Leadership Team

Tina M. Campanella
Chief Executive Officer

Tina Campanella was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Quality Trust in January, 2013 by the Board of Directors. Ms. Campanella is the original Executive Director of Quality Trust hired to lead the non-profit advocacy catalyst when it was founded in 2002. Tina has over 35 years of experience working with and on behalf of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has directed residential and employment services and worked as an expert consultant regarding quality improvement and organizational development strategies for human service agencies throughout the US and abroad.

Tina is acknowledged as an exceptional thinker and leader in her field with areas of expertise in systems change, quality management and improvement, disability policy and services development, leadership and management, meeting facilitation, advocacy, and staff development. In her current role, she has established Quality Trust as a strong, independent and effective advocacy organization in DC and is leading efforts to improve community systems and supports for DC residents with developmental disabilities and their families.

She is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2010 and was appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia to chair the Developmental Disabilities Council in 2010.

 

James Lethbridge

Jimi Lethbridge
Deputy Director of Programs

Jimi Lethbridge has over 21 years experience working in the develop- mental disabilities field. Prior to joining the Quality Trust in March, 2003 as a Lead Advocate, he worked in the Maryland disabilities service system. Jimi’s direct work experience includes being a service coordinator, program director at a provider agency, and a case manager working with adults with disabilities and their families. He has particular expertise in utilizing Medicaid waiver funding to enable people with disabilities to live a full life.

 

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Morgan Whitlatch
Legal Director

Morgan K. Whitlatch has almost 15 years of experience in the disability law field. She has dedicated her legal career to working with and on behalf of people with disabilities in matters involving capacity and the right to self-determination; community integration; living life free from abuse and neglect; and accessing public benefits and services.  Morgan has extensive experience in implementing systemic policy, practice, and training initiatives, including those of the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making and the Jenny Hatch Justice Project (JHJP), which are dedicated to advancing the “Right to Make Choices” of people who live with disabilities or who are elderly.Notably, Morgan co-represented the JHJP namesake in fighting for her right to engage in Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to permanent plenary guardianship.

Morgan also directs Quality Trust’s legal internship program and serves as the fieldwork supervisor for students in a Georgetown University Law Center practicum course on advocacy with and on behalf of people with developmental disabilities. Prior to joining Quality Trust in 2009, Morgan was an attorney at the Rhode Island Disability Law Center, which is the state’s protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities. Morgan graduated with honors from Georgetown University Law Center, and with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wesleyan University.

 

Jenise Ross

Jenise S. Ross
Director of Administrative Operations

Jenise Ross has over 28 years experience in administration of nonprofit organizations with particular expertise in financial and human resource management. Before coming to Quality Trust in September, 2002, she worked as the administrator for The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), a nonprofit organization that manages an accreditation and quality enhancement program. Jenise is also a parent advocate for her son and enjoys managing internal staff supports to enable staff to focus on achieving the outcomes of its members; people with disabilities.

 

Phyllis Holton

Phyllis Holton
Deputy Directors of Operations

Phyllis Holton has over 21 years experience working with people who have developmental disabilities.  Prior to joining the Quality Trust in January, 2003, as a Lead Advocate, she worked at a local service provider organization in the District as an advocacy services coordinator, media specialist, and communications manager. Phyllis worked on an initiative, Home of Your Own which supported people with disabilities to purchase their own home.

Phyllis is a long time co-advisor and volunteer with the local self-advocacy coalition, Project ACTION!, and assists members to plan local conferences and workshops, solicit funds to attend national conferences, and increase their presence as self-advocacy leaders.

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