Ken Jiretsu is a community advocate and activist in Baltimore’s Transgender Community. He is the Executive Director of Hearts and Ears Inc. LGBTQIA+ Wellness and Recovery Center where he provides peer support, and handles social media, outreach and training in the center. Prior to his work in behavioral health peer support, Ken was one of […]

Jabari Lyles is an educator, community organizer and consultant with over 15 years of experience leading initiatives which emphasize his passions for people, education and justice. Currently, Jabari is the Director of LGBTQ Affairs at the Office of the Mayor in Baltimore City, where he supports and advises Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and local […]

Franklin N. McNeil, Jr., a Community Consultant with PNC Bank’s Greater Maryland Community Development Banking Team, is a 1983 graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy. In his role as a community consultant, he partners with non-profit organizations to find creative financial solutions to community needs through services and resources in addition to identifying lending […]

Eric L. Anderson is the Assistant Pastor at Grace of God Ministries, under the leadership of Pastor Shelly M. Anderson. Eric is also President of The Coalition of Baltimore HIV Providers (CBHIVP). Eric has worked for The University of Maryland Center Department of Infectious Diseases for 20 years as a case manager and he believes […]

Bryanna A. Jenkins, Esq. is a civil rights attorney and a proud South Baltimore native, from the Curtis Bay-Brooklyn neighborhood. She is the current 2020-2021 George N. Lindsay legal fellow at the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC. She earned a J.D. at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL […]