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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

 

Jon Winskill

Clubhouse Member

Staff

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Dan Cronin,
Executive Director

Daniel has over 20 years of experience in health care and senior care, with a Master’s Degree in Management of Health Promotion Programs from Marymount University. He is currently working at Capital Clubhouse, after serving as the Manager of Programs and Services for the Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area Chapter, where he delivered educational programs on Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and managed a group of over 60 volunteers. He also has previous leadership roles in VITAS Hospice, Sunrise Assisted Living, and the Life Extension Foundation. He enjoys natural supplements, super foods, shakes and sauces!

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Sam Finkel
Employment Specialist, Generalist 

Sam Finkel is a dedicated individual hailing from Rockville, Maryland. He has a passion for psychology, education, and global outreach. He pursued his higher education at Tulane University School of Honors, earning a degree in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish. In his position he will spearhead a new transitional employment program in the D.C. area, assisting members in finding meaningful work opportunities. Sam is excited to work side-by-side with members and fostering their personal and professional growth by honing their skills and talents. Outside of his professional pursuits, Sam finds joy in frequenting the gym and cooking rare sauces.

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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. The secret to her sauce: respect and patience.

Nykos Padula
Communication Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Nykos serves through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, a federal initiative that supports community development. He holds a masters degree in Strategic Communications from the University of Minnesota, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2023. He is a native of the Twin Cities, MN and has a personal interest in educating others about mental health issues. Before working at Capital Clubhouse, Nykos honed his writing and communication abilities as a college educator and as a communication manager at a historic interior design firm. He is skilled in research, creativity and making delicious creamy sauces.

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