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Our TEAM

Jane Morrison, Founder/executive director

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For 20 years, Jane Morrison has worked in service to the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region's most vulnerable residents. As an impact-driven professional, she has a never-ending need to grow and evolve. She has served in the capacity of an administrator, case/program manager, fundraiser, community advocate, and executive director. In addition to founding her own nonprofit in 2017, in recent years, Jane has engaged community members and organizations in authentic conversations about grief, hospice, housing, financial literacy

 

Jane is a passionate, seasoned, and influential leader. A proven relationship builder, she can evolve a fleeting moment into a lifelong partnership. Jane has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Legal Studies from Kaplan University, a Paralegal/Litigation Assistant Diploma from the New York Paralegal School and obtained certification as an EEO Specialist from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is recognized for her leadership skills, proven ability to develop relationships through strengthening partnerships with community organizations, her resourcefulness, and strategic forward-thinking.

martha perea, board member

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Martha Perea is the Founder and Executive Director of International Business Services LLC, a minority- and woman-owned small business located in northern Virginia. International Business Services provides translation and interpretation services for government agencies, medical professionals, real estate companies, mortgage brokers, law firms, immigration offices, nonprofits and numerous other organizations.

 

As a child, Martha and her family immigrated to the United States from Colombia, South America. Growing up in Boston, Massachusetts, and then settling in the Washington, DC region to raise her family, she grew to fully understand the importance of language and its ability to connect, as well as disconnect people from each other, and the things they need. 

 

With her passion and path set, Martha sought to credential her interest and obtained professional linguistic training through Northern Virginia Health Education Center.  There she learned the many aspects of interpreting, which included ethical decision-making and maintaining professional boundaries.  Her extensive vocabulary in both English and Spanish, complemented by her innate ability to express clients’ thoughts clearly, allow her to achieve positive impacts for the organizations she represents. 

 

   

donna gayles, board member

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Donna R. Gayles is a committed and driven individual working with Capital Caring Health, a leading non-profit hospice agency in the United States. In her role as Client Relations Director, she focuses on Long Term Care, Faith Based and Community Organization Connections, Outreach, and Health Equity Initiatives. Her skills as an exceptional speaker and trainer allow her to address challenging topics in an approachable manner. She also plays a vital role as Associate Director for Capital Caring Health’s Center for Health Equity, bringing her passion and expertise to this area.

Ms. Gayles has gained significant recognition through various platforms, including television and radio, where she educates the public and advocates for expanded access to services. Her contributions to the field are evident in her featured article in the American Society on Aging’s Generations Journal 2022 Fall Edition, titled “Does Faith Flourish or Falter at the End of Life?” Moreover, her involvement as a panelist in webinars like “Faith, Trust, Hope, and Advocacy: Effectively Engaging Faith Community Leaders to Address Disparities in Serious Illness Care,” showcases her dedication to fostering groundbreaking conversations in the field.

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