“You listen to Bill, validate his interests, and show him the next thing you all can do to help those interests blossom. When Bill wanted to go to the beach, you made it happen. When the staff realized he’s a nut about ferris wheels, you got him a miniature that lights up and plays music. When he expressed an interest in healthy eating, you involved him in meal planning, preparation, and shopping. Bill has been with WeAchieve for about 35 years. As a family, you need to have trust, and we do.”
— LAURA BREEDON JENKINS, SISTER OF BILL BREEDON
Chief Executive Officer
Daphne Pallozzi joined WeAchieve (CHI) as Chief Executive officer in March 2015 with over 30 years of experience leading non-profits supporting adults and children with intellectual and developmental differences. She began her career as a live-in direct support professional while gaining increasing levels of responsibility, always keeping the needs of the supported individual and their families at the forefront of her work. In her previous position as CEO of Ardmore Enterprises, Daphne received the Provider of the Year Award from Maryland Works, was selected to 125 Who’s Who in Prince George’s County 2013, and in 2015, was a finalist for a national award, the Association for Persons Supporting Employment First (APSE) Professional of the Year. Daphne also worked for the Maryland State Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA), Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, and the Arc of Howard County.
Daphne has served on the board of Adventure Theatre, served a ten-year term on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) and remains active on the MACS Public Policy Committee. Daphne represents CHI as an active member of LABQUEST; on InterACC, a coalition of Montgomery County providers of services for people with disabilities; and on the Prince George’s County Provider Coalition. Her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Journalism is from Shepherd University, and she holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from The Johns Hopkins University. Daphne is deeply grateful to her mentors, several extraordinary women who supported and guided her through her career.
Director of Human Resources
Shaunré has been a Human Resources professional for almost a decade within the for-profit and non-profit industries. She has focused on the social services industry in recent years. In 2022, Shaunré joined WeAchieve (CHI), providing recruitment, strategic thinking, mentoring, coaching, and performance management expertise while promoting a positive work environment for staff dedicated to those most in need. Shaunré holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management.
Director of Finance
Trang has been practicing accounting in the non-profit field for over 10 years, 5 years specifically in the Developmental Disabilities industry. In 2017 Trang joined WeAchieve (CHI) as a Senior Accountant and was promoted to Director of Finance in 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at University of Maryland.
Director of Quality Assurance
Kim has a wealth of experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities spanning 35 years. Starting as a Direct Support Professional in 1987, and later in management positions for 12 years with an agency in Frederick, MD. In 1999 she spent another 18 years at an agency in Montgomery Village, MD as a Quality Assurance Director. In April 2017 Kim joined WeAchieve (CHI) after her lifetime friend retired as a participant who received Day services. Kim uses this personal life experience to enrich community partnerships and services for all persons.
Director of Admissions Eligibility and Funding Supports
Gail has been in the Developmental Disabilities field for over 30 years, as parent/caregiver and advocate for families and persons with developmental disabilities. Her professional career began as a Parent Advocate and then a Resource Coordinator. She later held several management positions at the Developmental Disabilities Administration in the Southern Maryland Regional Office. In 2017, Gail joined WeAchieve (CHI) to increase and enrich community partnerships for the people we support. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Greensboro College in Greensboro North Carolina.
Special Assistant to the CEO
Monika has over 10 years of experience in the administrative field and management skills. In 2020, she joined CHI to become a part of a community that helps and supports individuals with disabilities. Monika is following in the footsteps of her mother, who also has worked in this field for over two decades. Monika attended University of Maryland College Park and majored in family science.
Director of Residential and Personal Supports
Travis has worked in the human services field for over 25 years, for both private and public institutions and agencies, overseeing case management, residential, and employment services. He also helped to design the Autism Services program for an entire state. In 2022 Travis joined CHI as Director of Residential Supports, and holds a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Change Management from Colorado State University.
Director of Day Program Administration
With over 10 years in case management, Salieu “Sal” Samura has experience in management consultation, team building, and strategic implementation. In 2022, Sal joined CHI using a solution-based approach to identify options in supporting people to live healthier & independent lives. Sal received his master’s degree in Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus and graduate Certificates in Human Resource Management and Project Management.
Director of Meaningful Outcomes
Charlie Im has ten years of experience in the human services field. Charlie prides himself on being a S.M.A.R.T. leader: Supportive, Mission Drive, Appreciative, Respectful, and Tactical. Under his guidance, his previous employer has combined multiple services under one umbrella and increased the number of individuals supported to provide growth opportunities in the agency to support expansion. Charlie has intimate knowledge of the Developmental Disability Administration and will provide great success to the individual supported here at CHI with his enthusiasm and creativity.