Board of Directors

Southwest Community Foundation

Bruce A. Levine

Bruce A. Levine is a professor and director of the Education Policy program and MS in Educational Improvement and Transformation at the School of Education, Drexel University. He has over 40 years of experience in academia and the fields of law, management consulting, start-up management, and economic and workforce development. He is a resident of Southwest DC and a former President of The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA), among other civic activities.

Donna Purchase

Donna Purchase has more than 30 years of management experience in corporate and nonprofit businesses. She serves on the boards of three local non-profits and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Women’s Institute for Secure Retirement’s WISER Hero Award for her work in financial literacy.

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Georgine Wallace

Georgine Wallace has 25 years of experience in human capital development for corporate environments. She has advocated for the DC Public Library system and the Southwest Library specifically for over a decade. Over the last five years, she has worked with the Metropolitan Police Department to facilitate community relations in the Southwest Police Service Areas. A twenty-year resident of Southwest, she also spent sixteen years on the board of her condominium.

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Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh has spent his professional career of over 45 years in the hospitality industry, managing and owning businesses, responsible for designing, building and operating some of the areas most popular restaurants. Residing in SW for the past 10 years, he is active in Farmers Markets, President of his residential Tenants’ Association and a community advisor to the SWBID.


Richard Brown

Richard Allen Brown is in hospital administration at Inova Health in Northern Virginia for the past 14 years. He has Extensive healthcare information technology and operations experience used to assist healthcare organizations through re-engineering and process improvement projects involving financial, clinical applications and workflow processes. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has successfully led several projects from concept to completion in his primary work and in community endeavors. He is an adjunct professor in the Allied Health programs at a local Community College. Richard has served as the Board President of his SW Condominium since 2015 and a SW resident for thirty-three years.

William Zeisel

William Zeisel is a principal of QED Associates LLC, a DC-based consulting firm specializing in research, writing, and management services to nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government bodies.