Meet the members of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s 2021 Next Up class

2021 Next Up Kick-Off dinner

The Greater Baltimore Committee’s fourth Next Up cohort opened its year of professional and personal development and networking opportunities with a March 30, 2021, virtual dinner, including a meal from The Capital Grille.

The kick-off event offered the new cohort members an opportunity to learn more about the GBC, socialize and meet GBC President & CEO Don Fry and members of the GBC Board of Directors. Four GBC Board members joined the cohort for dinner: Nancy Greene, Miles & Stockbridge; Bill McCarthy, Associated Catholic Charities, Inc.; Warner Mason, WebbMason Marketing; and Dr. David Wilson, Morgan State University.

Interest in the program — which accepts individuals who are 40 and under, employees of GBC member organizations, and identified and nominated by their organization’s CEO as demonstrating leadership within their organization as well as in a role external to their organization — was high, and acceptance into the program was very competitive for its fourth year.  The 2021 cohort is the largest one yet with 33 members.

GBC’s Fry looks forward to working and engaging with the 2021 cohort on how the GBC can help to expand both their professional and personal networks and knowledge.  The 2021 cohort’s agenda will include a year’s worth of programming and participation in the work of the GBC.

The 2021 Next Up Cohort is made up of a diverse group of young leaders from across the Greater Baltimore region’s industry sectors:

Will Baugher — Howard Hughes Corporation, Vice President

Will Baugher, Next Up 2021Will Baugher currently serves as the Vice President of Development for the Howard Hughes Corporation.  Responsible for development of Howard Hughes’ multifamily, office, medical-office, retail and horizontal projects in Downtown Columbia.  Howard Hughes is roughly 20% into a 14 million square foot redevelopment of Columbia’s downtown proximate to the Mall at Columbia and Merriweather Post Pavilion.

Baugher holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Washington & Lee University and Master of Science in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University.

Jacqueline Bowie — National Aquarium, Board Engagement Director

Jacqueline Bowie, Next Up 2021Jacqueline Bowie is the Board Engagement Director for the National Aquarium. She is a licensed consultant for The Standards for Excellence Institute, and a graduate of the Towson University Professional Leadership Program for Women.

She has a deep passion for nonprofit service, serving on the board of Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates (Maryland CASA) and TALMAR. She also serves as a mentor for the Towson University Outstanding Young Women’s Leadership program, and a volunteer scuba diver at the National Aquarium.

Bowie holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Bates College and a Master of Environmental Law and Policy from Vermont Law School.

Ernest Brevard, EdD — Morgan State University; Special Assistant to the VP and Director of Budget, Planning and Operations

Ernest Brevard, Next Up 2021Ernest Brevard Jr. currently works as the Special Assistant to the Vice President Director of Budget, Planning and Operations for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Morgan State University. Dr. Brevard also teaches in the Graduate Program in Higher Education in the Welch Center for Graduate and Professional Studies at Goucher College.  He has more than 10 years of experience in higher education. Prior to joining Morgan, he worked in Student Affairs at the College of Charleston.

Dr. Brevard received his Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the College of Charleston, his Master of Science in Education with a specialization in Leadership in Higher Education and Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Capella University.

Sierra Brown — Mercy Hospital, Practice Manager

Sierra Brown, Next Up 2021Sierra Brown serves as the Practice Manager for the Center of Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy Medical Center.  She has worked in healthcare administration for 10 years including her time as a Director in the senior living industry. While working with seniors, she grew interest in the work at the Alzheimer’s Association and led various fundraising initiatives for their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Brown enjoys planning events for her family and friends while working with her mother’s event planning company, 3S Solutions.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Towson University and is pursuing a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration at University of Maryland Global Campus.

Mercedes Bucelato — The Center Club, Director of Finance

Mercedes Bucelato, Next Up 2021Mercedes Bucelato is the Director of Finance and Administration at The Center Club in Baltimore, where she is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness by providing leadership for the Club’s financial and business functions. Her role is a strategic, hands on and participative manager responsible for the Club’s fiscal health and establishing a financial strategy for long-term growth.

Prior to joining The Center Club, she worked in public accounting for RSM US and bgr CPAs (now UHY LLP), where her tenured experience centered on the audits of not-for-profit clients specializing in foundations, private schools and other nonprofit organizations.

