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Office of the CEO

Jeffrey Herrell

Managing Director, Anacostia Arts Center

Michael E. Johns, Jr.

Project Manager, Real Estate Strategies, Anacostia Arts Center

Valérie Kindt

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Brendon Miller

Chief of Staff

Jermaine Powell

Front Desk Associate, Anacostia Arts Center

Florence Rivkin

Social Impact Analyst

Tyrone Shorter

Maintenance Technician, Anacostia Arts Center

Linda Mireille Umulisa

Specialist Assistant to the CEO


Megan Carras

Interim Chief Development Officer

Tonya Bailey

Development Specialist

James Cook

Individual Development Director

Elise Haan

Stewardship and Engagement Specialist

Brand & Communications

Sowmya Pelluru

Interim Chief Brand and Communications Officer

Mariama Coker-Kallon

Program Marketing Specialist

Emilie Razuri

Digital Engagement Specialist

Genevia Sawyer

Senior Content Specialist


Shauna Dilworth Yeldell

Chief Lending Officer

Lakeedra Cunningham

Portfolio Manager

Charlene Franke

Senior Loan Operations Analyst

Brendan Galey

Lending Administrative Assistant (contractor)

Isaac Idan-Biney

Small Business Loan Officer

Abdul Wahid Kohgadai

Small Business Loan Officer

Arpana Rahul

Small Business Loan Officer

Finance & Operations

Kevin Fryatt

Chief Finance & Operations Officer

Bradley Johnson

Accounting Specialist

Kyminika Oliver

Operations Assistant

Kahil Robinson

HR Generalist

Dawn Sanders

Grant Program Manager

Patricia Thornton

Director of Finance

Kara Ulmer

Operations Director

Junell Venord

Human Capital Director


Kimberly D. Gayle

Chief Program Officer

Eric Alston

Small Business Relationship Manager, Northern Virginia

Samantha Archibald

Program Manager, Minnesota Avenue Main Street

Sean Mitchell

Small Business Relationship Manager, Maryland

Jessica Randolph

Associate Creative Director, Anacostia Arts Center

Esthanette Reid

Program Coordinator

Marisela Rodela

Program Director, Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center

Rasul Sha’ir

Education and Advisory Services Manger, Small Business Advisory Services

Lucien Smith

Director of Small Business Markets, Small Business Advisory Services

Kennedie Toney

Program Coordinator, Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center