House of Ruth

Emily Gjovik

Emily Gjovik

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Emily Gjovik joined House of Ruth as the Development Operations Specialist in May 2022. In 2019, she was selected for a year-long apprenticeship in the development department at Studio Theatre in DC and moved across the country from Washington State to take advantage of the incredible opportunity. She also began working at Call Your Mother Deli in 2019, eventually becoming the General Manager of the Park View location in 2021. She is thrilled to return to the non-profit sector and work for an organization that does such incredible work in DC! Emily has a B.A. in Theatre from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, crocheting, seeing theatre, happy hour, and game nights with friends.

Tiffany Graham

Tiffany Graham joined House of Ruth in October 2018, and her role includes organizing paperwork, supporting the administrative team, and creating and designing the employee newsletter among other things. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland and heard about House of Ruth from a colleague. She worked as administrative assistant at McKissack & McKissack for 11 years, until joining House of Ruth.

Still a proud resident of Prince George’s County, Tiffany enjoys watching movies, seeing her extended family, and raising her two young children with her husband.

Michaela Tighe Muttom

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Michaela is a nonprofit fundraising professional with more than ten years of development experience, a Masters in Social Work from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a background that includes working with women and children in the field of domestic violence. She recently relocated from Charlottesville, Virginia where she was the Grants & Communications Manager for Computers4Kids.  She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband and young son.

Vinnetta Raines

Vinnetta Raines joined House of Ruth as the Staff Accountant in June 2021. Upon graduating Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington DC, she attended North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride!). She earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting. After college, she moved to New York City for eight years to pursue a job in accounting.

During her accounting career, she has enjoyed the great opportunity to work for the world’s most highly regarded accounting firms, the nation’s premier sporting leagues, and one America’s top transit authorities. In these positions, it was her privilege to learn every aspect of Financial Statements.

Born and raised in the southeastern part of Washington DC, she in fact grew up on Pennsylvania Avenue, down the street from House of Ruth’s Kidspace Child and Family Development Center. She started community service with her parents at an early age, giving back to people across the globe. She is now happy to combine her passion of accounting with her natural service of giving.

Markyle Yeager

Markyle Yeager joined House of Ruth as the Facilities Manager in April 2017, with over 15 plus years in the construction field. He gained experience at an early age, working with his dad, who was a master carpenter. Markyle was born and raised in South East Washington DC and graduated from Spingarn Sr High School. Markyle enjoys drawing, quoting movie lines, and seeing others smile.