She serves as Board Secretary for the Maryland Chapter of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).

Bucelato earned both her bachelor’s degree and Master of Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).

Samuel Burris — University of Maryland Medical System, Sr. Community Engagement Manager

Sam Burris, Next Up 2021Samuel Burris serves as the Sr. Manager of Community Engagement at University of Maryland Medical Center. Previously, he served as a Senior Program Manager for Learning & Training, Pubic Allies Maryland at University of Maryland Baltimore Social Work Community Outreach Services. Other positions he has held include Job Coach for the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development.

Burris graduated from the Coppin State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He has a Master of Arts from Virginia Union University and is a Master of Public Administration Candidate at the University of Baltimore.

Jonathan Carter — Family League of Baltimore, Senior Director of Strategic Operations & Compliance

Jonathan Carter, Next Up 2021Jonathan Carter serves as the Senior Director of Strategic Operations & Compliance with Family League of Baltimore. He has held several roles in the nonprofit sector, including in macro-level and direct-service settings. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

Carter earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in North Carolina and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work.

 

Averil Christens-Barry — Ulman Foundation, Director of External Relations

Averil Christens-Berry Next Up 2021Averil Christens-Barry is the Director of External Relations for the Ulman Foundation, a nonprofit supporting young adults impacted by cancer.  At Ulman, she engages existing and new partners in their interactions with Ulman through the strategic implementation of communications, fundraising events, peer-to-peer fundraising and public relations.  Her proudest achievements include her work supporting the opening of Ulman House and being a three-time recipient of the “Paper Plate Award,” a peer employee recognition.

A proud Baltimorean, Christens-Barry enjoys being active in her community association, taking on home renovation projects and checking out the latest breweries and wineries in the area.

Jennifer Curry — Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz; Shareholder, Vice Chair of Labor & Employment

Jennifer Curry, Next Up 2021Jennifer Curry is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with majors in History and Political Science and a minor in African American studies.  During her undergraduate studies, she held internships with the Honorable Marilyn J. Kelly of the Michigan Supreme Court and the Honorable John Corbett O’Meara of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, where she discovered her love of the law.  Following graduation from Michigan with honors, Jennifer began her legal journey at the University of Maryland.  After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Pamela J. White in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

Curry is now an Equity Shareholder in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore offices of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC.  She is the Vice Chair of the firm’s national Labor and Employment Practice group and serves as Co-Chairs of the firm’s Health L&E and Education subgroups.  In her roles, she leads more than 100 fellow attorneys and 20 paralegals in running the business of the Labor and Employment work at Baker Donelson.

Curry has been named a Rising Star by Maryland Super Lawyers in the area of Employment Litigation every year from 2013 to 2021 and in 2018 she was named to the Daily Record’s 40 Very Important Professionals under 40.  Within Baker Donelson, Curry also serves as a Co-Chair in the firm’s Women’s Initiative and a member of the firm’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.

Curry lives in Upper Fells Point in Baltimore City with her husband, daughter and son.  She loves all things Baltimore.  She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and is on the Leadership Advisory Council for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

Laurie Davidow  — Weller Management, Director of Property Management

Laurie Davidow, Next Up 2021Laurie Davidow is the Director of Property Management at Weller Management Company. She is responsible for overseeing all property and facility management, lease maintenance, building and site management, tenant relations, event management, risk assessment, and preventative maintenance. Davidow serves as a part of the senior leadership team at Weller Management Company and is responsible for overseeing all other property managers within the company. Davidow has 12 years of property management experience with expertise in luxury and commercial properties. Before joining Weller Management, Davidow served as property manager for Sagamore Development Company. There, she managed the company’s real estate portfolio, including the opening of City Garage, and ensured both internal and external clients were able to thrive in spaces.

Previously, Davidow worked in property management for eight years with The Bozzuto Group and Himmelrich Associates. Davidow is currently involved in the local IREM® and recently received her CPM® certification, the highest designation for property management.

Davidow earned a bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Frostburg State University.

