Adjunct Bios

Michelle Carlstrom headshotCARLSTROM, MICHELLE

Michelle Carlstrom is the principal consultant of Build a Better Culture. Drawing on 20 years of experience and expertise in employee assistance, work-life and workplace violence risk assessment, her areas of expertise include managing at-risk and complex people problems; managing disruptive behavior, workplace bullying, and threats of violence; coaching abrasive leaders; cultivating professionalism; fostering work-life culture; training executives on the power of strengths-based leadership, compassion, and emotional intelligence to mitigate burnout and build a culture where people feel valued and are engaged.

She was the chief executive of an employee assistance program (EAP) and work-life organization in the Washington D.C. area for many years, and more recently spent 10 years as senior director for the Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation, where she led what has become nationally recognized and award-winning programs, both in work-life, employee assistance, and disruptive behavior at work.

Michelle created and co-developed Safe at Hopkins – a research-based professionalism program to address disruptive and bullying behaviors at work, and has spoken nationally on this topic. She led the multi-disciplinary Threat Management Team covering incident management and violence risk assessments for Johns Hopkins. She was among the first 50 in the achieve the prestigious Certified Threat Manager designation (CTM), signaling distinct knowledge, expertise and years of experience in workplace risk assessment and threat management.

Through Build a Better Culture she advises organizations on issues of disruptive behavior and their impact on a culture of safety, professionalism, and work-life progress.
She focuses on the connection between workplace culture and workplace challenges, emphasizing that managing disruptive behavior and workplace bullying is just as important as promoting work-life mix and worker well-being. Her work focuses on managing disruptive behavior as an approach to preventing affective workplace violence.

Michelle holds a Masters in Social Work (MSW), is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW-C), is a certified threat manager (CTM), is a certified professional and executive coach (ACPEC), and is certified to deliver the Emotional Quotient Index (EQi 2.0) to leaders and as a 360 instrument.


Elisabeth G. Chakmakian, MSW, LCSW-C, received her Masters degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore.  She has been in clinical practice for more than 15 years.



Caroline Coffill, LCSW-C, received her Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. She now specializes in serving families experiencing homelessness, and has a background in therapeutic foster care and maternal and child welfare. She provides training and clinical supervision for her colleagues, and has served as a field instructor for social work students for over five years. She has been teaching foundation-level clinical practice since 2014, and enjoys sharing her field experience with students in the classroom.


Christopher Cofone, LCSW-C received his Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He has been in clinical practice for more than 10 years. He is currently the Director of Administrative Operations at Healthy Synergy Psychological Services in Germantown, Maryland.



David Crumpton, PhD, received his doctoral degree in public administration and public policy from Portland State University and his master of public administration degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Crumpton has experienced a varied public administration and public policy and program analysis career. For eighteen years he served as professional city manager, holding senior local government management positions in South Carolina, Missouri, Kansas, Oregon, Maryland and New Hampshire. As a senior policy and program analysis consultant and researcher he has had a national practice that has included the states of Oregon, California, Michigan, Minnesota, Indiana and Maryland as clients. He also served as the first director of research for Maryland’s Judiciary. Dr. Crumpton’s research has included adult and juvenile justice, child health and welfare, school attendance problems, electronic innovation in justice systems and evaluation of substance abuse, mental health interventions in justice systems, comparative public administration, comparative public policy, and social policy implementation. He currently serves as a Senior Research Associate with the University of Maryland-College Park's Institute for Governmental Service and Research (IGSR). In addition to supporting IGSR projects in the United States, Dr. Crumpton directs the Institute's activities in Brazil. Based in Brasília, he works with the Federal University of Goiás (UFG) and the University of Brasília (UnB) as a Collaborating Researcher. At UFG he assisted the University in the development of a Center for Public Sector Studies and Applied Research (CEPASP), where he continues to consult. He is also a lecturer at Brazil's National School of Public Administration. In 2015 he received a Fulbright Specialist Grant to support his Brazilian work. Dr. Crumpton has lectured at prominent universities throughout Brazil, published in Brazilian journals, and presented his work at national and international seminars and conferences.



