Our Executive Team

Members of our leadership have come to L’Arche in different ways, but they have all found home and friendship here.

Click on the bios to read their stories.

Tammy Breeding

Board President
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Tammy Breeding    Tammy is the proud Mom to 2 young men, both of whom are on the Autism Spectrum. The boys, Ethan 25, and Duncan 23, are “the primary motivation for everything I do”. Tammy spent 22 years in the career of Information Technology. She quit her job in 2001 to care for her children full time. In addition to her involvement in L’Arche, she is currently employed as a Parent CNA to her younger son, Duncan.


Eva-Elizabeth Chisholm

Human Services Leader
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Eva-Elizabeth Chisholm first came to L’Arche in 2011 after finishing her Master’s Degree in Social work at the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. Eva-Elizabeth served as an assistant and as the Service Team Leader at 6th Street house for four years before transitioning to supporting the service team with program development until stepping into her new role in Fall 2017.

Picture: Eva-Elizabeth (left) with her friend Francene

Caitlin Smith

Director of Human Resources
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Caitlin Smith joined L’Arche as a member in our DC homes in 2009 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame. In 2010, Caitlin moved to Virginia and was a founding member of 6th Street house. Over the years, Caitlin has held a number of roles in our homes and in our leadership teams, stepping into the role of Director of Human Resources in the Spring of 2017. Caitlin also has played an active role in the development and leadership of the L’Arche Diversity Commission.

Picture: Caitlin with her friend Fritz

Jitta Banya

Director of Finance and Operations
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Jitta Banya came to L’Arche GWDC in 2021. Before coming to L’Arche, Jitta worked in a private institution (Bread and Chocolate) as Finance and Payroll Manager  and also in the health field as a Lead Direct Service Provider. Jitta also worked in the finance and human resource section at BBC Media Action in her home country of Sierra Leone. Jitta likes to spend free time reading, catching up on news, and being with friends and family.

Sarah Moore

Director of Development and Communications
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Sarah Moore first joined L’Arche GWDC in 2012 after graduating from Messiah College. She worked in a number of roles including assistant and Home Life Leader, before becoming the Director of Development and Communications in 2017. Sarah brings a commitment to the people and mission of L’Arche and oversees donor relations and L’Arche GWDC’s fundraising and outreach initiatives.

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Picture: Sarah with her friend Eric.