Board of Directors

Sweeney McShane
President & Chief Executive Officer

Kelly Sweeney McShane has served as President and CEO of Community of Hope in Washington, DC since January 2001. During that time, the organization has grown from a budget of $1.8 million to $14 million and more than tripled the number of families that it serves. Community of Hope, which was founded in 1980, provides housing for homeless families and affordable, quality healthcare in a family practice model. Kelly previously served as Executive Director of Hannah House, a transitional housing program for homeless women in the District of Columbia, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Kelly currently serves on the Board of Directors of the DC Primary Care Association and as a member of the Mayor’s Interagency Council on Homelessness, including co-chairing the Strategic Planning Committee. She is a member of the 2006 class of Leadership Greater Washington. She received a Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University and has a B.A. from Harvard University.

Kelly is a winner of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation's Exponent Award, which recognizes nonprofit leadership. Kelly also was recognized as a Champion of Change by the DC Primary Care Association in 2011. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Washington Woman of Excellence award, presented by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, an awards presentation honoring District women for their commitment, leadership and excellence. She is the co-author of a book entitled Winning Ways: Great Nonprofit Management Ideas.

She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and three children.

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