Tonya Jackson SmallwoodPresident & CEO

Tonya Jackson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Family Matters of Greater Washington, holds a Master of Science Degree in Management Information Systems from George Mason University, has participated in the Executive Leadership Program at the Darden School of Business, and the Finance for Senior Executives at the Kellogg School of Management. Tonya earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Technology from Purdue University.

Tonya Jackson Smallwood served on the corporate executive team at Freddie Mac for 19 years, rising to become the Vice President of Business Operations and later, Vice President of Customer Care and Organizational Leadership.  Tonya came to Family Matters of Greater Washington in 2009 as its chief executive officer and over the past five years strengthened and increased Family Matters’ community-based partners, improved and built upon the organizations’ solution-oriented programs, and re-energized the Family Matters non-profit team. Ms. Smallwood is the immediate past Board Chair of PHILLIPs Programs for Children and Families and a member of the Women’s Mortgage Industry Network (WMIN).

Cheri SanziDeputy Executive Director

Cheri Sanzi is the Deputy Executive Director at Family Matters of Greater Washington. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and Psychology from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in Non-profit Management from Gonzaga University. Cheri has been with Family Matters since 2012, where she focuses on organizational development, project management, and talent management.




feltonFelton MageeChief Financial Officer

Felton Magee, Jr. is Family Matters of Greater Washington’s Chief Financial Officer.  He has over 20 years of progressive experience managing Projects and Accounting & Finance Operations: A/R, A/P, Billing, Collections, Payroll, Fixed Assets, Purchasing, General Ledger, Closing the books, managing annual financial statement audits and producing monthly financial statements.

Felton has extensive experience in strategic and tactical planning, budget preparation, management of accounting operations, policy and procedure development, IT asset management and performing as a Fiduciary Agent over Federal grant funds. He has been successful in developing organizational strategy, facilitating organizational development and managing projects with rapid deployment, complex event sequencing, software selection, technology integration, and training. Felton is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a B.S. in Banking & Finance from Bowie State University, and an M.B.A. from Loyola University in Maryland.


Kendra Davenport, Senior Chief of Development, Communications and Intl. Programs

Kendra E. Davenport is the Chief Development, Communications & International Programs Officer for Family Matters of Greater Washington, having come from the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, where she served as president. National in scope, Fallen Patriots provides college scholarships to children who have lost an active duty military parent. Kendra’s nonprofit development experience spans close to three decades. Prior to that role, she served as Chief Development and Communications Officer, before becoming Chief of Staff and eventually Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs for Africare, a D.C. based nonprofit with an annual revenue in excess of $50 million that promotes sustainable development across Sub-Saharan Africa. Davenport has also held progressively senior management, fundraising and ccommunications roles at Project HOPE, the National SIDS Alliance and other national and international nonprofits.



Lisa Emmi, Child Welfare

Rinaldo Washington, Ward 8 Senior Services

Shiria Anderson, Human Resources

Rashida Winslow, Oxon Hill Mental Health Clinic

Michael Preston Youth Development

Tarek Gouda, Finance

Tamisha Kelly SmithQuality Improvement 

Tasha Salley-LeroyMental Health Services


Tonya Jackson Smallwood, President

Thomas L. Johnson, Chairman

Jim Eisenmann, Vice Chairman

Kathryn Clay, Treasurer

Brian Hawkins, Assistant Treasurer

Doug Damron, Secretary

Trina Alexander-Eaddy, Board Member

Robert Goodrich, Board Member

John Oberdorfer, Board Member


Robert Levey

Sheila S. Lanahan

Wesley Williams, Jr.