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Capital Clubhouse Inc. Leadership

Board of Directors

Linden Von Eichel, LGSW

Board President

Private Practice Therapist


Angelo Kostopoulos

Board Treasurer

Founder and President of AKRON, Inc.

Joanie Clement

CFO, District Healthcare

Ryan Harrigan

Counsel, Johnson & Johnson

Alessandro Leipold

Economic Counsellor, Lisbon Council

Navin Reddy, MD

Co-Founder, Veritas Health PLLC

Maria Tukeva

School Principal, DC Public Schools

Yvonne Smith

Board Vice-President

Certified Peer Specialist, President, Recovery Group

Eric Scharf

Board Secretary

​Advocacy Advisor, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Tippi Geron

Occupational Therapist and Assistant Professor 

GWU OT Doctoral Program

Meryl Heyliger

Counseling Department Chair, Georgetown Day School

Codie Maxwell

Clubhouse Member

Louise Ross

Founder, Open Arms Housing, Inc.


Jon Winskill

Clubhouse Member



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.

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Sierra Meyer
Employment and Education Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Sierra serves as the Employment, Education, and Housing Coordinator. She graduated in the Spring of 2021 from Western Washington University, where she studied Psychology and Spanish. Sierra is from Walla Walla, WA and her passion for raising awareness about mental health stems from personal experiences with mental illness and a desire to normalize and educate others about living with mental illness. Prior to joining Capital Clubhouse, Sierra worked as an Applied Behavioral Analysis Technician and has been a volunteer Research Assistant (2021-present) in a positive psychology research lab at Western Washington University.

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