Capital Clubhouse Inc. Leadership

Board of Directors

Alessandro Leipold

Board President

Chief Economist, Lisbon Council


Joanie Clement

Board Co-Treasurer

CFO, La Clinica del Pueblo

Linden Von Eichel, LGSW

Private Practice Therapist

Michele Oshman

Vice President

Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Louise Ross

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

Angelo Kostopoulos

Founder and President of AKRON, Inc.

Yvonne Smith

Board Vice-President

Certified Peer Specialist 

President, Recovery Group

Eric Scharf


​Advocacy Advisor, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Rashad Kaldany, PHD

Board Co-Treasurer

Partner and  CIO, Blue Like an Orange Private Equity

Alexandra Nash

Non-Executive Director, Phillips Collection

Navin Reddy, MD

Co-Founder, Veritas Health PLLC

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, GW & Howard Universities

Maria Tukeva

School Principal, DC Public Schools



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.

Renée Cordio
Employment and Education Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, Renée serves as the Employment and Education Coordinator. She recently graduated from Assumption University in Massachusetts, where she studied Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies and Political Science. Renée is a Rhode Island native, and her passion for raising awareness about mental health stems from personal experiences with mental illness. Prior to joining Capital Clubhouse, Renée served as an AmeriCorps member with City Year Boston, and interned in the Office of Senator Jack Reed and the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General.