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Executive Director

Mercedes Lemp, Executive Director
(202) 529-3328 | Email

Mercedes Lemp recently served as the Associate Director of Philanthropy at Montgomery Hospice. Prior to her role at Montgomery Hospice she twice served as the Executive Director of Washington English Center, from July, 2011 to March 2015 and September 2002 through the end of 2005. In between serving as Executive Director at Washington English Center she was appointed as the Director of the Washington DC Mayor’s Office on Latino Affairs by Mayor Adrian Fenty and served as a Cabinet member from January 2007 through December 2010. In addition to her government and non-profit experience, Mercedes was the Marketing Director at the Council of Better Business Bureau’s BBBOnLine website program, and worked as the Channels Program Manager for Latin America Sales at Netscape Communications Corporation in Mountain View, CA and in Florida. She holds an MBA in International Marketing from George Washington University and a BA in Business and Management Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a member of the 2014 class of Leadership Greater Washington, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, and served on the DC Public Schools Joint Advisory Council from 2007-2010, and on the Mayor’s Adult Literacy Council from 2007-2009.


Joviah Ndahayo, Grants & Accounting Manager
(202) 540-1048 | Email

Lorin Kleinman, HR & Admin Manager
(202) 540-1046 | Email

Renae Erichsen-Teal, Development & Communications Associate
(202) 253-4397 | Email

Toshica Jones, Volunteer & Operations Coordinator
(202) 540-1052 | Email

Denisa Caballero, Latino Outreach Coordinator
(202) 380-6233 | Email

Program Staff

Chandra Robinson, LGSW, Director of Programs
(202) 540-1056 | Email

Toshira Monroe, Shelter Program Manager
(202) 540-1060 | Email

Lisa Scaglione, LMSW, Community Program Supervisor
(202) 540-1061| Email

Abigail Singh, LGSW, Case Manager & Adult Care Coordinator
(202) 540-1060 | Email

Manga Omasombo, LGSW, Community & RISE Case-Manager
(202) 540-1053 | Email

Crismeily Maloney, Family Care Coordinator
(202) 540-1049 | Email

LaVerne Brown, Chef/Kitchen Manager

Residential Services Assistants & Residential Counselors at Sanctuary Plus

Avril Palton, Residential Services Assistant
(202) 540-1064 | Email

Lykeiya Lucas, Evening Residential Services Assistant
(202) 540-1064 | Email

Barbara Matthews, Overnight Residential Services Assistant
(202) 540-1064 | Email

Part-time Residential Counselors:
Tashaunya Blake
Shana Diagne
Shara Hayden
Pascale Jeannot
Margot Kirkland
LaTasha Osei
Zenobia Proctor
Porsha Taylor