Kowshara Thomas, Executive Director 

Ms. Thomas assumed the position of executive director in August 2019 after serving as Joseph’s House’s senior nurse case manager for a year. As executive director she is responsible for the delivery and quality of resident care (physical, emotional, and spiritual), including accompaniment of those who are dying; developing partnerships with service providers and referral resources; recruitment of staff and volunteers; supervision and training of staff and volunteers in the delivery of compassionate care; and direction for and development of the Joseph’s House community.

Ms. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience providing patient care in long term, hospice, primary, and pediatric care as well as surgery. Prior to Joseph’s House, she served in several positions at Capital Caring, providing nursing care to patients with terminal illness including education to patients and their families to decrease anxiety and facilitate patients’ living until death. As senior nurse case manager at Joseph’s House, Ms. Thomas was responsible for evaluating referrals, assessing resident needs, developing care plans, supervising RNs, LPNs, and nurse’s aides, and managing the care of residents.  Read Kowshara’s letter.


  • Faisal Alshamaa, Development Manager
  • Nathalia Cibotti, LGSW – Social Worker
  • Leta Davis, LGSW- Program Director
  • Crystal Jones, RN – Nurse Case Manager

Community Care Aides

  • Medgyne Andre
  • Jamie Duggins
  • Carter Ramey
  • Ramona Strickland
  • Tracey Wills

On Call / PRN Staff

  • Miguellina Del Rosario – Community Care Aide
  • Pat Kennelly, RN – Compliance Nurse

Volunteers / Interns

  • Kevin Dailey – Ignation Volunteer Corps
  • Elizabeth Myster – Jesuit Volunteer Corps Service Year
  • Ninika Osuji- Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps Service Year
  • Isabella Rodriguez – Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps Service Year
  • Helen Taney – Ignation Volunteer Corps


  • Douglas Kebengwa – IT consultant
  • Meredith Haussler – Accounting Consultant