Board of Directors

President & Chief Executive Officer

Leading 501cTECH brings together Julie's two passions — growing technology organizations and making the world a better place. She began her career working with nonprofits, and then shifted to the technology industry after receiving her MBA from Columbia University. She worked at MCI in the early days of MCI Mail, founded a successful marketing firm, and worked as an executive in venture-backed startups such as and

In 2008, Julie received the prestigious Exponent Award from the Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. She is also a member of Leadership Greater Washington, Class of 2009 and of Nonprofit Executive Circles.

She is active in the community and currently serves on the Board of the District of Columbia Primary Care Association. In her spare time, she is an avid adventure traveler, practices Pilates and yoga, cooks for her friends, tends her “square-foot garden” and spends time with her husband, David Cushing. She is the extremely proud parent of two daughters, Kate and Anna, and is given to showing their pictures on her iPhone with just the smallest amount of encouragement.

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
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
Board Treasurer
Claire Mooney is a Non-profit Executive with a long professional history of innovation and growth creation. For over ten years READ MORE
Leading 501cTECH brings together Julie's two passions — growing technology organizations and making the world a better place. She began 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.
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 has led the work of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute since its inception in 2001. Under his leadership, DCFPI READ MORE
Dr. Rhonique
Shields-Harris, MD
Board Secretary
Rhonique Shields-Harris is a board certified pediatrician who is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs READ MORE
Sweeney McShane
Kelly Sweeney McShane has served as President and CEO of Community of Hope in Washington, DC since January 2001. During READ MORE
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