Esthanette Reid

Program Coordinator, Programs Esthanette started her career in mental health, focusing on Black womxn’s health and wellness while living in Boston. She moved to D.C. to pursue her master’s in…

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Kennedie Toney

Program Coordinator, Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Kennedie Toney is the Program Coordinator for the Enterprising Women of Color (EWOC) DMV Business…

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Lucien Smith

Lucien (Lou) Smith, is a seasoned Entrepreneur, Investor, and Visionary who is passionate about building the businesses of entrepreneurs. Born and raised in Washington, D.C., his knack for helping others…

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Rasul Sha’ir

Education & Advisory Services Manager Rasul provides coaching and capacity-building technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Rasul has more than 15 years’ experience in business development, marketing, digital…

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Kimberly D. Gayle

Chief Program Officer (CPO) Kimberly D. Gayle provides leadership and management oversight of Wacif’s small business and entrepreneurship advisory services and technical assistance initiatives. Before Wacif, she was the Regional…

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Messay Derebe

Program Director, Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center Messay Derebe leads the Enterprising Women of Color Program, a U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) funded initiative…

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Lyals Battle

Program Manager Lyals Battle is the Program Manager for Wacif’s Small Business Programs, where he provides management of different grant programs, one-on-one counseling, and technical assistance to small businesses in…

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Samantha Archibald

Program Manager, Minnesota Avenue Main Street (MAMS) Samantha Archibald serves as Program Manager of the Minnesota Avenue Main Street (MAMS) initiative for the Washington Area Community Investment Fund. Ms. Archibald…

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