About Our Team

Our Success is Due in Large Part to Our Team.

At St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, our team has a shared purpose helping people move beyond poverty. It’s a mission our staff members pursue relentlessly, with dedication, determination, and a deep sense of satisfaction that comes from knowing they are making a difference.

For information on the hiring process, please call 410-662-0500.

OUR team


Shainna Ashe
Program Administrator, Early Head Start
Syma Bajwa
Chief People Officer
Alexis Banks
Director, Rapid Re-housing
Ed Brown
Chief Financial Officer
Mark Cail
Director of Facilities
Tasha Chance
Veteran Housing Services Director
Olutunde Clarke
Vice President, Child and Family Services
Ronda Cox
Director, Family Services, Head Start
April Ferguson
Senior Director, Shelter Services
Leroy Fowlkes
Senior Director of Shelter Services
Yao Gnangui
Senior Director of Data and Quality
Tami Gosheff
Senior Director of Annual Giving and Major Gifts
Mary Helfrich
Chief Advancement Officer
Latasha Hicks
Director, Education
Laurie Holmes
Senior Director of Grants Funding
Jason Ledney
Director, IT
Michele Martin-Jones
Director, Permanent Supportive Housing
Jarrell McRae
Chief Operating Officer
Crystal Pitt
Vice President, Homeless Services
William Senft
Senior Director of Real Estate and Development
John J. Schiavone
President & CEO
Cody Selbert
Director, Talent Acquisition & Compensation
Bryan Straathof
Majid Zaghari
Vice President, Enterprises


St. Vincent de Paul Board of Directors


Chima Dike
SVDP Board Chair, Constellation
Christian Beach
SVDP Board Vice-Chair, M&T Bank
Amy Myers
SVDP Board Treasurer, University of Maryland Medical System
Beverly Sikora
SVDP Board Secretary, BGE

At Large Members

Bailey Ames – Steer, LLC

Annie Applegate – Community Volunteer

Deborah Baker – John Hopkins Medical Institutions

LaShuan Bethea – National Center for Assisted Living

Craig Bowden – SC&H Capital

Lucas Carpenter – PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Brian Deffaa – LifeBridge Health

Rev. Kevin Ewing – Catholic Community of South Baltimore

John A. FrankJr. – Pinnacle CNC, Inc.

Robert Helm – Robert W. Helm PLLC

John Holtzman – Foundation Financial Advisors, Inc.

Elsy Mejia – Lived Experience Member

Marissa Oeste- Whiting-Turner

Ben O’Neil – McGuireWoods LLP

Alan Pultyniewicz – Dept. Of Solid Waste

Todd Reinecker – PilieroMazza, PLLC

Jasmine Richardson- T. Rowe Price

Tawanda Saffore – Transamerica

Jennifer Squillario – DLA Piper

Shane Tanzymore – Ford Motor Company

John Schiavone, President & CEO

Lamar Wallace – Salesforce Solutions

Peter Whitney – Brown Advisory Corp.

Baltimore Council Board of Directors


Alan Pultyniewicz, Council Board President/Board Chair

Mike Roanhouse, Council Board Vice President/Vice Chair

Yvonne Taylor, Council Board Treasurer

Cynthia Halloran, Council Board Secretary

Rev. Gemechu Y. Raga, C.M., Council Board Spiritual Advisor

At Large Members

Leslie Mansfield

Kathy Schiek

Myrna Stuart

Darlene Thomas

Rochelle Woodland

Michael Yachera

St. Vincent de Paul Foundation Board of Directors


John A. Frank, Jr., Chair

Richard Du Val, Jr., Vice Chair

David Brown, Treasurer

Paul Capriolo, Secretary

John J. Schiavone, President & CEO

At Large Members

Joseph W.G. Brooks

Glenn Falcao

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