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About US 

Randy B. McCain Jr. 
Executive Director

Randy B. McCain Jr. is A native Washingtonian who graduated from McKinley HS and attended the University of the District of Columbia, majoring in Electrical Engineering and the University of Maryland in Hanau, Germany. Acquired over 28 years of formal and hands-on education, military training and professional Engineering experience in voice, data wireless and wireline telecommunications. Randy has taught robotics, managed programs, competitions and exhibits in various schools, communities and organizations in Washington DC He is a senior advisor to the National Society of Black Engineers world headquarters in Va. and runs one of the most successfully NSBE Jr. Chapters in the area. His passion is serving others. 

Brenda L. McCain
Operations Manager

Brenda McCain is a native Washingtonian who graduated from McKinley Technical High School. Furthermore, Brenda continued her education at the University of Maryland College Park graduating with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science Information Systems and Master Degree in Cyber Security Policy. Brenda is the backbone of MWSO running the administration duties of the entire operation. She is the bridge between the Executive director and the organization. (The GLue)

Board of Directors

Andrew Stewart

Brian Harris

Dr Indira Acker

Wesley Minter

Cornelius Weaver

Dr Cynthia Sutherland


MWSO is blessed to have some of the most accomplished professionals who volunteer time, effort and passion around giving back to our community. Each coach has been vetted via MWSO coaches policy and have proven themselves to be the right candidates for the job at hand

Yvette Selby

is an Environmental and Chemical Engineer who attended Northwestern University (BS) and Howard University (MS). She’s a branch chief in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.  Read more...

Courtney Hall

has been involved with MWSO since 2016, after enrolling his children in the robotics program. He became impressed with the Organization, its vision, and the passion of its founders and decided to help as a parent volunteer. Read more...

Lateba Ponder
Robotics/3D Printing

Ms. Ponder has been a instrumental part to developing the VEX IQ program. She started a parent who did not think she could help but has become a great teacher/coach and has lead numerous classes, competitions and exhibits.  Read more...

Dyara Henderson

Dyara Henderson is from Adelphi, Maryland.  Ms. Henderson attended City College of New York and holds a Master's of Christian Education degree from Regent University. Read more...

Wesley Minter
Robotics/VEX IQ Asst. Head Coach
Maria Stanfield
Professional Development/CCR 

Mr. Minter is a dynamic manager with over twenty-five years of formal training and experience in the field of Information System Management, which includes Information Assurance,  Read more...

Maria Stanfield is the Director of Administration at the Virginia office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she leads and manages more than 60 lawyers and over 70 professional staff members. Read more...

Dr. Samuuel Odenyo
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