Founders and Staff
Board of Directors
Dominique received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Food Science from Wayne State University in Detroit. Dominique is currently a Senior Sales Development Manager at the New York Life Greater Washington General Office in Bethesda, MD.
Anna joined the Lighthouse Board of Directors in 2022 and is passionate about supporting and inspiring community members. Anna is currently an Account Executive at Gartner and prior to this role, she spent 6 years within major gift fundraising. She also serves as mid-Atlantic council member for the Positive Coaching Alliance. Anna is a graduate of Marymount University and Durham University (UK).
Ryan graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. He served as an an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Major Investigations Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office and as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh.
Matt holds an M.B.A. in Real Estate and Finance from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management and a B.A. from Cornell University. Matt is a respected business leader in the Washington, DC area and has led a multitude of District of Columbia community organizations, including the Adams Morgan Commercial Development Coalition. He is a Principal at Excel Group, a private equity firm based in Arlington, VA that owns and invests in limited service, select service and extended stay hotels throughout the United States. Matt also currently serves as a board member of the Little Falls Swimming Club.
Amir lives in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, DC and served as the Chairperson of the Adams Morgan Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC 1C).
Amir is a member of the founding team at EdClub and was previously Head of Marketing and Growth for Spree Commerce (acquired by First Data; NASDAQ: FISV).
Hon. Robert White
Robert graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and American University Washington College of Law. Robert served for five years as legislative Counsel to Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and one year as District Director of Community Outreach for the Office of Attorney General for D.C. Robert currently serves as an At-Large Councilmember on the Council of the District of Columbia.