MEET THE TEAM
Arthur L. cUTLER II, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Cutler served as the Chief Operating Officer, since 2014, at Fair Chance in Washington, DC. In that position, he was responsible for providing leadership, planning, management, and enhancement of Fair Chance’s internal organization systems and infrastructure. Prior to his position at Fair Chance, Cutler held supervisory posts at a variety of DC-based organizations including the Excelsior Consulting Group, the National Disability Rights Network, the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, and the National Crime Prevention Council.
Cutler received a Juris Doctor from the Michigan State University College of Law, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College and completed his Nonprofit Executive Management studies at Georgetown University. He was named by the Aspen Institute and American Express as one of the Emerging Social Sector Leaders of 2015. Arthur is married to Tracy Cutler and they have two kids, Arthur III and Braelyn Gabrielle. Arthur is also a lacrosse coach for Prince George’s County Youth Lacrosse League.
omnia joehar, operations manager
Omnia Joehar is responsible for planning, directing, and executing the day-to-day operations of Open Arms Housing. She has worked with non-profits in an operational capacity for more than five years. Joehar holds a Bachelor’s from the University of Maryland in Government & Politics, with an accompanying certificate in Women & Gender Studies.
Tecoy Bailey-Wade, Peer Support Specialist & property Manager
Tecoy Bailey-Wade has served as the Peer Support Specialist since 2014. Her previous training focused on the Fundamentals of Addiction Counseling. She is currently pursing a Bachelor’s in Social Work at the University of the District of Columbia. In her capacity as a Peer Support Specialist, she has engaged in advocacy on behalf of individual residents. In addition to peer support, Bailey-Wade also began serving Property Manager since 2018.
Althea Batticks, director of Permanent supportive housing Program
Althea Batticks has been with the organization since 2016, beginning as the Program Manager. She received her Bachelor’s in Public Health from George Mason University in 2014 and her Master’s of Social Work from Howard University in 2016. In addition to her experience working with women experiencing homelessness, Batticks has also worked with LGBTQ adults, and adults with mental illness and substance use disorders.
Eryca Kasse, Clinical Director
Eryca Kasse is a Clinical Social Worker with a background in mental health, substance use, and addiction. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from George Mason University in 1998 with a focus in her early career on social work with youth in high-risk situations. Kasse received her Master’s in Social Work from Howard University in 2010 where she completed field placements with women returning home from prison and jail, and adults living with mental illness and addiction experiencing homelessness. Her post-graduate work has focused on clinical social work with adults living with co-occurring mental health & substance use disorders at community mental health centers.
Chardae Wallace, pshp case manager
Chardae Wallace received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Pre-Law with minors in Philosophy and Business with a concentration in Marketing in 2003 from Barry University. She continued her education and completed her Master’s in Business Administration from University of Maryland University College with a concentration in Contracts and Procurement and Marketing. In 2010, Wallace decided to change career path from business to social services. Since then she has been working with the homeless population across all phases-transitional housing, rapid re-housing, shelter, and now permanent supportive housing.
Dohnyale McCoy, pshp case manager
Dohnyale McCoy has been with Open Arms Housing since November of 2018. McCoy has a Masters in Adult Education and Training and is currently working on ED in Educational Leadership with emphasis on behavioral health. She loves educating and advocating for those who have a need within the community and love the work that is being done at Open Arms Housing.
Qualamiya Collins, PSHP Case Manager
Qualamiya Collins has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Maryland and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She loves to help people and uses her social media channels to encourage and inspire people to heal from trauma. Collins is a certified life coach, specializing in self-love and emotional support. As a Housing Case Manager, Collins uses her therapeutic skills and empathy to connect with clients.
Jade Coleman, PSHP Case Manager
Jade Coleman graduated from Virginia State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. She has obtained an array of trainings from DHS, The Community Partnership, and The Mayor’s Office. Coleman has an extensive background working in the mental health and social services field serving the homeless population. She has found her passion with serving and advocating for her community at the age of 14, when she volunteered to feed the homeless and gained her first summer job working at CSOSA and DHS.
Kenon Ross, PSHP Case Manager
Kennon Ross is a native Washingtonian starting with Open Arms Housing in 2019. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Ross brings 20 years of experience working with homeless men and women. She advocates for the people she service in the community, and enjoys being of service to the people that need support and services.
John Fant, PSHP Case Manager
A graduate of NC A&T State University, John Fant brings 18 years of mental health experience and knowledge to OAH. He has served as an ACT Supervisor, Director of PATH (Homeless Outreach program), Mobile Crisis responder, as well as other roles within the public health field. Fant became interested in Case Manager so that he could improve the lives and quality of care for others. Fant is passionate about case management, working with adults living with mental illness, and always looking to gain more experience in his chosen field as well as utilizing management experience.
Andrew Killiany, Administrative Assistant