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Our Board

Our Board


Dr. Imani Woody
President and CEO



Dr. Imani Woody is the founding director and CEO of Mary’s House for Older Adults, Inc. She has a PhD in Human Services, specializing in non-profit management. Her thesis: Lift Every Voice: A Qualitative Exploration of Ageism and Heterosexism as Experienced by Older African American Lesbian Women and Gay Males when Addressing Social Services Needs. She holds a Master of Human Services degree from Lincoln University and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Paralegal program.

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Timothy Helm
Vice President and Chair, Finance Committee



Timothy Helm is retired from the Department of Labor in February 2015 after more than 33 years of government service. Timothy started his federal service in 1981 as a Peace Corps volunteer serving in West Africa. In 1984, he began his career with the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) as an investigator in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania district office.

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Andrea Macko
Assistant Secretary and Chair, Operations and Property Management Committee



Andrea Macko is one of the original signatory directors of Mary’s House. She and two other women sat around Dr. Woody’s kitchen table and affirmed the vision of LGBT housing for older adults in the Washington, DC area and beyond. Andrea is a native of Jamaica. She’s a communications specialist by skill and education and is currently an electronic programmer for the Department of Defense.

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Arie Gray
Chair, Events Committee



Arie Gray has more than twenty years of experience in multiple areas of logistic, project and event management. She is as a Project Director for the National Cancer Institute-Pharmaceutical Management Branch. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Management from Strayer University.

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John Hendersen
Chair, Building and Construction Committee



John Henderson is a Community Economic Development Specialist whose area of expertise is real estate development financing, non-profit management and community revitalization. He serves as President and one of the Founders of the Holy Nativity St. John's Development Corporation; Regional 8 Representative for the African Descent Lutherans Association, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. "Regardless of one’s race, gender, ethnicity and/or sexual orientation, I believe everyone is entitled to a safe and affordable place to call home, free from discrimination".



George Kerr III
Chair, Policy Advocacy and Outreach Committee



George Kerr is a nationally renowned community activist and former grassroots non-profit executive who is a staple in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area for more than 21 years. Having honorably served his country in the US Navy for nearly 8 years, Kerr, now a decorated veteran, has taken the discipline, organizational skills, and administrative management experiences he learned during his esteemed military career and transferred those assets to better serve the prevention and treatment service needs of District residents with admirable results.

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Thomas P. Callahan
Chair, Development, Public Relations, Marketing & Media Committee



Tom Callahan is the Director of Senior Living Resources for Archer Law Office, LLC.  He is also president of AFI Coaching and Consulting, a senior living care consulting firm focused on raising the standards of elder care facilities and services.  Tom also writes articles regarding senior care issues for Mercer County Woman and hosts a TV show called "Only Seniors."

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Dr. Richard DiCarlo
Member



Dr. DeCarlo is a native Washingtonian who loves beauty!  This love thrust him into the professional arena of Cosmetology.  He has been a member of the National Beauty Culturist League for 53 years and a member on the State and Local levels for 53 years.

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Rozanne Look, Esq.
Member



Rozanne Look is the Director of Project Development for the non-profit housing developer Manna, Inc. She manages an annual real estate development pipeline of 60-90 units, and has experience in rental, single family, condominium and cooperative development. She was formerly a project manager for Washington Inner City Self Help (WISH) where she provided both legal and housing development services to over 20 different tenant associations.

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Kylar Broadus
Member



Kylar Broadus is the Founder of the Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC), and became the first transgender person ever to testify before the US Senate when he spoke in support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in June 2012. Kylar has a background in finance but was forced out of his field when he transitioned. A transgender advocate, lawyer and former law professor at Lincoln University of Missouri, Kylar has worked with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Black Justice Coalition on matters of public policy and transgender civil rights.



Michelle Parkerson
Member



Writer, filmmaker, educator and performance artist, Michelle Parkerson is from Washington, DC.  Among her award-winning films are Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock,  A Litany For Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde (co-directed with Ada Gay Griffin) and Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box.  Her documentaries have screened at several prestigious international festivals, including The Sundance Film Festival, The Berlin Film Festival and The American Film Institute.  

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Joy Silver
Senior Advisor



Joy Silver, (MA, RCFE) SilverSenior Living, is an LGBT Aging Issues Consultant. She recently served as Community Operations Director for Merrill Gardens, an Assisted Living and Memory Care Company, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Until January 2015, she served as Chief Strategy Officer for Choices Women’s Medical Center, Inc., a NYS Article 28 Women’s Healthcare Center, Jamaica, New York, providing services to a largely Medicaid population.

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