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.

Isabelle Johnson

Isabelle Johnson joined the Anchor Fund board in 2016. She has 15 years’ background as a non-profit management professional. Currently Ms. Johnson serves as DCVLP‘s Director of Operations and is responsible for the organization’s administration, finances and human resources. Previously, Ms. Johnson served as the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Operations for various non-profit organizations in the environmental sector. Ms. Johnson received a B.A. from Colby College and became a certified Human Resources Professional in 2013.

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.