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Gabrielle Webster May 23, 2018
CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington

Gabrielle Webster joined Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW), a Major Grant Recipient of the Washington, DC Rotary Club, after a successful corporate and non-profit career. Prior to BGCGW, Ms. Webster was the Chief Development Officer at the United Way of the National Capital Area. In this role she was responsible for the development of the strategic direction, assessment, organization and implementation of all philanthropic endeavors. Before United Way, she served as a National Vice President for the American Heart Association where she was charged with the development, implementation and execution of a new national business to consumer campaign. Prior to that role, she was Vice-President of the Mid-Atlantic Region’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society where she managed a $36M budget across nine states. Before her career in the nonprofit sector, Gabrielle spent over a decade with the Eastman Kodak Company and held a number of leadership positions in marketing, sales, university relations and engineering technology. Gabrielle is a National Science Foundation Fellow, a National Biomedical Symposium Fellow and a Polaroid Scholar. She was chosen to attend the Center for Creative Leadership in 2009 as one of the top executive directors at the American Heart Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington 2013. She received her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Xavier University and a Masters of Physical Chemistry from Atlanta University. She and her husband reside in Upper Marlboro, Maryland and they have one daughter.

Kathy John May 30, 2018
President, 2KJohn Associates
President, 2KJohn Associates

Kathy is an attorney and international affairs professional with more than 25 years’ experience and an astute insider’s perspective on the U.S. immigration system, including on those issues currently at the forefront of public debate. She served most of her career at the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), where she held a variety of legal, managerial, program director, and policy-making positions. Most recently, she served from 2010 to 2015 as Director of EOIR’s Immigration Fraud Prevention Program and as an Associate General Counsel. She received numerous accolades and awards during her tenure with EOIR, including the agency’s Excellence in Management Award, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director’s Award for Effective Interagency Cooperation, and a special Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Service Partnership Recognition. She taught immigration politics and policy as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill subsequent to leaving federal service and in 2017 established 2KJohn Associates, an immigration and human rights consulting and research support business. She is a native of North Carolina and received her B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America. She received a master’s degree in international policy and practice (M.I.P.P.) from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in 2009. She is a member the District of Columbia Bar and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. She also is a member of the Federal Bar Association’s Immigration Law and International Law Sections.