Our History

Project PLASE was founded by Frank Dearden, Miriam Wallace, Eric Bergerson, Gregory M. Hunter, and Mary C. Slicher to remedy the lack of housing and resources available to Baltimore’s homeless citizens. Originating as a Walk-In Center for those experieincing homelessness, PLASE opened its first housing facility in 1978. It now has two temporary housing facilities and is in the process of converting an old elementary school in Irvington, Baltimore into 88 permanent and temporary affordable housing units.

Meet the team

We are a group of passionate people, dedicated to make a difference in the lives of the homeless individuals we serve.

STAFF DIRECTORS

MARY SLICHER, LCSW-C

Founder & Executive Director

SHERI LUMSDEN

Director of Operations, Human Resources, & Volunteer Coordination

CEDRIC GRANT

Chief Financial Officer

JORDAN BORKOSKI

Director of Development & Communications

MICHAEL BROWN

SSVF Director & Facilities Manager

DIANA FERGUSON, ED.D

SSVF Deputy Director

ERICA STANLEY

Celebration Housing Coordinator & Permanent Housing Coordinator

BETTY PATTERSON

Coordinator of Permanent Housing Case Management

DR. DANIEL JARVIS

HIV Housing Coordinator

SAYTIA FORD-SIMMS

Temporary Housing Manager

ANTOINESE WATKINS

Temporary Housing Manager

STAFF

KAREN BOYD

Permanent Housing Assistant

AISHA HUBBARD

Celebration Housing Case Manager

RHONDA HORTON

Celebration Housing Case Manager

ASHLEE JEFFERS

Celebration Housing Case Manager

WANDA MARTIN

Celebration Housing Housing Specialist

MALCOLM COLEY

Celebration Housing Veteran Peer Advocate

KAREN THOMAS

Family Stability & Shelter Diversion Lead Case Manager & Housing Specialist

ROKIA FOSTER

Family Stability & Shelter Diversion Case Manager & Housing Specialist

SHONELLE RICKS-CALHOUN

SSVF Lead Case Manager & HMIS Specialist

SOLEMA HORTON

SSVF Intake Specialist

PATRICIA ANDERSON

SSVF Case Manager

LORETTA PRETLOW

SSVF Case Manager

TYRHONDA JOSEY

SSVF Case Manager

LARRY SMITH

SSVF Veteran Peer Advocate

RENEE CURRY

SSVF Veteran Peer Advocate

MICHAEL ROWLETT

SSVF Veteran Peer Advocate

CARRIE WILLIAMS

SSVF Employment Specialist

DIANE BOULWARE

SSVF Housing Specialist

HELEN DANIEL

SSVF Community Coordinator

CARRIE WILLIAMS

SSVF Employment Specialist

LEATRICE COOPER

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

JAMES DAVIS

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

GLENDORA LIVERPOOL

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

WILHELMINA NELSON

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

LATARSHA ROBINSON

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

SHANA BLACK

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

MARGARET STAMM

Accounting Assistant

DONNA WHEELER

Accounting Assistant

MICHAEL BANKS

Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

KYNDA BEARD

Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

NANCY GOLDBLATT

Temporary Housing Therapist

RICCARDO BURKARDT

Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

THERESA NEWMAN

Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

LEON SHADE

Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

DIANE GERVASIO

Ryan White A Outreach/Intake Specialist & Receptionist

YVETTE ALLMOND

HIV Housing & Health Case Manager

JOY BELL

Ryan White Psycho-Social B

LOUISE BOUNDS

Ryan White Psycho-Social B

NAKITA QUINN

Ryan White Psycho-Social A & B

KATHY BENNET

Ryan White Psycho-Social A

DAVID HOLLAND

Ryan White Psycho-Social A

JAMES WELLS

Ryan White Psycho-Social A

NATHAN THOMAS

Temporary Housing On-Call Advocacy Counselor

VONZELLA FOSTER

Temporary Housing On-Call Advocacy Counselor

PAULETTE BOONE

Temporary Housing Overnight Advocacy Counselor

TRACY GLENN

Temporary Housing Overnight Advocacy Counselor

JUANITA WATKINS-MOORE

Temporary Housing Overnight Advocacy Counselor

KATHRYN TAYLOR

Temporary Housing Nurse

DONTHIA BROWNE

Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

HOPE SANDERS

Co-Executive Assistant

BARBARA LARCOM

Co-Executive Assistant

RUSSELL HOFFSES

Information Technologist

YAEL BEN-CHAIM

Volunteer Specialist

JAYSON THOMAS

Data & Grants Administrator

ROSLAND RUSSELL

Food Coordinator

NIA HAMPTON

Communications Specialist

GEORGE TAYLOR

Facilities Maintenance Worker

ROBERT DANGERFIELD

Facilities Maintenance Worker

JEROME COBB

Janitor

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DR. GREGORY BRANCH

Board President

CHARLES PHILLIPS

Board Secretary & Treasurer

FRANKLIN LEE

Board Member

JOHNNY MARTIN

Board Member

LUCAS MATESA

Board Member

THOMAS MCCARTHY

Board Member

LAWRENCE RICHARDSON

Board Member

ARTHUR (GENE) SEVERANCE

Board Member

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