Capital Clubhouse Inc Leadership

Maria Núñez, LICSW 

Executive Director

Maria Núñez is a licensed clinical social worker whose work in mental health has led her to develop and grow programs that assist persons to gain greater independence and improve their quality of life.  She joined Capital Clubhouse Inc. as its first Executive Director in August 2017, having previously led multiple initiatives focusing on supportive employment. She brings strong supervisory and organizational skills to her role as a manager, along with in-depth knowledge and experience in the development and management of mental health programs. A native of New Mexico, she has lived and worked in the District for the past 14 years. Maria is a fluent English-Spanish bilingual, a strength that she brings to every position.

Amy Muhlbach, LICSW 

Program and Clinical Director

Amy Muhlbach joined Capital Clubhouse Inc. as its Program and Clinical Director in August 2018. She brings extensive experience from 30 years in non-profit work serving adults with severe mental illness and homelessness in the District of Columbia. She has 15 years as an independently licensed clinical social worker in community mental health services, including program management, supervision, community support, and psychotherapy. Through these experiences she most appreciates “helping people realize and use their strengths to thrive, living closer to their potential” and learning to do so with the help of intentional community.

Anna Gallicchio

Employment and Educational Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Anna began in June 2020 as the Employment and Educational Coordinator here at Capital Clubhouse, Inc. She is a recent graduate from the George Washington University, where she studied Economics and International Affairs. At GW, Anna worked to create more inclusive spaces through her work as President of an honor society and Alternative Spring Breaks Leader. She is originally from Southern New Jersey, where she first began within the mental health space as a high school student. Prior to joining Capital Clubhouse, Anna interned with the Corporate Citizenship Center at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, PYXERA Global, and City Government of Philadelphia. 

Alessandro Leipold

Board President

Chief Economist, Lisbon Council


Jennifer Johnson-Calari, CFA

Board Treasurer

Principal, JJC Advisory

Non-Executive Director, Crown Agents Investment Management


Joanie Clement

CFO, La Clinica del Pueblo

Rashad Kaldany, PHD

Partner and  CIO

Blue Like an Orange Private Equity

Michele Oshman

Vice President

Bio Technology Innovation Group

Louise Ross

Non-Executive Director, Jerusalem Princess Basma’s Children’s Center

Maria Tukeva

School Principal, DC Public Schools

Jean Harris, RN, MSN, CAN

Board Vice President

President, NAMI DC


Eric Scharf

Board Secretary

Advocacy Advisor, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Linden Von Eichel, LGSW

Private Practice Therapist

Alexandra Nash

Non-Executive Director, Phillip’s Collection

Navin Reddy, MD

Co-Founder, Veritas Health PLLC

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, GW & Howard Universities

Yvonne Smith

Certified Peer Specialist

President, Recovery Group

Board of Directors

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