Becky Davis, Assistant Director of the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work where she obtained her Masters in Social Work. Native to Baltimore, her professional background combines program development, non-profit administration and resource cultivation.  She has worked for national youth development organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as Camp Fire USA and has co-founded her own organization helping Baltimore teens attend their prom in style.  In her most previous role as an Executive Director, she enjoyed working within the field of youth education and after-school initiatives serving Baltimore families. Becky serves on the Maternal Child Health Committee for the March of Dimes Greater Baltimore Market, teaches as adjunct faculty and serves as a field instructor for students in organizational contexts.



Gina DeLeonardis, LCSW-C, received her Master of Social Work degree in 1987 from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning.  She has longstanding experience in nonprofit administration, directed an outpatient organization dealing with substance abuse concerns, and has co-authored publications to help parents and professionals with child centered decision making through divorce and remarriage in her work at the National Family Resiliency Center. With 25 years of clinical work with families, groups and individuals, she currently practices psychotherapy in Towson, provides training and supervision, and is an adjunct professor for the School of Social Work.


Sydnor-Diggs, TierraSYDNOR-DIGGS, TIERRA

Tierra Sydnor-Diggs, LCSW-C is the co-founder of Keys of Hope Consultants, LLC and is also employed with Baltimore City Public Schools as a Social Worker/Staff Training Specialist. A native of Baltimore, Tierra is a graduate of Coppin State University and the University of Maryland School of Social Work class of 2007. With over 18 years of experience, Tierra has dedicated much of her professional career to providing an array of clinical and macro services to children, adults, families, communities and schools. Tierra’s areas of interest and expertise include evidenced based trauma informed care and practices, healthy transitions for students after a psychiatric hospitalization, strengths based and restorative practices, clinical disorders and interventions, positive school climate strategies, self-care and mental well-being, evidenced based parenting practices, parent engagement and community engagement and collaboration.

Tierra has held various clinical, administrative, consulting and leadership positions over the years with a proven ability to provide evidenced based treatment while creatively building capacity and sustainability within organizations to improve service delivery. Tierra’s previous experiences include serving as the Director of Resident Services and Field Instructor for a program with Social Work Outreach Services (SWCOS), a School Transition Specialist for the Center for School Mental Health BFAST Program, Lead Social Worker for the UMMS Mobile Integrated Health Community Paramedicine Program, a mental health consultant and a therapist in various outpatient and inpatient settings. Tierra has facilitated workshops and trainings at numerous conferences over the years locally and nationally. Tierra also co-authored Supporting the Transition from Inpatient Hospitalization to School which has been published in the Child Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics Journal Volume 24, Issue 2.

Tierra is very active in the community. She is an advocate and mentor. She also currently serves as a board member for the Baltimore City YMCA Community Leadership Board and the A+ Advisory Board for Baltimore City Public Schools


Timothy C. Donovan graduated with a MSW from the School of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore in 1992. At present, Mr. Donovan splits his time between a practice in Lutherville, MD, teaching clinical courses at the School of Social Work, University of Maryland Baltimore and participating in the Family Wellness Program and the Children’s Program at Father Martin’s Ashley in Havre De Grace, MD. He is a former president of The Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. A few of Mr. Donovan’s clinical interests are the following: family therapy techniques with adolescent substance abusers, the effects of substance abuse on development and family functioning, couples in recovery, cognitive therapy and various theories about how people change and the relationship between families and larger systems.


Holly Flanagan, LCSW-C has been in clinical practice for 29 years with adolescents, adults and children. She has been a therapist in an outpatient trauma center for 7 years and has worked in school settings for 22 years. She is interested in resiliency in adolescents and specializes in working with adolescents and their families.

She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and has been an Adjunct Instructor for 8 years. She enjoys the energy in the social work classroom and loves to share the incredible rewards that come with our profession with students.



Roger S. Friedman, PhD, LCSW-C, received his Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in 1978 and his doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1981.  He has been in clinical practice for more than 32 years and provides consultation and training to child welfare, mental health, and non-profit human service organizations across the country.


