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 CHV. 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
Angel Freeman, Office Manager
Angel Freeman joined CHV in 2019 as the office manager. She comes from 15 years’ experience working in senior services where she did sales and operations. She is especially pleased to be at CHV because she enjoys working with seniors and is passionate about helping them maintain their independence. Angel loves fitness and wellbeing, bringing her positivity to the Village. She is a certified Fitness Instructor and teaches at her local gym. Additionally, Angel was raised in the region, after moving to the US as a toddler. Send Angel an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CHV 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: email@example.com.
Pamela Johnson, Membership and Outreach Assistant
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 has a dual role with Capitol Hill Village. She also serves as a Peer Health Educator, where she is responsible for conducting outreach and partnership development with low-income housing communities, to support educational, social and wellness programs. Additionally, she recruits seniors as Peer Partners for the Peer Health Educator Program to engage new peer partners in health promoting activities. Pamela has been a Peer Health Educator since January of 2020.
Pamela is in the process of pursuing a degree in Human Relations from Trinity College. You can contact Pamela at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Bloodworth, Volunteer and Programs Coordinator
After 5 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Care Services Team
Samantha Schiffman, Director of Volunteer and Care Services
Samantha joined Capitol Hill Village in 2017. She is a licensed social worker and previously worked with older adults in community and residential spaces, individuals with disabilities, survivors of domestic violence, and individuals in crisis. Samantha manages Capitol Hill Village's social services and volunteer programs by supervising program staff and developing program plans and goals. Samantha also directly supports Capitol Hill Village's interns, organizational partners, programs, volunteers and members. In her spare time, Samantha enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors. Samantha has a BA in Psychology from SUNY New Paltz and an MSW concentrating in Older Adults and Families from Boston College. Send Samantha an email at email@example.com
Vernae Rahman-Smith, Member Service Coordinator
Vernae Rahman-Smith is honored to serve as Capitol Hill Village’s Member Service 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
Meghan Wrinkle, Care Services and Programs Specialist
Meghan started at CHV as an intern, worked for several years as the Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, and today serves as the new Care Services and Programs Specialist. In her newest role with the Village, Meghan runs a pilot program through a grant from ICAM. 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