Career Readiness Work Group


  • Robert Embry (Bonnie Legro and Melanie Styles), President & CEO- The Abell Foundation, Chair

Postsecondary Subgroup:

  • Cassie Motz, Executive Director- College Bound Foundation, Vice Chair
  • April Bell, Director, College and Career Readiness- Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Jason Botel, Executive Director- Maryland CAN
  • Sheldon Caplis, Director of Community Relations- OneMain Financial
  • Ronald Daniels (Hilary Roxe), President- Johns Hopkins University
  • Nick Greer, Managing Director of Programs- Thread
  • Cristina Lopez, Director of Say Yes Candidacy for Baltimore- Baltimore Community Foundation
  • Gordon May, President- Baltimore City Community College
  • Wes Moore, Founder- Bridge EDU
  • Nancy Shapiro (Tiffani Williams and DeWayne Morgan), Associate Vice Chancellor for Education and Outreach/Special Assistant to the Chancellor- University of Maryland System
  • Kara Turner, Assistant Provost- Morgan State University
  • Jan Wagner (Angela Harrison), Executive Director- Central Scholarship
  • Ken Westary, Vice President- Community College of Baltimore County

Workforce Subgroup:

  • Jason Perkins-Cohen, Executive Director- Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Vice Chair
  • Michael Carey (Matt Bernardy), Executive Dean, Continuing Education- Community College of Baltimore County
  • Linda Dworak, Director, Baltimore Workforce Funders Collaborative- Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers
  • Allison Gerber, Program Associate- Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Marci Hunn, Program Director, Workforce Development- Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
  • Joseph Jones (Moses Hammett), President & CEO- Center for Urban Families
  • Mary Sloat, Assistant Director- Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
  • Tanya Terrell, Director, Workforce Development- Associated Black Charities
  • Michael Thomas, Director, Learning to Work- Baltimore City Public Schools
  • David Warnock, President- Camden Partners/Chair, Greater Baltimore Committee
  • Michele Whelley, Owner- Whelley Consulting, LLC