Board of Trustees

Gabrielle Koeppel, Vice Chair

Joyce Segarra, Treasurer

Hawa Touré, Emeritus

Deirdre O'Connor, Chair

Bruno Falcon, Secretary

Maurice Johnson III

Jennifer Thomas 

Rejjia Camphor

Binta Ceesay 

Melanie McGhee

Marisa Harriston

James Karn

Anna MacLachlan, Executive Director (non-voting) 

Board Search Announcement HERE  

Positions are available on the Board. Please click above to learn more. 

The Board meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 7:30pm. During the pandemic, the Board is meeting via Zoom link. 

Board Minutes, By-Laws, Articles of Incorporation, Handbook, Audited Financials, 990, and 5-Year Strategic Plan are available upon request. 

Contact Anna MacLachlan at for details, documentation, to attend a Board meeting, or to join a Committee.


GBYM was founded as Gandhi Brigade by Richard Jaeggi in 2008 as a way to foster youth perspectives. Teachers including Richard began holding workshops in the Christ Congregational Church in Silver Spring. Richard passed away suddenly in May 2014.