Beth Benner - Executive Director

Beth is an executive who has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to working with organizations that serve children and families. With extensive experience in areas ranging from management and strategic planning to team building and design/construction, she has proven success in both startups and established organizations. Her combination of financial acumen (a former CPA) and extensive construction and project management experience allows her to build teams and deliver high quality results. 

With a career that ranges from public accountant to Executive Director spanning industries from zoological parks to healthcare construction, Beth has been able to bring financial management, team building and construction expertise to high and low profile projects both large and small. Currently, as Executive Director of Women's Housing Coalition, she guides the non-profit in its provision of housing and supportive social services to homeless women and children in Baltimore City. 

Beth spent 8 years leading a team for Children's National Medical Center that ran the design and construction of over $400 million of new construction and renovations for a standalone, teaching and research hospital. She has also led the team that took Port Discovery (the Baltimore Children's Museum) from concept to opening by supervising everything from design, construction and budget to initial staffing and operational start up. At the Baltimore Zoo, she led a nationally recognized team to create a comprehensive physical plan for the facility and complete the first component (a polar bear exhibit) of that plan. Prior to becoming a project manager, Beth was the Financial Vice President/Controller of The Shelter Group. She began her career at Deliotte, Haskins & Sells.

A graduate of Bucknell University and a former CPA, Beth has had the unique benefit of working with Walt Disney Imagineers, nationally acclaimed museum consultants, and excellent designers, architects, engineers and contractors to develop into an executive with unique combination of team building, critical thinking and problem solving skills while working to better the community in which she lives. 


Program Staff
Roman Swilley, Program Director

 Ernestine Brown, Jenkins Case Manager 
Dachon Caroll, Family Case Manager 
Tracie Doi, Calverton Resident Counselor

Alaina Elam, Bennett Resident Counselor
Veronica Lathan, Bennett Case Manager
Christine Pridgen, Jenkins Resident Counselor
David Ramsey,
Calverton Case Manager

Ann Tindall, Calverton Resident Counselor 
Maria Wetherington, Family Case Manager 
Administrative Staff
 Jon Adjoodani, Senior Maintenance Technician
Cristino Arocho, Senior Accountant
Ed Parks, Compliance Manager/Accountant
Sofronia Knight, Property Manager

Sarah Long, Development Manager
Keishawna Griffin, Development Assistant
Carolyn Gardner, Office Manager  




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