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About the Mayor-Elect

MB-HeadshotMayor-Elect Muriel Bowser brings a pragmatic, hands-on approach to finding solutions to address the needs of residents in Washington DC. A fifth-generation Washingtonian, she was elected the city’s next mayor on November 4, 2014, becoming only the second woman in DC history to hold the position.

The Mayor-Elect was first elected to the DC Council in a special election in 2007, re-elected in 2008, and again in 2012. Each time, residents supported the Mayor-Elect’s ambitious agenda focused on open and ethical government, rebuilding quality neighborhoods, and transforming our schools and commercial corridors.

During Mayor-Elect Bowser’s tenure as Councilmember, the population of Ward 4 has grown, quality school choices and public spaces have increased, and hundreds of units of housing have been created. Dozens of new stores, restaurants, and small businesses have opened and violent crime has plummeted.

The Mayor-Elect’s tireless efforts have been heralded by the Washington Post editorial board, which wrote: “Smart, hardworking and independent-minded, Ms. Bowser has shown herself to be an effective advocate for the interests of her demanding ward and a leading voice for education reform and good government.”

Mayor-Elect Bowser began her service in DC elected office as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for her Riggs Park neighborhood, and continues to be an active member of Lamond Riggs Citizens Association. Mayor-Elect Bowser earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Chatham College and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from American University.


About the Next City Administrator

RashadYoungThumbOn December 9, 2014 Rashad M. Young was appointed City Administrator of the District of Columbia by Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser.

Young will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the District government, setting operational goals and implementing the legislative actions and policy decisions of the Mayor and DC Council.

Young reports directly to Mayor-elect Bowser and will have direct oversight over all executive-reporting agencies. He will prepare the District’s annual operating budget and provide direction to all agencies to ensure they are meeting the needs of District residents.
Young’s entire career is rooted in public service. Prior to his appointment, he spent three years as the City Manager for the City of Alexandria, VA.

He previously worked in Dayton as the Assistant to the City Manager and Acting Assistant City Manager, and in 2002, Young accepted a position with the City of Cincinnati, OH as Assistant City Manager.

Young moved back to Dayton in 2005 where he accepted his first City Manager appointment and helped the city upgrade its bond rating. In 2009, Young was appointed City Manager of Greensboro, North Carolina where he achieved similar success.

His tenure with the City of Alexandria was highlighted by initiatives aimed at improving communication, performance, and accountability. He created the Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA) to develop a culture and practice of performance management and data-driven decision-making and formed the Department of Project Implementation (DPI) to more effectively manage the growing and expansive list of City infrastructure projects.

In 2013, Young was elected as a National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, one of the highest honors for those engaged in the study or practice of public administration. Other awards include the W.S. McIntosh Memorial Leadership Award in 1994, selection as one of the Cincinnati and Greensboro Business Journals’ “Top 40 Under 40″ in 2002 and 2011, respectively, receipt of the Joe Bell Award for Early Career Achievement from the University of Dayton National Alumni Association, and receipt of the Steven D. Ford Memorial Award from the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA).

Young is also an Executive Board Member of the Urban Libraries Council (ULC), a Board Member of the NFBPA, and a credentialed manager and member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA).

Young earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He is married to Tameka Jones-Young and they have two children.


About the Next Deputy City Administrator

Kevin Donahue-webOn December 15, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Kevin Donahue as the first Deputy City Administrator. Kevin is a leader in operational improvements, government innovation, and performance analytics with significant experience in both the District and Federal government.

Kevin currently serves as the Executive Director of the Federal government’s Performance Improvement Council. In this role, he promotes the use of performance metrics throughout the Federal agencies and coordinates implementation of the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act. Kevin also led the successful development of a reform agenda for the U.S. General Services Administration following a damaging conference-spending scandal. Previously, Kevin worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, serving as the Director for Strategic & Planning and Performance Improvement and a Senior Advisor to its Assistant Secretary for Management and CFO, where he started TreasuryStat, a continuous review of the Treasury Department’s strategies and operations by its senior leadership.