Nathan Dennies — AIA Baltimore, Associate Director

Nathan Dennies, Next Up 2021Nathan Dennies is the Associate Director of Baltimore Architecture Foundation where he manages programs and development. His favorite task is managing the annual Doors Open Baltimore program that invites thousands of people to explore the city’s architecture and neighborhoods. Dennies serves on the boards of several cultural and advocacy organizations including the Baltimore City Historical Society, the Friends of The Jones Falls, and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance. Nathan founded the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance to preserve the stories and places of the Jones Falls Valley, and serves as chair of the Woodberry Architectural Review Committee.

Dennies received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Baltimore.

Elvis Guzman — The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Program Officer

Elvis Guzman, Next Up 2021Elvis Guzman is a Program Officer at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation focused on Housing and Health in the United States. Previously he was Program Officer for Health and Human Services at the Abell Foundation.

Guzman serves Baltimore’s Hispanic Commission and on Journey Home’s Resource Allocation Committee. He also Co-Chairs Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Emergent Philanthropy affinity group.

Guzman earned a Master of Public Policy degree from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from Brandeis University, with minors in Business and Social Justice and Social Policy.

Cassy Haber – TEDCO, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Cassy Haber, Next Up 2021Cassy Haber is the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at TEDCO (Maryland Technology Development Corporation). She previously worked at bwtech at UMBC’s Research & Technology Park.

Haber holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from Towson University.

 

Stacey Herman — Kennedy Krieger Institute, Director of Neurodiversity and Community Workforce Development

Stacey Herman, Next Up 2021Stacey Herman is the Director of Neurodiversity and Community Workforce Development at Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her role includes the creation and supervision of programs designed to support individuals with disabilities as they transition to the workforce and access their community. This role allows Herman to interact directly with individuals while working with multiple departments inside Kennedy Krieger Institute and the business community to raise awareness, train and develop employment opportunities for individuals of all abilities.

Herman is also a leading member of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurodiversity Initiative, working with community leaders, business professionals and policy makers to realize the Institute’s long-term goal of improving employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

She is currently the president of the Association of People Supporting Employment First Maryland Chapter, and is appointed to the Interagency Transition Council for Youth with Disabilities and Governor’s Workforce Development Board in Maryland.

Herman was recognized as a 2019 Leader in Diversity by the Baltimore Business Journal. She was also recognized by The Daily Record as a 2020 Leading Women. Herman is involved in working groups that are focused on employment, healthy relationships and transitioning youth across the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. She is passionate about providing individuals of all abilities the opportunities, tools and supports to have a successful adult life. Herman volunteers with Thread, a program that builds relationships and a network for young people to help them navigate high school, employment, and transition into opportunities in their adult life.

Herman graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Inclusion Elementary and Special Education and received a Master of Science in Special Education at Johns Hopkins University. In her studies, she focused on severe disabilities with an emphasis in autism.

Jennifer Hobbs — The Penn-Mar Foundation, Director of Marketing & Communications

Jennifer Hobbs, Next Up 2021Jennifer Hobbs is the Director of Marketing & Communications at Penn-Mar Human Services, managing internal and external communications strategies for the organization as well as supporting the Penn-Mar Foundation’s advancement initiatives. Prior to joining Penn-Mar, she held a position at Pathfinders for Autism.

She is a member of the Hampstead Town Council’s Farmers Market Advisory Committee, has served on the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Education Committee, and is involved with several local nonprofit organizations.

Hobbs graduated magna cum laude from Washington College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Political Science.

Danny Hoffman  — Flywheel Digital, Senior Business Manager

Danny Hoffman, Next Up 2021Danny Hoffman is a Senior Business Manager at Flywheel Digital, helping brands succeed in the growing digital retail industry. In addition to his day-to-day role, Hoffman is Co-Chair of Ascential Pride, Flywheel’s parent company’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group.

Outside of work, Hoffman coaches the Baltimore Maccabi basketball team at the Jewish Community Center in Owings Mills, which competes nationally against other Maccabi teams (and won a gold medal in the 2019 games). He has also used quarantining over the past year to try more adventurous cooking, starting a food Instagram account to keep track of his culinary creations (@storeboughtisntfine).

Hoffman earned a Bachelor in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park (Go Terps!) and is excited to be part of the 2021 Next Up Cohort.

