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

David Weaver, Director of Finance and Operations

David Weaver graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in 1983 and worked for numerous non-profit organizations as an accountant before joining FLOC in May 2001. Initially hired as a staff accountant, David now serves as the Director of Finance and Operations, overseeing all facilities and business matters.

David Hartness, Director of the Outdoor Education Center

David joined FLOC in May of 2016 after living in Africa for 7 years as a Peace Corps volunteer and teacher. David worked with HIV/Aids affected children, taught English and managed large literacy development projects in Mozambique which brought in 5,000 books for underprivileged students and led to a strong partnership with the Ministry of Education to develop curriculum alongside local talent. He later spent four years in Zambia, where he led school trips to Victoria Falls, worked with local health organizations and helped lead a $200,000 dollar capital improvement project to promote sports and health in Lusaka. He has 18 years of experience leading challenge courses around the world, and environmental educational programs in the USA and abroad. Originally from a small island in Puget Sound, Washington, David found his love for the outdoors leading high school expeditions and running environmental education programs for the Highline School District. He holds a master’s degree in business and a bachelor’s degree in education.





Colin Kimpel
Veritas Financial


Matthew Blocher
The Blocher Group


Fred Taylor
Executive Director Emeritus


Kate Vogt
Private business owner, CFA


Michelle Bacchus
Claret, LLC, Real Estate and Development

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

Clark Dixon
West Virginia Leave No Trace Advocate

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

Paul Jackson
Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management
comScore, Inc.

Grace Langham
Chief Executive Officer
Nest DC

Renee-Lauren V. Ellis
Venable, LLP

Sandeep Nandivada
Morrison Foerster

Charlotte Nugent
Senior Consultant

Sam Ryan
President & CEO
Keybridge Communications

F. Chapman Taylor
Senior Vice President
The Capital Group Companies

Cassandra Sánchez
Director, National Capital Region
Leadership for Eduational Equity

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

Adam M. Peters
Executive Vice President
Development and Construction
Perseus TDC

Kelcey Owusu-Yeboah
Fraud Analyst
Securities and Exchange Commission through Pacific Architect and Engineers



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