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Leadership

Board of Directors

Ellis Carr

Chair
Ellis Carr has served on the Martha’s Table board of directors since October 2009. Ellis Carr is the Chief Executive…

Ken Bacon

Vice-Chair
Ken Bacon is co-founder and managing partner of Railfield Realty Partners, an investment management firm that invests in apartments on…

David Pensky

Vice-Chair
David Pensky is a Trustee Emeritus of the Bullis School and serves on the Advisory Board of DC Prep Academy.…

David Roodberg

Treasurer
David Roodberg currently serves as CEO and President of Horning Brothers where he is responsible for overseeing the business operations.…

Renata Claros

Director
Since moving to Washington DC, 20 years ago, Renata Claros has held several leadership positions at non-profit and governmental organizations…

Shayna Cook

Director
Shayna Cook is the Director, Early Childhood Systems, for the Bainum Family Foundation, where she supports the development and implementation…

Monica Dixon

Director
Serving as President, External Affairs and Chief Administrative Officer, Monica Dixon manages communications, government relations, strategic planning and project management…

Ann Marie Etergino

Director
Ann Marie serves as Managing Director and Financial Advisor withThe Etergino Group that she founded at RBC Wealth Management in…

Camille Giraud Akeju

Director
Camille Giraud Akeju served as the director of Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum from October 2005 through June 2016. She came…

Candice Hines

Director
Nurse Hines is a native Anacostian/Washingtonian who was educated in the DCPS/Charter/Archdiocese of Washington schools in the District of Columbia.…

Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

Director
Cheryl Holcolmb-McCoy is currently the Dean of American University’s School of Education. In concert with her colleagues in the College…

Bruce Kuhlik

Director
Bruce is currently retired after 40 years of experience in pharmaceuticals, government, and law. He now serves on the board…

Keith R. Mestrich

Director
Mestrich has over three decades of executive leadership experience in the financial, labor and non-profit sectors. He is currently a…

Lamont B. Mitchell

Director
Lamont serves as Board Chair and Interim Director of Operations for the 35 year old membership consortium – Anacostia Coordinating…

James H. Moore, Jr., Ph.D.

Director

Joan Nathan

Director
Joan Nathan is the author of 10 cookbooks; her most recent, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking…

Chris Niemczewski

Director
Chris Niemczewski joined the Board of Martha’s Table in 2017. Chris has spent forty years in the investment field, always…

Laurie Wingate

Director
Beginning with six years of classroom teaching in Oakland, California, as part of Teach for America, Laurie’s career has focused…

Jackie Ward

Director
Jackie serves as a Real Estate Agent for Jackie Ward & Associates that she formed in 2015 in Washington, DC…

Senior Team

Charisse Bazin Ash

Deputy Chief Talent Officer
For the past 20 years, Charisse Bazin Ash oversaw the human resources (HR) strategies and operations at the American Association…

Julian Gamez

Chief Financial Officer
Julian Gamez is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Martha’s Table, Inc., a position he has held since January 2022.…

Douglas Ireland

Deputy Chief Program Officer
Douglas serves as Deputy Chief Program Officer. He is responsible for overseeing a significant portfolio of programs and evaluating their…

David B. Lloyd

Deputy Chief of Programs, Economic Mobility
David Lloyd, a native Washingtonian, is a proud servant of DC residents with over 12 years of service in education…

Chelsea White

Interim Chief Development Officer
Chelsea White is a results-driven professional with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector and serves as the…

Johanna Williams

Deputy Chief of Staff

Tiffany Williams

Interim President & CEO, Chief Program Officer
Tiffany Williams is the Co-Interim President & CEO, and Chief Program Officer at Martha’s Table, where she leads the organization’s…

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