New Executive Director Announced


Washington, D.C. – The residency for young women on Capitol Hill Thompson-Markward Hall or “TMH” has named Ms. Cathi Coridan as its new Executive Director. The announcement was made today by TMH’s Board of Trustees.

Cathi Coridan replaces Janice Frey-Angel who has been serving as Interim-Executive Director since June of last year. Ms. Coridan has more than 35 years of professional experience in nonprofits at both the local and national level and most recently ran her own consulting firm. She is a published author, having written two books about her personal story and a strengths-based model for non-profits. Cathi will assume the Executive Director position on July 1st.

“Since 1887, Thompson-Markward Hall has provided safe and affordable housing to young women in Washington, DC. Thousands of women leaders have found a nurturing home at TMH for nearly 130 years and we are delighted to have a new Executive Director that will continue to build upon that great tradition. Cathi embodies the intelligence, passion, and leadership so characteristic of our TMH residents,” said Kayt Wahlert, President of the TMH Board of Trustees.

Chartered by Congress as the Young Woman’s Christian Home, TMH is a young women’s residence on Capitol Hill. It provides short-term and long-term affordable housing for women ages 18-35. For more information about TMH, visit

About Cathi
Cathi Coridan has served in local and national youth and family agencies and organizations. Among her positions, she’s served as CEO, consultant, counselor, youth minister and teacher. Cathi has also worked on national initiatives and campaigns focused on youth development and the prevention of substance abuse and mental illness. She has published two books, The Can Do Chronicles (2013) and The Can Do Workplace: A Strength-Based Model for Nonprofits (2016). Ms. Coridan has a Masters in Psychology from Catholic University and a BS in Psychology from Ohio State University. Cathi lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Ned and her dog Gracie.