Kerry Ingram — Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Marketing & Operations Coordinator

Kerry Ingram, Next Up 2021Kerry Ingram serves as the Marketing and Operations Coordinator for Johns Hopkins University’s FastForward U, a student hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. In her role, she manages all social media and traditional marketing efforts, event planning/coordination and building operational duties, with the goal of helping to foster and grow the entrepreneurial spirit within Baltimore.

In addition to FastForward U, Ingram works as a beauty content creator, networking with other creatives in the community and helping to share her expertise. She hopes to create a stronger narrative and increase representation for women of color, especially Afro-Latina women, in all of the industries in which she participates.

Ingram graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications and holds multiple certifications in the cosmetology industry in Maryland.

LaShawn Jones — Boy Scouts of America: Baltimore Area Council, District Executive

LaShawn Jones, Next Up 2021LaShawn Jones currently works at the Boy Scouts of America: Baltimore Area Council and serves as the District Executive responsible for the Reginald F. Lewis District. She is responsible for coordinating and implementing Scouting programming in Baltimore City schools, county schools and recreation centers. Prior to her work with the Boy Scouts, she held positions and volunteered at other nonprofits such as Playworks, Youth As Resources and the Baltimore Algebra Project.

Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Community Studies and Civic Engagement from the University of Baltimore and is currently working on her master’s degree in Legal and Ethical Studies.

Jonathan Law — Associated Black Charities, Workforce Initiatives Coordinator

Jonathan Law, Next Up 2021Jonathan Law works to build health, equitable communities through systems change, strategic planning and program management. As the Workforce Initiatives Coordinator at Associated Black Charities, he applies his skills and expertise to strategies and initiatives to transform the workforce development landscape in Baltimore and close the wealth gap for Black workers and workers of color.

He organizes with Baltimore Asian Resistance in Solidarity, an antiracist activist collective of Asian and Pacific Islander Baltimore residents, and works with his neighbors through both his neighborhood association and the coalition, Southwest Partnership.

Law has a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, with a focus on community action and social policy.

Dana Lewis — NorthBay Education, Director of Media & Enrichment

Dana Lewis, Next Up 2021Dana Lewis is on the executive leadership team at NorthBay Education, where she serves as Director of Media. She uses her experience in film and television to lead the media team in creating multimedia projects that bring to life NorthBay’s vision to inspire action and transform lives.

Lewis is also a media consultant and film producer for nonprofit organizations, ministries and entrepreneurs. One of her lifelong passions is to serve youth; she mentors teenagers and young adults in her community.

Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Morgan State University.

Sarah Mendelsohn – MATClinics, Practice Administrator

Sara Mendelsohn, Next Up 2021Sarah Mendelsohn is the Practice Administrator for MATClinics, a group of opioid addiction treatment centers in Maryland.

She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she received her bachelor’s degree in economics and political science.

 

 

Claire Murphy — University of Maryland, Baltimore; Director, Strategic Marketing – UM Ventures, Baltimore

Claire Murphy, Next Up 2021Claire Murphy is the Director of Strategic Marketing for University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) Office of Research and Development, where she leads marketing and communications for the University’s technology transfer and commercialization efforts as well as the University of Maryland BioPark. She has also worked in UMB’s Offices of Communications and Public Affairs and Philanthropy. Prior to joining UMB, she worked for the Girl Scouts, the Richmond Ballet and Edelman.

She is a certified mediator in Maryland, volunteers with Reading Partners, and provides pro-bono marketing guidance and support to an environmental podcast.

Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a focus in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Loyola Chicago.

Zachary Peters — Maryland Auto Insurance, Chief of Staff

Zachary Peters, Next Up 2021Zachary Peters serves as Chief of Staff for Maryland Auto Insurance. Prior to joining Maryland Auto, he served in senior leadership of the Maryland Insurance Administration, and has held various roles in state government.

Peters has been a volunteer on several municipal boards and commissions in his hometown, Mount Airy, Md., and was recognized as one of Maryland’s “20 in Their Twenties” by The Daily Record in 2016.

He is a proud graduate of Loyola University Maryland where he studied Political Science and Communication.

