Our Mission
The mission of the DC Developing Families Center is to meet the primary health care, social service, and child development needs of underserved individuals and childbearing and childrearing families through a collaborative that builds on their strengths and promotes their empowerment.

Our Goals
The goals of the DC Developing Families Center are to:

1. Improve the health status of mothers, infants, and their families and to reduce infant/maternal mortality and morbidity.

2. Enhance the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development of young children.

3. Improve the quality of family life and promote the empowerment of families.

4. Improve community health and the quality of community life.

5. Promote evaluation and replication of the collaborative model and adoption of the systemic changes needed for its successful implementation.

6. Expand services to include primary and preventive health care for all community residents.

Board Composition

Directors and Officers
Linda A. Randolph, MD, MPH
President and CEO

Derek K. Harps

Daniel M. Singer, Esq.

Diane T. Dodge
Ruth Watson Lubic, CNM, EdD
Founder and President Emeritus
Dolores Farr, RN, MPH
Travis H. Hardmon, MPA
Basil W. Henderson, Jr.
Trina L. Rubenstein
Lance W. Slaughter
Rhonda Waller, Ph.D.

Honorary Members
Shirley M. Fields
Thomas C. Taylor

Advisory Council
Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Senior Advisor
Sarah Brown, BA, MPH
Kimberly Campbell, MD
James Epstein
Eunice K.M. Ernst, CNM, MPH
Suzanne Feetham, RN, PhD
Mary Haack, RN, PhD
Jill H. Hall
Alexine Clement Jackson
Maria Beckles Jenkins
Melvin Jenkins, MD
Susan Jenkins, JD
Philip Randolph Lee, MD
Marion McCartney, CNM, MS
Paul Offner, Ph.D.
Alexander L. Ross III
Jane Silver, MPH
Polly Wells, MS

Major Funders
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
DC Department of Housing and Community Development
The Philip L. Graham Fund
Hechinger Enterprises
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
MCA Foundation
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
Henry & Anne S. Reich Family Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation
Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation
John and Mildren Holmes Family Foundation
Weissberg Foundation
Marpat Foundation
Clark Winchole Foundation
Joan and David Maxwell Advised Fund
Freddie Mac Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Roland Karlen Foundation
Individual Contributors

Supporting Organizations

Advanced Digital Systems
Advisory Neighborhood Councils
Black Nurses Association of Greater Washington
Carver Terrace Tenants and Civic Association

Davis Developments, Inc.
Dewey Ballantine, LLP
Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobsen
H Street Community Development Corp.
Health Communication Connection, LLC
Hogan & Hartson, LLP
Howard University
Howard University Hospital
Kagan, Lubic and Lepper
Maternity Center Association and MCA Foundation
National Association of Childbearing Centers and NACC Foundation
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders
Offices of Councilmembers Allen, Ambrose & Orange
Safeway in the Hechinger Mall
The Sanchez Law Firm
Trinidad Concerned Citizens for Reform
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Program
Washington Hospital Center


Linda A. Randolph, MD, MPH

Ruth Watson Lubic, CNM, EdD