Our Club Leaders

Meet our members who were elected to serve on the 2016-2017 Club Board. Browse through their bios to get a feel for the leadership of our Kiwanis club and why they joined the Kiwanis Club of Tysons.



Catie Dugan-Vargas -

Years in Kiwanis: 4

Why I Joined Kiwanis: I joined the club because after over 10 years in the Kiwanis family, it seemed fitting to take the next step into Kiwanis. Especially in a club with such strong leaders and mentors. I can't imagine my life without Kiwanis in it!

Favorite Kiwanis Event: My favorite part of Kiwanis is serving youth and being a mentor to our SLPs. The Kiwanis family helped to shape me into who I am today and I enjoy being able to give back.

Other Activities: I enjoy hiking, cooking and traveling in my spare time! 



Stacy Whitehouse-

Years in Kiwanis: 4

Why I Joined Kiwanis: Because I love working with the youth we sponsor.

Favorite Kiwanis Event: Kiwanis One Day

Kristina Dlugozima


Kristina Dlugozima -

Years in Kiwanis: 15

Why I Joined Kiwanis: I had been a member of Circle K during college and wanted to continue my community service through Kiwanis as an adult. When I moved to Northern VA, I was very fortunate to move into an area with such a dynamic club!

Favorite Kiwanis Event: One of my favorite events is Kiwanis One Day when our Kiwanis Club gets to work together with its service leadership programs to improve our community.

Other Activities: I am currently pursuing my MBA degree at George Mason University which occupies much of my free time.  I also love to travel, read and watch soccer.




Dave Lurie

Years in Kiwanis: 17

Why I joined Kiwanis: I have been a member of the Kiwanis Family for over 30 years and joining Key Club was a life changing experience for me. I always appreciated the support and encouragement I got from Kiwanis. I know enjoy being able to do the same for other young people and introduce them to the joys of service and being a positive force in their communities.

Favorite Kiwanis Event: Although there are a lot of projects and activities I love to do each year, my favorite event is attending Kiwanis International Convention. The opportunity to meet people from all over the world , being able to exchange ideas with them and make new friends is one of the ways that continue to inspire me to give back to my community. Seeing and understanding that what we do locally really does have an impact on the world is a natural high!

Other Activities: Outside of Kiwanis, I am very active in my church and homeowners association serving in a myriad of positions. I also enjoy reading, traveling, and a big fan of college football!



Brenna Merry

Years in Kiwanis: 4

Why I Joined Kiwanis:  I love volunteering and helping others.  Previously,  I served as a member of AmeriCorps NCCC and I have always enjoyed giving back.  

Favorite Kiwanis Event: One of my favorite and most memorable events was taking part in the wreath-laying ceremony over the holidays at the Arlington National Cemetery.  It was a great honor.  

Other Activities: Outside of Kiwanis, I am a special education teacher who likes the outdoors as well as traveling and speaking Spanish




Amy Fuji


Years in Kiwanis: Kiwanis for 7 years

Why I Joined: I joined for opportunities to do service with others interested in also doing service. 

Favorite event: I like the food packing events. It is a great opportunity to get together with other Kiwanians and Key Club students to make an impact in just a few hours. 
Other activites: In addition to Kiwanis, I am involved in my children’s public schools serving in various roles. 


Jennifer Wolff


Years in Kiwanis: 13 years

Why I Joined Kiwanis: I wanted to give back after my amazing experiences in CKI during college.

Favorite Kiwanis Event: Generosity Feeds, Safe Sitter

Other Activities: (in no particular order) traveling, PTA, art, wine!