Board of Directors

Our Local Community Board of Directors

Wacif’s Board of Directors helps to ensure that we achieve our mission to bring economic opportunity to low- and moderate-income communities. Members of the Board of Directors support Wacif by providing strategic vision and long-term planning to our team. Dedicated volunteers with diverse backgrounds sit on our Board of Directors: They are small business owners, local bankers, community development leaders, real estate professionals, and lawyers.

  • Dawnn Leary

    The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region
    • Board Chair since January 2016
    • Board Member since January 2007
  • Brian Rajan Nagendra

    • Treasurer since February 2016
    • Board Member since February 2016
  • Caitlin Welsh

    U.S. Department of State
    • Secretary since January 2016
    • Board Member since January 2012

Anne Morrison – Board Member since January 2007
Richard Lowery, Bowie State University Board Member since January 2007
Alejandro Golding, Stanton Development  Board Member since January 2013
Jamila Braithwaite, Capital One  Board Member since April 2013
Kevin Bailey,  Board Member since January 2015
Rob Riordan, George Mason University  Board Member since January 2017
Devin Leary-Hanebrink, Capital One  Board Member since July 2015
Ross George, Cooperative Assistance Fund  Board Member since January 2013
Erin Crossett, U.S. Agency for International Development  Board Member since April 2017
Nora Diamond-Jones, Covington & Burling LLP  Board Member since April 2017
Richard Bottomley, Evergreen Associates  Board Member since September 2017
Brian Lewald, Citibank  Board Member since September 2017