Brandelyn Anderson is a California native and a proud graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and the Nonprofit Executive Management Graduate Certificate program at Georgetown University. Currently, she serves DC Students as the Executive Director of For Love of Children, an education nonprofit in the city. She has over 20 years of experience in youth education and afterschool programming beginning her career at Stiles Hall, a community nonprofit, serving Bay Area students in Berkeley, CA. Upon moving east, Brandelyn served four years at the Thurgood Marshall Academy overseeing the school supplemental and after-school programs as their Director of Programs. In addition to her professional career, Brandelyn has published 4 books and has been featured in several anthologies. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and actively participates in community service programs in the district. In all of her endeavors, she is dedicated to ensuring young people’s learning environments are grounded in meaningful relationships that embrace students’ strengths.
Trynita Romeo has worked in a variety of community based programs focused on youth development in underserved populations in Washington DC over the last decade. Trynita believes that children have the ability to soar beyond our wildest dreams as long as we show up for them; often saying that the greatest pleasures in life is to smile, laugh and love. She has created youth literacy programs in income based housing communities, created a life skills course for at-risk teen girls and assisted in creating experience based programming in local schools dominated by low income children. Trynita holds a dual Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Business Administration from McDaniel College and is currently completing her Masters of Arts in Human Services from Northeastern University.
Mary Bramley has worked for a decade in higher education. She began her career at Virginia Commonwealth University in undergraduate research programs where she helped place students from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds in research internships in Richmond, VA, and across the country. Staying at VCU, she also went on to work in Student Programming and Conference Services. In 2015, Mary moved back home to Northern Virginia to work at Northern Virginia Community College in their Educational Foundation. She worked with alumni and fundraised for scholarships and other major college projects. She eventually moved on to Destinations International Foundation where she spent a year as their Senior Manager of Foundation Development. She has a BA in History from George Mason University and an M.Ed in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California. Mary is excited to be a part of the team and help FLOC continue to transform the lives of its students.
As the Director of Operations, LaToya uses a strong business acumen with a visionary approach to aligning Human Resources (HR) activities with FLOC’s operations functions and initiatives, reporting to the Executive Director. In addition to performing day-to-day HR responsibilities such as benefits administration, recruiting, and maintaining personnel information; the Director of Operations serves as a direct point of contact for employees, to ensure compliance with employment regulations, providing HR counsel to the leadership team, all while analyzing to improve organizational processes, and work to improve quality, productivity and efficiency for FLOC as a whole.