Founding Board of Directors
Angela Wells, M.B.A. – President
Finance Director for Kaiser Permanente, has over sixteen years of analytic, planning, and management experience in non-profit acute healthcare, healthcare insurance and consulting environments. She has proven ability in managing relationships and business functions across multi-facility and multi-regional healthcare organizations, including experience within academic medical centers. Some of her key competencies include budgeting/forecasting, project management, process design, population health analysis, policy analysis, and change management. In addition to these competencies, Angela also holds a MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration & Policy.
Dr. Ashanti Woods – Vice President
A board-certified attending pediatrician for Mercy Medical Center, Family Health Canters of Baltimore. Dr. Woods has a great passion for the health outcomes and care delivery of youth. He has received a number of awards in his field, including The G. Bowers Mansdorfer Award for Primary Care presented by Mercy Medical Center, and the Primary Care Pediatrician Award, by the University of Maryland Ambulatory Center. He is currently a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on Family Health Center of Baltimore’s Children Initiative for Dental Outcome Improvement and Mercy’s Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Woods also has a variety of clinical publications, presentations, and televised medical segments to his credit.
Edward Walters, M.B.A. – Treasurer
A Senior Product Administration Manager in Mutual Fund and Trust Administration for T. Rowe Price. In this role, Ed actively contributes to and manages strategic initiatives that requires product design, launch, modification, pricing, policy, internal controls, and strategic analysis. Prior to joining the firm in 2015 he was Senior Vice President, head of product, research and retirement services with Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, where he chaired a number of the firm’s investment committees. Ed has several years of experience in working with non-profit organizations; most recently serving as a past trustee of the Philadelphia Russell Byers Charter School, chair of the Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and treasure of the Pi Omega Foundation. Ed has a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A in strategic management.
Stephanie Maddin, J.D. – Secretary
An attorney and serves as Legislative Counsel in the Washington, DC office of Earthjustice (the nation’s largest and oldest nonprofit environmental law firm.) She is a strategic energy and environmental policy professional with over 5 years of progressive experience across a broad range of energy and environmental policy advocacy sectors. Stephanie has proven ability to combine vision, professional and personal networks and political savvy to advance regulatory and legislative objectives. In addition, she has provided project management leadership on public policy and legislative campaigns, positioning organizational brand for cross sector recognition and collaboration. Stephanie serves on the executive councils and boards of area nonprofits like the Greater Baltimore Leadership Association and the Maryland-DC Audubon Society. Her legal and advocacy experience, in addition to her regional nonprofit leadership network, can be leveraged for the success of this new venture.
Upon receiving her degree in Public Health, Tammitha Lewis spent 3 years as an In-Home Behavioral specialist at Murray Adolescent training and treatment Academy, a residential treatment facility. She then became an educator in the Charlotte Mecklenburg school district, working with special needs children. She later became the youngest Program Coordinator of the Family Center’s Adolescent parenting Program organizing and providing services to teen mothers and other families in need of various interventions. After a short while, she increased her offerings to the Family Center and began to teach the parenting classes to parents of children ages birth-4 years old. At this point she turned towards her skills as an entrepreneur and began real estate investing which lead to her current role of founder/owner of Property Pros Inc., a small business dedicated to property renovation and preservation in Baltimore City and surrounding areas.
Sharone Brinkley-Parker, Ed.D
Director of Enrollment and Attendance for Baltimore City Public Schools, has over fifteen years of educational experiences from teaching to providing teachr development as an instructional leader. During her tenure as an educator, she implemented programs to support student’s social, academic, and emotional development using clinicians, community partners and wrap around service providers as well as promoted cultural awareness with adults who directly impact students. While growing as a professional educator, she studied trends in urban education while enrolled at Morgan State University and explored in-depth, the experiences of school and suspensions for African American males at the high school level. Through this exploration she was able to understand the impact of culture and the lack of cultural proficiency on adult interpretation of student behaviors. While earning her doctorate degree, she ignited her passion for the promotion of cultural awareness and cultural understanding of urban students by those providing service to them. There is a tremendous need for urban communities to be educated on issues that impact our children and Dr. Brinkley-Parker is excited about that work.
A Senior Analyst for the Maryland Hospital Association, whose mission is to provide hospitals and health systems leadership, advocacy, and education to help them better serve their communities. He must work in partnership with various regulatory agencies and hospital leadership to understand key issues and develop appropriate strategies to addressing those issues. Prior to joining the Maryland Hospital Association, Brian worked in strategic planning and decision support for area hospitals, analyzing the financial impact of care delivery and identifying opportunities to provide convenient and pertinent care to target populations. In addition to his professional experience, he also serves on the board of the Maryland Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Greater Baltimore Leadership Association.