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.

 


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. 
 

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.
 

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 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