Valerie E. Rivera-Maldonado will help plan and implement the main programs at Dundalk Renaissance. Before joining Dundalk Renaissance, Valerie was a Program Assistant at Leadership Howard County. In her position, she worked with community leaders at Howard County in the two primary programs, Leadership Premier and Leadership U, creating social awareness in this county. In 2021, she was a client services representative and coordinator for the diabetes self-management and minority outreach programs at the Esperanza Center with Catholic Charities of Baltimore. She served as a client advocate and managed, designed, and implemented the programs. Valerie brings experience serving vulnerable populations in [...]
Stevie has over seven years of experience as an Operations Coordinator in Homeless Services combined in Metropolitan Baltimore and Washington, DC and 80+ hours of counseling as Master Resiliency Trainer. Originally from Summersville, SC, he enjoys reading, running and walking through local trails. Stevie holds a Bachelor of Science from Claflin University.
Lisa brings with her 20 years in the subsidized Housing Industry from front desk clerk, housing coordinator, inspector, to inspection supervisor. She previously worked at the Baltimore Regional Housing Partnership (BRHP) a Non-profit Baltimore Mobility Program that provided over 4,000 low- income families expanded housing in opportunity areas across the Baltimore region. Lisa is looking forward to working with and counseling families and individuals to achieving their goals to self-sufficiency and becoming first time home buyers. When not at Dundalk Renaissance Lisa enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Amanda came to DRC in 2020 as part-time development manager. A licensed practical nurse of 15+ years with a master’s degree in nonprofit management, Amanda lives in Dundalk and loves the quality of life it affords her family, thanks to ample waterfront parks and affordable housing. She believes that nonprofits driven by active donors, investors, and volunteers are the strongest organizations. Amanda stays busy by not only supporting her town through DRC, but by serving other human-services nonprofits, being a parent, camping, cooking, and biking. Amanda, her husband, and their daughter live between the Inverness and West Inverness neighborhoods of Dundalk and they love supporting local restaurants [...]
Sonya brings with her 12 years of working in financial services in banking institutions—including two years of financial counseling at Operation Hope (www.operationhope.org). She is a Frostburg alumnus and received her MBA from the University of Maryland. Sonya does this work because she likes to be able to help people take control of their finances and help them fulfill personal goals like buying a home. “Banks always provide general denial reasons, but I can take it a step further. I can provide the guidance and foundation they need to get approved in the future.” When Sonya’s not at work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, taking vacations to preferred beach [...]
Nicholas grew up in this community and is thrilled to be working for Dundalk Renaissance. He brings a breadth of experience doing outreach to businesses in past positions at Best Western, Texas Roadhouse, and Sparrows Point Country Club, as well as a tremendous depth of experience engaging and managing volunteers and producing events of all kinds. He has worked in theater for years and started his own theater company. He understands the difficulties of running a business and making numbers work, be it for a nonprofit or for a restaurant.
Meghan Sweeney is excited to promote Dundalk, attract our next generation of home owners, and communicate a positive image of our community, its neighborhoods, parks, and businesses. Meghan has a BA in Broadcast Journalism and an MA in Strategic Communication from American University. She previously worked for the Baltimore Humane Society as their Marketing Coordinator. She has prior work experience in technical writing, developing marketing content, managing vendors, and in TV, radio, and video production.
Tasha began working at DRC in July 2014. She comes to us after being a stay-at-home mom to her three young children; prior to that she served as the scheduler for two Baltimore City mayors. With us, she's working with homeowners to improve housing stock with our home renovation programs, curb appeal upgrades and senior home repair projects. Tasha loves that she can be part of a grassroots organization that impacts lives and improves neighborhoods. With her husband and children, Tasha enjoys home ownership in new town home construction in Dundalk and loves our local spots, especially Vinny's!