Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors is comprised of private, nonprofit and public sector business leaders, faith-based leadership, private practitioners in psychology and pediatrics, a licensed Lead Mental Health Therapist and retired GAFSC Clinical Director, and a bilingual Immigration and Housing Advocacy Specialist. Most of our Board members live, work, or worship in Ward 4.
Our Senior Management Team works together to balance risk and innovation, anticipate future needs and opportunities to serve the DC community, and seeks to ensure the organization’s sustainability. With over 60+ years of combined management experience, they guide GAFSC with passion, enthusiasm, innovation, and undying commitment.
Our diverse staff includes Leadership Team staff, program, and administrative bilingual members who can serve Spanish and Amharic-speaking clients.
Debra B. Gittens
Chief Executive Officer, Master of Social Work
Chief Program Office, Master of Social Work, LICSW
Master of Business Administration, CPA Candidate, Chief Financial Officer
Master of Management Organizational Development, Human Resources Director
Bachelor Degree, Management Information Systems (MIS); Operations Manager