Martina Reilly — Moseley Architects, Associate

Martina Reilly, Next Up 2021Martina Reilly is an Associate with Moseley Architects, working as a Project Manager for multifamily projects with a focus on affordable housing, historic preservation and adaptive reuse.  She maintains a LEED AP BD+C credential and architectural license for the state of Maryland.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors Executive Committee as Secretary for the Baltimore Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Reilly has been part of the board of AIA Baltimore for more than 5 years and has been a member of the chapter for 16 years, serving as Committee Chair for the Committee on the Environment and Resiliency.  She has also served as the chapter Co-Founder and Leader for the Baltimore Chapter of Architecture for Humanity and served on the Resilience Education Working Group with AIA National. Reilly earned the Community Architect of the Year Award in 2014 for her work with AIA, resilient design and disaster assistance. She also is a proud member of the Neighborhood Design Center (NDC) Hall of Fame for her work on pro bono projects with NDC across Baltimore City and Prince George’s County.

Reilly graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in architecture and was part of the College Park Scholars Arts program, earning a citation in the arts.

Eric Rosenberg – Truist, Business Bank Leader

Eric Rosenberg, Next Up 2021Eric Rosenberg is a First Vice President and Business Banking Team Leader with Truist Bank, and oversees a team which focuses on maintaining and growing banking relationships with small to mid-sized companies throughout the State of Maryland.

He is on the Board of Directors for the Exit Planning Exchange of Maryland, as well as Maryland CFO Round Table. Rosenberg is also involved with the United Way of Central Maryland’s Emerging Leaders United serving as a member of the Executive Council, serves as a Truist Better Day Ambassador and Co-Founded the Emerging Executives Roundtable.

Rosenberg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Towson University.

Brittany Sink — Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc., Landscape Architect

Brittany Sink Next Up 2021Brittany Sink is a member of Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc.’s Planning and Urban Development Department located in the Baltimore office. In this capacity, she is responsible for the preparation of site feasibility studies, illustrated sites plans, 3-D conceptual redevelopment models, landscape design, planting plans and conceptual through final site development plans for both residential community design and commercial design. Her responsibilities include technical supervision of plan and construction document preparation, coordination with clients and review agencies, proposal preparation, project presentations and project management.

Sink has experience in providing master planning, site design and landscape architectural services associated with corporate campuses, main street retail, mixed-use developments, community recreation facilities and residential community design. She specializes in private-sector community planning, the development of large-scale and mixed-use projects. Her experience includes a variety of projects ranging in scale from site-specific to regional planning including streetscapes, neighborhood parks, mixed-use and residential development. The scope of her project involvement includes site analysis through construction documentation, graphic renderings, grading, studies and cost estimating. She also works with various government agencies, private interest groups and project-related consultants: architects, civil engineers, traffic engineers; City, State and County environmental and planning agencies.

Sink’s professional and community affiliations include being a member of the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA), Baltimore City Chapter; Urban Land Institute, where she served as the Baltimore Regionalism Committee Co-Chair, Partnership Forum in 2017; and, as a Leadership Team Member and Mentoring Coordinator of SHARPkids After-School Program.

Sink received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Pennsylvania State University in 2012.

Melissa Snyder — Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Maryland, Development Manager

Melissa Snyder, Next Up 2021Melissa Snyder is a Development Manager for the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is the Staff Lead for the Greater Baltimore Walk to End Alzheimer’s, an event that raises critical funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.

Snyder holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Gerontology from Towson University.

Eric Stephenson  — Southway Builders, Project Manager

Eric Stephenson, Next Up 2021Eric Stephenson is a Construction Project Manager for Southway Builders. Throughout his career he has managed large construction projects in the Baltimore area and across the Mid-Atlantic.

He is a member of the Baltimore City Planning Commission and a community leader in the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood where he lives. He also serves on the board of several nonprofits including the No Boundaries Coalition and Baltimore Unity Hall.

Stephenson is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia where he earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Construction Management. His career brought him to Baltimore in 2011.

K. Alexander Wallace — Z+C LLC, Associate Lobbyist

Alexander Wallace Next Up 2021K. Alexander Wallace is a public policy expert and legislative affairs professional, who brings more than a decade of experience in public policy, public affairs, strategic communications and myriad of other professional expertise.

