People

Grace Dougherty

My name is Grace Dougherty and I am proud to be working with Thrive! I have been working as a Childcare Program Intern since September and I am excited to continue my involvement…

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Yasmeen Ramahi

Yasmeen Ramahi

Yasmeen is an experienced Arab American media professional bringing nearly 6 years of media and communications experience with a focus on advocacy on issues impacting Black, Arab, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Sikh,…

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Melanie Andersen

Melanie Anderson

With over two decades of leadership experience in national mission-driven nonprofits, Melanie brings a wealth of expertise to the role, having previously served as the Executive Vice-President of the National…

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Riley Benecke

Riley Benecke

Riley, who started at Thrive as a summer intern, brings a fresh perspective and sincere passion for the Sustainable Development Goals. Currently pursuing a degree in Marketing at George Mason…

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Treymond Haynesworth

Treymond Haynesworth

Treymond Haynesworth is a devoted single father and a Washington, D.C. native. With an impressive 22-year track record in client service, team building, and client liaison roles, Trey’s extensive experience…

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Joyce Lombardo

Joyce Lombardo

Joyce Lombardo rejoined Arlington Thrive after a successful stint at ITIF, a distinguished think tank in Washington, D.C. During her time at ITIF, Joyce demonstrated exceptional leadership skills as she…

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Javairia Henry

Javairia Henry

Javairia Henry tirelessly bridges the gap between families in need and affordable, accessible childcare solutions. With a decade of experience as a teacher in the greater Washington area, Javairia has…

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Jeanette Mallet

Jeanette Mallet

As a native Washingtonian and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Jeanette brings over 20 years of experience in strategic communications for international development projects across Africa,…

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Kathy Paal

Katharine Paal is a highly experienced and dedicated Program Director with over two decades of experience in program management and direct services in the Metro D.C. area. With a Master’s…

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Melany Vania Amao

Melany, who joined us in 2021, brings her extensive experience as a bilingual mental health therapist to her role as a social worker, with a strong focus on serving immigrant…

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