Staff and Contact Information

Please visit us Monday-Friday, 9-5 pm, at the Honey W. Nashman Center:

837 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20052


Amy Cohen is Executive Director of the Nashman Center

Amy Cohen

Executive Director

Amy brings a wealth of experience in service-learning and civic engagement to her role at GW. She served for nearly a decade as the director of the federal service-learning program, Learn and Serve America at the Corporation for National and Community Service, which is also the parent agency for AmeriCorps and Senior Corps. Prior to coming to GW she served as Associate Vice President for US Programs at Save the Children. Her career in academic service and civic engagement began at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked at the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, an international leader in university- community partnerships. Amy holds a BA in Sociology from Brandeis University and an MA in History from the University of Pennsylvania.

202-994-9890; [email protected] 

Jovanni Mahonez is Immersion Service Coordinator of the Nashman Center

Jovanni Mahonez

Assistant Director 

Jovanni Mahonez serves as the Assistant Director of the Nashman Center. She oversees co-curricular and immersion community service, social innovation, and student leadership initiatives. Jovanni earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hood College and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration here at GW. She has been at GW since 2008 in various roles.

202-994-7224; [email protected]

Joan Mitchell is Business Manager of the Nashman Center

Joan Mitchell

Business Manager

Joan Mitchell joined the George Washington University community 20 years ago in the Student Activities Center, and later became a member of the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement & Public Service team. It has been an enjoyable 20+ years.

202-994-7783; [email protected]

Melissa Green is the ArtReach Director at the Nashman Center

Jonathan Butler

Senior Program Associate, Service and Social Innovation

Jonathan Butler serves as the Senior Program Associate for Service and Social Innovation in the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement & Public Service. He oversees the community engagement and social innovation initiatives. Over the past three years, Jonathan has worked in a variety of capacities with students, faculty, and administrators on global service, service-learning, cultural competency, and leadership development. Jonathan earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a master's degree in Higher Education Policy at the University of Missouri. Jonathan has a passion for human rights, foreign policy, herbal tea, and all things related to Harry Potter. 

202-994-7981; j[email protected]


Charity Eddleman

Program Manager, School and Community Partnerships
Charity Eddleman oversees the GW/DCPS AmeriCorps VISTA Program. She is a proud AmeriCorps Alum, and started with this program as the VISTA Leader in 2016. Charity is from North Carolina and received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She comes from a background of national service and political organizing with local and national campaigns. Charity is passionate about racial justice, voting rights, chocolate, and movies.
202-994-9903; [email protected]

Jonah Lewis

Jumpstart Associate Site Manager

Jonah Lewis is the Associate Manager for Jumpstart at GW. Jonah is an alumnus of the George Washington University, where he majored in Sociology and Political Science. As an undergraduate, he was involved in community service through the Nashman Center, including serving three terms of service with Jumpstart and coordinating the Freshman and Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service. Now, he works to help support the growing Jumpstart AmeriCorps program on campus, recruiting, training, and managing a diverse corps of student volunteers working in low-income preschool classrooms. Jonah is passionate about equitable education, LGBTQ rights, and all things urbanism.

202-994-7141; [email protected]

Ashley Trick

Program Associate, Immersion Service

Ashley Trick is our Program Associate for Immersion Service. At the Nashman Center, Ashley develops and manages the University’s large-scale service events such as Freshman Day of Service and Convocation; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Leadership; and Give-A-Gift. Ashley also coordinates, advises and provides mentorship to the Alternative Service Breaks program in which more than 300 students participate. All together, the programs in Ashley’s portfolio reach over 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, GW alumni, and community members and have an economic impact of over $1 million per year for the D.C. metropolitan area. She is a double alumna of GW who earned her master's degree in Public Administration and a bachelor's degree in Human Services & Social Justice. As a staff member at GW,  Ashley is also an inaugural member of GW’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and a University Justice.

202-994-9913; [email protected]

Wendy Wagner

Senior Program Associate, Community-Engaged Scholarship

Dr. Wendy Wagner oversees our community-engaged scholarship initiatives, supporting and providing professional development training for GW faculty whose scholarly work and teaching has public benefit outcomes and occurs in partnership with community organizations. Dr. Wagner also directs the Civic House Scholars program and teaches the Citizen Leadership course that grounds that experience. Wendy’s scholarly background is in college student learning and development, particularly facilitating learning through community-engagement experiences. She is best known for her work on student development of socially responsible leadership competencies and values. Her published work includes co-authorship/editorship on: Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership, Leadership Development Through Service-Learning, and The Student Leadership Handbook. Her most recent research resulted in a typology of community-engaged faculty, which sheds light on the diverse perspectives and motivations of faculty who choose to align their scholarly work with community-benefit outcomes.

202-994-9910; [email protected] 

Rochelle Yancey is Jumpstart Site Manager of the Nashman Center

Rochelle Yancey

Jumpstart Senior Site Manager

Rochelle Yancey is the Jumpstart Senior Site Manager at GW. Her first job was in a daycare center and she enjoyed working with children so much that she directed a before and after school program while earning her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Point Park College. Rochelle has served as a kindergarten teacher, site manager of a Head Start program, and lead teacher and center director at Anne Arundel County Head Start. At Metro Delta Head Start, Rochelle held several roles, including education coordinator, mental health coordinator, and curriculum specialist. Outside of working with GW students and children, Rochelle is an avid Steelers fan. 

