Coalition on Human Needs
1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
General Questions: Contact Danica Johnson at email@example.com
Executive DirectorDeborah Weinstein came to the Coalition on Human Needs as its new executive director in June of 2003. Debbie brings over thirty years of advocacy experience to CHN on a wide range of issues at both the state and federal level.
Director of Public PolicyRichelle Friedman, PBVM, joined the Coalition on Human Needs as director of public policy in April, 2006. Richelle has over 20 years of legislative experience on a wide range of issues with the goal of strengthening the economic reality of low-income families. Before coming to CHN, Friedman worked at the Children’s Defense Fund, McAuley Institute and NETWORK as a policy analyst and lobbyist. Prior to coming to DC, she was a junior high and secondary school teacher. Richelle has a bachelor’s degree from Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa and a master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago.
Director of Outreach and Field ActivityAngela Evans came to the Coalition on Human Needs in May, 2011. Angie’s background includes organizing and leadership development with the Center for Community Change, Jewish Funds for Justice and state and local campaigns. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Louis University and Master Degree in Social Work, concentrated in Social and Economic Development from Washington University in St Louis.
Communications ManagerDanica Johnson joined the Coalition on Human Needs in June 2010. Before coming to CHN, Danica worked at a community-based advocacy organization, Columbia Heights/Shaw Family Support Collaborative, where she combined outreach, communications and administrative work as Executive Assistant to the Director. Danica graduated from UCLA in 2009 with a Major in History and Minors in Political Science and Spanish. As a student volunteer, Danica acted as Clinical Director for the Student Health Outreach Project, lobbied for children’s health care with the Children’s Defense Fund and worked as a committee member of two anti-AIDS fundraising groups.