N Street Village Staff Spotlight

Due to recent growth of N Street Village programming, we felt that it was time to expand the Volunteer and In-Kind Donations team. And without further ado, it is my pleasure to introduce the Village volunteer community to Donna-Marie Thompson, the Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Manager and Kelli Powers, the Volunteer and In-Kind Donations Coordinator. They will be assisting me, Heidi with all kinds of fun and exciting volunteer lead activities and services that go to benefit the women we serve. Let’s get know Donna-Marie and Kelli…


I am a New York native that has been in the Washington, DC area for over 10 years. I have a strong passion for giving back to the community and believes that you are a strong refection of the energy that you put into the universe. In 2015, I joined the village team as a Development intern and later as the Gala Coordinator. Since that time the Village has held a special place in my heart and every Christmas you can find me serving lunch at the flagship.

On the weekends I work with a nonprofit based in Woodbridge, VA serving displaced and underserved populations in the DMV area. In my free time I love to travel and I’m always on the search for my next adventure.


I was born and raised in North Carolina, I recently moved to the D.C. area as a member of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. I lived in Charlotte throughout high school and am the younger of two daughters in my family. Following high school, I attended school at an all-women’s college in Winston-Salem. After graduating in May from Salem College with a B.A. in Religion, I decided I wanted to serve with members of the D.C. community for a year before attending Divinity School. It is my hope to become a prison chaplain; however, I am beyond excited that I have the opportunity to become a part of the N Street Village community for the next year.During my time in D.C., I am living in an intentional, sustainable community with seven other wonderful volunteers! In my down time, I thoroughly enjoy binge-watching shows on Netflix, cooking, and probably spending too much time on YouTube.

Many of you may also know Carlita, a Village Alum and fan favorite of the community. Carlita volunteers her time in the volunteer and in-kind donations office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Most of you may not know that Carlita carefully sorts and distributes most of the in-kind donations that are generously shared with the community—we would be lost without her!


We are so excited to have such a wonderful group of women supporting the community and we look forward to seeing each of you around the community soon!