Staff

Dr. Madye Henson President & CEO
henson@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3441 

Madye joins WRAG as President and CEO as a proven strategic and innovative leader with more than 25 of cross-sector experience in the nonprofit, corporate, and education arenas. Through her work, she has been able to reimagine organizational outcomes that effectively improved collaborations, conditions, and community impact. Previously, Madye served as CEO of Covenant House Greater Washington, where she implemented ground-breaking education and workforce readiness programs that helped young people experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and exploitation achieve stability. Prior, she served as Deputy Superintendent for Alexandria City Public Schools, President and CEO of Hands On Greater DC Cares, Vice President at United Way Worldwide, National Director of Human Resources for INROADS, Inc., and led Strategic Vision, a national consulting firm that specialized in diversity, inclusion, and equity, as well as other corporate leadership positions and roles.

Madye has an earned Doctorate in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Madye loves the Greater Washington region, and the opportunities it brings to make a difference in the lives of so many.


Gretchen Greiner-Lott Vice President
greiner-lott@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3433 | @Gretchen_Tweets

Gretchen oversees WRAG’s convening groups, programming, and affordable housing initiative. Previously, she worked for the D.C. government as director of the Office of the City Administrator’s grants division and as deputy director of the mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services. She was a program officer with the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and worked for the Smithsonian’s Office of Membership and Development.

Gretchen is a graduate of Rhodes College and holds a certificate in public management from George Washington University. She is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2017.

 


Todd Pittman Director, Corporate and Foundation Advancement
pittman@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3437 | @ToddPittWRAG

Todd brings to WRAG a wealth of experience in domestic and international philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. During his career span, he has been individually accountable for generating more than $80M for domestic and international operational and program community support. He developed a small working group of insurance C-level executives; government agencies; and local community leaders into the National Insurance Task Force, which ultimately became the country’s largest national community – insurance industry private/public membership program. He has been recognized as a national expert trainer, author, and speaker of successful strategies to liaise with the public, private, and community representation when designing, implementing, and measuring the success of local and national programs and events in multicultural communities. In addition to holding senior leadership positions in the private and nonprofit sectors for Prudential, NeighborWorks America, the Aga Khan Development Network, and Collaborative Partnership Strategies, Todd has been quoted in Black Enterprise, the New York Times and numerous other publications, and has appeared on Bob Villa and Spotlight on Television Broadcasts. He has written numerous papers and articles including those published in the Journal of Urban Affairs. Todd studied Business Management at Syracuse University and in January 2020 he will enter the Master of Business Administration program at California Coast University. Todd is a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Pittman.

 

 


Carmen E. Rodriguez Director, Communications, Technology & Administration
rodriguez@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3436 

Carmen Rodriguez oversees all facets of strategic and creative brand development; cross-business initiatives and events; manages technology systems, including website/social media content; functions as in-house editor for publications/reports/presentations; and manages vendor relationships for WRAG.

Prior to joining WRAG, Carmen’s 16 year tenure at BET Networks/Viacom was split between the Sales & Marketing division and the Human Resources & Administration division. In 2016, she founded Innovative Project Management, LLC, and over the last three years has worked as head of HR for D.C. United MLS team, and in various capacities for the Latin GRAMMY Awards, DCBX, and a few international non-profits. Carmen has a long history of concern for social justice and is passionate about empowering marginalized communities by helping to tackle issues with immigration, abuse survivors, and homelessness. Passionate about advocating for abuse survivors, she served as Latino Spokesperson and Executive Board member for Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse.

A native of El Salvador, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with a minor in Business Administration from George Mason University.


Rebekah Seder Senior Program Manager
seder@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3435

In her capacity as senior program manager, Rebekah oversees the Philanthropy Fellows program, produces WRAG's annual giving report, and supports all other WRAG programming, including Putting Racism on the Table, the Brightest Minds series, the Annual Meeting, and working groups. 
 
Rebekah graduated from McGill University. She enjoys reading, running, and hanging out with her dogs, George and Ginger.

Rita Cook Chief Financial Officer
cook@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3448

Rita Cook joined WRAG’s financial team in April 2010. Rita directs all the financial operations of the organization as well as managing human resource and IT operations. She began her career as an Auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co, moved on to be the Chief Financial Officer of a venture capital real estate firm then split her work between accounting and financial recruiting. She is a Certified Public Accountant. 
 
Rita was born in Washington, DC, and she enjoys cooking and running to offset the eating. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland in 1976. 
 
 

Washington AIDS Partnership Staff

Visit the Partnership's website at www.washingtonaidspartnership.org
 
Channing Wickham Executive Director
 
Channing Wickham serves as the Executive Director of the Washington AIDS Partnership, an HIV/AIDS grantmaking collaborative of WRAG. As Director, he manages all aspects of the Partnership, including the grantmaking portfolio and the AmeriCorps program. Channing serves on the Board and on the Executive Committee of Funders Concerned About AIDS and is an alumnus of Leadership Washington. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the D.C. Hotline, an organization dedicated to fighting suicide and child abuse and neglect.  
 
In his spare time, Channing is an avid tennis player, and volunteers with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue.
   

Jennifer Jue Senior Program Officer 
jue@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3379

Jenn has worked at the Washington AIDS Partnership for 13 years and is responsible for managing programs, grantmaking, fundraising, and other core activities. Jenn graduated from the George Washington University with a bachelor's degree in international affairs and a master's degree in public health. Before the Washington AIDS Partnership, Jenn worked with several nonprofits, focusing on membership services, fundraising, and research.

Jenn has spent close to half her life in ballet shoes and loves to cook, especially Portuguese food. 
 

Joe Servidio Program Associate
servidio@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3381

Joe joined the Washington AIDS Partnership in June 2018. As the Program Associate, he assists with grantmaking, fundraising, and other programmatic activities. Originally from northern New Jersey, Joe graduated from Georgetown University in 2016 with bachelors’ degrees in applied math and creative writing. Before joining the Washington AIDS Partnership, Joe served as a Health Corps member here in Washington, DC, working at Joseph’s House, a hospice and respite home for folks with late-stage AIDS and cancer.

In his free time, Joe enjoys writing screenplays and reading any and all the queer fiction he can find.


Ashlee Wimberly PrEP for Women Project Coordinator
wimberly@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3367

Ashlee joined the Washington AIDS Partnership in July 2016. As the PrEP for Women Project Coordinator, she manages the Washington AIDS Partnership’s PrEP for Women initiative which aims to increase the knowledge and utilization of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) among women of color in Washington, D.C. Her activities focus on PrEP grantmaking, education, and community outreach. Ashlee graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in medicine, health, and society. She also obtained a master’s degree in public health from the Milken Institute School of Public Health in 2014.

In her free time, Ashlee enjoys listening to podcasts. Her favorites include Serial, Call Your Girlfriend, and The Read. Her other hobbies include cooking, reading, and traveling with friends.
 

WRAG's Fiscally-Sponsored Projects

1863 Ventures
melissa(at)project500.org

Break A Difference
project(at)washingtongrantmakers.org
smcmahon(at)breakadifference.org

Capital Experience Lab
nik(at)capxlab.org

Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications

National Family Support Network
andrew(at)nationalfamilysupportnetwork.org

Sports Impact Leadership Certificate
alishagreenberg(at)gmail.com

Walker's Legacy Foundation
nmc(at)walkerslegacy.com