but she has been an enthusiastic follower of the choir and Psalm 95 for more than 20 years.

Anne and her husband Ken live in Hedgesville, West Virginia. They have a daughter and are members of the Hedgesville Chapel.

Anne has enjoyed serving students in higher education for more than 20 years and is currently the Foundation Director for Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She holds a B.A. in Theater and Communications from Temple University.

J. RICHARD STEVENSON
Member, Board of Directors

Richard Stevenson began singing bass with the NCC in July of 2009 after singing with church choirs for a number of years. Dick is convinced that his calling to the Choir was the work of the Lord and he has been inspired by the vision and mission of the NCC.

He and his wife of 28 years, Margo, share 3 sons and daughters-in-law as well as 8 wonderful grandchildren. Dick is retired after 38 years as an elementary school principal in New Jersey and in Montgomery County, Maryland. They are active members of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington, Maryland and are involved in a number of activities including many years in Stephen Ministry.

After serving as vice president and president of the NCC Choir Council, Dick found a void in his life that encouraged him to “wait upon the Lord” for the next step in his walk. The opportunity to join the Board of Directors is now a proud and humbling way for him to bring enthusiasm and administrative organizational skills to move the NCC into a very bright future.

DAVID MENENDEZ
Member, Board of Directors

Dave Menendez has been a member of the choir for more than 17 years, singing in the Baritone section. He has served in several leadership capacities: creating the Choir Facebook page, serving as the president, vice president, on the Choir Council, and as a shepherd.

He and his wife Beth have three children and are active members of the Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church in Sykesville, Maryland.

Dave has been a Software Engineer for 20 years, supporting several customers in a wide variety of domains including aerospace, Department of Defense, finance, and pharmaceutical. Dave holds a B.S in Computer Information Systems from Olivet Nazarene University.

LINDA ROWE
Member, Board of Directors

Linda Rowe has been a member of the choir for more than 25 years, singing in the Soprano I section. In addition, she has faithfully served as the choir music librarian for 22 years.

She and her husband Bill have been members of the Redland Baptist Church for 37 years, where she serves in the office and on a variety of supportive committees.

In addition to her work with the music library, Linda has shared her organizational skills with the National Christian Choir in a number of other capacities: volunteering in the office, coordinating fundraising events, and assisting with marketing and press releases.

DR. DAVID NIEBUHR
Member, Board of Directors

David Niebuhr is a physician and educator, serving as the Medical Officer for Evidence and Practice Improvement in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services. David and his wife Stacey have three daughters and four grandchildren.

David and Stacey attend L3 Church of Maryland in Germantown, where David serves as a Church Trustee and Small Group Leader.

David’s wife Stacey has been a member of the choir since 2010, singing in the Alto I section.

David holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins, Doctor of Medicine from George Washington University School of Medicine, Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and Hygiene, and Master of Science from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. He is board certified in family and preventive medicine.