Samantha Fuld, LCSW-C is a clinical supervisor for YAI: National Institute for People with Disabilities and is concurrently pursuing a DSW in Clinical Social Work at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. Samantha’s area of interest both professionally and academically is mental health and wellbeing in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She is a reviewer for the Clinical Social Work Journal and has held a variety of supervisory, clinical, administrative and consulting positions throughout her career which included working as a mental health clinician for people with IDD, serving as director of a recreational program for teens with ASD, and grant allocation in the fields of mental health and disabilities. Samantha received her MSW from NYU and completed two years of post-graduate clinical training through YAI and the Schema Therapy Institute.

Tavi Hawn HeadshotTavi Hawn received their Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Washington in Seattle. For the past 10 years they were involved in grassroots macro work in Durham, NC, including founding a summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth following anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, lobbying for the repeal of House Bill 2, serving as a marshal for Ready the Ground direct action team, volunteering with Durham for All, and more. Tavi also founded an LGBTQ+ healing center in Durham, NC and currently works as a therapist in Towson, MD addressing gender identity, family building, and healing from cultural trauma and oppression.



Orin Howard received his Master's of Social Work from Hofstra University in 1995. He also received his Master's of Business Administration from University of Maryland University of College in 2014.  He received his Bachelor's in Science in Family Studies from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1994.  Orin has been teaching at the school of social work for over 11 years.  He has taught Clinical Practice with African American Families, Human Behavior, Advanced Clinical Practice, and Social Work Practice.  Orin has been in private practice for over 19 years.  He is the former Director of School Mental Health for DC Public Schools, former Director of Operation Safe Kids for Baltimore City Health Department.  He has work in numerous settings including:  adoption, child welfare, juvenile justice, school mental health,  early childhood, psychiatric hospitals, education and special education, and child protection services.  Orin has presented locally, regionally, and nationally on various topics.

Orin has created the first clinical program for Early Childhood in DC Public Schools.  He was a part of the first multi-agency gang task force that specialized in serving the most violent offenders in the District of Columbia.  He has won Mayoral awards and been recognized by the University of Maryland School of Social Work as 2018 Social work trailblazer and 2018 Dean's teaching award.

He currently holds a LICSW, LCSW-C, EAS-C.  He is certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Critical Incident Stress Management, 7 challenges, and Effective Black Parenting.  He has been trained in Parent Child Interactional therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Sources of Strength, Financial Social Work, and various others



Eric Jackson received his Masters degree from University of Maryland, School of Social Work and his Bachelor’s degree from Morgan State University. He has been actively working in macro practice. He currently is organizing in communities in Baltimore to achieve social transformation addressing various issues. He is employed by Baltimore City Health Department where he operates Baltimarket, organizing communitird to access healthy affordable foods.


Daniel Kleiner is a Senior Supervising Psychologist at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger. Dr. Kleiner received his doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Hartford. He worked with homeless families in Washington D.C. before moving to Baltimore in 1994. In Baltimore, he has supervised the Mental Health Screening Unit within the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and has worked with children and families involved in the foster care system. He has participated in trainings and consultations with Dr. David Kolko on Alternative for Families – A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) as well as the train-the-trainer program to help broaden the implementation of the model. He is currently Senior Leader Faculty for a national learning collaborative focused on dissemination of AF-CBT through the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Dr. Kleiner has received basic and advanced training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). He has also participated in advanced supervision training with the developers of TF-CBT. Dr. Kleiner is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Social Work where he has co-developed and co-teaches a course on Evidence Based Mental Health Treatment of Children and Adolescents.



Peggy Kolodny ATR-BC LCPAT earned her Master’s in Art Therapy from GWU in 1982.She has Level 2 certificates in EMDR and in IFS. A Licensed Clinical Professional Art Therapist specializing in trauma-focused art therapy in private practice. Peggy is also on the the workshop faculties of the Ferentz Institute ( trauma certificate program), Chesapeake Professional Seminars (play therapy training) and the Expressive Therapies Summit in NY,VA and CA. She provides services for Shofar Coalition, a nonprofit agency for Jewish trauma survivors. Past positions include Vice President of the Maryland Chapter of American Professional Society on Abuse of Children; Chairperson of Central Maryland Sexual Abuse Treatment Task Force; President of Maryland Art Therapy Association. Past faculties include Goucher College and Maryland Institute, College of Art. Current MATA Delegate to American Art Therapy Association.


