Judy Berman, Executive Director
Judy Berman is excited to serve Capitol Hill Village as Executive Director. She has been a resident of Capitol Hill since 2001, and brings a broad range of experience to Capitol Hill Village. She has studied and taught American literature, trained healthcare workers and police on intimate partner violence and, since 2006, did policy research and advocacy on a range of economic, social, and health related issues in DC, including long term care, healthy housing, education and services for people with disabilities, and workforce development. She has a B.A. from Brown University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Judy is an avid consumer of audiobooks (she's been a member of Audible for so long she still has a separate user name!), a student of Shotokan Karate, and has as many four-legged members of her household as two-legged. Contact Judy at email@example.com
Tomeka Lee, Director of Membership and Outreach
Tomeka has a background in social services and customer relationship management, and lives in DC with her two pups. After starting with Capitol Hill Village as the Membership Champion, Tomeka now serves DC Villages as the Transportation Outreach Manager. Her role includes advocating for accessible and realistic transportation options for DC seniors, on the Hill and beyond. Tomeka has a BS from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and an MPH from Liberty University. Send Tomeka an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pamela Johnson, Peer Health Outreach Specialist
Pamela, a native Washingtonian, is honored to work for Capitol Hill Village. Pamela has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit housing industry, during which she served as the Assistant Director of the Manna Homeownership Center. Pamela also worked with AmeriCorps as a Programs Assistant and Community Outreach Liaison with City Gate; in which she engaged with 80 youth from at risk communities in Ward 8.
In her role as Membership and Outreach Assistant, Pamela successfully manages engagement of Capitol Hill Village members, to include new enrollments, answering member enquiries, and registration to Capitol Hill Village services and/or programs.
Pamela is exploring the idea of returning to college in the near future to pursue a degree in Human Relations and/or Psychology. You can contact Pamela at: email@example.com
Mary Bloodworth, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator
After five years as a volunteer at CHV, Mary is excited to join the staff as the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator. She brings experience in DC senior services, including positions at the Department of Aging and Community Living lead agencies Seabury Resources for Aging in Ward 6 and TERRIFIC, Inc. in Ward 1. Mary also had a career in nonprofit information technology, leading the department at the Folger Shakespeare Library, and also at the Capital Area Food Bank. She has lived on Capitol Hill since 1995, and currently resides in northeast DC with her husband and their dog. Mary has an MPA from the University of Colorado at Denver. In her free time, she loves paddling in a kayak on the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. Mary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sophia Ross, Digital Media and Grant Program Strategist
Sophia Ross is proud to serve as the Digital Media and Grant Program Strategist for Capitol Hill Village. Sophia developed a passion for working with older adults from her experiences in continuing care retirement communities and with the Alzheimer’s Association. Sophia is also an advocate for LGBT* older adults and plans to pursue a MSW. Sophia graduated from Towson University with a BS in Family and Human Services. Sophia manages Capitol Hill Village’s social media accounts and website. Sophia also manages two grants, one for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and for the Washington DC Department of Aging and Community Living. You can contact Sophia at email@example.com
Vernae Rahman-Smith, Special Projects Coordinator
Vernae Rahman-Smith is honored to serve as Capitol Hill Village’s Special Projects Coordinator. Vernae has always had a passion for serving since watching her mother serve the community through motivational speaking and community events for youth and families in her hometown of Sacramento, California. She has over five years of experience working with children and families and is most passionate about being an advocate for those whose voices may have not been heard. Howard University introduced Vernae to her love for older adults during her graduate program and since then she has been dedicated to supporting older adults age in their communities. Vernae received her BBA in Accounting and MSW from Howard University. You can contact Vernae at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Care Services Team
Liz Gregg, Director of Volunteer and Care Services
Most recently, Liz served as the Program Services Coordinator for DC Aging and Community Living's Safe at Home program, which focuses on helping seniors and disabled adults overcome mobility challenges and improving quality of life through improved accessibility. She has also been an Advisory Committee member to the Department of Aging and Community Living's LGBTQ Advisory Committee; completed the coursework for an End of Life Social Work certificate; and is certified as an End of Life Doula (aka Death Doula).
Liz graduated from Oberlin College in 1990 and The Smith School for Social Work in 1994. Liz has been a resident of Capitol Hill since 1997, has raised three young men here in the city, and is the proud host of a Little Free Pantry and Little Free Library! Contact Liz at email@example.com
Arie Parker, Member Service Coordinator
Arie Parker is excited to serve as Capitol Hill Village's Member Service Coordinator; it has always been a dream of his to work with and support older adults. Arie has a passion for serving others and has done so in various capacities. Such as, interning at a domestic violence shelter, as a volunteer, and through continued community service work in Washington D.C. and Virginia.
Prior to starting at Capitol Hill Village, he worked as a Case Manager servicing adults who have been diagnosed with severe mental illnesses, and as support staff for Housing Counseling Services, a non-profit agency that serves unhoused persons in our nation's capital. Arie earned his BSW from Radford University. Contact Arie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghan Wrinkle, Care Services Specialist
Meghan started at Capitol Hill Village as an intern, worked for several years as the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, and today serves as a Care Services Specialist. Through providing training and part-time employment to DC seniors, Meghan is working to improve health outcomes for the city's at-risk seniors using peer support for transportation, training, and medical note taking. Meghan has a BA from University of Maryland Baltimore County and has aspirations of joining the Social Work profession. Send Meghan an email at email@example.com