<<News & Events Posted: 04-15-2021
Board Member Debbi Jarvis

Goodwill of Greater Washington (Goodwill) is pleased to announce the addition of Debbi Jarvis, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations at Howard University (Howard), to its board of directors.

Ms. Jarvis brings a tremendous amount of valuable experience and knowledge with her that will have a strategic and measurable impact on the future of Goodwill.

At Howard University, Ms. Jarvis is responsible for developing and implementing a global strategy for corporate relations and the funding of new and exciting internship programs for the benefit of university students. She also oversees the management of WHUT TV and WHUR FM 96.3, ensuring their business operations are in alignment with Howard’s mission.

Previously, Ms. Jarvis spent 14 years in various media relations, corporate communications and social responsibility positions for Pepco Holdings. As the VP of Corporate Relations, she was an essential part of the team managing the company merger with Exelon. Ms. Jarvis also developed strong community partnerships that had a positive and sustainable impact on our region.

Jarvis is also no stranger to Goodwill having worked closely with the nonprofit agency on a successful energy and construction jobs training program in 2017 as well as partnering with Goodwill on a series of community-based pop-up shops in the Pepco Edison Place Gallery.

Ms. Jarvis initially came to the Metro Washington area as a reporter/anchor for NBC4 – Washington, where she worked for nearly a decade.

“I’ve had the distinct pleasure to work with Goodwill for several years throughout my professional career, so it is a great honor to join the board of directors and continue to serve,” said Jarvis. “This is a full circle moment and I look forward to helping to move the organization forward.”


“Over many years, Debbi has been a major supporter and influencer on Goodwill of Greater Washington, our associates, and our mission,” said Catherine Meloy, Goodwill of Greater Washington President & CEO. “By now being a director, the board looks forward to her impact on the future of our Goodwill.”


Ms. Jarvis earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hope College in Holland, Mich.; took graduate courses at American University in broadcast journalism as well as classes toward an MBA at Southeastern University. She participated in the CSR Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School and is an active member of Leadership Greater Washington.

Ms. Jarvis joins the other Goodwill of Greater Washington board members including:

Adrian Chapman
Ex Officio

Glen Howard

Fred Humphries
Corporate VP, U.S. Government Affairs

Ghada Ijam
Chief Information Officer
Federal Reserve System

Kevin Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer
Hilton Worldwide

Evelyn Lee
Executive Vice President

Elizabeth Karmin
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Solomon Keene
President & CEO
Hotel Association of Washington, DC

James MacGregor
The Washington Business Journal

Lisa Mallory
DC Building Industry Association

Catherine Meloy
President & CEO
Goodwill of Greater Washington

Edward Ryan
Board Chair

Kevin Virostek
Greater Washington Managing Partner
Ernst and Young


About Goodwill of Greater Washington:
Goodwill of Greater Washington is an approved nonprofit charitable 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to transform lives and communities through the power of education and employment. Goodwill funds that mission primarily through diverse lines of business, including a chain of retail stores, custodial services, pest control and grounds maintenance operations. The nonprofit also generates revenue through individual, foundation and corporate giving.


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