Board of Directors
Michael Feder, Board Chair
Director, Center for Advancing Science & Engineering Capacity, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Faheem Rahman, Treasurer
Director, Product Management, Branch Sales & Service, Capital One Bank
Brian Whittaker, Vice Chair
Senior Consultant, Grant Thornton Global Public Sector
Jeri Mulrow, Secretary
Secretary,Acting Director, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice
Principal, iLead: Innovative Learning through Expeditionary and Adaptive Discovery
Summer Studies Director/HS Student Engagement Coordinator, Georgetown Day School
Sher’Nae Key, Parent Representative
Program Manager for Department of Interior, Consultant for Associated Veterans
Executive Consultant, Shipley Associates
Attorney at Law, Goulston & Storrs
Senior Vice President Public Affairs, McKesson Corporation
Co-Owner/Head Chef, Eco Caterers
Founding Partner Generation Titans
Andrew J. Morgan
Legal Program Director, Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation
Andria Tobin served as Kid Power’s Program Director from 2006 to 2012. During that time, she significantly increased organizational capacity, managed a staff of 40, built strong community partnerships, created original curricula, developed evaluation systems, and forged deep bonds with youth and their families. In 2012, Andria transitioned to Executive Director of the organization. As Executive Director, Andria has focused on creating stronger pathways to college and career success for DC youth and building a strong foundation for Kid Power’s strategic growth into Wards 7 and 8.
Andria began her professional career working in therapeutic group homes that support youth with severe emotional and behavioral challenges. She continued working with this population by helping her foster daughter successfully transition to adulthood. She has a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a M.P.A. with a concentration in Non-Profit Management from the American University where she graduated Cum Laude and was inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society.She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA)
In the spring of 2015, Jessica Truitt joined Kid Power as a Site Coordinator. She then served as the 21st Century Community Center Program Director before taking on her current position, Program Director. Jessica has BA in Anthropology and Communications from Tulane University and a MPH in International Health and Development, with a focus on Nutrition, from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. Her professional experience with youth began nearly ten years ago serving students in New Orleans, Bangkok, and Washington DC. Before joining Kid Power, Jessica served as the Washington DC Program Manager for the Institute of America's Health, a non-profit that worked to provide health and wellness curriculum and teacher training to over 30 elementary public and charter schools.
Robin Minter joined the Kid Power staff in the fall of 2016 as part time Director of Operations. Robin has over 15 years of non-profit management experience, including five years as Executive Director of a DC based afterschool program. After a long career in fiscal management, she recently received a BAA in Political Science. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of the District of Columbia. Robin has one adult child, one husband, two dogs, and two cats. Robin and her husband reside in the Brookland community of Northeast Washington, DC.
Curtis Leitch, Assistant Program Director
Curtis Leitch was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He went to Washington State University and later transferred to the University of Alaska Anchorage earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Political Science. Curtis moved to Washington, DC and studied with The Washington Center program in the summer of 2014, interning with a non-profit called Asia America Initiative. He joined Kid Power as an AmeriCorps Academic Consultant in 2015. Curtis created a unique curriculum for Academic Power Hour that not only aligned with the Common Core standards but also featured innovative, hands-on activities and other creative review activities. Based on the particular success of these activities in the math and science fields, Curtis significantly increased Kid Power’s STEM curriculum during his second year with the program. He also worked with senior leadership on evaluation and grant compliance. After two years of service in this role, Curtis transitioned the role of Assistant Program Director in the fall of 2016. He currently oversees program at Jefferson MS, LaSalle-Backus EC, Stanton ES, and J.O. Wilson ES.
Mira Smith comes to Kid Power excited to create and implement fun and unique ways to effectively teach youth about healthy eating, gardening and playing in the dirt. Mira graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A in anthropology where she was always fascinated by the significance of food in shaping personal and cultural identity. She recently completed a year serving with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps, where she worked at a youth development after-school program teaching poetry and service learning to elementary school students. There, she also helped to write the poetry curriculum to be used nation-wide, and even developed and coordinated a nutrition and healthy eating program for students throughout D.C. As VeggieTime Director Mira is also responsible for managing the Kid Power gardens and cultivating partnerships with local food and gardening organizations.
Julia joined Kid Power in August 2017 as a Community and Resource Coordinator serving Jefferson Academy and LaSalle-Backus. Julia was born and raised in South Florida before earning a B.S. in Botany and Computational Biology from The Florida State University. With Kid Power, she most enjoys writing STEM curriculum and seeing those aha moments in students when the lessons truly click with them. Julia is hoping to instill a passion for learning and curiosity in the students she serves.
Sarah is a recent college graduate from Michigan State University, where she studied International Relations, and Comparative Cultures and Politics. She loves the city of Washington, D.C., but her heart remains in her small Michigan hometown. In her free time, Sarah likes to write, play video games, and learn about spirituality. Sarah joined Kid Power in August 2017 and she is so happy she's been able to serve through AmeriCorps and connect with the wonderful students in Kid Power!
Annie Wiesenfeld, Resource and Community Coordinator, JO Wilson Elementary School
Annie has been serving as an AmeriCorps at JO Wilson Elementary school since August 2017, where she supports staff and students in the classroom to ensure a successful and meaningful day. Annie graduated from the University of California with a BA in environmental studies and a concentration in sustainable food systems. Her favorite part of Kid Power are days when moments of growth are tangible in the students and in their interactions. Her time at Kid Power and at JO Wilson has acted as inspiration to study environmental justice law, with the hope to change the laws that affect the health of her students and future youth in DC and around the country.
Alayna is from Detroit MI byway of Atlanta, GA. She attended Savannah State University where she majored in Political Science with a minor in International Politics. Her love for youth development started at the Boys & Girls club where she would volunteer twice a week throughout college. In her free time, Alayna loves to read, go to museums, and out to brunch with family & friends. Alayna has served as the Resource Community Coordinator at Stanton Elementary since August 2017.
Isaac is from Houston, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is pursuing a career in occupational therapy. He would like to specialize one day as a certified hand therapist to rehabilitate musicians with extensive hand injuries. Isaac began his service as Resource Community Coordinator at Malcolm X Elementary in January 2018. He enjoys wake surfing and snowboarding. Isaac is drawn to Kid Power because every child should be given the opportunity to become successful.