Lindy Lewis, PhD, LCSW received his masters and doctoral degrees from University of Maryland-Baltimore. He has been in clinical practice for more than 27 years, primarily in substance abuse and mental health treatment. Currently, he provides mental health therapy on a part-time basis and provides mental health and substance abuse consultation to a primary care practice that provides opiate agonist therapy. Dr. Lewis past research also has been in substance abuse and substance abuse treatment. Additionally, he has served as an evaluation consultant to community based agencies throughout Maryland and Delaware. As time permits he is a grant review panelist for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and has previously served as a panelist for the Department of Education and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

     Dr. Lewis is very active in the community. He has served as a Program Services Committee member for the Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter of the March of Dimes for over 15 years. He is currently the Secretary for the Board of Directors of the Caroline County Public Library and the Co-Chairperson of Bridges ‘Behavioral Health and Wellness. He serves on the Advisory Board for Mid-Shore Mental Health Systems and the Citizens Advisory Board of the Eastern Shore Hospital Center.



Dr. Maxfield is an Associate Professor and Program Director at MidAmerica Christian University in the Graduate School of Psychology and Counseling. Dr. Maxfield is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work where she teaches Death, Dying, and Bereavement and Paradigms of Clinical Social Work Practice. Her clinical work has focused on working with clients throughout the spectrum of managing devastating illness from diagnosis to end-of-life care. Her research interests focus on fostering hope at end-of-life and the treatment of “treatment induced anxiety” through integrative medicine approaches. Dr. Maxfield completed her Doctorate at Cappella University in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling.



Daphne McClellan, is currently the Executive Director of the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  She obtained her PhD in Social Policy from the Florence Heller School of Social Welfare at Brandeis University and her MSW from the University of Oklahoma.

Her career has included working for the Maryland General Assembly and fifteen years of teaching social policy in schools of social work (including UMBC, Yeshiva, Smith and Simmons).  Dr. McClellan’s practice experience includes starting out as an eligibility worker for the Oklahoma County Welfare Department, and ultimately directing an aging program in New Jersey but most of her clinical experience has been with battered women and rape survivors.  Dr. McClellan has published a number of articles and book chapters with one of her primary research interests being gay and lesbian families.

Dr. McClellan has served on a variety of boards at the local, state and national level.  She has been very involved with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, her local church and is currently the President of the Hope Harbor, Inc. board of directors. 


Angela M. Mollette, BSW, MSW, LCSW, LCSW-C, Certified School Social Worker MSDE, received Bachelors of Social Work at Ferrum College in 1997 and graduated with her master’s from the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work in 1998.  She has been in clinical practice for 15 years and has been an adjunct instructor in the school of social work for the past seven years. 


Catherine Moon, M.S.W., L.S.W. received her masters degree from the University of South Carolina and is currently working toward her PhD in Social Work at the University of Maryland. She has primarily worked in the area of child maltreatment prevention and treatment and most recently taught Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State.


Paul Mulhern headshotMULHERN, PAUL

MBA, Mount Saint Mary’s University

MSW, University of Baltimore

Paul has over twenty years of experience in health IT as a licensed clinical provider and program manager. Paul has managed health it projects for private payer organizations including Magellan Health and Johns Hopkins. Both organizations support public payer products including Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare as well as private/employer sponsored health plans. Paul has also managed health IT projects for the Federal Government including the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Paul’s health IT program/project management experience includes financial, technical and human management of healthcare programs as well as the entire lifecycle of healthcare clinical, claims and research information systems, which are utilized within those programs. He has worked with senior healthcare leaders in public and private setting to identify and document high-level programmatic strategy and identify, prioritize and document projects to support the program goals in support of the broader strategic goals of the organization. This includes designing and implementing systems to fulfill business objectives while maintaining focus on core business goals within a broader strategy, throughout the development and implementation of healthcare information systems.

In all settings, Paul has collaborated with a broad spectrum of stakeholders including employees, contractors, clients, providers, researchers, regulators, advocates and more. At UMBC, Paul managed bioinformatics research collaboration with the Baltimore VA before starting as a part time faculty. Paul is a licensed social worker in the State of Maryland.


