June Crenshaw
Executive Director
Phone: (202) 465-8794

June Crenshaw is the Executive Director of the Wanda Alston Foundation and oversees all operations of the organization. Since joining the Wanda Alston Foundation, June has increased awareness around the prevalence of homelessness among LGBTQ youth and the trauma LGBTQ homeless youth experience. She fights for resources to be allocated to programs that create a safe and welcoming environment for LGBTQ youth. She has tripled the organization’s budget, and after 12 years of operations, has opened its 2nd location.


Viola McGowan
Clinical Case Manager

Viola McGowan is driven by purpose and passion for working with youth, specifically LGBTQ youth. She has spent the last 3 years working with LGBTQ youth in Dallas and has a total of 10 years of youth work experience. Viola holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas – Dallas. She is excited to continue that great work with the LGBTQ youth of DC.


Jermani Hickman
Case Manager

Jermani is a proud native Washingtonian and the proud mother of 2. She has consistently remained passionate about two things: social justice and working with at-risk populations. A graduate of the University of the District of Columbia’s Social Work program, she has dedicated her life to integrating both of her passions through her work. Jermani has over 10 years of experience working with various at-risk populations including members of the LGBTQ community, children, young adults, and older adults. Jermani is overjoyed to be a part of Wanda Alston and its mission.



Dylan Mattimore
Development Coordinator

Dylan Mattimore graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is passionate about human rights, LGBTQ rights, reproductive justice, and gender equity which is what drew her interest in the Wanda Alston Foundation. Dylan has worked with the Wanda Alston Foundation for 2 years, and she is excited to continue working at the Wanda Alston Foundation as it continues to grow.


Andrew Eschrich
Human Resource Manager

Andrew’s passion for public service comes from previously working at a nonprofit supporting refugees and immigrants in the Pittsburgh area, and joining the Peace Corps as a youth development specialist in Morocco. Andrew was drawn to the Wanda Alston Foundation because of their important mission and his continued desire to support at risk youth in reaching their full potential. Andrew graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources Management.

September 25, 2014

3 thoughts on “Staff

  1. Good Morning,
    Howard University School of Social Work’s professional development committee is planning a virtual workshop on May 27, 2021, 10am – 2pm. The workshop will focus on issues related to LGBTQIA youth who are experiencing homelessness. We would like a representative from the organization to discuss those housing challenges and issues r common for LGBTQIA youth. The Wanda Alston representative would present during the 12pm – 2pm time frame. Please let me know if there is someone available. I forward to hearing from the organization.

  2. Thank you for your inquiry. Someone from our staff will respond to you in the next day or so.

  3. June it was a pleasure meeting you! We appreciate your foundation and the services you and your staff provide to support our community!!!

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