Board of Directors

Sterling Ashby |  Peter Macleod  |  Kaitlin Banner

    Kimberly Bowers  |   Tilcia Toledo  |   Adam Hellman     

Christopher May |  Daniel Engelberg


Sterling Ashby is currently an attorney in private practice, Mr. Ashby concentrates on government contracting, corporate finance, commercial lending, regulatory and other corporate matters.  He provides a broad range of corporate advisory services for emerging companies, including a number of information technology firms.  He began the practice of law as an Associate in the Energy Group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he had a chance to work on a broad range of innovative and complex transactions.  The last couple of years have led to working on numerous transactions on behalf of the FDIC and the United States Treasury Department in connection with the financial crisis.  Mr. Ashby earned his J.D. degree from Columbia University School of Law, following an  M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. from Lehigh University in Industrial Engineering.

Peter Macleod joined the Board of DC Lawyers for Youth in 2013. He is currently the assistant general counsel at Corporate Advisory Board. 

Kaitlin Banner is a staff attorney at Advancement Project in the Ending the Schoolhouse to Jailhouse Track program, where she works with communities on reducing the overuse and disparate use of zero-tolerence school discipline policies.  Prior to joining Advancement Project, Kaitlin was Clinical Instructor at the Took Crowell Institute for At-Risk Youth at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law.  Students and professors in the clinic represent families in special education and school discipline cases, and advocate for policies that promote positive interventions and enable students to continue their education.  From 2008 - 2010, Kaitlin was the Crowell & Moring Equal Justice Works Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union of the Nation’s Capital, where she founded the Fair Discipline Project and began working on school-to-prison pipeline issues.  Kaitlin is also an adjunct professor with the Georgetown University Law School Juvenile Justice Clinic and George Washington University Law School Scholarly Writing Program.  Kaitlin is the Vice Chair of the D.C. Lawyers for Youth Board of Directors.  Kaitlin received her B.A. from Villanova University, her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and her LL.M. in clinical pedagogy and systems change from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law.

Daniel Engelberg was a founding member of DC Lawyers for Youth and has been a board member since its inception. He currently works as Deputy Chief of Trials at the Orleans Public Defenders. Before working at the Orleans Public Defenders, Daniel worked for the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, the Public Defender Service of DC, and the E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program at the Georgetown University Law Center. As a Prettyman Fellow, Daniel represented hundreds of indigent clients accused of crimes in the District of Columbia and served as a teaching fellow at the Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic. During law school, Daniel was a participant in the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic and represented numerous juveniles accused of crimes. Prior to becoming an attorney, Daniel worked with youth in the juvenile justice system as an instructor at the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in the District of Columbia and as coordinator of the youth employment and training program at Berkeley Youth Alternatives in Berkeley, California. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Michigan and received both his J.D. and L.L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center. 

Tilcia Toledo is a Senior Director at FTI Consulting Inc., a global business advisory firm. She is in the Bank Regulation and Governance Practice within the Forensic and Litigation Consulting Segment. Ms. Toledo focuses her consulting practice on financial analysis and risk management. Prior to joining FTI, Ms. Toledo was a Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton responsible for regulatory and banking clients. During her tenure as a leverage finance banker at GE Capital, BNP Paribas, Scotia Capital and JP Morgan, she generated over $120 million in revenues and syndicated volume in excess of $50 billion of commercial loans and high yield bonds. Ms. Toledo earned an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University.

Christopher May is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Washington, D.C., office. He focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation and Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He is also an adjunct professor at Michigan State University’s School of Law, where he teaches a course on general intellectual property, and serves as a guardian ad litem for children in neglect and custody cases through the Children’s Law Center.  Christopher earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, his M.B.A., with a concentration in entrepreneurship, from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, his M.S. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. in chemistry from Duke University. 

Kimberly Bowers is the Senior Associate Director of Development for The George Washington University’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to her fundraising role at GW, she spent 5 years at the University of Richmond School of Law as the Major Gifts Officer and Law Alumni Board liaison. Bowers' career background also includes political statewide fundraising in both Virginia and in Maryland.  A former political appointee in Virginia , she served as Director of Gubernatorial Appointments under former Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine.  Bowers has had lifelong civic engagement interests and from 2011 to 2015 she served as the Vice-Chairman of the Virginia State Board of Elections. She has also held active leadership roles as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the Urban League, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ DC Chapter. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Emerging Leader award from the Greater Richmond Urban League recognizing her leadership and invaluable contributions to the community and to the Urban League's mission.  Ms. Bowers received her B.A. from the University of Richmond and her M.P.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.



Board Alumni

R. Daniel Okonko, Founder    Donald Sherman, Founder    Paul Lee, Founder     Sara Peters, Founder      Marya Torrez, Founder    

Crystal Barnes, Founder    Michelle Tupper Butler, Founder  Jesse Winograd      Dylan de Kervor     Tiffany Benjamin    

Molly Gaston    Regina Leslie    Laurren Walker      Pilar Weiss     Patrice Sulton     Julia Bennett    Douglas Bower

Arianna Scavetti   Robert Pierre