Our incredible team of full-time staff members commits their time, talents, and energy toward building a DC where everyone has a safe, decent place to live. Learn more about our staff below or click here to contact us.
Susanne has over 25 years of experience in government, academia, and the nonprofit sector. As Associate Dean for Executive Programs at the University of Maryland, College Park, she created an award-winning program for employees of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, with over 2,000 employees completing a four-course certificate program in low- and moderate-income housing development. As a founding board member and vice president of a nonprofit development corporation, Susanne oversaw the conversion of a troubled public housing complex into a successful, mixed-income neighborhood in D.C.’s Ward 7. Over an 18-year career at the University of Maryland, Susanne taught courses that dealt with every aspect of moderate and low-income housing policy, environmental policy, and management control in nonprofits. She was the recipient of a $1 million research grant from the Fannie Mae Foundation, the largest ever awarded. Susanne also worked for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and at White House Office of Management and Budget. Susanne holds an MBA in public and private finance from Cornell University and a BA from Smith College.
Rick provides over twenty-five years of leadership, management, and executive expertise in residential and multi-family homebuilding, land acquisition, sales and marketing, and site development. As a Vice President at Fortune 500 firms as well as regional homebuilders/developers, Rick has extensive insight, knowledge, and diverse experience in the industry.
Whitney was welcomed to the DC Habitat team as Volunteer Services & Corporate Partnerships Manager after serving as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Services Coordinator. She is an Auburn University graduate with a B.S. in Marketing. Her personal interests include fitness, food, travel, and photography.
John has spent most of his life in Cornwall, CT but was born in Washington, DC. He previously served with DC Habitat in AmeriCorps and in Class 25 of NCCC in the Southwest region. John is excited to continue on at DC Habitat after his AmeriCorps term in the staff position of Assistant Site Superintendent.
Dan graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University. After college, he worked as an engineer for Lockheed Martin. He then served 2 years as a Construction AmeriCorps, followed by working as the Construction Supervisor for Wake County HFH in North Carolina. Since 2012 Dan has served at HFH of Washington DC serving as our Senior Construction Supervisor and now as our Production Manager. During this time he has led the construction of 8 Certified Passive Houses, attended/led 8 AmeriCorps Build-a-thons and 4 Carter Work Projects, became a Certified Passive House Consultant and Builder, LEED AP, EarthCraft Builder and has received a Certification in Building Science and NetZero Energy Design.
Emma grew up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech. She became passionate about Habitat after serving a quarter term of AmeriCorps service in Des Moines, IA and then a full year term in Cambridge, MD. She especially loves Habitat’s repair programs and the unique impact they have on the community.
Mandy joined the staff at Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. in 2012 and brought with her experience working and volunteering with many different affiliates of Habitat for Humanity in the U.S. and abroad. She loves working with families in DC to achieve their goal of homeownership.
Jan originally began as a volunteer on site with DC Habitat. She then completed two service years in AmeriCorps as our Volunteer Services Coordinator. She loved contributing to the city in a hands on way and picking up new skills on the build site. In addition to her main role in Development, she manages the Crew Leader program and all individual volunteer inquiries. Originally from Idaho, she graduated from Boise State University with a BS in Political Science and International Relations.
Andrew is a graduate of McDaniel College with a bachelor’s degree in political science and IR. He started with the organization as a volunteer right after college and has worked for DC Habitat since 2006. Andrew led the construction of the first two PHIUS certified Passive houses in DC. Andrew is especially interested in energy-efficient design and construction.
Dennis is from South Jersey but has spent a lot of time in Philadelphia as well. He is a graduate of Villanova University and came to Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. through the AmeriCorps program, where he served before he was hired on at Assistant Construction Supervisor. Dennis has been involved with Habitat since high school and served as president of the Habitat for Humanity Villanova Campus Chapter in college, participating in and leading several service trips.
Kat joined the DC Habitat team in 2018. She first got involved with Habitat as a volunteer with her hometown Lancaster Lebanon affiliate and continued to support their development and marketing efforts. Prior to DC Habitat, Kat managed donor engagement and coordinated a home repair program for low-income families in Virginia. She holds a BA in International Relations from The College of William and Mary.
Carole is an accomplished and experienced finance professional, having variously worked for notable nonprofits such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative and Plan International USA. Her accomplishments include work in financial and risk management, accounting, process and systems improvements, budget. and taxes. Carole holds a BS in Administration and Finance from American Business Institutes.