NEW welcomes two new Board members

Rachelle Nigro Ashley HoffmanJoin us in welcoming Ashley C. Hoffman and Rachelle P. Nigro to our Board of Directors!

Ashley is a seasoned communications professional who has lived in DC for the past 7 years. She has nearly a decade of experience in public relations, marketing and event planning for DC companies both big and small. She currently serves as Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships at Brazen Careerist. Ashley was a member of the Taproot Foundation pro bono team that recently completed a board development consultation with NEBW.

Rachelle is a local community activist who serves on the Advisory Neighborhood Commission as the commissioner for ANC 6E04. Professionally, she serves as Customer and Community Relations Manager in the Office of the Customer Advocate at Pepco Holdings, Inc. Rachelle is a longtime NEBW volunteer who has been an annual benefit committee member and a donor for many years.

We are excited to have Ashley and Rachelle as new board members.

It’s been a challenging time for all of us as we adjust our days, our budgets and our expectations to COVID-19. And now, add a city and country grasping for footing after the death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer and we all feel even more out of control, unstable, and concerned about the future. Here at NEW we know that one way we can process our own feelings is to think about the needs and feelings of others.

We need you. The women need you. Your community needs you. Now more than ever women and children in DC need a safe and stable place to live.