Richmond, Virginia

Leadership

John Bohanan brings to Cornerstone a 21-year career working for Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the House majority whip and 16 years as an elected member of the Maryland House of Delegates. During his tenure with Mr. Hoyer, John was principally responsible for interfacing with the Congressional District’s two largest military installations – Patuxent River Naval Air Station and Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center.  In this capacity, he dealt with the installations and local community leadership. From 1999-2014, John also represented District 29B in St. Mary's County. While in the Maryland House, he served on the Appropriations Committee where he chaired the Education and Economic Development Subcommittee and served as a membership of the House Leadership team. John's experience allows him to bring an acute expertise of the Maryland political landscape and tremendous relationships to the Cornerstone team.

A Cornerstone team member for over 10 years, John Crumbliss has represented a broad portfolio of clients that include technology companies, an athletic association, institutions of higher education and health care.  Leading these clients on a diverse range of issues, he has devised and implemented strategies that have resulted in concrete policy changes and subsequent support for the organizations represented. Having done work in Maryland for several years, John has worked with clients to generate successes that serve government, our clients and the state.

A Maryland native, President and Managing Partner Geoff Gonella brings over twenty five years of management experience and specialized knowledge in the development and implementation of campaign strategies in the fields of government relations and public affairs communications to Cornerstone Government Affairs. In addition to his varied client work at Cornerstone, Geoff manages the day-to-day operations of the business and oversees all aspects of the company’s ten offices.  Geoff has also been involved in politics at the local, state, and federal levels, including extensive work throughout the state of Maryland. He also serves on the Executive Commitee of the Board of the University of Maryland College Park Foundation.

Patrick J. ("P.J.") Hogan joined Cornerstone Government Affairs after an eight year tenure as the Vice Chancellor of Government Relations for the University System of Maryland (USM). In this capacity, he was responsible for coordinating legislative activities amongst the 14 USM Institutions and centers at the federal and state levels of government, including Congress, the Maryland General Assembly, the Office of the Maryland Governor, and other relevant units of government. Prior to his role at USM, P.J. served in the Maryland Senate for 13 years. During his time in the Maryland Senate, P.J. worked successfully to enact several pieces of legislation promoting the state's technology business sector, including the Biotechnology Investment Act, Maryland Technology Incubator Program, and the Research and Development Tax Credit. He also earned widespread respect as a leader on education policy and funding issues.

Heather Molino joined Cornerstone in 2015 after two decades of Capitol Hill and communications experience, where she developed significant expertise in cyber, defense, space, intelligence and national security.  Prior to joining Cornerstone, Heather was the Minority Staff Director for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) under Ranking Member C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD). Before joining the committee, Heather served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Communications in Congressman Ruppersberger’s personal office, allowing her to become intimately familiar with policies and programs that are important to Maryland.

Delora Sanchez, a Baltimore native, joined Cornerstone after eight years at Johns Hopkins, most recently as Director of Policy and Advocacy for State Affairs. In this role she represented Johns Hopkins before the Maryland General Assembly, Governor’s office, and state administrative agencies. Her policy areas of expertise are healthcare, tort reform, biomedical research, pharmaceuticals, education, medical cannabis, and workplace regulation. She has extensive background in state legislative and regulatory issues. Prior to her work at Johns Hopkins, Sanchez worked within the Baltimore City Circuit Court, the Department of Justice health care frauds division, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Sanchez holds a Juris Doctor degree with a certificate in Health Law from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and an undergraduate degree in Healthcare Management from Towson University. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia.