Executive Director

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

Mercedes Lemp has served as Executive Director since April 2018. Prior to joining MSP she worked at Montgomery Hospice and 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.

Administrative Staff

Lorin Kleinman, Director of HR & Administration
Email | (202) 540-1046 |  Bio

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

Quincy Inman, Development and Communications Manager
Email | (202) 540-1062 | Bio

Toshica Harvey, Finance Assistant
Email | (202) 540-1052 |  Bio

Program Staff

Toshira Monroe, Director of Programs
Email | (202) 540-1056 | Bio

Angela Cavanaugh, Volunteer and Move-Ins Coordinator
Email Bio

Sanctuary Plus Shelter

Abigail Singh, LGSW, Shelter Program Manager
Email | (202) 578-7746 | Bio

Sara Feola, LGSW, Children’s Program Manager/Social Worker
Email | (202) 669-2311 | Bio

Jenna Watson, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker
Email | (202) 997-6156 | Bio

Sharelle Langaigne, Art Therapist/Community Advocate
Email | (202) 515-6638  | Bio

Crismeily Maloney, Bilingual Admissions and Family Advocate
Email | (202) 568-1578 | Bio

Raymond Simmons, Jr, Chef/Kitchen Manager Bio

RISE and Community Programs

Sojonia Gordon, RISE and Community Programs Manager
Email | (202) 515-6906 | Bio

Gabriela Deleon, Bilingual Outreach Coordinator & Community Advocate
Email | (202) 540-1054 | Bio

Priscila Lemos, Bilingual Community Advocate
Email | (202) 499-0356 | Bio

Jackie Foster, Community Advocate
Email | (202) 997-4007 Bio

Leise Gergely, Community Advocate
Email | (202) 997-1675 Bio

Residential Services Staff at Sanctuary Plus

Avril Palton, Senior Residential Counselor & Facilities Manager
Email | (202) 540-1064 |  Bio

Rachelle Wiggins, Evening Residential Counselor
Email | (202) 540-1064 |

Barbara Matthews, Overnight Residential Counselor
Email | (202) 540-1064 |  Bio

Part-time Residential Counselors:

Kimberly Astorga
Deboria Allison
Tashaunya Blake
Camesha Harris
Shara Hayden
Victoria Robinson-Hines
Pascale Jeannot
Margot Kirkland
LaTasha Osei
Porsha Taylor
Gloria Taylor
Patricia Walker
Diane Watkins