AVA BENACH – PRESIDENT, BOARD CHAIR, AND HEAD COACH

Ava Benach is President and Head Coach for DC Girls Baseball.  DCGB got started after Ava's daughter, Paloma, participated in an all-girls team sponsored by Baseball for All that won a major tournament in Chino Hills, CA in 2014.  Ava has been a coach with the Capitol City Little League (CCLL) since 2012.  She has served on the Board of Directors and as a league commissioner with CCLL.  Ava has taken DCGB to a regional tournament in Georgia in 2015, Baseball for All Nationals in San Francisco in 2016, and two regional tournaments in the DC area in 2016.  Ava and her wife, Mona, have three children, Paloma, Alex and Teddy, all of whom pitch and play first base.  When not on the dugout step, Ava is the Managing Partner at Benach Collopy LLP, a Washington DC law firm specializing in immigration.

 
 

MONA LUDDY BENACH - TREASURER

Mona Luddy Benach is the Treasurer and one of the founding members of DC Girls Baseball.  Mona and her wife Ava have three baseball players:  Paloma, a pitcher on the U13 DC Force team, and Alex and Teddy who play for Capitol City Little League.  Mona, Ava, and their children live in Chevy Chase, DC.  When she’s not watching her kids play baseball, Mona is Associate General Counsel for Raymond James Financial Services.

 
 

LISA B. COHEN

Lisa Cohen is a founding board member of DC Girls Baseball.  Ella, her 12yo daughter, followed her big brother Luke onto the diamond when she was 4, and hasn’t put down her glove since! When not cheering on her kids, Lisa attempts to herd cats as a longtime lawyer and Congressional Chief of Staff.

 
 

MARC SCHINDLER

Marc Schindler is a board member for DC Girls Baseball.  Marc and his wife Alison Auerbach have two baseball playing kids:  Maya, a member of the U11 DC Force, and Jacob, a member of DC Dynasty’s U10 team.  Marc and his family live in NE DC.  Marc has over 20 years experience as a civil rights attorney and currently serves as Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute.  

 
 

JEN STILLERMAN – DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND SECRETARY

Jen Stillerman is Director of Operations, Secretary, and a founding Board member of DC Girls Baseball.  Jen was inspired to help launch DCGB by her 10-year-old daughter, Alice, who plays on the U11 DC Force team and in Capitol City Little League.  Jen is a volunteer attorney with the Child Advocacy Program at the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project.

 
 

TOM TRENDL – DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Tom Trendl is the most recent board member for DC Girls Baseball.  Tom and his wife Jennifer’s daughter, Sophia, has been with the team since she was 8 (now 10).  Sophia plays on the DC Force 11U team, as well as on a Northwest Little League team (2017 AAA Champions!).  Sophia’s younger brother Devin also plays baseball in NWLL.  When Tom is not playing catch or practicing grounders with Sophia and Devin, he spends his time as an International Trade Partner at Steptoe & Johnson.  

 
 

SCOTT WHIPPLE – DIRECTOR OF PLAYER RECRUITMENT

Scott Whipple is Director of Player Recruitment and one of the founding board members of DC Girls Baseball.  Scott and his wife Ann have two baseball-playing kids:  Katy, a member of the U13 DC Force team, and Ray.  Scott is the Supervisor of the Historic Preservation Office of the Montgomery County, Maryland Planning Department.