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.
The goals of the DC Developing Families Center
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
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
6. Expand services to include primary and preventive health
care for all community residents.
Linda A. Randolph,
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.
Shirley M. Fields
Thomas C. Taylor
Louis W. Sullivan, MD
Sarah Brown, BA, MPH
Kimberly Campbell, MD
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
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
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
W.K. Kellogg 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
Clark Winchole Foundation
Joan and David Maxwell Advised Fund
Freddie Mac Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Roland Karlen Foundation
Advanced Digital Systems
Advisory Neighborhood Councils
Nurses Association of Greater Washington
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
Kagan, Lubic and Lepper
Center Association and MCA Foundation
National Association of Childbearing Centers and NACC Foundation
of the Deputy Mayor for Children, Youth, Families and Elders
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
A. Randolph, MD, MPH
Watson Lubic, CNM, EdD