• 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... Read more →

    President and CEO

    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... Read more →

    Vice President, Community Support Services

    Beth Jarrett

    Beth Jarrett, currently, serves as the Senior Program 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,... Read more →

    Vice President, Quality Improvement

    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... Read more →

    Executive Director, Early Learning and Early Intervention

    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... Read more →

    Senior Director, Human Resources

    Dr. 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. In her... Read more →

    Senior Director, Marketing and Communications

    Craig Dewing

    Director of Information Technology and Management Information Systems

    Tiffany Sanders

    Director of Community Living Services

    Robyn Goldsmith            

    Director of Development

    Tymeshia Beeks

    Director of Education, ELC



    Jeffrey S. Benson

    President & CEO, Case Credit Union | Lansing, MI

    Robert Kennedy

    Self-Advocate for Developmental Disabilities | Washington DC

    Keela S. Carpenter        

    Staff Attorney, Maryland Court of Special Appeals | Annapolis, MD

    Evelyn L. Lewis, MD, MA, FAAFP [CHAIRMAN]

    Physician in Family Medicine | Newnan, GA 

    Florie Perellis [SECRETARY]

    Retired Executive, Allstate Insurance Company

    Connie Fako Shoemake [VICE CHAIRMAN]       

    Senior Consultant, Moran Technology Consulting

    Lisbeth (Beth) Lee Sodee

    Self-Advocate for Developmental Disabilities | Rockville, MD

    William W. Towns       

    Executive Director, Benefit | Chicago, IL

    Michael Ward

    Partner, BDO USA LLP | McLean, VA

    Kisha A Brown, Esq.

    Civil Rights Attorney & Director of Community & External Affairs for the Northeast Maglev 

    Ronald J. Steptoe, CMR, DABDA

    CEO/Co-Founder, Warrior Centric Health, LLC

    Jewel Jones      

    Director of Public Affairs & Communications for the Personal Care Products Council, Ogilvy Public Relations