Community

Community The Community Focus Area is supported by selected representatives from across UMB. The table below identifies the RTF focus area status of each recommendation or decision followed by a membership roster including the primary and deputy focus area leader. The following initiatives have been approved by senior leadership to move forward as part of the COVID-19 Recovery process.

Community Video Update

Erase the Digital Divide

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Take the lead in convening, championing, and investing in delivering comprehensive, high-quality internet service to every household, school, business, and nonprofit in our West Baltimore target area by bringing city, state and corporate partners together to address and meet the technical and financial requirements. Commit the expertise, talent, and industry connections of UMB’s Chief Information Officer and the University IT team to accomplishing this initiative. 
6/26/20  

Establish a vaccination clinic

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Establish a vaccination clinic in the health suite at the new Community Engagement Center that would provide the vaccinations required for children in kindergarten, pre-K, and entering seventh-graders as they prepare for each new school year.
  • Clinic would run for about four weeks – late August to mid-September.
  • Clinic would be open to all children of these school ages from throughout West Baltimore and particularly target schools from the Southwest Partnership area up to Promise Heights.
  • Clinic would partner with the Baltimore City Health Department, which would provide vaccines and coordinate recordkeeping.
  • BCPS and principals and community school coordinators would provide support and communications.
6/26/20  

Ramp Up UMB Communications with Community

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Add a community interest area to UMB website that provides information on COVID-19.
6/26/20  

Address Risk Management Needs for Volunteers and Staff

In Progress

DescriptionDate ApprovedExpected Completion
  • Provide and publicize UMB guidelines for community members visiting the campus and provide cloth masks for community members that have forgotten theirs.
6/26/20  

Focus Area Roster

Primary Focus Area Leader

Jane Shaab 
Associate Vice President Economic Development
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Executive Director, UM BioPark

Deputy Focus Area Leader

Brian Sturdivant, MSW
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Community Partnerships
University of Maryland, Baltimore

 

Focus Area Members

Jose Bahamonde-Gonzalez, JD 
Associate Dean for Professional Education and Pro Bono Initiatives 
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of  Law

Tonya Bell
Assistant Chief of Police
UMB Police
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Vanessa P. Fahie, PhD
Assistant Professor, Organizational Systems and Adult Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing
Member, UMB Diversity Advisory Council

Sarah Conolly Hokenmaier, MPA
Director of Operations
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing
UMB Staff Senate Representative

Laundette Jones, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Associate Director,  STAR-PREP (Postbaccalaureate Research and Education Program)
Deputy Director, Program in Health Equity and Population Health
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Larry Kushner
Associate Vice President, Office of Philanthropy & Annual Giving
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Susan F. Lawrence
Senior Government Affairs Specialist
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Thomas Leone
Deputy Chief of Police
UMB Police
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Kyle Locke, MS
Development Officer
University of Maryland Graduate School

Bronwyn Mayden, MSW
Executive Director, Promise Heights
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Gia Grier McGinnis, MS, DrPH
Executive Director, UMB CURE Scholars Program
University of Maryland, Baltimore

C. Daniel Mullins, PhD
Professor and Chair
PHSR Department
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Jenny Owens, ScD, MS
Assistant Dean, University of Maryland Graduate School 
Faculty Executive Director, Graduate Research Innovation District, "the Grid"

Michael Seipp
Executive Director, Southwest Partnership

Wendy E. Shaia, EdD, MSW
Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director
Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS)
The Positive Schools Center and Family Connections
University of Maryland School of Social Work

Barnard Smit, MFA
James McHenry Tech Center Cordinator
Community Engagement Center
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Ashley Valis, MSW
Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives and Community Engagement
University of Maryland, Baltimore

Anne Williams, DNP, MS, RN
Director of Community Health Improvement
University of Maryland Medical System

Susan Wozenski, JD, MPH
Chair, Family and Community Health
University of Maryland School of Nursing

 

Legal Advisors

Allison Levin, JD
Staff Attorney
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore 

Arthur (Skip) Rose, JD
University Counsel
Office of University Counsel
University of Maryland, Baltimore