Thelma Duggin, President
After nearly twenty years as a corporate executive, Thelma Duggin shifted her focus to youth and currently serves as President of the AnBryce Foundation.  Prior to her role with the AnBryce Foundation, Ms. Duggin served as a Senior Vice President at UnitedHealth Group.  Ms. Duggin is active in several professional organizations and serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Symphony Orchestra; the Washington Jesuit Academy;  and The Georgetown Center for Hypertension, Kidney & Vascular Health and The Aspen Institute. She was appointed by President Obama to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.  She holds a BS degree from Edgewood College and an honorary doctorate from Morris Brown College.  She has been a Resident Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and The General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Donna J. WhiteDirector of Programs
Ms. White began her career in youth development with DeKalb County (Georgia) Parks and Recreation. Her dedication to youth was evident while working for various organizations in the Atlanta community before relocating to Virginia. Ms. White led an award-winning program, developes life skills curricula, and creates successful programs for children and young adults. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Emory University and a Master of Science degree in Urban Studies-Nonprofit Administration from Georgia State University.

Rachelle Barrs, Director of Summer Residential Program
Ms. Barrs has been in the experiential education industry for 16 years.  Prior to joining the AnBryce Foundation, she was a Camp Director and Challenge Course Supervisor of Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region.  She has led leadership, adventure challenge, and environmental programs for outdoor education centers in Colorado, Kansas, California, and obtained her Professional Outdoor Instructor Certificate from Bradford Woods, Indiana University’s Outdoor Center. She also served as Leadership Training Liaison and Camp Director for CISV International and was a Consultant for Management Strategies, Inc. in the development of a nature camp from the ground up in Southeast Asia.

Sydney Wilson, Programs Administrator
Native to Arizona, Sydney Wilson is a recent graduate from the Howard University School of Social Work, while also having a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Sydney has done a wide range of work such as co-creating a social-emotional development program for head start children in the Washington, DC area, as well as, facilitating both, parenting and kinship classes & workshops, home in Arizona. From when she was a little girl, Sydney says, she’s always seen the positive impact youth development work has made and eagerly wanted to be a part of it. Ms. Wilson holds membership from the Phi Alpha Honor Society for Social Work, Young People 4, and the CRISP YSocialWork Student Ambassador program.

Board of Trustees

  • Anthony Welters, Co-Chair
  • Beatrice Welters, Founder and Co-Chair
  • Thelma Duggin, President
  • Sean Aasen
  • Sheridan England
  • Belinda Lai
  • Leila Mongan
  • Edgar Rios
  • Gwen Towns
  • Bryant Welters

Advisory Council

  • Marcus Washington, Chair
  • Sela Collins
  • Sorie Jawara
  • Joyce Larkin
  • David Lowenstein
  • Lauren Pignataro
  • Arlene Rabinowitz
  • Joel Todoroff
  • Andrew Welters
  • Kirk Wilson

Back to Top