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Leadership Team

Leadership Team


Dr. Imani Woody
President and CEO


Dr. Imani Woody has been an advocate of women, people of color and LGBTQ people for more than 25 years. She has served on the board of directors of the Mautner Project for Lesbians, Women in the Life Association, Whitman Walker Lesbian Services and is the former Chair of SAGE Metro DC. Dr. Woody was appointed Commissioner by former DC Mayor Vincent Gray and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser to the Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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Rozanne Look, Esq.
Vice President



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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Andrea Macko
Assistant Secretary and Chair, Operations 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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Joi Moorer
Treasurer, Chair of Finance Committee





Joi has provided exceptional leadership to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations at large organizations, such as Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and AARP Foundation. She has optimized research-based improvement initiatives by making strategic recommendations for solutions in areas of operations, personnel, space, and budgets.

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Timothy Helm
Secretary


Mr. Timothy Helm currently works as a Wage and Hour Labor Consultant and is recognized as a leading expert in all matters pertaining to the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA), Service Contract Act (SCA) and other federal labor laws and executive orders regarding labor compliance.

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Kylar Broadus
Chair, National Advocacy and Impact



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.



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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John Hendersen
Chair, Human Resources Committee



John Henderson is a Community Economic Development Specialist whose areas of expertise are real estate development financing, non-profit management, neighborhood/commercial revitalization, work force development training, and community/resident engagement. John retired from the Dept of Housing and Urban Development where he managed several public housing authorities HOPE VI and Mixed-Finance real estate development projects.

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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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Rabbi Erica Steelman
Chair, Health & Wellness Programs



Rabbi Erica Steelman, BCC, MAHL, MPP, brings years of experience working as a full-time chaplain in a skilled nursing community. She has been on the forefront of transforming how providers think about and practice person-centered care while raising awareness about the existence of LGBT+ older adults in general, and in long-term communities specifically. In addition to the MHFOA board, Rabbi Erica serves on the executive board of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Philadelphia. Rabbi Erica is a member of the HRC and SAGE’s Long-term Care Index (LEI) Advisory Council; the interdisciplinary Preference Based Living team; the William Way Advisory Council; and is an investigator in a research project with Penn State College of Nursing faculty. Rabbi Erica chairs the MHFOA programming committee.


Rev. Dr. Akosua McCray
Fundraising/Development



In Memoriam


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


The Mary's House for Older Adults (MHFOA) Family is heart broken in the passing of our own, Thomas P. Callahan, colleague and friend who died on Thursday, June 24, suddenly in the presence of his life partner, and other family members. Tom became a member of the Board of Directors in October of 2016. He served as the Secretary and Chaired the Development and Public Relations Committees. He was a true servant leader with a generous spirit. Tom was the champagne spirit on our Board, tickling our souls with his charm, wit, expertise. He had the ability to engender among us feelings of delight in seeing the possibilities. We are at a loss and are trying to process this new reality. We will miss him.

Our sincerest condolences to Tom's life partner, Tom; his sister Maureen; Carl, Lisa and other colleagues at the Archer Law Office, and of course his family - biological and logical.

Tom, Rest in Peace and in Power!