Phone: (202) 465-8794
Lyn has a passion to create space for people to be “met where they are” in life and to provide resources to support them along the way. With over 15 years of experience working with numerous “at risk” populations, I take everyday as a blessing and challenge. A blessing to be of service and a challenge to excel, regardless of the feat. “Too much is given, much is required” is a motto I live by.
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 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 graduated in 2018 with a BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is passionate about human rights, LGBTQ rights, and gender equity which is what drew her interest in the Wanda Alston Foundation. As of 2020, Dylan has worked with WAF for 1 year, however, she is excited to continue working at the Wanda Alston Foundation as it continues to grow.
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.