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OUR TEAM

The Washington Literacy Center has assembled an accomplished team to carry out its mission. Our Board and staff consist of experienced professionals who bring years of experience in the areas of literacy and adult education. Our distinguished team brings passion for comprehensive change and a dedication to advocating on literacy issues, and developing and providing innovative programs to help solve those problems.

PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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JIMMIE WILLIAMS

I joined Washington Literacy Center in 2016 as Executive Director, after a distinguished career in external affairs and brand management for Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders such as McDonald’s, Freddie Mac and Bank of America. My goal is to solidify and expand Washington Literacy Center’s 50-year history of

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empowering DC adults to achieve their education and employment goals by providing basic yet life-changing skills in literacy and technology.

I bring a seasoned business acumen with particular 

strengths in strategic communications, revenue growth and operational efficiency. An ardent believer in collaboration and engagement, I have achieved success in convening and leading high-performing teams that have included federal and state agencies, Political Action Committees, trade associations, media and community groups.

I currently serve on the board of the Asian Pacific American Congressional Institute of Congressional Studies (APAICS) and am the immediate past president of the Penn Branch Citizens Civic Association. I am a graduate of Howard University and reside in Ward 7.

 
INSTRUCTORS & STAFF
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DONOVAN BARNES

Education and Occupational
Training Navigator (EOT)

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Senior Instructor
Reading for ESL Learners

ROBIN BARR, PH.D.

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BRITTANY BATTLE

Case Manager
TANF/TEP Program

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AMY CHALLE, MSW

Case Manager
TANF/TEP Program

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JAMILAH AL-BARI

Instructor
JumpStart 2 Success

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CLIFFORD ANSAH

Instructor
Adult Mathematics

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TERRELL DANLEY, JR.

Associate Director of Education and Training

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GRACE DAVIS

Instructor
ESL & Adult Literacy

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GEORGE ELLIS

Instructor
Digital Foundations

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AMY FINGERHUT

Instructor
Reading

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BEN GERRARD

Volunteer Coordinator

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ANN HAWKINS

Case Manager
TANF/TEP Program

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RYAN KNIGHT

BusinessOperations/
Development Coordinator

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MICHELLE NICKENS, MDiv

Instructor
Life Skills 

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JEMAHL NIXON

Instructor
JumpStart 2 Success

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LATOYA MOORE

Outreach Specialist
TANF/TEP

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VERNON WEMBERLEY

Chief Operations Officer

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TAMELA WILLIAMS

Program Manager
TANF/TEP

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ROGER WYNN

Director of Marketing
and Communications

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It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.

- S.I. Hayakawa