Prior to his Federal service, Kevin started the CapStat program in DC. As Director of CapStat for the City Administrator, he led the effort to drive improvements in core city functions. Before that he worked at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, DC’s Department of Transportation, as well as in the private sector at Mount Vernon Strategies and the Advisory Board Company.

Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University. Kevin has lived in Washington, DC for the past 12 years with his wife, Amy. He has two children, Owen and Dylan, who both attend the Inspired Teaching Public Charter School.


About the Next Deputy Mayor for Education

Jennie Niles-webOn December 15, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Jennifer C. Niles as the next Deputy Mayor for Education. Jennie brings 24 years of experience working to build quality schools in Washington, DC, Illinois, Connecticut, California, and Massachusetts. Her work in Washington to create a nationally recognized educational institution at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School continues to be acclaimed by education experts, educators and parents.

Most recently, Niles was the founder and head of school of the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. E.L. Haynes is a Center of Excellence, serving nearly 1,200 students from every ward in the City age three through 12th grade with an exceptional college-preparatory program that receives local and national attention for its program. E.L. Haynes is also a Center for Systemic Reform, impacting thousands of students in Washington, DC and across the country through strategic broader impact projects. These projects range from a groundbreaking teacher training residency program in partnership with KIPP DC to a revolutionary new instructional improvement system to policy reform efforts. E.L. Haynes partners with schools nationwide, including engagement in President Obama’s Digital Promise initiative.

As a Center of Excellence, E.L. Haynes was named in the first cohort of Breakthrough Schools DC to reimagine high school, and, in 2011, E.L. Haynes was one of the first members of Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools. Also in 2011, E.L. Haynes was named the first winner of the CityBridge Foundation’s Strong School Award from among all DC public schools and in 2008 was the first winner of Fight For Children’s Quality School Initiative Award among DC public charter schools. E.L. Haynes received Silver Awards from New Leaders for New School’s EPIC (Effective Practices Incentive Practices) Awards in 2008, 2009, and 2010 for dramatic student achievement gains. E.L. Haynes seeks to improve education in DC and nationally through developing human capital, convening practitioners, launching innovation, and shaping policy.

Jennie is a graduate of New Leaders for New Schools, an intensive, year-long program to prepare urban principals. Prior to New Leaders, Jennie was Director of Education Initiatives at The Ball Foundation of Glen Ellyn, IL, an operating foundation. Before that, Jennie headed the Charter School Office for the Connecticut State Department of Education. Jennie also taught science and directed service-learning programs at middle and high schools in California and Massachusetts.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Brown University, a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management, and a Master’s of Science degree in Public Administration from Trinity University (DC). In 2010, she was named a Donaldson Fellow at the Yale School of Management and a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. She is also a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.


About the Next Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services

Brenda_Donald-webOn December 15, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Brenda Donald as the next Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. Brenda Donald has served as Director of the DC Child and Family Services Agency since January 2012. This marked her second tenure as the agency’s leader. She originally joined CFSA shortly after the District elevated the child welfare function to a cabinet-level agency, serving as the agency’s first chief of staff from 2001 until April 2004. She was agency director until July 2005, and then served in the Williams Administration as Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families, and Elders until December 2006.

Donald has over 25 years of senior management experience in the public and non-profit sectors. Before rejoining CFSA, she was Vice President of the Center for Effective Family Services and Systems at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the nation’s largest organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children and families. In that role, she oversaw programs that promoted improvements in public systems such as child welfare and juvenile justice.

As Secretary of the Maryland Department of Human Resources from 2007 to 2010, Donald was responsible for overhauling the state’s child welfare system and a workforce development initiative for welfare and child support customers. In 2010, the Maryland Daily Record named Donald one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women.

Before joining CFSA in 2001, Donald served for five years as Vice President for Municipal Programs at DC Agenda, a nonprofit organization supporting community building and government reform efforts in DC. Major accomplishments included creating the Cafritz Awards for Distinguished District Government Employees. During a decade in Little Rock, AR, she was promoted from Chief of Staff for the City Manager to Assistant City Manager. She completed training for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 1995, she was selected as a fellow in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Children and Family Fellowship Program. In 2014, Donald received the Betsey Rosenbaum Award for Excellence in Child Welfare from the National Association of Public Child Welfare Administrators.

