Coordinator of New Initiatives and Volunteers


Marketing and Communications Director

Jennifer joined the Street Sense staff as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in March 2014. She has 8 years of administrative and volunteer experience with non-profit organizations such as the Latin American Youth Center, IMPACT Silver Spring and the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. Previously, she served as a Public Relations and Events Coordinator for a luxury PR firm in New York as well as several fashion designers in the Washington, DC area. She is currently studying for a degree in Marketing at the University of Maryland University College.

Vendor Manager Brandon Caudill

Vendor Manager

Brandon joined the Street Sense staff in the spring of 2013 after volunteering for the organization for over a year. Prior to moving to the District in 2011, Brandon lived in his native state of California where he began his professional career working in customer service management and sports management. He has previously served as a volunteer with the Prado Day Center in San Luis Obispo, California.

Brian Carome

Executive Director

Brian joined the staff of Street Sense in November 2011. He has over 20-years of senior management experience at non-profit homeless service and child welfare agencies in the Washington, DC metro area. Previously he served as Executive Director at Housing Opportunities for Women, Project Northstar and A-SPAN. Additionally he worked at New Hope Housing, Sasha Bruce Youthwork, the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and the Father McKenna Center. He also completed an executive certificate program in non-profit management at Georgetown University’s Center for Non-profit Leadership.

Art Director Eric Falquero

Art Director

Eric joined the staff of Street Sense in August 2011. He originally studied graphic design at Marshall University in West Virginia, first entering journalism through the university’s daily, The Parthenon. He has been awarded by the West Virginia Press Association and Graphic Design USA, and values the opportunity to apply his skills to homeless services. Eric’s position grew from the managing editor role, to include additional communications beyond the newspaper.

Mary Otto


Mary Otto is a former Washington Post Reporter and winner of the 2010 Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement for her reporting on dental care for the poor.