Our Team - Bread for the City

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More than 40 years ago, Bread for the City launched as a front line agency serving Washington’s poor. We began as two organizations. Zacchaeus Free Clinic began in 1974 as a volunteer-run free medical clinic, and a coalition of downtown churches activated Bread for the City in 1976 to feed and clothe the poor.

The two groups officially merged in 1995. Today, Bread for the City is led by a talented and caring staff committed to DC’s low-income community and the ideals of racial equity, dignity, justice, service, and respect.

We honor and remember staff members that are no longer with us.

Click here to learn more about the members of our Bread for the City family who we have lost.

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In Loving Memory

Jeannine Sanford

October 5, 1964 - July 13, 2022

Chief Operating Officer

Jeannine had an unfailing sense of compassion, a strong desire for justice and saw the worth of every individual in front of her.

Belinda Reeder aka "Ms. B"

December 18, 1955 - September 10, 2022

Recertification & Front Office Coordinator

Ms. B was a truly warm and loving person, who greeted everyone with her whole heart and a smile that filled the room.

Melvin Pearson

Food and Clothing Rescue Coordinator

Melvin was a kind and friendly soul with the most infectious laugh. He was always happy to discuss anything and everything with his coworkers.

Our Leadership

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George A. Jones

Chief Executive Officer

George A. Jones has been Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City (BFC) since January 2, 1996. He is responsible for managing all administrative, financial, and programmatic aspects of the organization and its 130 full-time staff. Mr. Jones has led Bread for the City's growth from $1.2 million in 1996 to $22 million in the fiscal year 2022.

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Fatou Toure

Chief Financial Officer

Fatou Toure joined Bread for the City as Chief Financial Officer in March 2020. She is an experienced and successful nonprofit leader with more than a decade of experience leading finance and operations in nonprofits. Toure has an MBA in Finance from Howard University, and she is a member of the AICPA and MD Association of CPA.

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Toshira Monroe

Chief Operating Officer

Toshira Monroe serves as Chief Operating officer at Bread for the City where she leads the Human Resources, Facilities, and Technology teams with organizational, strategic, and administrative operations. She worked over a decade in the social services non-profit space, serving in multiple capacities as volunteer, board member, manager, and director. Toshira was Deputy Director of My Sister’s Place, a DC domestic violence non-profit, and has a deep passion for trauma informed care and services, economic equity, and social services.

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Mahogany Thomas

Chief Program Officer

Mahogany S. Thomas is the Chief Program Officer for Bread for the City. She is committed to working at the intersections of social justice and advocacy for marginalized communities based in Washington, D.C. As a Missouri native and Washingtonian transplant, Mahogany believes in creating more equitable futures through radical hospitality. Her background explores intersectionality and liberation praxis with the goal of human flourishing.

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Ashley Domm

Head of Advancement & Chief Development Officer

Ashley Domm serves as Head of Advancement and Chief Development Officer at Bread for the City, where she leads a team of fundraising professionals tasked with coordinating comprehensive fundraising strategies and activities to help ensure the organization can deliver on its mission to support the community in Washington, D.C.

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Randi Abramson, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Randi Abramson leads Bread for the City's medical program, providing direction and management of all spheres. She has served as medical director since 1991.

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Lynda Brown, MA

Center Director, Social Services Director (SE)

Ms. Brown joined the Social Services program in October 2002 after serving as the program director at the Mellwood House for Women and Children.

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Melissa Frazier

Facilities Director

Melissa Frazier is responsible for supervising the operations, of facilities maintenance and operations, repair, and renovation for the organization's two centers.

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Su Sie Ju

Legal Clinic Director

As Legal Director, Su Sie Ju oversees the legal work and advocacy efforts of 20 attorneys and 5 non-attorney staff.

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Tracy Knight, LICSW

Social Services Director (NW)

Tracy Knight has led Bread for the City's Northwest Social Services program since 2002. She is responsible for the overall operations of our Behavioral Health services, Housing Access Program, Representative Payee Program, SOAR SSI application assistance program, MSW student training program, and our NW Center’s generalist social work practice.

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Edie Oliver

Human Resources Director

Edie Oliver serves as Bread for the City’s Human Resources Director. In this multifaceted role, she advises the director team on the implications of change and growth, including working to develop a strong recruitment and training program, ensuring a safe working environment, helping employees navigate challenges, developing competitive compensation and benefits packages, ensuring compliance with local and federal regulations, and creating training and professional development opportunities for employees.

