Executive Director and Founder
As founder and executive director of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Deborah Shore has led groundbreaking work in youth and family service development in the District of Columbia. Her vision for empowering at-risk and homeless youth through a competency-based approach to counseling and supportive services has been enhanced through the recruitment and training of an exceptional staff and the development of strong management systems to ensure that SBY’s work meets the highest standards of quality and cost-effectiveness. Ms. Shore has received several awards for her leadership in the nonprofit sector. In 2012, she was given the prestigious Champions of Change Award from the White House for her ongoing work in preventing youth homelessness. In 2014, Shore was inducted into the Washington DC Hall of Fame in recognition of her historic contributions to civic and community development in the nation’s capital. Washingtonian Magazine also cited Shore’s leadership by designating her as a 2016 Washingtonian of the Year.
Vice President of Planning, Development and Evaluation
James Beck has 25 years of executive experience in the nonprofit human services sector. His commitment to mission-driven service organizations is demonstrated by his participation on several nonprofit boards in San Francisco and Maryland. Mr. Beck’s core expertise is in fundraising, design, implementation, and evaluation of strategic initiatives and programs, contract compliance, community relations, board development and organizational governance. A founder of a medically monitored syringe exchange specifically for homeless youth, Mr. Beck received a Master’s Degree in nonprofit administration from the University of San Francisco.
Board Of Directors
John Crain, Chair
Principal, 452 Counsulting
Christopher Addison, Vice Chair
Principal, Addison/Ripley Fine Art
Shaunda Patterson-Strachan, Secretary
Partner, Drinker Biddle
Larry Fullerton, Treasurer
Managing Director, Chevy Chase Trust
Chief of Government Affairs, Investment Company Institute
Associate General Counsel, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Kathryn E. Fletcher
Vice President, US Card Customer Acquisitions, Capital One
Waldo G. McMillan, Jr.
Founder & Managing Director, Capstone Counsel Group
Matthew Morton, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Partner / Attorney, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Major Gifts Officer, Smithsonian Institution
Executive Vice President, Meridian International Center
Heideh R. Shahmoradi
O’Keeffe Shahmoradi Strategies, Partner
Director, Equator Group
CEO, DBT-Data Holdings, Inc.
Tracy M. Bernstein, Director Emeritus
Ann Dibble Jordan, Director Emeritus
Judith Kovler, Director Emeritus
Michael S. Mandel, Director Emeritus
W. Dean Smith, Director Emeritus
Elizabeth Stevens, Director Emeritus