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.
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 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.
WRAG's Fiscally-Sponsored Projects
Break A Difference
Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications
National Family Support Network
Sports Impact Leadership Certificate
Walker's Legacy Foundation
Washington AIDS Partnership (WAP