Board of Directors


Steven C. Cassell

Founder and Board Member
Steven C. Cassell is the Founder and President of The Jake Cassell Fund. Steve founded the organization to honor Jake’s life by sharing his mission of love and empathy to special children and young adults who struggle with autism and other special needs. Steven is a real estate professional who serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Washington, DC-based developer Four Points, LLC and in that capacity has overseen more than a billion dollars of construction and development in the greater Washington, DC area. More importantly, Steve is the father of a special needs child and through that experience has experienced the beauty, innocence, unique perspective and promise that special needs children and young adults provide to their families and communities. Mr. Cassell holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Roger D. Winston

Board Member
Roger D. Winston the Team Leader in the DC office of the Real Estate Group and also leads the firm's Mixed-Use, Condominium, and Multifamily Development Team at Ballard Spahr. He has practiced real estate law in the Washington, D.C., region for more than 40 years, and has played a key role in bringing numerous significant projects and transactions to fruition both in the region and nationally. Roger has advised and represented many industry-leading developers, investors, and lenders on major projects and transactions in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and throughout the United States.

Jennifer J. Cassell

Board Member and Director of Marketing
Jennifer Cassell is the Founder and creative force behind Cassell Communications. Her agency's expertise spans a wide range of communication mediums, design, branding, collateral, and web development. Jennifer's dedication to delivering outstanding results has earned her the trust and loyalty of a diverse clientele, ranging from startups to established corporations. Outside of her professional pursuits, Jennifer is passionate about giving back to those in need. She ran Project Honduran Child for ten years, allowing over 160 students to attend schools in underserved mountain communities. She currently supports Sunshine Projects, an organization that offers in-house day programming and an online community that serves young adults with learning challenges.

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