Mirian HeadshotOFONEDU, MIRIAN

Mirian E. Ofonedu, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C received her MSW in Social Work from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work in 2005, and her PhD in Psychology from the Capella University in 2011. Dr. Ofonedu has a broad background in teaching, research and clinical work. She joined the University of Maryland School of Social Work (SSW) as an Adjunct faculty in 2012 and teaches graduate level research, macro and clinical courses, and also serves as a Continuing Professional Education Instructor at the SSW. Dr. Ofonedu is the Director of Training at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). Prior to her current position, she was a Research Manager and Clinician at KKI and served as the Project Director of an NIH –funded Clinical Trial on Early Parenting Intervention Comparison (EPIC) research study at the KKI Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.

Dr. Ofonedu has many years of clinical experience working with varied population and is the Clinical Director and founder of the Family Counseling Center. Dr. Ofonedu continues to contribute to the field through her scholarship and clinical expertise at local, national, and international level. She has published a number of research articles, both as first author and as co-author and serves on a number of board and committees related to social work, psychology, and her clinical interests. Her work is inspired by the core ideas of recognizing and building on the strengths and competencies that exist in individual, families and communities for the purpose of creating a more just and equitable society.

Dr. Ofonedu’s research interests include mental health treatment engagement, community outreach interventions, and mental health service delivery for underserved urban families, youth, and children, particularly those who have been exposed to traumatic events. She has a deep commitment to troubled youth and has conducted research on inner-city Black youth and mental health and on treatment engagement of underserved families and young children with behavior problems. She examines the psychosocial and cultural factors that influence urban youth and family mental health treatment engagement and service utilization to inform policy and intervention programs. Dr. Ofonedu combines her clinical and research knowledge in the training of students in evidence-supported and cultural responsive intervention programs and helping them realize the key role they can play as underserved families, youth and community champions.


Joanna Pierson, MSW, Ph.D., received her MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. As a community organizer, she has worked with people with developmental disabilities as the Executive Director of the Arc of Frederick County. She has visited Russia, India and Israel to learn about their services and emergency preparedness.




William Reidy, MSW, LCSW, received his masters degree from the State University of New York at Albany. He is a respected, results-oriented healthcare professional, with more than 25 years clinical practice experience providing behavioral health consultation and treatment services within primary care medical settings. He has proven expertise leading interdisciplinary professional teams, developing and administering large service programs, implementing evidence based practices, integrating behavioral health & primary care, improving care for individuals with co-occurring mental health & substance use disorders, providing technical assistance and conducting quality improvement initiatives within and across organizations to improve the health, care experience, and cost of care for populations served. Through the years Mr. Reidy has worked with Kaiser Permanente, the Government of the District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, the Department of Veteran Affairs, Department of Health & Human Services’ Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Currently he is a Principal with Brookview Consulting.


Cynthia Rollo, MSW, LCSW-C, received her master’s degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. Cynthia Rollo’s training and clinical experience has focused on treating traumatized children and adolescents at the Family Center at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. She utilizes Evidence Based Treatment with this trauma-based population, is a National Trainer for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and has provided trauma training to clinicians’ locally and nationally. She has also specialized in working with children with problematic sexual behavior and utilizing group therapy.


Mr. Rosenbaum is a family therapist, in private practice, in Owings Mills. He possesses duel masters degrees in special education and social work from Howard University and the University of Maryland, School of Social Work, respectively. Mr. Rosenbaum is the founding director of the Eating Disorder Consortium of Baltimore and is an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland, School of Social Work where he teaches courses in family therapy. Mr. Rosenbaum spent nine years as a family therapy consultant for the Center for Eating Disorders in Towson, Maryland. In addition to his specialty with eating disorders, Mr. Rosenbaum works with couples and families struggling with an assortment of life and relationship issues.


Marsha K. Salus, MSW, ACSW, received her masters degree from Washington University in St. Louis.   She is currently a social work consultant and has worked in the child welfare field for over 35 years.  She has developed several national curricula for child welfare workers and supervisors and developed a number of in-service training programs for child welfare supervisors/managers in a variety of states.   Ms. Salus has worked with public child welfare agencies to implement a comprehensive training system (including transfer of learning practices, coaching, and mentoring) to enhance the effectiveness of supervisors.