Donald grew up in Ward 8 of the District. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism with honors from George Washington University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas.


About the Next Director of the Department of Health

Dr. Nesbitt-200pxOn December 29, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt the next Director of the Department of Health (DOH). Dr. Nesbitt will be charged with promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing illness and providing equal access to quality healthcare services for all residents of the District of Columbia.

Dr. Nesbitt is a board-certified family physician who served as the Director of the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness in Louisville, KY from 2011 to 2014. Prior to her current role at LMPHW, Dr. Nesbitt served separate terms as Senior Deputy Director for the Community Health Administration and Senior Deputy Director for the Center for Policy, Planning, and Evaluation at the District of Columbia Department of Health. In addition to her professional activities, Dr. Nesbitt is a published author and served as an executive editor of Population Health: Management, Policy, and Technology, First Edition.

Dr. Nesbitt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a Master of Public Health in Health Care Management and Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health.


About the Next Director of the Department of Human Services

Laura Zeilinger-200pxOn December 29, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Laura Zeilinger the next Director of the Department of Human Services. Zeilinger will lead an agency charged with assisting low-income individuals and families to maximize their potential for economic security and self-sufficiency.

Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, where she was responsible for the implementation of Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, an effort that includes the coordination of Federal homelessness policies among 19 Federal departments and agencies, as well as partnerships with State and local communities, non-profits, and the private sector.

Previously, Zeilinger served as Deputy Director for Program Operations for DHS. There, she led the creation of more than 1,000 units of permanent supportive housing as part of the Homeless No More Plan.

Zeilinger is an alumna of Sarah Lawrence College and a graduate of the Washington College of Law at American University.


About the Next Director of the District Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

Clinton LaceyOn December 29, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Clinton Lacey the next Director of the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services. In this role, Lacey will give court-involved youth the opportunity to become productive citizens in the District.

Lacey has over 25 years of experience working with youth and families – 19 of which have been focused in the field of juvenile and criminal justice. From 1992 to 2004, Lacey served as the Associate Executive Director of Friends of Island Academy, developing and managing services for 16 to 24 year olds involved in the juvenile and criminal justice systems of New York City. Lacey is an experienced trainer, facilitator and keynote speaker on such issues as racial and ethnic disparity, comprehensive re-entry services, gang intervention strategies, and overall youth and human development.

Lacey has a B.A. in Latin American and Caribbean History from Herbert H. Lehman College (City University of New York) and is a graduate of the Institute for Not-for-Profit Management at Columbia University.


About the Next Director of the District Department of Housing and Community Development

Polly Donaldson-200pxOn December 20, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Polly Donaldson the next Director of the District Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Donaldson will be responsible for leading the agency to create and preserve opportunities for affordable housing and economic development, and to revitalize underserved communities in the District of Columbia.

Prior to joining the Bowser administration, Donaldson served for more than a decade as the Executive Director of the Transitional Housing Corporation (THC), a non-profit, faith-based organization that develops and provides housing, social and employment services in Washington, DC. While at the organization’s helm, Donaldson has grown THC to a staff of over 50 and a budget of $5 million, allowing it to significantly increase the number of homeless families it serves annually from 40 to over 500.

Donaldson joined THC after a 17-year career in international community development in senior management positions at the Institute of International Education, Partners of the Americas, and The Center for Democracy. She was elected and served as the chair of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1-E in Mt. Pleasant.

Donaldson lives in Mt. Pleasant in Ward 1 with her wife Susan Rees and daughter Florence, and is an active member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Dupont Circle. Donaldson holds a Bachelor’s degree in social and behavioral sciences from The Johns Hopkins University.


About the Next Director of the District Department of the Environment

On December 19, 2014, Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser named Tommy Wells as the next Director of the District Department of the Environment. Tommy will be responsible for leading a workforce of over 300 environmental professionals to protect the environment and conserve the natural resources of the District of Columbia.

Most recently, Tommy served as Ward 6 Councilmember, a position he held since 2006. During his tenure on DC Council, Tommy Wells has won support throughout Washington for his fundamental goal: creating a livable and walkable city for all. He is a passionate student of cutting-edge solutions–who brings the skill to forge the kind of collaboration that translates great ideas into real improvements in DC’s quality of life.