202-994-0833; [email protected]



Morgan Bowers

Senior Program Associate, Co-Curricular Service

Morgan Bowers serves as the Program Manager for Co-Curricular Service in the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement & Public Service. She oversees co-curricular community service including the Community Building Community, engageDC, and GW SMARTDC programs. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Spelman College and her Master's in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland Baltimore. Morgan is a proud AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alum, and in her free time, she can be found reading sci-fi novels or taste testing local DC cuisine with her partner

202-994-5745; [email protected]



Aselin Lands

Director of ArtReach GW at THEARC

Aselin Lands serves as the Director of ArtReach GW at THEARC.  ArtReach GW builds programs and partnerships that foster community connections and civic engagement through the visual fine arts. She earned her Masters of Arts in Teaching and Bachelors of Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design.  She brings years of experience teaching in DC and Maryland public school systems and working with various other community organizations.  Above all else, she's an artist.

202-819-5490; [email protected]


AmeriCorps VISTAs


Chanel Little

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Chanel N. Little, the VISTA Leader, helps provide support to the VISTA members through the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service. Chanel previously served as the AmeriCorps VISTA for Volunteer and Community Service at Winthrop University; here, she operated as a community liaison between the University and the Rock Hill Community. Chanel holds a B.S. in Political Science – Near East Studies from Central Connecticut State University. When she is not at the Nashman Center, Chanel loves to craft, bake, and bird calls in her spare time.

202-994-9904; [email protected] 




Kia Johnson

VISTA, Community Liaison - Turner Elementary School

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Catalina Carbonell

VISTA, Community Liaison - Whittier Elementary School

Catalina Carbonell was born and raised in Cali, Colombia, and came to the United States to do continue college education here. She graduated May 2017 from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida with a bachelors in Political Science and is planning on attending Law School in the future. She wants to work for Colombia from the US and help breach the inequality gap that currently exists in society. She is very excited to live in DC and experience all the city has to offer!

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Marquis Johnson

VISTA, Community Liaison - Malcolm X Elementary School

Marquis Johnson is an AmeriCorps VISTA member working as a Community Liaison at Malcolm X Elementary School in Washington, DC. He will facilitate the creation and growth of partnerships between the school, its community, and organizations around the city. Marquis previously was an INSPIRE Teaching Fellow at KIPP Columbus Primary, working as a co-teacher for kindergarten and first grade. He has a B.A. in English Literature from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

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Timothy (TJ) Sullivan

VISTA, Community Liaison - West Education Campus

TJ is working with West Education Campus on building sustainable partnerships and enhancing the opportunities for its students. Recently, TJ completed a service year with AmeriCorps NCCC FEMA Corps. This experience allowed him and a team of eight other unique individuals to travel throughout the South, where they facilitated FEMA assistance to disaster survivors. As a VISTA, he is looking forward to learning more about the diverse communities of Washington, DC. 

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Fabiola Ramirez

VISTA, Community Liaison - Eliot-Hine Middle School 

Fabiola Ramirez is an AmeriCorps VISTA member currently serving as the Community Liaison for Eliot-Hine Middle School in Washington, D.C. She earned her B.A. in International Affairs from Florida State University and is a current MA candidate for Global Affairs and Human Security at the University of Baltimore. She will be working to further strengthen, implement, and create partnerships and community outreach to establish sustainable development for Eliot-Hines students and community. Her passion for human rights has led her to pursue a career in education that will allow her to work with marginalized communities to assist women and children attain their goals for healthier, happier, and successful lives.

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Charlotte Wiltse

VISTA, Training and Communications Fellow - DCPS Office of Out of School Time Programs

Charlotte Wiltse is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving as the Training and Communications Fellow in the Office of Out of School Time Programs at DCPS. Charlotte holds a BA in Studio Art from American University. Besides creating art, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and dog-watching. Throughout her year of service, Charlotte hopes to support DCPS afterschool programs by fostering sustainable training practices and a successful newsletter and social media presence for the Office of Out of School Time Programs. 

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Cheryl Ann Lee

VISTA, School Partnerships Fellow – DCPS Office of Family and Public Engagement
Cheryl Ann Lee is the school partnerships fellow in the Office of Family and Public Engagement at District of Columbia Public Schools’ Central Office (DCPS). In this role, she is working to build capacity within the School Partnerships Division through developing data processes for school and partner relationships, conducting research to broaden processes and tools for strong partnerships, and expanding communications regarding opportunities and resources for collaboration and support to both schools and partners. Prior to her service year, Cheryl worked in institutional advancement, managed non-profit programs focusing on youth workforce development, and managed communications and events for a San Francisco community-based organization. Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in radio-tv-film from California State University, Fullerton, a K-12 multiple subject teaching credential from Chapman University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco. She is originally from Southern California and has a passion for film, photography, and good eats.

Graduate Assistants


Hadiya Alexander

GW SMARTDC Graduate Assistant

Hadiya Alexander is the SMARTDC graduate fellow. In 2016, she graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice - Investigative Services from the University of New Haven. After graduating, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA which sparked her interest in community engagement and public service. A New York City native, Hadiya is happy to be back in a city while she pursues her masters in Higher Education Administration at GW's Graduate School of Education. She looks forward to tying in her previous experiences to support SMARTDC.

202-994-9916; [email protected]