Ms. Chawla is an actress and playwright from the Washington DC area. Before starting CARE Actor, she worked heavily with several arts education programs such as the visual arts program Abrakadoodle and after school drama enrichment program Rainbow Entertainment InterActive Children's Theater. With a long time dream of starting her own arts program and an interest in the nonprofit sector, she pursued a master's degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management at George Mason University. In 2008, she conducted a small acting workshop with a group of elementary age children that ultimately turned into the CARE Actor program. On the side, she writes, directs, and acts in plays throughout the region. Most recently she has appeared in The Princess and the Pauper: A Bollywood Tale at Imagination Stage and What It Means to Choke for the WOMXN on Fire Festival at Keegan Theatre.
TONI RAE SALMI Director of Operations
Toni Rae Salmi has worked as a professional actor in many DC area theatres, including Pinky Swear Productions, Taffety Punk Theatre Company, Hub Theatre, Constellation Theatre Company, Metro Stage, Imagination Stage, Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences, Keegan Theatre, and Venus Theatre. She recently completed a fellowship in the Development Department at The Kennedy Center. Toni Rae recently graduated with her Masters in Arts Management from American University She looking forward to helping CARE Actor solidify business processes and systems, explore partnerships with other organizations and strategize with the rest of the administrative team to expand CARE Actor's outreach into the Old Town Alexandria community.
SISI REID Program Manager
Bio coming soon.
MEREDITH RICHARD Special Events Coordinator
Meredith Richard is a professional actor in the DC area. Her local credits include work at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Keegan ,Nextstop and Imagination Stage. She also works periodically as a Special Events Captain at the International Spy Museum. Previously, she worked for SD & A Teleservices Assistant Managing and participating in subscription campaigns on behalf of Arena Stage and the National Symphony Orchestra. She's excited to be rejoining CARE Actor in a new role after teaching classes and helping with camps in the past! She holds a BA (Honors) from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in the UK. Meredith is a proud member of Actor's Equity and was recently voted on to the DC/Baltimore Liaison Committee which assists local union members.