Message from the Board of Directors:
Dear Members of the N Street Village Community,
On behalf of the N Street Village Board, we want to share big news—our admired and much loved Schroeder Stribling has accepted a new position as President and CEO of Mental Health America, a national mental health nonprofit located in the DMV. She will leave N Street Village at the end of this month as our fiscal year comes to a close. And, most importantly, she will always be a part of the N Street Village family.
Our Board’s Executive Committee has known about this possible change for a few months, giving us time to start actively looking for N Street Village’s new leader. We expect the change in leadership to be completed by this Fall. In the meantime, Stuart Allen, Chief Development Officer, and Kenyatta Brunson, Chief Program Officer, will continue to lead the staff and the Village during this period.
Please keep the Village and Schroeder in your thoughts as we undergo these changes—all born of success. We are in a position of strength and will make sure, with your help, that we keep it that way.
We want this to be a seamless change for Village clients, our most important constituents.
Thank you for being an important part of N Street Village. We look forward to keeping you informed and seeing you in person soon!
Peter Shields and Ruth Sorenson
Board Chair and Vice-Chair
Message from CEO Schroeder Stribling
Dear Village Family,
After 18 joyful years with N Street Village, I will be leaving my role as CEO at the end of this month. I have accepted a position as the new President and CEO of Mental Health America, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the mental health of all.
As I leave the Village, I will carry with me our commitment to each woman’s unique journey of recovery and healing. I look forward to the opportunity to elevate the issues we care about at a national level with Mental Health America’s mission to promote individual mental health and social justice through advocacy, education, research, and direct services.
In my time at the Village, I have been inspired and uplifted by the thoughtfulness and generosity of your commitment to our mission. With your support, we have grown from one location to eight, and have rapidly scaled our permanent housing offerings while also activating emergency shelter programs.
None of this would have been possible without every one of you – it does, truly, take a Village. You will forever have my gratitude and admiration for your many forms of contribution and caring. I will miss this Village and all her people greatly, and I will forever be a supporter and friend to this vital mission.
Chief Executive Officer