Our Team

Foundation Staff

Thelma Duggin

President, AnBryce Foundation


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.

Erin Farah

Director of Summer Residential Programs


Since 2017, Erin has been Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs at the Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. During this time, she also served as Sidwell's Summer Community Service Coordinator, Director of Camp Aftercare. She also managed Sidwell Summer Programs on the Lower School campus. Earlier in her career, Erin taught Math and Science at the middle school level. Additionally, Erin has designed and implemented lesson plans to teach a state-specified science curriculum to over one hundred 7th graders. Erin grew up in Maine, where she developed her appreciation for the outdoors, and has led numerous overnight wilderness trips.

Board of Trustees

  • Anthony Welters, Co-Chair
  • Beatrice Welters, Founder, and Co-Chair
  • Thelma Duggin, President
  • Valerie Dahiya
  • Leila Mongan
  • Lauren Pignataro-Rakitin
  • Joel Todoroff
  • Bryant Welters
  • Edgar Rios – Trustee Emeritus

Advisory Council

  • Donna White, Co-chair
  • Maybelline Mena-Hadyka, Co-chair
  • Zanes Cypress
  • Elicia Dennis
  • Joshua Espinosa
  • Angela Libby
  • David Lowenstein
  • Jackson Sarter
  • Jennifer Thorpe-Lewis
  • Marcus Washington
  • Andrew Welters
  • Kirk Wilson
  • Michelle Wu
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