Jennifer Cartland, Ed. D.

Executive Director

Dr. Jennifer Cartland is a career educator and motivational leader.  She has led teams, schools, and non-profits, and has worked to drive change for youth and youth-serving organizations. Dr. Cartland believes in the power of process to drive results and is skilled at planning strategically to guide organizational transformation. Cartland earned a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University in Washington, DC, a master’s degree from The George Washington University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.


Cartland’s volunteer efforts include the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, where she is the Vice President of the board of  directors, and Programs Chair of the board of  FRESHFARM, where family nutrition and health, and food access and equity are the points of focus.  In addition to work with Reach, Cartland consults with Special Olympics North America’s Unified Champion Schools®, to amplify the power of sports, leadership, and inclusive activities for youth with and without intellectual disabilities.

Jaime Arbesfeld

Program Coordinator

Jaime Arbesfeld has been working as a Youth Development professional in the non-profit sphere in the Southeast quadrant of Washington D.C. For the past five years, Jaime has worked with youth ages 3 and up, providing academic and sports programming, managing academic support, supporting youth data collection efforts, and has worked collaboratively with schools and community partners. Jaime has a passion for serving others and creating meaningful relationships with the youth she works with.  Jaime earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Christopher Newport University and will be graduating in August 2022 with a Master’s Degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University. 

Jusna Perrin

Senior Program Consultant

Jusna Ninah Perrin (she/her) began her career as the first hire of Reach Incorporated, last serving as the organization's Deputy Director for Programs. She also served as the Director of Employer Partnerships for Urban Alliance, a national organization that aims to provide young people with equal access to skills training, paid work experiences, and professional networks needed to achieve economic mobility. She is now based in Brooklyn, NY, studying and building an offering as a somatic embodiment practitioner, serving on Ally Theatre Company/Voices Unbarred board of directors, and supporting nonprofits as a consultant.

Jusna graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst's Commonwealth Honors College, and received Georgetown University's Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate in 2020. Although no longer based in DC, Jusna still considers herself to be an advocate and ally for the district’s most vulnerable populations.

Charles Walker

Site Manager

Charles joined Reach as a Site Manager for Ballou and H.D. Woodson in August 2019. Previously, Charles served as a Program Coordinator with Urban Alliance D.C, where he strengthened his skills in case management, team collaboration and facilitation. Charles also has experience as a Baltimore City Public School teacher and tutor with Life Pieces to Masterpieces through American University's DC Reads Program. As a Site Manager, Charles's goal is to continue to provide intentional support to students, Reach's Program Instructors, our school partners and the community at-large. Charles graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Education Studies.


With skills in strategic planning, business development, risk management, and nonprofit growth, our Board of Directors’ diverse backgrounds play a key role at Reach. Their dedication and efforts help us plan and sustain growth in our organization and surrounding community.

Leslie Adler

VP, Customer Experience & Innovation, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton Worldwide

Jesse Raney Bridges

Deputy Director of Global DEI Learning & Development at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Lanae Holmes / Vice Chair, Secretary

Direct of Case Services, Family Advocacy Division

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Loree Lipstein


Thread Strategies

Danielle Bartlett

Managing Director


Jennifer Cartland, Ed. D.

Interim Executive Director

Reach Incorporated

Patrick Howard - Chair

Chief Underwriting Office

Howard Insurance

Jefferson Liu

Group Creative Director / DEI Council