Susan Gallucci, LICSW
Executive Director

Susan Gallucci, LICSW

Executive Director

Susan joined The Northwest Center as its Executive Director and Maternity Home Director in 2006.  Susan works individually with each woman to assist her in achieving her goals, including creating a strong, healthy family and a brighter future for herself and her baby.

Previously, Susan worked for Montgomery County Maryland’s Child Welfare services for six years as an Assessment Worker. She provided investigations for child abuse and neglect. Susan obtained a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of America. In 2016, she was named Catholic Social Worker of the Year by the Catholic Social Workers’ National Association.

Maria Meli, LICSW

Maria Meli, LGSW

Pregnancy Center Director

Maria joined The Northwest Center in January 2018. She interned with us while pursuing her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the Catholic University of America (CUA).

Previously, Maria worked as a case manager at Medstar Washington  Hospital Center and interned at George Washington University Hospital. Maria is a licensed  graduate social worker in the District of Columbia and received her Masters of Social Work degrees from CUA. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at CUA.

Kelly Marcum

Kelly Marcum

Development Director

Kelly joined The Northwest Center in July 2018. A volunteer at the Center since 2012, she worked as a lobbyist for pro-life legislation on Capitol Hill and as a journalist based in Boston. Her writing has been featured in The Federalist, The Washington Examiner, The National Catholic Register, and The American Conservative. 

A graduate of Georgetown University, Kelly received her M.A. from King’s College London. She lives with her husband and son in Northern Virginia.

Staff Photos Courtesy of Renata Grzan Wieczorek/RenataPhotography.com