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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.

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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

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Founder & Executive Director

Sheri Lumsden

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Director of Operations, Human Resources, & Volunteer Coordination

Cedric Grant

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Chief Financial Officer

Jordan Borkoski

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Director of Development & Communications

Michael Brown

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SSVF Director & Facilities Manager

Diana Ferguson, Ed.D

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SSVF Deputy Director

Erica Stanley

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Celebration Housing Coordinator & Permanent Housing Coordinator

Betty Patterson

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Coordinator of Permanent Housing Case Management

Dr. Daniel Jarvis

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HIV Housing Coordinator

Saytia Ford-Simms

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Temporary Housing Manager

Antoinese Watkins

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Temporary Housing Manager

Staff

Karen Boyd

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Permanent Housing Assistant

Aisha Hubbard

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Celebration Housing Case Manager

Rhonda Horton

Rhonda

Celebration Housing Case Manager

Ashlee Jeffers

Ashlee

Celebration Housing Case Manager

Wanda Martin

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Celebration Housing Housing Specialist

Malcolm Coley

Malcolm

Celebration Housing Veteran Peer Advocate

Karen Thomas

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Family Stability & Shelter Diversion Lead Case Manager & Housing Specialist

Rokia Foster

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Family Stability & Shelter Diversion Case Manager & Housing Specialist

Shonelle Ricks-Calhoun

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SSVF Lead Case Manager & HMIS Specialist

Solema Horton

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SSVF Intake Specialist

Patricia Anderson

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SSVF Case Manager

Loretta Pretlow

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SSVF Case Manager

Tyrhonda Josey

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SSVF Case Manager

Larry Smith

Larry

SSVF Veteran Peer Advocate

Renee Curry

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SSVF Veteran Peer Advocate

Michael Rowlett

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SSVF Veteran Peer Advocate

Carrie Williams

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SSVF Employment Specialist

Diane Boulware

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SSVF Housing Specialist

Helen Daniel

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SSVF Community Coordinator

Carrie Williams

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SSVF Employment Specialist

Leatrice Cooper

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Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

James Davis

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Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

Glendora Liverpool

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Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

Wilhelmina Nelson

Wilhelmina

Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

Latarsha Robinson

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Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

Shana Black

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Permanent Housing Outreach Counselor

Margaret Stamm

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Accounting Assistant

Donna Wheeler

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Accounting Assistant

Michael Banks

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Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

Kynda Beard

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Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

Nancy Goldblatt

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Temporary Housing Therapist

Riccardo Burkardt

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Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

Theresa Newman

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Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

Leon Shade

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Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

Diane Gervasio

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Ryan White A Outreach/Intake Specialist & Receptionist

Yvette Allmond

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HIV Housing & Health Case Manager

Joy Bell

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Ryan White Psycho-Social B

Louise Bounds

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Ryan White Psycho-Social B

Nakita Quinn

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Ryan White Psycho-Social A & B

Kathy Bennet

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Ryan White Psycho-Social A

David Holland

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Ryan White Psycho-Social A

James Wells

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Ryan White Psycho-Social A

Nathan Thomas

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Temporary Housing On-Call Advocacy Counselor

Vonzella Foster

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Temporary Housing On-Call Advocacy Counselor

Paulette Boone

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Temporary Housing Overnight Advocacy Counselor

Tracy Glenn

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Temporary Housing Overnight Advocacy Counselor

Juanita Watkins-Moore

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Temporary Housing Overnight Advocacy Counselor

Kathryn Taylor

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Temporary Housing Nurse

Donthia Browne

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Temporary Housing Advocacy Counselor

Hope Sanders

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Co-Executive Assistant

Barbara Larcom

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Co-Executive Assistant

Russell Hoffses

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Information Technologist

Yael Ben-Chaim

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Volunteer Specialist

Jayson Thomas

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Data & Grants Administrator

Rosland Russell

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Food Coordinator

Nia Hampton

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Communications Specialist

George Taylor

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Facilities Maintenance Worker

Robert Dangerfield

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Facilities Maintenance Worker

Jerome Cobb

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Board of Directors

Dr. Gregory Branch

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Board President

Charles Phillips

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Board Secretary & Treasurer

Franklin Lee

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Board Member

Johnny Martin

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Board Member

Lucas Matesa

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Board Member

Thomas McCarthy

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Board Member

Lawrence Richardson

Lawrence

Board Member

Arthur (Gene) Severance

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