Open Arms Staff


Marilyn Kresky-Wolff

Executive Director

Marilyn joined Open Arms Housing as Executive Director in January 2009. She has a MPH from the Johns Hopkins University and an MSW from Catholic University of America. She has developed model community-based clinical and residential programs, provided clinical supervision for teams of case managers, and has engaged in extensive legislative advocacy. She was co-founder of Crossing Place, a Woodley House program, in Washington, D.C., the Director of Adult Homeless Mental Health Services at the Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, MD, and Chairperson of the Montgomery County (MD) Coalition for the Homeless. 

Prior to coming to OAH, she was Deputy Project Director, U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration‘s Homelessness Resource Center, and Senior Analyst for the Collaborative Initiative to Help End Chronic Homeless and served as a panel member at SAMHSA’s Expert Panel on Prevention of Homelessness in 2011, and was a presenter at the National Alliance to End Homelessness and Housing First Partners National Conference.


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Other Staff Members Include:

Linda Miller

Reantle Smith

Tamara Stafford

Tecoy Bailey Wade

Chardae Wallace

Althea Batticks

Leah Brown

Pamela Champ

Kisha Joseph

Andrew Killiany

Bridget McLaughlin