Community Members 2012
Bita Dayhoff, President and CEO, Community Action Council of Howard County
Joan Driessen, Director, Association of Community Services
Michelle Glassburn, President, MakingChange
Andrea Ingram, Executive Director, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
Julie Keough, CEO, E-Structors
Stephen Martin, Account Executive, FEI Systems
Richard Ohnmacht, EVP, Commercial Sales Manager, PNC Bank
Jane O’Leary, Executive Director, Bridges to Housing Stability
Kelley Riddle, Community Advocate
Ex-Officio Members 2012
Tom Carbo, Director, Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development
Charlene Gallion, Director, Howard County Department of Social Services
Jack Kavanagh, Board Chair Person, Director, Howard County Department of Corrections
Patricia Keeton, Executive Dir. of Workforce Development, Howard Community College
Nancy Lewin, Director of Health Policy and Planning, Howard County Health Department
Diane Martin, Director, Family and Community Services, Howard County Public School System
Lois Mikkila, Director, Howard County Department of Citizen Services
Francine Trout, Administrator, Howard County Office of Workforce Development
Donna Wells, Executive Director, Howard County Mental Health Authority
Committees and Initiatives
Plan to End Homelessness
In 2010 The Board adopted the “Plan to End Homelessness,” which was the culmination of the dedicated work of the Committee to End Homelessness. The Plan outlines strategies to end homelessness in Howard County and reflects best practices nationwide. It will be one of the key focus areas for the board. To view the Plan to End Homelessness in Howard County click here.
The Board has also created three additional committees: Ending Hunger; Asset Development and Preservation; Earning Power. These key areas are foundational to the abilities of families to reach and maintain self-sufficiency. The Board will work to increase community participation and service provider collaboration in identifying actions to support these focus areas.
As another example of the Board's ongoing efforts, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman recently announced that Elkridge-based E-Structors, Inc., a leading company in the electronics recycling industry, is launching an “Electronic Asset Recovery Technician Apprenticeship Program” at their warehouse facility to support job seekers reentering the workforce. The apprenticeship program grew out of the work of the Board to Promote Self-Sufficiency. Click here for more information on the new apprenticeship program.
To view the 2012 Board to Promote Self Sufficiency Annual Report, please click here.