Amelia Meman, Peer Leader: Amelia offers support to fellow AmeriCorps members and helps strengthen the Volunteer Maryland initiative through marketing and outreach. Amelia is a recent graduate from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), where she earned her BA in Gender Studies. For the last two years, she has worked with the Women’s Center at UMBC to strengthen the department’s overall mission to promote the advancement of women and other minorities on UMBC’s campus. Amelia currently lives in Baltimore and is interested in social justice, pop culture, and her cat, Yoshimi.
Chelsea Goldsmith, Peer Leader: Chelsea works to support the Volunteer Maryland Coordinators by connecting them with people and resources which help them meet their missions. She served as a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator in VM Class 27 at the Baltimore Urban Debate League, where she recruited community members to enhance the educations of Baltimore City Public School students. Chelsea is an active volunteer in her corner of SE Baltimore and at museums & cultural events across the city. She holds a BA in English and American Studies from Wesleyan University.
Kerry Ose, Outreach Manager: Kerry is responsible for program marketing, outreach, and partnership development including recruitment and selecting Volunteer Maryland Sites and Coordinators. Kerry served as a Volunteer Maryland Peer leader in VM Class 25 and as a Coordinator in VM Class 24 at Baltimore Neighborhoods, Inc. Kerry holds a PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has worked as a writer and college instructor, and she currently lives in Columbia.
Nicki Fiocco, Program Manager: Nicki is responsible for monitoring, training and evaluating Volunteer Maryland Coordinators and Service Sites. Nicki served as a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator in VM Class 24 at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, this was the beginning of a serious focus on community engagement and volunteer management. Nicki holds a BA in Geography and Environmental Science from University Maryland Baltimore County.
Patrice Beverly, Director: Patrice takes a lead role in staff supervision, fund raising and financial management, evaluation, and training. Patrice served as a Regional Coordinator in 2002 and as a Volunteer Maryland Coordinator in 2001. Her VMC year was spent in beautiful Annapolis at the Anne Arundel County Board of Education working with teachers and students to strengthen service-learning. Patrice holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Towson University.