National Director, Young American and Women’s Engagement
Ebonee Rice a women’s rights advocate and non-profit professional. In her work as National Director at Enroll America, she leads efforts to engage a diverse group of national partners in significant health coverage outreach and enrollment-related efforts. In addition, she serves as Chief Ambassador at the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute where she manages and leverages partner relationships, resources, and expertise to uplift and advance her community. Her professional portfolio includes women’s interests groups, youth and millennial coalitions.
LGBTQ Housing Specialist in the Executive Office of the Mayor Muriel Bowser
Darrell Gaston is currently the LGBTQ Housing Specialist in the Executive Office of the Mayor, Muriel Bowser in Washington, DC. Mr. Gaston is responsible for training transitional and shelter staff on LGBTQ culture competency and creating safe spaces for LGBTQ homeless youth. With almost 43% percent of homeless youth who identify as LGBTQ, Mr. Gaston works tirelessly to find housing for LGBTQ homeless youth. In the past, Mr. Gaston served as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner where he represented over 2000 residents as their elected voice. Under his leadership and advocacy, Mr. Gaston has worked to bring over $50,000,000 in economic development.
Darrell’s passion is second to none. Having connected over 100 residents to jobs, and 30 families transition from public assistance to self-sufficiency, Darrell’s life is helping others become better.
Mr. Gaston attended Coppin State University where he studied Political Science. In 2014, Darrell graduated from Howard University School of Law. Darrell is a native Washingtonian, and attended DC Public and Charter Schools.
Community Liaison for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby
Born and raised in Baltimore, MD; Keenen Geter is a 24 year old young man who is serious about the need to help his city of Baltimore overcome, achieve, and succeed.
Keenen currently works for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, where he serves as her Community Liaison. In his role Keenen serves as office liaison for State’s Attorney Mosby, where he briefs her on community affairs related topics that take place in the southwest district of Baltimore. Keenen also accompanies State’s Attorney Mosby at various events and meetings held outside of the office while also overseeing office request under the Maryland Public Information Act for access to closed cases. Prior to working for Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby he worked in Washington DC for US Senator Barbara Mikulski where he served as her Constituent Services Representative. Additionally, Keenen served as White House Intern, working at the White House for President Barack Obama in the office of Scheduling and Advance. Keenen also worked as a Mayoral Fellow for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at Baltimore City Hall.
Keenen is the Founder and Director of Young Men with POWER, which is a nonprofit organization helping middle and high school aged males in the Baltimore area with leadership skills, higher education readiness, and community service.
In 2015 Keenen was recognized by The Daily Record as one of Maryland’s Top 20 in Their Twenties.
In 2013 Keenen graduated from the University of Baltimore with a Bachelors of Arts in Jurisprudence. In 2015 Keenen graduated with his Master Degree in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. Keenen Geter is a son, brother, youth advocate, young politico, community servant, future lawyer and the rest is to be determined.
Founder of Curation DC
Britt Wright is a 25 year old is graduate of George Mason University. Britt has been pouring in to both Baltimore and Washington D.C since his arrival to the DMV in 2008. Britt has served as a reporter for WPGCTV, Counselor for Upward Bound and more recently started an Art Showcase called #CurationDC, while continuing to pour knowledge into GMU students/Alumni. Britt also has organized fundraiser
Assistant Director at The American Legion
Keith Howard-Streicher is an Assistant Director at the American legion. In this role, he acts as counsel and presents verbal arguments on behalf of claimants during hearings at the VA Board of Veteran Appeals. Mr. Howard-Streicher works closely with his colleagues in the economic and legislative division of the American Legion assisting with veteran’s employment, homelessness, and education. Since joining the American Legion, Mr. Howard-Streicher has been instrumental in tackling the VHA/VBA crisis and reduces the backlog numbers affecting the lives of veterans every day in real time.
In 2014, the Vice President and Legislative Commander of the National Association for Black Veterans DC chapter appointed him Director of Veterans Outreach. Mr. Howard-Streicher was responsible for overseeing recruitment, expanding budget/media outreach, and mobilizing the national grassroots online community. Mr. Howard-Streicher’s portfolio also included advising the Vice President of NABVETS on organizational development and training. During his tenure, Keith Howard-Streicher implemented several improvements to NABVETS recruitment functions. These improvements include: designing a comprehensive social media presence; developing the standard operating procedures for outreach; creating policy to strengthen claims response time; and managing strategic resources for employee development. His goals with each organization is to foster an environment that values diversity, competency, and professionalism while maintaining a dedicated focus on helping America’s veterans and organizational effectiveness.
Keith Howard-Streicher is a decorated and disabled Iraq War Veteran. He was handpicked to serve as an advisor and director for the Sustainment and Transitions Team during Operation New Dawn.
He is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of General Counsel as a certifying service organization representative. His past positions include Military Legislative Assistant to Congressman Beto O’Rourke and Congressional Aide to Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, CAO House Wounded Warriors Legislative Fellow, and former White House intern in the office of Management and Administration under the Executive Office of the President. Keith is a Truman Congressional National Security Scholar and former Professional Development co-Chair of the Congressional Black Associates.