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Lecester Johnson

Lecester Johnson Lecester Johnson has been Academy of Hope’s Executive Director since 2006. During that time she has led the school through programmatic and organizational expansion, adding a postsecondary program, a youth GED program and a second site.  In 2011, Ms. Johnson was honored with the Meyer Exponent Award for her leadership.  She has an

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Brian McLaughlin

Brian McLaughlin Brian McLaughlin is the CEO of Lantian Development, a Maryland-based real estate development and investment company.  Mr. McLaughlin leads the company’s day-to-day operations, development and investment decisioning, which includes more than $20 million in acquisitions and $35 million in joint venture partnerships in 2014.  Brian began his professional career in the non-profit community development

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Aluveller Perkins

Aluveller Perkins Velle Perkins, a native Washingtonian, joined CPDC’s Board of Directors in 2016 as the first-ever resident representative. The appointment of a CPDC resident to the Board of Directors was a directive of the organization’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan. A 13-year resident of the Northwest Washington, D.C. Wardman Court community and mother of four sons,

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Lee Reno

Lee Reno Lee P. Reno is a founding member of Reno & Cavanaugh.  His experience in housing development began in 1970.  Lee has practiced extensively in the affordable housing field during his legal career, with a special emphasis on public housing and rural housing.  His practice currently consists of representing public housing authorities in their

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Shelley Rubin

Shelley Rubin Shelley Rubin has been a psychotherapist in Washington DC since 1987.  She did her graduate work at NYU and worked at Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital and New York University medical center, doing community outreach to help facilitate the adjustment of psychiatric patients returning to the community. She also spent a year in Quito, Ecuador

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