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Staff

Audrey Lyon, Executive Director is an attorney with extensive experience in housing and community development. Before coming to Yachad, nearly 18 years ago, Audrey was the Executive Director and senior attorney with Lawyers Committee for Better Housing, a housing advocacy organization in Chicago, Illinois. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and Chicago-Kent School of Law. Although everyone teases her about her absence on work sites, she is the backbone of Yachad.

Mitch Liebeskind is our Program and Outreach Coordinator. Born in DC, Mitch is excited to make real change in the city he was born in and in the lives of Yachad homeowners. He is a graduate of The University of Maryland and came to Yachad from the BBYO world. He loves history, baseball, exploring new restaurants, and city life. When you meet Mitch, please let him know where you think the turning point was of World War I, why you think the DH has no place in the game, or where your favorite tacos are in the city. And don't worry, he doesn't wear a tuxedo and bow tie when he paints.

Robin Renner is our Construction Manager. As a little girl Robin wasn't allowed to play with power tools. This made a strong impression on her so once she met a few carpenter friends she tagged along until they paid her and let her play with power tools. Since then she has been building and fixing things for about 25 years, part of that studying architecture. For the last 10 years she has been working with nonprofits to improve homes and neighborhoods by helping homeowners repair their homes. She believes neighborhoods improve when people are proud of their home and feel safe and comfortable in them.

Kaetlin Ritchie is our Program Associate. Kaetlin is working at Yachad through a year of service with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps.  She graduated in 2013 from George Mason University, where she studied Communication with a focus in Public Relations and Sociology. Originally from Stafford, Virginia, Kaetlin is excited to be in Washington, DC and looks forward to working with homeowners, volunteers, skilled workers, and everyone else who makes Yachad’s work possible!

Richard Feldman, Construction Manager, has been working in the building and housing field for nearly twenty years. His years of experience in supervising professionals and teaching volunteers on work sites come in handy as he is the go-to-guy on almost every Yachad volunteer work project.

Roy Thillberg has over ten years of experience building new homes. He is a Class A licensed Virgnia builder and a small business owner. He currently resides in Sterling, VA with his family.

Board of Directors

Dan Ehrenberg, President
Leonard I. Abel
John Eichberg
Joseph Firschein
Scott Burka
Rochelle Grossman
Sam Hollman
Alan Kanner
Deborah Linn
Roxanne Littner
Ilan Scharfstein
Tina Small
Louis Tenenbaum
Dahn Warner
Joshua Weinberg

Advisory Board

Michael Allen
Hazel Broadnax
George Brown
Nancy Taylor Bubes
Pastor Joseph Daniels
Carol Steinbach
Edward Kopf
Nancy Kopf
Jerry Levine
Alan Meyers z”l
Pastor Marlow Mitchell
Irma Poretsky
David Reznick z”l
Rabbi Amy Schwartzman
Michael Sigal
Marcia Weinberg
Nina Weissberg







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