DC127 Staff


Cynthia J. Moreland

Executive Director
202.670.1145 ext. 4

I am the former executive director of several organizations committed to serving vulnerable populations of children. I hold a B.A. in Political Science from Antioch College.  Throughout my career, I have developed, implemented and measured programs which provide affordable housing for single parents, inspired adolescent girls

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Chrissy Weeks

Programs & Church Mobilization Coordinator
202.670.1145 ext. 3

Prior to DC127, I worked for Apple as a Genius Admin and as Program Staff for Serge in Dublin, Ireland. I also attended Covenant Theological Seminary where I obtained an MA certificate in Educational Ministries.

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Dana Staley

Director of Programs
202.670.1145 ext. 2

Before my time at DC127, I most recently worked as the Program Director at BEST Kids and as the Boston Regional Director at Horizons for Homeless Children. I am a Master of Public Administration candidate at George Mason University and hold a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Liberty University.

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Matthew Carolan

Development and Operations Administrator  matthew@dc127.org
202.670.1145 ext. 5

Prior to DC127 I worked as a Policy Assistant for Family Equality and as an Advocacy and Communication’s Fellow at the Franciscan Action Network. I also have a Bachelors and Master’s degree from Ithaca College and a second Master’s degree from Lehigh University.

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Weelay Gonyon

Family Support Coordinator
202.670.1145 ext. 1

Prior to DC127 I worked for Community Connections as a Rehabilitation Specialist and as a manager for College Nannies, Sitters, & Tutors. I hold a Social Work degree from Shaw University and a MSW from Clark Atlanta University. My passion for community-based work and working with children and families led me to DC127.

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Aaron Graham

Aaron and Amy

What started in Aaron and Amy's home just a few years ago has now grown into a church reaching hundreds and hundreds of people in two locations in our nations capital.

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DC127 board


Eduardo Ferrer

Board Chair
Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic Policy Director, Georgetown Juvenile Justice Initiative

“No youth should be without a loving family, and no family should be without the support and resources they need to thrive.  DC127 seeks to mobilize followers of Christ in DC to make this dream a reality for the youth and families of the District.”

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Bruce Johnson

Deputy Chief Oversight Counsel, Committee on Financial Services at U.S. House of Representatives

“I serve on DC127's board because I share the organization's and its staff's zeal for ensuring vulnerable children in our community receive continual love, support, and stability.”

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Yolanda Jones

Professor, University of District of Columbia

“I am a DC127 board member because we use wholistic measures to strengthen vulnerable families and help them move from despair to hope and from hope to a brighter future.”


Emily Bloomfield

Senior Fellow at When We All Vote.
Co-founder and board member of Monument Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC.

"I love and believe deeply in the mission of engaging churches to care for all of God's family and to actively support DC's children and caregivers through challenging circumstances."

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Aaron Graham

Lead Pastor, The District Church 

"I believe healthy churches are known by their active engagement in the community; that mature disciples of Jesus are known by their sacrificial service; and that healthy cities are known by the unity among churches working together to alleviate poverty and suffering. Not for our own glory, but for God's."

Donald Issac

Rev. Donald L. Isaac Sr.

 Pastor, SE Tabernacle Baptist Church
University of District Columbia

"I am answering DC127's call to connect people of faith with families in the District."