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Meet the CFLS Team

With the endless support and dedication of our board of directors, leadership and staff, CFLS highlights and supports justice-involved women in the District of Columbia—thank you!
Board of Directors

Ashley McSwain,
Executive Director

Organization Affiliation:

Community Family Life Services

Gary Randolph, Chair

Organization Affiliation:
Business Consultant

Mannone Butler,
(Vice Chair)

National Basketball Social Justice Coalition

Derek Ford (Treasurer)

Organization Affiliation:

Washington DC Economic Partnership

Deema Tarazi 

(Member at Large)

Yvette Ross Kane

(Member at Large)

Wolfgang Schaefer

(Member at Large)

 
Leadership
 
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Ashley McSwain​, LMSW, MSOD, Executive Director

Ashley McSwain is a recognized expert in women's reentry. Prior to joining CFLS, Ms. McSwain served as Executive Director for Our Place DC, a nonprofit providing programming and resources to currently and formerly incarcerated women in the D.C area. Ms. McSwain is a licensed Social Worker in the state of Maryland and in the District of Columbia and holds a Master's of Social Work from Temple University, a Master's of Organizational Development from American University, and a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Temple University. She is a member of the adjunct faculty at Catholic University in the Graduate School of Social Work and is certified as a domestic violence counselor. Ms. McSwain served as Deputy Director for a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit for ten years, overseeing five shelters, three transitional housing programs, four food pantries, a first-time homebuyer program, and a Homeowner Emergency Assistance Program (HEMAP). She has worked in the human services field for more than twenty-five years.

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Erin Calloway

Director of Community Initiatives

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Shena McFadden, MCS

Director of Housing

and Wellness

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Nima Ganga

Director of Research, Evaluation, and Quality Management

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Risheena Schwemle

Director of Legal Department

CFLS Staff
 
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Ray Allen

Milestone Resident Monitor

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Whitney Arkin

Medical Case Manager

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Walter Arocho

Maintenance Tech

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Melanie Bates

Development and Communications Consultant

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Gerald Blunt

Maintenance Supervisor

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Kathleen Byks​

Program Manager/Medical Case Manager

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Diane Carter-Bryant

Community Health Worker

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Karen Collins

Resident Monitor

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Tyrese Cox

Milestone Office Manager

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Joseph D'Antonio

Speaker's Bureau

Coach and Outreach Coordinator

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Regina Davis

Homebuyers Program Manager

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Robin Edwards

Office Manager

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Justin Flemmings

Employment Development Manager

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Charlene Fletcher

Mental Health Therapist

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Glenn Jenkins

Drop-In Center Coordinator

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Kenard Johnson

Employment Program Manage

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Joanne Langevin

Financial Literacy
Program Manager

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Steve Maxfield

Maintenance Tech

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Aisha Merritt

Executive Assistant

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Porsche Nwokeuku

Legal Assistant

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Saide Oliver-Grey

Domestic Violence and Reentry Case Manager

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Eric McCarthy

HOPWA Medical Case Manager

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Kristie Middleton

Olive Street

Weekend Monitor

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Lanai Reid

Reentry Case Manager

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Lachrisa Richardson

Drop-In Center
Program Support
and Security

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Jasmine Savoy

Part-Time Parent Educator

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Travis Young

Milestone Weekend Monitor

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Unique Sellers

Reentry Program Manager

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Christina Sosa

Maintenance

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Ste'Niya William

Re-entry Case Manager

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Charisma McPhatter, 

Special Projects Coordinator and Ex. Assistant

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Ernestine Spriggs

Trinity Arms

Resident Monitor

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Karen Jones

Consultant

 

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Damondre Fort

Drop In Center Coordinator

 

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Elena Thorpe

Data and Evaluation Manager

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Abigail Ramin

Employment Specialist

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Shelby Wallington

HIV Prevention and

Outreach Specialist

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Francisca Rodriguez

Trinity Reentry and Victim Services- Case Manager