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Our Board

Our Board


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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Thomas P. Callahan
Secretary, 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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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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Timothy Helm


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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Arie Gray
Chair, Events Committee



Arie Gray has more than 25 years of experience in multiple areas of logistic, project and event management. She is a Project Director for the National Cancer Institute-Pharmaceutical Management Branch. She earned her Master’s degree in Management from Strayer University. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she resides in Silver Spring, MD for over 27 years.

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John Hendersen
Chair, Building and Construction 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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George Kerr III
Chair, Policy Advocacy and Outreach Committee



Elder George Kerr III is a nationally renowned community activist and grassroots non-profit executive who is a staple in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan Area for more than 23 years.

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Michelle Parkerson
Chair Film and Media



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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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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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.


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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