Staff

Tamara Lucas Copeland President
copeland@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3441 | @WRAGPrez
 
As WRAG President, Tamara is the organization’s major thought leader, helping to envision and implement work that meets the needs of the sector and of the region.  She came to WRAG with extensive experience in nonprofit management, policy and children’s issues having led Voices for America’s Children, the National Health & Education Consortium, and the Infant Mortality Initiative of Southern Governors’ Association and Southern Legislative Conference as well as having been Congressman Bobby Scott’s (D-VA) Legislative Director. In 2017, Tamara was appointed as the Visiting Nielsen Fellow at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy to explore the role of philanthropy in addressing racial equity in the DC region and co-teach a graduate seminar on philanthropy and racial justice.
 
Tamara is a walking aficionado, taking what she calls urban hikes all over the region. She also loves to travel.
 

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.
 

Katy Moore Managing Director of Corporate Strategy
moore@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3436

Katy began her tenure with WRAG in 2007 and currently oversees the organization’s portfolio of corporate social responsibility offerings, including the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility, the Fundamentals of CSR, and the Corporate Philanthropy Affinity Group. Prior to joining WRAG, Katy worked at the Council on Foundations where she led the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations initiative. Before moving to D.C., she served as the Director of Donor Relations at the Fayetteville Community Foundation while earning her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Arkansas.

Katy loves to scuba dive and garden (though, not at the same time). 

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

In her capacity as senior program manager, Rebekah oversees the Philanthropy Fellows program, coordinates the Get on the Map campaign and 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. In her spare time, 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 (CFO), with Jackie Leffyear (Controller) direct 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. 
 

Katherine Abib Program Manager
 
Katherine joined WRAG in October 2016 and works to support the organization's corporate social responsibility and finance related programming. She also supports membership and fund development. Katherine began her career in corporate banking with HSBC in New York and later in Houston. She then moved into the nonprofit sector working in operations and administration, most recently for the National Association of Women MBAs. Katherine is a graduate of Wellesley College and received an MPA from American University. In her spare time she enjoys running, wildlife photography and spending time with her family and dogs hiking in the nearby parks and forests.
 

Kendra Allen Communications Assistant
 

Kendra joined the WRAG in team in November 2016. As WRAG’s Communications Assistant she will serve as the editor of the Daily WRAG and support any other communications needs. Kendra holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Temple University. She was born and raised in the District of Columbia and enjoys writing, reading, and attending live music shows in her spare time.


Nia Nyamweya Executive Assistant to the President
 

Nia joined the WRAG team in February 2018. As Executive Assistant to the President, she manages scheduling, logistics and overall operations of the President’s Office. Prior to joining WRAG, Nia was a community organizer and worked for the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), Organizing Neighborhood Equity (ONE DC) and National Organization for Women (NOW).

Nia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Towson University. Originally from Silver Spring, she loves the DMV, salsa dancing, long walks and spending time with her family.


Jenny Schitter Program Consultant, Healthy Communities Working Group
 
Jennifer is the consultant for WRAG’s Healthy Communities Working Group. In addition, Jennifer also serves as the Principal Health Planner at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) where she convenes the Health Officials from the metropolitan Washington region. Prior to COG, Jennifer worked for both the Virginia Department of Health and Maryland Department of Health under the HHS Hospital Preparedness Program. Prior to this work, Jennifer worked at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) leading Project Public Health Ready (PPHR).
 
Jennifer graduated from Purdue University with a Masters of Public Health in 2010. She enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her family.
 

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 11 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. 
 

Julie Goldstein Program Associate
goldstein@washingtongrantmakers.org | 202-939-3381

Julie joined the Washington AIDS Partnership in May 2016. As the Program Associate, she assists with grantmaking, fundraising, and other programmatic activities. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Julie graduated from Tulane University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in public health. Before joining the Washington AIDS Partnership, Julie served as an AmeriCorps member at NO/AIDS Task Force in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she did HIV testing, outreach, and education.

In her free time, Julie loves to go for long walks outside, read, and eat good food with friends.


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

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

Capital Experience Lab
nik(at)capxlab.org

Comprehensive Medical Mentoring Program
lrb45(at)georgetown.edu

Karel Fellowship in Public Interest Communications

National Family Support Network
andrew(at)nationalfamilysupportnetwork.org

Nonprofit Montgomery
brigid(at)nonprofitmoco.org

Project 500
melissa(at)project500.org

Sports Impact Leadership Certificate
alishagreenberg(at)gmail.com

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