Tommy started his Washington career in 1983 as a social worker in the DC foster care system, where he spurred and led a successful class action lawsuit, LaShawn v. Barry, to address the city’s failure to protect children in its care. In 1991, he took the helm of the DC Consortium for Child Welfare, where he was a force for creating neighborhood based-family service collaboratives that coordinate the delivery of city and nonprofit resources. He was the architect of a groundbreaking program to match foster families with children affected by HIV/AIDS and also led the drive to create the D.C. Family Court–which produced a 300 percent increase the number of foster children adopted into permanent homes every year.

Tommy has worked with the leadership and citizens in every corner of Ward 6–from the Southwest Waterfront to the H Street Corridor, from Capitol Hill to Shaw–to guide development that focuses on neighborhood needs. He has championed the next generation of public transit–including streetcar lines, expansion of the D.C. Circulator, and improvements in overall bus service. And he crafted a landmark bill to charge a nominal fee on disposable bags–prompting thousands of D.C. residents to curb the use of bags that choke the Anacostia River, establishing a fund to clean up the river, and creating a model for other jurisdictions nationwide.

Tommy graduated from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in 1991 and earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Minnesota in 1983. Since 1988 he has been married to Barbara Wells, a writer and arts enthusiast who is a tutor for Jan’s Tutoring House and a judge for the Helen Hayes Awards.



About the Mayor-Elect’s Transition Committee

The Transition Committee of Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser will be chaired by the following co-chairs:


Honorary Co-Chairs:

  • The Late Honorable Marion Barry
  • The Honorable Sharon Pratt
  • The Honorable Anthony Williams
  • The Honorable Adrian Fenty



  • John Boardman
  • Maria Gomez
  • Beverly Perry
  • The Honorable Alice Rivlin
  • The Honorable Mary Terrell



The Late Honorable Marion Barry

Councilmember, Ward 8

Former Mayor, Washington DC

barry 200x200Marion Barry’s service to the District began in 1971, when he was elected to the city’s first school board. Upon Congress granting DC the right to hold its own local elections, Barry won a seat on the DC Council in 1974, and was named chairman of the Finance Committee. While serving as a member of the Council, Barry spearheaded the movement to require that all contracts considered by the District government for services, supplies, and development include a mandatory 35 percent participation for minority-owned companies.

He was re-elected to the DC Council in 1976, and two years later, became the second mayor ever elected in DC, serving for three terms until 1990. Among his accomplishments: directing all of his department heads to comply fully with the 35 percent goal of minority participation, significantly increasing the number of contracts awarded to qualified African American and Latino businesses, and creating the District Youth’s Employment Act of 1979.

In 1992, Barry returned to DC politics by winning a seat on the Council and successfully ran for his fourth mayoral term in 1994.

Barry retired from politics in 1998, but then decided to run for the Ward 8 City Council seat in November 2004 and won. Today, Barry continues to serve DC residents, hoping to motivate future generations to a lifetime of public service.

Sadly, Mayor Barry passed away on November 23, 2014. Mayor Marion Barry gave a voice to those who need it most and lived his life in service to others. Mayor-elected Bowser – along with all Washingtonians – is shocked and deeply saddened by his passing, and we send our condolences to Cora Masters Barry, Chris Barry and the entire Barry family. He has been a part of our family for decades, and he will continue to be an example to the Mayor-elect and so many others.



  • Doctoral Studies, University of Kansas
  • M.S., Fisk University
  • B.A., LeMoyne College


The Honorable Sharon Pratt

Former Mayor, Washington DC

sharonpratt200x200Sharon Pratt was mayor of Washington, DC from 1991 to 1995. Pratt was the first African American woman to serve as mayor of a major American city.

Dixon initially worked in private practice from 1971-1976 where she was an associate in the law firm, Pratt and Queen. Dixon focused on the rights of children in custodial cases, provided legal representation for juveniles, and became a leader in the emerging area of family rights law. In 1972, Dixon was named a Professor of Law at the Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC, a post she held for four years.