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Aja Taylor

Advocacy Director

Ms. Taylor joined Bread for the City as a Community Organizer in the Community Lawyering Project in 2012, and became the organization’s first-ever Advocacy Director in the fall of 2015.

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Trazy Collins

Food and Clothing Director

Trazy Collins became the Director of Food and Clothing Programs in December 2020. In her role, Trazy supports the vision and programming of the clothing boutique, the grocery deliveries, the rooftop gardens and the food pantries at both locations. Prior to working with Bread For the City, Trazy was working in NYC doing similar work and enjoys bringing new and creative ideas to emergency food programs.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview with any of the above
staff members, please contact communications@breadforthecity.org

Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2024 (2023-2024)
Name Position
Jonathan Fee – PRESIDENT Retired Partner, Alston + Bird LLP
Mark Aron – VICE PRESIDENT Attorney (retired)
Charmaine Langford – SECRETARY IT Specialist
Derek Thomas – TREASURER Partner, KPMG LLP
Patricia Neuman – AT LARGE MEMBER SVP & Director of Medicare Policy, Kaiser Family Foundation
Harold Valentine – AT LARGE MEMBER Community Member
Patrice Ali Student
Michael Blue Retired
Marnette D. Chase Retired
Courtney Dowe Singer/Songwriter
Jeronda Hilton President, Client Advisory Council (2023)
Joan Jackson Retired
Gail Knight Entrepreneur
Robert Lassiter Dietary Aide
Shelia Link Bread for the City Board
Michael Leon Owensby Public Speaker
Natalie Randolph Director of Equity, Justice, and Community at Sidwell Friends School
Maja Rasheed Founder, Kuumba Learning Center
Cynthia Smith
Paul R. Taskier Attorney (retired)

Bread, Inc. Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2024 (2023-2024)
Name Position
Jonathan Fee – PRESIDENT Retired Partner, Alston + Bird LLP
Donald J. Friedman – VICE PRESIDENT Partner, Perkins Coie LLP
Mary A. Christie, Ph.D. – SECRETARY Management Consultant
Derek Thomas – TREASURER Partner, KPMG LLP
Claus Aagaard CFO, Mars Inc.
Francisco Aguirre Partner, Cambridge Associates LLC
Mark Aron Attorney (retired)
Rosalind C. Cohen Attorney, Private Practice
Z. Colette Edwards, M.D. National Medical Director, Associate Health and Well-Being, Humana
Rachel Flipse Senior Legal Counsel, Apple
Dennis O. Garris Partner, Alston + Bird LLP
Deforest Gaskins Senior Manager, American Airlines
Anthony Herman Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
Louise Hilsen Community Member
Marie Hoffman Community Member
Autumn M. Hunter Associate General Counsel & Director, Bank of America Corporation
Toks E. Ladejobi Principal, Blackstar Real Estate Partners
Kelly Lynch Executive Director, Diane & Norma Bernstein Foundation
Amanda L. Major Partner, WilmerHale LLP
Donna M. Neale, M.D. Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Michelle O’Neill Vice President, Global Government Affairs, Corning
Dave Pastrick Project Executive, Clark Construction Group, LLC
Alan A. Pemberton Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Steven V. Roberts Professor of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University
Nowell Rush Consultant
Rudy M. Seikaly Chief Executive Officer, MCN Build LLC
Ronald Sharpe Partner, Jones Day
Paul R. Taskier Attorney (retired)
A. Katherine Toomey Partner, Lewis Baach PLLC
David Umansky Public Affairs Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer of Washington, DC

If you want to learn more about either Board of Directors,
please contact Chief Executive Officer George A. Jones.

Staff Directory

Name Position Phone Number
Abraham Plaut Medical Enrollment Coordinator 202-587-0527
Aja Taylor Advocacy Director 202.587.5919
Alex Ballard Senior Manager of Organizational Culture and Change - / -
Allen Stewart Inventory Assistant 202-985-2788
Allison Miles-Lee Managing Attorney (Family & Public Benefits) 202.386.7080
Andre Saliba IT Network Manager 202.480.8907
Arlene Gray Food Program Assistant - / -
Ashley Domm Head of Advancement & Chief Development Officer 202-480-8906
Ashley Moore, LICSW Associate Director, Care Management (NW) 202.386.7605
Beatrice Evans Sergeant of Arms, Client Advisory Council - / -
Bobby Brandon Clothing Room Assistant 202-951-1480