Board of Directors

Andrea Miano, JD

Patricia Donovan

Maria C. Johnson, CNM, MS, FACNM
Jay W. Klug, MBA
Kelly McShane, MBA
Lance Slaughter

Patricia Donovan spent most of her career at the Guttmacher Institute, a leading research and policy organization committed to advancing sexual and reproductive health in the United States and globally. Ms. Donovan spent her early years at the Institute in its Washington, DC, office as a writer and editor focusing on legal and policy issues, such as access to contraceptives, minors ability to obtain reproductive health care, abortion and financing of services. In 1991, she moved to the New York office when she became Director of Publications, overseeing all of the Institutes publications, including its two peer-reviewed journals. She went on to serve as a member of the Institutes senior management team, first as Vice President for Publications and then as Vice President for Public Education, which included responsibility for the Institutes strategic communications activities in addition to publications. Ms. Donovan retired from the Institute in 2012. Before joining the Institute, Ms. Donovan worked at NBC News, the Voice of America and Newsweek.

Maria Christina “Tina” Johnson, CNM, MS, FACNM, joined The GW Medical Faculty Associates (GW MFA) in January of 2018. She is Director of Midwifery and provides administrative, educational and clinical leadership for the Midwifery Division within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Ms. Johnson is an expert in evidence-based maternity and women’s health care and research, quality improvement, health policy and workforce, physiologic birth and cesarean prevention, and collaborative practice and education. Ms. Johnson is dedicated to promoting equitable access to optimal health care for all women throughout the lifespan, promoting innovative models of collaborative education and practice, and advancing the profession of midwifery. She is a board member for the Developing Families Center in DC.

Jay Klug most recently served as Executive Vice President of Retail at JBG Smith, a publicly traded (NYSE) REIT based in Chevy Chase, MD.  Jay oversaw all retail investment activities at JBG Smith and legacy private equity fund investments of The JBG Companies. Jay has over 15 years of real estate experience with acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing, leasing and third-party joint ventures. Mr. Klug is a founding Board Member of the Tysons Partnership and serves on the Board of DC Developing Families Center in NE, D.C. and the Real Estate Task force for the Sidwell Friends School. He is married to Jamie Hechinger and together they have two children, ages 10 and 7.  Jamie and Jay currently live in NW, Washington, D.C.

Kelly Sweeney McShane is a well-respected and innovative nonprofit leader in Washington, DC. For over 20 years, she has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of homeless and low-income families through providing direct services as well as finding long-term solutions through system change. Her bold leadership in housing systems and healthcare delivery is transforming care in both fields. Kelly has been President and CEO of Community of Hope (COH) since 2001. Kelly has provided leadership at a city level in transforming systems to help low-income families. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the DC Primary Care Association, as a member of the DC Bar Pro Bono Community Economic Development Project Advisory Committee, and as a member of the Federal City Council.  She lives in Washington, DC with her husband Kevin McShane, and they are parents to three college students.

Andrea Miano is a passionate advocate for women and families in the District of Columbia.  She joined the DFC Board as a director in 2018.  Prior to joining the DFC Board, she served as the Board Chair of Community of Hope, a Federally Qualified Health Center.  She has been a practicing lawyer for over 25 years advising clients on healthcare transaction and regulatory issues.  She is a leader skilled at strategy, governance, and organizational development with a record of success fundraising, building partnerships, designing and implementing strategy, and leading executive teams through growth.  She is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Georgetown Law Center.

Lance Slaughter serves as First Vice President –Investment Officer at Wells Fargo, LLC. With over a decade of experience, Lance provides wealth management services to small business owners, advisors, and non-profit organizations. Lance is a member of the Washington Chapter, National Association of Guardsmen and a trustee at Hood College.

Ruth Watson Lubic is a nurse-midwife and applied anthropologist. Known for her work in developing the freestanding birth center model, Dr. Lubic has received honorary degrees and special recognition from eight universities and is the first nurse to have received a MacArthur Fellowship. She served for two years as an Expert Consultant to the Assistant Secretary for Health in Washington. She has published widely, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and in 2001 received its prestigious Lienhard Award. The American Academy of Nursing, also in 2001, named her a Living Legend. The American College of Nurse-Midwives honored her with its highest recognition, the Hattie Hemschemeyer Award. She has been made an Honorary Member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. In 2006, the American Public Health Association conferred its Martha May Eliot Award. Currently, Dr. Lubic serves as Founder of the Family Health and Birth Center and Founder of the Developing Families Center, an innovative, collaborative service located in the District of Columbia.