Board of Directors

Flora Terrell
Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Executive Director

Flora Terrell Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director, is a founder of Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc. (FMCS), incorporated in 1976, and has been executive director since 1981.

A social worker, Dr. Hamilton has a B.S. in psychology and Master's and Doctorate in Social Work from Howard University. With vast experience in social services as a practitioner, administrator and educator, she has successfully managed and led numerous projects. She is also a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Dr. Hamilton has run HIV prevention and treatment programs, first offender pretrial diversion programs, mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment programs for adults and youth, and adolescent substance abuse prevention and youth rites projects.

Under her direction FMCS's HIV program evolved into one of the District's most comprehensive programs with funding from Ryan White Titles I, II, and III, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The current HIV program includes primary medical care, case management, discharge planning, substance abuse treatment, mental health, outreach/prevention education, HIV counseling and testing, nutritional support, foodbank, prevention case management, and psychoeducational skills building.

Dr. Hamilton is a board member on the District's Primary Care Association and an active participant on numerous advisory and planning groups. Additionally, Dr. Hamilton has served as the president of the DC CARE Consortium Board of Directors since 1996.

Don
Blanchon
Board Chairman
Don Blanchon began his tenure as executive director of Whitman-Walker on May 1, 2006. Before that, he spent nine years READ MORE
Alicia
Wilson
Board Vice Chairman
Alicia Wilson received her BA in Religion and Sociology/Anthropology from Swarthmore College and began working in the social services field READ MORE
Zeynep
Orhan, CPA
Board Treasurer
Zeynep Orhan, CPA is a senior manager at Hertzbach & Company, P.A. Zeynep’s experience is in assurance services and outsourced READ MORE
Dr. Rhonique
Shields-Harris, MD
Board Secretary
Rhonique Shields-Harris is a board certified pediatrician who previously served as the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical READ MORE
George
Jones
Immediate Past Board Chairman
George A. Jones became Chief Executive Officer of Bread for the City (BFTC) on January 2, 1996. BFTC’s mission is READ MORE
Julie
Chapman
Julie's two passions — growing technology organizations and making the world a better place. She began her career working with READ MORE
Maria S.
Gomez, RN, MPH
Maria S. Gomez is the founder of Mary’s Center, a community health organization providing health care, education and social services READ MORE
Flora Terrell
Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Flora Terrell Hamilton, DSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director, is a founder of Family and Medical Counseling Service, Inc. (FMCS), incorporated READ MORE
Vincent A.
Keane
Vincent A. Keane is currently President/CEO of Unity Health Care, Inc. (Unity), Washington, D.C.  Unity, a Federally Qualified Health Center READ MORE
Ed
Lazere
Ed has led the work of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute since its inception in 2001. Under his leadership, DCFPI READ MORE
Kelly
Sweeney McShane
Kelly Sweeney McShane is a well-respected and innovative nonprofit leader in Washington, DC. For over 20 years, she has worked tirelessly READ MORE
Marsha
Lillie-Blanton, DrPH
Associate Research Professor
Marsha Lillie-Blanton is a public health professional with more than 30 years of experience working on health and health care READ MORE
Robert
Berenson
Institute Fellow
Robert Berenson, is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute in Washington DC. He is an expert in health care READ MORE