EXECUTIVE STAFF

Brandelyn Anderson, Executive Director

Brandelyn Anderson brings a wealth of youth development experience to FLOC. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelors of Arts in English, she began her career as an Academic Program Manager for the bay area’s site of BUILD, a premier entrepreneurship and youth development organization. Upon moving east, Brandelyn served four years at the Thurgood Marshall Academy overseeing the schools supplemental and afterschool programs as their Director of Programs. For the past year, she taught AP English at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. In addition to her professional career, Brandelyn has volunteered in a variety of youth serving and mentoring organizations over the last 10 years. She is a published and award winning author and poet. In all of her endeavors, she is dedicated to ensuring young people experience learning environments that are grounded in meaningful relationships that embrace student strengths.

Trynita Romeo, Director of Programs

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

LaToya Clark, Business Manager

As the Business Manager, 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 Business Manager 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.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR OFFICERS

CHAIR

Renee-Lauren V. Ellis
Associate
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP

VICE CHAIR

Grace Langham
Chief Executive Officer
Nest DC

SECRETARY

Sanjay K. Mitchell
Director of College and Alumni Programs
Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS

TREASURER

Adam M. Peters
Executive Vice President
Development and Construction

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

F. Chapman Taylor
Senior Vice President
The Capital Group Companies

Matthew Blocher
Vice President, Head of Global Marketing
CoStar Group

Kelly M. Bolden, MD. FACS
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, Howard University College of Medicine
Attending Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Howard University Hospital

Viraj V. Gandhi
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Paradyme Management, Inc.

Colin Kimpel
Partner
Veritas Financial

Sanjay K. Mitchell
Director of College and Alumni Programs
Thurgood Marshall Academy PCHS

Sandeep Nandivada
Associate
Morrison Foerster

Charlotte Nugent
Senior Consultant
Deloitte

Sam Ryan
President & CEO
Keybridge Communications
Perseus TDC
Cassandra Sánchez
Founder & Principal Consultant
Purposeful Disruption LLC

A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FRED TAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP FUND COMMITTEE

Amanda Sow
Kate Vogt

Donna Fitzgerald Shuler
Sherrill Taylor

Grace Langham
Brittany Okafor

AND A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FLOC BOARD ALUMNI

Virginia Ali
Wynter Allen
Stephanie Anderson
Theresa Anderson
Haron Battle
Michelle Bacchus
Grace Bender
Eliot Berkowitz
Unique Bexley
Christian Campagnuolo
Karen James Cody
Annece Cross
John Crump
Kate Cudlipp
Stephanie Deutsch
John Downs
Carolyn Dupont

Jeff Fergus
Cindy Gertz
Sherry Gilbert
Connie Golleher
Susan Green
Susan Gross
Beth Hadley
Michele Hagans
Peter Hahn
Leon Harris
Sam Harvey, Jr.
Roland Hawthorne
Pam Henry
Mindy Hernandez
Dawn Yamane Hewett
Joe Higdon
Sarah Higdon-Sudow

Lynne Horning
Margaret Humphrey
Paul Jackson
Jon Kaylor
Leslie Kerman
Nick Lee
Diana Leon-Taylor
Fred Taylor
Rachel Lerman
Bill Lewis
Gayle Mandle
Tim Miller
Dr. Charles Murphy
Tom Monahan
Peter Nothstein
Michele Penick
Stephanie Phillips
Giselle Pole
Dick Pogue

Winifred Riggs Portenoy
John Porter
Jason Reed
Ellen Roche
Dorothy Remy
Mohammad Malik Sakil
Shane Salter
Martin Scherr
Arlene Farber Sirkin
Dick Snowdon
Stan Sobel
Michael Spencer
Ellen Sudow
Christina Swanwick
Elinor Talmadge
Grace Taylor
Sandra Vance
Kate Vogt