William G. Saur, PhD, MSW, MA is an adjunct instructor at University of Maryland School of Social Work and a recipient of the Dean's Teaching Award. He is a social worker with over 45 years professional experience including: clinical practice with individuals, groups and families; teaching, training and consulting; designing and managing programs and projects.

Bill Saur earned MA degree at New York University and MSW and PhD degrees at Florida State University. From 1994 to 2013, he was employed in international social work and international development, including living and working in East Europe for 13 years. Previously, he was a clinical social worker and on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center and University of North Carolina School of Social Work.




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Jeff Singer organizes, does policy work, and undertakes outreach for CASH: City Advocates in Solidarity with the Homeless. He worked for fifteen years at the Baltimore City Department of Social Services and for twenty-five years at Health Care for the Homeless in such fields as child and adult protective services; mental health, addiction, and HIV services; and nonprofit administration. Singer retired in 2011 after the agency’s millionth patient visit.  During the 1990s he directed the National Mobilization Project for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, seeking to create the right to housing and health care in the U.S. Singer helped organize the Baltimore Homeless Union, the People’s Homesteading Group, the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Housing Our Neighbors, the People’s Vacant Housing Survey, and the self-managed homeless shelter, Eutaw Center. He has published in street newspapers, academic journals, and books on health care, housing, poverty, addictions, homelessness, and justice. He is now an outreach worker and instructor in social policy and surrealism.


Charles A. Smith, Ph.D., LCSW-C, received his Master and Doctor of Social Work from the University of Maryland. Dr. Smith has worked in child and protective services, managed a multi-county respite care program, served as a senior researcher for the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and been a planner and program analyst for Montgomery and Howard County, Maryland, overseeing a wide variety of human service programs (e.g., aging and disability, child welfare, behavioral health, housing and homelessness, consumer protection). Dr. Smith’s research interests include cost-effectiveness, decision making, and home and community based services for older adultS.


Stacy Stoddard, LCMFT, received her graduate degrees from Yale University and John F Kennedy University. She specializes in the treatment of trauma and PTSD, and has worked both in education and the clinical field. She is currently a trauma therapist at The Counseling Center in Towson, and her previous work experience includes private practice, school settings, nonprofits, and trauma consulting with the Public Defender’s Office. She most recently was an Adjunct Faculty at Florida State University, and has a broad history of presenting at and creating trauma workshops.


Henrietta Taylor HeadshotTAYLOR, HENRIETTA

Ms. Henriette Taylor received a dual BA from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire in Political Science and English Liberal Arts in 1994 and completed her MSW with a concentration in Community, Policy and Administration from Jane Addams, School of Social Work in May 2004. Her work in the non-profit arena began at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago searching for fundraising opportunities for those with physical challenges and has evolved over the last several years into working with at-risk, adolescent populations.

Ms. Taylor has more than 15 years of health care experience, including expertise in adolescent health, qualitative research, knowledge transfer, and program management. Ms. Taylor’s previous experience includes serving as Director of Research for the Male Advocacy Network, Policy Associate for Altarum and Program Manager at S.O.M.E.

Ms. Taylor has researched and identified health disparities found in the life cycles of males, specifically focusing on the reproductive health of adolescents. Ms. Taylor’s experience as a direct service provider in social and educational settings with at-risk adolescent populations as well as low-income families which has provided her with unique insight on various complex issues facing today’s youth.

Ms. Taylor currently serves as a Director of Community Schools for the Promise Heights program through the University of Maryland, School of Social Work and has received the NASW Field Instructor of the Year Award. Her role is to help build new community partnerships and to enhance collaboration among existing partners and stakeholders. The goal is to offer services and supports to the students and families of the school and to the community that promote academic success and improve overall well-being.


Lane Victorson received his MSW degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He has worked in community practice over 10 years and is currently a Faculty Field Instructor at the UMBSSW and the coordinator at the SWCOS Neighborhood and Peace Corps Fellow Program.