Meet the Team

The CDA is managed by a full-time Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors.  The Board, business and property owners, is elected by members for two-year terms. Five directors represent geographic areas of the District and six directors are At Large.  There are also five ex-officio directors. The Marketing and Programs Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.


Kayleigh Gunnoud, Executive Director

Kayleigh creates and implements the CDA’s marketing, maintenance and amenity plans, manages the annual licensing renewal, finances, membership, and organization. She previously worked for the The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation and DC Greenworks.  She received her Masters in Public Administration from American University and has  experience in community/economic development and creative placemaking.  She joined the CDA in 2018.

Jackie Rivera, Marketing and Programs Coordinator

Jackie manages all social media accounts and maintain content calendars for platforms. She designs monthly email campaigns for CDA members and Takoma Park residents. She helps with the development of workshops, annual events in the Crossroads Commercial District, creative place-making initiatives, etc. She received her Bachelors in Economics from University of Maryland. She joined the CDA in 2018.


Mike Gordon, At Large (Stout & Teague), President

Mike manages the Crossroads Professional Building and many other properties for Stout & Teague.


Mara Stein, At Large, Secretary

Mara Stein is the principal of Stein Legal, LLC, and practices immigration law.


Board of Directors:

Yewande Aigbedion, At Large (A Plus Medical)

Yewande manages a busy medical practice headed by Dr. Eric Aigbedion.


George Aninwene, Takoma/Langley Crossroads Center, (McDoris Fashion & Fabrics)

George owns McDoris Fashion & Fabrics, a boutique which carries African fashion for men and women.


Linda Cornelius, Hampshire Place/Holton Lane (Law Office of Linda Cornelius)

Linda practices immigration law and is bilingual.


José Luis Diaz, Crossroads Professional Building, (CCI Health and Wellness Services)

José Luis is the Communications and Marketing Director at CCI Health and Wellness Services (FQHC) where he is responsible for designing and managing communication, marketing, and public relation strategies of the agency’s brand.


Samuel Franco, Takoma/Langley Crossroads Center, (Discount Mart)

Sammy owns Discount Mart, a large retailer in fashion, housewares, electronics and furniture.


Brittany Frankel, Hampshire-Langley, (Saul Centers Property)

Brittany is a Retail Property Manager for Saul Centers Property.