In 1976, Dixon began working for Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO), the utility company for the Washington, DC area. Eventually becoming Vice President of Public Policy, Dixon was both the first woman and the first African American to hold this position. During her term, she created new programs to improve services for low-income DC residents and senior citizens. She also created new employment opportunities for Washington, DC residents by launching satellite branches of PEPCO.

In 1990, in her first bid for public office, Sharon Pratt Dixon was elected mayor of Washington, DC. While in office Dixon led an initiative to increase black and Hispanic business ownership.


  • J.D., Howard University
  • B.A., Howard University



The Honorable Anthony Williams

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Federal City Council

Former Mayor, Washington DC

Williams200x200Anthony Williams served as mayor of Washington DC for two terms, from 1999 to 2007. He had previously served as chief financial officer for the District, managing to balance the budget and achieve a surplus within two years of appointment.

Williams served as the deputy state comptroller of Connecticut. Williams also served as executive director of the Community Development Agency in St. Louis, Missouri, assistant director of the Boston (MA) Redevelopment Authority, and adjunct professor at Columbia University. He was elected to the New Haven, Connecticut Board of Aldermen, where he served as president pro-tempore.

Williams was appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the United States Senate to serve as the first chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as a founder and vice chairman of the Chief Financial Officers Council.

In January 2007, Williams entered into a partnership with the Washington-area investment bank Friedman Billings Ramsey Group, Inc. to form Primum Public Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on buying and leasing back government and not-for-profit real estate. In 2009, Williams announced he was stepping down as CEO and that Primum would be dissolved. He joined DC law firm Arent Fox on May 14, 2009 as Director of State and Local Practice, assisting governments and municipalities with securing stimulus money and managing their budgets.

Williams has also been actively involved in local education initiatives, including serving on the boards of the nonprofit organizations D.C. Children First and the national nonprofit Alliance for School Choice. Williams served as a member of the Debt Reduction Task Force at the Bipartisan Policy Center. In 2012, Williams joined the board of directors of the Bank of Georgetown.


  • B.A., Harvard University
  • J.D., Harvard University
  • B.A., Yale University


The Honorable Adrian Fenty

Former Mayor, District of Columbia

adrian-fenty200x200Adrian Fenty served as mayor of Washington DC from January 2007–2011, where he championed unprecedented initiatives to tackle challenges facing the nation’s capital. A visionary with intense focus on reform, Mr. Fenty became a recognized national leader in the areas of urban education reform, public safety, public housing, economic revitalization, healthcare, and tourism, all during the most dramatic economic downturn since the Great Depression. Prior to that, Fenty served as Ward 4 Councilmember on the DC Council.

Since leaving office, Fenty has worked in the Business Development department of the law firm, Perkins Coie, and served as special advisor with Andreessen Horowitz. He was also a distinguished visiting professor of politics at his alma mater, Oberlin College.

Fenty is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors, including current and previous positions on the boards of College Track, Fight for Children, the Junior Tennis Champions Center, and the Advocacy and Public Affairs Committee of the United States Tennis Association (USTA).



  • J.D., Howard University
  • B.A., Oberlin College


John Boardman

Executive Secretary-Treasurer, UNITE HERE Local 25

Boardman200x200John Boardman currently serves as the Executive Secretary-Treasurer for UNITE HERE Local 25, representing 7,000 workers in the hospitality industry, including members employed by each of the major hotels in Washington DC. He is also Executive Vice President for the UNITE HERE International Union. Mr. Boardman has been working in the labor movement for nearly 40 years, and recently oversaw the training and hiring project for the Marriott Marquis hotel.

In addition, Mr. Boardman serves on the Washington Convention Center Board of Directors. He previously served on the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission during the construction of Nationals Ballpark.





  • M.B.A., George Washington University
  • B.A., American University


Maria Gomez

President and Chief Executive Officer, Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care

Gomez200x200Maria Gomez founded Mary’s Center in 1988 with the mission to build better futures through the delivery of health care, education, and social services. With a $37 million dollar annual budget, Mary’s Center serves nearly 40,000 participants at four medical locations, a senior wellness center and two mobile units in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Maria has been the recipient of numerous local and national important recognitions, including the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor. Maria holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to establishing Mary’s Center, Maria was a public health nurse with the D.C. Department of Health. She has also worked for the Red Cross, directing community education programming and disaster services, and with the Visiting Nurses Association.




