Board of Directors and Staff

Amy Goldberg, co-founder & Executive director

Amy Goldberg is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Anchor Fund. As the Executive Director, Amy is responsible for the overall management and strategy of the fund. In addition she manages day to day operations, strategic development, partnerships, finance, and marketing for the organization. 

Prior to founding The Anchor Fund, Amy was a management consultant at several international consulting firms. She was responsible for assessing an organization’s efficiency particularly as relates to its human capital.

She holds a B.S. in Food Systems Management from Syracuse University and a M.B.A in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She has held leadership positions as a volunteer at Washington Hebrew Congregation and Sidwell Friends School.

STACEY LUBAR, development director

Stacey is the Development Director of The Anchor Fund. She is responsible for all fundraising efforts, grant writing, and all fundraising events. She has volunteered her time and fundraising in support of artistic and dance education initiatives and social service programs for organizations in Washington D.C. such as The Washington Ballet, Thearc, and The Washington National Dream Foundation. Stacey has held leadership positions at Sidwell Friends School, Washington Hebrew Congregation and sits on the board of Innocents at Risk.

CARRINGTON tarr, Communications Director

Carrington Tarr is a former newspaper journalist and a freelance writer and editor. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in English and received an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University. She recently completed the Lifelong Empowerment and Professional Development (LEAP) program at American University, and is focused on empowering women and girls. She has worked as a volunteer with many organizations, including Childhelp, Georgetown Ministries, LIFT, Tudor Place, and Sidwell Friends School.

Ivy Howells, co-founder

Ivy has lived and volunteered in Washington DC for over 25 years bringing her fundraising and event creating/planning experience to organizations as far reaching and diverse as Martha's Table, Smithsonian's National Zoo, Tudor Place, Washington Hebrew Congregation Mitzvah Day, Sidwell Friends Financial Aid, The Corcoran Gallery of Art and Design and Outreach Programs, and DC-Volunteer Lawyer's Project.  Ivy also serves as a director on the board of her family business, W&L Sales Co, beer distributors.

Lisa Gunty

Lisa Gunty holds a bachelors degree in economics and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business.  She worked in various departments of an investment bank and she was a principal of an international private equity firm.  Lisa currently serves on the Boards of Stone Soup Films and the JCC of Greater Washington.  She was previously on the Board of The Harbor School, where she served as its chair.


Christopher Rhee is an attorney and a freelance writer.  He has practiced law at the U.S. Department of Justice, as a staff person on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and most recently as a partner at Arnold & Porter LLP.  He has a Bachelor of Arts and a law degree from Yale University.

Jocelyn Sigue

Jocelyn Sigue is a producer and writer for television, video and film. Her credits include the Emmy Award winning children’s program Teen Kids News and the long-running network program America’s Most Wanted. Jocelyn’s work in video centers around branded content creation for corporate and non-profit clients. Jocelyn co-chairs the development committee for Washington Project for the Arts, the non-profit visual arts organization where she has served as a member of the board of directors since 2011. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. 

Elissa Davidson

Elissa Davidson is a former television news reporter and Senate press secretary.  She is most passionate about supporting organizations that help domestic violence victims, cancer patients and children's education.  She is dedicated to volunteering in the DC community for groups that include Knock Out Abuse, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Martha's Table.

Kimberly Engel

Kimberly Engel is a healthcare executive who has spent the majority of her career in the senior healthcare sector. Her expertise in the development and execution of targeted strategic marketing plans and her skill at building and leading strong sales teams has been utilized by some of the top hospital systems and healthcare companies throughout the country. Relocating to the Washington DC area in 2012, she continues her life-long commitment to philanthropy on both a local and national level through her philanthropic support and volunteer involvement with a diverse list of organizations, including The Children’s National Center, Knock Out Abuse, Jewish Social Service Agency, Fight Night For Children,The Freedom Forum, and Wolf Trap Center for The Performing Arts. In addition to The Anchor Fund, Kim also sits on the board of Upstage Lung Cancer and currently holds a seat on the National Committee For the Performing Arts at The John F. Kennedy Center for The Arts.