Patricia Browne

Patricia A. Browne, currently serves as the President and CEO of the National Children’s Center (also known as NCC) in Washington, DC. She is a results-oriented executive with over twenty years of experience in sales, leadership development and change management. She has created innovative customer solutions through business development and...

Margarita Lorenzetti

Margarita Lorenzetti, CPA, is an accomplished and skilled senior accounting and finance management executive with a stellar record of success in overseeing organizational financial reporting, financial controls, and quality control plans. Her areas of expertise include financial leadership and vision, accounting and financial operations, growth and strategy development, audit management,...

Terrance King

Terrance King is a seasoned executive leader, who has been responsible for building and leading teams to reach both individual and programmatic goals.

Belinda Wiley

Belinda is a business oriented change agent with more than 30 years’ experience of consistent achievement in providing vision, innovation, strategic planning in execution of community based employment and day service programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her past work experiences have included employment in the private and...

Beth Jarrett

Beth Jarrett, currently, serves as the Vice President of National Children’s Center. She has been a part of the world of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities her entire life, as her older brother, Kip, was diagnosed with autism at a young age. As part of her responsibilities at NCC, Beth oversees...

Dr. Keesha Blythe

Dr. Keesha Blythe, is a leader with proven success in assisting and supporting Zero through 12th grade administrative teams in the area of Student Support and Special Education.  Dr. Blythe began her career as a special educator in a private special education school in Maryland and later as a special...

Larry Hopson

Larry Hopson is the Senior Director of Human Resources with NCC. Larry brings extensive experience in administration and human resource management from both the private sector and public education to NCC in a career that spans over 30 years. He has held positions as a Human Resources Consultant, Human Resources...

Shelva Clemons

Shelva has committed her professional career to the fields of marketing and communications. With more than fourteen (14) years experience in campaign management, program management and overseeing corporate initiatives and sponsorships, Shelva is skilled in building relationships to create communication tactics and marketing materials to support an organization.

Craig Dewing

Director, Information Technology and Management Information Systems


Tiffany Sanders

Director, Community Living Services

Tiffany Phoenix

Director of Clinical Services, ELC







Jeffrey S. Benson, Treasurer
President & CEO, Case Credit Union
Lansing, MI

Robert Kennedy
Self-Advocate for Developmental Disabilities
Washington, DC

Keela S. Carpenter
Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, Policy, and Evaluation
DC Department of Health- Community Health Administration
Washington, DC

Chad A. Johnson
Account Executive
TransPerfect Legal Solutions.
Washington, DC

Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP, Vice Chairman
Physician in Family Medicine
Newnan, GA

Florie Perellis, Secretary
Retired Executive, Allstate Insurance Company

Sharon Rossmark
Chief Executive Officer
Women and Drones, LLC

Lewis Powell
Antiok Holdings, Inc.
Largo, Maryland

Connie Fako Shoemake
Senior Consultant, Moran Technology Consulting

Lisbeth (Beth) Lee Sodee
Self-Advocate for Developmental Disabilities
Rockville, MD

William W. Towns
Executive Director, Benefit Chicago
Chicago, IL

Thomas A. Laveist, Ph.D
Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
George Washington University
Owings Mills, MD

Connie Fako-Shoemake Vice Chairman