A Letter From The President & CEO
2020 was undoubtedly a difficult year for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of everyone on a global scale. All three of our core programs have been significantly affected by the unique challenges.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed and fearful when I reflect on the uncertainty of last year. But in 2020, we also proudly celebrated our organization’s 40th anniversary! And when I think about how RMHCDC began, with a group of courageous and compassionate parents who saw a better way forward for families facing childhood illness, I am filled with hope. Because I am reminded that like the founders of our chapter, who were able to pool their strength and make a difference in the lives of sick children by creating the first Ronald McDonald House of Washington, DC, individuals can do big, life-changing things when they come together.
The effects of the pandemic will be felt for a long time to come. But thousands of vulnerable children and families depend on our programs and mission every day. So, we must join together to continue moving forward as a community and as an organization to find creative ways to support one another and families in need.
There is a tremendous sense of gratification in making a positive difference in people’s lives. I am thrilled to be a small part of that process and to be able to continue to write our organization’s story with your help. In this time, and the new normal to come, we are grateful to have your support in easing the hardship of childhood illness on children and families… for 40+ more years to come.
President & CEO
Jerrod ThomasRonald McDonald House of Washington, DC Operations Manager
Celia HollandRonald McDonald House of Washington, DC Family Services Manager
Flo OrtezRonald McDonald House of Washington, DC Receptionist
Doug LoxtercampNorthern Virginia Programs Director
Melissa TorontoRonald McDonald House of Northern Virginia Operations Manager
Taylor Masembwa-HammondRonald McDonald House of Northern Virginia Family Services Manager
Claire BrownRonald McDonald House of Northern Virginia Receptionist
Development & Marketing
Sarah Quillen – Media ContactVP, Development & Marketing
Rachel TanineczDirector, Marketing & Communications
Jordan RitchieMajor Gifts Officer
Patricia McLoughlinCorporate Gifts Officer
Kris RitterChief of Staff
Victoria MeyerSenior Finance Manager
Kelly TrevithickFinance Assistant
Morgan DoxerVolunteer Manager
Bonnibelle GregoryOffice Manager
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington, D.C. is staffed 365 days a year by both full-time and part-time staff as well as by our wonderful group of volunteers.