Jackie Keller

Jacqueline (Jackie) Keller is an experienced Executive Assistant who joined Washington Housing Conservancy in 2020. Jackie has a background in project coordination, special events, fundraising, French translation, and social media. Prior to WHC, Jackie was the Volunteer Coordinator and Site Manager for the youth empowerment nonprofit Girls Rock! DC, Development Coordinator for the national nutrition nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and the manager of a vintage boutique store. Jackie earned a BA in Fine Arts and Art History, and minored in French Language and Literature at The George Washington University. She has volunteered with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, and Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary.


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

Our Team

Kimberly Driggins

Executive Director

Jackie Keller

Executive Assistant

Divya Khandke

Senior Program Manager

Yvette Ross Kane

Director of Asset Management

Kathy Smith

Director of Development

Juanita Perilla

Social Impact Coordinator

Sawa Kamara

Social Impact Coordinator

Shira Helstrom

General Counsel - Partner Arent Fox Schiff

Fusing commercial real estate expertise with a social impact mission.

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

The Washington Housing Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your investment helps us expand our work. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible. EIN 83-1866109

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