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Our Team

NEW Staff is dedicated to partnering with women and children experiencing homelessness.

Executive Leadership

Wanda Steptoe

Executive Director

Wanda Steptoe has more than 20 years of experience working in various residential settings, including group homes for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, and has extensive experience in capacity building, supervision, quality assurance and compliance monitoring for federal, state, and accreditation standards and regulations. Under Ms. Steptoe’s leadership, New Endeavors has realized significant growth and expanded its service capacity with the addition of a family program, two programs for women 55 and older, and one for unaccompanied women. In addition to her program development, administration, management, monitoring and evaluation experience, Wanda Steptoe brings a strong personal drive to her work with NEW.


Antoinette Norris

Director of Programs

With a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Trinity University, Norris has been working in social services for more than 20 years. She is a DC native with a passion for working with people to help them reclaim their lives and succeed.

Caroline Condon

Director of Development and Communications

Caroline has a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and has successfully led development efforts for a variety of organizations for the last decade. She is dedicated to the work of NEW and building community-centered development and communications team.

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Program Leadership

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Sandra Eaddy

Program Manager

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Millicent Owusu

Program Manager

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Jeff Young

Program Manager

The Team

Janet Banks Bookeeper
Maxine McIntosh Operations Manager
Chantal James Grants Manager
Dimetri O’Brien Development & Communications Manager

Case Managers

Stephanie Stepney

Jerome Washington

Abbey VanDiver

LaKesha Clarke

Michelle Blackman

Special Services

Patrice Brown Food Services
Tyondra Jefferson YEP Teacher
Karen McNeal Life Skills Specialist for Seniors
Shirley Tolbert YEP Teacher Assistant

Support Staff

Elissa Carroll
Lauren Ogburn
Coretha Robinson
Rhonda Gunn
Karen Outlaw
Latricia Jones


Sylvia Hogue
Avis Bowe
LaShai Smith
Patrice Brown

Our Commitment to Diversity

35 years ago, New Endeavors By Women was founded on the belief that all women, regardless of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, marital status, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or physical abilities should have the opportunity to achieve greater self-sufficiency and independence. Today, diversity and inclusion remain vital to achieving our mission of ending the cycle of homelessness.

New Endeavors By Women strives to be a model of diversity and inclusion. Our Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers reflect the diverse community that we serve. We honor, respect, and value the uniqueness of each individual involved in our mission. We also believe that bringing diverse individuals together allows us to collectively and more effectively address the issues that face our communities.

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