Meet Our Team

We are a very diverse team of dedicated individuals, all working hard to ensure a better future for our community.

Operations Team

Elizabeth Chung

Executive Director
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1002
Home Country: China
Languages Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

Nancy Noriega

Executive Assistant
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Mark Kraham

Director of Communications
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Marilen de Jesus

Communications Coordinator
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: Philippines
Languages Spoken: Tagalog, English

TJ Sydykov

Director of Operations
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1046
Home Country: Kyrgyz Republic
Languages Spoken: Russian, English

Ying He (Winnie)

Operations Specialist (HR & Accounting)
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1048
Home Country: China
Languages Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

CLEO BURTON

Operations Assistant (HR & Accounting)
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1001
Home Country: China
Languages Spoken: English

TAmir Shahid

Operations Assistant/MarylandCorps Member
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Sharon Oshai

Data & Analytics Specialist
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1027
Home Country: Nigeria
Languages Spoken: English

Mehdi Modabbir

Programs and Outreach Coordinator
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 3388
Home Country: Afghanistan
Languages Spoken: Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Hindi, English

Sierra Dischel

Program Specialist
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 1016
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Kinyarwanda, English

Senior Services (55+)

Steve Norris

Project Manager, AmeriCorps Senior Companion Program
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1005
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Frank Sainfort

AmeriCorps Project Assistant
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1040
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Marci Corea

Volunteer Coordinator, AmeriCorp Retired Senior Vol. Prog.
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1044
Home Country: USA, El Salvador
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

KATHERINE CARPIO

Service Navigator, Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1024
Home Country: Ecuador
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Nitza Rivas

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1004
Home Country: Puerto Rico
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Jeremy Gray

Admin Assistant, MarylandCorps Member
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1004
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Citizenship & Integration Services

Dr. Matthew Nimpson

Project Manager, Citizenship & Integration Services
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1020
Home Country: Liberia
Languages Spoken: English

Mayra Marchena

Outreach Coordinator, Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1026
Home Country: El Salvador
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Sophia Rodriguez

Program Assistant/MarylandCorps Member
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 2000
Home Country: USA, El Salvador
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Family Support Service

Jamie Guida

Director of Family Support Services
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 2005
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Albertine Nana

Service Coordinator
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 2008
Home Country: Burkina Faso
Languages Spoken: French, Mooré, English

Yok LIng Candelario

Family Engagement Specialist
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355
Home Country: Dominican Republic, China
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Arshrad Kuhafa

Program Assistant/AmeriCorps Member
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 2004
Home Country: Sri Lanka
Languages Spoken: Tamil, Sinhala, Hindi, English

Mamatha Bomma

Child Development Associate
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355
Home Country: India
Languages Spoken: Hindi, English

Timothy Brewer

Program Assistant/MarylandCorps Member
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 2004
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Kathy Lin

Child Development Associate
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 1028
Home Country: China, USA
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, English

Eugenia Juarez

Child Development Associate
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 2011
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Community Health Worker Training Center

Vanda Yamkovenko

Training Manager
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355
Home Country: Ukraine
Languages Spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Sierra Dischel

Program Specialist
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355 Ext. 1016
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: Spanish, Kinyarwanda, English

Yurie Snyder

Administrative Coordinator
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355
Home Country: Japan
Languages Spoken: Japanese, English

Language Resources Center

Vanda Yamkovenko

Manager
[email protected]
| 301-694-3355
Home Country: Ukraine
Languages Spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Nadine Wilson-Smith

Scheduler
[email protected] 
| 410-753-2223
Home Country: Jamaica
Languages Spoken: English

Community Outreach Services

Mehdi Modabbir

Outreach Coordinator, Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 3388
Home Country: Afghanistan
Languages Spoken: Dari, Farsi, Urdu, Hindi, English

Katherine Carpio

Service Navigator, Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1024
Home Country: Ecuador
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Maria Candanoza

Service Navigator, Community Health Worker
[email protected]| 301-694-3355
Home Country: Columbia
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Min Shain

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: Burma (Mayanmar)
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Burmese, English

Linda Brooks

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: USA
Languages Spoken: English

Dora Duncan

Service Navigator, Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Elly Sedita

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1021
Home Country: China
Languages Spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

Graciela Zurita

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355 Ext. 1014
Home Country: Ecuador
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

Tan Quach

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: Vietnam
Languages Spoken: Vietnamese, English

Tatyana Prikazchokov

Community Health Worker
[email protected] | 301-694-3355
Home Country: Ukraine
Languages Spoken: Ukrainian, Russian, English

Our Team

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Get Involved

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In the News

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Locations

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