Our Board

Jamie Abrams

Jamie R. Abrams is an Arlington resident, raising two children in the Arlington Public Schools. She is a Professor of Law at the American University School of Law with areas of expertise in family law, gender-based violence, and educational pedagogy.

Marguarite Gooden

Marguerite is a retired Arlington Public Schools Principal, a Native resident of Halls Hill, and a community activist!

Quimari Mullins

Quimari is a 25 year old Arlington native whose mission is to be a light and resource in the lives of youth in her community. Currently, she teaches Pre-Kindergarten in a private school in Arlington. Growing up in a turbulent environment propelled her into what she hopes will be a lifetime of service.

Zak Mahshie

 Zak is General Counsel and co-owner of Excella, Inc., a technology services company bringing innovation to private and public sector clients. Through Excella’s ImpaX program, Zak has been active in supporting organizations targeting the root causes of homelessness.

Zakiya Worthey

Zakiya is the CEO of K. Lamb, a human-centered consulting firm that provides strategic business planning, workplace culture and organizational consulting, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging competencies, and change management best practices and techniques. She is also active in the community, serving on multiple non-profit boards and is the Commissioner of the NoVA Juvenile Detention Center Commission.