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.
Lindsey DeGolan is our Outreach Program Coordinator. Lindsey relocated to the DC area from Tel Aviv, Israel, where she worked as a 5th grade teacher at an international school. She has also lived and worked in South Korea and Santiago, Chile. Most recently she worked as an English as a foreign language instructor for immigrants in Montgomery County. She is excited to have an opportunity to work with both the families and volunteers of Yachad's programs. She lives in Wheaton with her husband, Erez, and her dog, Shoshi.
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.
Sarah Schneider, Program Associate, is working at Yachad through a year in service with AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps. She graduated in 2013 from Brandeis University, where she studied American Studies and Social Justice and Social Policy. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Sarah 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.