Faith Gibson Hubbard
In April 2019, District of Columbia (DC) Mayor Muriel Bowser appointed Faith Gibson Hubbard to be the first Executive Director of Thrive by Five DC. Prior to this role, Faith served as the first Chief Student Advocate for the District of Columbia, leading the work of the DC Office of the Student Advocate. As a former public school teacher, Faith is a passionate and committed public servant who has served in many capacities including: as the former President of the Ward Five Council on Education; as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Student Assignment and School Boundaries Review process for the District of Columbia Public Schools; as a board member for the DC Public Library Board of Library Trustees; as a member of the Mayor's DC Cross-Sector Collaboration Taskforce and Every Day Counts! Taskforce; and on the education transition committees two District of Columbia elected leaders. Faith holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Administration & Policy (Virginia Tech), Master of Public Administration (Old Dominion University), and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Public Relations (Georgia State University). Faith is a proud DC resident who lives in Ward 5 with her husband and two children.
Tiffany Wilson is Thrive by Five DC’s Policy Analyst. She start her role as Policy Analyst in June 2019 after working for the DC State Board of Education’s Office of the Student Advocate. Prior to her work in policy, Tiffany worked as a middle school English teacher in North Carolina. As a former public school student and teacher, her experiences have contributed to her understanding of how racial inequity functions across systems from education to healthcare. You can often find Tiffany reading a book from DC Public Library or listening to artists at one of the District’s many live music venues.
Jordan Lawrence, Thrive by Five DC Intern, is a senior at New York University. As a native Washingtonian with a passion for giving back to her community, she is thrilled to be part of an organization working to improve maternal and infant health in the District. Currently studying Media, Culture, and Communications, Jordan hopes to continue her education in graduate school or join the workforce. In her free time she likes to read fiction, travel the world, and spend time with family and friends.