David Roodberg

David Roodberg is President of The Menkiti Group, where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business including development, capital, commercial real estate, and strategic planning. He was formerly the CEO and President of Horning Brothers for over 20 years. He serves on the boards of Greater Washington Community Foundation, Urban Land Institute Executive Committee in DC, Wesley Housing Development Corporation and University of Maryland Masters in Real Estate Advisory Board.

Mr. Roodberg has also been appointed by the Mayor to serve on the Housing Production Trust Fund Board for Washington, DC setting strategies for the City’s investment in affordable housing. Mr. Roodberg has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


WHC is governed by an independent board of civic leaders.

Joshua Bernstein

Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein Management Corporation

Kevin Clinton

Board Chair

Chief Program Officer for the Federal City Council

Carol Thompson Cole

President and CEO of Youth Invest Partners

Tamara Copeland

Former President of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers

Kimberly Driggins

Executive Director, WHC

John Gardner

Former Vice President of Buvermo Investments, Inc.

Maria S. Gomez

Former President + CEO, Mary’s Center

Cary Hatch

CEO of MDB Communications

Charlene Drew Jarvis

Former Director at National Women's Business Center, Inc. 

David Martin

Partner at ArentFox Schiff

David Roodberg

President of The Menkiti Group

Deborah Ratner Salzberg

Principal at Uplands Real Estate Partners

Eshauna Smith

Director of Community Impact, Ballmer Group

Rob Stewart

Board Emeritus
Chair of JBG SMITH’s Board of Trustees

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We disrupt inequities in the housing market with an innovative model that prevents displacement and promotes opportunity and wealth building. 

Preserving housing affordability and promoting economic mobility in the DC-region

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