  • M.P.H., University of California at Berkeley
  • B.S., Georgetown University

Beverly Perry

Former Senior Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Pepco Holdings, Inc.

Perry200x200Beverly Perry recently retired as Senior Vice President and Special Advisor to the Chairman of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (PHI), a regional energy holding company that provides utility service to 1.9 million customers.

Ms. Perry is a lawyer by profession and has litigated cases in Federal and State Court throughout the Washington metropolitan region. She practiced law with Frank, Bernstein, Conaway and Goldman prior to joining Potomac Electric Power Company. Other legal positions held by Ms. Perry included law clerk for Judge Marian Blank Horn of the U.S. Claims Court and attorney advisor with the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor.

Ms. Perry developed her career in business and public policy through strategic political analyses, civic leadership and commitment to community activities. She is a member of GHMSI affiliate of CareFirst Inc. and numerous nonprofit boards. Ms. Perry currently chairs the Board of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum. She is an active board member of the Smithsonian American Arts Museum, the Greater Washington Urban League, Arena Stage, Congressional Black Caucus Institute, and the Federal Judicial Nomination Commission for the District of Columbia.

Previous service includes: Former Chair of the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, DC Agenda, Kiwanis Club of Washington, DC, Bowie State University Board of Visitors, University of Maryland University College, Family Life Center Foundation of the Shiloh Baptist Church, and Department of the Interior Federal Credit Union Board of Directors.


  • J.D., Georgetown University
  • B.A., George Washington University


The Honorable Alice Rivlin

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Rivlin200x200Alice Rivlin is an expert on fiscal and monetary policy. She served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996 -99). She was director of the White House Office of Management of Budget in the first Clinton Administration. She also chaired the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority (1998-2001). Ms. Rivlin was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83). She was director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings (1983-87). She also served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as assistant secretary for planning and evaluation.

Ms. Rivlin was appointed by President Obama to the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Additionally she has received numerous awards, serves on several nonprofit boards, and taught at several universities across the United States.

Today, Rivlin is a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings, a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and the director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform. She is also a frequent contributor to newspapers, television, and radio, and is currently a regular commenter on the Nightly Business Report.


  • J.D., Radcliffe College (Harvard University)
  • B.A., Bryn Mawr College


The Honorable Mary Terrell

Former Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia

Terrell200x200Judge Terrell’s career began at the Washington Urban League’s Dix Street Academy in 1974. From 1980-1983, she was the executive assistant to the Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia. From 1984-1989, she was the Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. Briefly she served on the Loan Bank Board as an attorney and supervisor. From 1989-1990, she served as Counsel in the Litigation Section at the Resolution Trust Corporation.

Mayor Kelly appointed her in 1991 to serve on the Temporary Panel of the Office of Employee Appeals. From 1992-1995, she served as Senior Counsel to the Resolution Trust Corporation. From 1996-1997, she served as the Associate Director in Legal Programs Branch at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Judge Terrell was appointed as an associate judge to serve on the Superior Court of the District of Columbia by President Bill Clinton in September 1997 and retired from this position in 2008.


  • M.A., Antioch College
  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • B.A., Howard University




