The SED Center has a dedicated team of over 50 professionals, teachers, support staff, and volunteers. Click below to view the following teams:
Martha C. Egas
Mrs. Egas has been with the SED Center since 1979 and has served as Executive Director since 1995. She has worked with SED as a Preschool Head Teacher, Educational Specialist, Bilingual Vocational Training Program Director, Preschool Director, Head Start Director, and Before and After School Programs Director. Under her leadership, SED obtained the NAEYC Accreditation making the SED Center the first DC Department of Human Services Preschool Program and the first bilingual early childhood program to obtain the accreditation in the District of Columbia.
Mrs. Egas has extensive experience managing and supervising government contracts with the U.S. Department of Education, the DC Department of Human Services, the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), USDA, and Head Start, as well as managing grants from private foundations in the area.
Director of Admissions and Office Manager
Mrs. Montalban has been with the SED Center since 1986 and has served as Director of Admissions and Office Manager since 1997. She worked for 11 years as Assistant Director of the Preschool and Before/After School Programs before her current position.
Mrs. Montalban has extensive experience conducting the child intake process under the DC Department of Human Services, the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), USDA, and Head Start, as well as data reporting of the Children's Program, such as enrollment, attendance, terminations, parents’ fee reports, and food reimbursement claims. Mrs. Montalban's areas of expertise also include administrative and personnel management.
Ms. Tamayo has worked with the SED Center since 2002 serving as accountant for the organization. She received her CPA at the University of Medellin and an Associates in Administration & Finance at the Essumer University in Medellin, Colombia. Ms. Tamayo holds vast experience working with various international companies; experience that has helped her excel in the current role she holds at the SED Center.
Volunteer Program Director
Mrs. Ruano has been with the SED Center since 1992 and has served as Volunteer Program Director since 1995. The Volunteer Program provides the SED Center with valuable people who contribute to the development and enhancement of the Center’s community programs working in conjunction with The National Association for Hispanic Elderly (ANPPM) and The National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, Inc. (NCBA) to provide SED with a permanent group of volunteers who contribute over 200 hours of community service each week.
Volunteers are trained by SED to serve as teacher-aides in the Preschool, Infant, and Adult Education Programs. As a result of their participation, low income immigrant students receive a greater and more personalized exposure to the English language. Furthermore, volunteers contribute to the consolidation of the Center’s role as a community based organization where individuals from diverse racial, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds have the opportunity to meet and learn from one another. More than 185 volunteers contribute at least 10,000 hours per year to the various programs.
Head of Communications
Mr. Castro has been with the SED Center since 2014, developing visual media that documents and enhances SED's work. He is passionate about film and videography, has taken on various types of media projects throughout his career, and enjoys working with various genres of film.
Martha C. Egas, Children's Program Director
Charo Montalbán, Director of Admissions
Raul Hernández, Parent Liaison
Preschool Teaching Staff:
Leovina Navas (ANPPM)
Infant/Toddler Teaching Staff:
María Melgar ( ANPPM)
Maciel Feliz Segura
María Luisa Chávez (ANPPM)
María De La Paz García (ANPPM)
Nery Ríos (ANPPM)
Eulogia Ventura (ANPPM)
Jose Gonzalez, Adult Program Director
Lanita Russell, Adult Program Coordinator
Jeanette Villalobos, Administrative Assistant
ESL Teaching Staff:
Dina Aracely Ascencio
Megan Winn Dry
Jeremy Jacob Gutner
Eunice Hernandez Salcedo
Fionna D’mya Jenkins
Cristina Isabel Kouri
Ongisa P. Ichile Mckenzie
Dionne Jasmine Richardson
Charles Edward Thomas