Thompson-Markward Hall


Board of Trustees

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Ms. Kayt Wahlert Board President

Members of our Board of Trustees serve on a voluntary basis, contributing their skills and expertise, working together to preserve and advance TMH’s mission. The board is responsible for selecting, evaluating and supporting the Executive Director; it also works to maintain superior services, to ensure accountability, and to protect TMH assets.

Current Board Members:

Ms. Jennifer Bertsch
Ms. Melé Williams
Ms. Laura Parker
Ms. Valerie Robbins
Ms. Elsa Thompson
Ms. Julia Torrey
Ms. Kayt Wahlert
Ms. Angela Grady


Executive Director
Ms. Cathi Coridan

Cathi Coridan

On behalf of our Board of Trustees, our staff and the young women who call TMH home, I want to personally welcome you to the TMH website. Whether you are a young woman seeking temporary or short term housing in DC, a TMH alumna checking in to see what’s new, or a referral coordinator from a new or current partner, our website will introduce you to TMH: yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Yesterday: Our history is remarkable and honors the legacies of Mary Wilkinson, Bessie Kibbey, Flora Thompson Markward and Eleanor Roosevelt – and of the thousands of young women who have lived in our halls since 1833 while working as pages and interns on Capitol Hill, attending graduate school, and looking for and finding their first jobs, and making life-long friends.

Today: TMH provides a unique opportunity for 120 young women from around the world to live in a diverse, dynamic and caring community within the vibrant historic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Just steps from the US Capitol, Supreme Court and Union Station, these young women enjoy affordable housing and healthy meals, staying for as few as two weeks and as many as two years.

Tomorrow: We are always looking to the future, preparing to welcome the next generation of young women who will call TMH and Washington, DC home.

Thank you for visiting our website. I invite you to call to schedule a tour to learn more about what makes the TMH experience so special and unique.


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Ms. Katie Proch


Katie came to Thompson Markward Hall first as a resident when she moved to Washington, DC before joining the staff as Assistant Director years later. In her time at TMH Katie has worked to provide its residents with programs relevant to the young women who reside at the hall. Such programs have included financial literacy seminars, wellness programs and service projects through a variety of community partners.

Outside of work, Katie is involved in several women’s development organizations such as the United Women in Business Foundation where she serves as Vice President of Community Relations.

Front Desk Supervisor
Ms. Precyous Sykes

Resident Leaders
We have a staff of six resident leaders who act as ambassadors for the residents and address immediate resident concerns. Resident leaders hold nightly office hours as well as house inspections to ensure that TMH remains safe and comfortable to all residents.

TMH offers 24-hour front desk service which allows residents to come and go as they please. You won’t need to worry about getting locked out because there will always be an attendant to let you in, no matter what time of day. The front desk staff is equipped to deal with resident concerns at any time of day or night. The front desk will be your go-to resource for all things TMH.

Building Services
Building Services Supervisor
Mr. Brian Kelly


1st Floor Housekeeper
Ms. Maria Lara

2nd Floor Housekeeper
Ms. Aida Vanegas

3rd Floor Housekeeper
Ms. Maria Iris Lara

Lobby Floor Housekeeper
Ms. Vatide Ladouceur