Our Team

Deirdre Bagley, Executive Director, dbagley@mentorsinc.org, 202-495-3760

Deirdre Bagley joined Mentors, Inc. in February 2009. She has spent her career serving nonprofits with membership from 60 to 100,000 managing programs, operations, special events, student and regional programs, training, human resources, executive and event speech writing and video scripting, and organizational development. Environments include higher education, computer science, legislative advocacy, and workforce development; she has consulted with public and private organizations in leadership development and strategic planning; and she helped found a youth leadership program in Prince George's County, MD.  She has volunteered with youth and college student mentoring, youth and adult literacy tutoring, and Court Appointed Special Advocates.  She is proud to be a native Washingtonian.  She has a Master's Degree in Human Resources Development from Bowie State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Cornell University.


Frenchie Davis, Program Director, fdavis@mentorsinc.org.  202-495-3762

Frenchie Davis joined Mentors, Inc. in 2017.  She was born into a family that cherished youth advocacy.  Modeling her family's lifestyle she developed a passion for community outreach. Davis successfully managed programs ranging from domestic violence, AIDS/HIV, to school enrichment. She has combined her expertise in social services with her Masters of Education in Human Sexuality. Now a master facilitator, speaker, and development strategist she advances her career in youth mentorship. Frenchie believes there is a way to entertain, educate, and enhance the emotional, social, and academic intelligence of young people on the horizon of adulthood.  Frenchie offers her community a passport to understanding how emotional health impacts spiritual, social, and sexual development. She understands how imperative it is to dissect, evaluate and engender daily positive interactions to create an environment that youth can value, thrive, and build successful livelihoods.  Frenchie is a board member for the Incarnation Institute of Sex and Faith (IISF). She collaborates with several organizations from 100 Black Men, DC Public Schools, Metro Teen AIDS, the National Council for Black Studies, The College of Black Studies at the College of Charleston, and in 2015, was a research scholar at the Cuba Delegation for Race, Culture, Gender, and Sexuality. Wherever she works, she promotes a message of social-emotional intelligence and community activism.


Kaitlin Ewen, Program Manager, kewen@mentorsinc.org. 202-495-3761

Kaitlin joined Mentors, Inc. in 2017. Kaitlin has always had a passion for service and education, leading her to pursue a career in social work. After receiving her Bachelor of Social Work degree from James Madison University, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There she managed a tutor and mentor program serving Pittsburgh Public School students. She went on to earn her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh before spending two years working in the classroom as an assistant. Kaitlin has experience working with K-12 students in case management, group facilitation, social skills development, and academic and behavioral interventions. Through working in a variety of educational settings, Kaitlin has a broad understanding of educational law and how it impacts students, including the development and implementation of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). To support positive outcomes for youth, Kaitlin is committed to developing social-emotional health among youth and their communities.


Amy McPherson, Bookkeeping and Accounting

Accounting for Change, led by Amy McPherson, has 15 years in the top financial management position for a number of nonprofit organizations ranging in budget from $8 million to $50 million.  She holds an MBA from Columbia University, and has experience with audits, accounting systems, internal controls, reporting, policies and procedures, and GAAP and Federal funding compliance.


Mentors

Mentors, Inc. is a one-program operation, with varied activities and initiatives supporting the mentoring of DC teens for their successful graduation from high school and enrollment in higher education.  Our team includes scores of mentor volunteers who carry out the mission daily, and extend our ability to reach DC young people to help them on the road to their full potential.


Interns

Mentors, Inc. employs two to six program, development, external relations, and administrative interns throughout the year.