Prior to joining Z+C, Wallace worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors of government at senior level positions. In those roles, he focused primarily on education and housing policy, public affairs and finance. Most notably, he served six years on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, representing the 7th District. There, he authored policies and spearheaded initiatives to tackle inequities in the classroom, childhood hunger, school construction and community engagement. He has also served in the Office of the Comptroller of Maryland as a Public Affairs Officer and as the Legislative Director for the late State Senator Ulysses Currie (District 25 – Prince George’s County).

Wallace has served as Chair of the Washington Area Boards of Education, was on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Association of Boards of Education, was honored as a member of the 2020 Forty Under 40 cohort for the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund and awarded the 2016 Community Rising Star by the Maryland Legislative District 25 Delegation.

He is a proud native of Prince George’s County, where he graduated from the county’s public school system before obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Communications from Towson University. He also holds a Master of Public Administration and Policy from the University of Baltimore.

Christopher Warman   — Baltimore Community Foundation, Finance Assistant

Christopher Warman, Next Up 2021Christopher Warman is a member of the finance team at the Baltimore Community Foundation. After work, he is a local political organizer, having volunteered with nine electoral campaigns and the statewide legislative advocacy coalition End Medical Debt Maryland.

He is an alumnus of the University of Baltimore, where he received a Bachelor of Science (’13), Master of Fine Arts (’16) and Masters of Science (’20) degrees.

 

Regina Webb — Kaiser Permanente, Program Manager

Regina Webb, Next Up 2021Regina Webb is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of communities through initiatives that educate and enable health improvement in the communities served. With solid health administration experience in both academic and healthcare settings, her roles as Director, Human Resources Wellness Specialist, volunteer, fundraiser and now as Community Benefits Program Coordinator actively support efforts that drive innovations that change the health of residents and communities.

As Program Coordinator for Greater Baltimore, and for the last two years, Webb has advanced the mission of Kaiser Permanente by leading a portfolio of corporate social responsibility and volunteer engagement activities that unleash the power of our employees to change the world. In 2019, Webb increased KP brand recognition through participation in board service selected as board member to Baltimore Healthy Start. Most recently, she was named President of the Baltimore Healthy Start, Inc. Board. She will serve a one-year term, lending her time and oversight to the organization as they deliver critical programs and services.

As Program Manager, Webb has supported advancement of Kaiser Permanente’s mission by developing a comprehensive portfolio of workforce development grants and programs. She is also a member of the Greater Washington Workforce Steering Committee and the Greater Baltimore Committee Education and Workforce Work Group.

Webb earned her Master of Science in Applied Sociology and Bachelor of Arts in Public and Community Health from University of Maryland.  She serves as a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.).

Laura Wheaton  — Ayers Saint Gross, Associate

Laura Wheaton, Next Up 2021Laura Wheaton is an Associate with Ayers Saint Gross and a Project Manager in the planning studio, focusing on higher education. Previously she managed community-initiated design and planning projects within Baltimore for the Neighborhood Design Center and worked at architecture firms in Chicago. Wheaton is the 2021 President-Elect of AIA Baltimore, and serves on the AIA New Urban Agenda Task Force.

Wheaton holds a Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude from Virginia Tech and is a licensed architect in the State of Maryland.

 

Jennifer Zohorsky — Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, Partner

Jennifer Zohorsky, Next Up 2021Jennifer E. Zohorsky is a partner in Rosenberg Martin Greenberg’s Real Estate and Commercial Lending Groups. She primarily handles complex real estate transactions and advises clients in real estate acquisitions, development, construction, leasing and financing. Her clients include land developers, and owners and developers of commercial real estate properties, and her practice focuses on multi-family projects, mixed-use developments and shopping centers.

Zohorsky has comprehensive experience working with developers from project inception through lease-up. She is experienced in drafting covenants, easements and restrictions for complex mixed-use projects and advising clients on a variety of land development issues and general business matters. Zohorsky’s practice also focuses on retail leasing transactions, representing both landlords and tenants in complex office, warehouse, retail and ground leases.

In addition, she advises local nonprofit organizations, with a focus on neighborhood revitalization and redevelopment, regarding a myriad of real estate issues.

She is a member of the Real Property Section Council for the Maryland State Bar Association. Zohorsky received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Loyola in Maryland and her law degree from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law.

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