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Board of Directors

The Coalition for the Homeless is governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. The Board actively oversees the activities of the Coalition for the Homeless—setting long-term goals and priorities as well as monitoring the Coalition’s financial, administrative, personnel policies and approves major new program initiatives. To accomplish these tasks, the board meets five times each year in regular meetings, with special meetings of board officers and board committees as necessary.

Board Officers

Geoffrey P. Lewis
Chairperson, President & CEO, Lewis Limited Productions

Richard Appleton
Vice Chairperson, Director Affordable Lending Single Family Sourcing, Freddie Mac

Matthew S. Galvez
Treasurer, Managing Director, Platinum Equity

Pamela A. Gibbs
Secretary, Director of the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Board Members

Dwayne K. Brown
Management Consultant, Accenture

Dyonicia "Dy" Brown
Executive Director, Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated

Bobby Wade
Retired, Salvation Army

Doris J. Washington
Retired Assistant Director, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Mike Wilson
Director of Hotel Operations, Washington Marriott Georgetown

N. Derek Wilkinson
Managing Partner, Boyden Global Executive Search

Peter Gartlan
President of Development, The Donohoe Companies, Incorporated

Executive Staff

Michael L. Ferrell
Executive Director

John M. Nwaogbe
Director of Finance and Administration

Advisory Board

Marland Buckner Jr.
Gerald McCorkle
Frank W. Williams, III

Greg Duvall

Gregory Duvall became homeless as a result of substance abuse. He lost several jobs and apartments. But he always seemed to get another job and find someplace to live. This last time when he lost his apartment and job he knew things had to change - physically and emotionally, he was in terrible shape. On November 10, 2016, he entered the Coalition’s Park Road Transitional Housing Program. According to Mr. Duvall, he has received support and encouragement. He has learned to accept help and take advice. He is employed as a waiter/team leader, saving money, and focused on his recovery. He says just having people acknowledge that he is doing well gives him the courage to keep going and having someone to talk to and receive feedback, helped him greatly. Mr. Duvall is preparing to move out of Park Road at the end of July 2017 into permanent housing, more empowered, more encouraged and at peace with who he is. Congratulations Mr. Duvall, the Coalition wishes you continued success.

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Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service/Department of the Treasury.

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