Affordable Housing


Carol Thompson Cole

Polly Donaldson


Committee Members

Stephanie Liotta-Atkinson

Michael Akin

Buwa Biniti

Thomas Borger

David Bowers

JR Clark

Steve Green

Bob Murphy

Oramenta Newsome

John Ritz

Mitzie Smith-Mack

Joe Sternlieb

Tony Wash

Susanne Slater

Darrin Davis

Janice Ferebee

Stephen Glaude

Adam Maier

Monica Ray

Hazel Broadnax


Arts & the Creative Economy


Kay Kendall

Marvin Bowser


Committee Members

Michelle Evans

Edmund Fleet

Rhona Friedman

Lisa Gold

Philippa Hughes

Michael Kahn

Rebecca Read Medrano

Maria Rooney

Stacie Scott

Jonas Singer

Darlene Taylor

Brian William

Janis Hazel


Economic Development & Jobs


Marie Johns

Jim Dinegar

LaRuby May

Andy Shallal

Joslyn Williams

Harry Wingo


Committee Members

Jose Ortiz

Stacie Lee Banks

Vinoda Basnayke

Deborah Bey

Claire Bloch

Tom Brown

Anita Butani

Jaime Contreres

Tiffany Drayton

Cartier Esham

Isha Fosster Lee

Rodney Foxworth

Angela Franco

David Garber

Jay Haddock

Michelle Hagans

David Hall

Bill Hall

Yolanda Hawkins-Bautista

Jeanny Ho

Scottie Irving

David Jannarone

Charlene Jarvis

Linwood Jolly

Vicki Leonard

Tony Lewis

Cleve Mesidor

James Moore

Elissa Morris

Barbara Mullenex

Nikki Peele

Alison Prince

Gregory Rooney

DJ Saul

Ryan Seelbach

Ben Soto

Thomas Strike

Rosalind Styles

Robert Thorne

Kenneth Tolson

Zuhairah Washington

Adam Weers

Adam Zuckerman

Stuart Zuckerman

Rebecca Coder

Andre Lee

Stephen Courtien

Gina Merritt

Robert Thorne

Stan Jackson

Thea Lee

Chuck Berger

Steve Cortier




Michela English

Wayne Frederick


Committee Members

Margie Yaeger

Donovan Anderson

Natasha Bennett

Rod Boggs

Evelyn Boyd Simmons

Hyesook Chung

Cinque Culver

Liz Davis

Jacquelyn Davis

Jim Dyke

Michael Feuer

Cheryl Fellenz

Ricarda M. Ganjam

Tobeka Green

Matthew Frumin

Rhonda Henderson

Karen Howard

Faith Hubbard

Alan Hurwitz

Robyn Jackson

Barry LeNoir, Esq.

Jenny Niles

Calvin Nophlin

Barbara Nophlin

Cathy Reilly

Victor Reinoso

Irasema Salcido

Evan Smith

Courtney Snowden

Ebonee Rose Thompson

Gus Viteri

Dottiei Love Wade

Darren Woodruff

Jon Zeitler

Jennifer Tucker


Health and Human Services & Homelessness


Laura Meyers

Louvenia Williams


Committee Members

Johnny Allem

Clifford Barnes

Chuck Bean

Don Blanchon

Dr. Stanley Boucree

Mary Buckley

Ruby Carado

Archbishop James Coleman

Dr. Vikisha Fripp

Fred Hill

Raheem Jenkins

George Jones

Ashanthi Kiridena

Clayton Lawrence

Adam Maier

Perry Moon

Nakeisha Neal

Jenny Reed

Brenda Rhodes Miller

Ken Samet

Lisa M.Simpson

Fred Swan

Miatta Thomas

Kevin Wrege

Chet Burrell


Open & Good Government

Committee Members

Nelson Ayala

Max Brown

Windy Carson-Smith

Greg Cendana

Chris Dyer

Chris Gardiner

Derrick Harkins

Ximena Hartsock

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

DeBorah Johnson

Gregory McCarthy

Perry Pigeon Hooks

Scott Price

Victor Reinoso

Adam Rubinson

Rev. Morris Shearin

Randy Speck

Paul Strauss

Rev. Sylvia Sumter

Joan Thomas

Jeff Tignor

Lauren Vaughan

Andrew Washington

Alexander Y. Chi

Dasarath Kiridena

Shelley Tompkin

Daniel Ezrow


Public Safety


Karma Cottman

Judith Sandalow

Justin Brown


Committee Members

Akosua Ali

Tina Ang

Eric Gaull

June Kress

Cynthiana Lightfoot

Dr. David Milzman

Samantha Nolan

Jodi Ovca

Ann Renshaw

James Short

Ed Smith

Cornell Stone

Susan Weinstein

Glen Brown

George Banks


Transportation, Environment, Sustainability & Infrastructure


Tommy Wells

Ted Trabue


Committee Members

Bicky Corman

Veronica Davis

Leif Dormsjo

Shane Farthing

David Franco

Endrea Frazier

Tony Giancola

Greer Gillis

Scott Hall

Jackie Jeter

Rob Mandle

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