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Instructors and Committee

Core Instructors

Rebkha Atnafou, MPH
Director, Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program

Robert Wm. Blum, MD, MPH, PhD
Principal Investigator, Global Early Adolescent Study
Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lawrence T. Brown, PhD
Professor, Morgan State University

James R. Calvin, PhD
Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Bonnie Crockett
Director, Baltimore Business Lending, LLC

Nick Dean
Director, Digital Strategy, Burness Communications

Vincent Demarco, JD, MA
President, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative

Katie Fogleman
Deputy Director of Digital Strategy, Burness Communications

Seema D. Iyer, PhD 
Associate Professor, Jacob France Institute in the University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business

Tawanna Kane
Founder, Inner Resource Project

Catherine Kirk Robins, MSW 
Deputy Director, Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative

Tahira C. Mahdi
Consultant, Community Psychologist

Billie Malcolm
Program Officer, Baltimore Community Foundation

Pamala Martin, MBA
Administrator, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Population, Family and Reproductive Health

Bishop Douglas I. Miles
Industrials Areas Foundation and Koinonia Baptist Church

Laiza N. Otero, MSOD
Senior Organization Development Consultant
Johns Hopkins University

Howard Ross
Founder and Former CEO of Cook Ross 
CEO of Udarta

Nick Seaver
Vice President and Co-Director of Training Programs
Burness Communications

Shiree K. Skinner, MBA, MNM, CMP
Principal Consultant, Details Strategic Advisors LLC

Lindsay J. Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
CityLabs USA


Planning and Consulting Committee

Delshan Baker
Thread

Ben Barnwell 
Academy of Success

Tony Bridges
Candidate for District 41 House of Delegates

Rev. Karen Brown
Reservoir Hill Improvement Council

Camille Burke
Baltimore City Health Department 

Clarence Davis
Former MD State Delegate; State President, AARP Maryland; Chairman of the Baltimore City Veterans Commission; State Commander, National Association for Black Veterans 

Sheila Dixon
Maryland Minority Contractors Association

Quandra Gaines
Men and Families Center

Rev. Debra Hickman
Sisters Together And Reaching, Inc.

Diane Bell McCoy
Associated Black Charities

Bishop Douglas Miles
Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development

Ralph E. Moore, Jr.
GED Prep Instructor, Baltimore City Community College

John Morris
Change 4 Real

Leon Purnell
Men and Families Center

Selwyn Ray 
Johns Hopkins Health Systems 

Tracy Rone
Morgan State University

Ryan Turner 
The AKOBEN Foundation