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Shannan Herbert

Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly D. Gayle

Chief Programs Officer (CPO)

Shannan Herbert

Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Herrell

Managing Director, Anacostia Arts Center

Michael E. Johns, Jr.

Project Manager, Real Estate Strategies, Anacostia Arts Center

Jermaine Powell

Front Desk Associate, Anacostia Arts Center

Florence Rivkin

HubSpot Administrator and CRM Data Analyst

Tyrone Shorter

Maintenance Technician, Anacostia Arts Center

Linda Mireille Umulisa

Specialist Assistant to the CEO


Megan Carras

Chief Development Officer

Tonya Bailey

Development Manager

Geneva Greene

Equitable Development Fellow

Elise Haan

Stewardship and Engagement Specialist

JoAnn D. Murchison

Senior Grants Writer

Brand & Communications

Mariama Coker-Kallon

Program Marketing Specialist

Kaelyn Green

Senior Communications Manager

Emilie Razuri

Digital Engagement Specialist


Shauna Dilworth Yeldell

Chief Lending Officer

Lakeedra Cunningham

Loan Administrator

Brendan Galey

Lending Operations Analyst

Isaac Idan-Biney

Loan Officer

Abdul Wahid Kohgadai

Lending Operations Manager

Arpana Rahul

Loan Officer

Finance & Operations

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Sherry Gustafson

Director of Finance

Bradley Johnson

Accounting Specialist

David Maley

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Oluwapelui Olanrewaju

Accounts Payable Clerk

Kyminika Oliver

Operations Assistant

Kahil Robinson

HR Generalist

Kara Ulmer

Operations Director

Junell Venord

Senior Human Capital Director


Kimberly D. Gayle

Chief Programs Officer (CPO)

Eric Alston

Small Business Relationship Manager, Northern Virginia

Messay Derebe

General Director of the Anacostia Arts Center

Sean Mitchell

Small Business Relationship Manager, Maryland

Jessica Randolph

Associate Creative Director, Anacostia Arts Center

Esthanette Reid

Senior Program and Project lead

Marisela Rodela

Program Director, Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center

Rasul Sha’ir

Education and Advisory Services Manger, Small Business Advisory Services

Dina Shakur

Events and Training Coordinator